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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: iPM

New series. 1/9. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and the website. Editor Joanna carr [web address removed]; email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Ramblings

2/6. Clare Balding walks 97 miles along St Oswald's Way from Belford to Beadnell with two men who help maintain this area of the Northumberland National Park. Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naugntie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naugntie.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Alan Titchmarsh joins presenter Fi Glover. The poet is Susan Richardson.


Guest: Alan Titchmarsh
Presenter: Fi Glover
Poet: Susan Richardson
Producer: Debbie Kilbride

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel. Producer Harry Parker
Cruise to ancient civilisations: page 136


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Oxbridge Murder

To mark Cambridge University's 800th anniversary, writer and comedian David Baddiel investigates the bizarre events that led to its foundation. He examines artefacts stored in the archive department with Dr Patrick Zutshi, talks to medieval historian Henrietta Leyser and retraces the steps of Britain's earliest scholars with Detective Inspector Ted East.


Presenter: David Baddiel
Producer: Charlotte Austin

: Beyond Westminster

9/11. Defence looks expensive when public money is tight. With the political parties facing internal splits over Trident.
Andrew Rawnsley asks how radically defence will be reshaped. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Simon Coates

: 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

Personal finance news with Paul Lewis. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Bob Howard

: The News Quiz

1/9. Andy Hamilton , Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy join Sandi Toksvig for the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Wells in Somerset, where the panellists are Dragons' Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden ,
Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw , shadow
Defence Secretary Liam Fox and the Liberal
Democrat spokesman for Home Affairs Chris Huhne. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Deborah Meaden
Unknown: Ben Bradshaw
Unknown: Liam Fox
Unknown: Chris Huhne.

: 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.answersiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Elaine Lester

: The Saturday Play: The ShockingTale of Margaret Seddon

An Edwardian murder story, based on true events by John Fletcher. Frederick and Margaret Seddon take the wealthy
Mrs Barrow into their home as a lodger. But when she dies, leaving all her money to Fred, suspicions are aroused.
Producer Kate McAII ; Director Nigel Lewis


Unknown: John Fletcher.
Unknown: Margaret Seddon
Unknown: Mrs Barrow
Producer: Kate McAii
Director: Nigel Lewis
Margaret Seddon: Lynne Seymour
Fred Seddon: Bertie Carvel
Miss Barrow: Annette Badland
Hook: Dick Bradnum
Attorney General Isaacs: Dick Bradnum
Benny: Brendan Charkson
Vicar: Brendan Charkson
Dr Sworn: Dorien Thomas
Hangman: Dorien Thomas
Maggie: Anwen Carlisle
Ada: Isabel Lewis

: Soul Music

4/5. Musical insights and personal memories inspired by Carole King 's 1971 song You've Got a Friend, a celebration of the friendships that help through the good times and the bad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Carole King

: 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

News, analysis and comment. Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Bottom Line

1/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the Shopfloor. Repeated from Thursday
Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis

: Loose Ends

Comedian Justin Lee Collins , broadcaster Emma Freud and actress Jaime Winstone join Clive Anderson for a mix of conversation and comedy. With music from tenor
Andrea Bocelli and singer/songwriter Richard Hawley. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Justin Lee Collins
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Jaime Winstone
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Tenor: Andrea Bocelli
Songwriter: Richard Hawley.
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 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Sue Ellis

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the week's cultural highlights.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Self on Ballard

The writer Will Self, who came to know JG Ballard well in his final years, journeys upriver through the life and imagination of the seer of Shepperton. From his suburban anonymity, Ballard charted the realms of inner space and the madness of the modern world with a cool eye and visionary prose. With readings by Anna Massey.
Producer Mark Burman Shortened rptd on Monday at 3pm Radio features paqes 116-117


Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: The CompleteSmiley: The Looking Glass War

1/2. When word reaches The Department that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border, former spy Fred Leiser is lured out of retirement to investigate. The fourth of John le Carry 's novels featuring spymaster George Smiley , dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fred Leiser
Unknown: John Le Carry
Unknown: George Smiley
Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Leclerc: Ian McDiarmid
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Avery: Patrick Kennedy
Haldane: Philip Jackson
Woodford: David Hargreaves
Sarah: Fenella Woolgar
Control: John Rowe
Carol: Annabelle Dowler
Taylor: Philip Fox
Sutherland: Philip Fox
Peersen: Stephen Hogan
Lansen: Matt Addis
Fred: Piotr Baumann
Girl: Lizzy Watts

: Iconoclasts

3/3. Edward Stourton chairs a discussion in which Cambridge lawyer Professor John Spencer argues that the law should not criminalise young teenagers for having sex. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Professor John Spencer

: Round Britain Quiz

10/12. Teams from Scotland and the Midlands 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

2/7. Roger McGough presents requests for poems with an environmental theme, including Alan Brownjohn 's We Are Going to See the Rabbit and two of Jo Shapcott 's Mad Cow poems. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Alan Brownjohn
Unknown: Jo Shapcott

: Telling the World

5/5. Tortoise and Hunter. Jan Blake tells the story from Ghana that's an uncompromising warning to those who refuse to hear what their ears are telling them. 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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