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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: 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 Adrian Holloway
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway

: 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 Christina Rees.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

The foibles of family life come under the microscope in another hyperactive round of weekend fun. Presenter John Peel.
Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
Repeated Monday llpm


Presenter: John Peel.
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Loose Ends

After his orangery has been reduced to rubble by a convention of Cornish travel agents, Ned Sherrin disappears, convinced he's an owl. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

Sheena Macdonald reviews the political week and talks to the politicians making the news. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald
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

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch and a celebrity panel pick through the week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Middlewich, Cheshire, by panellists including Gwyneth Dunwoody MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes 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 Dimblebytakes
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Karen Turner

: Parsing with Passion - Paper 1

1,000 Years of Spoken English
In the first of two programmes Michael Rosen examines examination English from Victorian times to the 1960s with his father, Professor Harold Rosen. Wordsmiths such as Sian Phillips , Michael Frayn , Edwin Morgan and Ian Jack talk about how they were taught grammar and literature.
Producers Pam Wardell and Julia Butt


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Harold Rosen.
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: Ian Jack
Producers: Pam Wardell
Producers: Julia Butt

: The Saturday Play: Daughters of the Vicar

Louisa and Mary, daughters of the impoverished vicar of Aldecross, see marriage as the only means of escape from their routine lives. The arrival of a new young curate fills them with anticipation, but will his intellectual qualities match up to the more physical attractions of Alfred Durant, the son of a local miner?
Lawrence's novella, written around the same time as Sons and Lovers, is a classic tale of the struggle between emotion and intellect.


Writer: DH Lawrence
Dramatised by: Jane Beeson
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Louisa: Rachel Atkins
Mary: Cathy Sara
Mr Lindley: David Timson
Mrs Lindley: Gillian Goodman
Massy: Robert Plckavance
Alfred: Peter Meakin
Mrs Durant: Ann Rye
Miner: Sean Connolly

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented byJenni 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.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents Radio 4's new film programme with an interview with Hollywood star Matt Damon. And Andrew asks: when does a good Stephen King book make a good Stephen King film?
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Matt Damon.
Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Stephen King
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: John Mortimer's Life, Love and the Law

Novelist, playwright and QC Sir John Mortimer is joined by friends and an invited audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London to enjoy a selection from his favourite literature and some affectionate reminiscences. With Richard Briers , Sinead Cusack and Joanna David.
Piano Christine Croshaw. Flute Clive Conway
Producer Catherine Bailey. Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Sir John Mortimer
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Piano: Joanna David.
Piano: Christine Croshaw.
Flute: Clive Conway
Producer: Catherine Bailey.
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: Saturday Review

Mike Leigh turns his attention to Gilbert and Sullivan in his new film Topsy-Turvy.
Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on this and on BBC2's new drama Nature Boy, starring Paul McGann.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Paul McGann.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: On Assignment with Maggie O'Kane

Maggie O'Kane has reported from many of the most dangerous war zones in recent years. In three talks she gives the inside story of her encounters with violence in Kosovo, EastTimor and Chechnya. 1: Suva Reka. She discovers the atrocities carried out in this town on mothers and children caught up in the Balkan conflict and reflects on her own feelings as a mother.
Producer Richard Bannerman. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Maggie O'Kane
Producer: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archive Hour: Talking to Oneself

Michael Williams soliloquises on the spoken word's s most potent weapon - the monologue. With illustrations from past monologists including Bransby Williams , Billy Bennett , Robb Wilton , Bernard Miles and Joyce Grenfell. Producer Bridget Apps


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Bransby Williams
Unknown: Billy Bennett
Unknown: Robb Wilton
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.

: The Classic Serial: Memoirs of Miss SidneyBidulph

By Frances Sheridan , adapted in two parts by Louise Page. 1: The exuberant Lord Bidulph deems his friend Orlando Faulkland the perfect marriage partner for his shy young sister Sidney. But even he is not prepared forthe skeleton in Falkland's cupboard. With Emilia Fox , Joanna David and Simon Treves.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frances Sheridan
Unknown: Louise Page.
Unknown: Emilia Fox
Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Simon Treves.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves , David Starkeyand David Cook cross-examine guests who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkeyand David

: Stephanie Hughes Takes Notes: 3

Stephanie Hughes presents a six-part series exploring the mysteries and mechanics of writing music. This week - Two composers who graduated from a formal conservatoire background and made a big impact in the world of pop and beyond: Anne Dudley, a member of Art of Noise and Oscar winner for her soundtrack to "The Full Monty", and Joby Talbot, concert composer, pianist, and arranger for the Divine Comedy. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Stephanie Hughes
Interviewee: Anne Dudley
Interviewee: Joby Talbot

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poems illustrating the craft of poetry, from Milton to the moderns. Readers Samuel West , Tim Pigott -Smith and Alice Arnold.
Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Readers: Samuel West
Readers: Tim Pigott
Readers: Alice Arnold.

: News

: The Late Story: Doolan's Daughter

By Frank Dunne , read by Ronan Wilmot. An
Irishman remembers his childhood, in particular the daughter of the local village blacksmith. Producer Roland Jaquarello (R)


Unknown: Frank Dunne
Read By: Ronan Wilmot.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

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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