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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Second String

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Sarah Falkingham Extended


Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Moira Hickey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: and 8.25 Sports News

With Steve May.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy
Shortened PHONE: [[address removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: From Luton Streets to Jersey Shores

For most Americans, New Jersey was the "stinking state - the most densely populated and worst polluted state in the USA. But for one Luton teenager listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen , it became impossibly glamorous. Twenty years on, writer Sarfraz Manzoor makes the pilgrimage to New Jersey, using Springsteen's lyrics as his guide, to discover the landscape of his youthful imagination. There he finds that, after decades of being the butt of so many jokes, the "Garden State" is reinventing itself by capitalising on the mythology Springsteen has created. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Week in Westminster

6/7. Peter Oborne of The Spectator discusses the events Of the political week. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents 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 Paul Lewis. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

9/9. In the last of the current series, Simon Hoggart presides over the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". With Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

From Deddington in Oxfordshire. Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, composer/record producer Brian Eno and Julia Hartley-Brewer , political editor of the Sunday Express, are among the panellists. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Producer: Brian Eno
Producer: Julia Hartley-Brewer
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: That Man Attlee

Everyone thought the 1945 general election - 50 years ago this month - was a shoo-in for Churchill. On the day of the count, Labour were expecting to lose, but as the results swing their way, Herbert Morrison tries to unseat his boss Clement Attlee. In a bout of political infighting that makes Blair versus Brown look like a tea party, an unlikely victor emerges to lead Great Britain into a socialist future. By Robin Glendinning.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Herbert Morrison
Unknown: Clement Attlee.
Unknown: Robin Glendinning.
Director: Jeremy Howe
Clement Attlee: Bill Wallis
Ernest Bevin: David Calder
Herbert Morrison: Matthew Marsh
Harold Laski: Philip Franks
Vi Attlee: Diana Berriman
Flippy Attlee: Katherine Heath
Alison Attlee: Amy Clifton
Janet Shipton: Alison Reid
The Home Service: David Collins
Journalists: Chris Donnelly,
Journalists: Paul Mohan

: Putting on the Style

Self-confessed jazz snob Laurie Taylor returns to the Picton Hall in Liverpool where he first encountered skiffle in the mid-1950s in the shape of Lonnie Donegan. With the help of skiffle lovers, Laurie sets out to discover the true role of this music explosion in the development of DOnillar mtisir. Rpnpatpd from Tupsdav


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Lonnie Donegan.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jane Little.
Producer Vibeke Venema ; Editor Jill Burridge 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]19


Presented By: Jane Little.
Producer: Vibeke Venema
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by ShaunLey. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Owen Wilson , star of the new comedy Wedding Crashers, talks to Francine Stock. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Owen Wilson
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

This week's cultural highlights are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Fiona McLean


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Second String

1/3. Three writers and broadcasters offer a rare glimpse into a secret life beneath their respectable veneers - the life of a performing musician. This week, Russell Davies talks about the joys of his "hush-hush" 30-year-career as a slide trombone player. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Russell Davies

: The Archive Hour: The Torres Strait Expedition

In 1898 an expedition to the Torres Strait, between
Australia and Papua New Guinea, took the newly invented wax cylinder phonograph. Led by AC Haddon, they recorded more than 50 cylinders, which have now been digitally restored. Presented by Dr Janet Topp Fargion , curator at the British Library Sound Archive, this programme tells the story, through the sounds of the cylinders and contemporary interviews, of the year-long Cambridge University expedition and the effect it has had on the islanders, which continues right up to the present. Producer Peter Nash


Presented By: Dr Janet Topp Fargion
Producer: Peter Nash

: Classic Serial: Greenmantle

1/2. By John Buchan , dramatised by Patricia Hannah. In 1915 Richard Hannay is summoned to the War Office where he is told of an impending Holy War in the East.
Greenmantle - once a mythical figure, now made flesh - is preparing to lead a great Islamic army against the infidel English. Hannay's mission is to identify Greenmantle and destroy him.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Buchan
Dramatised By: Patricia Hannah.
Unknown: Richard Hannay
Director: Bruce Young
Hannay: David Robb
Sandy: James Fleet
Sir Walter: Clive Merrison
John S BIenkiron: Stuart Milligan
Peter: Jon Glover
Ulric von Stumm: Jack Klaff
German agent: David Timson
German mother: Rachel Atkins
HerrGaudian: Harry Myers
Under secretary: Matthew Pidgeon

: The Moral Maze

6/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Counterpoint

9/13. Ned Sherrin hosts the ninth and last heat of the quest for the musical mastermind of 2005. Today's winner takes the remaining place in the semi-finals. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Poetry Please

8/9. Anon - that most prolific and long-lived of poets who has contributed so much to the literary canon - is celebrated here by a sample selected by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough.

: Field Study

3/5. Tentsmuir Sands. A small boy has a disquieting encounter at the beach. Stella Gonet reads this story from a collection by Rachel Seiffert. Abridged by Richard Hamiliton. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Rachel Seiffert.
Abridged By: Richard Hamiliton.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Madness of George III
Jim Broadbent stars in Alan Bennett 's play. It's 1788 and King George III is preparing for the opening of Parliament with his devoted wife, Queen Charlotte. Despite the picture of respectability, all is not well, not only has the King lost the colonies, he's losing his mind as well. Also starring Alun Armstrong , Cheryl Campbell , Adam Godley and Nicholas Farrell


Unknown: George Iii
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: King George Iii
Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell

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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.

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