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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: iPM

5/9. 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: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

As Cumbria's industrial coastline is given a makeover, Matt Baker finds out if tourists to the Lake District can be persuaded to travel further west to this unlovely yet fascinating area. Producer Alasdair Cross Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Alasdair Cross Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.51 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Former Design Museum curator
Libby Sellers joins presenter Richard Coles.
The poet is Matt Harvey. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Libby Sellers
Presenter: Richard Coles.
Unknown: Matt Harvey.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Chris Wilson
LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now, price E3.50


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Looking for Ripley

Like millions of readers, the crime writer Mark Billingham has long been fascinated and repelled by the suavely amoral Tom Ripley. In a quest to get closer to the mysterious Mr Ripley , Mark tracks down those with a real insight into the character's ambiguities and attractions for the contemporary reader. producer Erin Riley See The Saturday Play at 2.30pm Radio features: pages 116-117


Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: Tom Ripley.
Unknown: Mr Ripley
Producer: Erin Riley

: Week in Westminster

Behind the scenes in the corridors of power, With Elinor Goodman. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Elinor Goodman.
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

8/8. Fred MacAulay , Francis Wheen , Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy join
Sandi Toksvig for another dollop of topical comedy. Repeated from yesterday
RT DIRECT The CD of The News Quiz: Read All about It is available for ES.83 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call
[number removed] (standard rate), quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical debate in Churchdown, Gloucester. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Rebecca Myatt

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Tony Cozier on the third day of the Fourth Test from
Kensington Oval, Barbados. Analysis by Vivian Richards , Geoffrey Boycott and Vic Marks.
Producer Adam Mountford *approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.45pm


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

: The Saturday Play: The Complete Ripley: The Talented Mr Ripley

New series 1/5. A season of Patricia Highsmith 's novels about Tom Ripley , a mischievous anti-hero with a taste for the finer things in life. Tom is barely one step ahead of his creditors when a stranger offers him a free trip to Europe and a fresh start. He wants money and success and is willing to kill for it. Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. Director Claire Grove Radio features: pages 116-117


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Unknown: Tom Ripley
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Claire Grove
Tom Ripley: Ian Hart
Dickie: Stephen Hogan
Marge: Barbara Barnes
Mr Greenleaf: Malcolm Tierney
Mrs Greenleaf: Janice Acquah
Roverini: Stephen Critchlow
Buffi: Matt Addis

: Robert Winston's MusicalAnalysis

4/4. IvorCurney. Robert Winston asks whether English composer and poet Ivor Gurney was a madman, a genius, a visionary, or all three. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Ivor Gurney

: 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 £6.79 (RRP £8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

National and international news and comment, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Bottom Line

5/9. Three top executives join presenter Evan Davis for the business discussion show. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm Televised on the BBC News channel at 9.30pm


Presenter: 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

12/19. An insight into the personality of a person making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Jude Kelly, Es Devlin and Paul Morley review the week's cultural events, including London Fashion Week and the thriller The International.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Guest: Jude Kelly
Guest: Es Devlin
Guest: Paul Morley
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Archive on 4:A Strong Song Tows Us

Lee Hall - writer of Spoonface Steinberg and Billy Elliot - uncovers a hidden history of English poetry in which shipyard workers hang out with Allen Ginsberg and errant Geordie schoolboys commune with Ezra Pound. He focuses on the unlikely meeting between the poet Tom Pickard as a 16-year-old and one of the great modernists of English literature, Basil Bunting , that resulted in Newcastle flowering as an international centre for the Beatnik generation. Producer Kate Rowland Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm


Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Spoonface Steinberg
Unknown: Billy Elliot
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: Tom Pickard
Unknown: Basil Bunting
Producer: Kate Rowland

: Classic Serial: Scoop

2/2. William falls in love and finds himself in the middle of a revolution. Concluding part of Evelyn Waugh 's satirical depiction of 1930s journalism, dramatised by Jeremy Front. Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front.
Director: Sally Avens
William: Rory Kinnear
Katchen: Claudle Blakeley
Lord Copper: David Warner
Salter: Nicholas Woodeson
Frau Dressler: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Erik: Dan Starkey
Secret Policeman: Jude Akuwudike
Benito: Cyril Nri
Mr Baldwin: Jonathan Taller
Moke: Inam Mirza
Uncle Theodore: Malcolm Tierney
Sir Jocelyn: Michael Simkins
Corker: Stephen Critchlow
Pigge: Chris Pavlo
Hechel: Gunnar Cauthery
Evelyn Waugh: Tim McLnnerny
News editor: Paul Rider

: The Moral Maze

4/5. Michael Buerk chairs the ethical debate with Clifford Longley , Claire Fox , Matthew Taylor and Melanie Phillips. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Melanie Phillips.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/6. With guests Celia Walden ,
Katharine Whitehorn , Richard Coles and Simon Singh. Repeated from Monday


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

: Poetry Please

7/9. Roger McGough presents requests for verse by Derek Walcott , Linda Pastan , Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Inna Kabysh. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Derek Walcott
Unknown: Linda Pastan
Unknown: Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Unknown: Inna Kabysh.

: Be Prepared

4/4. Vanishing Point. A small man helps a young lady in distress. Luke Sutherland 's story is the last in a series inspired by the Scouting movement's famous motto, read by Sandy Grierson. Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Luke Sutherland
Read By: Sandy Grierson.
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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