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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: iPM

2/9. Eddie Mair presents the interactive show, produced using listeners'contributions to the programme's blog and listeners' comments via email. Editor Rupert Allman


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Elinor Goodman visits Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire to see how the National
Trust is balancing the leisure requirements of humans against the needs of rare plant species - all competing for the same space. Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Elinor Goodman

: Farming Today This Week

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


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament Presented by Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.51 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by Peter James , with poetry by Kate Fox. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Peter James
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by John McCarthy. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy.
Producer: Harry Parker

: 1968: Sex, Telly and Britain

2/3. In her exploration of British culture in 1968, Miranda Sawyer looks at the growing concern about the power of television to influence the public. She hears from Tony Benn , David Attenborough ,
Anthony Howard and the former chief executive of ITN, Stuart Purvis , about the debate that still resounds today. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Stuart Purvis
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the third day of the Third Test from Trent Bridge by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle with summaries by Vic Marks , Jeremy Coney and Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer Adam Mountford * approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am Digital only


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne reviews the week's events in Parliament. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A collection of dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for £15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

6/8. Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen , Simon Evans and Kevin Day join host Sandi Toksvig for the topical comedy panel game. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the topical discussion from Portsmouth, where the panel includes Tony Blair 's biographer Anthony Seldon. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Anthony Seldon.

: Any Answers?

Eddie Mair takes listeners' responses 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: Eddie Mair
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play:Sacred Statues

Sculptor Corry struggles to make ends meet for his pregnant wife Nuala and his children. Without his knowledge, Nuala hatches a shocking plan to save them. By William Trevor. Producer Gemma McMullan


Unknown: William Trevor.
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Nuala: Eileen Walsh
Corry: Gary Lydon
Mrs Falloway: Judy Parfitt
Etty: Ger Ryan
Mr Renne: Kieran Lagan
Boys: Adam Maul
Boys: Davis Best

: Lost Albums

2/3. The Devils - Dark Circles. Pete Paphides continues his look at great lost albums. In 1978, Birmingham art school band Duran Duran was formed by Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy and Nick Rhodes (pre-Simon Le Bon). Their material was only released in 2002 when Duffy and Rhodes revisited their Warholian tribute to Birmingham. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Pete Paphides
Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Nick Rhodes

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the week's Woman's Hour programmes. Editor jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for E6.99 (RRP EB.99) incl pSp, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Basque separatist group ETA carry out their first assassination. John Tusa introduces the daily series recalling the events of the year. Producers Sam Bryant and Lucy Dichmont


Introduces: John Tusa
Producers: Sam Bryant
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

2/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Clive Anderson. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

7/8. Writer Lin Coghlan creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Peter Kavanagh Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Lin Coghlan
Producer: Peter Kavanagh Rptd

: 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: The Dream Time of Jazz

Old, sick and poor (but always immaculately dressed). Jelly Roll Morton sat at a piano at the Library of Congress in 1938 and spoke at length (over ten hours) to the 23-year-old folklorist and musicologist Alan Lomax, who had stumbled on the first oral history of black-American music. Historian Marybeth Hamilton reconstructs these remarkable sessions and listens to Jelly Roll's memories of gangsters and prostitutes and the brothels and honky tonks where jazz was born.


Presenter: Marybeth Hamilton
Producer: Tim Dee

: Classic Serial:The Mayor of Casterbridge

3/3. Helen Edmundson 's adaptation of Thomas Hardy 's novel. As Henchard sets about rebuilding his life, the arrival of a stranger in Casterbridge threatens to tarnish his newly redeemed reputation.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Helen Edmundson
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Michael: John Lynch
Elizabeth-Jane: Ruth Wilson
Donald: Paul Higqlns
Lucetta: Emma Fielding
Furmity woman: Maggie Steed
Abel: Burn Gorman
Jopp: Conrad Nelson
Newson: Jonathan Keeble
Solomon: Russell Dixon
Christopher: David Fielder
Mother Cuxsom: Sue Ryding
Martha: Vashti MacLachlan
Phoebe: Lorna Lewis

: The Reith Lectures

1/4. Confucian Ways. Jonathan Spence , Sterling Professor of History at Yale
University, reflects on China's most enduring thinker, Confucius, in a lecture from the British Library. Introduced by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Spence
Introduced By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

11/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of the music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Poetry Please

3/10. Roger McGough heads to the annual Hay Festival of Literature and Arts in Hay-on-Wye, where he is joined by poet Gwyneth Lewis. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis.

: Dora's Women: Keep Taking the Tablets

2/5. Amy prepares for a painful interview - a meeting that will affect her marriage.
Dora Bryan reads Jimmie Chinn's story.


Writer: Jimmie Chinn
Reader: Dora Bryan
Producer/Director: Martin Jenkins

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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