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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alastair Mclntosh , Society of Friends.


Unknown: Alastair McLntosh

: Running Away

1/S. Tim Samuels invites five busy people to put aside their hectic daily lives to run away for a few hours. Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti exchanges her small windowless office for the darkness of the British Film institute in order to rekindle her love of the cinema. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tim Samuels
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Open Country

5/14. Heien Mark travels the length ot the Ballinderry river, which begins high in the Sperrin Mountains of Northern Ireland and flows eastward into Lough Neagh. She meets People who are helping to protect the river, the landscape around it and the wildlife that depends on it. Producer Helen Chetwynd Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Heien Mark
Unknown: Lough Neagh.
Producer: Helen Chetwynd

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Maggie Ayre


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and Justin Webb.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
Justin Webb 's point of view: page 14


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Justin Webb

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover meets Kelly Simmons, the FA's National Game Manager. The poet is Luke Wright.


Guest: Kelly Simmons
Poet: Luke Wright
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel. Producer Harry Parker LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: out now, E3.50


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: In Search of Beauty

What is beauty and is it in the eye ot the beholder? Model Erin O'Connor explores how we get our ideas about beauty and how experience is shaped by how we look. Producer Karen Greqor
Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Erin O'Connor
Producer: Karen Greqor

: Week in Westminster

Journalist Steve Richards offers a behind-the-scenes view of the corridors of power. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from BBC foreign 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

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


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Ruth Alexander

: The Now Show

1/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Mitch Benn and Shazia Mirza. Repeated from yesterday RT DIRECT: The Now Show Book of World Records is available for £13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Shazia Mirza.

: News

: Any Questions?

Tim Garton-Ash , professor of European Studies, is among the panellists for the topical discussion. this week in Tidworth, Wiltshire. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Tim Garton-Ash
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: 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.answersiSbbc.cauk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: A Family Affair

By Michael Dobbs. In November 1990, following dissension in the Conservative ranks and an equivocal leadership ballot, Margaret Thatcher made the dramatic decision to offer her resignation as prime minister. This drama follows her last traumatic days in power, seen from the perspective of her husband and children.
Producer John Taylor; Director Roland Jaquerello


Writer: Michael Dobbs
Producer: John Taylor
Director: Roland Jaquerello
Margaret Thatcher: Clare Higgins
Denis Thatcher: Stephen Moore
Carol Thatcher: Monica Dolan
Mark Thatcher: William McGeogh
Bill: Benjamin Whitrow
Sir Geoffrey Howe: John McEnery
Anthony: Kevin Doyle
Christine: Sara Stewart
Minister: Sean Campion

: The Nightingale of the Nile

Songwriter and world music expert Justin Adams (and collaborator with Robert Plant and Jah Wobble) travels to Cairo, where he grew up, to explore the life and work of Umm Kulthum , whose voice and skilful handling of the media made her one of the most prominent celebrities of the Arab world in the 1940s and 1950s. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Justin Adams
Unknown: Umm Kulthum

: 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

: 1989: Day-by-Day

John Tusa 's daily series, recalling the corresponding day in 1989, with the help of archive music and news clips. The Czech PM Ladislav Adamec formally announces the end of the Communist Party's monopoly on power. Producers Robert Abel and Barney Rowntree


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Ladislav Adamec
Producers: Robert Abel

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Ouinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.

: 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

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

4/8. Poet Glyn Maxwell creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Jeremy Mortimer Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer Rptd

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Lord Clark -Seeing through the Tweed

Art historian Kenneth Clark is remembered by some as a tweedy patrician who lectured on the arts from a position of immense privilege. But Richard Weight argues that Clark was a toff with a democratic mission, and that his
BBC programme Civilisation - first broadcast 40 years ago - was the culmination of a career that reveals much about 20th-century Britain. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Unknown: Richard Weight
Producer: Simon Coates

: Classic Serial: Fair Stood theWind for France

2/2. John Franklin , a wounded British airman, is finally fit and planning his escape from France. He could go the fast way or the slow way. HE Bates's tale of danger, suspense and romance in wartime France, dramatised by Maddy Fredericks.
Additional roles played by John Biggins , Rhys Jennings , Kate Layden and Piers Wehner Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Franklin
Dramatised By: Maddy Fredericks.
Played By: John Biggins
Played By: Rhys Jennings
Played By: Kate Layden
Played By: Piers Wehner
Franklin: Rory Kinnear
Franchise: Louise Brealey
Grandmother: Ellie Haddington
Father: Bruce Alexander
Boat man: Kenneth Collard
O'Connor: Tom Goodman-Hill

: The Moral Maze

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips , Matthew Taylor and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Brain of Britain

7/17. Russell Davies is in the chair as four listeners from across Britain compete in the seventh heat of the general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Adventures in Poetry

3/6. Mending Wall. Peggy Reynolds meets sheep farmers, wall artists and poetry enthusiasts as she explores the stories behind Robert Frost 's Mending Walla poem that gave rise to the epigram "good fences make good neighbours". Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Robert Frost

: Original Shorts

4/5. Love among the Lobelias. MarkGatiss reads Robert Shearman 's fantasy in which Old Nick adopts a new guise - as a romantic novelist. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Robert Shearman
Producer: Martin Jarvis

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.

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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