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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: 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 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 's wry look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Repeated Monday 11pm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme of travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Eleanor Garland
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage
E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: (or until close of play) NatWest Trophy

First Semi-Flnal
Commentary on the game to decide the first of the Lord's finalists. Including News at 2.20.

: The Liquid Compani

Andrew Jefford continues his exploration of the world of drink, this week examiningthe future of independenttraders and off-licences. He investigates the tricks of the trade used by supermarkets to dominate the drinks industry and discovers the potential of buying wine on the web. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald presents the political discussion series which aims to sharpen the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: 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

Who Cares?How does one cope with the potential costs of long-term care? Lesley Curwen and 76-year-old Mary Cooper investigate whether government plans will ease this financial worry. producer Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Unknown: Mary Cooper
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present topical sketches and stand-up comedy. With Bert and George, Emma Clarke and humorous songs from Mitch Benn. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Mitch Benn.

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. 1: "Winning elections is now more important than any political philosophy." To vote YES PHONE: [number removed] To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN until 2.30pm Maximum call cost lOp. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback: [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. Producer Nick Utechin. E-MAIL: mail@testbed.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Charabanc

The day tri p by charabanc was once the only holiday many working people could take. Anna Pavord shares the memories of a group of pensioners in landlocked Oxfordshire about the journey and the seaside. Besides nostalgia for paddling in the sea and fish and chips on the beach, comes the story of Jack Brown who, at over 80, recalls his harsh working life and his almost apocalyptic rediscovery of the world through his annual trip to the seaside. Music Chris Isaac. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Unknown: Jack Brown
Music: Chris Isaac.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The Saturday Play: The Perfume of the Lady in Black

A murder mystery by Gaston Leroux, dramatised by Stephen Sheridan.
The most dangerous man in France is finally laid to rest. But who is the mysterious woman at his graveside?


Author: Gaston Leroux
Dramatised by: Stephen Sheridan
Director: David Blount
Rouletabille: Nicholas Boulton
Sainclair: Charles Simpson
Larson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mathilde: Suzanna Hamilton
[Actor]: Alastair Danson
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actor]: David Timson
[Actor]: Alison Pettitt

: 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

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, this week investigating the phenomenon of XMen, the film that has broken box-office records in America. 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 William Friedkin 's latest film Rules of Engagementcomes underthe spotlight, and Jane Asher heads the cast in House/Garden, a simultaneous double bill of Ayckbourn in two theatres at the National. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: William Friedkin
Unknown: Jane Asher
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Illusion of Information

The last in the series of talks in which leading documentary-maker Roger Graef explores the dreams and dangers of working in the new media world. This week he looks at the implications of the digital age for him as a film-maker. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger Graef

: The Archive Hour: The Paris Files

Jon Sopel explores the contents of the files in the BBC's Paris bureau, revisiting postwar celebrations and retribution and the trial of Marshall Petain , who was found guilty of betraying his country to the Nazis. He also looks at historic material from France's crisis over Algeria, the Paris riots of 1968, and the development of Concorde and the Channel Tunnel . Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Marshall Petain
Unknown: Channel Tunnel
Producer: Tony Grant

: Classic Serial: Room at the Top: 1

By John Braine, dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown.
A postwar classic about Joe Lampton's ruthless fight out of the backstreets of Northern England and the two women he must choose between to find room at the top. With David Threlfall, Diana Quick and Sarah Parish. (Repeated from Sunday)


Author: John Braine
Dramatised by: Gary Brown
Joe Lampton: David Threlfall
[Actress]: Diana Quick
[Actress]: Sarah Parish

: Them and Us

Diana Madill returns with a four-part series of lively debates about the important issues of the day. 1: "Joining the euro would be bad for British industry. " This week she leaves behind the political spin of Westminster and takes the debate about the single currencyto the people of Coventry. Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or to disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of 10 pence Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - Home Counties. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents your poetry requests.
Andrew Sachs , Joanna David , Jamie Glover and Stewart Clapp read poems on the theme of war and peace and a selection of favourites by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Stewart Clapp
Unknown: Alfred Lord Tennyson.

: News

: The Late Story:

Miss Joyce and Bobcat by EA Markham. A story of courtship between a retired nurse, who has finally returned home from abroad, and Bobcat the builder, whose powerful male presence disturbs herto distraction. Read by Claire Benedict. Producer Melanie Harris (R)


Read By: Claire Benedict.
Producer: Melanie Harris

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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