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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Presenter: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

More travels through the British countryside in the company of Richard Uridge.
Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: 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 the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament LW only


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

This week, a former hard-hitting news journalist in Australia who is now a househusband in Newcastle. Producer Alison Hughes PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Alison Hughes

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper begins a series celebrating the best of British with a visit to the oldest cider vinegar maker in the country.
Producer Lauretta Reynolds Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with news and advice from the world of personal finance. Producer Tom Cunnington


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: The Ghost of Number Ten

A six-part political farce by Steve Nallon and Turan Ali.
3: Arise, Sir Boggy! The Prime Minister claims his New Year honours list will be for ordinary people, but all the knighthoods still go to businessmen in exchange for favours. Lottie and Emmeline Pankhurst decide to take matters into their own hands. With Nerys Hughes , Maggie Steed and Mark Williams.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Turan Ali.
Unknown: Emmeline Pankhurst
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Mark Williams.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Matlock, Derby, by panellists including Jackie Ballard MP; David Blunkett , Secretary of State for Education; and author and columnist Will Self. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jackie Ballard
Unknown: David Blunkett

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Only Woman Left Behind

In January 1973, President Nixon signed a ceasefire agreement with North and South Vietnam. Operation Homecoming marked the withdrawal of all US troops and a promise that, within 60 days, all those missing would be accounted for. Twenty-six years later, over 2,000 men are still missing, as well as one woman - Dr Eleanor Ardel Vietti , the only woman left behind. Journalist Maggie O'Kane tells her story.
Producer Clare McGinn Repeat


Unknown: Dr Eleanor Ardel Vietti
Unknown: Maggie O'Kane
Producer: Clare McGinn

: The Saturday Play: The Inheritance

By Melissa Murray , with and . Simone has been exiled from her family since her revelation in a TV programme that she is gay. Now she is seriously ill with leukaemia, and her only hope is a bone marrow transplant from a close relative ... with David Allister , Amelia Taylor , Ben Crowe and Priyanga Elan. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray
Unknown: David Allister
Unknown: Amelia Taylor
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Director: Cherry Cookson
Simone: Kate Buffery
Claire: Stella Gonet
Peter: Roger Allam
Imelda: Carolyn Pickles
Derek: Charles Simpson

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the latest film news. Producer Mairi Russell
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Mairi Russell

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe and guests broadcast live from the Radio
Theatre in the heart of London. Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


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

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and panel cast an eye over the cultural events of the week, including a major review of Monet's paintings at London's Royal Academy, and Warren Beatty 's new film Bulworth. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Gerry's Bar

Gerry Anderson presents extraordinary tales from ordinary life. Producer Simon Elmes
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: 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 Repeat


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

: The Classic Serial: Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

By Jorge Amado , dramatised in three parts by Stuart Morris.
1: No Wake without Rum. In Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Dona Ror , the youthful and sensuous proprietor of a cooking school, is wooed by the disreputable but utterly charming Vadinho. With
Lesley Carvello and Tristan Sturrock. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jorge Amado
Unknown: Stuart Morris.
Unknown: Dona Ror
Unknown: Lesley Carvello
Unknown: Tristan Sturrock.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill with a lively debate. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: At the Foot of the Mountain

Robert Dawson Scott invites a musician to revisit a major musical challenge. Producer John Goudie. Rptd Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: John Goudie.

: Parkes and Gardens

Small World. Simon Parkes crosses the Channel to visit the modern parks of Paris. Structural and innovative, they marked a departure from the traditional French gardens towards a more international style. But does contemporary garden design mean the end of national idiosyncrasies? Producer Rebecca Moore Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: News

: Experimental Feature: Still No Truce

Good to Be Wrong. The last of three programmes featuring specially commissioned works from poet and priest RS Thomas. Thomas explores the tensions surrounding the survival of the Welsh language and culture. Producer Alistair McGhee Repeat


Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Producer: Alistair McGhee

: The Late Story: The Pear

By Raymond Soltysek , read by Billy Boyd. In thirties Paisley, life is a struggle. Jamie Davidson is a streetwise teenager whose political and literary awareness is both a surprise and a threat to his teachers. Producer Pam Wardell


Unknown: Raymond Soltysek
Read By: Billy Boyd.
Unknown: Jamie Davidson
Producer: Pam Wardell

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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