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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Running Away

2/5. Tim Samuels invites five busy people to
Put aside their hectic daily lives to run away tor a few hours. Andrew Sachs is persuaded to enjoy a grand day out at the zoo - and a stroll down memory lane. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tim Samuels
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Open Country

6/14. Helen Mark visits Vale Wildlife Rescue in Gloucestershire, where she talks to the staff and meets patients and long-term residents, including otter cubs, weasels, deer and a skunk. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Today

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


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

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by Google boss Sarah Speake. The poet is Matt Harvey. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Sarah Speake.
Unknown: Matt Harvey.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel.
Lonely Planet magazine: out now, £3.50


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Bob Marley: the Chrysler Year

The world was almost deprived of the talents of Bob Marley. in 1966 he was short of money and, leaving Jamaica, he went to live in the United States. There he became a night-shift worker in the Chrysler car plant in Wilmington, Delaware. BBC reporter and reggae fanatic Jonathan Charles tells the story of Bob Marley's wilderness year.


Presenter: Jonathan Charles
Producer: David Prest

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look at me week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's 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

Paul Lewis presents personal finance news. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Now Show

2/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Mitch Benn and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: News

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the debate from Stratfordupon-Avon, where the panellists include
Shami Chakrabarti the director of Liberty, and columnist AA Gill. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Dover Beatsthe Band

Who would want to kill a mild-mannered philatelist in a holiday camp? Inspector Dover doesn't much care. But as the investigation begins to uncover a sinister conspiracy, even Scotland Yard's laziest detective becomes very determined to catch the killer. Comedy thriller set in the 1970s by Joyce Porter , dramatised by Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Joyce Porter
Dramatised By: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Chief Insp Dover: Kenneth Cranham
Sqt McGregor: Stuart McQuarrie
Dr Hirst: Joanna Tope
Nora: Joanna Tope
Cpt Maguire: Michael MacKenzie
Sven: Michael MacKenzie
SirRankin: Hnlay McLean
Rupert: Hnlay McLean
Sandra: Lucy Paterson
Doreen: Lucy Paterson
Insp Telford: Nick Underwood
Osmond: Nick Underwood
Mavis: Samantha Young
WPC Marchmount: Samantha Young

: Tales from the Stave

1/4. Frances Fyf ield tells the story of the great composers and their works through the original manuscript score. She visits Berlin to look at a masterwork in Bach's own hand, the Mass in B minor, where she is joined by conductor Simon Halsey and soprano Deborah York. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Frances Fyf
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Soprano: Deborah York.

: 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. Mrs Thatcher faces her first leadership challenge. Producer Barney Rowntree


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Barney Rowntree

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: iPM

Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and blogs. Editor Joanna Carr [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

5/8. Writer Jeremy Front creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Martha Littlehailes


Producer: Martha Littlehailes

: Saturday Review

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


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: The Turner PrizeTurnaround

As the Turner Prize reaches its 25th year, art critic Waldemar Januszczak considers its transformation from a widely criticised award to a much-anticipated annual spectacle. He looks back at the art and artists that have grabbed the headlines and finds out how the Prize has increased the appreciation of modern art in Britain. Contributors include Damien Hirst , Nicholas Serota , and critics Matthew Collings and Sarah Kent.
Producer Susie Matthews Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm Radio features: pages 128-129


Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Nicholas Serota
Unknown: Matthew Collings
Unknown: Sarah Kent.
Producer: Susie Matthews

: Classic Serial: The CompleteSmiley: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

1/3. Since the capture and torture of their agent in Czechoslovakia, the British secret service have been in trouble. By John le Carré , dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Repeated from Sunday
RT DIRECT: The Looking Glass War CD is available for £7.52 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed]
(BT landlines cost 5p per min: other networks vary) or go to bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Unknown: John Le Carré
Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Ann: Anna Chancellor
Jim: Anthony Calf
Peter: Ewan Bailey
Oliver: Alex Jennings
Ricki: Jamie Foreman
Irina: Vera Hlatova
Mendel: Kenneth Cranham
Connie: Maggie Steed
Magyar: Peter Majer
Roddy: Philip Fox
Bill: Ryan Watson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

On This Day, 1979: Smiley's debut 10 September 2015

: The Moral Maze

8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Claire Fox , 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Brain of Britain

8/77. The eighth heat of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with Russell Davies in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Adventures In Poetry

4/6. An Arundel Tomb. Peggy Reynolds examines the intriguing layers of mystery surrounding one of Philip Larkin 's best-loved poems. Larkin was apparently disappointed by his Tomb poem, yet now it is one his most quoted works. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Philip Larkin

: Original Shorts

5/5. Not in front of Jack Hawkins. Martin Jarvis reads Christopher Matthew 's tale of past and present, in which memory plays tricks at a celebratory memorial service. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Jack Hawkins.
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
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.

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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