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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fidelma Meehan.


Unknown: Fidelma Meehan.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Fisher.


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a 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/rarJio4/hometruths


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme, full of the best travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. And Loyd Grossman goes in search of the original pizza margherita in Naples. Producer Vibeke Venema
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage
E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides

The last of the series in which Tony Hawks tests guide books that claim to help us navigate our way around our holidays. This week he goes in search of romantic Paris with the help of residents who have fallen in love there, and he looks at an invaluable guide which tells him where in the city he should kiss. Producer Lucy Willmore


Producer: Lucy Willmore

: The Week in Westminster

Roobert Shrimsley presents a review of the political week. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Roobert Shrimsley
Editor: Vicky Taylor

: est Match Special

(or until close of play) England v West Indies
Commentary on the third day's play in the Second Cornhill Test at Lord's. With Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert comment from Viv Richards, Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey.
Reports by Eleanor Oldroyd. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at 1.15 and 3.45 News and at 1.18* A View from the Boundary. *Approximate times

: 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 and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Phil Cornwell and Kevin Connelly star in the impressionist show. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Kevin Connelly

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Fringe theatre in Llangollen, Denbighshire, by Jocelyn Davies , Plaid Cymru, Nigel Evans MP, documentary film-maker Linda McDougall and Rhodri Morgan MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jocelyn Davies
Unknown: Nigel Evans
Unknown: Linda McDougall

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's edition of Any QueStions?Prulucer Lisa Jenkinson. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Unknown: Prulucer Lisa Jenkinson.

: Whatever Happened to ... FloraMacDonald?

She was known as the saviour of Bonnie Prince Charlie and immortalised in Scottish history, folklore and song. A tale of riches, poverty and revolution across continents. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Bonnie Prince
Producer: Amber Dawson

: The Saturday Play: The Secret Summer ofDaniel Lyons

By Roy Apps. I n the exciting early days of the British film industry, Tom dreams of a career in films when he leaves school. However, his strict Methodist parents strongly disapprove. Music Mikes Sykes. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Roy Apps.
Music: Mikes Sykes.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Tom: Nick Robinson
Tom (elder): Robert Glenister
Laura: Sophie Carlton
Barnaby: David Collings
MrsJupe: Jenny Funnell
MrJupe: Brian Parr
Adelaide: Maggie McCarthy
Jarrett: Peter Gunn
Rev Comfort: Philip Barnes
Snook: Ian Masters
Joe: Tom Bevan
Ernest: Johnathan Nell

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented byJenni 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 the film programme, including a profile of Tom Cruise - now the world's highest-paid actor - on the eve of the release of Mission: Impossible 2. Producer Matthew Dodd The Reel Story behind ... : page 53


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests give the verdict on Down Under, Bill Bryson's new book about the antipodes (serialised on Radio 4 Mon-Fri FM 9.45am this week), and review Helen Mirren's performance in the stage production of Tennessee Williams's Orpheus Descending at the Donmar Warehouse. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Bill Bryson
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Test Match Special Report

News and views from Lord's on the third day of the Second Cornhill Test.


Unknown: Conan Doyle

: Maps for the Future

The last the series celebrating speeches of inspiration and entertainment from graduation ceremonies. Internationally famous for his cartoon creation Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau shares his thoughts on political correctness with graduates from Yale University on receipt of his honorary degree. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Garry Trudeau

: Do What You Like with Him - the Unreal Life of Sherlock Holmes

He has fought Jack the Ripper and the Loch Ness Monster and been renamed Potluck Bones and Sherbet Cones. In the 100 years since his creation, Sherlock Holmes has been the subject of thousands of pastiches and parodies. Nick Utechin picks his way through the stories which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never wrote. Producer Ian Docherty
Programme of the Week: page 111


Presenter: Nick Utechin
Producer: Ian Docherty

: Classic Serial: Crime and Punishment

The conclusion of Fyodor Dostoyevsky 's romantic thriller about guilt and redemption, dramatised by Mike Walker. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from
David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.

: Cathedral City

Petroc Trelawny explores music making, past and present, sacred and secular, in six British cities. 3: St David 's. A short walk around the country's smallest city becomes a longjourney for Trelawny through the history of Welsh music. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: St David

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney makes a selection of your favourite poems about animals. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Latin Shorts

Taxi Driver minus Robert De Niro by Fernando Ampuero , read by Stephen Tompkinson. A taxi driver desperate to make some extra money is introduced to the bizarre trade of selling drunks to the highest bidder. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Fernando Ampuero
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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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