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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Wars of the Roses

4/4. Wesley Kerr finds out who the winners are at the National Britain in Bloom awards. Will
Taunton have done enough to win the prestigious gold medal and be crowned Best Large Town in Britain? Producer Tamsin Barber


Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Producer: Tamsin Barber

: Ramblings

New series. 1/6. Over the next six weeks, Clare Balding walks the 97-mile route of St Oswald's Way in Northumberland. This first section takes her from Holy island to
St Cuthbert's Cave, which she travels in the company of the walk's founder, local clergyman Michael Mountney, and long-distance trekking expert Jenny Walters, who has tips on how to keep her feet in good shape. Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Presenter: Clare Balding
Unknown: Michael Mountney
Unknown: Jenny Walters
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Bob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Bob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by actor and musician Gary Kemp. The poet is Elvis McGonagall.


Presenter: Fi Glover
Guest: Gary Kemp
Poet: Elvis McGonagall
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Youssou N'Dour at 50:Africa's Greatest Star

A profile of Youssou N'Dour as he reaches his 50th birthday by Robin Denselow , wno travels to Senegal to interview the singer in his home town of Dakar. Making music for the past 40 years, N'Dour found international success in his collaborations with other artists, including the duet with Neneh Cherry in 1994. Contributors include Peter Gabriel , Branford Marsalis , Charlie Gillett and Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Branford Marsalis
Unknown: Charlie Gillett
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Beyond Westminster

8/11. Ben Wright asks how much power politicians really have over our behaviour and hears claims that too much interference does more harm than good. Producer Helen Grady


Unknown: Ben Wright
Producer: Helen Grady

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

Impartial money advice with Paul Lewis. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis

: 1 Guess That's WhyThey Call It the News

5/5 Topical panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay , with Will Smith , Paul Sinha and Sarah Millican. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Will Smith
Unknown: Paul Sinha
Unknown: Sarah Millican.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate from Ashbourne in Derbyshire, with Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox , former cabinet minister Margaret Beckett , broadcaster Saira Khan and chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Julia Unwin. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Defence Liam Fox
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Saira Khan
Unknown: Julia Unwin.

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Elaine Lester

: The Saturday Play: Choice of Straws

1960: London's East End. Twins Jack and Dave are a happy-go-lucky pair. If they occasionally rough-up a black guy, it's just a game to them. Until, that is, a victim in Whitechapel fights back, and Dave pulls a knife. By ER Braithwaite.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Twins Jack
Director: Claire Grove
Jack: Harry Hepple
Dave: Luke Nords
Michelle: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Mum: Ellle Hsddlngton
Dad: David Hargreaves
Ruth: Annabelle Dowler
Mr Spencer: Alex Lanlpekun
Officer: Stephen Hogan

: Soul Music

3/5. individuals describe how Vaughan
Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis has brought solace in times of tragedy and changed the course of their lives. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: 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 Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Joanna carr


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and blogs. [web address removed]: email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Former Python and traveller Michael Palin , actress Jane Horrocks and comedians Tim Key , David Mitchell and Robert Webb join Clive Anderson for conversation, music and comedy. With music from Fiery Furnaces and Duke and The King. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidants provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Sue Ellis

: Saturday Review

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


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Scott of Slimbrldge

Frank Gardner reflects on the career of Sir Peter Scott , ornithologist, author, painter, sportsman, war hero and broadcaster - his TV programme, Look, ran for over 25 years. Born 100 years ago, the son of Scott of the Antarctic, he was dubbed the patron saint of conservation and was the first to campaign for the preservation of endangered species and to warn against the destruction of natural habitats.
Producer Merilyn Harris Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm


Unknown: Frank Gardner
Unknown: Sir Peter Scott

: Classic Serial: The A to Z of DrJohnson: Boswell's Life of Johnson

2/2. Boswell visits Johnson only intermittently, but relies on him more and more. Johnson meets Hester Thrale , who becomes the most important person in his life. Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell 's biography.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Hester Thrale
Unknown: Robin Brooks
Unknown: James Boswell
Samuel Johnson: Kenneth Cranham
James Boswell: Paul Higglns
Hester Thrale: Annabelle Dowler
David Garrick: David Hargreaves
Mrs Desmoulins: Susan Jameson
Joshua Reynolds: Matt Addis
Dilly: Stephen Hogan
Wilkes: Philip Fox

: Iconoclasts

2/3. Kenyan economist James Shikwati argues that aid to developing countries does more harm than good, promoting corruption and complacency, damaging local economies and teaching people to be beggars. Debate chaired by Edward Stourton. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: James Shikwati
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Round Britain Quiz

9/12. Teams from Wales and the North of England compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Poetry Please

1/7. Laughter and Forgetting. Listeners' requests for poems that contrast the joy of living with the experience of memory loss. With Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough.

: Telling the World

4/5. The Glamoury Ointment. Hugh
Lupton tells a story from English folklore featuring the powerful magic of the fair folk. Continuing the series on storytellers from all over the world. 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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