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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Commissioner Betty Matear.


Unknown: Betty Matear.


2/8. 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

: Open Country

Elinor Goodman explores Lambourn in Berkshire, famed for its association with the training of the world's finest racehorses.
Producer Sarah Swadling Repeated on Thursday at1.30pm


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday In Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

Presenter Peter Curran is joined by Nick Baker. The poet is Kate Fox. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Presenter: Peter Curran
Unknown: Nick Baker.
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the joys, adventures and frustrations of travel. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Baghdad Headbangers

The story of Iraq's most celebrated heavy metal band, Acrassicauda. Formed in Baghdad during Saddam's reign in 2000, the band members were forced by terror and threats to flee their homes and are now living as refugees in Turkey. Still waiting for their first record deal, they hope one day to secure asylum in America. Producers Peregrine Andrews and Aden Harris

: Week in Westminster

New series Jackie Ashley takes a look at the week in politics. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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 £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Producer: Tony Grant

: 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

: The News Quiz

3/9 Panellists Francis Wheen , Carrie Quinlan , Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy join host Sandi Toksvig to carve slices of great comedy from the chunky thigh of the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Carrie Quinlan
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the 60thanniversary edition of the topical debate from Winchester, the venue for the first broadcast of Any Questions? in 1948. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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: Conclave

Gripping drama about the Vatican conclave that - following the short reign and mysterious death of Pope John I in 1978 - broke with centuries of tradition to elect the first non-Italian Pope for nearly 500 years. By Hugh Costello.
Other roles played by Krlstian Phillips and John Sandeman producer Sara Davies


Writer: Hugh Costello.
Producer: Sara Davies
Cardinal Franz Koenig: David Calder
Hannah Popper: Alison Reid
Cardinal Giovanni Benelli: Nicholas Le Prevost
Cardinal Karol Wojtyla: Andrew Hilton
Cardinal Jean Villot: Nigel Anthony
Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider: Paul Humpoletz
Cardinal Giuseppe Siri: Paul Nicholson
Cardinal John Krol: Christian Rodska
Mgr Virgilio Noe: Jonathan Nibbs
Cardinal Johannes Willebrands: Bill Wallis
Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns: David Collins
Uli Melzer: Paul Dodgson
Other roles played by: Kristian Phillips
Other roles played by: John Sandeman

: Soul Music

3/4 Chopin's Ballade No 1 in G minor
Chopin's Ballade clearly tells a story and yet that story differs for each person who hears or plays it. Pianist Peter Donohoe is one of those people whose lives have been shaped and changed by hearing and playing this piece of music. Repeated from Tuesday


Pianist: Peter Donohoe

: Weekend Woman's Hour

A round-up of highlights from the weekday programmes, with 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] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Chris Ledgard.


Presented By: Chris Ledgard.

: The Bottom Line

2/8 Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the Shop floor. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: 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 Palace andtheBeeb

Exploring the development of the relationship between the monarchy and the BBC - from the early Richard Dimbleby broadcasts, to royal deaths, abdications and marriages and It's a Royal Knockout. David Cannadine asks whether the corporation applies its usual rigorous standards in its dealings with the royal family, or whether it's still somewhat fawning in its approach. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: David Cannadine

: Classic Serial: The Experiences of an Irish RM

1/2. When Major Sinclair Yeates is appointed Resident Magistrate in 1890s Ireland, he finds himself among people whose every moment seems dedicated to thwarting the poor man. By Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Major Sinclair Yeates
Dramatised By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Major Yeates: Alex Jennings
Philippa: Rebecca Salre
Flurry: Mark Lambert
Uncle Jocelyn: Richard Howard
MrsRaverty: Cathy Belton
Peter: Mlche Doherty
MrsCadogan: Marlon O'Dwyer
MrsKnox: Inqrld Craigie
McCarthy-Gannon: John Hewitt
Mr Cantillon: Kevin Flood
Train guard: Niall Cusack
Sister Emanuel: All White
Lady Hervey: Anne Makower
Reels: Christopher Fitz-Simon

: The Moral Maze

6/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Claire Fox , Kenan Malik , Matthew Taylor and Will Self cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Matthew Taylor

: Brain of Britain

2/17. Robert Robinson chairs the second heat of the general knowledge quiz, featuring contestants from London. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

4/7. Roger McGough presents listeners' requests for a wide range of poetry, including verse by Patrick Kavanagh ,
John Keats , Alan Ahlberg and Louis Simpson. The readers are Richard McCabe , Brigid Zengeni and Jonjo O'Neill. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Patrick Kavanagh
Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Alan Ahlberg
Unknown: Louis Simpson.
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Brigid Zengeni
Unknown: Jonjo O'Neill.

: More Tales fromWestminster

5/5. A Simple Matter of Trust.
John Sergeant reads his story of the ups and downs of an office romance - at Number Ten. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: John Sergeant
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.

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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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