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: World News

: Prayer lor the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Air Mall

5/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and on Sunday at 5.40pm

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.

: 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.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 Sports News and 8.25
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. PHONE: [number removed]1234 email: home.truthsiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Trouble in the Magic Circle

The Magic Circle celebrates its centenary this year. Membership of the world's premier club for conjurors is highly prized, but in recent years it has been grappling with the problem of those members whom it accuses of breaking the first rule of the society: do not give away the secrets. Jeremy Vine, himself an amateur magician, investigates why the Magic Circle has been expelling some of the best magic talent in the business, and asks whether it is ever acceptable to spill the beans.


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Week in Westminster

New series 1/10. Peter Oborne of The Spectator discusses the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessei


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessei

: 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 Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Dead Ringers

5/6. More topical lampooning and impressions. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry. From The Anvil, Basingstoke. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

6/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Norwich put questions to a panel of four leading figures, which includes David Miliband, minister of Communities and Local Government, and Shami Chakrabarti , director of Liberty. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti

: 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: She Fell among Thieves

Vintage thriller featuring William Chandos and Jonathan Mansel , who set out to investigate the dastardly goings-on at the Chateau Jezreel and its enchanting but sinister mistress, Vanity Fair. Written by Dornford Yates and dramatised by Michelene Wandor. Starring Honor Blackman as Vanity Fair.
Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: William Chandos
Unknown: Jonathan Mansel
Written By: Dornford Yates
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor.
Director: Chris Wallis
Vanity Fair: Honor Blackman
William: Nicholas Boulton
Jonathan: Tim Frances
Virginia: Jessica Lloyd
Gaston: David Thorpe
Acorn: Robert Whelan
Jenny: Jane Colllngwood
Bell: Harry Myers

: The Real History of Opera

1/4. In Puccini's Madama Butterfly, an American naval officer procures a 15-year-old Japanese girl for casual sex on a long-term contract. She falls pregnant and, with the connivance of the diplomatic service, the baby is removed from the care of its mother, resulting in her suicide.
Huw Edwards finds that this shocking story has its basis in truth, and that Puccini's image of Japan ignored the birth of a new superpower. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Huw Edwards

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; 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.
Producer: Justine Willett
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 actress Tilda Swinton about her new film Thumbsucker and to Kelly Macdonald about her latest role in Nanny McPhee. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Tilda Swinton
Unknown: Kelly MacDonald
Unknown: Nanny McPhee.

: 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 guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Air Mail

5/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am

: The Archive Hour: Looking for Lawrence

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the death of TE Lawrence , one of the most famous British icons of the 20th century. Using rare recordings and candid personal accounts, BBC world affairs editor
John Simpson explores the life and legend of this extraordinary man. In interviews dating back as far as the 1930s, his family, friends and military colleagues recall their experiences of Lawrence, including recordings from literary luminaries such as EM Forster and Siegfried Sassoon who spent much time in Lawrence's company. And Lawrence's brother poignantly remembers a man after the war years, who was in fact, "in ruins after enormous over-exertion over all those years". Producer Christine Captieux


Unknown: Te Lawrence
Editor: John Simpson
Editor: Siegfried Sassoon
Producer: Christine Captieux

: Classic Serial: And Quiet Flows the Don

1/2. From Peace to War For Cossacks leading their traditional life by the shores of the Don, the call-up for military service is part of their duty to the Tsar. But for Gregor the start of the First World War takes him away from the woman he loves. A classic from the Soviet era bv Mikhail Sholokhov , dramatised by DJ Britton .
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mikhail Sholokhov
Dramatised By: Dj Britton
Director: Alison Hindell
Gregor: Richard Harrington
Pantaleimon: Dorien Thomas
Aksinia: Mali Harries
Listnitsky: John McAndrew
Natasha: Sara McGaughey
Darya: Manon Edwards
Stepan: Jonathan Floyd
Stockman: Simon Ludders
Bridesman: Richard Elfyn

: A War against Prejudice

The Community Security Trust's 2.400 volunteers, trained in combat and intelligence, guard Jewish events, properties and persons, fighting what they claim to be a rising tide of anti-Semitism in Britain. Critics believe the CST exaggerates the problem, thereby stoking up a sense of paranoia and hysteria in the community. Gerry Northam explores the myths and realities of anti-Semitism in the UK. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Brain of Britain

10/17. Another round of the general knowledge quiz, with contestants from the north of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

3/8. The poetry of the sky and the stars is this week's theme, as Roger McGough selects listeners' requests, read by Susan Jameson and Bill Wallis. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Susan Jameson
Read By: Bill Wallis.

: Autumn Anthology

3/5. A miscellany of stories from new and established radio writers.
The Venus. Double-digging in pursuit of the perfect tomato, Samuel Protheroe unearths a dilemma of classical proportions. By Joe Hollings , and read by Phillip Manikum. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Samuel Protheroe
Unknown: Joe Hollings
Read By: Phillip Manikum.
Producer: Christine Hall

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker : set in the early days of penal settlement, this play tells of the brutality, the deprivation and the conflict between people transported to Australia and the soldiers who were their gaolers


Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker

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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