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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Dr George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury.


Unknown: Dr George Carey

: 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 Alasdair Cross. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: 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 Huw Spanner.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Fiona Hill
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Shortened 11pm


Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith hosts the first in a new series of travel programmes that features interactive travellers' tales, reports from around the world and entertaining conversation. This week he experiences the calm before the storm in the build-up to Semana Santa in Seville, and bestselling author of Driving over Lemons, Chris Stewart , will be in the studio to talk about his enduring love of Spain.
Producer Sara Jane Hall. E-MAIL: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Chris Stewart
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: The Rock and Poll Years

Five programmes mixing pop and politics to capture the atmosphere and chart the course of general election campaigns which changed the country. 1: Roy Hudd tunes in to 1959. Producer Chris Bond (R)


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Chris Bond

: The Week in Westminster

This week a look at the past seven days in politics, with discussion and excerpts from the House Of Commons. Editor Vicky Taylor


Editor: Vicky Taylor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

Alison Mitchellwith the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Alison Mitchellwith
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy ,
Linda Smith and Rebecca Front. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined in Seaford
Community College, East Sussex, by Nick Harvey MP, Baroness Jay of Paddington,
Dominic Lawson and Tim Yeo MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nick Harvey
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Unknown: Tim Yeo

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: My Dad's Diary

In the first of two programmes, Derek Jacobi reads extracts from a diary found on a beach in Japan by an American serviceman more than 50 years ago and recently returned to the writer's daughter. Producer Martin Kurzik (R)


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Saturday Play: Walking to Africa

By Don Taylor. Arthur has always been difficult. When he smilingly begins to destroy everything he has ever owned, neither his neighbours nor his granddaughter have the faintest idea why. ]
Director Don Taylor


Unknown: Don Taylor.
Director: Don Taylor
Arthur: Roy Hudd
Lisa: Abigail Thaw
Rudolf: Rudolph Walker
Sally: Eleanor Tremaln
Mrs Kasperczak: Miriam Karlin

: 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 with news of the best of this week's films. With the opening of Cradle Will
Rock, a new film which has Orson Welles as one of its lead characters, Collins assesses how different actors have tried to recreate Welles. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents conversation from the BBC Radio theatre in London. With guests Diana Rigg , Stephen Fry , Cleo Laine , John Dankworth , Elaine Page and Robert Runcie. Producer Chris Wilson Ned Sherrin 's kind of day: page 138


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Robert Runcie.
Producer: Chris Wilson
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Mr Coke's Bowler Hat

In the 150 years since the bowler hat was commissioned by a Norfolk landowner for his gamekeepers to wear, the bowler has been a democratic and indispensable item of city headgear and an international symbol of the English male. A short programme of celebration of the hat that once sold in millions and is now a threatened species. Producer SaraDavies(R)

: Lent Talks

In the last of the series in which six eminent speakers explore the direction of faith in the 21st century, Professor Philip Sheldrake asks whether the Christian faith can respond to the individualistic nature of faith in the 21st century. Producer Janet McLarty. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Professor Philip Sheldrake
Producer: Janet McLarty.

: The Children's Crusaders

For many years the Children 's Newspaper and Children's Hourwere an almost exclusive influence in the lives of the nation's children outside the home. Ian McMillan looks back at the power and passion of these twin arbiters of taste and values, and in particular at the people whose personal crusade they became.
Producers Dave Sheasby and AlastairWilson


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producers: Dave Sheasby

: Classic Serial: Cousin Bette, the PoorRelation

By Honore de Balzac, dramatised in three parts by James Friel. 1: The Wedding and the Betrayal. Paris, 1838. The faithless Baron Hulot is in financial difficulties. His daughter needs a dowry and a husband, and his saintly wife has nothing more he can pawn. Cousin Bette proposes a solution to the family's dilemma and a bizarre revenge for her own betrayal. With
Alison Steadman and Leslie Phillips. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: James Friel.
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Leslie Phillips.

: The Reith Lectures

Respect for the Earth
Five eminent thinkers speakfrom around the world on different aspects of the complex theme of sustainable development. The lecturers will come together at the end of the series for a round-table discussion hosted bythe Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie. 1: Governance. Chris Patten , Commissioner for External Affairs forthe European Union, tells an invited audience at the Royal Institution in London why he believes civil society and democratic values must flourish if governments are to pursue environmentally friendly economic policies. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Unknown: Chris Patten

: Musical Dynasties

Jane Glover explores the legacy of the founders of great musical dynasties, starting with Enrico CaruSO. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Enrico Caruso.

: ALasBarricadas

The first of two programmes of Hispanic poetry readings. The Poetry of the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Civil War began on 18 July 1936 and lasted for three years. Few conflicts have engaged so many artists and writers.
Mike Gonzalez presents poems from both English and Spanish-speaking writers. Readings by Paul McGann and Juliet Stevenson. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Gonzalez
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.

: News

: The Late Story: Fine Feathers

The continuing series of short stories about clothes. Knickers by Daphne Glazer , read by Sunny Ormonde. The sight of a woman wearing a thong at the swimming baths sets Jayne off on a quest to find some sexy underwearto give her
Confidence on a blind date. Producer Rosemary Watts (R)


Unknown: Daphne Glazer
Producer: Rosemary Watts

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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