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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: The Road to Nowhere

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 Mark Holdstock. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Dilly Barlow Shortened at 11pm PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: ExcessBaggage

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


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Strolling with Sartre .

Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher, novelist, playwngnt once called the "conscience of the world" - was a major figure in 20th-century Western culture. Marking the 100th anniversary of his birth, Miles Kington explores Sartre's Paris - from the Cafe de Flore, which was the scene of much of his creativity, to the cemetery in Montparnasse where he is buried with nis lifelong companion Simone de Beauvoir. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Simone de Beauvoir.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of The Independent reviews events behind the scenes in the past political week. Editor Mane Jessei


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Mane Jessei

: 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

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world or personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

2/9. Join the panellists as they wade through the week s biggest and smallest news stories in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Southport On Merseyside. Repeated from yesterday


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: Why the Whales Came

Everyone says the Birdman is mad and evil. But ne tells
Gracie and her friend Daniel of the curse of Samson Island and warns them to stay away. After they are stranded on the island by fog, Gracie returns home to learn of a tragic death. Could the curse be real? Written by Michael Morpurgo and dramatised by Roy Apps.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Written By: Michael Morpurgo
Dramatised By: Roy Apps.
Gracie: Sarah Badel
TheBirdman: David Bradley
Young Gracie: Rosie Day
Daniel: Rory Copus
Big Tim: Benedict Smith
Big Tim's mate: Ashley Jones
Clemmie: Jennie Funnell
Peter: Sam Dale
Mr Pender/Vicar/Mr Wellbeloved: Andrew Branch

: Coming Out of the Woodwork

It's been at the heart of the classical symphony orchestra for centuries, but the bassoon's a little-understood and often denigrated instrument. And it's now on a musical list of "endangered species" in Britain. Mark Whitaker, who plays it himself rather badly, talks to amateur and professional players about the joys and frustrations of the bassoon, and about what they re doing to get it across to a wider audience. Repeated from Tuesday

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema ; Editor Jill Burridge FMAILwomanshour@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.
Producer: Vibeke Venema
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock discusses the first feature film from The
League of Gentlemen and the new Spanish comedy, Only Human. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock

: 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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests preview the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Road to Nowhere

2/3. A Fork in the Road. "We now have a situation whereby a threat is allegedly made to blow up a bridge unless it is named after the man who blew up the last one. In short, we've travelled another short mile down the road to nowhere." Gerry Anderson reflects on the strangely paradoxical nature of life in Northern Ireland. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: The Archive Hour: Based on the Book

How the classic novel serialisation was pioneered by the BBC is a stirring story, told here by Robert Giddings. Its development, over 60 years, has both reflected and influenced our view of classic literature. As well as searching for gems from the BBC archives, Giddings hears from some of the actors, directors and writers who have made these serials so memorable. producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Robert Giddings.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

6/9. The Day of the Scorpion. Sarah travels to Calcutta to visit Ronald Merrick in hospital, and to hear at first hand of Teddie Bingham 's tragic encounter with Indian National Armv troops. By Paul Scott , dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Jason Chan. Shiv Grewal, Robert Hastie and Emily Wachter
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ronald Merrick
Unknown: Teddie Bingham
Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Jason Chan.
Unknown: Robert Hastie
Unknown: Emily Wachter
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah: Lia Williams
Mildred: Geraldine James
Susan: Alex Tregear
Teddie: Nicholas Boulton
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Fennv: Selina Griffiths
Barbie: Marcia Warren
Mabel: Margaret Tyzack
Gen Rankin: Hugh Dickson
Clark: Giles Fagan
Mira: Priyanqa Elan
Rev Peplow: Ian Masters

: Inside the Ethics Committee

2/3. Vivienne Parry and a panel of experts discuss another real-life case, examining testimonies from patients, relatives and staff. This week, the panel discuss Baby A, who needs double transplant surgery - a new bowel and liver. The baby could be kept alive with a liver transplant to act as a bridge until both organs are available. However, without a new bowel, this liver would soon need replacing. Should Baby A be given the liver, even though this same organ could be used to save another Child's life? Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Counterpoint

2/13. Answering questions on every aspect of music are three contestants from the north of England. Ned Sherrin is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

1/9. Roger McGough introduces requests for works by Shakespeare, Philip Larkin and Emily Dickinson as well as lyrics by that most gravel-voiced of singers and wordsmiths Tom Waits. Repeated from Sunday
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Emily Dickinson

: Mind Games

1/5. Situation 37. The first in a series of psychological thrillers and disturbing tales. A chance meeting on a train has murderous consequences. By Russell Hoban , read by Mark Strong. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Russell Hoban
Read By: Mark Strong.
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Six Degrees of Separation is
John Guare 's witty, creative, funny and tragic play, based on a true story of a wealthy Manhattan couple who are fooled into allowing a conman into their home


Unknown: John Guare

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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