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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Being Joe

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: OpenCountry

Exploring rural life across the UK. Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Sarah Falkinoham
Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah , Falkingham


Unknown: Sarah Falkinoham
Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Dr Giles Fraser.

: HomeTruths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Jacqueline Smith Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Tracking the Lincolnshire Poacher: The Number Stations

Tune into shortwave radio at the top of each hour and you will stumble upon a confusion of mysterious-sounding messages: voices reading random groups of numbers interspersed with noises and bizarre musical quotes such as the folk song The Lincolnshire poacher or Mantovani's
Swedish Rhapsody. These are the so-called "number stations". Nobody has ever admitted to broadcasting them, intelligence agencies have traditionally denied their use, and they are unlicensed. Simon Fanshawe embarks on thrilling detective journey into the clandestine world of radio cryptography, and attempts to solve one of the most unusual broadcast mysteries of all time, Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Simon Hollis

: TalkingPolltlc:s

Sheena McDonald and her guests provide fresh insight into the ideas and issues of the election campaign.
Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: 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 by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: MoneyBox

theworld of Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at ypm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

hosted bv Steve
6/8. Topical stand-up, sketches and song, hosted by Steve
Punt and Hugh Dennis. The show also stars Jon Holmes ,
Laura Shavin , Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn.

: News

: AnyQuestions?

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke is one of the panellists at Arrow Vale High School, Redditch,
Worcestershire, discussing the issues of the week.
Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: AnyAnswers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The New Lands of Charles Fort

Dylan Ritson 's witty and moving play is a fictional story that takes for its inspiration events in the life of Charles Fort, whose work led to the founding of the Fortean Society.
Director Rachel Stanton


Unknown: Dylan Ritson
Director: Rachel Stanton
Charles Fort: Allan Corduner
Annie Fort: Geraldine James
Constance: Alex Kelly
Librarian: Susan Jameson
Doctor: Stephen Hoqan

: ArmitageandMoore'sGuidetoSong

3/3. Joined by Nitin Sawhney , poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore explore the progressive music genre, taking in the likes of Kate Bush , Gentle Giant and Dragonforce. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Nitin Sawhney
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Musicologist: Allan Moore
Unknown: Kate Bush
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

Francine Stock discusses the new big screen adaptation of Douglas Adams 's The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Douglas Adams

: 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

The cultural highlights of the week, discussed by Kate Mosse and her guests Maria Delgado , Alan Strachan and Sarfraz Manzoor. producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Maria Delgado
Unknown: Alan Strachan
Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Being Joe

2/2. Michael Blastland describes scenes from the life of his severely disabled, autistic son Joe, whose behaviour has moved him to anger, exasperation and laughter - and to ask the shocking question: "is it possible that Joe isn't one of US?" Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Blastland

: The Archive Hour: A Cumberland Odyssey

A box of 78s left forgotten in Carlisle's Records Office leads Mike Harding on a journey retracing the story of two friends who, in the 1950s, embarked on a mission to preserve the traditional songs of Cumberland. With excerpts from those 78s and the memories of the children of the people who played on them, the way of life of Cumbrian farmers is vividly recalled. producer John Leonard


Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: John Leonard

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

2/9. The Jewel in the Crown. Daphne's friendship with Hari Kumar deepens as the relationship between Britain and India grows more violent. Four novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India, written by Paul Scott and dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Shiv Grewal , Rez Kempton , and Jason Chan Music by Raiomond Mirza ; Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Hari Kumar
Written By: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Shiv Grewal
Played By: Rez Kempton
Played By: Jason Chan
Music By: Raiomond Mirza
Director: Sally Avens
Daphne: Anna Maxwell Martin
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Lily: Josephine Welcome
Aunt Shalini: Nina Wadia
Sister Ludmilla: Susan Enqel
MissCrane: Phyllida Law
Mr Chaudhuri: Paul Bazely

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Scottish National Party.

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

3/5. Innovation and Management. Lord Broers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, calls for a renaissance in technology and engineering as the way to advance the welfare of the world. Tonight he argues for a new understanding of how technology can be turned into saleable and workable products in a global marketplace of ideas, research and expertise. From the Business School, University of Manchester. Presented by Sue Lawley . Shortened repeat from Wednesday


Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Round Britain Quiz

10/12. Diana Collecott , Philippa Gregory , Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander join Nick Clarke for another round of the fiendish quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Michael Alexander
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: A Map of British Poetry

9/12. Crowds and Cities. Crowded city streets can be oppressive and yet energising. Love as well as hate poems have been dedicated to the city by our poets, presented here by the poet laureate Andrew Motion. With contributions from Steve Pile and Elizabeth Wilson and poems by George Eliot , TS Eliot , John Gay , Roy Fisher , Oscar Wilde , Rosemary Tonks , John Betjeman , Maura Dooley and William Wordsworth. Readers are
Juliet Stevenson , Kenneth Cranham , Jamie Glover and Tom Courtenay. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Unknown: Elizabeth Wilson
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Rosemary Tonks
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Maura Dooley
Readers: William Wordsworth.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Tom Courtenay.

: Classic Collection

2/5. The Triangle. Mrs Morrissy 's predictable life with her predictable husband takes an unexpected turn when her cousin comes for a visit. Written by James Stephens and read by Pauline McLynn. Producer Heather Larmour


Unknown: Mrs Morrissy
Written By: James Stephens
Read By: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Gentle Art of Dying. Written by Claire Luckham , based on workshops with doctors and medical students. Using a mix of documentaries and drama, this offers a world perspective on death, the one thing that is certain in all our lives.


Written By: Claire Luckham

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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