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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

This week Richard Uridge explores the countryside of West Sussex.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: Loose Ends

The fast appearance on Ned Sherrin and his guests in this morning slot. As of next week the Loose Ends programme will move to its new regular position of 6.15pm. producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times reviews the political week in Westminster. 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

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 Chris A'Court


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and newcomer Jon Snow. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jon Snow.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined in the Over Community
Centre, Cambridgeshire, byMPs Diane Abbott , Nick Clegg and Andrew Lansley , and by Digby Jones , director of the CBI. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Andrew Lansley
Unknown: Digby Jones

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Nick Clarke takes listeners' calls in response to last night's edition of Any Questions ?
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Fiery Chariot

Long before the railways, 18th-century inventors were set on developing a steam carriage to replace horses. Jenny Uglow follows the progress of the idea through the exciting years that witnessed the birth of modern technology.


Presenter: Jenny Uglow
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Saturday Play: A Marble Woman

By Louisa May Alcott , dramatised by Lavinia Murray. Recently orphaned, Cecilia Stein turns up at the door of a large gothic mansion, home to the brilliant sculptor Bazil Yorke. She was told by her dying mother to trust in the kindness of her old friend Yorke. However, he turns out to be a reclusive batchelor who was jilted by her mother 13 years ago. Yorke decides to use the daughter to punish the sins of the mother - Cecilia must submit her life to art, shorten her name to Cecil (as he can bear no reminders of her mother) and restrain all her emotions. He starts work to turn her into his own creation - a marble woman. But who or what is the other male presence that Cecilia can sense in the house?
Director Pauline Harris


Writer: Louisa May Alcott
Dramatised By: Lavinia Murray
Director: Pauline Harris
Bazil: Bill Paterson
Cecil: Amanda Root
Germain: John McArdle
Alfred: Charles Death
Mrs Norton: Sarah Parkes
Anthony: Geoffrey Banks
Young Cecil: Becky Simpson
Young Alfred: Robert Pollard

: 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.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the best of this week's films at the cinema and at home, including a profile of Gerard Depardieu , one of France's most prol if ic acti ng exports. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: A Prairie Home Companion

The American radio variety show hosted by Garrison Keillor comes to the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh forthe second of two evenings of music, comedy and storytelling. Special guests are the Battlefield Band. StarringTim Russell and Sue Scott.
Sound effects Tom Keith. Piano Richard Dworsky. With Andy Stein. Pat Donohue , Greg Hippen and Arnie Kinsella of the Guy's All-Star Band. Producers Christine Tschida and Patrick Rayner Garrison Keillor 's kind of day: page 138


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Starringtim Russell
Unknown: Sue Scott.
Piano: Tom Keith.
Piano: Richard Dworsky.
Unknown: Andy Stein.
Unknown: Pat Donohue
Unknown: Greg Hippen
Unknown: Arnie Kinsella
Producers: Christine Tschida
Producers: Patrick Rayner
Unknown: Garrison Keillor

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the West End stage version of The Graduate, starring Kathleen Turner , and the new film Boys Don't Cry, the tragic tale of the Nebraskan girl Teena Brandon who passed herself Off as a boy. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: Teena Brandon
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Lent Talks

Six eminent speakers explore the direction of faith in the 21st century. They approach spirituality from contrasting perspectives, considering its impact on society and the individual. 5: Donah Zohar.
Producer Janet McLarty. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Donah Zohar.
Producer: Janet McLarty.

: A World in Your Ear

n Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best English language radio programmes around the world. This month a report on medical advice delivered on the airwaves, the Californian programme which has been dubbed the "electronic parent", and the remarkable power of talk radio in Jamaica. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Classic Serial: To the Lighthouse

The conclusion of Virginia Woolf's novel, dramatised in two parts by Eileen Atkins. Ten years on, the Ramsay family makes a second visit to Scotland. There are poignant memories of those who have died in the intervening years. As Lily Briscoe watches on the shore, the promised visitto the lighthouse is finally achieved.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Eileen Atkins.
Unknown: Lily Briscoe
Mrs Ramsay: Vanessa Redgrave
Mr Ramsay: John Wood
Lily: Juliet Stevenson
William: Edward Petherbridge
Charles: Robert Glenister
Minta: Jane Whittenshaw
Cam: Alison Pettitt
Mr Carmichael: Gavin Muir
Paul: Tom George
Andrew: David Thorpe
Young James: George Allonby
Older James: Peter England

: The Moral Maze

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

: Heavenly Harmony: 3: The Romantics and the 20th Century

In the conclusion to her three-part series Jane Hanson explores the connections between literature, nuclear physics and the music of the spheres - the ancient belief that the motion of the planets produces sounds which have a direct influence on our music.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Presenter: Jane Hanson

: Poetry Please

Juliet Stevenson and Paul McGannjoin Frank
Delaney to read a selection of listeners' requests for Mothering Sunday. And novelist and poet Helen Dunmore introduces some of her own poems on being a mother and a daughter. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Paul McGannjoin Frank
Introduces: Helen Dunmore

: News

: The Late Story: Fine Feathers

The first of five short stories about clothes.
Hats by Fiona Kidman , read by Susan Curnow.
With all the frantic arrangements taking place for a wedding, the only burning question seems to be Whether or not to wear a hat. Producer Rosemary Watts (R)


Unknown: Fiona Kidman
Read By: Susan Curnow.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

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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.

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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.

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