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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres. Bishop of London.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: 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 Gabi Fisher Extended at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: and 8.25 Sports News

With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by wanderlust presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producer Kevin Dawson


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Rise and Fall of Confidential Magazine

The veteran American broadcaster Bob Booker tells the inside story of Confidential magazine, the scandal sheet that rocked Hollywood in the 1950s and spawned the tabloid era, with its promise to "tell the facts and name the names". Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Bob Booker
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Week in Westminster

The implications and events of the week's events in Politics, discussed by Peter Riddell. Editor Marie Jesseii


Unknown: Peter Riddell.
Editor: Marie Jesseii

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their 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 Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm Pay off your mortgage: page 16


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

2/8. Careering into the second show and realising that we're still weeks away from the general election,
Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the gang find some other aspects of modern life to dissect with the usual jumble Of Stand-up, sketches and songs. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Answering questions from an audience in Caversham, Berkshire, are minister for Constitutional Affairs David Lammy; shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Willetts; and Liberal Democrats Health spokesperson Sarah Teather. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the Chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Lammy
Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Sarah Teather.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbiedy
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Distant Echo

Late one night in the snow, four students stumble upon the body of a dead girl. Twenty-five years later the police mount a "cold case" review of the unsolved killing, giving the friends an opportunity to clear their names once ana for all. That is, until one of them dies in a suspicious nouse fire, and another in a burglary gone bad. it seems someone is still pursuing their own brand of justice. if the remaining two are to avoid becoming the next victim they need to find out for themselves what really happened back there, in the snow. By Val McDermid, dramatised by Bert Coules.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Author: Val McDermid
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Director: Lu Kemp
Lawson: Jimmy Chisholm
Graham John: Paul Hurley
Alex: Steven Cartwright
Weird: Michael Nardone
Davey: Matthew Pidgeon
Maclennan: Crawford Logan
Brian: Simon Donaldson
Karen: Claire Knight
Helen: Kirsten Murray
Lynn: Gayanne Potter

: The Sweet Pea Miracle

The remarkable story of the 1911 Daily Mail sweet-pea competition, which brought London to a standstill and a small miracle to the Scottish Borders, is told by MarkStephen. Producer Elaine Walker
Alan Titchmarsh has sweet memories: page 42


Producer: Elaine Walker
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Producer Vibeke Venema EMAIL: [email address removed]
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of ushers featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from [web address removed] and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presenter: Ritula Shah.

: SaturdayPM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench.
Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

The celebrated, Oscar-winning cinematographer
Jack Cardiff responsible for the look of such films as Black
Narcissus The Red Shoes and Girl on a Motorcycle, talks to Francine Stock. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Jack Cardiff
Unknown: Francine Stock.

: LooseEnds

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: SaturdayReview

The cultural highlights of the week, discussed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests, Terence Blacker , Howard Schuman and Denise Mina. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Howard Schuman
Unknown: Denise Mina.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: LentTalks

6/6. Expectations. Patrick Malahide reads Ruth Scott 's story about a man tempted to turn his fantasies into reality The last in a series of monologues for Lent on the theme Of temptation. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Ruth Scott

: The Archive Hour: House of the Future

Tent-like spacesuits wired for TV and radio, plastic dwellings with hovercraft and robots in the kitchen and anonymous foamy houses whose bedrooms move like the colours of Rubik's Cube. Crazy?
Or ahead of their time? Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen travels through five decades of the "house of the future", exploring how British architects have responded to the promise - and threat - of new technology. producer Tracey Logan

House of the Future
8.00pm R4
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen was positively quivering with enthusiasm as he described his Archive Hour programme on the weird homes that have been designed as visions of the future, as much for the fact that R4 had let him loose on some unsuspecting and deadly serious architects as for anything else. He says the more outlandish designs for houses can best be described as "a fantastic barometer of how society feels about itself at the time". Hence, in the fearful 50s "everyone hopes technology will sort everything out." And what of the Good Life-style craze in the 70s, including recycling your own poo to create energy? "How vile is that?" retorts LL-B. This is an absolute delight and he must be given a Radio 4 series! Jane Anderson radio editor


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Producer: Tracey Logan

: Classic Serial: The Diary of Adam and Eve

*A brilliant and affectionate satire, set in the Garden of Eden about the battle of the sexes. In a lesser-known work master storyteller Mark Twain imagines what life must have been like for the first man and woman as they try to understand who they are and why they have been put there. Dramatised by Martin Glynn. Producer Jenny Stephens : Director Peter Leslie Wild
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mark Twain
Dramatised By: Martin Glynn.
Producer: Jenny Stephens
Director: Peter Leslie
Eve Inika: Leigh Wright
Adam: Tom Goodman-Hill
God/Satan: Tyrone Huggins

: The Moral Maze

9/10 A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Steven Rose , Bruce Anderson , Ian Hargreaves and Rosie Boycott cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on one of the week's news stories.


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Bruce Anderson
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Rosie Boycott

: Round Britain Quiz

6/12 The Midlands team of Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock take on Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin of Northern Ireland in the cryptic challenge. Nick Clarke is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


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

: A Map of British Poetry

5/12. Labyrinths. How have poets responded to the experience of cities as labyrinthine places that make us feel both delightfully baffled and maddeningly lost at the same time? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from Lynda Neade and Nigel Coates and poems by William Blake , TS Eliot and Louis MacNeice. Readers lain Glen and Jamie Glover. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Lynda Neade
Unknown: Nigel Coates
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Readers: Louis MacNeice.
Unknown: Jamie Glover.

: Ghost Stories

3/5. Some Children Wander by Mistake. When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deeper behind the scenes than he would have liked. A series of stories written by John Connolly. Read by Alun Armstrong. Producer Lawrence Jackson


Written By: John Connolly.
Read By: Alun Armstrong.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson

: News

: Write On '

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Crises. By Mihai Ignat , the first play from this Romanian writer.
Decribed by the author as "tragedy or comedy", the play witnesses the spectacular beginning and consequent neurotic unravelling of the relationship between an unnamed couple. Flung together by accident, "He" and "She" embark on a chaotic journey of emotions, ultimately blaming each other for their own insecurities


Unknown: Mihai Ignat

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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.

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