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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gillean MacLean.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of 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 Father Oliver McTernan.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Home Truths

John Peel discovers how moving into sheltered accommodation can turn you into a gambler.
Producer Alison Hughes. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin is joined by Marc Almond. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Marc Almond.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

What we eat has become a burning issue for many campaigners. From beef on the bone to genetic modification, this programme looks at the mechanics of turning a concern into a campaign.
Producer Paul Kobrak. Repeated Monday 4pm


Producer: Paul Kobrak.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart unsheathes the rapier wits of Alan Coren and Mark Steel in the topical quiz.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Mark Steel

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, by panellists including John Gummer , Sir Jonathan Porritt , Janet Street-Porter and Dave Varney.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Dave Varney.

: 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.

: A History of Grief in Three Funerals: 3: The Death of Princess Charlotte

A three-part series about the rites and rituals through which we have expressed our grief.
In 1817, Charlotte, Princess of Wales, died during childbirth. Ruth Richardson explores the subsequent outpouring of grief throughout the nation and the effect on the reign of her cousin, Queen Victoria.


Presenter: Ruth Richardson
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: The Saturday Play: Two Planks and a Passion

Anthony Minghella's tender and comic account of a provincial Easter 600 years ago. The citizens of York are preparing to perform the Mystery Cycle before Richard II and his long-suffering queen, Anne of Bohemia. The royal visit is cause for anxiety, civic pride and very hard work, but above all, it prompts the York guildsmen to aim for the best performance of the Passion play ever seen.


Writer: Anthony Minghella
Director: Bruce Hyman
Director: Anthony Minghella
[Actor]: David Battley
[Actor]: Chris Jury
[Actor]: Ken Jones
[Actor]: Craig Heaney
[Actor]: Terence Hillier
[Actor]: Felicity Montagu
[Actor]: Julia McKenzie
[Actor]: Bill Nighy
[Actor]: Tim McInnerny
[Actor]: Sophie Thompson
[Actor]: Jean Boht
[Actor]: James Grout
[Actor]: Julian Fellowes

: 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

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


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Tom Alban

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe 's guests this week are Michael Winner and Imelda Staunton.
Music from Django Bates.
Producers Lucy Willmore and Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Imelda Staunton.
Unknown: Django Bates.

: Saturday Review

From the restrictions of postwar Britain to the heady freedom of the sixties, Tom Sutcliffe and guests review a new exhibition From the Bomb to the Beatles, and Sir Ian McKellen 's award-winning film Gods and Monsters. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Friendship: The OneGood Thing

Friendship is, in the words of Cicero, the one good thing. In the first of two programmes, Sandy McCall-Smith illustrates how the tricky moral dilemmas of friendship have engaged the minds of philosophers through the ages.
Producer John Forsyth


Unknown: Sandy McCall-Smith
Producer: John Forsyth

: The Archive Hour:Spanish Steps

The bloodshed and heartache of the Spanish Civil War has often been glossed over, with many people thinking it was a war for artists and poets. This programme speaks with two people who witnessed the agony - one a nurse from east London and the other a soldier who fought for
Franco. Their stories are told by actor Alfred Molina , whose father was a refugee from the Spanish Civil War, and complemented and contrasted by poems, readings, music and news reports from the era. Producer Mark Palmer


Unknown: Alfred Molina
Producer: Mark Palmer

: Classic Serial:The Awakening

Kate Chopin 's tale of one woman's pursuit of moral and sexual freedom in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, dramatised by Jyll Bradley. Part 1. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kate Chopin
Dramatised By: Jyll Bradley.

: 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

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture. 3: Producer and lecturer Lucy Duran on her devotion to West African music.
Producer Tessa Watt
Repeated Monday 11.30pm Repeat


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Lucy Duran
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook talks about writing poetry for young people. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Christopher Cook

: News

: ExperimentalFeature: Four Minutes 33

Three opportunities to listen to the music of the night. 3: The Nursery Producer Alan Hall Repeat


Producer: Alan Hall

: The LateStory: Teacher's Pets

By Maurice Leitch , read by Ian McElhinney. A former pupil recalls taking revenge on his first teacher. Producer Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Read By: Ian McElhinney.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

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.

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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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