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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mona Saddiqui.


Unknown: Mona Saddiqui.

: 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 Karen Gregor
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ed Stourton.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Home Truths

John Peel looks at family estrangement. Writer Michael Goldfarb discovers it is not as easy as he had hoped to reestablish a relationship with his brother. Producer Vebeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Michael Goldfarb
Producer: Vebeke Venema.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Third Cornhili Test from
Old Trafford. Commentary on the third day's play by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin -
Jenkins. Including at 1.00* News and
1.15* A View from the Boundary ◆ See Jonathan Agnew : page 37 * Approximat e times


Unknown: Old Trafford.
Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: Henry Blofeld
Play By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon reveals a different side to Northern Ireland - a place where butchers and bakers flourish and traditional delicacies such as potato farls, wheaten bread and malt whiskey can be sampled. Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Rptd Monday 4pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money momy

All Tied Up. Paul Charles and listener Guthrie Blackhurst look at how to get the best financial advice. What is being done to clear up the confusion about the different types of financial adviser available to the general public? Producer Marcia Hughes. Rptd Monday 3pm


Unknown: Paul Charles
Unknown: Guthrie Blackhurst
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Graham Norton's News Lasso

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

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined from Stoke-on-Trent Repertory Theatre by Alex Carlile , Edwina Currie , Oliver James and Ivan Massow. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Alex Carlile
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Oliver James
Unknown: Ivan Massow.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


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

: When Banks Fall Apart

Three case histories of bad banking practices. 2: The Great Portuguese Banknote Swindle. Julian Putkowski relates the story of how, in the 1920s, a man with impeccable credentials persuaded Waterlow's to print an order of one million pounds' worth of notes for the Bank of Portugal. This led to a boom in Portugal, the rise of a dictator and the collapse of Waterlow's. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Saturday Play: Mr Percy and the Prophet

By Wilkie Collins , adapted for radio by John Arden. A meeting with a clairvoyant has extraordinary consequences for a sceptical Percy Linwood. But even prophecies do not always go according to plan. with Mark Payton , Tilly Gaunt , Michael Cochrane , Norman Rodway , Gareth Armstrong. Frances Jeater and Harry Myers Director Rosalynd Ward Repeat


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: John Arden.
Unknown: Percy Linwood.
Unknown: Mark Payton
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong.
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Harry Myers
Director: Rosalynd Ward
Wilkie Collins: Ronald Pickup
Percy Linwood: Jonathan Firth

: 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 and sports. With Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film. Including, as always, the Talking Pictures expert guide to the pick of films on TV. Producer Julia Fleming E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Julia Fleming

: Live from London

Radio's most intriguing chat show, with Simon Fanshawe , guests and live jazz from Stacey Kent. Producers Caroline Barbour and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Stacey Kent.
Producers: Caroline Barbour

: Saturday Review

Tom Morris and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week, including The Darker Side of the Earth by American Poet Laureate Rita Dove. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Morris
Unknown: Rita Dove.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Talking to Home

Four talks by journalists from the language sections of the World
Service. 1: Olexiy Solohubenko of the Ukrainian service.
Producer Merilyn Harris. Rptd tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Olexiy Solohubenko
Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best English-language radio programmes from around the world. Find out why road rage is just as bad in Nairobi as in Neasden, how the American West was built from pig iron and drawing pins, and what the Chinese think of their economic boom.
Producer Polly Hope


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Polly Hope

: The Classic Serial: The Dragon Can't Dance

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace. 3: Ash Wednesday Aldrick and Fisheye lead an armed rebellion. With Rudolph Walker ,
Malcolm Frederick and Martina Laird.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Earl Lovelace.
Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Malcolm Frederick
Unknown: Martina Laird.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , David Cook , Geoffrey Bindman and David Starkey.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Geoffrey Bindman
Unknown: David Starkey.

: The Right Note

Mary Allen talks to composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. 3: The Greatest Film Score
Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Mary Allen

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook. His guests this week are Wendy Cope and Kit Wright who share ideas about humour in poetry and read new unpublished poems, as well as old favourites. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Kit Wright

: News

: The Late Story: The Melting Bed

By Emily Perkins , read by Emma Fielding. The effects of dishonesty on people are explored in this compelling story. Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeat


Unknown: Emily Perkins
Read By: Emma Fielding.
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.

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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