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


Introduces: 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 David Winter.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another warts-and-all look at the British weekend. In this edition, Sue Elliot delves into the mysteries of the Turkish bath, and Tom Bussman explores another deadly sin - envy.
Producer Alison Hughes
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/ * See John Peel: page 9


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Sue Elliot
Unknown: Tom Bussman
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper investigates farmed salmon and naturally reared boar. Producer Jean Snedegar Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Jean Snedegar

: 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

: In the Chair

Michael Williams , Hugh Laurie , Barry Foster and Stephen Fry lead an all-star cast in Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller. 4: Will Charles Prentiss manage to scupper his rival's bid for the job of director-general? Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Charles Prentiss

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined in London by panellists including Diane Abbott , Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington; and Teresa Gorman , Conservative MP for Billericay. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Teresa Gorman

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Case History

The first of four programmes in which Professor Roy Porter reconsiders the performances of leading political figures by looking at their health.
1: Reagan and Brezhnev. In the 1980s, the superpowers were led by someone who often forgot the names of his cabinet, and by a man who once called Margaret Thatcher "Mrs Ghandi ". Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Mrs Ghandi
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play: Mr Harrison's Confession

By Mrs Gaskell , dramatised for radio by Jeremy Front. A young surgeon arriving at the village of Duncombe finds that his female patients seem to require a singular remedy. with Sophie Thompson , Jane Booker , Rebecca Front, Gillian Bevan ,
Stephen Critchlow , David Timson , Christine Kavanagh and Colleen Prendergast. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Unknown: Sophie Thompson
Unknown: Jane Booker
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Christine Kavanagh
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast.
Director: Sally Avens
Mr Harrison: Marston Bloom
Mr Morgan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Sophy Hutton: Alison Pettitt

: 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 Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's film programme. In this edition, actor John Hurt talks about his new film and script guru Robert McKee tackles good and bad storytelling in the movies. Producer Simon Elmes
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Talks: John Hurt
Unknown: Robert McKee
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Live from London

From the Whitehall Theatre in the heart of the capital, Simon Fanshawe presents the talk show with music and stimulating conversation.
Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the week's cultural events. In this edition, a look at a new stage adaptation of Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie , and Nicholas Hytner's new film, The Object of My Affection. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Jean Brodie
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Producer: Erin Riley

: Maps for the Future

The last of four programmes featuring speeches of inspiration and humour from graduation ceremonies past and present. 4: Jodie Foster.
Producers Eleanor Garland and Vibeke Venema Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Jodie Foster.
Producers: Eleanor Garland

: The Archive Hour: Prisoners of War

Geoffrey Wheeler tells the story of the German and Italian PoWs of the Second World War, a unique time when opposing sides in a European conflict lived alongside each other in British towns and villages. Producer Lis Roberts


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Lis Roberts

: The Classic Serial: The West Pier

By Patrick Hamilton , dramatised for radio in two parts by Allan Prior.
2: The Car. Gorse reaches the climax of his deception.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Unknown: Allan Prior.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and his team of regulars cross-examine "witnesses" about their views on the moral questions behind one of the week's headlines.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Paradise Lost in Cyberspace

A six-part comedy series by Colin Swash. 4: The Old-Age Paramilitaries have developed a secret weapon to destroy the Central Database computer. George Smith is the man to use it. with Geoffrey McGivern , Lorelei King ,
Edna Dore , Melanie Hudson , Chris Douglas , Lewis Macleod , Peter Serafinowicz and Dave Lamb Producer Richard Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Colin Swash.
Unknown: George Smith
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Edna Dore
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Producer: Richard Wilson
George: Stephen Moore
Doris: Patsy Byrne

: A Night with....

Helen Shannan
In the last of six programmes,
Paul Allen talks to astronaut and scientist
Helen Sharman about her experience of having travelled into the night sky and seen the lights of Earth through the windows of the Mirspace station. Producer Jules Wilkinson
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Helen Shannan
Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Helen Sharman
Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: News

: Short Short Stories

Three specially commissioned tales best described as "off-kilter". 3: The
Cold Spot. In the bedsit, there is one area that defies room temperature. By Nicola Barker , read by Niamh Cusack. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Nicola Barker
Read By: Niamh Cusack.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Late Story: Mademoiselle Dias De Corta

By Mavis Gallant , read by Alison Steadman.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mavis Gallant
Read By: Alison Steadman.

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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