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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: The Backstreet Business

5/5. Nicola Heywood Thomas , trying to get to the heart of backstreet British business, asks how the magic industry works. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Producer: Steve Groves

: Open Country

8/11. Tranquillity versus development
Helen Mark visits Kirksanton, a village facing the prospect of a new nuclear power station On its doorstep. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anne-Mane Bullock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anne-Mane Bullock

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover presents the weekend entertainment show. The poet is Kate Fox. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Chris Wilson

: 1 Want to Work in ...

Once a former careers master himself, Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of career advice and asks if anybody took a blind bit of notice. producer Howard Shannon


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Howard Shannon

: Beyond Westminster

S/12. In the light of the public's anger over MPs' expenses, Elinor Goodman explores the growth of direct democracy and asks whether it can ever work on a large scale. Producer Helen Grady


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Helen Grady

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell on the third day of the Fifth Ashes Test at the Oval. With analysis by Phil Tufnell , Vic Marks and Matthew Hayden.
Producer Adam Mountford *approximate times
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am
TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Matthew Hayden.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: 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

5/6. The economic crisis is not just about money and paying bills. it's about dealing with the psychological pressures of the downturn. Penny Haslam looks at how the nation is coping with recession and investigates whether we focus too much on the negatives. producer Karen Kiernan Repeated on Wednesday at 3pm


Producer: Karen Kiernan

: I Guess That's Why They Call It the News

1/5. Topical panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay in which two teams of two play games inspired by the week's headlines.
(Repeated from yesterday)


Presenter: Fred MacAulay

: News

: Any Questions?

The panellists for the topical debate from Middle Wallop in Hampshire are Kate Mosse , Jonathon Porritt , James Delingpole and Mark Stephens The chairman is Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: James Delingpole
Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm EMAIL: any.answerstSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Saturday Play: Slow Boat to Leningrad

David Pownall's black comedy follows events when, in August 1939, the British and French were seriously outmanoeuvred by Stalin and Hitler who unexpectedly agreed to sign a Non-Aggression Pact.


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Martin Jenkins
Doumenc: Keith Drinkel
Drax/Chamberlain: Geoffrey Whitehead
Burnett: Ian Masters
Ribbentrop: Nicholas Boulton
Hitler: Michael Maloney
Stalin: Michael Jayston
Voroshilov/Churchill: Christian Rodska
Molotov: Jonathan Tafler

: Luting the Past

Soprano Emma Kirby tells the story of a 400-year-old lute, recently restored to its former glory, that gives a vivid window into the golden age Of music making. Repeated from Tuesday


Soprano: Emma Kirby

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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 q


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

5/9. Eddie Mair presents the programme built by listeners via email and the website. Editor Joanna Carr bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: ipm@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson is joined by Griff Rhys Jones , Diana Quick and Arthur Smith. With comedy by Wilson Dixon and music from Edwyn Collins. From the Edinburgh Festival. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Comedy By: Wilson Dixon
Unknown: Edwyn Collins.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

An insight into a personality making the headlines this week. Rptd 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 MyselfComing Back

2/3. Michael Grade , executive chairman of ITV, is in conversation with John Wilson , recalling key moments of his life. He hears extracts from the sound archive of that very public life and ponders what he's learnt and how he's developed from his earliest writings to his return to the BBC in 2004 and his later defection to ITV. Producer Emma Kingsley Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm


Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Classic Serial: Ruth

3/3. The unexpected return of Bellingham presents real danger, while someone from Ruth's past threatens to reveal the truth about Leonard. 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
Jemima: Amy Ewbank

: The Atheist and the Bishop

1/3. Jane Little chairs a programme of debates between believers and atheists, starting with the atheist philosopher Dr Miranda Fricker and the Rt Rev Richard Harries , the former Bishop of Oxford. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jane Little
Unknown: Dr Miranda Fricker
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Round Britain Quiz

5/12. Tom Sutcliffe puts cryptic questions requiring lateral thinking to teams from Wales and Northern Ireland. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: The Bard of Salford

Paul Morley profiles the Mancunian punk poet John Cooper Clarke , who told in poetry of the reality of growing up in a poverty-stricken industrial town in the 1970s. Contributors include Mark E Smith ,
Pete Shelley , Lily Allen , Don Letts and Phill JupituS. Producer Elizabeth Alker


Unknown: Paul Morley
Unknown: John Cooper Clarke
Unknown: Mark E Smith
Unknown: Pete Shelley
Unknown: Lily Allen
Unknown: Don Letts
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.
Producer: Elizabeth Alker

: Cheltenham FestivalStories

5/5. Tommy Sparkle's Bright Ideas
Mother starts praying when Father comes up with another bright idea. Written and read by Biyi Bandele. 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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