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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rosemary Harthill.


Unknown: Rosemary Harthill.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge and Lindsay Cannon explore the peaks and crofts of Skye. Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


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

: Today

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

Antony Peregrine on the horrors of teenage foreign exchange trips. Presented by John Peel.
Producer Chris Berthoud. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]
* See John Peel: page 9


Unknown: Antony Peregrine
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

The food business explored. Repeated Monday 4pm

: 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 Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical quiz, with Alan Coren , Linda Smith and Francis Wheen.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined in Swindon,
Wiltshire, by Tony Benn MP, Menzies Campbell MP, Edward Heath MP and Dafydd Wigley MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Dafydd Wigley

: 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.

: The Prince of Navigators

Billy Kay visits Portugal to explore the history and myths surrounding Henry the Navigator, the half-English medieval Portuguese prince credited with starting the voyages of discovery which transformed the world. Producers Billy Kay and Bruce Young


Unknown: Billy Kay
Producers: Billy Kay
Producers: Bruce Young

: The Saturday Play: The Blue Flower

By Penelope Fitzgerald , dramatised by Peter Wolf. With Samuel West as Fritz. In Germany in the late 18th century, a university student's quest to find his ideal vision of love leads him to a frail but spirited 12-year-old girl. Will she fulfil his high expectations? with Giles Fagan. Elizabeth Conboy. Tessa Worsley , Ben Crowe , Gerard McDermott. Harry Myers and Tilly Gaunt Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Dramatised By: Peter Wolf.
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Giles Fagan.
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy.
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Director: Cherry Cookson
Sophie: Abigail Docherty
Bernhard: Alison Pettitt
Father: John Rowe

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's
Hour, presented byJenni 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 big picture on the world of film. This week,
Leslie Felperin investigates test screenings, where audience reaction to a film can determine its final shape. Producer Harry Parker
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Leslie Felperin
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host more stand-up comedy, sketches and songs. With the regular team of Dan Freedman , Nick Romero ,
David Quantick , Jane Bussmann and guests. Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Producer: Aled Evans

: Hearing with Hegtey

Alternative comedian John Hegley entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse. With Nigel and the Popticians. Producer Phil Clarke Repeat


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural events, including a look at Neil Jordan's unconventional horror film In Dreams, and Cate Blanchett on stage in a major new revival of David Hare 's Plenty. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Cate Blanchett
Unknown: David Hare
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: My Third Life

Writer and broadcaster Michael Rosen reveals how illness affected his life and his understanding of himself. Producer Jane Ray
* See Dr Mark Porter : page 38


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: A World in Your Ear

An hour of highlights from the best English language radio programmes from around the world, including international views on the top story of the day. Presented by Emily Buchanan. Producers Lucy Ash and Jennie Walmsley


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.
Producers: Lucy Ash
Producers: Jennie Walmsley

: Classic Serial: Voss

Patrick White 's novel dramatised in two parts by Julia Stoneham. 1: German explorer Voss is determined to lead a trek across the centre of Australia. Before he leaves, he meets an English girl with whom he forms a strange and passionate relationship. With Robert Menzies and Pamela Rabe.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Patrick White
Unknown: Julia Stoneham.
Unknown: Robert Menzies
Unknown: Pamela Rabe.

: The 1999 Reith Lectures

Runaway World
Lectures on globalisation given by Anthony Giddens. 4: The Family. Some of the most profound changes occuring in the world are in people's personal lives. How best do we understand and cope with these changes? This lecture comes from the National Press Club in Washington and is followed by questions from an invited audience. Bridget Kendall is in the chair. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Anthony Giddens.
Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: All the Rage

A final collection of musical anecdotes from decades past. 4: David Owen
Norris and guests explore how events of the 1840s were reflected in popular songs. Singing by Elizabeth Mansfield. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield.

: Adventures in Poetry

Sonnet No 18 by William Shakespeare. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" asks Richard Wilson , as he explores this much-loved sonnet. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Unknown: Richard Wilson

: News

: Experimental Feature: A Gentleman Is Not a Pot

Four explorations of the writings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.
Readers Cameron Stewart and Teresa Gallagher. Final part. Producer David Perry


Readers: Cameron Stewart
Readers: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: David Perry

: The Late Story: Windrush - Talking Heads

Out of Hand by Jackie Kay , read by Marianne Jean-Baptiste . How was it that when Rose arrived in England in 1948 on the SS Windrush, she thought she was coming home? Producer Rene Mohandes Repeat


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Read By: Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Producer: Rene Mohandes Repeat

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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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