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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Hall to the Harmless Drudge

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 Fran Barnes


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.


Unknown: James Naughtie
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

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

Mountaineer Chris Bonington and broadcasters Muriel Grey and Eric Robson join Sandi Toksvig in the Lake
District to celebrate the great walks of Alfred Wainwright. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Chris Bonington
Unknown: Muriel Grey
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Alfred Wainwright.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Stand at East

New series 1/3. "And then, officially, we were mechanised". Mark Tully presents a unique, untapped testimony that recalls the almost forgotten role of the Indian Army during the Second World War. It was a remarkable fighting force of men from almost every caste and creed, serving under both British and Indian officers, that bore the brunt of the Japanese attack on Malaya and Burma. Tully begins with the transformation of the Indian
Army, changing horses for tanks, and small arms for artillery, into a force that became the world's s largest
- volunteer army. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: TalkingPolitics

Political discussion programme, with Dennis Sewell , sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Bangladesh

Live coverage of the second day's play in the Second Test at the Riverside, Chester-ie-Street. Durham. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . And at 1.00 A View from the Boundary, with Sid Waddell.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Sid Waddell.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: 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 by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Chris ACourt. Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Chris Acourt.
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

4/9 Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and special guests wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stones in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Baroness Shirley Williams is on the panel for the topical discussion programme, which comes from Milton Keynes. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown: Milton Keynes.
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 a Secret Wife

Harriet Austin lies on her deathbed, crippled with pain from strychnine poisoning. Her husband, the dissolute lord of the manor Charles Austin, remembers their first meeting and their extraordinary and turbulent life together. By Sue Rodwell , based on a true story from 1910. Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Harriet Austin
Unknown: Sue Rodwell
Unknown: Producer/director Jenny Stephens
Charles: Crispin Bonham-Carter
Harriet: Suzanne Cave
Nellie: Sunny Ormonde
John: Alan McMahon
DrConnor: David Bowen
Mrs Austin: Joyce Latham
PC Downing: Jez Thomas
Walter: David Acton

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

2/4. Oscar Peterson. Jazz devotee Ken Clarke MP is joined by Peterson's biographer and editor of his autobiography Richard Palmer to share their mutual admiration for the Canadian pianist. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Oscar Peterson.
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Richard Palmer

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema: Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour:a 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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

In a special edition Francine Stock talks to film director Martin Scorsese. Producer Sally Spurring


Director: Martin Scorsese.

: 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

Among this week's cultural highlights reviewed by Kate Mosse and her guests is the new production of Guys and Dolls now playing at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, starring Ewan McGregor as Sky Masterson. Producer Hilary Dunn


Reviewed By: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Hail to the Harmless Drudge

1/3. Three talks celebrating the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson 's dictionary. Simon Winchester , author of two books on the Oxford English Dictionary, reflects on Johnson's nine years of labour and 40,000 words. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Simon Winchester

: The Archive Hour: And Grandma in the Back Seat

Matthew Parris dips into the archives in search of the golden days of family motoring and finds a long-gone world of winding but empty roads, leather upholstery and saluting AA men; a time when ownership of an Austin 7 meant you were really someone.
Producers Nick Patrick and Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producers: Nick Patrick
Producers: Ivan Howlett

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

8/9. A Division of the Spoils. The Layton family are reunited on Colonel Layton's release from prison but divided by Susan's decision to remarry. By Paul Scott , dramatised by Shelley Silas.
Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: Shelley Silas.
Director: Sally Avens
Sarah: Lia Williams
Guy: Jeremy Northam
Count Bronowski: Gary Waldhorn
Ahmed: Shiv Grewal
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Colonel Layton: Hugh Dickson
Edward: Matthew Thomas-Davies
Susan: Alex Tregear
Nigel: Benedict Cumberbatch
Mak: Sam Dastor
Sergeant: Stuart McLoughlin

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes
The second in the series is on Wednesday at 8pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Counterpoint

4/13. Three more contestants compete in the fourth heat of the eclectic music quiz. Ned Sherrin is in the chair.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

3/9. Poems that sensuously celebrate objects of desire - from the fleshy and amorous to the avaricious - are introduced by Roger McGough. Including poems by Byron. Michael Ondaatje and Yevtushenko. 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]19


Introduced By: Roger McGough.
Unknown: Michael Ondaatje

: Mind Games

3/5. Where Sorrows End. When a woman finds out about her husband's adultery, her thoughts turn to revenge.
Read by Isla Blair , this story, by Patricia Duncker , continues the series of disturbing tales and psychological thrillers. Producer Emma Harding


Read By: Isla Blair
Story By: Patricia Duncker
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Odyssey (2/4) Homer's epic tells the story of Odysseus (Tim Mclnnerny ) and his struggle to get back to Ithaca to reclaim his kingdom and his wife, Penelope (Amanda Redman )


Unknown: Tim McLnnerny
Unknown: Amanda Redman

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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