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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Father Nicholas James.


Unknown: Father Nicholas James.

: Fungi - the Fifth Kingdom

2/5. More fungi can be found in woodlands than anywhere else. Lynne Boddy reveals what happens underground in the woods every autumn. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lynne Boddy
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores the Celtic legend and natural beauty of Tory Island, a tiny plot off the coast of Donegal, home to 170 people and an important breeding site for wintering birds such as the corncrake.
Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark

: 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 the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Saturday Live

Rachel Johnson , journalist, author and sister of London mayor Boris Johnson , joins presenter Peter Curran. This week's poet is Murray Lachlan Young. Producer SimonClancy


Unknown: Rachel Johnson
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Presenter: Peter Curran.

: Excess Baggage

Another helping of travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Presented by Sandi Toksvig. Producer Harry Parker


Presented By: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Harry Parker

: Brel et Mol: Alastair Campbell on Jacques Brel

Hitchhiking in France as a student in the 1970s, former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell discovered - and became hooked on - the music of Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel, which explored much deeper and darker emotions than most pop music. Now, 30 years after Brel's death, Campbell goes to Paris to meet Brel's friends and family, and to delve into the secrets of his life and music.


Presenter: Alastair Campbell
Producer: Russell Finch

: Beyond Westminster

Andrew Rawnsley examines politics outside the confines of Parliament. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: 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
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Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice. Presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Stephen Chilcott Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Stephen Chilcott

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

4/6. Armando lannucci presents another half-hour of hard-hitting blarney with his special guests having some fun with the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate at All Saints Church, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, where the panel includes columnist Simon Jenkins. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Jenkins.

: 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: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Mike Walker 's dramatisation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn 's portrayal of a single day in Stalin's prison camps, repeated as a tribute to the author, who died last month.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Director: Ned Chaillet
Ivan: Nell Dudgeon
Tiurin: Philip Jackson
Alyoshka: Paul Chan
Fetuikov: Jonathan Taller
Pavlo: Ben Onwukwe
The Captain: Bruce Purchase
Tsezar: Matthew Morgan
Kolya: Marty Rea
The Tartar: Stephen Critchlow
Dovchenko: Ben Crowe
Guard 1: Seun Shote
Zee: Peter Darney

: Musical Comedy Was My Dish

PG Wodehouse wrote lyrics for hundreds of songs that appeared in around 40 musical comedies. He worked with composers like Jerome Kern and Cole Porter , making an invaluable contribution to the development of musical comedy on Broadway and in the West End. Ben Elton explores this forgotten side of his literary hero. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Ben Elton

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

The day's news and sporting headlines, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: iPM

6/9. Eddie Mair presents the programme whose content is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Rupert Allman 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

12/17. 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: Then Was the Winter of Our Discontent

To mark 30 years since the Winter of Discontent (1978-9), Anne Perkins examines the causes and consequences of the strikes that paralysed Britain at that time - action that had been precipitated by the Labour government's ruling that pay rises be kept below five per cent. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Classic Serial: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

1/3. Squire Bramble and family embark on their whistle-stop tour of Great Britain encountering adventure, mayhem and the enigmatic Humphry Clinker.
Tobias Smollett 's uproarious satire of 18th-century life is adapted by Yvonne Antrobus.
Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow ,
Liz Sutherland and Chris Pavlo Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Squire Bramble
Unknown: Humphry Clinker.
Unknown: Tobias Smollett
Adapted By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Played By: Stephen Critchlow
Played By: Liz Sutherland
Played By: Chris Pavlo
Matthew: Nigel Anthony
Tabitha: Marcia Warren
Lydia: Helen Longworth
Jery: Dan Starkey
Winifred: Joanna Page
Humphry: Stuart McLoughlin
Sir Ulic Mackilligut: Sam Dale
John: Ben Crowe
Barton: Nyasha Hatendi
Lord Newcastle: John Rowe

: The Moral Maze

1/7. Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the ethical issues behind the week's news. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Round Britain Quiz

11/12. Teams from Northern Ireland and the Midlands compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: The ABC of the BBC

Eighty years ago The ABC of the BBC,
Eleanor Farjeon 's collection of alphabet poems, gave a lively impression of the corporation in its early days, and what the audience thought of it. Now Wendy Cope writes her own contemporary "ABC of the BBC". What has changed and what remains the same? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Eleanor Farjeon
Unknown: Wendy Cope

: Confessions of a Failed Grown-Up

5/5. Stephanie Caiman addresses the final dilemma: what do you do when your children turn out to be more grown-up than you are? 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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