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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Cathy Le Feuvre.

: The Estuary

3/5. Peter France describes the spectacle as clouds of knots are forced to take flight by high tide in the Wash. producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Open Country

Skye Scavengers. Just how idyllic was life for Mesolithic man on the Isle of Skye? Matt Baker joins an archaeological dig to find out. Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Presenter: Matt Baker
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.

7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy.

7.25, 8.25 Sports News

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Anne Atkins.

8.51 (LW only) Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: Sarah Montague
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): Mark D'Arcy
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Anne Atkins

: Saturday Live

Performance artist Bobby Baker is presenter Fi Glover's guest this week. The poet is Kate Fox.


Guest: Bobby Baker
Presenter: Fi Glover
Producer: Debbie Kilbridge

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
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Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Reasons to Be Cheerful

2/3. Actress Diana Quick goes on a personal mission to challenge the prevailing culture of nostalgia. She is cheerful about the fact that women have more opportunities than they did in the 1960s and that we live longer, healthier lives. She takes on grumpy
Annette Crosbie , who thinks there's nothing to be said for getting older and is positive that the world is going to hell in a handcart.
Producers Annie Caulfield and Kim Normanton


Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Producers: Annie Caulfield
Producers: Kim Normanton

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne takes a look at the week s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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
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Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice. Presented by Paul Lewis. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Penny Haslam

: The Now Show

8/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin and Lloyd Langford. Repeated from yesterday
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Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Lloyd Langford.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical discussion programme in Cookham, Berkshire, with questions from the audience for this week's panel of four leading figures. Repeated 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.answersS>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Rebecca Myatt

: The Saturday Play: The Killing ofSister George

Sister George , a district nurse, is a nation's favourite character in the daily radio serial
Applehurst about a country community, but audience ratings are on the slide. In reaction to the dwindling numbers of listeners, will a human sacrifice be necessary, and if so, how would it affect the lives of the rumbustious actress June Buckridge and her flat mate Childie? Frank Marcus 's 1965 stage play is adapted and directed by John Tydeman. Starring Sarah Badel and Lucy Whybrow.
Producer/Director John Tydeman


Unknown: Sister George
Unknown: Frank Marcus
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Lucy Whybrow.
Director: John Tydeman
June: Sarah Badel
Childie: Lucy Whybrow
Mercy: Anna Massey
MmeXema: Frances Jeater
Bill: Tom Bevan
Fred: Keith Dinkel

: 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 Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

4/8. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, the content of which is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Joanna Carr www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: ipmS>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

20/20. An insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Working for Margaret

She was Britain's first woman prime minister, won three general elections and held power for 11 years. But what was she actually like as a boss? Was she more gentle with her staff than her cabinet colleagues? Before becoming a political journalist, Matthew Parris worked for Margaret Thatcher himself. He delves into the archive to hear from her former staff, ministers, civil servants, speechwriters and advisers.
Producer Simon Hollis Shortened rpt on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Classic Serial: Therese Raquin

2/2. Having murdered Camille, Therese and Laurent are free to marry, but their wedding night, and every subsequent night, is filled with terror as they feel her ghost infiltrate their every thought and action. Emile Zola 's tale of lust, murder and madness, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Emile Zola
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Therese: Charlotte Riley
Laurent: Andrew Buchan
Camille: Toby Hadoke
Mme Raquin: Pauline Jefferson
Michaud: Rob Pickavance
Suzanne: Deborah McAndrew
Pierre/Beggar: Drew Carter Cain

: Bringing Up Britain

3/4. Mariella Frostrup and a panel of experts discuss step-parenting and blending families from the point of view of parents, youngsters and society in general. A man reveals his fears that his two teenage children do not get on with his partner's two offspring, a situation that is putting strain on all involved. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Budget Response

By the Scottish National Party.

: Counterpoint

7/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the seventh heat of the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Blood, Sweat, Tears and Poetry

What happens when you bring a poet into a workplace? Last year's National Poetry Day theme was "work". Poet Patience Agbabi talked to the poets and the people who welcomed them into their workplace to find out what the experience meant to both parties. Repeated from Sunday

: The Big Chill

3/5. The Sofa. An old Chesterfield sofa inherited from his mother presents a dilemma for Nathan. Salley Vickers's story is read by Paul Rhys. Producer Rosalynd Ward

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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