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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Norman Ivison


Unknown: Norman Ivison

: 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 Edward Stourton.
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: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: Home Truths

John Peel presents the programme with a distinctive take on the family and relationships. Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin. ProducerTorquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Donald Macintyre of The Independent presents a review Of the political week. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Donald MacIntyre
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 on 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

: 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 Stanchester Community School, Stoke-sub-Hamdon,
Somerset, by Jackie Ballard MP, Nigel Farage , Dr Liam Fox MP and Ken Livingstone MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jackie Ballard
Unknown: Nigel Farage
Unknown: Dr Liam Fox
Unknown: Ken Livingstone

: 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 ends his series exploring episodes in the 20th century when the state of a leader affected the state of a nation. PW Botha suffered a stroke early in 1989, which caused him to lose first the leadership of his party and then the presidency of South Africa. Porter explains how a common medical condition succeeded -where international and internal pressure had failed - in bringing about political Change in South Africa. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play: Go Ask Alice

By Annie McCartney. When Alice, an asthma sufferer, starts angling for special attention, it hardly seems unusual. But before long her parents find themselves reeling in disbelief as their lives start to unravel before their very eyes.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Alice: Ellle Beaven
Sarah: Amanda Root
Jess: Eleanor David
DrRoss: Gavin Muir
Edith: Georgie Alexander
Matthew: Stephen Boxer
Carrie: Alison White

: 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 a Scotsman puts Hollywood under the drier in The Big Tease, the big new British comedy about hairdressing in Los Angeles. 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: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Big Booth

Renowned singer and world-class guitarist
Richard Thompson joins Boothby Graffoe as he takes to the stage for another Saturday night of songs and sketches. With Vivienne Soan, Big Al and Simon Evans. Producer Lucy Armitage


Guitarist: Richard Thompson
Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Simon Evans.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Shuttleworths

Another chance to eavesdrop on the humorous world of John Shuttleworth and his family.
4: John Le Shuttle. Ken's decision to give his agency a technological facelift makes John question the value of progress. What is wrong with dining at the garden centre, and what is a compass really for? Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer PaulSchlesinger(R)


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: John Le Shuttle.
Unknown: Graham Fellows.

: Saturday Review

Peter Robb made his name with Midnight in Sicily. Tom Sutcliffe and guests cast their critical eye over his new book, M, an acclaimed biography of Caravaggio. Plus a review of Kevin Spaceyin American Beauty. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Peter Robb
Unknown: Kevin Spaceyin
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Talking through Their Hats

The last in the series of talks by women writers on the subject of clothes. Kathleen Jamie recalls her childhood dressed in Aran jumpers and heryears as a badly dressed teenage rebel.
Producer Hannah Andrassy. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Producer: Hannah Andrassy.

: The Archive Hour: Boy, Oh Boy; He's Going Down....

Traditionally the wireless has been somewhat formal, but there have always been occasions when reporters have been overwhelmed by what they are witnessing - contributors so passionate in argument and commentators overcome by mirth or drink - that the conventions are dropped. Then the communication becomes pure and unselfconscious. Sean Street, professor of radio at Bournemouth University, reports on the moments when radio forgets itself. Some of the examples used include Herb Morrison's vivid broadcast of the Hindenburg airship bursting into flames and Peter White recalls a discussion with Richard Adams during which the author of Watership Down threatened to beat up a fellow guest because he thought him cruel.
Producer Julian May


Presenter: Sean Street
Producer: Julian May

: The Classic Serial: The Handmaid's Tale Part 3

Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of 21st-century America is dramatised in three parts by John Dryden.
Offred's life with former television evangelist Serena Joy and the Commander becomes increasingly difficult.
With Dermot Crowley, Marsha Dietlein and Leslie Hendrix.
Repeated from Sunday


Writer: Margaret Atwood
Dramatist/Director: John Dryden.
Producer: Jane Quill

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents debates about important issues of the day. From London, she chairs the final programme in the current series, in which an international audience debates whether charity creates dependency. Would the helpless and the needy be better off with an approach which requires them to help themselves?
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or to disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of lOp
Repeated from Wednesday. Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: The Hiawatha Man

David Owen Norris explores the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor . Almost unknown today, this black composerwas one of the most popular of young composers in Edwardian Britain. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney , Martin Jarvis , Eleanor Bron and Andrew Sachs celebrate the return of this popular request programme when they entertain an audience at the Watershed in Bristol with some of your favourite poems. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: News

: The Late Story: Travel

By Orla Murphy , read by Gina Moxley. A poor, lonely young woman despairs at the drabness of her home and yearns for the great getaway. Then a brainwave offers a solution to both her problems - and it is free. Producer Pam Brighton (R)


Unknown: Orla Murphy
Read By: Gina Moxley.
Producer: Pam Brighton

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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