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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Craig Gardiner.


Unknown: Craig Gardiner.


6/8. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, the content of which is dictated Dy 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

: Open Country

New series. 1/11. Helen Mark travels to Westray, one of Orkney's Northern Isles, to find out how and why a group of fishermen, farmers and teachers are leading the way in proving that Britain can become self-sufficient in energy. Producer Alasdair Cross Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Agricultural news with Charlotte Smith. Producer Anna Varle


Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News 7048 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Saturday Live

Irish novelist John Boyne joins presenter Fi Glover. The poet is Luke Wright. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: John Boyne
Presenter: Fi Glover.
Unknown: Luke Wright.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Gurinder, the Movie

On the set of her new film, director
Gurinder Chadha talks about her life and career, and explains how her Asian-British culture has informed her films such as Bend It like Beckham. Producer Susan Marling


Talks: Gurinder Chadha
Producer: Susan Marling

: Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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 £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 Now Show

2/B. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis make satirical mincemeat out of the week's news headlines. Aiding and abetting are 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 chairs the topical discussion in Cranleigh, Surrey, where an audience canvasses the opinions of political commentators Rod Liddle and Amanda Platell , and historian Linda Colley. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Commentators: Rod Liddle
Commentators: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Linda Colley.

: 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: Utz

By Bruce Chatwin , dramatised by Gregory Norminton. A British academic travels to
1960s Prague to research the art collection of Rudolf II, and meets eccentric porcelain collector Kaspar Joachim Utz , who has protected his collection from successive threats of Nazis, Stalinists and Communists. The narrator returns to Prague in the 1980s to learn what became of Utz's collection. Marking the 20th anniversary of Chatwin's death.
Producer Judith Kampfner ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Dramatised By: Gregory Norminton.
Unknown: Kaspar Joachim Utz
Producer: Judith Kampfner
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Utz: Jack Klaff
Janitor: Jack Klaff
Marta: Pam Ferris
Dr Orlik: Sam Kelly
Curator: Sam Kelly
Oxford don: Gregory Norminton
Man: Gregory Norminton
Head waiter: Gregory Norminton
Narrator: Daniel Weyman
Elena: Michaela Stonisova
Teresa: Michaela Stonisova
Ana: Dolya Gavanski
Photographer: Dolya Gavanski

: Settling the Score

Tim Blackmore looks at the complex relationship between composer and commissioner and asks if setting boundaries on the creative process is a help or a hindrance. Film composer Debbie Wiseman has been commissioned by the National
Theatre to write the music for Feather Boy, which will be performed in workshop-style in July. Her commissioner is the director Anthony Banks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Tim Blackmore
Unknown: Debbie Wiseman
Director: Anthony Banks.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridqe EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridqe

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Bottom Line

6/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. 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

: Profile

2/19. Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidantes provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. 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: Did Not Interview the Dead

In 1946 psychologist David Boder interviewed Jewish survivors of the Nazi concentration and death camps, hearing their personal stories of survival and loss.
Alan Dein listens to these traumatic recordings of people who had survived the worst but whose immediate fate was still unknown.
Producer Mark Burman Shortened rpt on Monday at 3pm


Unknown: David Boder
Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: Confessions of an English Opium Eater

By Thomas de Ouincey , dramatised by Lavinia Murray. The 19th-century writer's autobiographical account of his consumption of laudanum, and his painful and surreal descent into addiction.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas de Ouincey
Dramatised By: Lavinia Murray.
Older Thomas: Oliver Cotton
Younger Thomas: James Nickerson
Brunnel: Mark Chatterton
Tutor: Mark Chatterton
AbleBig: Eric Potts
Ong: Eric Potts
Betsy: Lisa Allen
Groaty: David Fleeshman
Wordsworth: David Fleeshman
Edith: Gemma Harvey
Ann: Sara Bahadori

: The Reith Lectures

4/4. A New Politics of the Common Good Professor Michael Sandel calls for a new politics of the common good and says we need to think of ourselves as citizens, not just consumers. Sue Lawley introduces the lecture at George Washington University. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Professor Michael Sandel

: Quote.... Unquote

4/6. Beryl Bainbridge , Ekow Eshun, Anthony Howard and Francesca Simon exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


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

: South of My Days: Judith Wright

Greta Scacchi presents a portrait of the Australian poet Judith Wright , who died in 2000. Kerry Fox is the reader. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: Judith Wright
Unknown: Kerry Fox

: Ones to Watch Volume 2

3/5. Naked. Henry finds that an Alaskan cruise to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary leaves him with cabin fever. Nigel Anthony reads Nicholas Hogg 's story. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Nicholas Hogg
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.

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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