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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Shadows on the Landscape

3/5. The Wildwood and the Wolf. Britain was once covered in vast tracts of forest that stretched up the country for miles. Dylan Winter visits the borders of Scotland to learn about the converting back to true wildwood - as it was when wolves ran there - of a deforested valley.
Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the country. Producer Benjamin Chesterton Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Margaret Thatcher Ha Ha Ha

Clive Anderson examines the big event of May 1979 the birth of alternative comedy - and its connections with another development of that year, the election of Margaret Thatcher. He talks to comics from the time, such as Ben Elton and Alexei Sayle , about whether she provoked a new form of committed comedy, and asks, it SO, who had the last laugh? Producer Martin Rosenbaum
Clive Anderson on the birth of alternative comedy: p119


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum
Producer: Clive Anderson

: Week in Westminster

Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robert Shrimsley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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. 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 Sonia Rothwell Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Sonia Rothwell

: The Now Show ,

5/8. Hugh Dennis joins Steve Punt for another edition of the topical comedy show, with the usual mix of stand-up, Sketches and Song. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Punt

: News

National and international news.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Melbourne, Derbyshire, puts questions to a panel that includes the columnist Simon Jenkins , the Liberal Democrat spokesman on Home Affairs Nick Clegg , and Margaret Beckett , the Secretary of State for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Margaret Beckett

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to last night's 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: Royal Court 50 - Home

The last in a season of six ground-breaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre in London. First staged in 1970, David Storey 's play was a major critical success. Poignant and often darkly funny, it looks at the lives of five people - but who are they and where are they? Adapted for radio by Martin Jenkins.
Producer/Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: David Storey
Unknown: Martin Jenkins.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Harry: Michael Maloney
Jack: Adrian Scarborough
Kathleen: Julia McKenzie
Marjorie: Lindsey Coulson
Alfred: Harry Myers

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: woman5hour@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]


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

: Saturday PM

News and sport headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

6/9. The consumer is king this week as Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to consumer programmes and issues around the radio world, including computer geek podcasts from the USA, the tightfisted shopper in New Zealand who trims his dog biscuits, and ethical trading in Africa. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Loose Ends

Another 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

: From Fact to Fiction

2/8. A drama or fictional work that has been created by a writer in response to an event in the week's news. Producer Jonquil Panting Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm

: Saturday Review

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


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: The Archive Hour: Wild Times - David Attenborough at 80

The archive that exists of David Attenborough's broadcasting career spans 50 years of radio and television. His name is synonymous with the natural world around us. From Zoo Quest in the 1950s to the ground-breaking Life on Earth in the 70s to Planet Earth in 2006, he has broadcast from the coldest poles, the hottest deserts, the highest mountains and the deepest oceans, taking worldwide audiences with him on his journeys. The past five decades have also seen the most extraordinary strides forward in television and film-making technology, allowing film-makers to go to more places and return with more intimate and revealing images of the world and its wildlife than ever before - and it continues apace. Here, Attenborough, approaching his 80th birthday, is in conversation with Brian Leith. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Brian Leith.
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: Dead Souls

2/2. Nikolai Gogol's comic tour de force about human folly. In disgrace, Chichikov is arrested but escapes to another part of Russia. He's determined to become an honest man. However, his past is about to catch up with him.
Michael Palin and Mark Heap star in one of the jewels of Russian literature, dramatised by Dan Rebellato.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Mark Heap
Dramatised By: Dan Rebellato.
Director: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Michael Palin
Chichikov: Mark Heap
Tenteknikov: Toby Hadoke
Kostanzhoglo: David Fleeshman
Koshkaryov: Wyllie Lonqmore
Selifan: Graeme Hawley
Korabochka: Judith Davis
Ulinka: Rina Mahonev

: The Reith Lectures

5/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. In his final lecture, recorded in front of an audience in Jerusalem, the eminent conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim talks about music and the difference between Strength and power. Repeated from Friday


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim

: Counterpoint

9/13. Ned Sherrin welcomes contestants from around the UK for the ninth heat of the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Cuba Libre - a Look at Cuba's Poetry

Poet Roshan Doug travels to Havana to talk to Cuban poets to see how their work has reflected the politics and culture of this fascinating island after 47 years of Fidel Castro 's communist regime. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Unknown: Fidel Castro

: Sleepers

3/5. The 10.15 to Bucharest. A gothic tale, set on the overnight train from Vienna to Bucharest, in which nothing is quite what it seems. A story by Louise Welsh , read by Liam Brennan. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Story By: Louise Welsh
Read By: Liam Brennan.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: One Planet

: News

Worldplay: Saint Artaud. Antonin Artaud travelled to
Ireland in 1937 in search of a sacred phallus, St Patrick's Staff, to liberate himself from the travail of his own sexuality. After several misadventures, he was arrested and deported to France. Written by Aidan Matthews

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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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.

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.

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