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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Dr Brian Haymes.

: Air Mail

9/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and Sunday at 5.40pm

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life in the UK.

: Fanning Today This Week

Presented by Mark Holdstock. producer MoiraHickey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.

7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy.

7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
With Garry Richardson.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr. Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Dr. Giles Fraser

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. PHONE: [number removed]1234 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Radio and the Artist

A series in which artists describe how they use radio to help create their work and how it contributes to form an atmosphere in which they feel inspired.
5/8. Zandra Rhodes. Producer John Boundy Repeated Mon 7.15pm


Unknown: Zandra Rhodes.
Producer: John Boundy

: Excess Baggage

The joys of travel, with Sandi Toksvig. producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

2/3. Humphrey Lyttelton continues his exploration of the fascinating world of the early British band leaders. As the 1930s drew to a close, the band leaders were huge radio stars. They earned large sums of money, enjoyed residencies at top London venues and were selling thousands of records. But at the dawn of a new decade they would have to confront some enormous challenges in order to survive.
Producer Stephen Garner


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Week in Westminster

5/10. Jackie Ashley of The Guardian discusses the week s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories from 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 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


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, with Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: Radio and the Artist

6/8. Kaffe Fassett. Rptd on Monday at 4.58pm For details see 9.57am

: The News Quiz

3/8. Topical comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

10/16. An audience in Buxton, Derbyshire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. 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]444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: anyanswersH>bbcco.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: The Living and the Dead

From the novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac that inspired Hitchcock's Vertigo. Dramatised by Adrian Bean. Set in Paris in 1940 and in Marseilles in 1944, it tells the story of Jacques, a troubled, complex soul, rejected by the army on medical grounds, unlucky in love, with a devastating fear of heights. Working as a lawyer, he's contacted by an old friend who asks him to take on a private assignment - to spy on his wife. Resistant at first, Jacques finds himself empowered by the woman, then slowlv and fatally obsessed.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Novel By: Pierre Boileau
Novel By: Thomas Narcejac
Dramatised By: Adrian Bean.
Director: Pauline Harris
Jacques: Michael Maloney
Madeleine: Sarah Smart
Paul: Robert Pickavance
Dr Ballard: Seamus O'Neill
Leriche: Chris Jack
Old concierge: Daryl Fishwick

: Radio and the Artist

7/8. Anita Klein. Rptd on Monday at 12.54pm For details see 9.57am


Unknown: Anita Klein.

: 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: 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. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock discusses the latests film and DVD releases. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: 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 are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Radio and the Artist

8/8. Ben Johnson. Rptd Mon 9.42am For details see 9.57am


Unknown: Ben Johnson.

: Air Mail

9/15. An international writer reflects on developments in their part of the world. Tonight journalist Kwaku Sakyi -
AddO writes from Ghana. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Kwaku Sakyi

: The Archive Hour: Selling Us the Soviets

nThe Soviet Union is dead and gone. But in early postwar decades it posed a real threat to Western self-confidence, projecting its propaganda confidently across the East-West divide. Using commentary from a unique collection of Soviet films that were shown in Britain, Chris Bowlby explores the appeal of everything from heroic steelmakers and space-conquering scientists to artistically sensitive soldiers and parachuting hairdressers, testing all this against eyewitness accounts Of Soviet life. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: Classic Serial: Father and Son

1/2. "Faith is like love; it does not let itself be forced"
Edmund Gosse was raised in the strictly Nonconformist Plymouth Brethren. This is his account of the spiritual struggle between a lonely boy and his charismatic father. Dramatised by Nick Warburton.
Other parts played by Gerard McDermott , Delroy Brown , Nick Sayce and members of the cast
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Edmund Gosse
Dramatised By: Nick Warburton.
Played By: Gerard McDermott
Played By: Delroy Brown
Played By: Nick Sayce
Director: Jonquil Panting
Edmund: Derek Jacobi
Philip Henry: Roger Allam
Young Edmund: Steven Williams
Emily: Kate Buffery
Miss Marks: Colleen Prenderqast
Mary Grace: Sophie Roberts
Miss Flaw: Ann Beach
Kate: Ayesha Antoine
Mr Punch: Geoff Felix

: The Moral Maze

6/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Claire Fox 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: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

14/17. The second semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from the Midlands and the north-west of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

7/8. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems by, among others, Edward Thomas and Elizabeth Jennings.
Readings by Kate Littlewood and Bill Wallis. Repeated from sun


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings.
Unknown: Kate Littlewood
Unknown: Bill Wallis.

: Every Tongue Got to Confess

2/5. Baby Talk. A first-time mother realises that it's not just a baby that's newborn, it's the mother too. She's just as helpless as her child. Another story inspired by Zora Neale Hurston 's collection of folk tales. By Angela Turvey , read by Rakie Ayola. Producer Kate mcaii


Unknown: Zora Neale Hurston
Unknown: Angela Turvey
Read By: Rakie Ayola.

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

: Four, Four - Straight

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The second day's play in the First Test from Multan. Including 7.15-7.21 News; Sunday Papers.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

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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