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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.


3/9. Eddie Mair presents an interactive debate, welcoming listeners' comments to build the format and supply the subject matter of each programme. Producer Rupert Allman


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Helen Mark travels along the Poacher Line in Lincolnshire, a 55-mile railway route linking
Grantham and Skegness, and investigates why rural rail services are vital to the countryside. Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
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: John Humphrys.
Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Novelist Mike Gayle joins guest presenter
Richard Coles. With poetry by Lemn Sissay. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Mike Gayle
Presenter: Richard Coles.
Unknown: Lemn Sissay.
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

3/3. In the last of her series on British culture in 1968, Miranda Sawyer discovers how the war that was really obsessing British writers was not Vietnam but the Second World War. Britain, it seems, was caught between a deep nostalgia and a need to blast holes in the safe version of the past. With contributions from Dad's Army creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft , theatre producer Michael White and the screenwriter of If, David Sherwin. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Producer: Michael White
Unknown: David Sherwin.
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of 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

Advice on personal finance with Paul Lewis. Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

7/8. Francis Wheen , Jeremy Hardy ,
Sue Perkins and Simon Evans join Sandi Toksvig for more topical hilarity, satire and silliness. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the topical debate in Almondbury, west Yorkshire, where the panel includes the Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, and the Liberal Democrat peer Julia Neuberger. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Julia Neuberger.

: 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: Plenty

Drama offering a unique reading of post-war history, chronicling the changing values and ideals of an individual across the period. The play follows an Englishwoman as she spends time aiding the French resistance in the 1940s, and through the years of peace that follow. By David Hare.


Writer: David Hare
Producer: John Dove
Susan: Miranda Richardson
Alice: Hattie Morahan
Brock: Ben Miles
Lazar: Michael Gould
Frenchman 1: Jonathan Cullen
Begley: Jonathan Cullen
Darwin: Geoffrey Palmer
Mick: Paul Anderson
Louise: Emilie-Kate Owen
Aung: Chool Beh
Priest: Dale Rapley
Announcer: Dale Rapley
Dorcas: Ellie Beaven
Charleson: Angus Wright
Frenchman 2: Sylvester Morand

: Lost Albums

3/3 Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day. VashtiBunyan wrote Just Another
Diamond Day on her journey north in a Romany caravan to join Donovan's commune in the Outer Hebrides. Released in 1970 these songs would only properly surface 30 years later. Pete Paphides tells the Story. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Vashti Bunyan
Unknown: Pete Paphides

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridqe RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP £8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridqe

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Women at Ford's factory in Dagenham go on strike John Tusa narrates the series recalling the eventsof the yearthrougharchiveand music. Producers Sam Bryant and Lucy Dichmont


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

: Saturday PM

Round-up of the day s news and sporting headlines. Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

3/9 Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the Shop floor. 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

8/8. Colin Shindler creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Peter Leslie Wild Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Colin Shindler
Producer: Peter Leslie

: 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 Ration Book Olympics

As debate continues over the funding of the 2012 London Olympics,
Clare Balding looks back at the last time the Games came to London, in 1948. Three years after the Second World War, there were few new facilities, yet the Games were a great success. The programme includes archive recordings from, and fresh interviews with, those athletes who took part. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Classic Serial:The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

1/3. Robert Tressell 's socialist masterpiece follows a group of builders hovering above the poverty line, as they renovate a house in the early 1900s. There's a shock in store for the workmen as their boss singles out one of the group. And Ruth and Easton resort to desperate measures. Adapted by Andrew Lynch.
Jake Pratt
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Tressell
Adapted By: Andrew Lynch.
Unknown: Jake Pratt
Owen: Andrew Lincoln
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Crass: Timothy Spall
Hunter (Old Misery'): Paul Whitehouse
The Policeman: John Prescott
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Rushton: Bill Bailey
Barrington: Tom Goodman-Hill
Slyme: Kevin Eldon
Linden: Philip Jackson
Mrs Linden: Gwyneth Powell
Philpot: Tony Haygarth
Bundy: Tony Pitts
Bert: Des O'Malley
Dawson: Rupert Degas
Sweater: Rupert Degas
Sawkins: Andrew Langtree
Mary: Emma Fryer
Newman: Steven Radford
Elsie: Yasmin Garrad
Charlie: Jake Pratt

: The Reith Lectures

2/4. English Lessons. Jonathan Spence looks at China's relations with the UK through the prism of the three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions.
Introduced by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Spence
Introduced By: Sue Lawley

: Counterpoint

12/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the last semi-final Of the music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Poetry Please

4/10. Roger McGough with more listeners' poetry requests, including poems about parenting and friendship. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough

: Dora's Women

3/5. Rooster. A confrontation with a randy old rooster leads to an explosive climax.
Written by Roy Apps. Read by Dora Bryan. Producer/Director Martin Jenkins


Written By: Roy Apps.
Read By: Dora Bryan.
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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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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