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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chns Burns


Editor: Chns Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Charlotte Smith with more tales from the British countryside.
Producer Karen Gregor. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

Liverpool is the setting for this week's programme. John Peel returns to the area in which he was raised, to present his inimitable guide to life.
Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torque MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

The weekly review of the personalities and policies of the political week, presented by Michael Gove , comment editor of The Times. Editor Vicky Taylor


Presented By: Michael Gove
Editor: Vicky Taylor

: 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

Simon Hoggart chairs the satirical topical quiz played by Alan Coren. Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Nigella Lawson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Played By: Alan Coren.
Played By: Andy Hamilton
Played By: Jeremy Hardy
Played By: Nigella Lawson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Tividale
Comprehensive School, Warley, West Midlands, by Julie Kirkbridge , Julia Mellor of the Equal
Opportunities Commision, Steven Norris and Clare Short MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Julie Kirkbridge
Unknown: Julia Mellor
Unknown: Steven Norris

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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

: Empire and Eros

In two programmes, Professor David Dabydeen of Warwick University argues that the romantic and sexual opportunities that emerged as a byproduct of Britain's colonial activities in the Caribbean and Asia became an important and underrated aspect of Empire. 2: Liftingthe Veil Producer David Perry


Unknown: Professor David Dabydeen
Producer: David Perry

: The Saturday Play: At the Villa Rose

By A.E.W. Mason, dramatised by David Benedictus. When Madame Dauvray is found murdered at her villa, all evidence seems to point to heryoung
English companion Celia Harland. Determined to save her, her fiance tries to persuade France's famous Inspector Hanaud to take up the case.
Director Marion Nancarrow


Writer: A.E.W. Mason
Dramatised By: David Benedictus
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Hanaud: Andrew Sachs
Ricardo: Ian Masters
Wethermill: Nicholas Rowe
Celia: Fiona Clarke
Dauvray/Marthe/Jeanne: Janet Whiteside
Helene Vauquier/Waitress: Alice Arnold
Perrichet/Lemerre: Stephen Critchlow
Servattaz/Besnard: Sean Baker
Adele: Becky Hindley

: 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

The big picture on the world offilm. This week
EkowEshun asks if Bruce Willis 's new film The
Sixth Sense will repeat its American triumph over here, orwill the classy new British picture East Is Eastgrab all the headlines? Plus the guide to the week's films on television.
Producer Nicola Barranger. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures. BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bruce Willis
Producer: Nicola Barranger.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host another cavalcade of stand-up comedy, sketches and songs with regulars Dan Freedman , Nick Romero , Emma Clarke and special guests.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Producer: Aled Evans.

: Travels with My Anti-Semitism

A six-part comedy written and performed by Dave Cohen. 5: Any Colour You Like. The moving tale of how Dave's non-Jewish girlfriend became Dave's non-Jewish ex-girlfriend, set against the poignant musical background of the punk rock era.
Starring Martin Hyder , Laura Shavin and Simon Godley.
Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Dave Cohen.
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Simon Godley.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including Nigel Hawthorne 's performance as King Lear with Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa at London's Barbican Theatre; and American Love Story, a documentary series compiled from two years in the life of a bi-racial couple in the USA. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Director: Yukio Ninagawa
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Up from Down Under

Three writers reflect on colonialism as Australia prepares to vote in a referendum for a republic. 3: Award-winning novelist Kate Grenville. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Kate Grenville.
Producer: Sue Davies.

: The Archive Hour: Ghost in the Machine

Many claim to have seen ghosts, but what should a bump in the night sound like? For Halloween Ian Peacock puts together a soundtrack of the supernatural, from "genuine" apparitions - taped at seances and haunted houses - to the noises of spectres invented for funfairs and theatre productions.


Presenter: Ian Peacock
Producer: Robyn Read
Producer: Ian Peacock

: The Classic Serial: Grand Hotel

ByVicki Baum , dramatised in two parts by Malcolm McKee. 1: The best hotel in Berlin entertains the famous and infamous.
Grusinskaya, a prima ballerina, blames her diminishing audiences on the pearls that, up to now, have been hertalisman. But someone is set to steal them - and her heart. With Estelle Kohler , Steven Pacey , David Bradley , Richard Derrington , Christopher Scott , Teresa Gallagher , Terry Molloy , Ian Brooker , Sunny Ormonde and Richard Curnow. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Byvicki Baum
Unknown: Malcolm McKee.
Unknown: Estelle Kohler
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: David Bradley
Unknown: Richard Derrington
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Ian Brooker
Unknown: Richard Curnow.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from
Frances Fyfield , David Cook , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.

: 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 - Wales.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces a second selection of listeners' favourite love poems. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: The Smell of the Sea

AM By Annie Arnold , read by JJ Murphy. On his first day in his new parish, a young curate is sent on a sick call to the Murphy family home. When he gets there the dying man and his two sisters reveal a terrible secret. Producer Anne Simpson (R)


Unknown: Annie Arnold
Read By: Jj Murphy.
Producer: Anne Simpson

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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