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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: iPM

6/9. 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

Pearl Mussels. Helen Mark looks at the plight of Scotland's freshwater pearl mussel, already endangered, and now facing threats from thieves who are decimating their numbers in the hope of finding the precious gem within. Producer Helen Lennard Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Helen Lennard

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Presenter Clare Balding is joined by Colonel Bob Stewart , formerly in command of tne
United Nations peacekeeping forces in Bosnia and now a broadcaster in current affairs. With poet Kate FOX. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Presenter: Clare Balding
Unknown: Bob Stewart
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Baseball and Me

1/2 Simon Schama , historian and natural-born Englishman, has lived in the US for nearly 30 years and has gone native in one important respect - he's fallen hopelessly in love with baseball, especially his adopted team, the Boston Red Sox.
He's never asked himself why.... until now. Producer Philip Sellars
Radio features: pages 124-125


Unknown: Simon Schama
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP £8.99) incpSp.
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 Martin Bedford Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

1/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look at the week's news, with help from Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Mitch Benn and Jon Richardson. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Sutton, Surrey. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Clare Walker

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Tony Cozier on the second day of the Fifth Test at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. With analysis from 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: Ripley Under Ground

2/5. With a dead man's money safely stowed in the bank, Tom is living in a chateau in France with his beautiful French wife. But the clever art forgery that funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered. The second in the season of Patricia Highsmith 's thrillers about Tom Ripley , dramatised by Alan McDonald. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Unknown: Tom Ripley
Dramatised By: Alan McDonald.
Director: Claire Grove
Ripley: Ian Hart
Heloise: Helen Longworth
Bernard: Benedict Sandiford
Jeff: Stephen Hoqan
Mme Annette: Caroline Guthrie
Murchison: Malcolm Tierney
Webster: Stephen Critchlow

: Sleeve Notes

The album sleeve note has been diminished by the digitalisation of music, reduced to eye-wateringly small print by the CD case and dispensed with entirely by many who download their music from the internet. Music writer Laura Barton explains her love of the sleeve note.
Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Laura Barton

: 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: Toorder 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

News and sport with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Bottom Line

6/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter. Producer Neil Koenig Rptd on Monday at 8.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig Rptd

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

13/19. An insight into the personality of a person making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Baiinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week, including the new movie Watchmen, and a recreation of Le Corbusier's Mediterranean hideaway.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Archive on 4: A Tibetan Odyssey - 50 Years in Exile

On the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising, Sino-Tibetan expert Isabel Hilton reflects on the journeys that displaced Tibetans have taken over the last half-century. In a special interview, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, shares his thoughts on Tibetan identity and the challenges his people face. Hilton also visits communities in exile in Dharamsala and London, where Tibetan refugees recount their personal stories. Shortened.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton
Interviewee: Dalai Lama
Producer: Eleanor Thomas

: Classic Serial: Rendezvous with Rama

1/2. When the mysterious space object known as "Rama" appears in the solar system, the crew of the SV Endeavour is sent to investigate. Arthur C Clarke 's sci-fi novel, dramatised by Mike Walker.
Repeated from Sunday


Writer: Arthur C Clarke
Dramatised By: Mike Walker
William: Richard Dillane
Li: Paul Courtenay Hyu
Pieter: Jimmy Akingbola
Jimmy: Robert Lonsdale
Aruna: Archie Panjabi
Gerry: Inam Mirza
Ruby: Janice Acquah
Laura: Ania Sowlnski
Indira: Shelley King
Erl: Peter Marinker
Tamara: Jill Cardo
Tan: Jonathan Tafler
Henning: Paul Rider

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: Quote.... Unquote

6/6. With guests Catherine Bennett ,
Michael Dobbs , Antony Jay and John Lahr. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Catherine Bennett
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: John Lahr.

: Poetry Please

8/9. Roger McGough introduces requests for verse by Laurie Lee , DH Lawrence , Ernest Dowson and UA Fanthorpe. Rptd from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Ernest Dowson

: Lent Talks

1/6. In No God's Land. Well-known figures explore ideas of the absence of God from their own perspective, beginning with journalist Martin Bell , who reflects on his experience in war zones. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

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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