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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Tony Rogers.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: The Backstreet Business

4/5. Nicola Heywood Thomas finds an ageing bowls repair workshop in Edinburgh where
Ronnie Scott is struggling to keep his business going. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Producer: Steve Groves

: Open Country

7/11. Tensions are running high between anglers and canoeists over access rights to Welsh waterways. Matt Baker visits Llandysul, Ceredigion, to find out what's going on, and to try his hand at both sports. Producer Beatrice Fenton Rptd on Thu at 3pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Beatrice Fenton Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Caz Graham. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Caz Graham.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by Anthony Hollander , professor of rheumatology and tissue engineering. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young.


Presenter: Fi Glover
Guest: Anthony Hollander
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the joys, adventures and travails of travel. Producer Chris Wilson LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now, E3.50


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: By Jove Carruthers!

No phrase and no name sums up the age of tales of derring-do better than the expression "By Jove, Carruthers!" But who exactly was Carruthers, what did he do, and how did he assume such a strange kind of posthumous fame? In this high-spirited romp, Miles Jupp tries to find out. Producer David Stenhouse


Unknown: Miles Jupp
Producer: David Stenhouse

: Beyond Westminster

4/12. The average student debt is now almost £22,000 and is set to rise. Jim Hancock visits Leeds to talk to undergraduates who, in some cases, will see college fees go up 60 per cent Could the issue of fees determine the outcome of seats in the next election? Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Jim Hancock
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: 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 [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box: Coping with the Recession

Many small businesses are struggling to survive in an economy where customers are tightening their belts and banks are reluctant to lend. Penny Haslam gathers advice to help small businesses cope with the recession.
Producer Karen Kiernan Rptd on Wednesday at 3pm


Producer: Karen Kiernan Rptd

: The Now Show

818. Andy Zaitzman joins Steve Punt ,
Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Stotakeasatihcallookthroughthe week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Zaitzman
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Stotakeasatihcallookthroughthe

: News

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the topical debate from
Rye, East Sussex. The panel includes journalist Toby Young , the general secretary of the RMT Bob Crow , and literary critic
Sarah Churchwell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Bob Crow
Unknown: Sarah Churchwell.

: Any Answers?

Eddie Mair 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: Eddie Mair
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo was an American
;creenwriter and novelist and one of the original Hollywood Ten - those accused in 1947 of un-American activities and subsequently blacklisted, ostracised and forced into poverty obscurity and, in some cases, exile, because of their beliefs.
Trumbo's son Christopher wrote this fascinating play based on transcripts of those notorious House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings and his father's letters, written to his son and to others during this period.
Producer Catherine Bailey : Director Roger Michell


Unknown: Dalton Trumbo
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Roger Michell
Dalton Trumbo: Corin Redgrave
Narrator: Nick Waring

: Tales before the Stave

Frances Fyfield unpicks the hidden codes of a beautiful 11th-century musical manuscript, the Winchester Troper, written long before the use of staves, that has helped scholars clarify the way musical notation developed in the early medieval period. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Frances Fyfield

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Sheila Mc Clennon presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sheila Mc Clennon
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

National and international news and comment, presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

4/9. Jennifer Tracey presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and the website. [web address removed]: email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Jennifer Tracey
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran is joined by actor Neil Morrissey , conductor Charles Hazlewood , choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, and chef Levi Roots. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Conductor: Neil Morrissey
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Craig Revel
Unknown: Levi Roots.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

A revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Sue Ellis

: Saturday Review

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


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Meeting Myself Coming Back

New series. 1/3. John Wilson is joined by renowned figures who reflect on the soundtracks to their lives, drawn from the BBC archives. His first guest is the Rev Jesse Jackson , the first African-American to stand as a candidate for the US Presidency, who recalls the pivotal experiences of his life, including his close friendship with Martin Luther King during the 1960s civil rights movement and witnessing Dr King's murder. Producers Sara-Jane Hall and Emma Kingsley


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Jesse Jackson
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Producers: Sara-Jane Hall
Producers: Emma Kingsley

: Classic Serial: Ruth

2/3. Abandoned in Wales, Ruth is taken in by the preacher Benson and his sister. The cause of Ruth's illness is found, the discovery of which brings with it a secret that could destroy her. By Elizabeth Gaskell , dramatised by Ellen Dryden.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Dramatised By: Ellen Dryden.
Ruth: Laura Rees
Benson: Anton Lesser
Faith: Anne Reid
Bellingham: Rory Kinnear
Bradshaw: David Schofield
Sally: Marcia Warren
Jemima: Amy Ewbank
Mrs Bradshaw: Abigail Thaw
Elizabeth: Helen Jenkinson
Mary: Daisy Ashford
Richard/Hickson: Dudley Hinton

: Reality Check

3/3. Justin Rowlatt presents a debate that asks if surveillance in Britain is out of control Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Justin Rowlatt

: Round Britain Quiz

4/12. Tom Sutcliffe puts cryptic questions to teams from the Midlands and Scotland. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Tennyson: Poetry Please

4/4. Roger McGough celebrates the 200th anniversary of Tennyson's birth with a selection of his most popular poems. Read by Paul Mundell and Rupert Wickham. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Paul Mundell
Read By: Rupert Wickham.

: Cheltenham FestivalStories

4/5. The Cruise. When Kate's parents went on a cruise, she realised they would die. Written and read by Anne Enright. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Read By: Anne Enright.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

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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