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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Archdeacon Philip Patterson.


Unknown: Philip Patterson.

: Fish Tales

4/4. "No lady's dress is finer than the dress of the perch." Writer Tom Fort and Chris Yates argue that, in spite of what the Victorians wrote, perch are quintessentially masculine. Producer Dan Shepherd


Unknown: Tom Fort
Unknown: Chris Yates
Producer: Dan Shepherd

: Open Country

The Hastings Fishing Fleets. Helen Mark finds out how sustainable fishing is raising the profile of local food in Hastings.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Saturday Live

Survival expert Ray Mears joins presenter Fi Glover. Poetry is provided by Elvis McGonagall. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ray Mears
Presenter: Fi Glover.
Provided By: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Telly Savalas and the Quota Quickies

In the late 1970s, cities such as Portsmouth and Birmingham became the stars of a group of B-movies created by the late director Harold Baim. One such classic is called Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham, where the Hollywood action man waxes lyrical about the city. Laurie Taylor tells the unexpected story of how and why these films were made. Producer Howard Shannon
"It's my kinda town": pages 128-129


Director: Harold Bairn.
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Howard Shannon

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

8/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look back at events featured in the week's news. With Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical debate from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, where the panellists are Secretary for State for
Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears; shadow Secretary of State for
Communities and Local Government Eric
Pickles; Liberal Democrat peer Lord Razzall; and neurobiologist Professor Colin Blakemore. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Professor Colin Blakemore.

: 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 Small Back Room

Made into a Powell and Pressburger film in 1948 from a book by Nigel Balchin, this is a tense wartime thriller about the back-room boys and their sterling war efforts. Sammy Rice is called to solve the mystery of a series of unexploded bombs that are being scattered after German bombing raids. They lay dormant and then inexplicably explode on human contact. Will Sammy be able to stop the havoc they are causing among civilians?


Writer: Nigel Balchin
Dramatiser: Richard Stevens
Producer: Clive Brill
Sammy: Damian Lewis
Waring: Nick Rowe
Sue: Rebecca Saire
Stuart: Will Keen
Holland: Paul Jesson
Brine: Paul Jesson
Joe: Stuart Laing
Pinker: Sean Baker
Strang: Sean Baker
Tilly: Dominic Rowan
Mair: Christopher Benjamin

: Tales from the Stave

2/4. Pulcinella. Frances Fyfield goes to the British Library to see Stravinsky's manuscript and the neat sketchbook that shows how he developed the work. Repeated 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 events of that day in 1968. There's racial harmony in Cardiff.
Producers Robert Abel , Sam Bryant and Lucy Dichmont


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

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.


4/8. Eddie Mair presents the programme, produced using listeners' comments via email and blog. Editor Rupert Allman
Contact via bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm 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

: From Fact to Fiction

New series 1/8. Bettina Gracias creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Luke Fresle Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Bettina Gracias

: 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: Kington's Last Tapes

Only days before he died in January,
Miles Kington recorded several hours of tape with his friend, broadcaster Tony Staveacre , in which he talked about his career as a humorist, musician and broadcaster. To celebrate Kington, Staveacre presents highlights from these tapes, along with archive of some of Kington's broadcasts and musical performances. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Sara Davies

: Classic Serial: A Dance to theMusic of Time

3/6. Marriage. Jenkins and a few of his friends embark on the voyage of married life - with varying levels of disaster. The novels of Anthony Powell , dramatised by Michael Butt.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anthony Powell
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Narrator: Corln Redgrave
Jenkins: Alex Jennlnqs
Widmerpool: Mark Heap
Templer: Ronan Vlbert
Stringham: Timothy Watson
Sir Magnus: Timothy Watson
Moreland: Malcolm Sinclair
Maclintick: Hamlsh Clark
Mrs Maclintick: Lucy Cohu
Matilda: Emma Powell
Isobel: Zoe Waltes
Priscilla: Heather Tracy
Betty: Heather Tracy

: Bringing Up Britain

4/4. Mariella Frostrup hosts the debate about parenting that mixes practical advice and ideas. This week, a single parent explains why she feels penalised for doing the best for her Child. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Counterpoint

5/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: The Josephine HartPoetry Programme

2/4. Josephine Hart explores the life and politics of John Milton and how they shaped his masterpiece Paradise Lost. Extracts are performed by Jeremy Irons (Satan), Greg Wise (Adam) and Emilia Fox (Eve). The narrator is Felicity Kendal. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Greg Wise
Unknown: Felicity Kendal.

: Original Shorts

1/5. The Milly Ming. Jane Gardam 's story is a beguiling account of a parish home for unmarried mothers that carries an unexpected resonance down the years.
Read by Sarah Badel. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Milly Ming.
Unknown: Jane Gardam
Read By: Sarah Badel.
Producer: Martin Jarvis

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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