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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ann Holt.


Unknown: Ann Holt.

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

2/2. In his look at offbeat ways to make a buck, Joe Oueenan meets a lawyer who became a gondolier. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Ramblings

New series. 1/6. In a series dedicated to walks that are good for mind, body and soul, Clare Balding joins music critic
Richard Morrison of The Times for a tour around
Benjamin Britten 's Suffolk, from Aideburgh to Snape Maltings, the site of the famous Aldeburgh festival.
Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Richard Morrison
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Nicola Humphries Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on issues affecting the countryside and the food it produces, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day Wth Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Saturday Live

Anthony Horowitz, the author of more than 50 books and creator of ITV detective series Foyle's War, joins presenter Fi Glover. The poet is Luke Wright.


Guest: Anthony Horowitz
Presenter: Fi Glover
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the frustrations ana joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
Luxury holidays in Cyprus and Rhodes: p46


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: R.E.S.P.E.C.T: The Art of Backing Vocals

Nick Barraclough considers how backing vocals can transform a song, from the "doo be doos" of the 1950s to the innovations of The Beatles and the multitracked world of Joni Mitchell and The Carpenters.


Presenter/Producer: Nick Barraclough

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look at the week's developments in Westminster. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively 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 EB.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The News Quiz

4/8. Guests, including Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen , join Sandi Toksvig in the topical comedy panel game, with cryptic questions, satire and amusing newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Sheffield, where the panel comprises the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, shadow Business Secretary Ken Clarke and Green Party leader Caroline Lucas. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Leader: Caroline Lucas.

: 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.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Call for the Dead

London, the late 1950s: a disenchanted George Smiley is engaged in the routine job of security vetting. When a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide not long after being cleared of Communist sympathies, Smiley investigates - and uncovers a deadly conspiracy with its roots in his own wartime past.
Robert Forrest's dramatisation of John le Carre's first novel.
Radio features: pages 118-119


Author: John Le Carre
Dramatised by: Robert Forrest
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Insp Mendel: Kenneth Cranham
Elsa: Eleanor Bron
Ann: Anna Chancellor
Peter: Richard Dillane
Maston: James Laurenson
Dieter: Henry Goodman
Adam/Mundt: Sam Dale
Ludo: Janice Acquah
Nursing sister: Caroline Guthrie
Additional roles played by: Jonathan Tafler
Additional roles played by: Benjamin Askew

: 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 Ritula Shah. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr


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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music with Peter Curran and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

4/8. Comedian Robin Ince creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Toby Bentley Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Robin Ince
Producer: Toby Bentley Rptd

: 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: The Many Lives of Roald Dahl

Sophie Dahl looks at the life, writing and passions of her grandfather, the children's author Roald Dahl. Through the voices of Dahl himself, his family and those who knew him, Sophie guides us through aspects of his life, including his role as a British informant in Washington, his marriage to Patricia Neal , and the stories that made him one of the most famous writers of the 20th century.
Producer Anna Horsbrugh-Porter Shortened rpt Mon 3pm


Unknown: Roald Dahl.
Unknown: Patricia Neal
Producer: Anna Horsbrugh-Porter

: Classic Serial: The Siege ofKrishnapur

2/2. 1857 India: a series of attacks has all but destroyed the Residency at Krishnapur. Swamped with squabbling civilians, the Collector is unsure how long his defences can hold out. By JG Farrell, 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
MrsOunstaple: Caroline Guthrie
Willoughby: Sam Dale
Miriam: Janice Acquah
DrMacNab: Stephen Hogan
The Padre: Philip Fox
Cutter: Jonathan Tafler
Lt Peterson: Paul Rider
Lucy: Lizzy Watts

: Unreliable Evidence

3/4. The Law and Protest. Clive Anderson and the panel discuss the distinctions in law between citizens' rights to peaceful protest and police powers to prevent violence and disorder. The conflict at the recent G20 demonstrations raised questions as to how acceptable it is for officers to tackle crowds using their powers under the Terrorism Act 2006. Rptd from wed


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Counterpoint

11/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of the music quiz. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Poetry Please

1/6. Roger McGough presents verse by AE Housman and Walt Whitman , including
A Shropshire Lad and 0 Captain, My Captain. The readers are Kenneth Cranham and Peter Marinker. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Peter Marinker.

: Murder She Thought

2/5. Paint. In Joan Smith 's atmospheric story, a young woman is hired by a city whizz-kid to redecorate his flat. But might he, or the apartment, be hiding something? Read by Joanne Whalley. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Joan Smith
Read By: Joanne Whalley.
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.

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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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