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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Leisure Update

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
* Face behind the Voice: page 127


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 a warts-and-all look at the British weekend. This week, Tom Bussman explores vainglory as part of his research into the seven deadly sins. Producer Alison Hughes
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
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 indulges in Scottish pursuits with chef Hugh Fearnley -Whittingstall.
Producer Sheila Dillon Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley
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 Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Another low blow at the news of the week from Simon Hoggart ,
Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: News

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites public figures to hear evidence on an issue of current concern and reach practical conclusions thereon. 3: Education. With
Lord Clement Jones , Ruth Lea and Simon Jenkins. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Lord Clement Jones
Unknown: Ruth Lea
Unknown: Simon Jenkins.

: The Commission Call (0171)[number removed]

Phone Nick Ross with views on issues raised in The Commission. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Nick Utechin

: A History of War and Peace in 4 Menus

Four re-creations of historical dinners served to celebrate treaties which shaped the world. 2: The Louisiana Purchase. Chris Bigsby and guests set out on the Thames for a historical feast and a chance to reflect on the international shopping opportunity that enabled Jefferson to double the size of the United States.
Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Chris Bigsby
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: The Saturday Play: Where Waters Meet

In Sara Coward 's adaptation of Yvette Z'Graggen 's bittersweet play, Vincent and Florence are forced to move home from Switzerland to Spain, It is the final chapter of their lives.
Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez Director Sue Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Sara Coward
Unknown: Yvette Z'Graggen
Played By: Anthea Gomez
Director: Sue Wilson
The Author: Elizabeth Spriggs
Florence: Bridget Turner
Vincent: Richard Pasco
Pablo: Sean Baker

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Anne Tyley

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's programme about films and filmgoing. Producer Fiona McLean
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Saturday Night Fry

Was William Shakespeare the People's Playwright, or simply a top poet? The People's Radio 4, headed up by top schedulers and top producers, invites the People's Stephen Fry , accompanied by top guests, to broadcast a programme to be listened to by the People's People. Producers Cathie Mahoney and Chris Wilson


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producers: Cathie Mahoney
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events. This week, he takes a look at Steven Spielberg 's epic new Second World War film, Saving Private Ryan, and assesses Diana Rigg 's performance in Ted Hughes 's new version of Racine's Phedre. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Ted Hughes

: Divided We Stand

A four-part idiosyncratic history of the century that is ending, written and presented by Robert Robinson. 1: A hundred years of the correspondence column make very clear what has divided people across the century.
Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Archive Hour: The Codebreakers

Christopher Andrew traces the history of postwar espionage -the codebreaking agreements between the UK and the US which were concluded 50 years ago this summer, and how they led to the unmasking of the KGB's five most successful British agents. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Classic Serial: Rites of Passage

By William Golding , adapted by Don Taylor. Final part. The journal found after Colley's death reveals the shocking truth behind his behaviour. With Samuel West , Simon Russell Beale and Kenneth Haigh. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: William Golding
Adapted By: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Simon Russell
Unknown: Kenneth Haigh.

: Inside Out

In tonight's debate, Lesley Riddoch asks if there is demand for regional governments for England. From the Council Chambers in Newcastle.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch

: The Music That Binds Us

Four programmes about how people share music within relationships.
3: Sue McGarry talks to academic and author Richard Hoggart and his wife, Mary. They discuss music they sang together during their courtship and early family days, opera from their days in Paris, and music they now share with their grandchildren. Producer Rosie Boulton


Talks: Sue McGarry
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Cartoons, Lampoons and Buffoons

A five-part exploration of political satire. 3: Broadcasting- the Home of Contemporary Satire? Harry Thompson remembers the boom times and the bad times of television and radio satire.
Producer Neil Trevithick Repeat


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: News

: Experimental Feature: The Way Home

Night people - including workers, clubbers and drifting souls - share their fatigue and their longing for home. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: Lyrical Ballads

Sean Bean reads from the work of Wordsworth and Coleridge, first published 200 years ago. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sean Bean

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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