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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Songs Everlasting

3/3. Bryn Terfel introduces the story of the 18th-century Welsh folk song Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn.


Unknown: Gwenith Gwyn.

: Open Country

In the second of two programmes from
Dumfriesshire, Helen Mark visits Sanquhar. which boasts the longest-running curling club and its very own knitting pattern. As
Burns Night approaches, she hears of the poet's strong association with the town.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Tom Heap. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Tom Heap.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawhney joins presenter Fi Glover. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Nitin Sawhney
Presenter: Fi Glover.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

The frustrations and joys of travel are explored by John McCarthy. Producer Harry Parker
Fully escorted tours of Spain and Sicily: p46
European breaks: Travel 2008, centre pages


Unknown: John McCarthy.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Scrum Down?

A rugby scrum can be a dangerous place. Tom Woolrich and AH Johnson, who are both paralysed from neck injuries sustained in scrums, think that scrums are vital to rugby, but surgeon
James Bourke is in favour of an outright ban. John Inverdale asks if the practice should go down for ever. Producer Julian May Spoken word choices: page 119


Unknown: Tom Woolrich
Unknown: James Bourke
Unknown: John Inverdale

: Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes in Westminster s corridors of power. Editor Marie Jessel


Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents.
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Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice. Presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

2/8. Sandi Toksvig returns with the topical comedy panel game, with Jeremy Hardy ,
Francis Wheen , Phill Jupitus and Fred MacAulay. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Ashtead in Surrey. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE' [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Tennis Court

Brothers Sam and Arthur confide in each other about everything. In 1943 Sam is posted to India, while the haemophiliac Arthur remains at home in Kent. In 1944 the Japanese surround British forces in Kohima and, as the two sides face each other across the tennis court at the back of the deputy district commissioner's bungalow, Sam is haunted by a secret he hasn't told Arthur. By Jonathan Smith. producer/Director Bruce young
Spoken word choices: page 119


Unknown: Jonathan Smith.
Sam: Dan Stevens
Arthur: Jot Davies
Mother: Cella Imrie
Lettie: Jasmine Hyde
Pearce: Thomas Arnold
Penny: Cressida Trew
Tom: Martin T Sherman

: Soul Music

2/4. Finlandia. Sibelius's great-grandson Jaakko lives and Finnish conductor John Storgards are among the contributors looking at the history of Finland's unofficial national anthem. Repeated from Tuesday


Conductor: John Storgards

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
RT DIRECT: To order Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Years of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP E20.00) incl p&p, call [number removed], quoting RTD35


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Jenny Scott.


Presented By: Jenny Scott.

: Tracing Your Roots

4/4. Does music run in your family tree? Sally Magnusson and Nick Barratt meet listeners whose research has uncovered ancestors who were composers or musicians. Although their subjects predate the era of sound recordings, there are plenty of other research materials available to help musical family-history Sleuths. Producer Anne McNaught


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

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran hosts a mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

3/16. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 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: Same Time,Same Place, Next Year

An insight into the work of Doc Rowe , who for more than 40 years has collected photographs, recordings and films of annual traditional events - such as the Obby Osses dancing through the streets of Padstow, Cornwall, on May Day. Presented by Malcolm Taylor. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Doc Rowe
Presented By: Malcolm Taylor.

: Classic Serial: The Age of Innocence

2/2. Despite Newland Archer 's marriage to May, he is still obsessed with thoughts of Ellen Olenska. Edith Wharton 's novel about the stifling restrictions of society in 1870s New York is dramatised by Jane Rogers.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Newland Archer
Unknown: Ellen Olenska.
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Dramatised By: Jane Rogers.
Newland: Ryan McCluskey
Ellen: Susan Lynch
May: Kellie Bright
Catherine: Eleanor Bron
Augusta: Lorelei King
Sillerton Jackson/Riviere: Kerry Shale
Julius: Conrad Nelson
Lawrence: Martin T Sherman

: The Moral Maze

1/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: The Garden Quiz

2/11. Anna Ford chairs the contest to find the best amateur garden expert in the country. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anna Ford

: Poetry Please

1/6. Roger McGough presents a selection of wildlife poetry. The readers are John Mackay and Bonnie Hurren. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: John MacKay
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.

: Scottish Shorts

2/6. The Dizzy. A young man realises he has been stood up and decides to take matters into his own hands. Written by Patrick Prior and read by John Kielty. Producer Kirsty Williams


Written By: Patrick Prior
Read By: John Kielty.
Producer: Kirsty Williams

: News

: One Planet

: News

: CHOICE BBC World Drama

Feluda - the Golden Fortress: by Satyajit Ray See panel

: 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.

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.

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