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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Jeff f Cuttell.

: 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 Roland White 's Radio Review: page 49


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.
Unknown: Roland White

: 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 the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

This week Michael Rosen has a turn at taking a closer look at listeners' lives on Radio 4's interactive family show.
Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@boc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Repeated Monday 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme.
This week he is joined by Nick Haslam who will be exploring Budapest.
Producer Sara Jane Hall. E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Nick Haslam
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: The Rock and Poll Years

The last of the series of programmes mixing pop and politics to capture the atmosphere and chart the course of general election campaigns which changed the country.
Sandi Toksvig remembers 1987, when Living in a Boxwas in the charts and a cupboard in Knightsbridge sold fora a small fortune. Margaret Thatcher had been in Downing Street for eight years, and challenging her were Labour's
Neil Kinnock and the two Davids - Owen and Steel - of the Alliance. Producer Chris Bond (R)


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Producer: Chris Bond

: The Week in Westminster

Mary Ann Sieghart of The Times reviews the political week. Producer Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart
Producer: Vicky Taylor

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Al i son Mitchell with 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


Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game. With Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Hattie Hayridge. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Pavilion theatre, Brighton, East Sussex, by Misha Glenny , Matt Ridley , Nicholas Soames MP and Radio Times columnist Polly Toyn bee. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Matt Ridley
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Unknown: Polly Toyn

: 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.

: Missing Persons

Joe Farrell examines the stories of six great but now apparently forgotten people and asks why they have been so neglected.
3: Robert Cunninghame Graham was a Scottish aristocrat, with a claim to the throne of Scotland, who seemed destined to live the quiet life of a landowner. But he was also the first socialist in Parliament. He went on to found the Scottish National Party. An adventurer and cowboy in South America, and a brief inmate of Pentonville jail for causing a riot, he was a literary inspiration to Shaw, Wilde and Conrad. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Joe Farrell
Unknown: Robert Cunninghame Graham
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: The Saturday Play: Touch and Go

Elizabeth Berridge 's novel, set in the Border country, is dramatised by Alison Joseph. An unexpected inheritance allows Emma Rowlands to return to her roots and renew her career as an artist. But when her mother comes to visit, a surprising discovery is made.
Director Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge
Dramatised By: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Emma Rowlands
Director: Jocelyn Boxall
Emma: Rachel Atkins
Adela: Phyllida Law
Ivor: Ifan Meredith
Robert: Tim Treloar
Debby: Barbara Dryhurst
Prudence: Sheila Mitchell
Archie: James Taylor
Mrs Hughes: Elizabeth Bell
Charlotte: Gemma Saunders
Phoebe/Young Adela: Beth Chalmers
Young Hugo: Christopher Kejham
Young Emma: Harriet Jackson
Sgt Jenkins: Tom George

: 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 Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins with the guide to film, including a report on documentaries that are shown in the cinema but not on television. Plus a profile of Bruce Willis who has had a love-hate relationship with the Critics. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Bruce Willis
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. ProducerChriswiison


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss one of the highlights of the year's cultural calendar-the opening of the Tate Modern. Plus Ridley Scott's new epic, Gladiator.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Colloquies

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents a series of lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.
2: Catch and Release. He contemplates the changing relationship between a father and his son. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: The Archive Hour: Images of Belsen

Using archive material never previously broadcast, Jo Glanville tells the story of Belsen concentration camp, going beyond the familiar images of the liberation to reveal its little-known postwar history.


Presenter: Jo Glanville
Producer: Smita Patel
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: Classic Serial: Confessions of a Justified Sinner: 2

By James Hogg , dramatised in three parts by Don Taylor.

Mrs Logan and Bell Calvert discover the true circumstances of George's murder and learn for the first time the danger presented to Robert by his mysterious friend Gil-Martin. With Edward Petherbridge, Cal Macaninch and Paul Higgins.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Edward Petherbridge
Unknown: Paul Higgins.

: The Reith Lectures

Respect for the Earth
The last of five eminent thinkers from around the world speaks about an aspect of sustainable development. Poverty and Globalisation. Can we feed the world without using intensive farming techniques or genetically modified crops?
Environmental campaigner Vandana Shiva argues that globalisation is robbing the poor and threatening the planet. Fom New Delhi.
Repeated from Wednesday. This year's Reith lecturers talk to the Prince of Wales on Wednesday at 8pm, and the discussion is repeated next Saturday 10.15pm.

: The Right Note

Mary Allen talks to musical experts who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music.
2: The Greatest Piano Concerto. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Mary Allen

: Why Is a Raven like a Writing Desk?

Kevin Crossley-Holland explores what gives the riddlethe vitality to span time, culture and subjects.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland

: News

: The Late Story: Five Women

Five short stories bywomen writers. 3: Daddy's
G/rtby Polly Samson , read by Andrew Lincoln.
Richard has had enough of playing gooseberry to Emily and her beloved father. Today he his going to take control. Producer Sara Benaim (R)


Unknown: Polly Samson
Read By: Andrew Lincoln.
Producer: Sara Benaim

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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