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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Enid Morgan.


Unknown: Enid Morgan.

: 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 Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament LW only


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme. This week he uncovers the delights of St Petersburg. Producer Eleanor Garland
E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: The Rock and Poll Years

The last in the series 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 Box was in the charts and a cupboard in Knightsbridge sold for 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


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

: (or until close of play) Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Commentary on the third day's play in the First Comhill Test at Lord's, with Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Jon Champion and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , and expert comment from
Vic Marks , Mike Selvey and Andy Pycroft. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at 1.18* A View from the Boundary and at 3.45* County Scores. Plus News at 1.30 and 3.45
*Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Jon Champion
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Andy Pycroft.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.

: The Week in Westminster

A review of, and comment on, the political week by Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times. Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Robert Shrimsley
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: 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

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world Of personal finance. Producer Marcia Hughes Money Know How with Alison Mitchell : page 37


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Marcia Hughes
Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game. Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined atSutton Coldfield Further Education College by Sir Norman Fowler MP and SirJonathon Porritt. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler

: 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 forgotten people and asks why they have been so neglected. 4: William Godwin , social philosopher, was one of the most radical thinkers England has produced. A supporter of the American War of Independence and the French Revolution, opponent of organised government and national education and a firm believer in the perfectibility of the human race, he has been described as the founding father of British anarchism. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Joe Farrell
Unknown: William Godwin
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Saturday Play: Good Queen Bess and the Dastardly D

By George MacDonald Fraser. It is 1599, and unless a compromising letter can be recovered, Elizabeth's reputation as the Virgin Queen will be in tatters. Time to call in Phoebe Fosdyke, secret agent.


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser.
Unknown: Phoebe Fosdyke
Queen: Vivienne Dixon
Robert: Crawford Logan
Phoebe: Katherine Igoe
Director: Patrick Rayner
Don: Mark McDonnell
Walter: James Bryce
Tracy: Julie Austin

: 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. With Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents a weekly guide to the film world. This week he talks to Ewan MacGregor about his new film and tells the story of the early relationship between James Joyce and his lover Nora Barnacle. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Ewan MacGregor
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Nora Barnacle.
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with a mix of conversation, Comedy and music. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss Martin Amis 's long-awaited biography, Experience. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Martin Amis
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Colloquies

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life. 3: Virus Checking. He tries to find a solution for his friend's hypochondria. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: Test Match Special Report

News and views of the third day's play in the First Cornhill Test at Lord's.

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best English language radio programmes from around the world. Tuning into crime coverage on the airwaves, she eavesdrops on a Hollywood star and talks to a Lord Haw-Haw from Budapest. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Classic Serial: Confessions of a JustifiedSinner

The conclusion of Don Taylor 's three-part dramatisation of the novel by James Hogg. Gil-Martin's influence over Robert increases, and Robert finds himself cast out by all levels of society. He gradually comes to realise the terrifying truth of who, orwhat, Gil-Martin is. But is ittoo late? With Edward Petherbridge , Cal
Macaninch and Paul Higgins. Repeated from Sunday


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

: The Reith Lectures: Respect for the Earth

In a special programme recorded at Highgrove, the Prince of Wales presents his views on sustainable development. The distinguished individuals who have delivered their lectures over the past five weeks will also be present to listen and to discuss how their theories can be made to work in practice. James Naughtie presents and chairs the discussion.
(Repeated from Wednesday)
The lectures are published on: [web address removed]


Presenter/Chairman: James Naughtie
Lecturer: HRH the Prince of Wales

: The Right Note

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


Talks: Mary Allen

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney anticipates the colour and fragrance of the Chelsea Flower Show with a selection of listeners' requests on the theme of gardening. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Five Women

Five short stories by women writers . 4: The Drawing
Room by Clare Girvan, read by Amanda Root. Lucy loves to visit the Talbot family at their house,
Fairwinds. They are very different from her own parents, who are always arguing. But no one would understand Lucy's visits, because, after all,
Fairwinds is Only a doll's house. Producer Sara Benaim


Stories By: Women Writers
Read By: Amanda Root.
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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