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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.


4/8. 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: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Spring arrives in October in the Isles of Scilly, as Helen Mark discovers when she visits to smell the scented narcissi and do a spot of bird-watching.
Producer Helen Lennard Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Helen Lennard

: Farming Today This Week

Topical reports on agricultural issues and the British countryside, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Presented By: Evan Davis.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

Richard Coles is joined by Radio 3 presenter Sean Rafferty and the poet is Elvis McGonagall. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Richard Coles
Presenter: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the joys, adventures and frustrations of travel with another selection of travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

Hardeep Singh Kohli brushes the grass from his knees, trudges to the back of his net, picks up the ball, and watches the backs of his team-mates disappear towards the centre circle in a tragicomic look at just how isolated the job of a goalie can be. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne reviews the week in politics, taking a peek behind the scenes of the corridors of power in Whitehall and the Houses Of Parliament. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
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

5/9. Francis Wheen , Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy join presenter
Sandi Toksvig to scoop great handfuls of satirical comedy from the cornucopia provided by the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Presenter: Sandi Toksvig

: News

National and international news.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate from llford, Essex, where the panellists include the author Lionel Shnver and Conservative peer Lord Fowler. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Lionel Shnver

: 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: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Adulteries of a Provincial Wife

The French writer Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary was first published 152 years ago. Who was the inspiration for Emma Bovary and how did Flaubert's own life become embroiled in his writing?


Written By: Stephen Wakelam
Director: Sally Avens
Louis: Daniel Evans
Flaubert: Robert Glenlster
Louise: Anastasia Hillie
Mme Flaubert: Jennie Stoller
Senard: Sam Dale
Max: Joseph Kioska
Prosecutor: Paul Richard Biggin
Mme Delamare: Tracy Wiles
Caroline: Isabella Parriss

: Stage to Screen

1/3. Oh! What a Lovely War. Paul Gambaccini looks at Richard Attenborough 's first film as director, which was adapted from
Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Workshop production. Contributors include original cast member Victor Spinetti , choreographer Eleanor Fazan and film historian Ian Christie. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Eleanor Fazan
Unknown: Ian Christie.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
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Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

A round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines. Introduced by Ritula Shah. Editor Peter Rippon


Introduced By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

4/8. 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

2/8. A writer creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer James Peries Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: James Peries

: 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: Potteries Fascists

Gerry Northam charts the rise and fall of politician Oswald Mosley and explores how the British Union of Fascists flourished on Mosley's home turf of the Potteries. He recalls how the Public Order Act of 1936 managed to curb the movement by taking away its most effective tool - the legality to arrange processions and mass meetings. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Oswald Mosley
Producer: John Byrne

: Classic Serial: Robinson Crusoe and His Farther Adventures

1/2. Everybody knows about the adventures of Robinson Crusoe and his Man Friday on a remote island. But what about his adventures in the wastes of Siberia? Andy Barrett 's dramatisation of Daniel Defoe 's sequel encompasses conflict, danger, isolation and companionship as Crusoe travels the world in search of happiness and fulfillment.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andy Barrett
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Robinson: Tim McLnnerny
Merchant: Jonathan Tafler
Prince: Adrian Grove
Barnes: Stephen Critchlow
Father: David Timson
Mary: Alison Pettltt
Friday: Ben Onwukwe
Wells: Ben Onwukwe

: The Divine Spark of Music

Composer James MacMillan delivers the Sandford St Martin Lecture, in which he talks about religion's important place in public life, particularly in its ability to inspire people through classical music. The debate is chaired by Joan Bakewell. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: Brain of Britain 2008

4/17. Veteran questionmaster
Robert Robinson is in the chair for the fourth heat of the venerable 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

6/7. Roger McGough has a bit of a laugh at the Cheltenham Literature Festival as he introduces funny poems about poetry readings, mathematics, oranges and cats, read by Pippa Haywood and Bill Hope. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Pippa Haywood
Read By: Bill Hope.

: Francis CoppolaPresents

2/5. On the Lake. A family home, idyllically set on the edge of a lake in Iceland, where a mother witnesses her husband in an act of unforgivable transgression. Ola Olafsson 's story is taken from Francis Coppola 's magazine. Producer David Roper


Unknown: Ola Olafsson
Unknown: Francis Coppola
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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