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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Patterson.


Unknown: Ruth Patterson.

: Hidden Treasures

2/5. The Coffin Works. In the heart of Birmingham, Lucinda Lambton finds a Victorian factory, once famous for its shrouds and coffin-fittings, that has defied time. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life in the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended at 1.30pm


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


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

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith Shortened at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Eureka Years

New series 1/3. Presenter Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the long history of science, when brilliant ideas emerged from the maelstrom of mad. bad and dangerous thinking.
1799. A young Humphrey Davy wanders the streets of Bristol breathing "laughing gas" from a green silk bag, getting mildly hysterical, and encouraging his literary friends to do likewise. Meanwhile, the gas lamp revolutionises the length of the working day, Alessandro Volta invents his battery, income tax is introduced in Britain, and the Rosetta Stone is discovered in Egypt, inscribed with information - on how to pay your taxes!
Producer John Byrne


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Humphrey Davy
Unknown: Alessandro Volta
Unknown: Rosetta Stone
Producer: John Byrne

: Week in Westminster

New series 1/11. Peter Riddell of The Times reflects on the week in politics. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
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 E16.99) including p&p or call [number removed] (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 money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis.
Producer Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The Now Show

4/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present 28 minutes of topical satire, sketches and songs, aided by Mitch Benn. Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Any Questions?

2/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Tonbridge in Kent puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes FT editor Lionel Barber and MPs Clare Short and lain Duncan Smith.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Editor: Lionel Barber
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Duncan Smith.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any' Questions. Producer Peter Griffiths
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm: email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Being Mussolini

Aldo is a very ordinary man, save for one thing: he looks and sounds exactly like Mussolini. Being
Mussolini's lookalike is no easy matter, especially when Italy is at war and your wife prefers your new identity. A frantic mix of the surreal and the comic combines in Boothby Graffoe 's new play.
Producer/Director Claudine Toutoungi


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Aldo/Mussolini: Omld Djalili
Clara: Lia Williams
Giorgio: Gerard McDermott
Hitler/messenger: Ewan Bailey
Violet: Pauline McLynn
Doctor: Adam Buxton
Nurse: Sophie Roberts
Maria: Cicely Giddings
Pru/Claretta: Ella Smith

: The Musical Side of the Family

1/3. Last November Maria Friedman made her Broadway debut, starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber 's The Woman in White. Three weeks before opening, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The show's producer, her sister Sonia Friedman , talks about their traumatic experience. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Maria Friedman
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Talks: Sonia Friedman

: 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 analysis, including sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Director Rob Marshall , who followed his film version of Chicago with the sumptuous Memoirs of a Geisha, talks to Francine Stock. Producer Timothy Prosser


Director: Rob Marshall
Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Loose Ends

The usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

2/15. Combining interviews and archive, this programme shines the spotlight on an individual making the headlines and, with the help of a journalist who has specialist knowledge of the week's mover and shaker, finds out what makes them tick.
Producer Zillah Watson Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Zillah Watson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: The Dream Boats

This is the story of Liverpool's "Cunard Yanks", the young men who worked for the Cunard line in the glory years of the transatlantic liners. They sailed to New York and came back dressed like film stars, laden with exotic consumer goods and music unknown in ration-book Britain. Producer Gerry Holsgrove


Producer: Gerry Holsgrove

: Classic Serial: The French Lieutenant's Woman

2/2. Charles's life as a complacent Victorian gentleman has been overturned by his secret meetings with the mysterious Sarah on the undercliff at Lyme. By John Fowles , dramatised by Graham White.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Fowles
Dramatised By: Graham White.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Narrator: John Hurt
Charles: Jonathan Firth
Sarah: Emily Bruni
Ernestina: Kelly Reilly
DrGrogan: Tp McKenna
Sam: Nick Sayce
Mrs Endicott: Susan Jameson
Mr Freeman: Gerard McDermott
Curate: John Cummins
Mary: Ella Smith
Prostitute: Sophie Roberts
Montague: Wayne Foskett
Mrs Rogers: Colleen Prendergast

: Great Debates

2/3. Erasmus v Martin Luther : The Nature of Human
Freedom. Emmanuel College, Cambridge, is the setting as Allan Little chairs a modern-day rematch of the clash between the Reformation heavyweights Martin Luther and Desiderius Erasmus on the nature of free will. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Desiderius Erasmus

: Masterteam

6/13. Another edition of the general knowledge quiz, this week featuring teams from Edinburgh and Leighton Buzzard. With Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Leighton Buzzard.

: Poetry Please

2/8. Be scared. Be very scared. Roger McGough introduces a haunting edition of the poetry reguest show, including such spooky offerings as Alfred Noyes 's The
Highwayman, Edgar Allan Poe 's The Raven and Walter de la Mare 's The Listeners. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Alfred Noyes
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Walter de la Mare

: Walking Stories

4/5. The Walk. A walk for a young girl is complicated by the need for it to be made at night. Her cousin goes with her but offers little protection when they encounter the "thing" that beckons. By Merle Collins and read by Adjoa Andoh. Producer Duncan Minshull

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Award Winners -The
Heart of a Dog. Andrew Sachs stars in this adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's 1925 novella about a stray dog that gains human intelligence when a professor transplants the glands of a dead criminal into the dog's body

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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.

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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.

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