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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Big Fish, Small Ponds

1/4. David McKie visits the village of Whiteley in Surrey that was built for deserving pensioners. Producer Amanda Harqreaves


Unknown: David McKie
Producer: Amanda Harqreaves

: Open Country

Matt Baker discovers why bees make the Devon countryside so special. Producer Sarah Swadling Rptd Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Sarah Swadling Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

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


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Guest presenter Richard Coles is joined by food guru Prue Leith. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young. Producer Simon Clancy


Presenter: Richard Coles
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Benedict Allen explores the joys and frustrations Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Benedict Allen
Producer: Harry Parker

: Leonard and Marianne

In 1960 on the Greek island of Hydra, Leonard Cohen met Marianne Ihlen , the wife of a Norwegian novelist.
Their romance and eventual separation is immortalised in one of Cohen's earliest and best-known songs, So Long, Marianne. In 2005 Cohen talked to Norwegian Radio about the song and then, earlier this year,
Marianne spoke for the first time in English about her role as muse. producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Unknown: Marianne Ihlen
Producer: Alan Hall

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fourth day of the Third Test at Edgbaston from Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann. With expert analysis by Vic Marks , Alec Stewart and Shaun Pollock.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Simon Mann.
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Alec Stewart
Unknown: Shaun Pollock.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Beyond Westminster

Andrew Rawnsley presents the programme that examines politics outside the confines Of Parliament. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Jane Beresford

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents. producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Alvin Hall's World of Money

3/5. Art Alvin Hall looks at where investors are spending their money in order to survive a credit crunch and its economic knock-on effect. He continues with the art world, where works hold their value despite the ups and downs of the financial markets. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: The Now Show

6/7. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical look at the week's news, with help from 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 presents the topical debate from Egham, Surrey. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play:These Are the Times

2/2. Ageof Reason. Tom Paine is again embroiled in revolution, this time in France. But during the Terror his best efforts for the new Republic put him in prison, and American help is a long time coming. By Trevor Griffiths. Music by John Tarns ; Producer Ann Scott ; Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Trevor Griffiths.
Music By: John Tarns
Producer: Ann Scott
Director: Clive Brill
Tom Paine: Jonathan Pryce
Jefferson: Ken Cranham
Carney: Romola Garal
Danton: Francois Guetary
Gouvernour Morris: Robert Glenister
Short: Will Keen
Lafavette: John McAndrew
Edmund Burke: Paul Jesson
Bancal: Hugh Ross
Clio Rickman: Jack Shepherd
Monroe: Nick Rowe
Sally Hemmings: Clare Perkins
Father: Christopher Obi
Thomas: Kwayedza Kureya

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP E8.99) incl p&p, 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

John Tusa presents the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. As talks continue between their leaders and the Soviet Union, demonstrators in Prague call for greater Czech sovereignty. Producers Robert Abel , Russell Finch and Joby Waldman


Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Russell Finch
Producers: Joby Waldman

: Saturday PM

The day's news headlines, with Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: iPM

New series 1/9. Eddie Mair presents the programme whose content is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Rupert Allman ; contact: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran welcomes more guests for sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

7/17. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers.
Editor Maria Balinska 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: The Man Who Invented Stereo

Had he lived, Alan Blumlein would have been known as the Michael Faraday of the 20th century, according to one of his colleagues, yet he is relatively unknown. Martin Shankleman uses archive recordings from the 1930s, which have never been heard before, to profile the man who pioneered recording, devised key features of television and played a major role in the Allied victory in the Second World War with his work on radar systems.


Presenter: Martin Shankleman
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Classic Serial: The Portrait of a Lady

3/3. Truth. Lovelier than ever, Isabel has been married to the handsome
Gilbert Osmond for three years. Like a sparkling and brilliant jewel, she is part of his collection of beautiful things, but she is about to discover a startling truth. Henry James 's novel is dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gilbert Osmond
Unknown: Henry James
Dramatised By: Rachel Joyce.
Isabel Anna: Maxwell Martin
Gilbert: Colin Stinton
Madame Merle: Haydn Gwynne
Ralph: Paul Venables
Lord Warburton: Robert Bathurst
Henrietta: Laurel Lefkow
Mrs Touchett: Gayle Hunnicutt
Countess Gemini: Barbara Barnes
Caspar: Corey Johnson
Edward: Nyasha Hatendi
MotherCatherine: Joan Water
Narrator: William Hope

: The Moral Maze

9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Round Britain Quiz

6/12. Wales takes on the south of England in the general knowledge and lateral thinking quiz. The chairman is Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Poetry and the Russian Soul

1/2. And Poetry Awakes in Me.
Martin Sixsmith grapples with the tortured and passionate history of Russian poetry and asks what its verse reveals of the Russian heart and mind. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Martin Sixsmith

: The Bus Driver WhoWanted to Be God and Other Storiesby Etgar Keret

5/5. Henry Goodman reads Pride and Joy, the final tale in the series by Israeli short-story writer Etgar Keret. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Etgar Keret.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

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.

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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