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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: The History of Blartumithing

4/5. Not Just Any Metal Gates. From the tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine to the great gates at Hampton Court. David Petersen explores the history of decorative ironwork. 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 investigates the food-chain issue of the week. Producer BethanBell


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

Presented by Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Tim Thornton.


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Tim Thornton.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover calmly navigates her way through a maelstrom of secret lives. guerrilla reporters and peculiar podcasts. Now available with added poetry.
Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Peter Curran and guests explore the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Harry Parker

: Pizza Makes the World Go Around

When Anna Maria decided to set up a pizzeria in Calcutta she wanted her venture to have an impact on many lives. She set up a micro-credit scheme aimed at helping Indian women turn buffalo milk into the finest mozzarella, eventually earning enough to own their animals outright and ensure a better future for their families. Simon Parkes checks out one of the caring sides of the pizza industry's thin and crispy coverage of the Earth's crust. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Anna Maria
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and guests provide fresh insight into the ideas, issues and events that are currently occupying politics. Editor Gwyneth Williams ; Producer Paul Vickers


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

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

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest personal finance news. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

4/8. Sandi Toksvig tests a panel that includes Francis Wheen in their knowledge - or lack of it - of the news Stories Of the week. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Francis Wheen

: News

National and international news.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs the discussion as an audience in Altrincham, near Manchester, poses topical questions from the news to a panel that includes writer Will Self. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Betrayal - Plenty

David Hare's classic play comparing the experiences of an Englishwoman helping the French Resistance during the Second World War with her life in the following 20 years. The play offers a unique view of postwar history, as well as making a powerful statement about changing values in society and the collapse of ideals, embodied in a single life.


Author: David Hare
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: John Dove
Susan: Miranda Richardson
Alice: Hattie Morahan
Brock: Ben Miles
Lazar: Michael Gould
Frenchman 1: Jonathan Cullen
Begley: Jonathan Cullen
Darwin: Geoffrey Palmer
Mick: Paul Anderson
Louise: Emilie-Kate Owen
Aung: Chooi Beh
Priest/Announcer: Dale Rapley
Dorcas: Ellie Beaven
Charleson: Angus Wright
Frenchman 2: Sylvester Morand

: 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 Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

New series 1/9. The biggest names in business talk frankly about the workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor and from building success to handling failure. Presented by Evan Davis. Editor Stephen Chilcott ; Producer Neil Koenig


Presented By: Evan Davis.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott
Producer: Neil Koenig

: 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

15/17. 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 AS Byatt, John Carey and Sarfraz Manzoor discuss Oliver Stone 's film World Trade Center, the new Martin Amis , and the London transfer of the Broadway hit musical Wicked. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Martin Amis
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: The House

To most of us, the familiar face of the House of Commons is the outward, official one, but the bars and restaurants within the Palace of Westminster give staff working or socialising there the opportunity to see the politicians with their guards down. Their working history, including candid tales and anecdotes of their encounters with Britain's political govenors, are recorded in the House of Commons staff oral history archive.
Rooting around in the archive, and in revealing interviews with current and retired staff, as well as MPs themselves, Matthew Parris finds out what really goes on behind the closed doors of Parliament and gives rare and intriguing insights into the reality of life at Westminster. Producer Kate Bissell
Matthew Parris on the HoP: page 119


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Kate Bissell
Producer: Matthew Parris

: Classic Serial: Lady Chatterley's Lover

2/2. Departure. DH Lawrence's classic exploration of the nature of sexual love. Constance and Oliver have embarked on a secret, passionate affair; but already the housekeeper Mrs Bolton suspects something, and Constance has confided in her sister. As their lives begin to unravel, will Oliver and Lady Chatterley manage to preserve the tenderness that brought them together? Dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
Musicians Melanie Pappenheim and Harvey Brough ; Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Mrs Bolton
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor.
Musicians: Melanie Pappenheim
Musicians: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Constance: Lia Williams
Lord Clifford: Roger Allam
Oliver: Robert Glenister
Mrs Bolton: Lynn Farleigh
Hilda: Jasmine Hyde
Sir Malcolm: David Rintoul

: Letters from Guantanamo

An exclusive glimpse of the world inside Guantanamo Bay detention centre, told through the letters of a man currently being held there. A human story at the heart of the war On terror. Repeated from Wednesday

: Brain of Britain

4/17. Four contestants from the Home Counties compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

4/4. Adrian Henri - Tonight at Noon
On examining the opening poem of the ground-breaking 1967 collection The Mersey Sound, Peggy Reynolds uncovers a piece of aural pop art, an exercise in reversals, a surrealist work and a love poem. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Write to Perform

4/5. So Far Away from Me. When her only daughter Ellie goes travelling with her boyfriend, Rosie wonders how she will cope. Written and read by Annie McCartney and Katy Gleadhill in this series featuring stories by well-known Irish performers. Producer Anne Simpson


Read By: Annie McCartney
Read By: Katy Gleadhill
Producer: Anne Simpson

: One Planet

(1/3) Richard Black examines how three countries balance conservation and commercial timber extraction


Unknown: Richard Black

: BBC World Drama

The French Lieutenant's Woman (2/2) John Fowles 's epic novel, narrated by John Hurt


Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: John Hurt

: News

: The Ticket

: News

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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