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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard of the Order of Carmelites.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard

: Lent Talks

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell at 1.30pm


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly , producer chnsimpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson celebrates the foibles of family life. Producer John Sugar at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: John Sugar

: Excess Baggage

This week Sandi Toksvig takes a look at the joys and frustrations of hitching a ride. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: His Master's Choice

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Dog owner Clive Anderson takes a sideways look at how the invention of processed dog food in the 19th century helped turn man's best friend from bone eating animal into pampered pooch. The pioneer was
Charles Cruft. who created his famous dog show as a marketing tool. Anderson discovers that while Eastern countries like India are currently going through a dog-food sales boom, in the West there are calls for a return to raw meaty bones. Producer Laurence Gnsseli


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Charles Cruft.
Producer: Laurence Gnsseli

: Week in Westminster

Events in politics, discussed by Robert Shrimsiey. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robert Shrimsiey.
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories regions. Presented byKateAdie. producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by ChnsA Court. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at ypm
Win £100,000 off your mortgage: page 20


Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Now Show

1/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis front the topical sketch show, with Mitch Benn providing the music.
Marcus Brigstocke being angry/middle class,
Laura Shavin being a properly trained actress and J being picked on for being short. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Music: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Laura Shavin

: News

: Any Questions?

The former home secretary David Blunkett is on the panel that discusses questions put by an audience at the Sheffield Hallam University. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed]0444 email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Glee Club

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Set in 1962 in a South Yorkshire mining village adaptation of the Bush Theatre's successful stage play covers the lives of six miners and their singing group, using songs of the era. By Richard Cameron. Jackson
Music arranged and performed by Terry Mortimer Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Richard Cameron.
Unknown: Terry Mortimer
Director: Pauline Harris
Scobi: Steve Garti
Walt: Mike Burns
Bant: Colin Tarrant
Colin: Oliver Jackson
Phil: Terry Mortimer
Jack: Gerard Fletcher

: The Magic Lantern Ice-cream tub in Hand

2/2, From the third row of the balcony, ice-cream tub in hand, Michael Rosen recalls the magic of children's cinema and explores the reasons why certain film characters hold such an enduring appeal for children. Mary Poppins , The Love Bug, ET. Toy Story and Shrek are discussed by Jacqueline Wilson , Kim Reynolds and Peter Kramer , with contributions from children Cameron McLaren , Finn, Georgia, Harry and Noah stevenson and Charis Taplin.
producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Mary Poppins
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Kim Reynolds
Unknown: Peter Kramer
Unknown: Cameron McLaren
Unknown: Charis Taplin
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema
EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.Co.ukaCelebration of BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney

: Budget Statement

Response by the Scottish National Party.
5.00 Saturday PM News and sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon.
Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Penelope Cruz talks to Francine Stock about her new film Don't Move (Non Ti Muovere). Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Penelope Cruz
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Loose Ends

Another mix of music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Rosie Boycott.
Robert Sandall and Fiona Shaw review the cultural highlights of the week, including Richard Eyre 's new production of Hedda Gabler at the Almeida Theatre in London. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Rosie Boycott.
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Hedda Gabler
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Lent Talks

5/6 The Miracle Worker. Siobhan Redmond reads
Jeanette Winterson 's story about a life ruled by things to do. Another monologue for Lent inspired by ideas of temptation. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson

: The Archive Hour: The North/South Divide

Not long ago, the differences between England's north and south were only too clear - in accent, landscape, work, food and drink, and even the weather. Nowadays, the contrasts are less clear-cut. Southern-based northerner, Jim White , explores the ways in which increasing mobility, and changes in economics, climate and fashion seem to be making the country much more homogeneous. But old rivalries and assumptions remain, Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

6/6. Time Regained. Marcel is ravaged by despair at his own failures, when the simplest of discoveries awakens astonishing possibilities. Series of novels by Marcel Proust , dramatised by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wilby
Marcel: James Wilby
Young Marcel: Jonathan Firth
Gilberte: Harriet Walter
Baron de Charlus: Corin Redgrave
The Duchess: Sarah Kestelman
Odette: Jennifer Piercey
Young Odette: Imogen Stubbs
Albertine: Zoe Waites
Robert: Julian Ovenden
Andree: Rebecca Smart
Jupien: Kim Wall
Morel: Simon Treves
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Gilberte, a girl: Penny Rawlings
Marcel,a boy: Steven Williams

: The Moral Maze

8/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Round Britain Quiz

5/12. Another round of the challenging cryptic quiz. Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock of the Midlands challenge Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin of Northern Ireland. Chaired by Nick Clarke. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Stephen Maddock
Unknown: Brian Feeney
Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A Map of British Poetry

4/12. Mountains. Can we see a mountain without thinking of Wordsworth and the other Romantic poets? Presented by poet laureate Andrew Motion. With contributions from Robert Macfarlane and poems by Keats, Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins , Shelley, AE Housman and WH Auden. Readers are Tom Courtenay ,
Kenneth Cranham , Pete Postlethwaite and Simon Russell Beale.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Unknown: Robert MacFarlane
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Pete Postlethwaite
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale.

: Ghost Stories

2/5. The Shifting of the Sands. A cleric is sent to a remote coastal parish and soon realises that the rural community worship different gods from that of the Christian Church. A series of stories written by John Connolly. Read by Ian McDiarmid. Producer Lawrence Jackson


Written By: John Connolly.
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Play of the Week

Thing Earth - a Little Piece of Earth. From a shrimp farmer in Bangladesh to a tango dancer in Brazil, we all have our own special little piece of Earth.
British poet Glyn Maxwell makes a journey across the planet, looking at what it means to people the world over. Yoko Ono provides the soundtrack with her song I Love You, Earth, written two years John Lennon 's death


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: John Lennon

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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