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: World News

: 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 Alasdair Cross


Introduces: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: 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

John Peel takes a warts-and-all look at the British weekend. This week, the conflicts of family life when one parent works away from home for long periods. Producer Alison Hughes
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

The Millennium Dome - a showcase for the best of British, or just another marketing opportunity for the junk food industry? Simon Parkes investigates. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

The Dawn of the ISA Age. In the first of seven programmes, presenter Paul Charles and listener Michael Cheetham investigate the Government's new savings plan - the Individual Savings Account. Producer Sarah Pennells Repeated Monday 3pm


Presenter: Paul Charles
Unknown: Michael Cheetham
Producer: Sarah Pennells


Australian comedian Mark Little chairs the news-based improvisation game with John Moloney and Ed Byme. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Mark Little
Unknown: John Moloney
Unknown: Ed Byme.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Prudhoe, Northumberland, by panellists David Blunkett , Bea Campbell , Boris Johnson and George Walden. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: George Walden.

: 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 Kaiser. The last of four programmes analysing the performances of 20th-century political figures by looking at their health reveals that the Kaiser had an extremely inauspicious start in life. With Professor Roy Porter. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter.
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play:The Jericho Players -Rogues and Vagabonds

By Bernard Kops. It is 1881, and a group of Russian actors fleeing the pogroms arrives in London. The East End won't know what's hit it! with David Horovitch , Anne-Marie Duff. Janet Maw. Chris Pavlo . Ann Beach. Timothy Bateson. Carolyn Jones , Jenny Lee. Geoffrey Whitehead and Jessica Kops Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Bernard Kops.
Unknown: David Horovitch
Unknown: Anne-Marie Duff.
Unknown: Janet Maw.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Unknown: Timothy Bateson.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Jessica Kops
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Wolf: Timothy West
Sonia: Amanda Root
Aaron: Mark Bonnar

: 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. Producer Fiona McLean
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe presents the talk show from the Whitehall Theatre. This week's guests are the Minister of Sport, Tony Banks ; fashion designer Oswald Boateng ; and broadcaster and campaigner Tariq Ali.
Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Tony Banks
Designer: Oswald Boateng
Unknown: Tariq Ali.
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the week's cultural events. In this edition, the summer's monster movie Godzilla and a new production of Oklahoma! at the National Theatre in London.
Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: War without Shooting

After a month of soccer battles and World Cup mania, American writer and broadcaster Bill Buford reflects on George Orwell 's description of football as "war without shooting". Producer Tanya Hudson
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Archive Hour:Answering the Call

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda , who was educated at a mission school, is among those recalling the life and work of British missionaries during the 20th century. Presented by Colin Morris. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Kenneth Kaunda
Presented By: Colin Morris.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: The Classic Serial:Decameron

By Giovanni Boccaccio , adapted in three parts by Don Taylor. Part 1. With Roger Allam as Boccaccio, Rebecca Front as Pampinea, and John Grillo as Bernabo. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Giovanni Boccaccio
Unknown: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: John Grillo

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Richard Barton -General Practitioner!

Lol Mason 's five-part comedy series about the adventures of the unretirable special agent Dick Barton and his doctor son. 1:
The slimy Kenwood-Gore makes Dick's hackles rise. What kind of pressure is he putting on Amanda Cadwallader?
with lain Cuthbertson . David Daker and Doreen Mantle. Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


Unknown: Lol Mason
Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Lain Cuthbertson
Unknown: Doreen Mantle.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson
Young Dick Barton: Julian Dutton

: At the Foot of theMountain

Three programmes in which Robert Dawson Scott invites a composer or performer to look back on a musical challenge. 2: Paul McCreesh
Conductor Paul McCreesh discusses how he restaged a lavish Venetian concert from 1608.
Producer John Goudie
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Producer: John Goudie

: News

: Face to Face

The second of three programmes holding a mirror up to the very different roles we play in everyday life. Producer Jules Wilkinson Repeat


Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: The Late Story:Ways with Words

Philippa Gregory reads from her novel EarthlyJoys.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Philippa Gregory

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.

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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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