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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: 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. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a 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: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

The programme of travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. This week Colin Dexter , creator of world-weary Inspector Morse , shows us around Oxford, while Jennifer Cox tells
Arthur Smith about the listeners' guide to Amsterdam.
Producer Vibeke Venema
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Inspector Morse
Unknown: Jennifer Cox
Unknown: Arthur Smith

: The Liquid Companion

Andrew Jefford continues his exploration of the world of drink, this week examining the future of the British pint. How do we keep this rich heritage alive and what difficult choices lie in store for British brewers? Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at Westminster. 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 Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

High Stakes. The Government wants us all to save for our old age. Lesley Curwen and listener Fiona Scott investigate the difficulties we face when we do not have much moneyto start with. Producer Penny Haslam. Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Unknown: Fiona Scott

: Dead Ringers

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


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire by Nicholas Coleridge , Germaine Greer , Roy Hattersley and John Redwood MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Nicholas Coleridge
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Roy Hattersley

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Nick Clarke takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's edition of Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Maharajah's Box

Christy Campbell investigates the last great mystery of the British Raj -the legacy of Duleep Singh , the boy Maharajah of the Punjab who lost his kingdom and the Koh-I-Noor diamond to Queen Victoria. Duleep was brought to Britain, converted to
Christianity and became a favourite of the Queen. For a while he lived the life of a London dandy and then a sporting gentleman. But, gradually, the enormity of his loss turned the Maharajah into a thorn in the side of the British governement and led him into a treasonable plot to join with Russian forces and drive the British from India. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Christy Campbell
Unknown: Duleep Singh
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Saturday Play: A Many Splendoured Thing

By Han Suyin, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
In 1949, Han Suyin , a Eurasian doctor, is working in Hong Kong. On mainland China, the Communist revolution is taking place and Hong Kong is overflowing with refugees. Suyin falls deeply in love with Mark Elliot, an English journalist. This semi-autobiographical story reveals a people living on the edge of change and uncertainty.
Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Han Suyin
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Unknown: Han Suyin
Unknown: Mark Elliot
Producer: Pauline Harris
Suyin: Sarah Lam
Mark: Nick Reding
Mei: Lin Yang
Maya: Lucy Sheen
Fiona: Sharon Mulrcroft
Suzanne: Melissa Sinden
Adeline: Ann Rye
Sen: Paul Courtney Hyu
James: Jim Posyer

: 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 the film programme, including a guide to the distinctive action style of producer Jerry Bruckheimer - the man behind the latest car chase thriller Gone in 60 Seconds. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
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 their verdict on The Perfect Storm, the film of a tragedy at sea, starring George Clooney and directed by Wolfgang Peterson. Plus a look at Arthur Miller's new play MrPeter's Connections at the Almeida Theatre. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: George Clooney
Directed By: Wolfgang Peterson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Illusion of Information

Three talks in which leading documentary-maker Roger Graef explores the dreams and dangers of working in the new media world. 1: What happens to local identity in an age of global media? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger Graef

: Dynamite!

It is 100 years since the inauguration of the Nobel Foundation -the legacy of Alfred Nobel , the Swedish inventor of dynamite. The explosives king left a fortune for the advancement of what has become the world's most sought-after award -the Nobel Prize. David Stenhouse reports from Stockholm. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Alfred Nobel
Unknown: David Stenhouse
Producer: Ian Docherty

: Classic Serial: Torquemada

By Benito Perez Gaidos , dramatised by John Clifford. Torquemada is named afterthe Grand
Inquisitor by those he brutally exploits. His story is one of evolution in reverse. In his state of absolute corruption, love of money first isolates him before destroying the one thing that has any meaning in his life. Part 1 of 2. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Benito Perez Gaidos
Dramatised By: John Clifford.
Torquemada: Ronald Pickup
Benito: Gerard Murphy
Bailon: Philip Voss
Ruffina: Tracey Wiles
Valentin: Jonathan Kitchens
Quevedito: Jonathan Taller
Doctor: Geoffrey Whltehead
Tia: Tina Gray
Isadora: Julie Legrand
Teacher: John Hartley

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on a moral issue arising from the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley ,
Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and Bruce Kent. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Bruce Kent.

: Sound Foundations

Valentine Cunningham tells how Fred Gaisberg became the most important figure in the early history of the music business. Recordings he made with Caruso in 1902 were the first bestsellers, and his travels around the world brought records to a huge new audience. Producer Martin Smith (R)


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Fred Gaisberg
Producer: Martin Smith

: Fine Lines

Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook , whose guests Elaine Feinstein and Jamie Mckendrick discuss the influences of Liverpool, Italy and translation on their work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Jamie McKendrick

: News

: The Late Story: Power-Lines

Meteorites by Tessa Hadley , read by Menna Trussler. The fourth of five stories on aspects of power. The power of passion beneath the surface of a suburban marriage. Director JaneDauncey(R)


Unknown: Tessa Hadley
Read By: Menna Trussler.

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.

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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.

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