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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan


Unknown: Denis Nowlan

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with stories from the countryside. Producer Gabi Fisher. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Christina Rees

: Home Truths

This week, the naked truth. Michael Goldfarb is a writer whose wife says he spends too much time working at home. He considers the amusing contradiction between the seriousness of the business conversation one is having on the telephone and the strangeness of the activity one is doing while having that conversation. Presented by John Peel.
Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: Michael Goldfarb
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Three special programmes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Food Programme. 1:
Derek Cooper examines our quest for convenience and charts the rise and rise of fast-food and one-stop shopping. See also The Archive Hourat 8pm.
Producer Min Raisman. Repeated Monday 4pm Food: page 36
Programme of the Week: page 121


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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 and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.
Producer Marcia Hughes


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: The News Quiz

More interpretations of the week's events.With Chairman Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined in St Aidan's Church of England High School in Harrogate, North
Yorkshire, by panellists including Lord Lamont, Janet Street Porter and Anne Taylor MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Janet Street Porter
Unknown: Anne Taylor

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls in response to this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producer Usa Jenkinson. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Usa Jenkinson.

: Freedom Train

In America between the 1830s and the 1860s, many slaves chose to flee the drudgery and hardship of life on southern plantations and escape northwards to states where slavery had already been abolished, orto Canada. They depended on a network of strangers to shelter and shuttle them from one hiding place to another. Judith Kampfnertells their extraordinary Story. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Judith Kampfnertells
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Saturday Play: Plain Murder

By CS Forester, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Three men working in an advertising agency are caught taking bribes by their manager. To evade prosecution, the ringleader resorts to murder, drawing his colleagues into a vortex of violence.
DirectorClive Brill


Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Forester: Clive Merrison
Morris: Nicholas Woodeson
Oldroyd: Geoffrey Whitehead
Wilkins: Will Keen
Mrs Morris: Regina Freedman
Campbell: Denys Hawthorne
Doris Campbell: Rebecca Saire
Harrison: Christian Rodska
Molly: Tilly Vosburgh

: 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 of film. This week, with the new Midsummer Night's Dream pulling in the crowds, a student's guide to Shakespeare on film. Plus the expert guide to films On television. Producer Harry Parker
WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA
E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Harry Parker

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe 's guests this week include Annie Nightingale and Darcey Bussell. Plus livejazzfrom Steve Lodderand saxophonist Andy Sheppard.
Producers Hannah Andrassy and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Annie Nightingale
Unknown: Darcey Bussell.
Unknown: Steve Lodderand
Unknown: Andy Sheppard.
Producers: Hannah Andrassy

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including a new biography of Rubens which examines the artistic politics of the age, and a new production of Sean O'Casey 's Juno and the Paycock starring Colm Meaney and Dervla Molloy.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Unknown: Colm Meaney
Unknown: Dervla Molloy.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Colloquies

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death. 3: Funerals-R-Us
Producer Kate McAH. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAh.

: The Archive Hour: Derek Cooper's Food B Programme Memories

To mark the 20th anniversary of The Food
Programme, Derek Cooper recalls some of his memorable moments with the programme, including an encounterwith Elizabeth David , a trip down the London sewers and a gruelling visit to a slaughterhouse.
Producer Min Raisman


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Elizabeth David

: Classic Serial: Sons and Lovers

By DH Lawrence , dramatised in three parts by Michael Butt. 2: Gertrude Morel 's unhappy marriage makes her cling to both her sons. Paul gets a job and begins to win prizes for his paintings, but as his adolescent friendship with the beautiful Miriam develops, his mother becomes bitterlyjealous.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Gertrude Morel
Paul Morel: Benedict Sandiford
Gertrude Morel: Elizabeth Estensen
Walter Morel: Clive Russell
William Morel: Joseph Attenborough
Annie Morel: Andrea Nicols
Miriam Lievers: Fiona Clarke
Clara Dawes: Janys Chambers
Mrs Radford: Kate Rutter

: The Commission

The series in which Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions on an issue of current concern.
5: Racism. An examination of racist attitudes in middle-class Britain. Commissioners: Lord Taylor of Warwick, Professor Susan Greenfield and Professor Conor Gearty.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Professor Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Professor Conor Gearty.

: 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 - the north-west of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poetry by DH Lawrence, read by Samuel West.
Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Read By: Samuel West.

: News

: The Late Story: Amy's Orchids

By Sian James , read by Stevie Parry. When
Edward opens a cafe, he calls it Amy's Orchids after his mother. It is soon the talk of Cardiff.
Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Sian James
Read By: Stevie Parry.
Producer: Tanya Nash

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.

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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