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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth , Bishop of St Andrews , Dunkeld and Dunblane.


Unknown: David Chillingworth
Unknown: St Andrews

: The Estuary

4/5. Thousands of birds noisily return to the mud flats of the Wash as the tide recedes. Peter France narrates. Producer Sarah Blunt


Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Open Country

Return to Rushock. Helen Mark joins historian Peter Edwards as he visits the village of Rushock in Worcestershire to chart the highs and lows of farming over the past 400 years. Producer Rachael Howorth Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Rushock. Helen Mark
Unknown: Peter Edwards
Producer: Rachael Howorth

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Saturday Live

American author Jodi Picoult joins presenter Fi Glover. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young. Portable, rechargeable DAB/FM radio offer: page 140


Guest: Jodi Picoult
Presenter: Fi Glover
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the frustrations and joys of travel.


Presenter: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Reasons to Be Cheerful

3/3. Comedian Stephen K Amos offers an antidote to the culture of grumpiness. He is cheerful that school pupils no longer have to wear tank tops, that classrooms are cheerier piaces and that racism is no longer so overt. He confronts grumpy comedian Felix Dexter who concedes that things have improved since the days of Love Thy Neighbour. He also talks to former MP Oona King. Producers Annie Caulfield and Kim Normanton


Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Producers: Annie Caulfield
Producers: Kim Normanton

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times offers a behind-the-scenes view of the corridors of power. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents report on stories in their regions. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for rB.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The News Quiz

1/8. Guests Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy join host Sandi Toksvig on the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical discussion from Surrey, where the panel includes neuroscientist Susan Greenfield and Helena Kennedy QC , advocate and social reformer. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Helena Kennedy Qc

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Ruth Watts

: The Saturday Play: The Admirable Crichton

JM Barrie's classic satire on class snobbery. Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature, with masters and servants living together as equals, but as the perfect butler and the perfect snob, Crichton adores the intricacies of the class system. He can't help but be horrified by his master's opinions. It's going to take a sea change to alter them. Starring Russell Tovey and David Bannerman. Abridged, produced and directed by Fiona Keicher.


Directed By: Fiona Keicher.
Crichton: Russell Tovey
JM Barrie: David Bannerman
Lord Loam: David Timson
Lady Mary: Beth Chambers
Lady Agatha: Martha Howe-Douglas
Ernest: Gunnar Cauthery
Tweeny: Lizzy Watts
Rev Treherne: Adrian Grove
Lord Brocklehurst: Stephen Hogan

: The Music Group

3/6. BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders , daughter of comic lyricist Michael Flanders , joins Phil Hammond to play the track of her choice, along with Dominic Sandbrook , author of White Heat: a History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties. Repeated from Tuesday


Editor: Stephanie Flanders
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Dominic Sandbrook

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


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.
Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

5/8. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, the content of which is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Joanna Carr [web address removed] email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson and his guests present a mix of conversation, music and comedy. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

New series. 1/8. Playwright Laura Wade creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Steven Canny Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Laura Wade
Producer: Steven Canny

: 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: Pete Seeger at 90

Pete Seeger is perhaps the most popular and prolific American folk-singer-cum-political-activist alive today. Drawing on the BBC's extensive archive and new interviews,
Vincent Dowd celebrates Seeger's life and explores the efficacy of his continuing bid to improve the world through the power of song. Robin Denselow provides the musical context and background, and the programme also features other musicians who have interpreted Seeger's songs, from Marlene Dietrich to Bruce Springsteen.
Producer Beaty Rubens Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm


Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Vincent Dowd
Song: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Classic Serial: Troilus and Criseyde

1/2. By Geoffrey Chaucer. Troy has been under siege for seven years. Criseyde, a young widow, is alone in the city when her "traitor" father changes sides to the Greeks. Her uncle Pandarus sees an opportunity to end her loneliness when Troilus returns home from battle. Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw.
Servant/Friend Kathryn Hunt Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer.
Dramatised By: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Troilus: Tom Ferguson
Criseyde: Maxine Peake
Pandarus: Malcolm Raebum
Calchas/Servant: Kevin Doyle
Priam/Servant: Terrence Mann
Hector/Diomede: Declan Wilson

: Bringing Up Britain

4/4. Children who don't fit in often challenge both parents and teachers. Mariella Frostrup and her guests discuss whether, by trying to modify children's behaviour, there is a risk of homogenising them. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Counterpoint

8/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the eighth heat of the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Baghdad of the Mind

An evocation of old Baghdad in music and poetry. Raad Rawi is the voice guiding us through memories, exiled voices and songs of longing and regret by Iraqi poets. RptdfromSun


Unknown: Raad Rawi

: The Big Chill

4/5. This Is How. When Patrick is sent down for murder, one of the first things he learns in prison is that you don't get to choose your cellmate. MJ Hyland 's story is read by Paul Brennen. Producer Rosalynd Ward


Unknown: Mj Hyland
Read By: Paul Brennen.
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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