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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mobeen Azhar.


Unknown: Mobeen Azhar.

: Air Mail

3/15. 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


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Falkingham


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

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Karen Pirie

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Next Question Please!

Every day millions of people try to get the better of the quiz-setters. But who are the people who sit and scratch their heads, trying to fulfil the nation's insatiable demand for the "next question please"? Simon Fanshawe explores the art of the question setter. He finds out just how much of a challenge it is to come up with a hundred questions on the theme of pink. And he discovers why quizzing is so pervasive and popular in Britain today. Producer Adam Fowier


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Adam Fowier

: Talking Politics

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


Presented By: Dennis Sewell
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 E16.99) 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 Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Dead Ringers

3/6. Series 11 of 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 Mark Perry. From the New Theatre, Cardiff. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry.

: News

: Any Questions?

4/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Cardiff puts topical questions to a panel that includes Peter Hain , Secretary of State for Wales and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Theresa May , shadow Secretary of State for Family and Culture, Media and Sport; John Harris , writer; Menzies Campbell , deputy leader and chief Foreign Affairs spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Hain
Unknown: Theresa May
Unknown: John Harris
Unknown: Menzies Campbell

: 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 Last Adventure

By John Mortimer. In January 1824, Lord Byron
1 arrived in Missolonghi determined to fight for Greek independence from Turkish rule. The story of his three months as commander-in-chief of a small and unruly force of mercenaries and freedom fighters is also the story of the last days of his extraordinary life.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Lord Byron: Michael Sheen
William Fletcher: Nicky Henson
Col Stanhope: Gerard Murphy
Pietro: Stuart McLoughlin
William Parry: Owen Teale
Prince Mavrocorda: Peter Polycarpou
Dr Bruno/Servant 3: Harry Myers
Cpt James Kennedy: Hugh Ross
Lukas/Servant 2: Jamie Doyle

: The Saxon Lyre

The recent discovery of the remains of a lyre in the grave of a Saxon prince at Prittlewell, Essex, prompts musician and instrument maker Zachary Taylor to reconstruct the instrument. In the process, he enters the heroic world of the Anglo-Saxon mead hall, a place of feasting and poetry and music. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Zachary Taylor

: 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 Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to film director Joss Whedon about his new film "Serenity" and discusses the films of David Cronenberg.


Interviewer: Francine Stock
Guest: Joss Whedon
Producer: Sally Spurring

: 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

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Air Mail

3/15. Every week an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. Today Vinod Mehta looks at events making waves in India. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Vinod Mehta

: The Archive Hour: Weird Science

The award-winning science-fiction author Brian Aldiss examines the social history of science fiction on the radio and asks: "Does science fiction hold a mirror up to progress?" This Archive Hour features radio drama, satire, commercials and music, and looks at the news and debate from which the sci-fi series sprang. Producers Frank Stirling and Andy Foster


Unknown: Brian Aldiss
Producers: Frank Stirling
Producers: Andy Foster

: Classic Serial: Northanger Abbey

2/3. By Jane Austen. Catherine receives an invitation to stay at Northanger Abbey. She is delighted to leave Bath with Henry Tilney and his sister, Eleanor, but she is wary of their father, the terrifying General Tilney. Dramatised by Dominic Power.
Music by Peter Wiegold ; Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Henry Tilney
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Music By: Peter Wiegold
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Catherine: Emily Wachter
Henry: David Harewood
General Tilney: John Shrapnel
Eleanor: Saskia Reeves
Isabella: Claire Skinner
Mrs Allen: Julia McKenzie
MrsThorpe: Jenny Aqutter
John: Jonathan Keeble
James: Shiv Grewal
Mr Allen: John Rowe
Frederick: Harry Myers

: The Shadow of Thatcher

Which way now for the Conservatives after three consecutive defeats? Andrew Marr chairs a discussion with Douglas Hurd , Norman Tebbit and David Willetts to assess whether the Thatcher legacy is a liability or a boon in the party's quest to regain power. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: David Willetts

: Brain of Britain

8/17. Another edition of the veteran general knowledge quiz, with contestants from the north-west of England. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

1/8. Roger McGough returns with more lively and varied selections of poems requested by listeners, many of which are read by the poets themselves. With readers Bill Wallis and Susan Jameson. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Readers: Bill Wallis
Readers: Susan Jameson.

: Autumn Anthology

1/5. A miscellany of stories from new and established radio writers.
A Resurrection. A trip to Venice brings painful memories and an awkward encounter. Written by Christina Koning and read by John Telfer. Producer Sara Davies


Written By: Christina Koning
Read By: John Telfer.
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Hitler in Therapy By Carey Harrison.
Successful psychoanlayst Geoffrey (Rupert Frazer ) is helped through his nervous breakdown by his elderly German aunt, who was also a psychologist. She tells him about her most remarkable client - Hitler. But is this a true story or a metaphor for therapy itself?


Unknown: Carey Harrison.
Unknown: Rupert Frazer

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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