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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of London.

: 2/8. IPM

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/bloq5/ipm; email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Ramblings

3/6. in Wiltshire, Clare Balding joins modern-day troubadours who sing folk songs for their supper, as they tramp the length and breadth of Britain. They live outdoors, travel on foot and get right to the soul of the land. Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Producer: Nicola Humphries Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith reports on issues of the week for the countryside and the food it produces. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Saturday Live

Lucy Worsley, the chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, joins presenter Fi Glover. The poet is Kate Fox.


Unknown: Lucy Worsley
Presenter: Fi Glover
Producer: JP Devlin

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now. E3.50 Digital luggage scale offer: page 140


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Punt, Pi

New series. 1/3. Steve Punt again turns gumshoe as he investigates another batch of curious cases. Did Hitler intend to set up his post-invasion headquarters in Balham, south London? He talks to Balham locals, including Arthur Smith , and gets access to the documentation showing the Nazis' intentions for a Third-Reich Britain. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne reviews the week in politics. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance. Presented by Paul Lewis.


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Bob Howard

: The News Quiz

6/8. Francis Wheen , Jeremy Hardy ,
Andy Hamilton and Sue Perkins join Sandi Toksvig for the topical comedy panel game. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the debate from Billingshurst, Surrey, where the panel includes the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

Australia v West Indies
Commentary from the Oval by Tony Cozier , Glen Mitchell and Arlo White. With analysis from Ian Bishop and Geoff Lawson.
Producer Adam Mountford -approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.10pm


Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Glen Mitchell
Unknown: Arlo White.
Unknown: Ian Bishop
Unknown: Geoff Lawson.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: 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: Devastated Areas

Adam Thorpe 's elegaic play is a moving study of civilian grief in the wake of the First World War. In Berlin a sculptress is working on a memorial statue; on the Berkshire Downs a gardener is tending his employer's roses; and in the valley of the Somme a glazier is repairing the shell-damaged windows of a church. Pianist Leon Coates : Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Pianist: Leon Coates
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Sofie: Eliza Langland
Ernst: Finlay Welsh
Reg: Richard Greenwood
Jess: Lucy Paterson
Mrs Lombard: Noreen Leighton
Colin: Matthew Pidgeon
Auguste: Jimmy Chisholm
MleCure: Gareth Thomas

: Performing to the Red Light

1/2. Terence Curran explores how classical musicians prepare for the demands of making a record in a studio instead of performing in front of a live audience. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Terence Curran

: Weekend Woman's Hour

until 4.45pm 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) inclpSp, 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. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Bottom Line

2/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues. Repeated from Thursday
Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

6/8. Writer Patrick Neate creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Patrick Neate
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: 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: Bill Buckley: Mr Right

Running from 1966 to 1999, William F Buckley 's weekly programme Firing Line became the world's longest-running TV show with a single host, with everyone from presidents and poets to politicians and punks submitting to his interrogations. Michael Portillo presents a selection of the American author and political commentator's most glittering exchanges with leading personalities. Producers Vicki Barker and William Cran


Unknown: William F Buckley
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producers: Vicki Barker
Producers: William Cran

: Classic Serial: Mugsborough 1926

2/2. By Andrew Lynch. The characters created in Robert Tressell's The Ragged
Trousered Philanthropists now find themselves in 1926. Socialist ideas and talk of revolution are in the air as workers and managers come to blows, and an illegitimate child with a tragic secret is used as a pawn in a bigger game.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Andrew Lynch.
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Old Misery: Paul Whitehouse
Hunter: Paul Whitehouse
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Nora: Raquel Cassidy
Frankie: Iain 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: Kenny Doughty
Older Elizabeth: Joanna Neary

: The Moral Maze

1/8. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik cross-examine expert witnesses On the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik

: Counterpoint

13/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the final of this year's eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Poetry Please

3/6. Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests for verse. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough

: Murder She Thought

4/5. KK. Theme-park monsters are meant to frighten the visitors, not the other way round. Liza Cody 's touching story shows how appearances can be deceptive. Read by Rosalyn Landor. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Liza Cody
Read By: Rosalyn Landor.
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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