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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Gopinder Kaur.


Unknown: Gopinder Kaur.

: iPH

4/8. 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

: Ramblings

4/6. Clare Balding's quest to discover walks that are good for the mind, body and soul takes her to Dorset to meet former long-distance walker Garth Gunn and his son Craig on the Isle of Purbeck, where they follow the training route that got Garth back on his feet as he recovered from the chronic fatigue syndrome ME.
Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Garth Gunn
Producer: Nicola Humphries Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Saturday Live

Journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera joins Fi Glover on the entertainment show. The poet is Lemn Sissay.


Presenter: Fi Glover
Guest: Sathnam Sanghera
Poet: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Punt, PI

2/3. Gumshoe Steve Punt goes on the trail of the vans that allegedly trace TV licence evaders, checking out rumours that they're little more than a myth. Faced with a wall of official silence, he travels hundreds of miles to track down one of the legendary vehicles for himself. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP EB.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The News Quiz

7/8. Jeremy Hardy , Andy Hamilton and Sue Perkins join Sandi Toksvig for another round of the topical comedy panel game. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical discussion from Knutsford in Cheshire, where the panellists include the Labour MP Frank Field. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Frank Field.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

Arlo White and Glenn Mitchell provide commentary on the Super Eights Group E contest at the Oval. With analysis by Geoff Lawson and Dermot Reeve.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.10pm


Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Glenn Mitchell
Unknown: Geoff Lawson
Unknown: Dermot Reeve.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes 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: J'Accuse

In a newspaper article from 1898, the writer Emile Zola took a stand against the French military and judicial establishment's wrongful imprisonment of Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus. Here, with naturalistic dialogue, Louis Gregori gives a right-wing perspective on the events that led him to believe that the murder of the guiltless Dreyfus was the correct and only action. By Hattie Naylor. Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Alfred Dreyfus.
Unknown: Louis Gregori
Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Pauline Harris
Louis Gregori: Mark Heap
Dominique: Kathryn Hunt
Arnaud: Graeme Hawley
Emile Zola: Conrad Nelson
Eugene/Alfred Dreyfus: Paul Mundell
Gustav: Jonathan Keeble

: Performing to the Red Light

2/2. Concluding his exploration of how classical performers prepare to play in front of a red light instead of a live audience, Terence Curran explores how seasoned musicians approach the recording process. Rptd from Tue


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


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Bottom Line

3/8. Evan Davis talks to business executives about workplace issues. Repeated from Thursday Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson presents another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

7/8. Offbeat poet Tim Key creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer James Robinson Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Tim Key
Producer: James Robinson Rptd

: Saturday Review

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


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: The First A&R Man

Paul Gambaccini looks through EMI's Hayes archive, which contains some of the world's first recorded music, to uncover the story of Fred Gaisberg. Gaisberg set up the UK's first record studio and was the first person to capture Caruso's voice. The music collector amassed hundreds of examples of indigenous music, including the court music of the Chinese and Japanese emperors, and the last ever castrato. Producers Danny Eccleston and Emily Palmer


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Fred Gaisberg.
Producers: Danny Eccleston
Producers: Emily Palmer

: Classic Serial: Armadale

1/3. Wilkie Collins 's tale of passion, deception and murder, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Callow Allan Armadale unexpectedly inherits a substantial estate in Norfolk, bringing him to the attention of dangerous fortune-hunter Lydia Gwilt. She plans to seduce and marry him, but there are obstacles in her way.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Unknown: Lydia Gwilt.
Lydia: Lucy Robinson
Allan: Alex Robertson
Midwinter: Ray Fearon
Neelie: Perdita Avery
Maria: Carol MacReady
Susan: Rebecca Saire
Major: Sean Baker
Bashwood: Richard Durden
Pedgift Jr: Grant Gillespie

: The Reith Lectures

1/4. In the middle of the global recession, Harvard professor of government Michael Sandel considers the expansion of markets and how we determine their moral limits. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Sandel

: Quote.... Unquote

1/6. Beryl Bainbridge , Ekow Eshun, Anthony Howard and Francesca Simon are the guests of Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Francesca Simon
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: Poetry Please

4/6. Listeners' requests for poetry from the Book of Psalms, read by Kenneth Cranham and Henry Goodman. Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Read By: Kenneth Cranham
Read By: Henry Goodman.
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: Murder She Thought

5/5. Three Is a Lucky Number. Margery Allingham 's "bride in the bath" tale is as electrifying now as when it was first published in the 1930s. Read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Margery Allingham
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

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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