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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Wars of the Roses

1/4. Wesley Kerr unearths the secrets behind the Britain in Bloom competition, the largest horticultural campaign in Europe. The series follows Taunton in its bid to win the title of Best Large Town. Twice finalists, the Somerset town casts an eye over the competition at the National Seminar in Scarborough.


Presenter: Wesley Kerr
Producer: Tamsin Barber

: Open Country

9/11. The first major archaeological dig in Dunluce, Antrim, unearths a whole lost town and rewrites the history books. Helen Mark joins in the search.
Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton. 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 is joined by classicist Mary Beard. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young. Producer Alison Hughes


Unknown: Mary Beard.
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel. Producer Harry Parker LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE out now, £3.50


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Bryn Terfel Masters Wine

The operatic bass-baritone explores his love of the grape by trying to become a master sommelier, or wine expert, and reveals an insight into the proud and secretive profession. Producer Llinos Jones


Producer: Llinos Jones

: Beyond Westminster

6/77. Crowded roads, trains and airports blight the UK transport system. Politicians with bright ideas for sorting out the mess could be vote-winners but, with budgets tightening and environmental worries rising, lain Martin asks how radical the parties will be. Producer Simon Coates


Producer: Simon Coates

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie.
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is avalaible 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 theRecession

6/6. House prices in some parts of the UK are starting to rise again. Paul Lewis looks at what this means for first-time buyers and for places like Northern Ireland where the prices are still falling dramatically. producer Bob Howard Repeated on Wednesday at 3pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Bob Howard Repeated

: 1 Guess That's WhyThey Call It the News

2/5. Topical panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay in which two teams of two play games inspired by the week's headlines. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Fred MacAulay

: News

: Any Questions?

Conservative peer Michael Heseltine , Colin Mayer , Dean of Oxford University's Business School, columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and former Labour minister Tony Benn take questions from an audience in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Colin Mayer
Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 230pm EMAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Saturday Play:Lockerbie on Trial

Another chance to hear a dramatised reconstruction of the Lockerbie trial. Few would have predicted the verdict in 2001 when Megrahi was convicted and Fhimah acquitted of blowing up Pan Am flight 103. The prosecution are sure they have got their men, but a succession of cast-iron witnesses who prove to be CIA double agents, convicted terrorists and arms dealers with shady histories begin to undermine a case that is skilfully and passionately contested by the defence. Dramatised by Peter Goodchild and presented by Sheena McDonald.
Producers Margaret Benn and Jeremy Howe


Dramatised By: Peter Goodchild
Presented By: Sheena McDonald.
Producers: Margaret Benn
Producers: Jeremy Howe
LordSutherland: Hugh Ross
Lord Coulsfield: Denvs Hawthorne
Alastair Campbell: Hugh Fraser
Alan Turnbull: David Asmon
William Taylor: Ian Hogg
Richard Keen: Shaun Scott
Majid Giaka: George Savvides
Tony: Gauci Johnloannou
Abu Talb: Jack Klaff
PC Comerford: Des McAleer
Edwin Boiler: Christopher Rozycki
Dl James Maclean: David Bannerman
Isabelle Attard: Tatvana Colombo

: 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


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr


6/9. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and the website. [web address removed]; email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends, colleagues and confidants provide an insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am at 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

3/3. What would you think if you could hear your younger self? Would you be proud of your idealism, or ashamed of your mistakes? John Wilson takes Clare Short back through her life in sound as captured in the BBC archive. She reflects on a career that has spanned activism in the 1980s, opposition to Page 3 girls, support for the legalisation of cannabis and her decision to stand down as an MP at the next general election.
Producer Eleanor Garland Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Clare Short
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Classic Serial: Two on a Tower

1/2. When Lady Viviette Constantine discovers the handsome young astronomer Swithin St Cleeve on the lonely tower in her estate, a story of passion and sacrifice begins. Thomas Hardy 's Wessex novel of two star-crossed lovers is dramatised by Jon Sen.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Lady Viviette Constantine
Unknown: Swithin St Cleeve
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Jon Sen.
Lady Constantine: Maggie O'Neill
Swithin: Blake Ritson
Parson Torkingham: Conrad Nelson
Tabitha: Amy Humphreys
Fellows: Stephen Tomlin
Granny Martin: Pauline Jefferson
Louis: Richard Heap
Joshua: Carter Dowland

: The Atheist and the Bishop

2/3. Jane Little chairs a debate between AC Grayling and former Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Richard Harries , who visit a faith school and then meet the organiser of an atheist summer camp to explore where we get our values. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jane Little
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Round Britain Quiz

6/12. Teams from the north and south of England compete in the cryptic quiz.
Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Poems for Infant Minds

Nigel Forde examines moralism in children's poetry, from the 1804 anthology Original
Poems for Infant Minds by Ann and Jane Taylor to the works of Edward Lear , Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter de la Mare and Dr Seuss. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Jane Taylor
Unknown: Edward Lear
Unknown: Robert Louis
Unknown: Walter de la Mare

: Telling the World

t/5. The Girl Who Fell. Nick Hennessey tells the creation story from the Karelian epic the Kalevala. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Nick Hennessey
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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