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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.


4/9. 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: ipmUbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Whisky River, Speyside. Helen Mark visits Speyside to see how the global thirst for a dram of whisky has impacted on the area. Producer Helen Lennard Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Producer: Helen Lennard Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

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


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Canon Lucy Winkett.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Lucy Winkett.

: Saturday Live

DJ and presenter Bob Harris joins presenter
Clare Balding. The poet is Elvis McGonagaii. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Presenter: Bob Harris
Presenter: Clare Balding.
Unknown: Elvis McGonagaii.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

The frustrations and joys of travel are explored by John McCarthy. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: John McCarthy.
Producer: Chris Wilson

: And the Academy Award Goes to ...

4/4. West Side Story. Paul Gambaccini examines the success of West Side Story, which swept the board at the 1961 Oscars.
With its fresh young cast, it sizzles with colour, drama, the outstanding choreography of Jerome Robbins , the music of Leonard Bernstein and the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. Who could tell that, behind the scenes, there were arguments, dubbings and overruns, and issues over racial casting ana "blacking up"? Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Jerome Robbins
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim.
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: Beyond Westminster

Older people in Britain are more likely to vote and more inclined to poll that vote for the Conservatives. But as the baby boomers reach their 60s, will this pattern change?
Andrew Rawnsley discovers how the parties are appealing to more mature voters and if the apparent advantage of the Conservatives will persist. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Simon Coates

: 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 available for E8.54 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Martin Bedford Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

7/8. Mark Steel , Fred MacAulay ,
Shappi Khorsandi and Jeremy Hardy are on the panel for this week's dollop of topical comedy.
Chaired by Sandi TokSVig. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: News

: Any Questions?

Andy Burnham , Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Minette Marrin , columnist for the Sunday Times, debate the issues of the week. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Burnham
Unknown: Minette Marrin
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions?
Producer Anqharad Law PHONE: [number removed]
Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Saturday Play: The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett 's autobiographical play about a woman who takes refuge in his Camden garden for three months and ends up staying for 15 years. Adapted from the stage play and directed by Gordon House .
RT DIRECT: To order The Lady in the Van CD for just
E9.99 (RRP £12.99), including free p&p, please call [number removed] (calls charged at standard rate) or send a cheque, payable to BBC Shop, to: [address removed]. quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout Radio features: pages 116-117


Author: Alan Bennett
Adapted by/Director: Gordon House
Miss Shepherd: Maggie Smith
Alan Bennett: Adrian Scarborough
Alan Bennett: Alan Bennett
Mam: Marcia Warren
Rufus: Matt Addis
Pauline: Janice Acquah
Underwood: Stephen Critchlow
Social worker: Caroline Guthrie
Fairchild: Philip Fox
Doctor: Jonathan Tafler
Doctor: Malcolm Tierney

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Highlights from the weekday Woman's Hour programmes, with Sheila McClennon.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for E6.79 (RRP E899) incl p&p. call [number removed]
(landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

4/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues, from the boardroom to the shop floor.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

11/19. Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidantes provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests examine the week's cultural highlights, including Clint Eastwood's new film Gran Torino, in which he also stars.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Archive on 4: Agony

A history of personal advice, from the agony aunts and uncles of the women's magazines to the public confessional of the radio phone-in. Today the advice industry is alive and well in radio, TV, the internet and newspapers, where readers can offer their own comments. From advice on etiquette to relationship therapy, Jenni Murray explores how the way advice is delivered has changed to suit the times.
Producer Cecile Wright Shortened rpt on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: Classic Serial: Scoop

1/2. Evelyn Waugh 's satirical depiction of the world of journalism in the 1930s. William Boot. countryman, is mistakenly sent to cover a war in Africa. Dramatised by Jeremy Front . Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: William Boot.
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Evelyn Waugh: Tim McLnnerny
William: Rory Kinnear
Lord Copper: David Warner
Salter: Nicholas Woodeson
Corker: Stephen Critchlow
Pigge: Chris Pavlo
Erik: Dan Starkey
Jakes: Paul Rider
Benito: Cyril Nri
Paleologue: Nyasha Hatendi
Moke: Inam Mirza
Mr Baldwin: Jonathan Taffler
Julia: Fenella Woolgar
John: Nicholas Boulton
Josephine: Imogen Front
Miss Holloway: Janice Acquah
Secretary: Manjeet Mann
Uncle Theodore: Malcolm Tierney

: The Moral Maze

3/5. A broadcast from the Royal Society of Medicine, to celebrate the 500th edition of the programme that unpicks ethical issues behind the news. Melanie Philips,
Michael Portillo , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses in a vigorous debate. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Quote.... Unquote

4/6. Bonnie Greer , Ken Follett , John Simpson and Richard Eyre are tested by Nigel Rees on the sources of a range of quotations, as well as swapping amusing sayings and citations they have personally collected. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


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

: Poetry Please

6/9. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems by Adrian Mitchell, who died on 20 December 2008, chosen and read by some of his friends and fellow poets.
(Rptd from Sunday)


Presenter: Roger McGough

: Be Prepared

3/4. Man's Best Friend. Des Dillon 's dark story of a futuristic Britain in which dogs sniff out terrorist threats. Originally broadcast to mark the centenary of the scouting movement in 2007, inspired by its famous motto. Read by Nick Underwood. Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Des Dillon
Read By: Nick Underwood.
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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