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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Wilfred McGreal.


Unknown: Father Wilfred McGreal.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Presenter: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge digs up more stories from the British countryside.
Producer Karen Gregor. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament L W only


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

You may have just married the man of your dreams, but did you bank on gaining an instant family too? With John Peel. Producer Chris Berthoud PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Producer: Chris Berthoud

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Food Programme

Is the new Food Standards Agency going to be about white coats, hygiene and big business or will there be a new respect for quality food? Simon Parkes investigates.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
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 Sunday Format

A comedy series featuring radio's first quality weekend newspaper. Starring Rebecca Front , Simon Greenall , Tony Gardner , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Alice Arnold , David Holt and Nick Revell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Nick Revell.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Sandwich, Kent, by panellists including Val Evans of the Women's National Commission; Michael
Howard MP; and Gerald Kaufman MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Val Evans
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Stephanie Browning. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Stephanie Browning.

: Descendants

Leslie Frost and the "Ferrocarril
Abandonado". Stephen Smith travels to Colombia, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, to discover what remains of the railway that his grandfather, Leslie Frost , ran there in the first half of the century. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Leslie Frost
Unknown: Stephen Smith
Unknown: Leslie Frost
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Saturday Play: The John Buchan Weekend

by Robin Brooks
When Richard Hannay signs up for a murder-mystery weekend based on "The Thirty-Nine Steps", he does not expect the drama to begin on his own doorstep. with Nicholas Murchie and Simon Walter Director Clive Brill


Writer: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
Richard Hannay: Alan Cox
The Girl: Emily Woof
Bill: Nigel Cooke
Barry: Nigel Cooke
Jessica/writer's wife: Helen Atkinson Wood
Sarah: Lucy Robinson
[Actor]: Nicholas Murchie
[Actor]: Simon Walter

: 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

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Nick Robinson presents the latest film news.
Producer Tom Alban
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Nick Robinson
Producer: Tom Alban

: Live from London

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


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Hannah Andrassy
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the week's cultural events, including Richard Deacon 's sculptures in Liverpool, and Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks finding love on the internet in You've Got Mail.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Richard Deacon
Unknown: Meg Ryan
Unknown: Tom Hanks
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Heavenly Thoughts

And God Created Science
Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell talks about her spiritual beliefs and explains why she has no problem reconciling her faith in God and her scientific study of the heavens. Producer Karen Holden Repeat


Talks: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Producer: Karen Holden

: The Archive Hour: A United States of Europe?

In 1957, the six founder members of the European Economic Community signed the Treaty of Rome, laying the foundations for a united Europe. But Britain stayed away. Historian Christopher Andrew examines
Britain's mercurial relationship with the union and wonders if it will ever take its place at the heart of a "united states of Europe". Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: 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. 3: Joseph finds himself tempted by an old flame, while Fanny and Parson Adams fall foul of the law. With
Norman Rodway , Matthew Dunster , and Gabrielle Drake.
Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Dominic Power
Unknown: Parson Adams
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Matthew Dunster
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake.

: 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. Hardy on the Fiddle. This week he talks to Dave Townsend , who has recreated West Gallery music and the tunes that Thomas Hardy refers to in his novels.
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Dave Townsend
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Fine Lines

In a series about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to Jo Shapcott and Bill Herbert about their experiences of writing residencies - in Newcastle, Oxford and Cumbria - and the poetry that has inspired them. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Unknown: Bill Herbert

: News

: Experimental Feature: The Way Home

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


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: Glacial

By Catherine Johnson , read byMirain Haf Roberts. Baby Dylan spends only a brief time with his family, but he is truly loved by them all. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Catherine Johnson
Read Bymirain: Haf Roberts.
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.

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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