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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Woods.


Unknown: Angela Woods.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: 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 Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel is back with the interactive family programme that putsthe listeners first. Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: Loose Ends Ned Sherrin with Tony Hawkes and others.

Producer Chris Wilson


Producer: Chris Wilson

: The Week in Westminster

A look at the stories behind the week's political headlines. Editor Vicky Taylor


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

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance plus impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Dead Ringers

The topical comedy programme starring the world's biggest names from politics, sport and entertainment - courtesy of impressionists
Alistair McGowan , Kate Robbins , Simon Lipson and Jon CulShaw. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: Jon Culshaw.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Parsons Mead
School, Ashtead, Surrey, by panellists including Diane Abbott MP: Heather Rabbatts , chief executive of Lambeth Council; and Sarah Sands , deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Heather Rabbatts
Unknown: Sarah Sands

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls in response to this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Karen Turner

: Case History

Professor Roy Porter examines four episodes in the 20th century when the state of a leader affected the state of a nation.
2: As East Germany faced turmoil at the end of the eighties, her leader Erich Honecker lay in a hospital bed and the politburo was paralysed. What role did his failing health play in the fall of the Berlin Wall? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play: Catholics

By Brian Moore , dramatised by Bill Taylor. What happens when an assortment of elderly Irish monks living in an isolated monastery on one of the mostwindswept islands off Ireland defy the Catholic leadership in Rome and continue to say mass in Latin? An engaging tale of a modernising young American priest who pits his wits against the wisdom of an aged and cynical abbot.
Soloist Simon Bailey. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Brian Moore
Dramatised By: Bill Taylor.
Soloist: Simon Bailey.
Director: Polly Thomas
The Abbot: Gerard Murphy
Father Kinsella: Tim Beckman
Father General: Geoffrey Banks
Father Matthew: Geoffrey Banks
Sean: Martin Reeve
Brother Martin: Martin Reeve
Padraig: Russell Dixon
BrotherPaul: Russell Dixon
Donaghy: Kieran Cunningham
Father Manus: Kieran Cunningham

: 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.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew introduces news live from Pretoria on the second day's play in the Fifth Test between South Africa and England at Centurion Park.


Introduces: Jonathan Agnew

: 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 Simon Elmes. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures. BBC Radio 4. London. W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Big Booth

Boothby Graffoe stars in a comedy programme of monologues, sketches, straw polls and songs. With Simon Evans , Vivienne Soan, Big Al and special guests John Otway and Ned Sherrin. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: John Otway
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Shuttleworths

Another chance to eavesdrop on the humorous world of John Shuttleworth and his family, in five programmes. 2: Ping-Pong Pangs. John wants to play table tennis, but his wife Mary is too busy.
Sole agent Ken Worthington is more receptive to John's offer, but a badly timed window closure threatens John's hopes of a sporty evening. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Ken Worthington
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on Alan Parker 's new film Angela's Ashes. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Alan Parker
Producer: Julian Hale

: Talking through Their Hats

Four talks by women writers on the subject of clothes. 2: Mary Schoeser tells how the discovery of an old suit that had belonged to her father led her back to her childhood and taught her how to look forward to the rest of her life.
Producer Hannah Andrassy. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Mary Schoeser
Producer: Hannah Andrassy.

: The Archive Hour: Biafra

In early 1968 the world woke up to Biafra. Few in the UK had taken much interest in Nigeria's civil war until some western journalists discovered the hundreds of children dying every day.
Although the breakaway state eventually lost the war, it won enormous sympathy worldwide.
Martin Bell , a youngjournalist at the time, recalls his experiences in Biafra. Featuring interviews with General Gowon, leader of the Nigerian federal government, and the Biafran leader Colonel Ojukwu. Producer Nicola Barranger


Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: The Classic Serial: The Handmaid's Tale Part 1

Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of 21st-century America is dramatised in three parts by John Dryden. This is the diary of a young woman recruited for reproductive purposes by a totalitarian regime that uses religion as a tool of state repression.
With Marsha Dietlein and Christopher Burns.
Repeated from Sunday


Writer: Margaret Atwood
Director: John Dryden
Producer: Jane Quill

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents debates about important issues of the day. 2: "More prosperity in the South East means more housing." Shou Id growth be allowed to continue unchecked in the South
East? Residents, house builders, planners and residents from Ashford in Kent thrash it out.
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or to disagreee on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of lOp Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: At Home with Healey

Three programmes in which Tim Healey and fellow musicians from the Mellstock Band re-create the songs of the early Victorians. 2: Songs of Murder and Mayhem. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tim Healey

: Poetry 2000

Fiona Shaw introduces anthologies of new poetry with contributions from Michael Hoffman ,
Christopher North , Andrew Waterhouse and Paul Durcan. Featuring a specially commissioned sequence written and read by Hungarian-born poet George Szirtes. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Michael Hoffman
Unknown: Christopher North
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Unknown: George Szirtes.

: News

: The Late Story: Colonel Clay -

Master of Disguise
Martin Jarvis reads four stories by Grant Allen. 3: The Episode of the Tyrolean Castle. Can Sir Charles purchase his dream house? Producer Martin Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Grant Allen.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

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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