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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With Mike Ford.

: Market Forces

2/5. An assessment of how Kent's Faversham market is faring in the face of competition from nearby supermarkets. Gregg Wallace looks at the produce from local and French stallholders. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Producer: Neil George

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the UK.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday atuopm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Melanie Abbott. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Saturday Live

Political commentator and biographer Anthony Seldon joins Fi Glover on the weekend entertainment show. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Anthony Seldon
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig on the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: For One Night Only

2/3. The Prom of Peace. Reliving the BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 August 1968 that featured the Soviet State Symphony Orchestra and Czech composer Anton Dvorak 's cello concerto on the day Soviet tanks put an end to the short-lived Prague Spring. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Anton Dvorak
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell hosts the political discussion mat sharpens the focus on ideas and events. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/from_our_own_correspondent


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

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. producer Chris A'Court


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/6. Armando lannucci welcomes you and your ears to some topical piffle as he and his guests poke about a bit at the news and things in general. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , in which an audience canvass the opinions of a panel that includes cartoonist Steve Bell ,
Professor Lord Anthony Giddens , and journalist and historian Max Hastings. From Kibworth in Leicestershire. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Steve Bell
Unknown: Lord Anthony Giddens
Unknown: Max Hastings.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Our Man In Jamaica

Biographical comedy, by Marcy Kahan. Reconciled to being out of fashion,
Noel Coward is determined to finish his first novel, until his neighbour Ian Fleming sets him an espionage challenge.
Producer/Director Gordon House


Comedy By: Marcy Kahan.
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Ian Fleming
Noel Coward: Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn Loraine: Eleanor Bron
Cole Lesley: Tam Williams
Ian Fleming: Nicholas Farrell
Marlene Dietrich: Alison Pettitt
Shrafft: Kerry Shale

: Songs of Praise: the Rise and Fall of the West Gallery

John Florance joins a group of musicians and choristers from Surrey and the West Midlands as they perform psalmody, or, as Hardy later referred to it, "west gallery music". Largely composed by amateurs and performed by a variety of singers and instrumentalists, it stood quite apart from the cathedral tradition.
Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: John Florance

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Highlights of the weekday programmes.
Presented by Jane Little. Editor Jill Burridge
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Presented By: Jane Little.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sporting headlines. With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Tracing Your Roots

5/6. Sally Magnusson and genealogist
Nick Barratt explore more ways of researching your ancestral history. This week the detective work includes clues that can be gleaned from old photographs. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran welcomes more guests for sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into one of the week's headline-makers. Editor Maria Balinska Rptd tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska Rptd

: Saturday Review

Sarfraz Manzoor and guests examine highlights of the week's cultural events. Producer Anne Marie Cole


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: The Archive Hour: Saving the Sounds of History: Marie Slocombe and the BBC Sound Archive

How the BBC Sound Archive began in the 1930s when secretary Marie Slocombe was told to clear out some old recordings by G.B. Shaw, G.K. Chesterton and Winston Churchill, but started collecting them instead. Radio historian Sean Street explores the collection she was largely responsible for creating, the development of her ideas and her personality.


Presenter: Sean Street
Producer: Julian May

: Classic Serial: To Sir with Love

1/2. Rick Braithwaite is a handsome, ex-RAF pilot who gets a job as a teacher in a radical school in postwar London's East End. The students are tough, foul-mouthed and angry but he inspires them as they inspire him. By ER Braithwaite, dramatised by Roy Williams.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rick Braithwaite
Dramatised By: Roy Williams.
Rick: Kwame Kwel-Armah
Gillian: Sasha Behar
Weston: Simon Treves
Clinty: Liza Sadovy
Florian: Sam Dale
Denham: Steven Webb
Pamela: Clare Corbett
Seales: Ashley Chin
Potter: Freddy White
Babs: Leanne Rowe

: Inside the Ethics Committee

1/3. Experts examine the ethics involved in medical cases. They begin by considering the situation of a man with learning disabilities and no spoken language who has a treatable form of stomach cancer. The panel consider whether he is capable of giving informed consent to treatment and if it is possible for clinicians and ethicists to decide what is in his best interests. Repeated from Wednesday

: Round Britain Quiz

11/12. Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair with teams from Scotland and the north of England competing in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. With Michael Alexander, Alan Taylor, Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt.
(Repeated from Monday)


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Michael Alexander
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Michael Schmidt

: Poetry Please

8/8. Roger McGough presents listeners' request for poems about harvest time and the challenges of starting school. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: Opening Lines

3/5. Lady Play. Nikki Amuka-Bird reads this story by Sharon Raizada. Deep down, a woman wants to get back with her ex, but a smooth-talking card-sharp sows seeds of doubt in her mind. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Nikki Amuka-Bird
Story By: Sharon Raizada.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: News

: One Planet

global development and the environment

: News

: BBC World Drama

Confetti for My Grandmother: drama-documentary by John Hegley about his French grandmother

: News

: The Ticket

: A Royal Recovery

how the monarchy coped in the aftermath of Diana, Princess of Wales's death

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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