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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with the Rev Dr Michael Piret.


Unknown: Dr Michael Piret.


5/8. 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

Food critic Charles Campion goes foraging for lunch on the Kent coast.
Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at uupm


Unknown: Charles Campion
Producer: Kaylois Henry

: Farming Today This Week

Topical reports on agricultural issues ana the British countryside, presented by Melanie Abbott. Producer Chrislmpey


Presented By: Melanie Abbott.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Peter Curran is joined by journalist Anna Ford , and today's poet is Luke Wright. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Peter Curran
Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Luke Wright.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by wanderlust presenter John McCarthy. Producer Chris Wilson


Presenter: John McCarthy.
Producer: Chris Wilson

: The Morricone Affair

Christopher Frayling presents a tribute to Italian film score composer Ennio Morricone to mark his 80th birthday. His soundtracks have featured in more than 500 film and television productions, including A Fistful of Dollars, Once upon a Time in America and The Mission. With contributions from Goldfrapp, Chris Rea, Nitin Sawhney, Anne Billson and Andrew Paresi. Producer Sarah Cuddon


Presenter: Christopher Frayling
Interviewee: Goldfrapp
Interviewee: Chris Rea
Interviewee: Nitin Sawhney
Interviewee: Anne Billson
Interviewee: Andrew Paresi
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times offers a behind-the-scenes view of the corridors of power. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
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 Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant for
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest from the world o personal finance, including impartial advice. With Paul Lewis.
Producer Martin Bedford Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

6/9. Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy are among the guests joining host Sandi Toksvig forthe topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical debate from Portsmouth, Hampshire. Schools
Minister Jim Knight is among the panel of four leading figures canvassed by an audience. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jim Knight

: 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 Late Mr Shakespeare

Jonathan Broadbent 's adaptation for radio of Robert Nye 's play. As a boy actor, Pickleherring played Viola, Juliet and Cleopatra. He was Shakespeare's favourite. Now in his 80s, he finally discovers what it means to fall in love.
Director Jeremy Mortimer

The Saturday Play: The Late Mr Shakespeare
2.30pm Radio 4 Jim Broadbent turns in the best performance of any radio drama thus far this year as an ageing actor, known as Pickleherring, who claims to have been hired as a child by Shakespeare. It's a bawdy romp through the Bard's life that throws up some hitherto unimagined episodes that seem deliciously possible. Adapted from Robert Nye's brilliant novel, this screams "quality" - in the style of Lady Macbeth in her nightdress. Jane Anderson radio editor


Unknown: Jonathan Broadbent
Unknown: Robert Nye
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Pickleherring: Jim Broadbent
Boy: George Longworth
Polly: Jill Cardo
Pompey Bum: Dan Starkey

: Stage to Screen

2/3. Gypsy. In the musical inspired by the memoirs of the stripper Gypsy Rose Lee , the role of her mother was written for Ethel Merman and played on screen by Rosalind Russell. Paul Gambaccini unravels this controversial choice of casting with actress Angela Richards , who played Merman on stage, and talks to Patti LuPone , who starred in a recent Broadway production. With contributions from composer Stephen Sondheim and writer Arthur Laurents. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rose Lee
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Rosalind Russell.
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Angela Richards
Unknown: Patti Lupone
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Arthur Laurents.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Clare Balding presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: [address removed]
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Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

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


Unknown: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

5/8. 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

3/8. Dramatist PG Morgan creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Steven Canny Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Steven Canny

: 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: Saigon Songs: the Lansdale Tapes

In the mid-1960s, US General Ed Lansdale taped sessions of Gis singing war songs alongside Vietnamese colleagues at his villa in Saigon, as part of a musical hearts-and-minds campaign. With the help of some of those involved, Martin Bell plays the tapes and reveals the stories behind their making. Producer Vince Hunt


Unknown: Ed Lansdale
Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Vince Hunt

: Classic Serial: Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures

2/2. Andy Barrett 's fast-moving adaptation of Daniel Defoe 's sequel reveals how the hero found his way to the far North and why the ruby is having such a profound effect on him.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andy Barrett
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Robinson: Tim McLnnerny
Merchant: Jonathan Taller
Prince: Adrian Grove
Captain: Stephen Critchlow
Friday: Ben Onwukwe
Atkins: Mark Carey
Spaniard: David Timson
Kirk: Sam Graham

: Iconoclasts

1/3. Dr Susan Blackmore challenges what she sees as society's hypocritical attitudes towards drink and drugs, arguing that individuals should be free to decide what they take. Edward Stourton is in the chair for this debate. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Dr Susan Blackmore
Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Brain of Britain

5/17. Robert Robinson chairs another round of the general knowledge quiz in which people from across the United
Kingdom compete for the coveted title of Brain Of Britain. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

7/7. Brigid Zengeni and Richard McCabe join Roger McGough to read a selection of verse celebrating the natural world, with works by Ted Hughes , DH Lawrence , Elizabeth Jennings and Shakespeare. Plus a chance to hear some of the winning entries of this year's BBC Wildlife Magazine poetry competition. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Brigid Zengeni
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings

: Francis Coppola Presents

3/5. Thirst. By Rachel Cusk. In the cold sunlight of wintry Venice, amid the old glories of Italian paintings and Renaissance architecture, a mother discovers in her daughter a new woman. Another story taken from Zoetrope: All-Story, the director's literature magazine. Producer David Roper


Unknown: Rachel Cusk.
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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