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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Kevin Franz of the Religious Society of Friends.


Unknown: Kevin Franz

: Big Fish, Small Ponds

4/4 David McKie tells the story of Pembrokeshire pub landlady Pamela Cushla le Poer Davidson, whose adventures included a stint as a nude trapeze artist in Soho and escaping Joseph Goebbels 's unwanted advances in Germany. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: David McKie
Unknown: Joseph Goebbels
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Open Country

Helen Mark visits Exmoor, where farmers and businesses are working together to save rare butterflies such as the marsh fritillary, using age-old farming techniques.
Producer Helen Lennard Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Helen Lennard

: Farming Today This Week

Mark Holdstock reports on the issues of the week for the countryside and the food it produces. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Richard Coles presents the weekend entertainment show. This week's poet is
LemnSissay. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel with another helping of tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Man Who Was Bojangles

- Who was Mr Bojangles ?
Kwame Kwei-Armah unravels the myths
- behind the soubriquet and the man who carried it, tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who played opposite Shirley Temple in a number of her films. Producer Elaine Williams


Unknown: Mr Bojangles
Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Producer: Elaine Williams

: Beyond Westminster

Elinor Goodman investigates "bottom up politics to see how well it works and what lessons communities and politicians should draw from the results.
Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Simon Coates

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by KateAdie. 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)


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box Special

Paul Lewis investigates the consequences of a prolonged credit squeeze for anyone with a mortgage, loan or savings product, with the help of academics, experts and opinion formers.
Producer Martin Bedford Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Armando lannucci'sCharm Offensive

2/6. Topical comedy, bluster and kerfuffle, as Armando lannucci and his guests, Dave Gorman , Simon Evans and Will Smith , poke fun at the news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Will Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Billericay, Essex, where the panel includes the writer and columnist
James Delingpole and the lawyer Chuka Umunna. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: James Delingpole
Unknown: Chuka Umunna.

: 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: Little Nell

Broadcast in memory of playwright Simon Gray, who died earlier this month. Inspired by Claire Tomalin's book The Invisible Woman, which tells the story of the relationship between actress Nell Ternan and Charles Dickens, Gray's drama examines the damage done by the lies told to keep their affair secret.


Writer: Simon Gray
Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Pianist: Charlotte Brennan
Director: Jane Morgan
Sir Henry: Philip Voss
Geoffrey: Crispin Redman
Charles Dickens: Michael Pennington
Nelly: Monica Dolan
Jane: Maria Miles
George: Nicholas Boulton
Rev Benham: Nicholas Le Prevost

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Jill Burridge

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Czechoslovak workers strike in protest against the Soviet invasion. John Tusa presents the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music.
Producers Robert Abel , Barney Rowntree and Peggy Sutton


Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Barney Rowntree
Producers: Peggy Sutton

: Saturday PM

The day's news and sporting headlines, presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon


4/9. 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

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


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

10/17. Friends and family provide insights into the personality of one of the week's news-makers. Editor Maria Balinska Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska 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: With God On Our Side

In the face of the horrors of war, what makes one man turn to God and another to atheism? The former Bishop of Edinburgh,
Richard Holloway , explores what happens to faith when your life is on the line. Producer Lucy Harland


Unknown: Richard Holloway
Producer: Lucy Harland

: Classic Serial: The Black Sheep

1/2. Honore de Balzac 's entertaining tale of family rivalry, and fortunes lost and - won, is set in 19th-century France. Philippe
Bridau returns from the battle of Waterloo and steals from his adoring mother to finance his reckless gambling habit. It's left to his more dependable brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Additional parts played by members of the cast Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Honore de Balzac
Unknown: France. Philippe
Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
Narrator: Geoffrey Whitehead
Philippe: Thomas Arnold
Joseph: Matthew Pidgeon
Agathe: Briony McRoberts
Madame Descoings: Phylllda Law
Desroches: Jon Glover
Monsieur Hochon: Christian Rodska
Madame Hochon: Colette O'Neil
MaxGilet: Alan Cox
Baruch: Nyasha Hatendl
Giroudeau: David Holt
Mariette: Liz Sutherland

: Inside the Ethics Committee

3/4. Vivienne Parry and a panel of experts debate the ethics surrounding the case of an 18-month-old baby who is up for adoption. The child has a 50 per cent chance of developing a genetic condition that could result in cancerous tumours later in life, and the local authority want him tested now. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Round Britain Quiz

9/12. Teams from Scotland and Northern
Ireland compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Retracing Elmet

Donald Crossley , a mill worker and childhood friend of former poet laureate Ted Hughes , returns to their home town of Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. He revisits old haunts immortalised in Hughes's Remains of Elmet, and, using the poet's language as an aid, attempts to make sense of his own Childhood. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Donald Crossley
Unknown: Ted Hughes

: Confessions of a FailedGrown-Up

3/5. Stephanie Caiman reflects on how the death of her father, the cartoonist Mel Caiman , propelled her. not so much into adulthood, as in to accountancy. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Unknown: Mel Caiman
Producer: Chris Wallis

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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