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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: For What It's Worth

1/5. Lars Tharp looks at the social history behind some antiques and collectables. Today: garden antiques. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


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 John Humphrys 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Sound Advice

New series 1/10. Gyles Brandreth and his guests lead listeners through the labyrinth of life. This week
Grayson Perry , Sally Brampton and Brett Kahr on How to Stay Sane". Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Grayson Perry
Unknown: Sally Brampton
Unknown: Brett Kahr
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

New series 1/10.
Jack Vettriano's paintings cause controversy throughout the art world - receiving abuse from some critics and adoration from the public. Arthur Smith accompanies him as he returns to his home town of Leven in Fife, where he reminisces about his youth growing up in a coalmining town, relives his teenage job as a bingo caller on the seafront and eats a fish-and-chip supper on the beach.


Guest: Jack Vettriano
Presenter: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: International Cricket

England v Sri Lanka
The fifth and last one-day international in the NatWest
Series comes from Headingley. With commentary by Simon Mann , Jonathan Agnew and Jonny Saunders , and expert comment from Mike Selvey. Including News at 2.20pm.
Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Looking for Middle England

New series 1/3 Castles. Last year, 746 references were made to Middle England In the British press. We all seem to know what sends it up in arms and politicians are regularly accused of "pandering" to it - but what is Middle England? One of the main observations is that it's exclusive, defensive and resistant to change, so - as part of a series looking at the historical, social and moral landscape of Middle England Ian Hislop arrives in Ludlow to test cliche against reality. Contributors include Jeremy Paxman and Polly Toynbee. Producer Philip Sellars Ian Hislop 's quest for Middle England: page 119


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.
Producer: Philip Sellars
Producer: Ian Hislop

: Week In Westminster

Jackiea look at this week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (rrp £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

5/6. Armando lannucci introduces 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs from the radio drop-in centre. With special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Introduces: Armando Lannucci

: News

: Any Questions?

An audience in Tring, Hertfordshire, puts questions to a panel that includes former Conservative minister Jonathan Aitken general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing Dr Beverley Malone , former home office minister Barbara Roche , and writer Frederick Forsyth. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Aitken
Unknown: Dr Beverley Malone
Unknown: Barbara Roche
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby ir response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute Lines nnpnf from 12.30Dm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Dr Korczak's Example

Based on the true story of Janusz Korczak , bestselling children's novelist, paediatrician and social experimenter, who set up a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw and ran it as a children's democracy. By David Greig. Violinist Daphne Godson ; Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Janusz Korczak
Unknown: David Greig.
Violinist: Daphne Godson
Director: Lu Kemp
Dr Korczak: Alexander Morton
Stephanie: Vicki Liddelle
Adzio: Simon Donaldson
Cerniakow: Sandy Neilson
Stepan: Anthony Hutcheson
Priest: Matthew Zajac
Abraza: Ewan MacLeod
Tadeusz: Fergus Hitchcock
Bruno: Finn Hitchcock
Miriam/Zelda: Katie Neville
Coco: Sarah-Beth Neville

: A People's Music

Violinist Ruth Palmer went on a personal journey to find images and inspiration as she prepared to record
Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto. Repeated from Tuesday


Violinist: Ruth Palmer

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.

Email: [email address removed]
RT Direct: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from [web address removed], or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Producer: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sport, with Mathew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Mathew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

5/9. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs talk to Evan Davis about issues that matter to consumers and companies. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Loose Ends until 6.30

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

2/17. A spotlight on one of the movers and shakers in the news. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Eight Days in July

A re-creation on radio of one of the most extraordinary weeks in Britain's history: when Live 8 rocked the world, as the G8 tried to change it; when London won the Olympics and then came under terrorist attack; and the nation paid tribute to its Second World War veterans.
Key voices tell their stories and revisit the highs and lows Of those eight days. Producer Hugh Levinson


Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Shoot from the Hip - the World's Coolest Camera

The most sought-after camera in this digital age isn't a sleek gadget in a silver case but a 20-year-old relic from behind the Iron Curtain: the Lomo. Lucy Ash reports. Producer Lucy Ash


Producer: Lucy Ash

: Classic Serial: Basil

2/2. After a bloody fight, Mannion is hospitalised and disfigured, and swears to hunt Basil down. By Wilkie Collins , in an adaptation by Robin Brooks.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Producer: Clive Brill
Basil: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mannion: Robert Glenister
Margaret: Julie Cox
Sherwin: Christopher Etteridqe
MrsSherwin/Neighbour: Leslie Ash
Ralph/Doctor 1/Doctor: Nicholas Rowe
Clara: Charlotte Lucas
Father/Bernard: Simon Chandler
Susan: Kellie Shirley
Usher/Innkeeper: Seb Cardinal
Landlady/Wife: Karen Randel

: The Moral Maze

3/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Michael Portillo 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: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Write Stuff

3/6. Literary quiz show with guests Sue Limb and John O'Farrell , who join team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. AA Milne is the subject for pastiche, and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Chaired by James Walton. Rptdfrom Mon


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Unknown: James Walton.

: Poetry Please

8/9. Catherine Harvey reads Isabella; or The Pot of Basil by John KeatS. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Catherine Harvey
Unknown: John Keats.

: Whoever You Choose to Love

1/5. Supernovas. Five short stories from the first collection by Glaswegian writer Colette Paul. A young girl pays a visit to the observatory but spends more time observing the destructive trajectories of the adults around her. Read by Lesley Hart. Abridged by Jill Waters Producer Jill waters


Unknown: Colette Paul.
Read By: Lesley Hart.
Abridged By: Jill Waters

: One Planet

: News; BBC World Drama

Marilyn and Ella Backstage at the Mocambo


Unknown: Ella Backstage

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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.

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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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