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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clive Lawton

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories and characters from the British countryside. Producer Gabi Rsher. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Rsher.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

The future of Birmingham's balti houses is under threat because not enough young people are joining the family firm. One restaurant owner talks about his disappointment with the sons who do not want their children to carry on in the curry-making tradition. Presented by John Peel. Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Monday llpm


Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin. ProducerTorquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richard 's of the New Stateman looks at the stories behind the week's political headlines. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Steve Richard
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

Paul Lewis 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 Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch invites celebrity guests to re-spin the week's news in the satirical panel game that delves into the shadowy world of spin doctors and media manipulation. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Repton School, Repton, Derby, by panellists including Margaret Beckett MP and Sir Brian Mawhinney. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Sir Brian Mawhinney.

: Any Answers? [number removed]0444

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls in response to this week'sedition of Any Questions? producers Stephanie Browning and Lisa Jenkinson LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


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

: In These Arms

Programmes challenging our set ideas about families of the past.
3: Bedside Manners. Sarah Dunant explores the life of John Heaton , a doctor in mid-19th-century Leeds, dipping into his diaries with with Dr John Tosh and Dorothy Payne. His entries reflect on the death of his beloved daughter in childbirth, the "new woman" his sister has become, and the failure of his sons to live up to his ideal of manhood. Producer Lyn Webster Wilde


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: John Heaton
Unknown: Dr John Tosh
Unknown: Dorothy Payne.
Producer: Lyn Webster Wilde

: The Saturday Play: Minuet

By Harriet O'Carroll , starring Helen McCrory as Jane Austen. The story of the novelist Jane Austen 's real-life love affairwith a romantic young Irishman which fuelled her desire to become a writer. with Frances Jeater. Tilly Gaunt , Giles Pagan and Harry Myers Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Harriet O'Carroll
Unknown: Helen McCrory
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Giles Pagan
Unknown: Harry Myers
Director: Cherry Cookson
Tom: John Light
MrAusten: John Rowe
Mrs Austen: Paula Jacobs
Eliza: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: 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, including the expert guide to the pick of films on television.
Producer Nicola Barranger. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4. London. W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Nicola Barranger.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the comedy show featuring sketches, songs and stand-up with a subversive twist. With regulars Bert Tyler -Moore, George Jeffrie , Mitch Benn , Simon Munnery and Emma Clarke.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Bert Tyler
Unknown: George Jeffrie
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Emma Clarke.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: Quando, Quando, Quando

A comedy series written by Rainer Hersch and Mark Maier set in London's finest hair salon, where brothers Rene, Carlo and Charlie Quando chop, snip and crimp their lucky clients.
4:Spies. Spies steal the Quandos' secret formula, thereby upsetting the delicate equilibrium that has existed for so long between them and the Quandos. With Rainer Hersch , Mark Maier , Stephen Greif and Catherine Tate. Producer Claire Jones


Written By: Rainer Hersch
Written By: Mark Maier
Written By: Charlie Quando
Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Mark Maier
Unknown: Stephen Greif
Unknown: Catherine Tate.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests debate the week's big events in the arts.
Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Erin Riley

: Odd Obits

Robert Robinson presents the obituaries of men and women who refused to conform.
3: The Fifth Duke of Portland. Readers
Jonathan Adams , Jonathan Aris and Lucy Robinson. Producer Jill Burridge. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Readers: Jonathan Adams
Readers: Jonathan Aris
Readers: Lucy Robinson.
Producer: Jill Burridge.

: The Archive Hour: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents highlights of the best English language programmes from around the world. This month a look at poetry - from the delicate nature poetry of Radio Japan's daily haiku to gangsta rap from the mean streets of LOS Angeles. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Classic Serial: The Aeneid

Ralph Fiennes and Derek Jacobi star in a two-part dramatisation of Virgil's epic poem, translated by C Day Lewis and adapted by Tom Holland.
1: The city of Troy has been destroyed by the Greeks, and Prince Aeneas is forced to seek a new land and a new destiny, as foretold by the Gods. His adventures take him to Carthage, where he falls in love with Queen Dido, but their happiness comes to a tragic end.
with Sean Barrett. Bill Wallis , Alice Arnold and Andrew Sachs Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Adapted By: Tom Holland.
Unknown: Sean Barrett.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Aeneas: Ralph Fiennes
The narrator: Derek Jacobi
Queen Dido: Gina McKee
Venus: Diana Quick
The Sibyl: Anna Massey

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face a tough cross-examination from David Starkey , Janet Daley , David Cook and Polly Toynbee. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. The final. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Fine Lines

Contemporary poetrywith Christopher Cook , whose guests Penelope Shuttle and Vicki Feaver discuss the influence of mythology, motherhood and domesticity - and how those themes have shaped their work. Shuttle has been a published poet since hertwenties and her provocative work draws on her experience as a mother and the Cornish countryside where she lives with her poet-husband Peter Redgrove. Feaver did not start writing poetry until her four children were at school, but she quickly established herself as a confident and individual voice. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Penelope Shuttle
Unknown: Vicki Feaver
Unknown: Peter Redgrove.

: News

: The Late Story: Fireweed

By Gee Williams, read by Sue Jones Davies. Wild fireweed grows on the wasteland opposite Willa's house. How will its destruction by local builders Change her life? Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Jones Davies.
Producer: Tanya Nash

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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.

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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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