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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his exploration of the British countryside. Producer Karen Gregor
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Home Truths

Author Mavis Cheek finds herself raging against the volunteer - the new scourge, she claims, of libraries, stately homes and museums. Presented by John Peel. Producer Fiona Hill
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: Mavis Cheek
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

On the menu this week - catching and cooking herring and eels. Plus the role of fish in keeping us free of cancer and heart disease.
Producer Sheila Dillon
Repeated Monday 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents insight and analysis 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 Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

More interpretations of the week's events by Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Hattie Hayridge and Roy Hattersley. With chairman Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Unknown: Roy Hattersley.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs the last of six debates on issues of perennial interest, in front of an expert invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion. "The book is a better tool for children than the web." From the Froebel Institute, London.
To vote YES dial [number removed]0311
To vote NO dial [number removed]0322. LINES OPEN from 8.45pm. 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

: The Bug Pit of Bukhara

In 1842, two British army officers on a diplomatic mission in central Asia were beheaded by the debauched and paranoid Emir of Bukhara. Before their execution, they were imprisoned in a series of foul dungeons, including a deep well containing flesh-eating vermin. Carole Rosen investigates. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Carole Rosen
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Saturday Play: The End of Love

By Rose Tremain. Olga and Bertie's 30-year-old daughter Lottie wishes to marry her Irish poet boyfriend Michael. But Michael is a dreamer, fearful of commitment. He reminds Olga of the love of her life - a Polish pianist. Their love was not enough; why should Lottie's fare any better?
With Eleanor Tremain, Kieran Cunningham, Becky Hindley and Tessa Worsley
Director Gordon House


Writer: Rose Tremain
Director: Gordon House
Olga: Miriam Margolyes
Bertie: Nigel Anthony
Lottie: Eleanor Tremain
Michael: Kieran Cunningham
Actor: Becky Hindley
Actor: Tessa Worsley

: 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

The day's news and 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, Professor
Anthony Clare reviews the new psychodrama Analyze This.
Producer Tom Alban. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London, W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Tom Alban.

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe 's guests are Julian Bream , Marianne Faithfull and Ken Horn. Plus live music from jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Producers Hannah Andrassy and Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Julian Bream
Unknown: Marianne Faithfull
Unknown: Ken Horn.
Unknown: Andy Sheppard.
Producers: Hannah Andrassy
Producers: Caroline Barbour

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's top cultural events, including the film The General's Daughter starring John Travolta as an army investigator who sets out to solve a military murder mystery. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: John Travolta
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Colloquies

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death. 2: Bodies in Motion and at Rest Producer Kate McAII
Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: Flea Pits and Dream Palaces

Professor Jeffrey Richards charts the history of cinemas in Britain and examines the impact of cinema-going on people's lives. Film-makers and filmgoers share their memories and explain what it was like to see the news in pictures. Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Classic Serial: Sons and Lovers

By DH Lawrence , dramatised in three parts by Michael Butt. Paul Morel is born into a Nottinghamshire mining family at the turn of the century. His father is a hard-working, hard-drinking miner, his mother a refined woman of middle-class aspirations. As family conflict grows, Paul's mother turns to her sons. Part 1. With Benedict
Sandiford and Elizabeth Estensen.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Paul Morel
Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen.

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions on an issue of current concern. 4: International Rules of Law
Commissioners: Dame Pauline Neville-Jones and Michael Ignatieff.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - Midlands and East Anglia. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney celebrates a famous literary elopement with requests for work by Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Unknown: Robert Browning.

: News

: The Late Story: Cautionary Tales

Alan Bennett reads from Hilaire Belloc's classic Cautionary Tales, and poet Matthew Sweeney reads some contemporary tales of his own. Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
Producer: Susan Roberts

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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