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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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 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 Dilly Barlow. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: 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

: Peter Jones - a Celebration

A hitchhiker's guide to Peter Jones , as Douglas Adams presents a retrospective of the much-loved comedy writer and performer's work on radio and television. With contributions from Nicholas Parsons, Stephen Fry, Barry Cryer and Miriam Karlin. Producer Claire Jones (R)


Presenter: Douglas Adams
Contributor: Nicholas Parsons
Contributor: Stephen Fry
Contributor: Barry Cryer
Contributor: Miriam Karlin
Producer: Claire Jones

: Talking Politics

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


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
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

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice forthose trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Money Know How: page 33


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

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


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Andy Hurst
Unknown: Mitch Benn.

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. 4: "If people cannot give up tobacco voluntarily, smoking should be controlled and confined by law". 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.

: Enfield Pedals After Byr

Edward Enfield takes his trusty bicycle to follow Lord Byron's 1809 route through Greece. On his way he learns about the history of the region and experiences the glory of a countryside which inspired Byron so much as he wrote Childe Harold. 1: Preveza to Salaghora. In which Edward learns about the rule of Ali Pasha and discovers the glory Of the SuliOt people. Producer Mary Price Programme of the week: page 103


Unknown: Edward Enfield
Unknown: Childe Harold.

: The Saturday Play: The Red House Mystery

By AA Milne, dramatised by Sue Rodwell. A country house party turns into a murder trail for amateur sleuth Antony Gillingham and his willing Watson, Bill Beverley , as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of their host. Director Sara Davies


Dramatised By: Sue Rodwell.
Unknown: Antony Gillingham
Unknown: Bill Beverley
Director: Sara Davies
Antony Gillingham: Alex Jennings
Philip Cayley: John Tetter
Bill Beverley: Jonathan Firth
Lady Sarah Redhead: Sarah Lawson
Mark: Christian Rodska
Robert Ablett: Christian Rodska
Ruth Norris: Jenny Coverack
Philip Cayley: John Tener
Inspector Birch: David Lloyd
Elsie: Nicole Arumugam
Angela Norbury: Nicole Arumugam
Mrs Stevens: Angela Newmarch
Mrs Norbury: Angela Newmarch

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
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

This week Andrew Collins talks to actress Emily Watson and explores the Lancashire village which was changed for ever when it was chosen as the location forthe classic British film Whistle Down the Wind. Producer Nicki Paxman The Reel Story behind: page 46


Talks: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Emily Watson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: 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

As the Royal Shakespeare Company continues its series on the History plays, Tim Marlow and guests give their verdicts on Henry Vin Stratford. Plus more gangster trouble with Brad Pitt and Vinnie Jones in Snatch, Guy Ritchie 's follow-up to the hugely successful Lock, Stock....


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Henry Vin Stratford.
Unknown: Brad Pitt
Unknown: Vinnie Jones
Unknown: Guy Ritchie

: Test Match Special Report

A look at the third day of the Fifth Test at the Oval.

: Whispering to the Womb

Three women cast their minds backto the anxious months of pregnancy. 2: Novelist Kate O'Riordan remembers how everything went to plan - until she realised how entirely unprepared she was for the whole experience. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kate O'Riordan

: Never So Few

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Anthony Schaeffer looks back to 1940, when Britain was threatened with invasion by the German army. Howdid the nation resist the Luftwaffe when it was so unprepared?
Producer Anthony Schaeffer. Repeated Monday 11am


Unknown: Anthony Schaeffer
Producer: Anthony Schaeffer.

: Classic Serial: As I Walked Out OneMidsummer Morning

By Laurie Lee. A special adaptation of Lee's celebrated journey from his Cotswold home to southern Spain in the mid-thirties. with Ian Brooker , Alison Carney , Sean Connolly , Janet Dale , Kim Durham , Oliver Jackman , loan Meredith, Sunny Ormonde, Kerry Page and Amy Shindler. Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Laurie Lee.
Unknown: Ian Brooker
Unknown: Alison Carney
Unknown: Sean Connolly
Unknown: Janet Dale
Unknown: Kim Durham
Unknown: Oliver Jackman
Unknown: Amy Shindler.
Director: Peter Leslie
Laurie Lee: Jonathan Keeble

: Them and Us

Diana Madill concludes a series of lively debates about the important issues of the day. 4: "The UK needs more immigration."
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] orto disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of 10 pence Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: Brain of Britain

Chaired by Robert Robinson. First round - London and the South of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces listeners' requests, including poems by Betjeman, ee cummings,
Marvell and GK Chesterton. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Gk Chesterton.

: News

: The Late Story: "It Was a Dark andStormy Night...."

The Chimes by Ronald Frame. Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Unknown: Ronald Frame.
Read By: Edith MacArthur.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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