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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: The Preposterous Files

V5. Tardis. Julian Putkowski distils the National Archive file from the late 19th century that deals with the Metropolitan Police's famous blue police box. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Open Country

Matt Baker visits the New Forest.
Producer Bethan Bell Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Tom Heap.


Presenter: Tom Heap
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Joan Bakewell and poet Kate Fox join
Presenter Fi Glover. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Kate Fox
Presenter: Fi Glover.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by John McCarthy. Producer Harry Parker
Our guide to cruise holidays: centre pages
Escorted holidays to Europe and the USA: p48


Unknown: John McCarthy.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Laughter Close to Tears

Even the most repressive regimes produce humour - sometimes laughter can be the only freedom left. From
Burma to Zimbabwe, Michael Rosen hears contemporary jokes from the oppressed across the globe. Producer Mark Burman See panel


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman

: Week in Westminster

Matthew D'Ancona takes a look at the week's Political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance. Presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jim Frank

: The News Quiz

3/8 Sandi Toksvig takes a knife to the week s news and, with the help of Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Simon Evans and Sue Perkins , carves a big slice of satire. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Sue Perkins

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Bristol where the panellists include the shadow Transport Secretary Theresa Villiers and the Barbican's artistic director Graham Sheffield. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Theresa Villiers
Director: Graham Sheffield.

: 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 Listening Room

It's the year 2036. Kathleen works on a national helpline in a call centre named The Listening Room. She starts to receive calls from a man who has a terrible secret of international importance. A psychological thriller by Steve Gough , exploring truth, confidentiality and morality.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Steve Gough
Director: Pauline Harris
Kathleen: Becky Hlndley
Robert: Kevin Doyle
John: Lloyd Hutchinson
Lisa: Fiona Clarke

: Soul Music

3/4. Originally a Motown song, Tainted Love became famous on the Northern Soul scene in the late 70s. It was heard by Marc Almond and Dave Ball of Soft Cell, who later recorded a definitive version that went to number one in 17 countries. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Marc Almond
Unknown: Dave Ball

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
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Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

New series 1/10. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about the week's business news. Today's programme focuses on Scottish businesses. producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

A mix of conversation, comedy and music.
Hosted by Peter Curran. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

4/16. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: 50 Years of Ban the Bomb

Marking 50 years of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Matthew Parris looks back through the archives and asks whether CND's arguments have been naive and misguided, or whether the campaign has put pressure on politicians and raised a crucial debate about nuclear weapons that is increasingly relevant today.
Spoken word choices: page 121


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Jo Wheeler

: September Tide

Daphne du Maurier's bittersweet love story, set in a beautiful house on a Cornish estuary. The widowed Stella lives there alone until her daughter, Cherry, brings her new husband to visit. This will be the first time mother and son-in-law come face to face.
Adapted by Moya O'Shea.
Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins
Producer/Director TraceyNeale


Adapted By: Moya O'Shea.
Pianist: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Stella: Paula Wilcox
Evan: Jonathan Firth
Cherry: Alice Hart
Robert: John Rowe
Mrs Tucket: Susan Jameson

: The Moral Maze

2/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox , Michael Portillo and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: The Garden Quiz

3/11. Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest, pitting four contestants against each other in a knockout competition to find the best amateur garden expert in the country. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anna Ford

: Poetry Please

2/6. Roger McGough introduces a lucky dip edition, with the help of readers
John Mackay and Bonnie Hurren. Rick Stein reads A Recipe fora a Salad by Sydney Smith and explains its particular appeal to him. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Readers: John MacKay
Readers: Bonnie Hurren.
Unknown: Rick Stein

: Scottish Shorts

3/6. Tomato Sauce. By Vivien Jones. The aroma of freshly picked tomatoes awakens a childhood memory in which an act of disobedience has the most surprising effect. Read by Monica Gibb. Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Vivien Jones.
Read By: Monica Gibb.
Producer: Kirsty Williams

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Feluda - the Elephant God: a Bengali detective visits Benares during the festival of Durga

: 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.

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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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