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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian McKenzie.


Unknown: Ian McKenzie.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge joins Lindsay Cannon for a weekend's sport on the slopes of the Scottish Highlands.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Unknown: Lindsay Cannon
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

Tom Robinson recalls the adolescent traumas of swimming lessons. Presented by John Peel. Producer Vibeke Venema PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Presented By: John Peel.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper discovers that soup is more than a simple starter - from the latest concept in gourmet soup bars to the healing properties of home-made stock.
Producer Lauretta Reynolds. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lauretta Reynolds.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The Sunday Format

The first in afour-part comedy series by John Morton , featuring radio's first quality weekend newspaper. Starring Alexander Armstrong , Ben Miller ,
Rebecca Front, Simon Greenall , Siriol Jenkins and Chris Langham. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: John Morton
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Chris Langham.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at
Westminster Cathedral Hall, London, by panellists including David Elstein , controller of Channel 5, and Nick Soames MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Elstein
Unknown: Nick Soames

: 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

: Descendants

The Atrocities of the Pirates. What lies behind the swashbuckling image of piracy? In the first of a three-part series, former MP Robert Redmond re-opens the journals of his great grand father Aaron Smith , who was captured by pirates in Cuba in 1822, accused of collusion and shipped home in irons to appear in a show trial at the Old Bailey. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Robert Redmond
Unknown: Aaron Smith
Producer: Robyn Read

: The Saturday Play: Lack of Moral Fibre

A comedy by John Antrobus. Starring Richard Briers as Wing Commander Teddy Wilmott and Brian Murphy as Dennis, two men who look after a pub on the moors in Cornwall in 1970. They are visited by a stranger and share memories of Flare Path Molly.
Director John Tydeman


Comedy By: John Antrobus.
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Teddy Wilmott
Unknown: Brian Murphy
Director: John Tydeman
Donnely: James Ellis
Rare Path Molly: Frances Jeater

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: 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

Brian Sibley with the latest film news. Producer Tom Alban. Rptd Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Tom Alban.

: Live from London

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


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Last year it was Madam Butterfly.
Now the same team brings Tbsca to the Royal Albert Hall. Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss this, as well as Paul Schrader 's lastest film Affliction. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Paul Schrader
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Heavenly Thoughts

1: Staring into Space. In the first of three programmes, astrophysicist
Jocelyn Bell Burnell , one of only four female professors of physics in the country, talks about why she became an astronomer, about the excitements of stargazing, and about her groundbreaking discovery of a new type of star known as a pulsar. Producer Karen Holden Repeat


Unknown: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Producer: Karen Holden

: The Archive Hour: Charles Dickens

Professor Chris Bigsby examines the changing face of Dickens's universe, probably the most adapted and adaptable writer in the English language. With extracts from radio, film and musicals.


Speaker: Professor Chris Bigsby
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Classic Serial: Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding's comic masterpiece, dramatised by Dominic Power , is a riotous journey through the morals and manners of high and low society. 2: Joseph and his friend
Parson Adams are at the mercy of the Tow-Wouses until they can find some money. Meanwhile, Fanny sets out in search of Joseph. With
Norman Rodway , Matthew Dunster , Gabrielle Drake , Brigit Forsyth and Trevor Peacock. Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Dominic Power
Unknown: Parson Adams
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Matthew Dunster
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Brigit Forsyth
Unknown: Trevor Peacock.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and regulars
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook investigate the moral questions behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook

: Airs of England

Richard Coles explores the diverse sounds of Victorian English music. Fairies in the Garden. This week he talks to harpist Elizabeth Jane Baldry who has recreated the fairy music that became the pop music of the day, enjoyed in the parlours of the newly-rich middle classes and in the royal court of Queen Victoria herself.
Producer Mike Sampey. Rptd Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Coles
Harpist: Elizabeth Jane Baldry
Producer: Mike Sampey.

: Parkes and Gardens

Simon Parkes visits gardens of remembrance from the past and asks what we want from them today. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: News

: Experimental Feature: The Way Home

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


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: Painting Juliet

By Catherine Merriman , read by Andy Rivers. Juliet's boyfriend is an artist. but he has never wanted to paint her portrait. Why does he change his mind? Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Catherine Merriman
Read By: Andy Rivers.
Producer: Tanya Nash

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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