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: World News

: prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with a tour of the British countryside. Producer Adrian Holloway.


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

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


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

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday 11pm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme, with travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. This week Kate Grenville and Ian Jack talk about the changing culture of Australia, Susy Atkins embarks on a bush tucker tour and travel writer Dilly Barlow reports from Carcassonne. Producer Eleanor Garland
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage
E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Kate Grenville
Unknown: Ian Jack
Unknown: Susy Atkins
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: The Liquid Companion

Andrew Jefford continues his exploration of the world of drink, this week examiningthe benefits and pitfalls Of buying fine Wines. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play)
England v West Indies
Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Cornhill Test at Old Trafford by Jonathan Agnew, Tony Cozier, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Donna Symmonds. Expert comment from
Graham Gooch, Sir Viv Richards and Mike Selvey. ScorerBill Frindall. IncludingAViewfromthe
Boundary at 1.18 and News at 1.15 and 3.45. '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

: Inside Money: Out of Reach

Ron Strank's partner of 40 years is not entitled to his pension because they are not married. Presenter Lesley Curwen investigates why couples who live together are losing out. (Repeated Monday 3pm)


Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Penny Haslam

: 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?

From St Mary's University College, Belfast, chairman Nick Clarke is joined by panellists including former BBC political editor John Cole and Terry Waite. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: John Cole
Editor: Terry Waite.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

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


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: in Quest of Joseph Emidy

Joseph Antonio Emidy was an African slave who became a violinist in the opera orchestra in Lisbon. Enslaved again by the British Navy, he fought in the Napoleonic Wars until put ashore in Falmouth where he became a successful composer. Playwright Nick Darke pieces together his remarkable story. With contributions from historian Richard McGrady , composer Tunde Jegede , slavery expert Nancy Naro and the descendants of Emidy. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Joseph Antonio Emidy
Unknown: Nick Darke
Unknown: Richard McGrady
Unknown: Tunde Jegede
Unknown: Nancy Naro

: The Saturday Play: Losing Rosalind

I By Ellen Dryden. When Edmund decides to bring all the friends and lovers of his youth together for an early retirement party, he has no idea how j dangerous it might be. How will his three wives cope when they meet each other? How will his son react? And can the romantic memories of his twenties survive now that he is in his fifties? Original music composed and conducted by Adam Cork Director Don Taylor


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.
Conducted By: Adam Cork
Director: Don Taylor
Edmund: Michael Pennington
Kate: Eleanor Bron
Juliet: Joanne Pearce
Peter: Barry Foster
Sylvia: Elizabeth Bell
Bea: Auriol Smith
Charlie: David Weston
Adam: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Cressida: Victoria Woodward

: 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 Branwen Jeffreys.


Presented By: Branwen Jeffreys.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the film programme, including a look back at the films of Abbot and Costello. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 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

This week, a look at The Colour of Paradise, a powerful new Iranian film which has received the first-ever Oscar nomination for the country. Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: 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. 2: Ethics and the media - can the audience still trust digital journalists? Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger Graef

: Test Match Special Report

L W only
A look back over the third day of the Third Test at Old Trafford.

: The Archive Hour: the Queen Mother's Radio Days

To mark the Queen Mother's 100th birthday and a century of radio, Sue MacGregor presents a selection of memorable moments from the radio archives. Featuring news stories, music and royal occasions from the last 100 years. Producer Ubby Cross


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Classic Serial: Torquemada

By Benito Perez Galdos , dramatised by John Clifford. Torquemada is named afterthe Grand
Inquisitor by those he brutally exploits. His story is one of evolution in reverse. There is absolute corruption in which love of money first isolates him before destroying the one thing that has any meaning in his life. With Ronald Pickup and Gerard Murphy. Part2 Of 2. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Benito Perez Galdos
Dramatised By: John Clifford.
Dramatised By: Gerard Murphy.

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: Chaos Theory

Chris Maslanka discovers how composers through the ages - from Bach to the present day - have been fascinated by the relationship between things musical and things mathematical. (R)


Presenter: Chris Maslanka
Producer: David Gallagher
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation presented by Christopher Cook , whose guests Gillian Clarke and Christopher Reid discuss writing for children. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Christopher Reid

: News

: The Late Story: Power Lines: Waiting for Perestroika

by Gee Williams, read by Siw Hughes. The last of five stories on aspects of power. The patrons of a mobile library fight for paperback romances. But for one man the power of words is a matter of life and death. (R)


Author: Gee Williams
Reader: Siw Hughes
Director: Jane Dauncey

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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