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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Prebendary Edward Mason.


Unknown: Edward Mason.

: iPM

New series 1/9. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, the content of which is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Rupert Allman www.bbc.co.uk/bloos/ipm; email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Winter Wildlife Crisis. Helen Mark looks at the damage caused by sharp frosts and winter storms to the delicate wildlife of Cornwall. Producer Alasdair Cross Rptd Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith reports on issues of the week for the countryside, producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

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


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Louis de Bernieres , author of Captain
Corelli's Mandolin, joins Clare Balding. The POet is Kate FOX. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the joys ana frustrations of travel. Producer Chris Wilson
Escorted holidays to Catalonia and the Rhine Valley: page 48 .


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: And the Academy Award Goes to...: 1/4: The Godfather and The Godfather Part II

For the first programme of his second series on Oscar-winning films and what they can tell us of the culture and times that gave birth to them, Paul Gambaccini explores the potboiler novel that spawned not only one of the most violent movies about the Mafia ever made, but also led to an even more successful sequel. Producer Paul Kobrak


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
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 KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

f mm the Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance. Editor Stephen Chilcott Rptd tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The News Quiz

4/8 David Mitchell , Francis Wheen , Sue perkins and Jeremy Hardy join host
Sandi Toksvig for the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical debate that comes from Sutton
Coldfield, West Midlands. The panellists are the former Home Secretary David Blunkett , the shadow Minister for Community
Cohesion Sayeeda Warsi, chairwoman of UK Sport Sue Campbell, and the associate editor of The Daily Telegraph Simon Heffer. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Simon Heffer.

: 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: Master Class

Set in an obscure corner of the Kremlin in 1948 David Pownall 's comedy supposes that Stalin and his sidekick Zhdanov arranged to give Prokofiev and Shostakovich, the two greatest Russian composers alive at the time, a music lesson. The play charts, in real time, the progress of the evening as the four men drink vodka, play the piano and exert their status, politically, culturally and physically.
Producer Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: David Pownall
Producer: Jessica Dromgoole
Stalin: Kenneth Cranham
Zhdanov: Trevor Cooper
Prokofiev: Bruce Alexander
Shostakovich: John Light

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for E6.79 (RRP E8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed]
(landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

New series 1/9. Three top executives join Evan Davis to talk about their own companies and the larger economy, current events and long-term financial plans.
Essential listening in this time of recession. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran welcomes more guests for an eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

8/19. Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidants provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Baiinska

: Saturday Review

Amanda Vickery, Danny Robins and Michael Goldfarb join Tom Sutcliffe to review the cultural highlights of the week, including the release of Revolutionary Road, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.


Guest: Amanda Vickery
Guest: Danny Robins
Guest: Michael Goldfarb
Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Archive on 4: Pinter on Air

At his death in December 2008,
Harold Pinter was celebrated as a playwright for the stage, but in this programme, his friend Ian Smith rediscovers the vital roles radio and television played in Pinter's early success. By leafing through written and sound archives, he examines how Pinter's plays for these media won audiences for his theatre work. With Peter Hall , Michael Bakewell , Benedict Nightingale and Michael Rosen , among many others.
Producer Phil Tinline at 3pm


Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Benedict Nightingale
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Classic Serial: The Grand Babylon Hotel

2/2. On a whim. an American tycoon buys a top European hotel and is thrown into a world of intrigue, espionage and murder. Arnold Bennett 's romantic thriller, dramatised by Chris Harrald , concludes.
Producer Steven Canny Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Chris Harrald
Producer: Steven Canny
Theodore: John Sessions
Nella: Matti Houghton
Aribert: Joe Kioska
Jules: Richard Katz
Felix: Stephen Greif
Prince Eugen: Stephen Critchlow
Reginald: Gunnar Cauthery
Miss Ferguson: Jill Cardo
Servant: Inam Mirza
Emperor: Malcolm Tierney
Sampson Levi: Chris Pavlo

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. Banks and the Law. Clive Anderson invites a panel of judges, lawyers, government ministers and other experts to analyse and debate whether the public interest is sufficiently protected by the current laws and regulations controlling the behaviour of banks and other financial institutions. Are new, tougher laws needed in the current economic Climate? Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Quote.... Unquote

1/6. Richard Eyre , Ken Follett , Bonnie Greer and John Simpson exchange quotations and anecdotes, quizzed by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Ken Follett
Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: Poetry Please

3/9. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns , Roger McGough presents a selection of some of his greatest verse, read by John Mackay. Lia Williams reads listeners' requests for other poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robbie Burns
Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: John MacKay.
Read By: Lia Williams

: Bottled Air

5/5. A Brisk Hike up the Trossachs. By
Ian Macpherson. The author reads the final short story from his collection. Florette worries about meeting Mother, who has issues with Irish people. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Ian MacPherson.
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.

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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