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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: Precious Cargo

3/5. Veteran officers in the merchant marine recall their youth on board ship. Presented by Dylan Winter. Producer Frances Byrnes


Presented By: Dylan Winter.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: 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 Chris Impey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

It's real life, but not as you know it. Fi Glover presides over a volatile studio with the assistance of Joan Bakewell.
Loud plaid jacket and poetry courtesy of Elvis McGonagall. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Paula McGinley

: ExcessBaggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Corridors of Power

When it comes to fictionalising their governments for television the Americans and the British produce very different results. Compare the slick reverence of The West Wing to the satire of Yes Minister, which portrayed ministers as shambolic idiots. Former Ambassador to the USA Sir Christopher Meyer talks o writers from both programmes, to fans and political junkies such as Shami Chakrabati , and to Ian Hislop to find out why American optimism and British cynicism inevitably create such different worlds. Producer Rachel Hooper


Talks: Sir Christopher Meyer
Unknown: Shami Chakrabati
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman takes a look behind the scenes of Westminster's corridors of power. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our own

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. 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 Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

8/8. Sandi Toksvig presides over the satirical quiz, testing the panel's knowledge of the news stories of the week.
Repeated from yesterday
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Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Norfolk poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes Sarah Teather MP and Times journalist Anatole Kaletsky. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sarah Teather
Unknown: Anatole Kaletsky.

: 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

: The Saturday Play: Safe as Houses

When Ruth and Ellie are sent in to clear a Ministry of Defence safe house in a remote part of Devon, there are disturbing clues as to the identity of the person who was living there. What's more, news comes in that someone has found out who he is and tried to shoot him, so he's now on the run. Written by Peter Wolf.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Written By: Peter Wolf.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Ruth: Juliet Aubrey
Ellie: Paula Jacobs
Angus: Struan Rodger
Harding: Stephen Hogan
Junior: Declan Wilson
Andre: Jason Chan
Brigadier: Andrew Harrison
Undersecretary: Nicholas Boulton
Julie: Ndidi Del Fatti

: Finding a Voice

Barbara Dickson charts the story of the female singer in the 20th century, when women rose from being seen as the victims of an industry dominated by men to being fully in control of their own singing careers. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Barbara Dickson

: 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 RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD for £8.99, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

5/9. The biggest names in business talk frankly about the workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor and from building success to handling failure. Presented by Evan Davis. Producer Neil Koenig


Presented By: Evan Davis.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin welcomes more guests for sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

2/8. A writer provides a satirical take on the week's news headlines by turning fact into fiction.
Producer Conor Lennon Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Conor Lennon

: Saturday Review

Sarfraz Manzoor and guests Bridget Kendall , Patrick Gale and Susan Jeffreys debate the hottest cultural events of the week, including Ridley Scott 's A Good Year, which stars Russell Crowe as an Englishman who inherits a vineyard in Provence. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Unknown: Patrick Gale
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Ridley Scott
Unknown: Russell Crowe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Suez - the Missing Dimension

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Suez crisis,
Professor Scott Lucas examines the key role played by British intelligence services in the ill-fated invasion of Egypt. He uses new evidence to uncover how MI6 planned for the overthrow of Egypt's President
Nasser, how it shocked CIA colleagues with the proposal to use Israel in the attempt, and how it eventually produced the plan for "psychological warfare" that failed in November 1956, with catastrophic results for the Eden government. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Professor Scott Lucas
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Classic Serial: The Cairo Trilogy

2/3. Omar Sharif stars in this family saga chronicling the downwardly mobile life of a middle-class family in early
20th-century Egypt. This episode covers the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, when an outbreak of typhoid has a tragic effect on the family. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz , the Nobel Prize-winning
Egyptian writer who died in August. Recorded in Egypt.
Other cast members: Nairy Avedissian , Radwa Elgabry , Salah Fahmy Yara Goubran , Caroline Khalil , Rena Malak , Dina Nadim , Ahmed Nour Sherif Nour , Ola Roshdy , Sedky Sakhar , Hany Seef , Saymaa Shalan , Hugh Sowden , Mika Thabet Yeve Youssef and Ekram Zalat
Music by Sacha Puttnam Producer/Director John Dryden Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Omar Sharif
Dramatised By: Ayeesha Menon
Unknown: Naguib Mahfouz
Unknown: Nairy Avedissian
Unknown: Radwa Elgabry
Unknown: Salah Fahmy
Unknown: Yara Goubran
Unknown: Caroline Khalil
Unknown: Rena Malak
Unknown: Dina Nadim
Unknown: Ahmed Nour
Unknown: Sherif Nour
Unknown: Ola Roshdy
Unknown: Sedky Sakhar
Unknown: Hany Seef
Unknown: Saymaa Shalan
Unknown: Hugh Sowden
Unknown: Mika Thabet
Unknown: Yeve Youssef
Unknown: Ekram Zalat
Music By: Sacha Puttnam
Director: John Dryden
Old Kamal: Omar Sharif
Kamal: Amr Waked
Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab: Lhab Sakkout
Aida: Shirine El Ansari
Zanuba: Maryam El Khoshed
Zubayda: Zeinab Moubarak
Yasin: Tamer Nasrat

: The Moral Maze

4/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: Brain of Britain

8/17. Four contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

4/7. Roger McGough presents a selection of poems with seasonal sentiments, including Rich Days, The Burning of the Leaves, Autumn Journal and October Dusk, read by Jenny Coverack , Philip Franks and Andrew Sachs. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Jenny Coverack
Read By: Philip Franks
Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch

3/5. Pentecost - a Flashback. A prayer meeting in war-time Glasgow is rudely interrupted and the life of Mrs Funny , the hall caretaker, is changed for ever. Tamara Kennedy reads another supernatural short story from the classic 1949 collection by Scottish author Dorothy K Haynes. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Mrs Funny
Unknown: Tamara Kennedy
Unknown: Dorothy K Haynes.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: World Briefing

1.00 BBC World
Drama Four. Four - Straight Town: another chance to hear this award-winning play by Desmond Ntshalintshali , set among taxi drivers in Mandela-era Johannesburg


Play By: Desmond Ntshalintshali

: One Planet

: News

: The Ticket

: World Today

: The Interview

: Sports Round-up 430 Politics UK

political and policy issues in the UK

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.

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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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