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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrea Rea.


Unknown: Andrea Rea.

: iPM

2/9. 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/blogs/ipm; email: ipm9bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Portland Quarry. Some of London's most prestigious buildings are clad with portland stone. Yet. as Helen Mark discovers some locals from the Isle of Portland want the quarry to close. Why? Thursday at 3pm
Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith reports on issues of the week for the countryside and the food it produces. Producer Chrislmpey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Canon Lucy Wmkert.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Saturday Live

Writer and former England batsman
Ed Smith joins presenter Clare Balding. The poet is Kate FOX. producer TorquilMacLeoo


Unknown: Ed Smith
Presenter: Clare Balding.
Unknown: Kate Fox.

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Chris Wilson
LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now, price E3.50 Great-value holiday offers: page 48 Travel supplement: centre pages


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: And the Academy Award Goes to."

2/4. Shakespeare in Love. Paul Gambaccini turns to John Madden 's film Shakespeare in Love - the last comedy to win an oscar for
Best Picture. The feature earned seven awards at the ceremony in 1999, including Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and Best Supporting
Actress for Judi Dench. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: John Madden
Unknown: Judi Dench.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Giles Edwards


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Giles Edwards

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from BBC foreign corresponds
Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Corresponu is available for E8. 54 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news the world of personal finance , Producer Martin Bedford; Rptd tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

5/8 Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy ,
Phill Jupitus and Chris Addison join Sandi Toksvig for the topical panel game. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

' Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Canterbury in Kent. where the panel includes the former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe.

: 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

: Test Match Special West Indies v England

Commentary on the fourth day of the First Test from Kingston, Jamaica, by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins ,
Tony Cozier and Arlo White. With analysis by Vivian Richards , Geoffrey Boycott and Vic Marks. producer Adam Mountford *approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 2.35


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Arlo White.
Unknown: Vivian Richards
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: The Saturday Play: On the Ceiling

On the wooden scaffolding tower of the Sistine Chapel, two plasterers prepare the ceiling for their boss, Michelangelo, who has not bothered to turn up again. As they work, they moan about the uselessness of the great master.


Writer: Nigel Planer
Producer/Director: Mary Peate
Lapo: Phil Daniels
Loti: Bryan Dick
Pope Julius: Gary Waldhorn
Cardinal Alidosi: Roger Lloyd Pack

: Robert Winston's MusicalAnalysis

1/4. Professor Robert Winston explores the relationship between composers' medical conditions and their music. Robert Schumann died in a mental asylum following a failed suicide attempt. New evidence suggests that bipolar disorder contributed to his final breakdown. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Professor Robert Winston
Music: Robert Schumann

: 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 EB.99) inci p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Bottom Line

2/9. Evan Davis makes sense of sales, shops and share prices. Each week he talks with three top executives about their companies and the wider economic climate. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

With Clive Anderson. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

9/19. A revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person making the headlines. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: The Book Burners

Mike Wooldridge hears from those who took part in the protests against Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses, 20 years ago. For many, it was simple: the government had banned Peter Wright 's Spycatcher, therefore Rushdie's novel, which had caused offence to many Muslims, should be similarly dealt with. Would those involved in these demonstrations still believe their actions were justified? Producers Sara Conkey and Perminder Khatkar
Shortened repeat on Monday at 3pm


Presenter: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Sara Conkey
Producer: Perminder Khatkar

: Classic Serial: The Invasion:Arab Chronicles of the First Crusade

1/2. Jonathan Myerson tells the story of the First Crusade from the Muslim point of view. Firuz is a small-time merchant for whom the rules of survival change when his land is invaded by a rag-tag army of incomprehensible, odorous and ill-disciplined warriors from the West. Other roles played by Stephen Crltchlow , Robert Lonsdale and Malcolm Tierney Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Played By: Stephen Crltchlow
Played By: Robert Lonsdale
Played By: Malcolm Tierney
Firuz: Andrew Lincoln
The Stitch: Neil Dudqeon
Rihab: Helen Schlesinger
Yaghi-Siyan: Nicholas Woodeson
Tatikios: Peter Polycarpou
Nadirah: Rachel Atkins
Suleima: Jill Cardo
Anna: Janice Acquah
Peter: Chris Pavlo
Oilij: Gunnar Cauthery
Shams al-Dawla: Dan Starkey

: The Moral Maze

1/5. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Kenan Malik ,
Michael Portillo and Melanie Phillips 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: Melanie Phillips

: Quote.... Unquote

2/6. Celia Walden , Katharine Whitehorn , Richard Coles and Simon Singh exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Celia Walden
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Simon Singh
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: Poetry Please

4/9. Roger McGough introduces poems by Emily Bronte , Sheenagh Pugh and Linton Kwesi Johnson. The readers are Nadia Williams, Burt Caesar and Adjoa Andoh. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Sheenagh Pugh
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson.
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh.

: Be Prepared

1/4. The Dog Watch. A series of stories inspired by the Scouting movement's famous motto begins with Candia McWilliam 's tale about a couple tipsily celebrating their wedding anniversary. Read byTamara Kennedy. Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Candia McWilliam
Producer: Kirsty Williams

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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