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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Fish Tales

3/4. While casting a fly on a small chalk stream, Chris Yates and expert angler Ronnie Butler consider the mysterious ways of the wild brown trout. Producer Dan Shepherd
6.00 News and Papers


Unknown: Chris Yates
Unknown: Ronnie Butler
Producer: Dan Shepherd

: Open Country

With English wine producers holding their annual wine tasting on St George's Day, Helen Mark visits the Camel Valley vineyard to investigate the UK's increasing share of the market.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on issues that affect the countryside and the food it produces, presented by Melanie Abbott. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Actor Charles Collingwood joins Fi Glover on the weekend magazine programme, with poetry by Lemn Sissay. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Lemn Sissay.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Rosie and the Non-Doms

Rosie Millard explores the world of those claiming non-domicile status in the UK and their impact on Britain's financial landscape. Nom-doms have been in Britain since this tax status was created to fund the Napoleonic Wars. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Rosie Millard
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Embryo Wars

Mark D'Arcy explores the differences between the scientific and religious lobbies over the future of fertility treatments and experiments using human embryos in the light of the Government's plans to update the relevant laws. Producer Peter Mulligan See also Monday at 8pm


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Now Show

7/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take satirical look at recent events. With
Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and guest Frankie Boyle. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Frankie Boyle.

: News

: Any Questions?

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: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: David Laws
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Dr Johnson's dictionary of Crime

History, detection and comedy meet in David Ashton's crime story as Dr Johnson and James Boswell tackle the London underworld of 1781. How do you save a man from hanging who has shot another at point-blank range? And how do you defeat the power and vested interest of a man highly placed in His Majesty's Government?


Writer: David Ashton
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Dr Johnson: Timothy West
James Boswell: Stuart McQuarrie
Hester: Joanna David
Lord Spencer: David Shaw-Parker
Capt Porteous: Oliver Milburn
Tobias: Harry Myers
Caroline: Abigail Hollick
Lady Crewe: Teresa Gallagher
Serena: Cathy Sara
Silas: Ron Cook

: Tales from the Stave

114. lolanthe. Frances Fyfield , Kit Hesketh-
Harvey, Richard Suartand Michael Ainger take a close look at the manuscript of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Frances Fyfield

: 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

: 1968: Day-by-Day

John Tusa presents the daily series that recalls the major political and cultural events of that day in 1968. Prime Minister Harold Wilson takes a tough line with the unions. producers Robert Abel , Sam Bryant and Lucy Dichmont


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Sam Bryant
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: iPM

3/8, Eddie Mair presents the interactive programme, produced using listeners' contributions to the programme blog at www.bbc.co.uk/ipm
Editor Rupert Allman EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, presented by Clive Anderson. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

16/16. 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. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: A Rage in Dalston

In 1945 fascism returned to the streets of London. For four years the capital would witness confrontations between the remnants of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists and Jewish ex-servicemen, organised in the 43 Group. Their goal was to drive fascism from the streets and silence its message of anti-Semitism and racism. Alan Dein uncovers this little-known story of postwar conflict.
Street-fighting man: pages 120-121


Presenter: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: A Dance to the Music of Time

2/6. Friends. Nick's attempts to maintain his school friendships begin to founder in the whirlpool of real life. The novels of Anthony Powell , dramatised by Michael Butt.
Repeated from Sunday
Quiggin Julian Kerrldge Erridge Jonathan Keeble Mona Abigail Cruttenden Molly Heather Tracy Isobel Zoe Wattes


Unknown: Anthony Powell
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Quiggin Julian Kerrldge
Unknown: Erridge Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Mona Abigail Cruttenden
Unknown: Molly Heather Tracy
Unknown: Isobel Zoe Wattes
Narrator: Corin Redgrave
Nick: Alex Jennings
Widmerpool: Mark Heap
Peter: Ronan Vibert
Charles: Timothy Watson

: Bringing Up Britain

3/4. Mariella Frostrup hosts a debate about parenting in which families, experts and policy-makers discuss their experiences. Tonight's focus is on benign neglect and overstimulation. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Counterpoint

4/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the fourth round Of the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: The Josephine Hart Poetry Programme

1/4. Josephine Hart explores the work of great poets with the unforgettable verse from the trenches of the First World War. She is joined at the British Library by actors Robert Hardy , Daniel Stevens , Damian Lewis and Elizabeth McGovern who give voice to the suffering, sarcasm, wit, and loss expressed by the poets Of the Great War. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Daniel Stevens
Unknown: Damian Lewis
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern

: Opening Lines

5/5. Upside Down. By Donna Daley-Clarke . Watching her beautiful daughter turn cartwheels at circus summer school, Katrina wonders how she can turn her own ordered life upside down. Read by Adjoa Andoh. Producer Joanne Reardon


Unknown: Donna Daley-Clarke
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

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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