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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: A Voyage to Lundy

2/5. Writer Gwyneth Lewis continues her account of a journey back to land. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Open Country

Could water be the answer to the country's need for electricity? Matt Baker visits
Grassington in North Yorkshire to find out about plans to revive a hydroelectric plant that generated electricity at the turn of the last century using the Archimedean screw, invented 2,000 years ago.
Producer Helen Lennard Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Helen Lennard Rptd

: Fanning Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper. Review of the year: page 16


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Comedian and actor Chris Addison joins Clare Balding. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Clare Balding.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Talking about Lionel

Lionel Bart was at one timethe wunderkind ot British musical theatre and reached dazzling heights of fame in the early 1960s with Britain's s most successful postwar musical - Oliver!
But his tumultuous life went from triumph to disaster as he lost control of his fortune and his health seriously declined. Eddie Mair tells the story of a sensitive, talented and troubled artist through interviews with those who knew him intimately, including Tim Rice ,
Cameron Mackintosh , Miriam Karlin and Barbara Windsor. Producers Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson


Unknown: Lionel Bart
Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Cameron MacKintosh
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Producers: Jo Coombs
Producers: Stewart Henderson

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of The Independent offers a behind-the-scenes view of Parliament. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant .,
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: 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 Now Show

2/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Any Questions?

The topical debate comes from Woking,
Surrey, where the panel includes the shadow Secretary for Energy and Climate Change Greg Clark. The chairman is Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Greg Clark.
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: Giving Up the Ghost

Scott is devoted to his job as a firefighter and has always enjoyed the culture of the station - the nicknames, jokes and wind-ups between men who routinely trust each other with their lives. But eight months ago his mate Jacko died in a fire in mysterious circumstances. Now, haunted by dreams of his dead friend, Scott must confront his biggest fear. Written by Lynne Truss.
Producer/Director Kate McAII


Written By: Lynne Truss.
Director: Kate McAii
Scott: Adrian Bower
Alan: Struan Rodger
Philip: Jeff Rawle
Giggsy: Joe Absolom
Mike: Brendan Charleson
H: Richard Nichols
Jacko: Richard Nichols
Lucy: Sara McGaughey

: Soul II Soul

Trevor Nelson presents a documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of Soul II Soul, the iconic 1980s urban collective that grew from its music band roots to become the voice for young, excluded Black Britain. instead of exclusion, its lyrics talked of love and the collective of individuals. But Soul II Soul wasn't just about the music. Jazzie B, the driving force and founder, was a product of the Thatcher era and saw the merchandising potential of their logo - the Funki Dred. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Trevor Nelson
Unknown: Funki Dred.

: 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

A round-up of news and sport headlines.

: iPM

2/9. 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

Clive Anderson presents another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

8/8. Writer Will Self creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Duncan Minshull


Producer: Duncan Minshull

: 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 King and Dr Cannon

Sean Stowell uncovers the strange tale of Dr Alexander Cannon , a yogic doctor from Yorkshire who was said to have hypnotised Edward VIII in the months leading up to the abdication crisis. Cannon's MI5 file, the Lambeth Palace archive and previously unheard tapes help piece together the story. With contributions by constitutional experts Stephen Dorrell and Philip Ziegler. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Sean Stowell
Unknown: Dr Alexander Cannon
Unknown: Edward Viii
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Unknown: Philip Ziegler.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1/2. Alex Bulmer 's dramatisation of Victor Hugo 's novel, in which a Gypsy girl captures the heart of Quasimodo, who lives hidden away in the bell towers of Notre Dame. The tale of love, betrayal and bravery is produced in a collaboration between BBC Radio Drama and Graeae, a disabled-led theatre company.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Alex Bulmer
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Quasimodo: David Bower
Esmeralda: Candis Nerqaard
Frollo: Kevin Doyle
Madame Poutine: Susan Twist
Madame La Fayette: Rita May
Phoebus: Joseph Kloska
MikaelLeduc: Roger Morlidge
George: Garry Robson
Guillaume: Terence Mann

: The Moral Maze

3/5. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Kenan Malik ,
Michael Portillo and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Brain of Britain

10/17. Heat ten of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, chaired by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

2/4. Ithaka. Peggy Reynolds explores the appeal of CP Cavafy's Ithaka, a poem about the journey of life that makes it a popular choice at weddings and funerals. She talks to people who have gained encouragement and inspiration in the poem. Repeated from Sunday

: Back Chat

3/5. The Wall. Julie Myerson 's story, read by Niamh Cusack , describes how a girl's relationship with her father determined the frailities of her spine as an adolescent, and later on, the effect on her spine of her husband and daughter. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Read By: Niamh Cusack
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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.

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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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