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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: 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 Winifred Robinson.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

Can you blame children for their parents' mistakes? John Peel interviews a man whose life was changed irrevocably by the fact that his parents were on the wrong side during the Second World War. Presented by John Peel
Phone: [number removed] Email: [email address removed]
(Repeated Monday 11pm)


Presenter: John Peel
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin collapses, exhausted after chasing a coach party of cucumber warehousemen along the M54.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

This week the programme goes to Holyrood to look at how devolved power in Scotland is working. Peter Riddell of The Times reports from Edinburgh.
Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Peter Riddell
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 Charles 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 Marcia Hughes


Unknown: Paul Charles
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: True Ues

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 Dean Close
School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, by Ann Atkins , Tony Benn , Michael Howard and Baroness Shirley Williams. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Atkins
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams.

: 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

: Parsing with Passion - Paper 2

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Michael Rosen concludes his assessment of examination English from the 1960s to the present day with Professor Ted Wragg and other educators and examiners. Will creative writing and multiple choice permanently replace parsing? Producers Pam Wardell and Julia Butt


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg
Producers: Pam Wardell
Producers: Julia Butt

: The Saturday Play: Opening Night

by Ngaio Marsh. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell
When a leading actor is found gassed in his dressing room, it looks like suicide. But it transpires he was so detested that everyone had a motive for his murder.


Author: Ngaio Marsh
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn: Jeremy Clyde
Detective Inspector Fox: Tim Treloar
Martyn Tarne: Beth Chalmers
Adam Poole: Michael Cochrane
Helena Hamilton: Elizabeth Bell
[Actor]: John Hartley
[Actress]: Gemma Saunders
[Actor]: Gavin Muir
[Actor]: Ioan Meredith
[Actor]: Paul Gregory
[Actor]: Tom George
[Actor]: Christopher Kelham

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

As a new caper about the Gulf War is released,
Andrew Collins questions how much we can really laugh at films about war. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: One Good Turn

Nicholas Parsons hosts the spoof "search for a star" show where the host, the celebrity judges and the audience are all too real. Producer Tim Green


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Tim Green

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss Matt Damon's latest film The Talented Mr Ripley, and artistic interpretations of Christ over the centuries in a major new exhibition Seeing Salvation at the National Gallery.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
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. 2: Timor. She describes her assignment to East Timor in the wake of the vote for independence and the subsequent violence carried out by the supporters of the Indonesian occupation.
Producer Richard Bannerman. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Maggie O'Kane
Producer: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archive Hour: Making Our OwnEntertainment

Comedian Arnold Brown examines the BBC archives to find evidence of life at home in the days before television, when families had to invent ways of spending time together. They played parlourgames, sang around the piano, tuned into the wireless to listen to game shows and dance bands. Was life really more fun, or did television bring much-needed entertainment to a boring existence? Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Arnold Brown
Producer: Helen Garrison

: The Classic Serial: Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

By Frances Sheridan, adapted in two parts by Louise Page.
2: Tricked by her husband's conniving mistress into meeting her former fiance, Sidney has been banished from her home and children. Will anyone accept her now?
Other parts played by members of the cast Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frances Sheridan
Sidney: Emilia Fox
Lady Bidulph: Joanna David
George Bidulph: Jeremy Swift
Miss Burchell: Elizabeth Mansfield
Orlando Faulkland: Simon Treves
Mr Arnold: Dominic Rickhards
Lady Vine: Margot Leicester
Ned Warner: Gerard McDermott
Young Orlando: Luke Crisford

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and 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 Starkey
Unknown: David Cook

: Stephanie Hughes Takes Notes

Stephanie Hughes presents a six-part series exploring the mysteries and mechanics of writing music. 4:
Jocelyn Pook's credits include the Golden Globe-nominated score for Eyes Wide Shut.
She compares the act ofwriting for dance and film with the experiences of Jonathan Dove , whose music has been heard in the Millennium
Dome and at Glyndebourne Opera. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Jonathan Dove

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney and readers Douglas Hodge ,
Patricia Brake and Brian Gear delivera mixed bag of yourfavourite poems, from Thomas Hardy to Simon Armitage. Featuring the winners of the national Speak a Poem competition. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Douglas Hodge
Readers: Patricia Brake
Readers: Brian Gear
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Simon Armitage.

: News

: The Late Story: A North-East Wind

By Richard Cutler , read by Matthew Zajac. Andrei hates sunlight. Since his retirement, he has lived as a recluse, but when a cold north-east wind arrives, he finds new purpose and love. Producer Claire Grove (R)


Unknown: Richard Cutler
Read By: Matthew Zajac.
Producer: Claire Grove

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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