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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Rev Peter Smith.


Unknown: Peter Smith.

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

Joe Oueenan looks at the offbeat ways people find to make a buck. Producer Miles Warde (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores the North Devon coast, and its legends of smugglers, wreckers and Barbary pirates, to find out how the perilous conditions have affected life there. Producer Alasdair Cross Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With John Humphrys 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 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Saturday Live

Writer Tahmima Anam joins presenter Fi Glover. The poet is Matt Harvey.


Guest: Tahmima Anam
Presenter: Fi Glover
Producer: Debbie Kilbride

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Getting the Gongs

Steve Punt dons black tie to find out all there is to know about the growth of the industry-award ceremony. Apart from the Oscars and the Baftas, there are hundreds of other awards, celebrating people who work in everything from law to car parking. Punt talks to the winners, losers and organisers and hears from awards presenters Gyles Brandreth and Stephen K Amos. Producer Emma Kingsley Radio features: pages 116-117


Unknown: Steve Punt
Presenters: Gyles Brandreth
Presenters: Stephen K Amos.
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman takes a look behind the scenes of the corridors of power. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Tony Cozier on the third day of the Second Test at the Riverside, Durham. With expert analysis from Vivian Richards , Vic Marks and Alec Stewart. ..
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate bmes Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.45am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Vivian Richards
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Alec Stewart.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie. RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Charmaine Cozier

: The News Quiz

3/8. Fred MacAulay , Jeremy Hardy , Andy Hamilton and Sue Perkins make mock of the week's little and large headlines, guessing the stories behind the cryptic clues given to them by Sandi Toksvig , who totes up the scores. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage MEP and shadow Leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan are among the panellists joining Jonathan Dimbleby for the topical debate in Chichester. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Duncan
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Victoria Wakely PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answersi5bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play:Something Wrong about the Mouth

David Edgar 's play is a love story told at the border between memory and fiction, trust and betrayal, East and West. Soho, 1958: an insistent American wants to commission a portrait of a woman he can't provide, in a dress he can only describe, at an event that never happened. Additional roles played by Carolyn Pickles , Eva Magyar , Kenneth Collard , Christine Kavanagh and Joseph Kloska Producer/Director Jonguil Panting


Unknown: David Edgar
Played By: Carolyn Pickles
Played By: Eva Magyar
Played By: Kenneth Collard
Played By: Christine Kavanagh
Played By: Joseph Kloska
Director: Jonguil Panting
Gene: Damian Lewis
Desmond: Bill Paterson
Mrs Pew: Lisa Dillon
Dr Frisch: David de Keyser
The hotelier: Andrew Sachs
Peter: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: The Music Group

5/6. From the Brighton Festival, Phil Hammond introduces picks from the record collections of soul-food chef Momma Cherri and crime writer Mark Billingham , who discuss their Choices. Repeated from Tuesday


Introduces: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Momma Cherri
Unknown: Mark Billingham

: 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

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

7/8. 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

Conversation, comedy and music with Peter Curran and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

3/8. Playwright John Fletcher creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Peter Kavanagh Rptd tomorrow 5.40pm


Unknown: John Fletcher
Producer: Peter Kavanagh Rptd

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: A Laureate's Legacy: the Poetry Archive

As Andrew Motion's stint as poet laureate comes to an end, he talks about the great achievement of his tenure, the creation of the Poetry Archive, begun in 1999. Motion and co-founder sound producer Richard Carrington leads us round the virtual archive, picking gems to play and musing on the recordings yet to be discovered. (Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm)
How to read poetry: page 25


Presenter: Andrew Motion
Presenter: Richard Carrington
Producer: Julian May

: Classic Serial: The Siege ofKrishnapur

1/2. It is 1857, the British in India are confident that their "superior culture'" will prevail when they come under attack, but as the Indians show their mettle, the Collector of Krishnapur is forced to reconsider. JG Farrell's novel is dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.
Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Shelagh Stephenson.
Hopkins, the Collector: Alex Jennings
Fluery: Ben Askew
Prince Hari: Shiv Grewal
Harry: Matt Addis
Louise: Jasmine Hyde
Dr Dunstaple: Malcolm Tierney
Mrs Dunstaple: Caroline Guthrie
Willoughby: Sam Dale
Miriam: Janice Acquah
Dr MacNab: Stephen Hogan
The Padre: Philip Fox
Cutter: Jonathan Tafler
Lt Peterson: Paul Rider
Lucy: Lizzy Watts

: Unreliable Evidence

2/4. Clive Anderson and a panel of experts explore how the law is struggling to keep pace with changes in medical science. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Counterpoint

10/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the first semi-final of the music quiz.
(Repeated from Monday)


Chairman: Paul Gambaccini

: The Women of Rainer Maria Rilke

Hayley Radford discovers how the women in the poet's life inspired his work. Rptdfrom Sunday


Unknown: Hayley Radford

: Murder She Thought

1/5. Cathy Ace 's suspenseful tale begins a series of compelling crime stories by women writers. Read by Alex Kingston and Simon Templeman. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Cathy Ace
Read By: Alex Kingston
Read By: Simon Templeman.
Producer: Martin Jarvis

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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