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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Claire Campbell Smith.

: Ringi- the Fifth Kingdom

3/5. One group of fungi prefers grassland to woodland. Amateur naturalist Rosemary Winnall reveals the colourful delights of waxcaps, fairy clubs and earth tongues, from red to yellow, pink to green. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Rosemary Winnall
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Country

Elinor Goodman visits the Chilterns, an area of natural beauty that begins in Oxfordshire in the Thames Valley and stretches through
Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire, to find out if this part of the UK really does offer the best rural life.
Producer Helen Lennard Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Helen Lennard

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith rounds up recent reports on agricultural issues. Producer AlasdairCross

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Saturday Live

Peter Curran is joined by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Paul Nurse. This week s poet is Elvis McGonagall. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Peter Curran
Unknown: Paul Nurse.
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Let Me Entertain You

New series 1/4. John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain from medieval minstrels to
Victorian freak shows. Rather than wading through the shifting sands of film and television celebrity, he covers the period before electronic media. He begins in medieval times and attempts to unpick a few myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools keeping toiling peasants amused. Producer Tom Alban Radio features: pages 118-119


Producer: Tom Alban

: 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

A collection of dispatches from the BBC: foreign correspondents, who report on stones in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for £15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&P- Call [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

5/6. The host throws open his radio drop-in centre for topical comedy, chat, bluster and kerfuffle, as he and his guests, including Clive Anderson , poke fun at the news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical debate from Worthing, West Sussex, where the panel comprises the former
Labour MP Tony Benn , the shadow Minister for immigration Damian Green , and the broadcaster and journalist David Aaronovitch. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Damian Green
Unknown: David Aaronovitch.

: 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: Just between Ourselves

Alan Ayckbourn's 1977 bittersweet comedy about love, marriage and mothers, and a fundamentally well-meaning but emotionally constricted husband who literally drives his wife mad. Adapted and directed by Gordon House.


Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Adapted by/Director: Gordon House
Dennis: Stephen Critchlow
Vera: Samantha Spiro
Mariorie: Auriol Smith
Neil: Chris Pavlo
Pam: Alison Pettitt

: 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 E6.99 (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

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: iPM

7/9. Eddie Mair presents the interactive 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 edition of the show mixing conversation, comedy and music with Emma Freud and guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

13/17. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Editor Maria Baiinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Baiinska

: 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 Shanghai Sailors

Chinese seafarers made up a considerable proportion of the merchant navy fleet during the Second World War. But after the war was over, they were no longer welcome in Britain and hundreds of Shanghai sailors were repatriated, many forced to leave behind their British-born wives and children. As a tribute to Ivan Howlett who died recently, this is another chance to hear his story of those Chinese seafarers from Liverpool. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Angela Hind

: Classic Serial: The Expedition ofHumphry Clinker

2/3. The family is stranded: Bramble is keen to continue their grand tour - but how can they leave London when Humphry Clinker is in jail? Tobias Smollett 's satire of 18th-century life is dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Humphry Clinker
Unknown: Tobias Smollett
Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Matthew: Nigel Anthony
Tabitha: Marcia Warren
Lydia: Helen Lonqworth
Jery: Dan Starkey
Winifred: Joanna Page
Humphry: Stuart McLoughlln
Mr Martin: Chris Pavlo
Lieutenant Lismahago: John Rowe
Mr Micklewhimmen: Sam Dale
Dutton/Wilson: Nyasha Hatendl
Gaoler: Stephen Critchlow

: The Moral Maze

2/7. Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips ,
Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik 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: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Round Britain Quiz

12/12. Teams from Wales and the south of England compete in the last contest of the cryptic quiz show. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: The Lament of Swordy Well

Poet Paul Farley explores ecology,
Englishness and the idea of home through John Clare 's landmark poem, written in the 1830s, about a tract of limestone heath near his Northamptonshire home. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Paul Farley
Unknown: John Clare

: More Tales from Westminster: The Coup

1/5. At an Italian restaurant in Islington in 1994, two men came to an agreement about which of them should lead their party. But what if a slightly different deal had been struck? Michael White's story, read by Simon Tait, begins a series of tales with a political slant, written by people better known for their non-fiction observations on Westminster. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Michael White
Read By: Simon Tait
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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