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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Geraldine Smyth.


Unknown: Geraldine Smyth.

: The History of Blacksmithing

2/5. Weapons for War. David Petersen explores one of the blacksmith's main roles in early history. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: David Petersen
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly reports on the food-chain issue of the weeK. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tim Thornton.
8.50 Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People
1/10. A series of short features launching Radio 4 series of programmes shedding light on Iran. producer stan was Repeated on Monday at 7.15pm and next Saturday at 1.11pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tim Thornton.

: Saturday Live

New series Fi Glover unveils a world of inheritance tracks, secret lives and podcasts, with the able help of her guest presenter. producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

2/10. Repeated on Monday at 6.29pm and next Saturday at 11.58pm

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy and guests explore the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Changing Trains: The 125 at 30

The InterCity 125 is 30 years old. The high-speed train left Paddington Station for Bristol on its maiden voyage on 3 October 1976, and is still the fastest legal land vehicle in Britain. Paul Allen salutes this elegant, neglected classic of British design and engineering. Producer Julian May

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald and guests provide fresh insight into political ideas and issues, as well as current political events. Producer Dennis Sewelt Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Dennis Sewelt

: 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
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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

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

3/10. Repeated on Monday at 1.29pm and next Saturday at 2.31pm

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest personal finance news. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

2/8. Sandi Toksvig tests a panel that includes Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen on their knowledge - or lack of it or the news Stories Of the week. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen

: News

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

4/10. Repeated on Monday at 10.02am and next Saturday at 10.02am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Warminster, Wiltshire, poses topical questions from the week's news to writer Melanie Phillips, to Secretary of State for International Development Hilary Benn and his shadow on the Conservative bench Andrew Mitchell, and to the political analyst Byron Criddle. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Unknown: Andrew Mitchell
Unknown: Byron Criddle.

: 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

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

5/10. Repeated on Monday at 9.02am and next Saturday at 9.02am

: The Saturday Play: Betrayal

New radio versions of two classic Alan Bennett plays, which are generally performed together under the title Single Spies.

An Englishman Abroad
1958. A squalid flat in Moscow. Over a paltry lunch, exiled spy Guy Burgess interrogates actress Coral Browne about English society gossip.

A Question of Attribution
Set in the 1960s, before Professor Anthony Blunt , the director of the Courtauld Institute, was exposed and disgraced as a spy. Blunt is replacing a Titian at the Palace when the Queen comes in. The painting is a fake.

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Writer: Alan Bennett
Producer/Director: Susan Roberts
Coral: Brigit Forsyth
Burgess: Simon Callow
Tolya/Shop assistant: Peter Swander
Tailor: Robert Pickavance
Blunt: Edward Petherbridge
Restorer: Robert Pickavance
Chubb: Nicky Henson
The Oueen: Prunella Scales
Philips: Dan Stevens
Colin: Harry Myers

: 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

With Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

7/8. Rosie Goldsmith hears radio stories from across the world on the subject of immigration: from Bulgarians about to join the EU; from the Dutch debating their new immigration policy after the murder of anti-immigration politician Pirn Fortuyn ; and from illegal aliens in the USA who marched on Washington to defend their right to stay there. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Pirn Fortuyn
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: 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

13/17. 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

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Alice Rawsthorne , Amanda Vickery and Matthew D'Ancona review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Alice Rawsthorne
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Rediscovering Your Inner Durrell

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Gerald Durrell 's bestseller My Family and Other Animals, naturalist Bridget Nicholls reflects on the extraordinary life of this pioneering conservationist as she walks and talks with his widow, Lee, at the zoo he founded in Jersey. Producer Ariane Koek Behind the Scenes: page 119


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Bridget Nicholls

: Classic Serial: The Ministry of Fear

2/2. Graham Greene 's dark, wartime thriller about identity and redemption. A man wakes up in a clinic. He's a civilian casualty and has lost his memory. Apparently his name is Richard Digby. The doctors don't want him to leave. Why? Dramatised for radio by Sean O'Brien.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Richard Digby.
Unknown: Sean O'Brien.
Director: Gary Brown
Rowe: Michael Feast
Willi: James Nickerson
Anna: Fiona Clarke
Mrs Bellairs: Anne Rye
Maj Stone/Cost: David Fleeshman
Poole/Prentice: Malcolm Raeburn
Forrester: Stuart Richman
Johns: Lloyd Peters

: Iconoclasts

2/3. A lecture series hosted by the RSA in London and chaired by Edward Stourton , featuring speakers who dare to take on received wisdom, whatever the cost. Today
Rabbi Michael Melchior , a member of the Israeli Parliament who wants a Palestinian state and thinks that creating peace is a religious process rather than a political one, states his views and then defends them in discussion with a panel of experts and in response to questions from the audience. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Michael Melchior

: Brain of Britain

2/17. Four more contestants from London compete in the first round of the national general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

2/4. Timothy Winters. Peggy Reynolds studies Charles Causley 's poem about this "blitz of a boy" and visits the Cornish town of Launceston where the poet lived all his life. With contributions from poet Dana Gioia and from Causley's friends and colleagues. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Timothy Winters.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Dana Gioia

: Write to Perform

2/5. Changing Rooms. Written and read by Frances Tomelty. Thomas's mother can't come to terms with her son's choice of partner, but when tragedy strikes she finds solace in helping renovate their home. Producer Heather Brennon


Read By: Frances Tomelty.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Confetti for My Grandmother, by John Hegley


Unknown: John Hegley

: 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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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