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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.


3/8. 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

Matt Baker visits Bournemouth to look at Europe's first artificial surfing reef.
Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: 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: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

Clare Balding is joined by Abbot Christopher Jamison. The poet is Matt Harvey. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Abbot Christopher
Unknown: Matt Harvey.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the joys, adventures and frustrations of travel. producer Chris Wilson North Africa cruise: page 146


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Honouring the Office:Playing the White House

Paul Gambaccini explores a neglected aspect of the White House: its role as a cultural centre. He hears from artists who have performed there, and from some of the politicians who heard them. Producer John Sugar


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: John Sugar

: Week in Westminster

The former political editor of Channel
News, Elinor Goodman , takes a look at the Week's events in politics. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Personal finance with Paul Lewis.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The News Quiz

4/9. Phill Jupitus , Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay and Sue Perkins join host Sandi Toksvig tor an edition of the topical comedy panel game recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Topical debate, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , from Accrington in Lancashire, where the panel includes the Justice
Secretary Jack Straw , artistic director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly, and physicist Professor Brian Cox. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Artistic: Jack Straw
Unknown: Professor Brian Cox.

: 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: The HaverstockHill Murder

Victorian detective and former actress Dorcas Dene is commissioned by a desperate mother to save her son from the gallows after he is accused of the brutal murder of his wife. Humorous, forensically logical and a mistress of disguise, Dorcas Dene is one of the better-drawn stars from the golden age of the English detective short story. By
George R Sims , dramatised by Roger Danes.
Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Dorcas Dene
Unknown: Dorcas Dene
Story By: George R Sims
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Greg Powrie
Dorcas: Lucy Paterson
Mrs Hannaford: Edith MacArthur
PC Hargreaves: Mark McDonnell
Insp Swanage: Finlay McLean
Charles: Nick Farr
Flash George: Terry Wale
Martha Drayson: Noreen Leighton

: Soul Music

4/4. What a Wonderful World. This song was written for Louis Armstrong and recorded by him in America in 1967 amid civil rights demonstrations and protests againt the Vietnam war. But was it meant as a powerful anthem to peace? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louis Armstrong

: 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] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Bottom Line

3/8. 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

: From Fact to Fiction

New series 1/8. Mark Burton creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Sally Avens Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Mark Burton

: 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: How RadioComedy Changed a Nation

Radio comedy has been a barometer of British social mores and political moods for years. Through rarely heard archive, interviews with writers, performers and comedians across the decades,
Nicholas Parsons investigates how radio comedy has affected public attitudes. Contributors include Paul Merton , Barry Cryer , Ray Galton and Alan Simpson , and Sanjeev Bhaskar. Producer Jo Meek


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Producer: Jo Meek

: Classic Serial: The Experiences ofan Irish RM

2/2. Having been Resident Magistrate for ten years in West Cork, Major Sinclair Yeates has become accustomed to the eccentricity of his position and of those around him - except for his nemesis, Flurry Knox. Comedy drama by Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Major Sinclair Yeates
Unknown: Flurry Knox.
Dramatised By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Major Yeates: Alex Jennings
Philippa Yeates: Rebecca Saire
Anthony Yeates: Robbie Gilmore
Flurry Knox: Mark Lambert
Sally Knox: All White
Lt Larpent: Anthony Dennon
Peter Cadogan: Mlche Doherty
Mrs Cadogan: Marion O'Dwyer
Dr Frazer: Ingrid Craigie
Miss Longmuir: Cathy Belton
Mr Cantillon: Kevin Flood
Dr Fahy: John Hewitt

: The Moral Maze

7/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Claire Fox , Kenan Malik , Clifford Longley and Melanie Phillips cross-examine experts on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Brain of Britain

3/17. Robert Robinson chairs heat three of the general knowledge quiz, as four contestants compete for the coveted title at the BBC
Radio Theatre in London. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

5/7. Brigid Zengeni , Richard McCabe and Jonjo O'Neill join Roger McGough to read an autumnal love poem by Gillian Clarke , verses about sleep and waking by Keats and Robert Frost , and a Poetry Please favourite about a cat by Harold Monro. And Pablo Neruda 's friend and translator Alastair Reid introduces two Of Neruda's poems. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Brigid Zengeni
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Jonjo O'Neill
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: Harold Monro.
Unknown: Pablo Neruda
Introduces: Alastair Reid

: Francis Coppola Presents

1/5. Naturally by Daniel Handler. In1997 the film director Francis Coppola founded a story-and-art magazine, Zoetrope:
All-Story, as a showcase for some of the world's finest literature. Daniel Handler 's story, in which a ghost surprisingly finds the love that escaped him in life, is the first taken from the magazine. Handler also writes under the name Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Producer David Roper


Unknown: Daniel Handler.
Director: Francis Coppola
Unknown: Daniel Handler
Producer: David Roper

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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