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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: ComposersintheCountryside

2/5. Peter Grimes. Simon Halsey visitsAldeburgh in Suffolk in search of the inspiration behind Britten's opera, Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: Simon Halsey
Producer: Sara Conkey

: 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 Chnslmpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: SoundAdvice

'6/10. Gyles Brandreth and his guests lead listeners through the labyrinth Of life. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

6/10. Arthur Smith digs out his old running shoes to retrace the footsteps of former Olympian and commentator Brendan Foster around South Tyneside.
Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Commentator: Brendan Foster
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: ExcessBaggage

John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Ibiza - the Original Party Island

Writer Irma Kurtz - who went to Ibiza for a week in the 1960s and stayed for a year - tells the story of the genesis of Ibiza as an alternative party island. She returns to retrace the liberal anti-Franco community who partied with Vietnam draft dodgers, the hippies, and Ibiza's beautiful people. She remembers the island before mass dance culture and finds evidence that the 60s aren t quite forgotten. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and guests provide fresh insight into political ideas and issues, as well as current political events. Producer Paul Vickers ; Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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(calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

4/6. Cold Comfort. Heating a home with gas now costs 70 per cent more than it did in 2003. Electricity prices have risen by nearly 50 per cent over the same period.
Pensioner Nell McFadden joins presenter Lesley Curwen to find out why customers are being charged more and what steps can be taken to cut bills.
Producer Kirsteen Knight Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Nell McFadden
Presenter: Lesley Curwen

: The Now Show

5/6. The team are at the Edinburgh Fringe this week, with guest stand-up Robin Ince , topical sketches ana comical songs. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Robin Ince

: News

: AnyQuestions?

1.10 Any Question? chairs the discussion as an audience in Manchester puts questions to cricket commentator
Henry Blofeld , professor of contemporary history at the University of London Peter Hennessy , director of the Foreign Policy Centre Stephen Twigg , and the author Louise Bagshawe. Repeated from yesterday


Commentator: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Stephen Twigg
Unknown: Louise Bagshawe.

: Any Answers?

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: Rebus - Resurrection Men

1/2 As a murder inquiry into the death of an Edinburgh art dealer begins, Rebus is ordered to undergo
"retraining". It's a cover that allows him to investigate suspected crooked officers, but as they work on the killing of a small-time gangster, Rebus wonders who is actually being investigated. Written by Ian Rankin , and dramatised byBertCoules.
Producer/Director Bruce Young (RI


Written By: Ian Rankin
Director: Bruce Young
Dl Rebus: Ron Donachle
DS Clarke: Gayanne Potter
DIGray: Finlay Welsh
DC Ward: Nell McKinven
Dl Barclay: Lewis Howden
Cafferty: Sandy Neilson
Strathern: Paul Young
DCI Tennant: Crawford Loqan
Dl Claverhouse: Mark McDonnell
DCS Templer: Sarah Collier
DC Hynds: William Barlow

: Marking the Event

3/3. The Coronation of George (1727). After the death of George I in 1727, his son George II was keen to make a big splash. He decided on Handel, "the famous composer of opera", to write four anthems for his coronation service. The music included gems such as Tallis's litany 0 God, the Father of Heaven, Purcell's < Was Glad, and Handel's magnificent Zadok the Priest. Bridget Kendall concludes the series looking at the role played by music at significant political and royal events in history. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
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Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World In Your Ear

2/8. The programme that showcases the best English-language radio around the globe continues with Rosie Goldsmith examining attitudes to animals. She listens in as whales take the US Navy to court. Plus a visit to a retirement home for test animals in Europe, and an encounter with a dog in Australia that eats motorbikes. Producer Andrea Protheroe


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Andrea Protheroe

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

8/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Sarfraz Manzoor and his guests, Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Run TK! Skateboarding Duck!

Broadcast live every weekday between 6 and 7pm, Nationwide was BBC TV's most popular news and current affairs programme for the 14 years of its run.
Writer and broadcaster Steve Hewlett, who worked on the programme, explores what it was about Nationwide that turned it into one of the most confident, distinctive and iconic TV institutions of the 1970s. He hears from presenters Michael Barratt, Valerie Singleton, John Stapleton and Sue Cook, and from those behind the scenes. Producer Angela Hind
See The ONE Show, Monday-Friday at 6.55pm on BBC1
Nationwide: where are they now?: page 13

RunTK! Skateboarding Duck!
8.00pm R4
Teatime in the 70s meant Nationwide to millions of viewers: a daily current-affairs magazine, it covered everything from hard news to twee items like the title's skateboarding duck. It was on Nationwide that Mrs Thatcher was harried over the Belgrano incident by a tenacious housewife and it was Nationwide that instigated the move to get pyramid selling outlawed. Yet it was also the programme that had a panto featuring Norman Tebbit on vocals. By talking to the presenters and the boys in the backroom, the programme's producer, Angela Hind (once a Nationwide researcher), has made an anecdote-rich tale of dodgy technology and hair-raising deadlines that is as amusing as it is nostalgic. Perfect Archive Hour material. Read The Inside Story on p74. Frances Lass


Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Presenter: Michael Barrett
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Suf Cook

: Classic Serial: Great Expectations

2/3. The Gentleman. By Charles Dickens. Pip arrives in London to meet the lawyer Jaggers, who will play such a vital part in his life. He makes friends with Herbert Pocket and learns how to be a gentleman, although true love and happiness still elude him. Dramatised by Martyn Wade.
Music by Harvey Brough ; Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie Rptd from Sun


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Herbert Pocket
Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Music By: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Pip: Oliver Milburn
Joe: Jim Carter
Biddy: Robin Weaver
Miss Havisham: Janet Suzman
Estella: Anna Maxwell Martin
Herbert: Adrian Scarborough
Jaggers: Roger Allam
Wemmick: Stephen Critchlow
Magwitch: Ken Campbell
Pumblechook: Christopher Benjamin
Mr Pocket: David Thorpe
Aged parent: Sam Beazley
Molly: Maggie McCarthy

: The Moral Maze

9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the week's moral issues. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: X Marks the Spot

3/6. Guest panellists John Sergeant , Brian Sewell and Sue Gaisford race against the clock in the cryptic treasure hunt. With David Stafford at the helm. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Unknown: David Stafford

: Poetry Societies

3/4. Ampleforth College. Judith Palmer meets sixth-formers and members of the religious community at Ampleforth as they meet to share their favourite poetry. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Judith Palmer

: Small Crimes In an Age of Abundance

2/5. Numbers. When things go wrong at home, Jim, a mathematician, "retreats into coping, trying not to mind as the details of his life slip into chaos". A series of short stories by Matthew Kneale. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by William Hope. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Stories By: Matthew Kneale.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: One Planet

Fair Deal (2/3)

: BBC World Drama

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1/2)

: 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.

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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