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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


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

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Home Truths

Carol Gardiner talks about surviving the sinking of the cruise liner Jupiter, which went down in the Aegean in 1988 with 585 people on board. She was 14 at the time, and she describes how she and her family coped in the aftermath of the disaster. Presented by John Peel. Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated Monday llpm


Talks: Carol Gardiner
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin is joined by musical talent from Iceland and Croydon. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper charts changing tastes in Richmond, Surrey. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Paul Chartes investigates in the last of the series.
Producer Paul O'Keefe


Unknown: Paul Chartes
Producer: Paul O'Keefe

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical quiz, with Alan Coren and Jeremy Hardy. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of interest, in front of an invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion.
3: "Team games provide the highest form of sporting excellence." From the Rugby Club of St James, London.
To vote YES dial [number removed]0311. To vote NO dial [number removed]0322. Maximum call cost lOp. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback: [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. Producer Nick Utechin
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Douglas: Flower of the Forest

Syd House celebrates the life of David Douglas , the Perthshire botanist born in 1799 who was among the greatest of the pioneering Scottish plant hunters. His legacy to the British landscape and garden ranges from the Douglas fir and Sitka spruce to the flowering currant, lupin and mahonia. With Sir Peter Hutchinson ,
Archie Smith , Jean Stewart , Lord
Mansfield, TC Smout, David Mitchell ,
Ray McLaren , Hamish Kimmens , Paul Matthews and Christopher Dingwall. Producer Billy Kay


Unknown: David Douglas
Unknown: Sir Peter Hutchinson
Unknown: Archie Smith
Unknown: Jean Stewart
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Ray McLaren
Unknown: Hamish Kimmens
Unknown: Paul Matthews
Unknown: Christopher Dingwall.
Producer: Billy Kay

: The Saturday Play: After the Funeral

by Agatha Christie. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Following the interment of Richard Abernethie, his sister Cora blurts out that he was surely murdered. The next day, she is found dead.
Starring John Moffat as Hercule Poirot. Frank Thornton as Mr Entwhistle, and John Baddeley as Inspector Morton.
With Jennifer Piercey, Tessa Worsley, Jill Balcon, John Hartley, Fritha Goodey, Trevor Rawlins, Tilly Gaunt, Tam Williams and Ian Masters.

Directed by Enyd Williams


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Mr Entwhistle: Frank Thornton
Inspector Morton: John Baddeley
Miss Gilchrist: Jennifer Piercey
Helen Abernethie: Tessa Worsley
Maud Abernethie: Jill Balcon
Timothy Abernethie: John Hartley
Susan Banks: Fritha Goodey
Gregory Banks: Trevor Rawlins
Rosamund Shane: Tilly Gaunt
Michael Shane: Tam Williams
George Crossfield: Ian Masters

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's 's
Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
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

Mark Whittaker with the big picture on the world of film. Plus the expert guide to films on television.
Producer Julia Fleming
WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London, W1A 1AA
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Julia Fleming

: Live from London

Radio's most intriguing chat show, with Simon Fanshawe and guests plus live jazz from pianist Jason Robello.
Producers Caroline Barbour and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Pianist: Jason Robello.
Producers: Caroline Barbour

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss cultural highlights of the week. This edition looks at Roddy Doyle 's latest book A Star Called Henry- a historical novel set during the Irish Civil War, and the first part of a trilogy. Plus
Pedro Almodovar 's film All about My Mother, which won the Best Director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Roddy Doyle
Unknown: Pedro Almodovar
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Talking to Home

The last of four talks byjournalists from the language sections of the World Service. Baqer Moin of the Persian service.
Producer Merilyn Harris
Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Baqer Moin

: The Archive Hour: Born Again in a New Condition

Author David Dabydeen uses diaries and letters to explore the relationship between black people and Britain from the 16th century through to the Second World War.
Producer David Olusoga Repeat


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Producer: David Olusoga

: Classic Serial: Lady Audley's Secret

A three-part dramatisation by Bryony Lavery of Mary Elizabeth Braddon 's book. 1: Essex, the 1860s. Sir
Michael Audley is besotted with his young second wife, Lady Lucy Audley , but his daughter cannot tolerate her new stepmother. With Robert Bowman , Terrence Hardiman ,
Francesca Annis and Jonathan Firth.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Bryony Lavery
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Unknown: Michael Audley
Unknown: Lady Lucy Audley
Unknown: Robert Bowman
Unknown: Terrence Hardiman
Unknown: Francesca Annis
Unknown: Jonathan Firth.

: The Commission

In an eight-part series, Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern.
1: The Power of the Supermarkets
Commissioners: Prue Leith,
Andrew Neil and Phil Evans.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Phil Evans.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook. His guests Maura Dooley and Don Paterson read work from their own collections and discuss the controversial business of putting together anthologies of other poets' works.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Maura Dooley
Unknown: Don Paterson

: News

: The Late Story: Scraping the Sky - Safety

A short story by Julia Darling about people who spend much of their life high above the ground. Read by Kevin Whately. Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Story By: Julia Darling
Read By: Kevin Whately.

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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