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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Vincent Nichols.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Presenter: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the crags and quarries on the Isle of Portland.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

"That was the f-word you said, wasn't it, Dad?" Tim Parks sets a bad example. Presented by John Peel. Producer Vibeke Venema PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: John Peel.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper examines whether mass catering can be done organically.
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

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 , Andy Hamilton ,
Jeremy Hardy and Roy Hattersley. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Roy Hattersley.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Dorset by Lord Cranborne, Ken Livingstone MP and Anne McElvoy. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Anne McElvoy.

: 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.

: Running the Empire

Trajan, the Perfect Public Servant. In his series about the Roman Empire, historian Peter Jones explores the life of Trajan, an emperor who controlled an empire stretching from North Africa to Scandinavia. He balanced the demands of the army, the senate and the people - Rome's ancient ruins still bear testament to his popularity. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Byrne

: The Saturday Play: Shakti

By Vikram Chandra , dramatised by Nandita Ghose. Two women vie for position in Bombay's high society. Their games of power and politics take an unexpected turn when confronted with the imperatives of love and marriage. with Jamila Massey , LolitaChakrabarti,
Harvey Virdi. Sunetra Sarker , Paul Bazely ,
Bhasker Patel , Ravin Ganatra. Nitin Ganatra and Burt Kwouk. Music by Harjinder Boparai Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Vikram Chandra
Dramatised By: Nandita Ghose.
Unknown: Jamila Massey
Unknown: Harvey Virdi.
Unknown: Sunetra Sarker
Unknown: Paul Bazely
Unknown: Bhasker Patel
Unknown: Ravin Ganatra.
Unknown: Nitin Ganatra
Unknown: Burt Kwouk.
Music By: Harjinder Boparai
Director: Chris Wallis
Narrator: Paul Bhattacharjee
Sheila Bijlani: Sudha Bhuchar
Dolly Boatwalla: Shaheen Khan

: 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 big picture on the world offilm, including an interview with Richard Curtis , creator of the film
Notting Hill. Plus, the regular guide to the pick of the films on television. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]
FAX: [number removed]
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Notting Hill.
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Now Show

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


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producer: Aled Evans

: David Sedaris: an American in Trouble

A chance to hear some of the American humorist's finest moments from last year's Talk of New York programme, chosen as a precursor to his new series starting next week. Producer Steve Doherty


Producer: Steve Doherty

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests cast a critical eye over the National Theatre's celebration of Noel Coward 's centenary with Private
Lives. Plus a review of Lars von Trier 's controversial film The Idiots. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Lars von Trier
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: True West

Two talks by Timothy Egan , Seattle correspondent of the New York Times. 2: Cars on Steroids Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Timothy Egan
Producer: Sallie Davies

: The Archive Hour: The Death of Apartheid

Anthony Sampson , biographer of Nelson Mandela , recalls key turning points in the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, and introduces The Day
Apartheid Died, an eye-witness account of the Soweto students' uprising of 16 June 1976.
Producer Peter Griffiths. Revised repeat


Unknown: Anthony Sampson
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: Classic Serial: The Well of Loneliness

The ground-breaking lesbian novel by Radclyffe Hall is the story of a woman's desperate attempt to love and be loved. Adapted in two parts by Sarah Woods. With Valerie Edmond ,
Alexandra Bateman and Roberta Kerr. Part 1. Repeated from Sunday


Novel By: Radclyffe Hall
Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Unknown: Valerie Edmond
Unknown: Alexandra Bateman
Unknown: Roberta Kerr.

: Continental Drift

Edward Stourton chairs a series of debates about the future of the European Union. 1: The European Union represents power without democracy
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Being in Control

In a four-part music series,
Tommy Pearson meets the people responsible for making the artistic choices which determine what and who we listen to.
2: The Festival Directors. Amelia
Freedman and Tim Joss discuss how they choose programmes for concerts.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tim Joss

: Death of a Naturalist

From Wordsworth to Ted Hughes , the natural world has traditionally provided inspiration for poets. Now, however, that no longer seems to be the case. Is it because we live increasingly urban lives or simply because the wildlife is no longer there to be recorded? Presented by Jon Gower. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Presented By: Jon Gower.

: News

: The Late Story: Lyrical Ballads

Sean Bean and Kathryn Hunt read from the Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge, first published 201 years ago. Producer Melanie Harris Repeat


Unknown: Sean Bean
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Producer: Melanie Harris

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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