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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Philip Robinson.


Unknown: Philip Robinson.


8/9. Eddie Mair presents PM's sister Programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and the programme website. Editor Joanna Carr bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: ipm®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Open Country

3/14. Helen Mark meets people involved in a community environmental project along the banks of the Ballinderry River in Northern Ireland, and gets up close and Personal with the endangered white-clawed Crayfish. Producer Helen Chetwynd Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Helen Chetwynd

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith reports on issues of the week for the countryside and the food it produces. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

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


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by writer William Boyd. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young.


Presenter: Fi Glover
Guest: William Boyd
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by John McCarthy and his guests.
Lonely Planet magazine: out now, £3.50


Presenter: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Armatrading for Mayor

Joan Armatrading reports on the world of ceremony, tradition and high finance surrounding the office of Lord Mayor of London, whose annual show is today. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Producer: Susan Marling

: Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes of Westminster s corridors of power, presented by Andrew Pierce of The Daily Telegraph. Editor Marie Jessel


Presented By: Andrew Pierce
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. 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

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance. Rptd tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Richard Vadon

: The News Quiz

8/9. Sandi Toksvig asks Jeremy Hardy ,
Andy Parsons and Holly Walsh to guess the week's headlines from her cryptic clues. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Holly Walsh

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Cardiff University, with Zac Goldsmith , the Conservative candidate for Richmond Park, Daily Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon , and Chuka Umunna , the Labour candidate for Streatham. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith
Unknown: Bryony Gordon
Unknown: Chuka Umunna

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Victoria Wakely
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm EMAIL: any.answers3bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: 1989: The Shape of the Table

Originally staged by the National Theatre in 1990, David Edgar's powerful play charts the dramatic and dangerous transition of a fictional Eastern European country from hard-line Communism to the beginnings of Western-style democracy. It's 1989, crowds are gathering in the streets, and the Soviets are refusing to send in the troops. The government is on its own and faces a stark choice: suppress the demonstrators or instigate reform.
Presented as part of Radio 4's 1989 season.
Original music by Malcolm McKee. Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild.
See also Word of Mouth on Tuesday at 4pm


Writer: David Edgar
Original Music: Malcolm McKee
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Pavel Prus: Tim McInnerny
Josef Lutz: Henry Goodman
Michal Kaplan: Jeremy Clyde
Victor Spassov: Michael Elwyn
Petr Vladislav: Jonathan Keeble
Jan Matkovic: Robert Lister
Andrei Zietek: Joseph Kloska
Vera Rousova: Carolyn Pickles
Jan Milev: Christian Rodska
Victoria Brodskaya: Laura Matthews
Monica Freie: Emerald O'Hanrahan

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
EMAIL [web address removed]


Presenter: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Czechoslovakia eases restrictions on foreign travel and Swapo wins Namibia's first democratic elections. John Tusa continues his daily series, recalling events in 1989. producers Barney Rowntree and Joby Waldman


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Joby Waldman

: Saturday PM

The day's news, presented by Glen Campbell.


Presented By: Glen Campbell.

: The Bottom Line

8/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Repeated from Thursday
Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson is joined by Jack Jones , Alan Davies and guest interviewer Emma Freud.
Martha Wainwright sings an Edith Piaf number and there is a blues performance by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Alan Davies
Interviewer: Emma Freud.
Interviewer: Martha Wainwright
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Black Joe
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

2/8. Playwright Annie Caulf ield creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Tracey Neale Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Annie Caulf
Producer: Tracey Neale

: Saturday Review

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


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Radio Hollywood

For 19 years from 1935, the Lux Radio Theater, sponsored by a well-known soap manufacturer, brought Hollywood blockbuster movies to the airwaves, using the original cast if possible and, if not, often substituting even more illustrious stars. Radio productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon were broadcast live with a full orchestra and were shorter and pacier than the original movies. Jeffrey Richards looks back at a time when radio boasted the biggest names in Hollywood.
(Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm)


Presenter: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Classic Serial: Bel Ami

2/2. Bel Ami's first wife and mistress are in the church to see him marry again - but will their knowledge of his past threaten his glittering future? Guy de Maupassant's novel is dramatised by Frances Byrnes.
Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Frances Byrnes.
Bel Ami: Jonathan Slinger
Marelle: Emma Fielding
Madeleine: Mali Harries
M Walter: Steffan Rhodri
Rachel: Sara McGaughey
Suzanne: Catrin Morgan
Mme Walter: Nickie Rainsfortl
The Bishop: Richard Nichols

: The Moral Maze

5/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Kenan Malik , Melanie Phillips and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: Brain of Britain

5/17. The fifth heat of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Rptd from Monday

: Adventures In Poetry

1/6. Adlestrop. Written in 1915 about a two-minute stop at a railway station in the Cotswolds, Edward Thomas 's poem has long been loved for its evocation of high summer, rural England and the intimation of changes to come.
Presented by Peggy Reynolds. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Edward Thomas
Presented By: Peggy Reynolds.

: Original Shorts

2/5. Blue Afternoon. Martin Jarvis reads Julia Stoneham 's moving account of a brother and sister's uneasy relationship, brought to an unusual conclusion in Manhattan. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Julia Stoneham
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

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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