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: News Briefing

: Prayw for the Day

With Dr Catherine Cowley.


Unknown: Dr Catherine Cowley.


5/8. 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/bloqs/ipm; email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Ramblings

6/6. Clare Balding joins polar explorers
Caroline Hamilton and Zoe Hudson to walk in Scotland's picturesque Wester Ross. Walking from the tiny harbour through the rocky headland towards views of the Isle of Skye, Caroline and Zoe share their memories of polar adventures at minus 50 degrees
Celsius, self-sufficient living and wearing hats that look like mountains!
Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Caroline Hamilton
Unknown: Zoe Hudson
Unknown: Wester Ross.
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Farming Today This Week

Agricultural news, with Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Producer: Chris Impey

: 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 the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Former children's TV presenter Johnny Ball joins guest host the Rev Richard Coles. The poet is Elvis McGonagall.


Guest: Johnny Ball
Presenter: Richard Coles
Poet: Elvis McGonagall
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel. Producer Harry Parker LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now. E3.50


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: A Funny Sort of Sound

Julian Clary dives into the weird and wonderful world of comedy musical acts, paying tribute to their wit and ingenuity. Contributors include Ken Dodd and Jim Tavare.

Radio features: pages 134-135


Presenter: Julian Clary
Interviewee: Ken Dodd
Interviewee: Jim Tavare
Producer: Emily Williams

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p. Call 0 [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: Caroline Bayley

: The Now Show

1/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis return for the 28th series of topical satire, songs and stand-up, with input from Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Mitch Benn and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the debate, which comes from Birmingham. Panellists include Secretary of State for Environment. Food and Rural Affairs Hilary Benn , journalist Max Hastings , and Mary Beard , professor of classics at Cambridge. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Mary Beard

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? producer Victoria Wakely
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Journey into Space: The Host

Jet Morgan and his crew get a distress call from an abandoned freighter. They must find a way to defeat the superior "Host" and save mankind from becoming a stepping-stone to a new chapter in evolution.


Writer: Julian Simpson
From the series created by: Charles Chilton
Original music and sound design: David Chiiton
Producer: Nick Russell-Pavier
Jet Morgan: Toby Stephens
Doc/Enceladus Control: Alan Marriott
Lemmy: Jot Davies
Mitch: Chris Pavlo
The Host: David Jacobs
Edie: Jana Carpenter
JJ Andreev: Basher Savage

: Menotti

Music writer Michael White looks back on the life and career of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Once a feted star who partied with the Kennedys and Maria Callas , his music is now largely forgotton. Why? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Gian Carlo Menotti.
Unknown: Maria Callas

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshourS"bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Joanna carr


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Bottom Line

5/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter. Repeated from Thursday
Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis

: Loose Ends

Trevor McDonald and adventurer Ben Fogle join Clive Anderson for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and humour. With comedy from Janey Godley and music by the Kenyan Boys Choir. ProducerCathie Mahoney


Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Ben Fogle
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Janey Godley
Unknown: Producercathie Mahoney

: Profile

New series. 1/19. A revealing insight into the personality and motivation of one of the week's movers and shakers.
Editor Sue Ellis Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm

: Saturday Review

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


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: An Unofficial Iris

A decade after Iris Murdoch's death, the novelist Bidisha listens to archive conversations between Murdoch and writers AN Wilson, AS Byatt and Susan Hill, and discovers a renaissance of interest in her favourite author. Is it her emphasis on morality and goodness in a godless world that seems to chime with our times?
Producer Robyn Read Shortened rptd on Monday at 3pm

: Classic Serial: Armadale

3/3. Wilkie Collins 's dark tale of passion, deception and murder concludes as Lydia decides on a new and more violent way to secure Allan's fortune - by impersonating his widow. Her plans include murder, but her passion for Allan's companion Midwinter threatens to complicate matters.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Lydia: Lucy Robinson
Allan: Alex Robertson
Midwinter: Ray Fearon
Neelie: Perdita Avery
Bashwood: Richard Durden
Downward: Geoffrey Whitehead
Jemmy: Grant Gillespie
Vincent: Robin Brooks
Girl: Rebecca Saire

: News and Weather

10.15 The Reith Lectures
3/4. Genetics and Morals. Professor
Michael Sandel considers how we should use our increasing scientific knowledge. New genetic technologies offer promise for treating and curing disease. But how far should we use them to manipulate muscles, moods and gender? Sue Lawley introduces the lecture from Newcastle's Centre for Life. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Sandel

: Quote.... Unquote

3/6. Lucy Mangan , Marcus du Sautoy, Michael Simkins and Paul Bailey exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Lucy Mangan
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: Poetry Please

6/6. Gabriel Woolf reads from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to mark the 150th anniversary of Edward FitzGeraid 's first translation. Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Omar Khayyam
Unknown: Edward Fitzgeraid
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: Ones to WatchVolume 2

2/5. You're Dead. The school bully is finally expelled when a summer afternoon is revealed as less than idyllic. Samuel Barnett reads Tom Williams 's Story. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Samuel Barnett
Unknown: Tom Williams
Producer: Jill Waters

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.

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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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