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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory MacLean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: A Brush with the Bottle

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 Sarah Falkingham


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

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

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


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Marching All Together

Paul McKenzie accompanies Prairie View A&M
University's incredible Marching Storm band from their rural campus in Texas to battle it out in a competition at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Along the way he discovers the unique history and vibrant culture of the marching bands from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) of America. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Paul McKenzie
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and guests provide insight into the ideas and issues of the election campaign, producer Zillah Watson Meet the political editors: page 22 The telegenic cabinet: page 26


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Zillah Watson

: 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 Paul O'Keeffe Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show .

7/8. This could be your last chance to have your voting intentions misinformed by the satirical stylings of Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Jon Holmes and the rest of the gang. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes Neil Kinnock , Chris Patten and David Steel. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Holy Trinity Church of England School, Crawley, West Sussex. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: David Steel.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Death of Faith

Venice is a place of corruption and concealment, and in this story a policeman, Commissano Brunetti , has to delve into the mysteries of the Church, when a young nun comes to him with an unlikely story. By Donna Leon , dramatised by Nick McCarty.
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Commissano Brunetti
Story By: Donna Leon
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty.
Director: Jane Morgan
Brunetti: Danny Webb
Paola: Emma Gregory
Vianello: Steve Hodson
Eletta: Jenny Funnell
Padre Pio: Michael Jayston
Signorina Lerini: Angela Pleasence
Maria Testa: Tracy Kearney
Donatella: Ann Bell
Chiara: Tilly Gaunt
Raffi: Sam Collard
Patta: Douglas Livingstone
Miotti: Peter Acre
Da Pre: Philip Fox
Contessa Crivoni: Frances Jeater
Voice of Venice: Valerie Sarruf

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, with Ritula Shah.
Producer Vibeke Venema
EMAIL: womanshouri>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]19


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

The Danish actress Connie Nielsen talks to Francine Stock about her role opposite Russell Crowe in Gladiator and working in Denmark for the first time with her new film Brothers, released on Friday 6 May. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Connie Nielsen
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Russell Crowe

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic 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

Kate Mosse and her guests Peter Kemp , Jim White and Amanda Vickery review the cultural highlights of the week.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Brush with the Bottle

1/2. Drinking with Cowboys. Andy Mayer , recovering alcoholic, tells the story of his love affair with drink and how he survived it. Andy traces his descent into alcohol-dependence, from his childhood fascination with saloon-bar cowboys at the movies to the isolation and desperation he faced as an addicted adult. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Andy Mayer

: The Archive Hour: Building on Hope Street

Liverpool resident Charlie Lambert tells the story of the creation of the city's Anglican Cathedral on Hope Street. It took 75 years to complete, contained the world's biggest organ, dwarfed any other cathedral in the UK, and was built using styles and techniques from previous centuries. This programme includes archive recordings of the architect Giles Gilbert Scott and fresh interviews with the people who worked all their lives on building Scott's design. There is also a look at the role the building has played in the life of the city and how the cathedral has worked with the Catholic Cathedral at the other end of Hope Street. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charlie Lambert
Unknown: Giles Gilbert Scott

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

3/9. The Jewel in the Crown. The rape in the Bibighar Gardens brings Daphne and Hari's relationship to a painful conclusion. Paul Scott 's four novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India. This episode is dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Shiv Grewal and Rob Hastle Music by Raiomond Mirza : Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Shiv Grewal
Played By: Rob Hastle
Music By: Raiomond Mirza
Miss Crane: Phyllida Law
Poulson: John Rowe
Lily: Josephine Welcome
Merrick: Mark Bazeley
Daphne Anna: Maxwell Martin
Sgt Singh: Ravin J Ganatra
Aunt Shalini: Nina Wadla
Hari Kumar: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Sharma: Ronny Jhutti
Reid: Stephen Hogan
Dr Klaus: Susan Jameson

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

4/5. Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Lord Broers examines nanotechnology, a term that has captured the public's imagination and given rise to a full range of emotions from admiration to fear of cataclysmic disaster. Are scientists and technologists really leading us into situations where molecular machines will self-replicate into uncontrollable "grey goo"? From the Gilmorehill Theatre, University of Glasgow.
Repeated from Wednesday


Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Round Britain Quiz

11/12. Teams from Northern Ireland and the Midlands join Nick Clarke for another round of the fiendish quiz.


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: A Map of British Poetry

10/12. Exile and Rootlessness. This week's theme centres on thoughts of home when abroad, and Britain as a home for the exiled of other cultures. Poet laureate
Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscape of British poetry, with contributions from Tom Phillips and Abdulrazak Gurnah , and poems by Robert Browning , Paul Muldoon , Edward Lear , John Donne , Moniza Alvi ,
DH Lawrence and Sir Walter Raleigh. The readers are Simon Russell Beale , lain Glen, Kenneth Cranham , Tom Courtenay and Jamie Glover. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Tom Phillips
Unknown: Abdulrazak Gurnah
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Edward Lear
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Moniza Alvi
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh.
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Jamie Glover.

: Classic Collection

3/5. The Bull Buyers. Peter, the Bull Buyer, approaches a widow intent on buying the animal that recently left her bereaved, but finds himself entering into a strange and surprising transaction. Written by Bryan MacMahon and read by Darragh Kelly. Producer Heather Larmour


Written By: Bryan MacMahon
Read By: Darragh Kelly.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Shakara, Dancehall Queen. By
Tess Onwueme. Shakara lives in a poor part of Lagos, Nigeria, but desperately wants more out of life. She sees her only hope for a better life in the city's nightclubs, where she is held in high regard by her fellow clubbers


Unknown: Tess Onwueme.

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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