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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Presented By: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Fungi - the Fifth Kingdom

1/5. Fungi are one of the largest groups of organisms on the planet. They are certainly among the most complex as revealed by mycologists at the Royal
Botanic Gardens at Kew. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Country

Helen Mark hitches a ride with a library van in Herefordshire to find out how rural services survive in the age of internet mail order, downloading and gaming.
Producer Helen Lennard Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Helen Lennard

: Farming Today This Week

Melanie Abbott reports on issues of the week forthe countryside. Producer Sarah Swadlmg


Unknown: Melanie Abbott
Producer: Sarah Swadlmg

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Evan Davis.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Evan Davis.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

The broadcaster and artistic director of the National Youth Theatre, Paul Roseby joins guest presenter Peter Curran. This week's s poet is Kate FOX. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Paul Roseby
Presenter: Peter Curran.
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Beardyman and the Mimics

Beatboxer "Beardyman" or Darren Foreman as he is known to his mum, is a master of vocal artistry. Inspired by the king of sound copiers, the lyrebird, he goes on ajourney to unveil the secrets of animal mimicry, with the help of Bill Oddie and bird-song experts. Producer Kirsty Henderson


Unknown: Darren Foreman
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Kirsty Henderson

: Beyond Westminster

Sheena McDonald takes a look at the world of politics outside the walls of Westminster. Producer Kirsten Lass


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: MoneyBox

Paul Lewis presents news from the world of personal finance. producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/6. Armando lannucci invites
David Mitchell , Phill Jupitus and Dara O'Briain into the studio to perpetuate his own brand of topical larrikinism. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Dara O'Briain

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Maidenhead, where the panel comprises the former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone , journalist Peter Hitchens , Liberal Democrat peer Jenny Tonge and the chairman of the Local Government Association, Simon Milton. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Jenny Tonge
Unknown: Simon Milton.

: 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: Agatha Christie's Endless Night

Written in 1967, this story is a suspense mystery wrapped around a love story, with a dash of the supernatural thrown in. Mike Rogers and his new wife have built the house of their dreams on a remote area of land. But their arrival seems to revive an ancient curse - and someone is going to die. Adapted by Joy Wilkinson.
Producer/Director Sam Hoyle


Adapted By: Joy Wilkinson.
Director: Sam Hoyle
Mike: Jonathan Forbes
Ellie: Lizzie Watts
Greta: Sara Stewart
Mike's mother: Joan Walker
Cora: Joan Walker
Mrs Lee: Victoria Lennox
Mr Constantine: Chris Pavlo
Auctioneer: Chris Pavlo
Philpott: John Rowe
Lippincott: John Rowe
Young Mike: Joseph Tremain
Army boy: Joseph Tremain
Santonix: Dan Starkey
Frank: Dan Starkey
Oscar: Thomas Brown-Lowe

: 40 Years from Folsom

One of the most famous gigs ever recorded, Johnny Cash 's concert at Folsom prison was witnessed by Gene Beley , a reporter who captured the whole thing on his tape recorder. Matthew Bannister hears from that unique archive of tapes and from Beley himself, the musicians, former prison guards and prisoners who witnessed the concert in 1968. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Johnny Cash
Unknown: Gene Beley
Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: 1968: Day-by-Day

John Tusa presents the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. Staff working for Democrat Eugene McCarthy are beaten up.
Producers Robert Abel and Barney Rowntree


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Eugene McCarthy
Producers: Robert Abel

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: iPM

5/9. Eddie Mair presents the programme whose content is dictated by listeners via 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

11/17. Friends and family provide insights into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. 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: Liverpool:Sinner and Saint

Liverpool is a city of extremes - one moment, on a high in the Swinging Sixties, and the next, gloom at its record on crime in the 90s. But it is this year's European Capital of Culture. Stewart Henderson delves into the archives to look at Liverpool's history. Producer Jo Coombs


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Jo Coombs

: Classic Serial: The Black Sheep: Part 2

2/2. Honoré de Balzac's entertaining tale of family rivalry and fortunes set in 19th-century France. Joseph seeks the help of an old wealthy relative to restore the Bridau family's fortunes. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Repeated from Sunday


Author: Honoré de Balzac
Dramatised by: Chris Dolan
Narrator: Geoffrey Whitehead
Joseph: Matthew Pidgeon
Agathe: Briony McRoberts
Philippe: Thomas Arnold
Max: Alan Cox
Flore: Lucy Paterson
Jean-Jacques: Timothy Bateson
Monsieur Hochon: Christian Rodska
Madame Hochon: Colette O'Neil
Desroches: Jon Glover
Baruch: Nyasha Hatendi
Fario: Chris Pavlo

: Inside the Ethics Committee

4/4. When is it the right time to tell a child they have a serious medical condition?
Vivienne Parry and her expert guests debate a reaHife case. Sarah has hepatitis B but her mother is adamant that she doesn't want her daughter to know. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Round Britain Quiz

10/12. Teams from the north and south of England compete in the cryptic quiz. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Coward, the Poet

An examination of Noël Coward's poetry. Friends and fans including Anna Massey , Imogen Stubbs and Alistair McGowan discuss a selection of his works and gain an insight into some of the darker aspects of his personal life. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Alistair McGowan

: Confessions of a FailedGrown-Up

4/5. Stephanie Caiman continues to read from her latest book. She offers some tips on how to scoff your children's sweets without being found out. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Stephanie 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.

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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