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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry

: Leisure Update

EditorChris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of the British countryside. Producer Karen Gregor. RptdThursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Today

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


Unknown: Ed Stourton.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

This week writer Diane Messias ponders the etiquette of dividing the spoils after a divorce. We have heard about acrimony over the CD collection, but what about the dinner-party guest? Is it possible to split everything literally in two? Presented by John Peel. Producer Chris Berthoud. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [address removed]. Repeated Monday 11pm


Unknown: Diane Messias
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

Three special editions celebrating the programme's 20th anniversary. 2: Derek Cooper takes stock on how we now grow our food and discusses the future of farming.
Producers Min Raisman and Paul Kobrak. Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Paul Kobrak.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

PM Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world Of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Mark Steel and John O'Farrell send satirical greetings from
Bournemouth to mark the annual Labour Party conference. With chairman Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in the Thomas
Peacock Community College, Rye, East Sussex, by Conservative Party chairman Michael Ancram , Liz Davies , Lord Jenkins and Home Secretary Jack Straw. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Liz Davies
Unknown: Jack Straw.

: Any Answers? [number removed]0444

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' call in response to this week's edition of Any
Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Stephanie Browning. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Stephanie Browning.

: A Dish of Spurs

In the 16th century, the border between England and Scotland was a maelstrom of unrest. Whole clans, both English and Scottish, lived by raiding cattle from across the border. When the time came for a raid, the womenfolk would present their men with a dish of spurs, rather than a meal - an indication that it was time to steal something to eat. Dylan Winter spent a month travelling in the hoof prints of these people. Producer Richard Sanders


Producer: Richard Sanders

: The Saturday Play: Strong Poison

By Dorothy L Sayers, dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane has been wrongly accused of poisoning her lover with arsenic? And can he find the real murderer before Harriet is hanged for the crime?


Writer: Dorothy L Sayers
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Fiona McLean
Lord Peter Wimsey: Simon Russell Beale
Harriet Vane: Emma Fielding
Freddy Arbuthnot: Nicholas Boulton
Chief Inspector Parker: Nicholas Farrell
Norman Urquhart: Neville Jason
MissClimpson: Jennifer Piercey
Nurse Booth: Tessa Worsley
Bunter: Stephen Critchlow
Judge: David Timson

: 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, the strange art of the voice double. Plus the expert guide to the pick of films on television. Producer Harry Parker. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures. BBC Radio 4. London W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host a comedy sketch show. This week they are joined by Dan Freedman , Nick Romero , Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie. Plus stand-up comedy from
Al Murray - winner of this year's Perrier Award-as his acclaimed characterthe pub landlord. Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Bert Tyler-Moore
Unknown: George Jeffrie.
Unknown: Al Murray
Producer: Aled Evans.

: Travels with My Anti-Semitism

A six-part comedy written and performed by Dave Cohen. 1: Fat Is a Fascist Issue. Dave describes how he was befriended by a cuddly chap in a fitness class who just happened to be Britain's most notorious fascist. With Martin Hyderand Laura Shavin. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Dave Cohen.
Unknown: Martin Hyderand
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: Saturday Review

Tom Morris and guests discuss Trevor Philips's television documentary series on the legacy of Britain's part in the slave trade. Plus a new translation of the epic poem Beowulfby Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Morris
Unknown: Seamus Heaney.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Colloquies

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death in the last of four programmes. Love Hurts
Producer Kate McAII. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii.

: The Archive Hour: Whistle up a Storm

Libby Purves explores the tempestuous life of the people who sailed on the last commercial square-riggers -the giant sailing ships that braved Cape Horn to bring cheap Australian grain to Europe. She traces some of these ancient mariners, women as well as men, to hear stories of death-defying adventures, superstitions and storms in which crew members had to work on rigging as high as a Church Steeple. Producers Philip Sugg and Michael Weigall


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producers: Philip Sugg
Producers: Michael Weigall

: Classic Serial: Sons and Lovers

By DH Lawrence. The final part of Michael Butt 's three-part dramatisation. Now in his twenties, Paul Morel has fallen in love with Clara, a married woman. Since the death of his brother, all his mother's hopes are focused on him. On impulse, he seeks out his first love, Miriam, of whom his mother is bitterly jealous.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Butt
Unknown: Paul Morel
Paul Morel: Benedict Sandiford
Gertrude Morel: Elizabeth Estensen
Walter Morel: Cllve Russell
Miriam Lievers: Fiona Clarke
Clara Dawes: Janys Chambers
Baxter Dawes: Peter Meakin
Mrs Radford: Kate Rutter
Fanny: Andrea Nicos

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions on an issue of current concern.
6: Broadcasting. Will digital TV be a triumph for pluralism or a cultural Chernobyl, eating away at ourtraditional broadcasting culture?
Commissioners: Liz Forgan , Andreas Whittam
Smith and David Moorecroft. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Liz Forgan
Unknown: Andreas Whittam
Unknown: David Moorecroft.

: 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 - north west of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for work byTS Eliot to mark the poet's birthday. Anthony Hyde reads Prufrockanti Burnt Norton. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Anthony Hyde

: News

: The Late Story: Angel Fish

AM By Frances Bell , read by Kay Gallie. Two ageing ladies share a passion for swimming. They also happen to share a husband, although without the passion. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane (R)


Unknown: Frances Bell
Read By: Kay Gallie.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

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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