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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: 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 Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

Roger McGough takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Jacqueline Smith. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

: Excess Baggage

ArthurSmith presents the travel programme. This week Fiona Shaw gets under the skin of Cork, and author Ian Gibson gives a personal view of Granada.
Producer Sara Jane Hall. E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]
Rambling sites - Webwatch: page 41


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ian Gibson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guide

In a six-part series, Tony Hawks tests the guide books that claim to help us navigate our way around our holidays. 1: This week he goes in search of that very British creation, the tea-room. And he discovers that such is the power of these places in our imaginations, even the people writing about them find it necessaryto adopt a suitably Miss Marples-like disguise in orderto establish real tea-room credibility. ProducerPaul Dodgson

: Benson and Hedges Cup

First Semi-Final
Commentary on the game to decide the first Lord's finalist of the season. Including News at 2.20. Approximate times

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the New Statesman takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: 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

Alison Mitchell presents the very latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice forthosetryingto make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game. With Linda Smith , Francis Wheen , Phill JupitUS and John O'Farrell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: John O'Farrell.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from St Cyprian's Church, Liverpool, by panellists including the Bishop of Liverpool; Marco Goldschmied , president of the Royal Institute of Architects; and Peter Kilfoyle MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Marco Goldschmied
Unknown: Peter Kilfoyle

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Missing Persons

Joe Farrell examines the stories of six great but forgotten people and asks why they have been so neglected.
5: Catherine Booth. In her day she was a famous preacher and campaigner, and was mourned by thousands on her early death in 1890 - hers was the third largest funeral in Victorian England. However, since her death, she has been overshadowed by the reputation of her longer-living husband William, who has also been given most of the credit for the founding of their great social and religious movement-the Salvation Army. She was also one of the first campaigners against the sexual abuse of children and worked towards changing society's attitude towards prostitution. Joe Farrell talks to Roy Hattersley , Patricia Hollis , some of Booth's descendants and members of today's Salvation Army about this remarkable woman. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Joe Farrell
Talks: Joe Farrell
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patricia Hollis
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: The Saturday Play: A Far Cry fromKensington

By Muriel Spark , dramatised by Jennifer Phillips. A witty slice of fifties London is evoked by the eccentric and engaging occupants of a rooming-house near South Kensington station and the charming gentlemen and ladies of the shabby but genteel world of publishing. Director Viv Beeby


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Dramatised By: Jennifer Phillips.
Director: Viv Beeby
MrsHawkins: Cella Imrle
Milly: Sorcha Cusack
Martin: Bill Wallis
Wanda: Joanna Kanska
Isobel: Lisa Coleman
William: Mark Straker
Hector: Phillip Manlkum
Ian: Ric Jerrom
Abigail: Susie Brann
Emma: Elizabeth Morgan
Greta: Kim Hicks
Kate: Sally Cookson

: 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 presents a weekly guide to the films at the cinema, on video and on television. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events, including the National Theatre's production of Albert Speer ,
David Edgar 's new play based on Gitta Sereny 's book, directed by Trevor Nunn. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Albert Speer
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Gitta Sereny
Directed By: Trevor Nunn.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Colloquies

The last of the series in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life.In Defence of Poetry and Funerals. This week he extols the sensuous and acoustic pleasures Of poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: The Archive Hour: Metropolis

Novelist Paul Bailey takes an autobiographical journey through the BBC sound archive in celebration of London as documented by the microphone from 1930 onwards. He recalls aspects of the city that have disappeared for ever, such as horse traffic, and considers how the radio has represented the average Londoner. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Paul Bailey
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Classic Serial: The Song of Hiawatha

By Henry Wordsworth Longfellow , abridged by Tom Holland. Timothy Westtellsthe legendary story of Native American hero Hiawatha. Repeated from Sunday 3pm


Unknown: Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
Abridged By: Tom Holland.
Abridged By: Timothy Westtellsthe

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Right Note

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


Talks: Mary Allen

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poetry requests. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Five Women

The last of five short stories by women writers.
B/oodSugarby Charlotte Mendelson , read by Emma Relding. A tale of misplaced love and new-found cookery Skills. Producer Sara Benaim (R)


Unknown: Charlotte Mendelson
Read By: Emma Relding.
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.

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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