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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: 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 John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Terry Waite.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a warts-and-all look at the British weekend.
Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Four programmes celebrating Italian food exports. 2: Gelati. Simon Parkes visits Palermo, the corrupt yet vibrant capital of Sicily, where ice cream is a national delicacy.
Producer Lauretta Reynolds Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Gelati. Simon Parkes

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Pride and Prejudice. Julie Fernandez reveals the personal finance problems facing disabled people. With the help of presenter Paul Charles , she delves into the world of insurance and benefits, and talks to the people at the top who can make changes. Producer Marcia Hughes Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Julie Fernandez
Presenter: Paul Charles
Producer: Marcia Hughes


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

: Diverse Perspectives

The Perfect Match. With Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . What do different cultures in Britain look for in a partner? Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

: Crossing Continents

By Moroccan law, women are considered minors and a woman can be imprisoned for having a child out of wedlock. Olenka Frenkiel talks to the women who are trying to change things. Producer Lucy Ash Repeat


Talks: Olenka Frenkiel

: The Green Man

Joanna Pinnock goes in search of the origins of the mysterious figure at the heart of many May Day festivities held throughout Britain.
Producers Sarah Blunt , Joanna Pinnock Repeat


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producers: Sarah Blunt
Producers: Joanna Pinnock

: The Saturday Play: The Smell of Him

In Bryony Lavery's Victorian comedy thriller, the clues lie almost entirely in the scents left at the scene of the crime. with Mary McCusker. Jack Klaff , Adam Godley and Adjoa Andoh. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Mary McCusker.
Unknown: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh.
Director: Claire Grove
Emilia Willowherb: Haydn Gwynne
Francis Runes: Nicholas Farrell
Charlie Smalltoft: Andrew Harrison

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's
Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Editor Nadine Grieve


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: 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

0 Lucky Malcolm. This edition of Radio 4's film programme includes the first of a series of interviews with landmark Hollywood figures. Malcolm McDowell , legendary British star of A Clockwork Orange, reflects with Russell Davies oh his career in films. Producer Harry Parker. Rptd Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Saturday Night Fry

Stephen Fry joins the Bishop of Carlisle in a vat of tartar sauce, where he persuades him to try varnishing a horse. Guests include Damien Hirst , Ian Dury , Ian Sinclair , Jean Aitcheson , Richard Coles and John Sessions. The discussion is values and ignorance. Producers Cathie Mahoney and Chris Wilson


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Ian Dury
Unknown: Ian Sinclair
Unknown: Jean Aitcheson
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: John Sessions.
Producers: Cathie Mahoney
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural events. This edition includes highlights from the first week of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Kurd's-Eye View

The last of four talks in which Kurdish journalist HazhirTeimourian reflects on 39 years of living in Britain. Isaiah Berlin and 1. Could Hazhir's liking for
AJ Ayer and Bertrand Russell have its roots in the orchards of his childhood? Producer Nigel Acheson
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Isaiah Berlin
Unknown: Aj Ayer
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Archive Hour: The Alternative Press

Underground papers are often short-lived, but they continue to make an impact. Nigel Fountain looks at their history, beginning in the 1930s, when Claude Cockburn 's duplicated newsletter The Week first shocked the British establishment. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Claude Cockburn
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Classic Serial: No One Writes to the Colonel

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez , dramatised by Les Smith. In a Latin
American country under a military dictatorship, the Colonel, now in his seventies, awaits with dignity his long-promised pension. With Peter Copley , Avril Elgar and Tom Farrelly. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Unknown: Peter Copley
Unknown: Avril Elgar
Unknown: Tom Farrelly.

: Inside Out

Lesley Riddoch chairs a series of debates tackling contentious issues. Tonight's topic is failing schools. From the Queen Mary School in Liverpool. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch

: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Why has Mrs Carter lost the power of speech? And who has finished the last of the sherry? Intrepid investigator Lavinia Bullock unravels a supernatural mystery in the wilds of Norfolk. with Geoffrey Whitehead , John Baddeley ,
Sally Grace , David Antrobus , Deborah Berlin, Stephen Thorne and Hilda Schroeder Producer Ann Jobson Repeat


Unknown: Mrs Carter
Unknown: Lavinia Bullock
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Hilda Schroeder
Producer: Ann Jobson
Madam Bullock: Jean Boht
Dr Litefoot: Charles Kay

: Taking Notes

In the last of three programmes,
Simon Fanshawe talks to poet Grace Nichols about the calypso music she grew up with in Guyana and the poems it has inspired her to write. Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Talks: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Grace Nichols
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Experimental Feature: 4 Minutes 33

A series listening to the usually unheeded music of four contrasting environments. 3: The NurseryProducer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: Excalibur

Martin Jarvis reads Dennis Potter 's powerful tale of a modern-day battle between a father and a daughter. No swords are wielded - it is the poetry of Tennyson that is a lethal weapon. Producer Rosalind Ayres Repeat


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Dennis Potter
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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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