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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Air Mail

6/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and on Sunday at 5.40pm

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: 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 Moira Hickey


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

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Yesterday in Parliament

With Mark DArcy.


Unknown: Mark Darcy.

: Thought for the Day

With Brian Draper.


Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson visits Peel Acres to meet John's Peel's wife Sheila and their four children, in a special programme to mark the anniversary of his death.
Producer Dilly Barlow
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel explored by wanderlust presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producer Harry Parker


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Soul Self Satisfaction: the Story of Northern Soul

The strange world of Northern Soul music which fist landed on British shores in the early 1960s, is explored by writer and cultural historian CP Lee. This movement instantly created an underground cultural phenomenon for teenagers who previously had nowhere to go.
The Northern Soul scene was driven by a love of black
American artists who had failed to make a success in the USA. Followers of the Northern Soul fraternity include the designer Wayne Hemingway , music producer
Ian Levine , DJ Jo Wallace , and lifelong soul boy
Stuart Cosgrove , who all describe their passion and experiences Of the genre. Producer Paul Hardy


Unknown: Cp Lee.
Designer: Wayne Hemingway
Producer: Ian Levine
Unknown: Jo Wallace
Unknown: Stuart Cosgrove
Producer: Paul Hardy

: Week in Westminster

2/10. Peter Riddell of The Times discusses the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Now in its 50th year, a lively collection of despatches from BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on the stories from their regions. Presented by Kate Adie.
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant, is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate)


Presenter: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
12.30 Dead Ringers 6/6. More topical lampooning and peerless impressions.
Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens Kevin Connelly ,
Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell. From the Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.

: News

: Any Questions?

7/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Gravesend, Kent, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures that includes the writer Ziauddin Sardar. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ziauddin Sardar.

: 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 Maiden Tribute

A gripping account of one of the most sensational media events of the Victorian era: the trial of newspaper editor WT Stead, whose 1885 article, The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, exposed the plight of young girls sold into prostitution, and brought about a change in the law. It also changed both his life and that of the young girl, Eliza, at the heart of the case, who tells the story as she remembers it. By Tilly Black.
Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Tilly Black
Director: Sara Davies
Eliza Armstrong: Flnty Williams
Young Eliza: Hannah Bates
WT Stead: John Telfer
Rebecca: Jacqueline Tonq
Prosecution barrister: David Collins
Defence barrister: Jimmy Yuill
Mrs Armstrong: Suzanna Hamilton
Mr Armstrong: Bill Wallis
Judge: Paul Nicholson

: The Real History of Opera

2/4 The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill is a story of life in London's Soho, based onJohn Gay's The Beggar's Opera of 1728. Huw Edwards looks at why Weill's version was as relevant and explosive to its 20th-century Weimar Republic audience as its predecessor had been in 18th-century London. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Kurt Weill
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]19


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

A special edition, live from the London Film Festival, presented by Francine Stock. Producer Sally spurring


Presented By: 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

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


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Air Mail

6/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This week journalist
Adhemar Altieri looks at what's making waves in his native Brazil. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Adhemar Altieri

: The Archive Hour: Fossilised Fish-Hooks!

Jennings at the BBC
JCT Jennings has been a comic favourite since he started life on radio in 1948. But perhaps because his author,
Anthony Buckeridge , was writing for children, the quality of these works is often underrated. Today Buckeridge is considered to have influenced such radio classics as Hancock's Half-Hour. Miles Kington presents this exploration of his influence on radio comedy, talking to comedy writers and fans, from Alan Ayckbourn to Simon Hoggart , about why they love Jennings and his chums. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Classic Serial: And Quiet Flows the Don

2/2. Revolution and Civil War. 1916: In a Moscow hospital,
Gregor encounters radical ideas. Will he join the Revolution or will he return home to the Don? A classic from the Soviet era by 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
Bunchuk: Richard Elfyn
Pantaleimon: Dorien Thomas
Natasha: Sara McGaughey
Listnitsky: John McAndrew
Aksinia: Mali Harries
Darya: Manon Edwards
Anna: Caryl Morgan
Kalmikov: Jonathan Floyd
Spiridonov: Simon Ludders

: The Moral Maze

3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Rosie Boycott and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

11/17. The first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from the west of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

4/8. Verse inspired by work, selected by presenter Roger McGough from listeners' requests. Including poems by Simon Armitage , UA Fanthorpe and Philip Larkin read by Hannah Gordon and Tim McMullan. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Roger McGough
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Read By: Hannah Gordon
Read By: Tim McMullan.

: Autumn Anthology

4/5. A miscellany of stories from new and established radio writers.
Bees. The queen is bothered by a strange buzzing in her left ear, and her bees are agitated. Meanwhile, the king is reciting, alphabetically, all the words ever known, to prevent mind rot. By Pippa Gladhill , and read by Phyllida Nash. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Pippa Gladhill
Read By: Phyllida Nash.
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar. Set in Shrewsbury in 1704, just after the battle of Blenheim, two grenadiers arrive in a small county town to "persuade" the local men tn sinn un and "take the Queen's shilling".


Unknown: George Farquhar.

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.

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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