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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Leisure Report

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

A warts-and-all look at the great
British weekend. John Peel hears from different people going to their first party in years.
Producer Dymphna Flynn. PHONE: (0171)
[number removed]. E-MAIL: home.tarths@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/


Producer: Dymphna Flynn.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin celebrates National
Gazelle Day with guests from the worlds of film, television and plumbing. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Do teachers have the right to enforce good food in their schools? Jean Snedegar investigates. Producer Sheila Dillon Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: 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 Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes guests on the week's news.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, by Panellists Sir Norman Fowler , shadow environment secretary;
Charles Kennedy , Liberal Democrat spokesman for agriculture and rural affairs; radio critic Gillian Reynolds ; and Ann Taylor , Leader of the House of Commons. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Leader: Ann Taylor

: 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

: Unholy Relics

Bring Me the Head of Oliver Cromwell Tony Robinson tells the story of the posthumous travels of Oliver Cromwell 's mummified head, from his death in 1658 to its present resting place in Oxford. With readings by Miriam Margolyes and Duncan Preston.
Written and compiled by Emma Donaghue Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Duncan Preston.
Unknown: Emma Donaghue
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Saturday Play: The Black Spectacles

By John Dickson Carr , dramatised by Peter Ling. Three people witness a murder, yet none of them can agree about what they have seen.
Donald Sinden's Questionnaire: p20


Author: John Dickson Carr
Dramatised by: Peter Ling
Director: Enyd Williams
Dr Gideon Fell: Donald Sinden
Chief Superintendent Hadley: John Hartley
Major Crowe: Reginald Marsh
[Actor]: Yasmeen Brett
[Actor]: Andrew Wincott
[Actor]: James Taylor
[Actor]: Colin Pinney
[Actor]: Christopher Wright
[Actor]: Nick Ash

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman'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 Nigel Wrench.


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents a programme about films and film-going. This week: meteor films threaten the Earth as we know it.
And where can you find The Graduate, Dirty Harry, Mrs Doubtfire and The
Jazz Singerunder one roof? (Clue: it has beds and a cinema.) Producer Simon Elmes
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Mrs Doubtfire
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Talk of New York

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


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

: Saturday Review

A critical assessment of the week's cultural events. This edition includes a review of Carlos Fuentes 's new novel, The Crystal Frontier, and a look at Invasion Earth - is this the BBC's answer to the success of The X Files? Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Carlos Fuentes
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: American Voices

Four of America's best regional writers reflect on their patch of country. 1: The Past Is Not Dead Producer Sallie Davies
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Producer: Sallie Davies

: The Archive Hour: Going Up

Mavis Nicholson looks at the history of the department store. Producer Lis Roberts


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Producer: Lis Roberts

: The Classic Serial: The Egoist

By George Meredith. In the second of two parts dramatised by Jane Dauncey , Sir Willoughby goes to desperate lengths to avoid humiliation by yet another fiancee. With James Wilby , Keeley Hawes and Hannah Gordon. Director Alison Hindell. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Meredith.
Dramatised By: Jane Dauncey
Unknown: James Wilby
Unknown: Keeley Hawes
Unknown: Hannah Gordon.
Director: Alison Hindell.

: The 1998 Reith Lectures

The last of five lectures, Can There Be an End to War? by military historian John Keegan. Melvyn Bragg chairs questions from an audience gathered in the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House,London.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: John Keegan.
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Late Night on 4: On Baby Street

The final part of Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair 's five-part comedy drama about three new mothers living in the same street. The babies are now a year old, and their mothers are celebrating. with Linda Robson , Kevin Eldon , Julie Balloo , Hugh Ross. Graham Fellows , Lee Cornes , Eva Stuart , Ronnie Ancona and Jenny Eclair Producer Jane Berthoud Repeat


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

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to six musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture. 5: Belinda Sykes finds the true voice of a medieval troubadour in modern Morocco.
Producer Tessa Watt
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Belinda Sykes
Producer: Tessa Watt

: News

: Glimpses

Morning Solutions. Carole Hardie has to start her day with a crossword. We glimpse her life between her sips of ritual coffee and solving clues. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Carole Hardie
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Late Story: The Ghost of Firozsha Baag

By Rohinton Mistry , read by Charubala Chokshi. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rohinton Mistry
Read By: Charubala Chokshi.

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.

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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.

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