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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Leisure Report

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge introduces a breath of fresh air for lovers of the countryside. Producer Karen Gregor


Introduces: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a warts-and-all look at the great British weekend. Including the Saturdayjob that takes the most out of your shoes, and a look at rollerblading. Producer Alison Hughes
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE:www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and other guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Sheffield by Peta Buscombe , Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party; Ruth Deech ,
Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford; Gerald Kaufman , chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select
Committee; and Phil Willis , Liberal Democrat education spokesman. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peta Buscombe
Unknown: Ruth Deech
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Phil Willis

: Any Answers?

(0171)[number removed]
Phone with your views on the issues raised in Any Questions?
Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Impostors

Three stories of lives lived as lies.
1: James Barry was a medical reformer and a successful military doctor. Only on his death in 1865 was his extraordinary secret revealed. Presented by Nick Baker. Producer Steve Shepherd


Unknown: James Barry
Presented By: Nick Baker.
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: The Saturday Play: Casual Slaughters

Perry Pontac 's 1930s comedy.
Amateur sleuth Sir Nicholas Ovalmere and his adoring secretary Nottage rush into action on learning that Lord Bavidge has been receiving death threats - written in his own blood. with Jenny Lee , Christopher Wright and Rachel Atkins. Director Marion Nancarrow.


Writer: Perry Pontac
Lady Babbage/Erga: Jenny Lee
Roderick/The Overseer/Wardle/Mrs. Swainley: Christopher Wright
MIss Filcrum/Amanda: Rachel Atkins.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Sir Nicholas Ovalmere: Peter Jeffrey
Vera Nottage: Maureen Lipman
Minskin/Nabob/The Professor/Mr. Swainley: John Rowe

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's 's
Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Producer Emma Selby


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Emma Selby

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's programme about films and film-going. In this edition: the customised B-movie; a location report on the new would-be cult horror Killer Tongue; how
Ken Russell got the cinematic fright of his life; and Ian Peacock on cinema names. Producer Mark Burman. Editor Simon Elmes
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Mark Burman.
Editor: Simon Elmes

: Talk of New York

Cabaret, comedy and conversation from the Coffee House Club,
Manhattan. Kerry Shale introduces David Sedaris , Steve Ross and resident limey Simon Jones.
Executive producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: David Sedaris
Unknown: Steve Ross
Unknown: Simon Jones.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Saturday Review

Guests join Tom Sutcliffe for a critical assessment of the week's cultural events. Including a look at a film update of Dickens's Great Expectations, starring Robert De Niro ; and Sebastian Barry 's haunting new history play, Our Lady of Sligo, for the National Theatre. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Sebastian Barry
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Postmarks

Four programmes which take listeners on journeys they would not normally experience.
2: Volcanologist Hazel Rymer writes home from the crater of a volcano. Producer Julia Durbin
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Hazel Rymer
Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Archive Hour: Frontline Females

Claire Rayner looks at the real experience of nursing during the Second World War. She continues the story of the women who faced the dangers of the Blitz, the Western
Desert and the POW camps to nurse the wounded.
Producer Kate Withers. Editor Pete Atkin


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Producer: Kate Withers.
Editor: Pete Atkin

: The Classic Serial: Cider with Rosie

Laurie Lee 's autobiography, dramatised in two parts by Nick Darke. 1: The Lee family arrive in their new home. With Tim Mclnnerny and Niamh Cusack. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Nick Darke.
Unknown: Tim McLnnerny
Unknown: Niamh Cusack.

: The 1998 Reith Lectures

The 50th season of Reith Lectures continues with the second of five lectures, The Origins of War, by military historian John Keegan.
Melvyn Bragg introduces the event at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: John Keegan.
Introduces: Melvyn Bragg

: Late Night on 4: On Baby Street

Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair 's five-part comedy drama about three new mothers living in the same street.
2: The babies are about four months old and in need of constant mopping. with Tilly Vosburgh. Linda Robson , Kevin Eldon , Julie Balloo , Hugh Ross , Graham Fellows , Lee Comes , Eva Stuart , Ronnie Ancona and Jenny Eclair. Producer Jane Berthoud Repeat


Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Tilly Vosburgh.
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Hugh Ross
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Lee Comes
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Unknown: Jenny Eclair.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Geraldine: Frances Barber
Shona: Claire Skinner

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to six musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture.
2: Graham Wiggins shares his experience of living and studying didgeridoo techniques with the Aboriginal masters in Australia. Producer Tessa Watt
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Graham Wiggins
Producer: Tessa Watt

: News

: Glimpses

Scratching the Surface. The second of three short programmes. What is
Roger McWee , a man who once found "a Jesus", really searching for? Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Roger McWee
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Late Story: William the Great

Parrots for Ethel. By
Richmal Crompton , read by Martin Jarvis. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Read By: 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.

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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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