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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: The Animals' VC

1/5. Brave Beginnings. Since 1943, 60 animals have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Dylan Winter traces the history of the award and hears the extraordinary stories of its first recipients - some plucky pigeons during the Second World War. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Rural life around Britain. Producer Gabi Fisher Extended at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Moira Hickey


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

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: 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 What Sandi Toksvig is watching: page 33


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Music to Die for

3/3. Ex-Flying Pigs vocalist and crime writer Ian Rankin concludes his series on the use of music in modern crime fiction. He talks to writers who play guitar (James Lee Burke and James Sallis ), writers who don't (John Connolly and George Pelecanos ), a drummer-turned-poet (John Harvey ), and country music fan Mark Billingham. producer John Pidgeon


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Guitar: James Lee Burke
Guitar: James Sallis
Unknown: John Connolly
Unknown: George Pelecanos
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Mark Billingham.
Producer: John Pidgeon

: The Week in Westminster

9/11. Robert Shrimsley reflects on the week in politics. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Robert Shrimsley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on 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 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

The latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Sonia Rothwell Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Sonia Rothwell

: The News Quiz

6/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

11/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, with a panel that includes Dignity in Dying chief executive
Deborah Annetts , commentator Charles Moore and gay-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Deborah Annetts
Commentator: Charles Moore
Unknown: Peter Tatchell.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Death Bredon

At the time that Dorothy L Sayers was creating her aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey , she was working in a London advertising agency and going through a personal crisis that had a profound effect on her life and work. Sarah LeFanu 's play explores this emotional and creative moment in the life of the writer.
Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers
Unknown: Lord Peter Wimsey
Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Director: Sara Davies
Dorothy L Sayers: Juliet Aubrey
John: Dimitri Goritsas
Edie: Amanda Horlock
Bill: Chris Donelly
jim: Fraser Burrows
Cousin Ivy: Caroline Hunt

: Soul Music

3/4. Ol' Man River. Flowing from the 1927 musical Show Boat, this song remains potent as both a political anthem of oppressed people and a song of deep comfort. Including interviews with Tony Benn , Paul Robeson Jr and Cleo Laine. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Cleo Laine.

: Six Nations Rugby

Wales v France
Kick-off at 3.30. Live commentary from the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on the final day of the championship, from lain Carter and Jonny Saunders , with expert opinion from former Wales captain Robert Jones.
Producers Mike Carr and Graham McMillan 'approximate times This game can be seen in Six Nations Grandstand on BBC1, starting at 1pm


Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Producers: Mike Carr
Producers: Graham McMillan

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor JillBurridge 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

: Saturday PM

News and sport, with Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

4/5. Four people with big-business vision join Evan Davis for lively conversation about what's important to consumers and businesses. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

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

11/16. A spotlight on an individual in the news, featuring interviews and archive material.
Producer Anna Raphael Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Anna Raphael

: Saturday Review

With Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: The Home of Radio

As Broadcasting House undergoes redevelopment to bring it into the 21st century, former managing director of BBC Radio, Sir David Hatch , takes a tour of this much loved and historic building to reveal the extraordinary part it has played in the history of radio. What is the surprise that Eric Gill left on the back of his famous statue above the entrance? Did George Orwell base Room 101 on the shady goings-on on the first-floor corridor? All will be revealed. Producer Alexandra Feachem
Sir David Hatch on the house of myths and legends: p119


Unknown: Sir David Hatch
Unknown: Eric Gill
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Alexandra Feachem
Producer: Sir David Hatch

: Classic Serial: Passing

1/2. Novelist Nella Larsen 's mixed parentage gave her a profound insight into racial issues in 1930s America. This story deals with those issues in the context of the passions and ambitions of middle-class black families, and the remarkable phenomenon of "passing" for white. Dramatised by Annie Caulfield.
Saxophonist Adam Waldmann : Producer/Director Marina Caldarone Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Nella Larsen
Dramatised By: Annie Caulf
Unknown: Adam Waldmann
Narrator: Bonnie Greer
Irene: Andrea Harris
Brian: Paterson Joseph
Clare: Nicole Charles
John: Martin McDougall
Hugh: Robert Jezek
Gertrude: Tanya Moodie

: The Moral Maze

8/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses on moral issues. Rptd from wed


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Counterpoint

2/13. Contestants from Yorkshire and Lancashire do battle in the eclectic music quiz. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poems on the Range

You Ain't a Sissy if You Write Poetry. ian McMillan travels to Elko, Nevada, to report on the annual Cowboy Poetry gathering. Repeated from Sunday

: Lent Talks

2/6. Via Dolorosa- Jesus Wept. Clarence Musgrave , vicar of St Andrew 's Church of Scotland in Jerusalem, reflects on the place where Jesus began his journey to the Cross. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clarence Musgrave
Unknown: St Andrew

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Seagull Anton Chekhov 's classic play, adapted for radio by Eliaveta Fen from 4.29am


Unknown: Anton Chekhov

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the second day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai. Including at 7.00 News and Papers.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Test Match SpecialIndia vEnqland

Commentary on the second day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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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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