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: Prayer for

the Day With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: O'Rourke 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 Extended


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy Shortened
PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel, explored by Sandi TokSVig. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Non-Stop Party People

In a village hall in Lincolnshire determined fans brave the cold of a February night to dance the night away. The only music on the turntable is by James Last. a German bandleader with a fanatical following. Paul Gambaccini goes in search of the non-stop party people to try to understand Last's enduring appeal. Producer Mark Rickards.


Unknown: James Last.
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Mark Rickards.

: Week in Westminster

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Robin Oakley presents the discussion programme about the week in politics. Editor Marie Jessel .
Week in Westminster will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting week. See www.radiotimes.com for revised programme information


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC 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
Your last chance to wave goodbye to your mortgage: v


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

4/8. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team will be raising the roof with a "Hey, Hey, Hey!" Or, failing that, they'll be making good jokes about topical issues. Repeated from yesterday
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from the first series of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]19


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Aylsham High School, Norfolk, puts questions on issues of the week to a guest panel. Repeated from yesterday


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: Stepniak

Martyn Wade 's bittersweet true love story of Olive Garnett , sister of the famous Russian translator,
Constance, who falls for a Russian expatriate whose charms hide a secret and a rather sinister past.
Charles Simpson
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Olive Garnett
Unknown: Charles Simpson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Olive Garnett: Justine Waddell
Stepniak: David Horovitch
Connie: Jennie Stoller
Edward: Charles Simpson
Olive Rossetti: Jasmine Hyde
Fanny: Elizabeth Bell

: Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song

1/3. The engaging double act of poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore analyse the words and music of popular songs. They begin the series by considering the art of the cover version. Their guest is singer Julie Felix , who discusses and performs her version of Bob Dylan 's s Masters of War. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Musicologist: Allan Moore
Singer: Julie Felix
Unknown: Bob Dylan

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer VibekeVenema EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
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.

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

The Assassination of Richard Nixon , based on true events in 1974, and starring Sean Penn , is discussed by Francine Stock.
Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Richard Nixon
Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicky Barranger


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: O'Rourke Talks

2/2 The Binds That Chafe
American satirist PJ O'Rourke skewers perceptions of Britain and America with his potent mix of candour and razor-Sharp wit. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Pj O'Rourke

: The Archive Hour: The Shanghai Sailors

'There were many Chinese seamen in the merchant navy fleet during the Second World War, and their dead were among those killed when U-boats torpedoed the Atlantic convoys. But after the war hundreds of Shanghai sailors were repatriated, many forced to leave behind their British-born wives and children. Ivan Howlett tells the story of those Chinese seafarers from Liverpool and hears from the children they were forced to leave behind, who have spent their lives trying to find out what really happened to their fathers. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Angela Hind

: Classic Serial: Flash for Freedom

212. The high adventures and low behaviour of the renowned bounder Sir Harry Flashman VC. Dramatised by George MacDonald Fraser from one of his celebrated novels. Now a reluctant agent of the Underground
Railroad - a secret organisation dedicated to helping escaped slaves - Flashman finds himself fleeing for dear life up the Mississippi River.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sir Harry Flashman
Dramatised By: George MacDonald Fraser
Director: Patrick Rayner
Old Flashman: Joss Ackland
Young Flashman: Rhys Meredith
Cassy: Ndidi Del Fatti
Crixus: Nigel Anthony
Randolph: Damian Lynch
Capt Spring: Christian Rodska
Lincoln: William Hope
Buck: Stuart Milligan
MrsPayne: Emily Wachter
Lt Comber: Robert Hastie

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

1/5. Technology Will Determine the Future of the Human Race
Lord Broers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, outlines the role that technology has played in shaping humanity's destiny and calls for a renaissance in technology and engineering to embrace the poorest as well as the richest communities. Tonight he talks about the need to harness technology on a vast and inclusive scale. From the Royal Institution, London. Introduced by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Wednesday


Introduced By: Sue Lawley

: Round Britain Quiz

8/12. A contest of cultural knowledge and lateral thinking between teams from Northern Ireland and Wales. With Nick Clarke in the chair.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: A Map of British Poetry

7/12. Not England. Much of British poetry is made up of poems that are nourished by a landscape that is decidedly not England. How have these places come into our poetry and what have they brought? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from Neal Ascherson and Joyce Macmillan and poems by Gwyneth Lewis. Linton Kwesi Johnson , Dylan Thomas , Nuala Nf Dhomhnaill and Robert Burns. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Neal Ascherson
Unknown: Joyce MacMillan
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis.
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Nuala Nf Dhomhnaill
Unknown: Robert Burns.

: Ghost Stories

5/5. The New Daughter
A young family moves into a house on whose land sits an old fairy fort. The father becomes aware of ancient forces beneath the ruin that seek to take his daughter from him. A story by John Connolly. Read by Niall Buggy . Producer Lawrence Jackson


Story By: John Connolly.
Read By: Niall Buggy
Producer: Lawrence Jackson

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

One by Richard Monks , the first of two linked plays, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor , is about an Anglican priest's personal struggle when he is revealed to be a homosexual


Unknown: Richard Monks
Unknown: Chiwetel Ejiofor

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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