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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with countryside stories. Producer Alasdair Cross
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Today

John Humphrys and Nick Robinson.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Bill Westwood.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Nick Robinson.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Home Truths

Judith Holder spills the beans on what really goes on at evening classes - a hotbed, she claims, of secret dating and romance. With John Peel.
Producer Ursula Saunders. PHONE:
[number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated Monday llpm


Producer: Ursula Saunders.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Camel-milk ice cream, Blue Mountain coffee, ice and elderflowers are on Derek Cooper 's summer menu this week.
Producer Jessica Mitchell. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Blue Mountain
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Mortgage, Sweet Mortgage.
Paul Charles and listener Vinni Bellini warn of the pitfalls when buying a home. Should the government step in to regulate what has become a complicated area?
Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Paul Charles
Unknown: Vinni Bellini
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Graham Norton's News Lasso

The Irish funny man dissects the week's news headlines. Repeated from yesterday

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined from Central
Methodist Wesley Hall , Paulton, Bristol, by panellists including Paddy Ashdown , John Pilger and lain Duncan Smith. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Wesley Hall
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: John Pilger
Unknown: Duncan Smith.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producers: Stephanie Browning
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson.

: When Banks Fall Apart

Three case histories of bad banking practices. l.The Day the Bank
Stopped. Julian Putkowski relates the story of the City of Glasgow Bank, which each year until 1878 printed outstanding balance sheets for its thousands of shareholders. But behind the figures were "deadly accounts" - the bank had been captured by speculators who had gambled away a fortune, leaving the shareholders with unlimited liability. Producer Matt Thompson


Stories Of: Bad Banking
Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Saturday Play: Perfect Meringues

By Laurie Graham.
Being on television was meant to lead to fame, fortune and a rich social life, but why is Lizzie so miserable? Why can she not get a man?
With Stephen Moore, Nina Wadia, Patricia Brake, Angela Moran, June Barrie,
Christopher Grimes, Sarah Pearman and Michael Wilson.
Director Viv Beeby


Writer: Laurie Graham
Director: Viv Beeby
Lizzie Partridge: Imelda Staunton
Louie: Christopher Biggins
Kim: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Patricia Brake
Unknown: Angela Moran
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Christopher Grimes
Unknown: Sarah Pearman
Unknown: Michael Wilson

: 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 presents the film programme, including the expert guide to films on television. Editor Simon Elmes
WRITE TO: Talking Pictures. BBC Radio 4, London. W1A 1AA
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Editor: Simon Elmes

: Live from London

Radio's most intriguing chat show, with Simon Fanshawe , guests and live jazz. Producers Lucy Willmore and Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review Mark Rylance 's performance as Cleopatra in the Globe Theatre's all-male production of Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, and Barry Unsworth 's latest novel - Losing Nelson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mark Rylance
Unknown: Barry Unsworth
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Letter from Seoul

Brother Anthony is a Cornishman, priest and naturalised Korean who has lived in Seoul for the last 25 years. In this letter he tells the story of the Korean tea ceremony and how its recent revival has brought cultural tensions between China, Japan and Korea into focus.
Producer Rob Ketteridge
Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: The Archive Hour: A Limited Operation

Fionnuala O'Connor traces the events which led up to the arrival of troops in Northern Ireland in August 1969. The programme looks at the turbulent months which led to what was to be called by one army commander a "limited operation." It also examines the impact of the Civil Rights Association and the violence that often accompanied their protest marches. Producer Lynne McCadden


Unknown: Fionnuala O'Connor
Producer: Lynne McCadden

: The Classic Serial: The Dragon Can't Dance

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace. 2: Mardi Gras. Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad, is at its height on the day before Lent begins. Pariag, the Indian, causes an uproar in the Yard on Calvary Hill by buying a bicycle. The Yard takes its revenge. With Rudolph Walker ,
Malcolm Frederick , Martina Laird , Dona Croll ,
Stefan Kalipha and Joan-Ann Maynard. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Earl Lovelace.
Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Malcolm Frederick
Unknown: Martina Laird
Unknown: Dona Croll
Unknown: Stefan Kalipha
Unknown: Joan-Ann Maynard.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's headlines.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Right Note

Mary Allen talks to celebrated composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her that their selection is the finest example of a particular genre of music. 2: The Greatest Tenor Aria
Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Mary Allen

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook , whose guests this week are the newly appointed Poet Laureate Andrew Motion , and Frieda Hughes , whose first book of poems published last year carries a dedication to a previous laureate - her father Ted Hughes. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Frieda Hughes

: News

: The Late Story: Angel on the Roof

By Shirley Hughes , read by Jonathan Firth. Lewis Brown leads a solitary life until he discovers that an angel is living on the roof of his parent's house. Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeat


Unknown: Shirley Hughes
Read By: Jonathan Firth.
Read By: Lewis Brown
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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.

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