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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Tim Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Tim Bartlett.

: Market Forces

4/5. Gregg Wallace visits the Plymouth Pannier market. Destroyed in 1941 and rebuilt after the war it is a testament to the locals' determination to keep the market going. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Producer: Neil George

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton . 6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow and poet Lemn Sissay join Fi Glover on the weekend entertainment Show. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Presenter: Jon Snow
Unknown: Lemn Sissay
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

: King Size Papas and MightyTight Women

J Comic Julian Clary , well-known for his own brand of sexual humour, celebrates the use of the double entendre in 1920s and 1930s blues music. Producer Paul Slade Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Paul Slade

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell hosts a political discussion on current 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
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant. is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/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 Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

5/6. 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?

Eddie Mair chairs the topical discussion in Dunfermline, Fife. Panellists include the Times columnist and former editor of The Scotsman Magnus Linklater , and children's author Katie Grant. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Magnus Linklater
Unknown: Katie Grant.

: Any Answers?

Eddie Mair takes listeners' calls and emails 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: Eddie Mair
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: That Man Attlee

By Robin Glendinning. As the results swing against Churchill and unexpectedly toward Labour during the 1945 general election count, a bout of political infighting breaks out. Herbert Morrison tries to unseat his boss Clement Attlee when the Party scents victory, and an unlikely leader emerges to steer Great Britain toward socialism.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Robin Glendinning.
Unknown: Herbert Morrison
Unknown: Clement Attlee
Director: Jeremy Howe
Clement Attlee: Bill Wallis
Ernest Bevin: David Calder
Herbert Morrison: Matthew Marsh
Harold Laski: Philip Franks
Vi Attlee: Diana Berriman
Hippy Attlee: Katherine Heath
Alison Attlee: Amy Clifton
Janet Shipton: Alison Reid
The Home Service: David Collins
Journalist: Chris Donnelly
Journalist: Paul Mohan

: I Should Be Proud

1/2. Martha Reeves (of the Vandellas) charts black America's Vietnam, told through soul music. With recordings - some consciousness-raising, some explicitly critical - made by key artists in the history of the genre, and featuring stinging archive comment and recollection. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Martha Reeves

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Highlights of the weekday programmes. Presented by Jane Little. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Years of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP E20.00) including p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop, [address removed]


Presented By: Jane Little.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Face the Facts

John Waite looks at the dangers faced by interpreters who work for British and US forces in Iraq. Producer Karen Pirie


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Karen Pirie

: 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
Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Mad about the Boy

Kit Hesketh-Harvey examines the friendship and rivalry that developed between iconic British entertainers Ivor Novello and Noël
Coward. He chronicles their first meeting in 1917, when an unknown Coward aspired to achieving Novello's level of fame, and friends and colleagues provide anecdotes about their intertwined careers. Producer cathMcGhee


Unknown: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Unknown: Ivor Novello

: Classic Serial: The Heart of Midlothian

1/2. Two sisters are caught up in political revolt and a charge of infanticide in Sir Walter Scott 's novel, dramatised by the actress Gerda Stevenson. Edinburgh, 1737: the mob breaks into the Tolbooth Prison where young Effie Deans awaits trial. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Walter Scott
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson.
Unknown: Effie Deans
Jeanie: Gerda Stevenson
Davie: Tom Fleming
Effie: Irene Allan
Reuben: Robin Laing
Dumbiedikes: John Buick
Ratcliffe: James Bryce
Sharpitlaw: Laurie Ventry
George: Simon Donaldson
Meg: Ann Louise Ross
Madge: Pauline Knowles
Porteous: Simon Tait

: Inside the Ethics Committee

3/3. This medical ethics debate is based on the real-life case of an unconscious man who was a victim of the 2005 London bombings and the health-care worker who injured herself with a needle while treating him and now demands he have an HIV test. The panel debate the rights of the unconscious patient versus the rights of those of his health-care worker. Presented by Vivienne Parry. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Vivienne Parry.

: Brain of Britain

1/17. Peter Snow chairs the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday For free tickets to attend the recording of this show, call [number removed] or visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

: Poetry Societies

1/4. The John Harris Society.
Judith Palmer meets a dedicated group of fans of the 19th-century Cornish miner-cum-poet John Harris. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Unknown: John Harris.

: Opening Lines

5/5. Tango. Susan Jameson reads this story by Caroline Sutton , in which a serial hobbyist takes up dance lessons and sets his sights on Buenos Aires. Producer Joanne Reardon


Unknown: Susan Jameson
Story By: Caroline Sutton
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories behind global headlines

: One Planet

Global development and the environment

: News

: BBC World Drama

Hattie Naylor's adaptation of the science-fiction classic (1/2)

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics 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.

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.

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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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