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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Air Mall

2/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and Sunday at 5.40pm

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended at 1.30pm


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer MoiraHickey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Great British Amphibian

A celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir
Christopher Cockerell 's invention of the exotic, bulbous, noisy, ungainly creature that sashays across the land and sea, more commonly known as the hovercraft. Presented by Peter Snow. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Christopher Cockerell
Presented By: Peter Snow.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Talking Politics

Political discussion programme, presented by Sheena McDonald , sharpening the focus on current events and ideas. Producer Paul Vickers


Presented By: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant. is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant.

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of Personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Dead Ringers

2/6. The peerless impression show in which politicians, celebrities, sports stars and Radio 4 favourites are all subject to merciless topical lampooning. Starring
Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly and Phil Cornwell. From Warwick Arts Centre. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.

: News

: Any Questions?

3/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Sudbury, Middlesex, put questions on issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures. 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 Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Pledge

Inspector Matthai discovers the horrific murder of an eight-year-old girl. When he tells the girl's mother, she makes him swear on his soul to find the killer - and so begins Matthai's obsession with the case and the dark world beneath the polite veneer of 1950s Swiss society. Written by Friedrich Durrenmatt and dramatised for radio by Steve Chambers , this story was also adapted into a film in 2001, directed by Sean Penn and starring
Jack Nicholson.
Producer/Director David Hitchinson


Written By: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Unknown: Steve Chambers
Unknown: Jack Nicholson.
Director: David Hitchinson
Chief of Police: Roy Marsden
Insp Matthai: Kenneth Cranham
Sgt Henzi: Nicholas Boulton
Von Gunten: Gerard McDermott
Lotte: Teresa Gallagher
Dr Locher: Clive Swift
Landlord: David Timson
Frau Moser: Colleen Prendergast
HerrMoser: Harry Myers
Fraulein K: Sophie Roberts
Ursula/Annmarie: Jessica Crossley
Farmer: John Cummins

: Pinafores, Buttercups and Bagels

As the velvet curtain rises on Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, Little Buttercup's offers of bagels, knishes and latkes seem strangely out of place with this parody of Englishness. This may well be Gilbert and Sullivan, but in a parallel universe! Ian Bradley travels to New York to meet those in the Gilbert and Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera
Company whose efforts to cross a most unlikely cultural bridge have led to surprising results. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Ian Bradley

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer VibekeVenema; 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]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock and guests discuss the latest film and DVD releases. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Loose Ends

More 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

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and guests. Producer Nicky Barranger


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: Air Mail

2/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This week, Sarah McDonald offers her thoughts on events making waves in her native Australia. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Sarah McDonald

: The Archive Hour: The British on Top of the World

Exactly 30 years ago today, the first British climbers arrived at the summit of the world's highest mountain. Expedition leader Chris Bonington opens his personal audio diary of those dramatic days on top of the world for the first time. Stephen Venables, who himself climbed Everest without oxygen, recalls the momentous 1975 expedition. Producers Andy Carter and Dave Sheasby


Leader: Chris Bonington
Unknown: Stephen Venables
Producers: Andy Carter
Producers: Dave Sheasby

: Classic Serial: Northanger Abbey

1/3. Jane Austen's naive young heroine, Catherine Morland, is launched into the intriguing world of Bath society. Dramatised by Dominic Power.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon (Repeated from Sunday)


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised By: Dominic Power
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Catherine: Emily Wachter
Henry: David Harewood
Mrs Allen: Julia McKenzie
Isabella: Claire Skinner
Eleanor: Saskia Reeves
Mrs Thorpe: Jenny Agutter
John: Jonathan Keeble
James: Shiv Grewal
Mr Allen: John Rowe
Mr Morland: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Morland: Susan Jameson
General Tilney: John Shrapnel

: The Commission

8/8. The Commission of Commissions. Nick Ross asks three senior politicians to decide which recommendations they would like to see made into law. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain

7/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first round of the general knowledge quiz with four contestants from north-west England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Island Voices

3/3. The love affair between Jamaican music and poets from the island is celebrated and explored by Valerie Bloom , who explains how the cultural ferment that gave rise to reggae and Bob Marley , also stimulated the development of dub poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Valerie Bloom
Unknown: Bob Marley

: Hearts of Oak

5/5. Stories and extracts from novels that take as their theme the sea and the sailor's never-ending battle with the elements.
The Cruel Sea. By Nicholas Monsarrat. HMS Compass Rose stops engines to make repairs and wallows undefended on an ocean alive with U-boats in this extract from the classic novel of war at sea. Read by Julian Wadham. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Nicholas Monsarrat.
Read By: Julian Wadham.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

By Aristophanes. As part of the Who Rules Your World? season. Adapted by Ranjit Bolt and featuring an all-Asian cast, this is a ribald, raw comedy in which a group of angry women withhold sex from their husbands to end the 28-year-old Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens

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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