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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel 's 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 series of travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. This morning's programme features an insider's guide to the Edinburgh Festival, as well as tips on how to get away from it all when those student productions get to be too much. 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

: The Liquid Companion

Andrew Jefford concludes his exploration ofthe world of drink. Cider is now big business, and trendy young drinkers are being targeted to carry this national drink into the future. But do the ciders we buy in pubs and supermarkets reflect well on our national treasure? Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: NatWest Trophy Final

Warwickshire Gloucestershire
Expert commentary on the final from Lords by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Donna Symmonds.
Jonathan Agnew - Sport: page 42


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Donna Symmonds.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Talking Politics

Sheena MacDonald presents the political discussion series which aims to sharpen the focus on current ideas and events. This week, in Edinburgh, the subject discussed is land reform. Producer Dennis Sewell Roland White 's radio review: page 45


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald
Producer: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Roland White

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. ProducerTony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Inside Money

Chasing the Charges. In the last ofthe series listener Patrick Pincombe puts the financial services industry underthe spotlight and asks whetherwe are paying too muchfortoo little investment. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Patrick Pincombe
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 Ben n. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Mitch Ben

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. 3: "Scientists should be told when to stop." 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.

: A Bite of the Apple

When Eve gave Adam the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, and Adam ate it, what had they done wrong? Zina Rohan asks what Jews, Christians and Muslims believe the story was about, and a number of high-profile religious experts join the discussion. Producer David Edmonds


Unknown: Zina Rohan
Producer: David Edmonds

: The Saturday Play: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Byrony Lavery witty, moving dramatisation of Kate Atkinson's 1995 Whitbread Award-winning first novel follows Ruby, the unloved youngest child of the chaotic Lennox family in York, as she traces her past and finally unlocks the terrible family secret that has blighted her childhood. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Director: Polly Thomas
Ruby: Katherine Dow Blyton
George: Cathy Sara
Patricia: Emma Ashton
Dr Hertzmark: Sunny Ormonde
Bunty: Malcolm Scates
Gillian: Andrina Carroll

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best ofthe week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis ofthe day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the film programme. This week, as Guy Ritchie tries to match the success of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels with hisfollow-upfilm Snatch, the programme looks at how other directors have followed up succesful debuts. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Guy Ritchie
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends until 6.30

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 discuss the week's cultural highlights.


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Whispering to the Womb

Three women cast their minds back to the anxious months of pregnancy when they tried to relate to the person who was developing inside them. 1: Novelist Liz Jensen remembers how she and her unborn child battled for control of her body. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Liz Jensen

: The Archive Hour: The Story of Michael X

Marcel Berlins tells the life story of Michael X, one of Britain's most controversial black figures. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Smita Patel

: Classic Serial: As I Lay Dying

ByWilliam Faulkner , dramatised by James Friel. Successive episodes in the death and burial of Addie Bundren are recounted by various members of her family circle, as they cart her coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, in order to bury her among her own people. With Lorelei King , Mary Ellen Ray and Bob Sherman. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Bywilliam Faulkner
Dramatised By: James Friel.
Unknown: Addie Bundren
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Mary Ellen Ray
Unknown: Bob Sherman.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents a series of lively debates aboutthe important issues ofthe day.
3: "Is charging for services in the NHS inevitable?" This week she asks how we can raise more money forthe NHS. Should patients pay L10 each time they see their GP? Should they be charged for hospital food? An audience at St Bart's Hospital in London debates the pros and cons.
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 puttheirown questionsto contestants. First round - London and the South
Of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Home Thoughts from Abroad. Laurie Lee , James Fenton , Paul Durcan and Charles Causley are among the poets featured in this week's programme, while Wendy Cope recalls poetry summer schools on the island of Skyros.
Presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: James Fenton
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Presented By: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Story: Pan-Caribbean

The last of three stories by leading Caribbean writers. Major Bonnett's Buccaneer Beach Party by John Gilmore , read by Kara Miller. An intriguing and dreamy reflection on the unsavoury brashness of life in the tourist trade, told by a young Barbadian woman. Producer Melanie Harris (R)


Unknown: John Gilmore
Read By: Kara Miller.
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.

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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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