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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Air Mail

8/15. 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.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Tim Franks.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Tim Franks.

: and 8.25 Sports News

With Steve May

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

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


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

New series 1/3. Humphrey Lyttelton explores the fascinating world of the early British band leaders. In the 1920s and '30s names like Ambrose, Lew Stone and Ray Noble ruled the music scene. Lyttleton reveals how these band leaders lived life to the full during the golden age of the dance band. With contributions from Rosemary Sguires and Stanley Black, and rare recordings of the band leaders in conversation. Producer: Stephen Garner


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Week in Westminster

4/10. Elinor Goodman discusses the week political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC foreign correspondents, reporting on the stories from their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (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 Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

2/8. Panellists wade through the top news stories of the week in the topical comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

9/16 Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair as an audience in Morecambe, Lancashire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures, including Cabinet Office minister John Hutton , the Liberal
Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland and Wales Lembit Opik, and crime writer Val McDermid. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Hutton
Unknown: Val McDermid.

: 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: Pass the Parcel

By Melissa Murray.
A romantic drama about two people who meet on a genealogy course while researching the background to their family history.
Both are emotionally scarred by the past, and when they investigate their family backgrounds they discover that there is a curious link between their ancestors as well. Will this have a beneficial or a negative effect on their own relationship?

Love seems set to bloom when divorced Adam and eccentric Ali meet by chance at a genealogy class. Until, that is, they discover that their respective families are linked by a long-buried murder. The trouble is, the crime itself proves a contentious issue: was it the evidence Adam's ancestor gave at the trial that caused Ali's forebear to be hanged for killing a servant girl? Soon, the two lovers are fretting about how accountable they are for their family histories, with the waters muddied by Adam's ex-wife and a nosy ex-cop theorising on whose relation will turn out to be a cold-blooded killer. The mystery may come to an abrupt end in this romantic drama by Melissa Murray, but its message remains clear: in order to live for the future, you have to let go of the past.


Writer: Melissa Murray
Director: Cherry Cookson
Adam: Anton Lesser
Alison: Carolyn Pickles
Mark: Gerard McDermott
Frances: Natasha Pyne
Mary/Steph: Ella Smith

: The Real History of Opera

4/4. Gounod's Faust is the most enduring of the many theatrical adaptations of Goethe's masterpiece. One of the most popular operas in the world, it's full of wonderful melody and lavish spectacle. Nevertheless, it's also problematic, and Huw Edwards asks if Gounod dumbed down Goethe's challenging play. 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, introduced by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Introduced By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

In this week's programme Francine Stock talks to actor
Jonathan Pryce about his role in Terry Gilliam 's new film The Brothers Grimm. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Unknown: Terry Gilliam

: 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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Fay Weldon , Nigel Floyd and Sarfraz Manzoor review the cultural highlights of the week. producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Nigel Floyd
Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor

: Air Mail

8/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This week journalist Thomas Kielinger writes about his native Germany. producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Thomas Kielinger

: The Archive Hour: The Mantovani Sound

He was the king of string, the maestro of sweet music. Forget Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly : Annunzio Mantovani and his cascading violins provided the soundtrack to postwar suburban life, with 20 chart entries in six years, and huge success in America as the biggest-selling British artist before the Beatles. But no other music has fallen out of fashion so far, so fast: Mantovani is derided as elevator music or aural chewing gum, and is hardly ever played on the radio now. In the month of the centenary of his birth, Catherine Bott talks to the surviving members of his bands and probes the reasons for his spectacular success and equally dramatic eclipse. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
World's first fully recording digital radio: page 153


Unknown: Chuck Berry
Unknown: Buddy Holly
Unknown: Annunzio Mantovani
Talks: Catherine Bott
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Classic Serial: Couples

2/2. By John Updike. The violent death of John F Kennedy has cast a cloud over the sophisticated couples of Tarbox, New England - a cloud that even the excitement of adultery seems unable to shift. Dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Updike.
Unknown: John F Kennedy
Dramatised By: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Poet: Nathan Osgood
Foxy: Amanda Donohoe
Angela: Lorelei King
Freddie: Henry Goodman
Georgene: Barbara Barnes
Harold: Ian Bartholomew
Marcia: Amy Marston
Ken: Eric Loren
Bea: Deborah Weston
Frank: Stuart Mllligan
Janet: Teresa Gallagher

: The Moral Maze

5/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

13/17. The first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from London and the south of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

6/8. Celebrating the BBC's November Shakespeare season, Roger McGough introduces requests for verse by the Bard, including sonnets and excerpts from the plays read by Fiona Shaw and Barrie Rutter. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Read By: Fiona Shaw
Read By: Barrie Rutter.

: Every Tongue Got to Confess

1/5. War Stories. A former soldier fights a battle of words with his teenage daughter. By Othniel Smith and read by Paul Barber. The first in a series of new stories by five contemporary black writers inspired by folk tales collected from black Americans in the 1920s by Zora Neale Hurston. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Othniel Smith
Read By: Paul Barber.
Unknown: Zora Neale Hurston.
Producer: Kate McAii

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Hard Way by Gino Dilorio

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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