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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.


8/9 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

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has inspired a revival of Cumbria's literary heritage. Caz Graham joins in the tenth anniversary celebrations.
Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated on Thursday at Jpm


Unknown: Caz Graham

: 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 Catherine Pepinster.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Saturday Live

Sandra Howard , novelist, former model ana wife of Michael Howard , joins presenter uare Balding. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Sandra Howard
Unknown: Michael Howard
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Music to Drive to

Is the car's principal purpose to get us from A to B or is it actually just a mobile music machine - a place where we can create our own private version of the stadium or stage. James May listens while people tell their stories of driving ana how music in the car has had an impact on their journeys and sometimes their lives. Producer Rosie Boulton
Radio features: pages 124-125


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards takes a look at the week s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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&pXall [number removed]
(national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirectsparkledirect.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 Rptd tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Martin Bedford Rptd

: The Now Show

3/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Paul Sinha and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from London, where the panel includes Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Professor Lisa Jardine and the Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali . Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Dr Michael Nazir-Ali

: 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: The Complete Ripley: The Boy Who Followed Ripley

4/5. When a rich young man arrives at Belle Ombre, he and Tom end up fighting for their lives in the sexually ambiguous underworld of Berlin. Stephen Wyatt's dramatisation of Patricia Highsmith 's novel.
Directors Steven Canny and Claire Grove


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Directors: Steven Canny
Directors: Claire Grove
Tom: Ian Hart
Frank: Nicholas Holt
Heloise: Helen Longworth
Lily: Janice Acquah
Reeves: Paul Rider
Eric: Jonathan Tafler
Ralph: Philip Fox
Max: Matt Addis

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

2/4. Fats Waller. Fats Waller was a giant of a man in every way: in stature, in personality and in his appetite for the good things in life. A pianist of incomparable brilliance, he is best remembered for his comic songs such as Your Feet's Too Big. Ken Clarke explores his short but full life and his music, with singer Gwyneth Herbert. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fats Waller.
Unknown: Fats Waller
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Singer: Gwyneth Herbert.

: 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 cost 5p per min: mobiles vary), quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and comment, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

8/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Producer Neil Koenig
Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

15/19. An 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 review the cultural highlights of the week, including Jonathan Littell 's controversial novel The Kindly Ones - the fictional memoir of an SS officer. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Jonathan Littell
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Archive on 4: Tell Me a StoryCorps

In 2003 David Islay asked Americans to "tell me about your life". So far 35,000 have. These stories are available online and are archived in the Library of Congress.
Simon Garfield samples the recordings and asks if StoryCorps is real oral history or just a collection of personal snapshots with no real archival worth. Shortened repeat on Mon at 3pm


Presenter: Simon Garfield
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Classic Serial: Sunset Song

1/2. Growing up in a farming community in north-east Scotland, Chris Guthrie is torn between her love of the land and her ambition to become a teacher. As Chris's domineering father struggles with the harshness of the land, her mother's fear of childbirth leads her to despair. Lewis Grassic Gibbon 's novel, dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Chris Guthrie
Unknown: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson.
Chris: Lesley Hart
John: Liam Brennan
Jean: Bridget McCann
Will: Gordon Brandle
Mistress Munro: Estrid Barton
Long Rob: Matthew Zajac
Chae: Douglas Russell
Kirsty: Shonagh Price
Margot: Sally Reid
Ewan Finn: Den Hertog

: Decision Time

2/4. The BBC political editor Nick Robinson gathers together a panel of politicians, civil servants, professional practitioners and advisers to discuss how problems of government are addressed and resolved behind Whitehall's closed doors. Repeated from Wednesday


Editor: Nick Robinson

: Counterpoint

2/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the second heat of the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Lawrence Ferlinghetti -a Reluctant Beat

Celebrating the life and work of the poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti , who published Allen Ginsberg 's Howl, while his A Coney Island of the Mind remains one of the bestselling books of poetry. In this interview to celebrate his 90th birthday, Ferlinghetti talks about why he doesn't consider himself to be a part of the Beat generation. Rptd from Sun


Unknown: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg

: Lent Talks

3/6. Does God Make Mistakes? In a series of talks meditating on the absence of God,
Sister Frances Dominica , founder and trustee of Helen and Douglas House hospice, reflects on her experience and on those of the children in care and their families. Repeated from wed


Unknown: Frances Dominica

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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