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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Donal McKeown.

: Fungi - the Fifth Kingdom

4/5. How fungi manipulate the growth of their host plants and exploit their relationship with insects. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Country

Helen Mark sails the length of Lough Foyle to find out how the ferry has reunited the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Lough Foyle

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Saturday Live

Katie Derham is joined by Bill Oddie. This week's poet is Kate FOX. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Katie Derham
Unknown: Bill Oddie.
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker
Quality products for home and travel: p135


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Let Me Entertain You

2/4. In his history of popular entertainment,
John Sessions reaches the age of the libertine in Elizabethan London, when ringside gambling, bear-baiting and the theatre loomed large. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: John Sessions
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Beyond Westminster

Elinor Goodman investigates party conferences as the faithful start to gather at Bournemouth, Birmingham and Manchester. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Elinor Goodman

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie Producer Tony Grant
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(calfs from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

6/6 The host throws open his radio drop-in centre so that he and his guests can poke fun at the news. Repeated from yesterday
RT DIRECT- To order Armando lannucci Charm
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8p per miniquoting RTD257. orvisitwww.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD257 at the checkout

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, where the panel includes the former leader of the Liberal Democrats Menzies Campbell, shadow International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell , and the chief executive of the Royal Opera House Tony Hall. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Andrew Mitchell

: 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: Bora Bora

Lynne Truss 's drama, written tor
Derek Jacobi , who stars as Alec, the art-historian brother of a famous actor.
Tony Bosanquet. Alec has lived his life in the shadows following a traumatic event in his childhood when a film he appeared in was notoriously suppressed. Charlie, a biographer, joins the painting holiday led by Alec and tries to shatter his silence about his brother.
Other characters are played by Stephen Crltchlow and Rachel Atkins
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Tony Bosanquet.
Played By: Stephen Crltchlow
Played By: Rachel Atkins
Director: Ned Chaillet
Alec: Derek Jacobi
Tony: Corin Redgrave
Marqaret: Chervl Campbel
Charlie: Adrian Bower
Rosa: Eve Pearce
jean: Jill Johnson

: Pulling Out the Stops: the ViennaCourt Organist

Violinist Daniel Hope takes a tour of Vienna, through its back streets, hidden secrets, and lost music in the company of the Royal Court organist Martin Haselbock. It's a musical detective story, featuring an exclusive recording of Choralfantasie, BWV1128, the recently discovered Bach piece, premiered by Haselbock. Repeated from Tuesday


Violinist: Daniel Hope
Organist: Martin Haselbock.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman s Hour, presented by Jane Garvey.
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


Presented By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

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


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: iPM

8/9. 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

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight 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:The Voices in My Head

Actor Julian Rhind-Tutt has always been drawn to particular voices. But why one and not another? Why does one voice sound like 1995 and another like fish and chips? And how can an actor differentiate between the voice he can hear in his head and the one that he knows he sounds like? In a personal journey through the archives Rhind-Tutt finds some of the answers to these imponderable questions. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Producer: Tim Dee

: Classic Serial:The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

3/3. The Bramble family begin their long trip home, on a journey full of surprises and unexpected revelations. By Tobias Smollet , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Other characters played by Ben Crowe, Chris Pavlo and Joan Walker
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tobias Smollet
Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Matthew: Nigel Anthony
Tabitha: Marcia Warren
Lydia: Helen Longworth
Jery: Dan Starkey
Winifred: Joanna Page
Lieutenant Lismahago: John Rowe
Sir Thomas: Trevor Peacock
Oxmington/Dennison: Sam Dale
Wilson/French valet: Nyasha Hatendl
Frogmore: Stephen Crltchlow

: The Moral Maze

3/7. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with contributions by Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Matthew Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Matthew Taylor.

: Brain of Brains

Robert Robinson chairs a special contest between the three most recent Brain of Britain champions to launch the new series. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

1/7. Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requested by listeners, including verse by 8th-century Chinese poet Du Fu,
William Makepeace Thackeray , EE Cummings and Polly Clark. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Polly Clark.

: More Tales fromWestminster

2/5. Miss Washington's Day Out. On a special trip to London an idealistic retired history teacher gets to see the workings of Westminster at first hand. It isn't quite what she expected. Ouentin Letts 's story is read by Crawford Logan. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Ouentin Letts
Read By: Crawford Logan.
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.

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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