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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: iPM

New series. 118. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, the content of which is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Ramblings

2/6. In the series dedicated to walks that are good for the mind, body and soul,
Clare Balding joins walker Rob Davies , who is blind, at Hulne Park, part of the Duke of Northumberland's estate, where he shares with her his love of bird song.
Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Rob Davies
Producer: Nicola Humphries Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Caz Graham reports on agricultural issues and the British countryside. Producer Anna Varle


Unknown: Caz Graham
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Saturday Live

Journalist and broadcaster Edward Stourton joins Fi Glover. The poet is Susan Richardson. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Fi Glover.
Unknown: Susan Richardson.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the joys, adventures and frustrations Of travel. Producer Harry Parker LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now, E3.50.


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Hunting Haydn's Head

Joseph Haydn , the composer whose prodigious output includes The Creation, had his head stolen by over-zealous fans before his dead body was cold in the ground.
Simon Townley travels to Austria to discover why Papa Haydn lost his head and how it was reunited with the rest of his remains
145 years later.
Producers Tom Alban and Wietske Wynniatt-Husey


Unknown: Joseph Haydn
Unknown: Simon Townley
Unknown: Papa Haydn
Producers: Tom Alban

: Beyond Westminster

In the light of the furore over MPs expenses
Elinor Goodman asks why people really want a career in politics. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Simon Coates

: 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. 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

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The News Quiz

5/8. Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay and Danielle Ward join Sandi Toksvig for another edition of the topical comedy panel game, featuring acerbic satire, cryptic clues to headlines, and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Dartmouth in Devon where the panel includes the shadow Justice Secretary Dominic Grieve. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dominic Grieve.

: 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 Complete Smiley: A Murder of Quality

When the wife of a schoolmaster is found bludgeoned to death, Smiley finds himself investigating her death - an investigation that lifts the lid on a world of hidden passions and murderous hatred in a public school in the early 1960s.

Shaun McKenna's dramatisation of John le Carré's second novel featuring George Smiley.


Adapter: Shaun McKenna
Writer: John Le Carre
Director: Marc Beeby
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Fielding: Geoffrey Palmer
Ailsa: Marcia Warren
Rigby: Sam Dale
Rode: Geoffrey Streatfeild
Ann: Alison Pettitt
Janie: Amanda Lawrence
Shane: Liza Sadovy
Snow: Matt Addis
D'Arcy: Philip Fox
Hecht: Malcolm Tierney
Vicar: Malcolm Tierney
Perkins: Benjamin Askew
Girl: Lizzy Watts

: 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

National and international news and comment, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Bottom Line

1/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the Shop floor. Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Evan Davis

: 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

5/8. Dramatist Steve Waters creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Peter Leslie Wild Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Dramatist: Steve Waters
Producer: Peter Leslie

: 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: Lynne Truss:Did I Really Ask That?

Between 1980 and 1990, Lynne Truss was a part-time arts journalist, meeting and interviewing many giants of the theatre, such as Arthur Miller , Tom Stoppard , Simon Gray , Athol Fugard and Anthony Minghella. For 20 years those recordings have been lying in a box in her garage. Now she digs them out and finds out, with horror and humour, what her younger self was like as an interviewer, and what she learnt from meeting these great talents.
Producer Sara Jane Hall Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: Anthony Minghella.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Classic Serial: Mugsborough 1917

1/2. Andrew Lynch picks up the characters created in Robert Tressell's The Ragged
Trousered Philanthropists ten years after the novel ends. The residents of Mugsborough have different views of the Great War. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Lynch
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Old Misery: Paul Whitehouse
Hunter: Paul Whitehouse
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Nora: Raquel Cassidy
Frankie: Lain McKee
Bert: Des O'Malley
Bundy: Tony Pitts
Barrington: Tom Goodman-Hill
Charlie: Carl Rice
Elsie: Nicola Stephenson
Sweater: Rupert Degas
Slyme: Kevin Eldon
Crass: Arthur Smith
Rushton: Bill Bailey
Young Elizabeth: Yasmin Garrard
Freddie: Jody Latham
Older Elizabeth: Joanna Neary
Mrs Meadows: Anne Waggott

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. The Law and Climate Change
Clive Anderson and a panel of senior legal figures debate whether the environmental laws of the land are robust enough to save the planet. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Counterpoint

12/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the third semi-final of the eclectic music quiz.
(Repeated from Monday)


Chairman: Paul Gambaccini

: Poetry Please

2/6. Finbar Lynch reads Samuel Taylor
Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner for the request programme. Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Finbar Lynch
Unknown: Samuel Taylor
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: Murder She Thought

3/5. Have a Nice Death. Antonia Fraser 's psychological thriller, in which a bestselling author has a wonderful time in New York - until he receives a strange phone call. Read by Rosalind Ayres. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Read By: Rosalind Ayres.
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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