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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge presents more stories and characters from the British countryside.
Producer Alasdair Cross.


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another of his wry looks at the 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 lipm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel programme featuring 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

: Much Ado about Dinner

Gregor wants to impress his new girlfriend with a wonderful meal, but he needs some help. Anna McNamee enlists the talents of Nigella Lawson and Nigel Bardin to come up with a fail-safe dinner destined for romantic success. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Anna McNamee
Unknown: Nigella Lawson
Unknown: Nigel Bardin
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Oakley Report

Robin Oakley examines the prospects forthe Liberal Democrats following their party
Conference. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: 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 oftheir money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe
Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel programme. With Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at the Science Museum in London by panellists including Charles Kennedy , Leader of the Liberal
Democrats; Janet Street-Porter , editor of the Independent on Sunday; and Lord Waldegrave. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions ? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Organic Roots: the Surprising History of Organic Farming: 1: Soil and Health

A two-part investigation into the origins of the organic movement, written by historian
Philip Conford and presented by Simon Parkes.
The organic movement can be traced back over 100 years when concerns were first raised about the dangers of using newly-discovered artificial chemical fertilisers. Later in the twenties and thirties when British farming fell into decay, the health of Britons sharply declined and organic farming was seen as a way of revitalising both the population and the countryside. Then for many years the organic movement made little impact until the environmental movement took off in the sixties. Now after the BSE crisis, organic food is in virtually every supermarket.


Writer: Philip Conford
Presenter: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Martin Weitz

: The Saturday Play: Green Fingers

By Kevin Wong. When Lucy inherits her grandfather's allotment, her knowledge of all things horticultural fits on the bottom of a flower pot. But before long she is treating chrysanthemums and marrows with tender loving care and she can tell a hydrangea from a hosta.
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Kevin Wong.
Director: Tracey Neale
Lucy: Jane Hazelgrove
Roy: Roy Hudd
Gordon: Jason Done
Malcolm/Ernest: David Holt
Albert: Stephen Thome
Robert: Christopher Scott
Quentin: Gavin Muir

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jenni Murray.
Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


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 with the weekly guide to the film world, including AntoniaQuirke's profile of Hollywood dreamboat Paul Newman. Plus John Huntley takes a look at child stars of the past. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Paul Newman.
Unknown: John Huntley
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

Before his death, Ted Hughes bequeathed his final play to Barrie Rutter at Northern Broadsides in Halifax. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on the world premiere of Alcestis, as well as Apocalypse, the f ol low-up to Sensation at the Royal Academy. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: From the Badlands and Beyond

Gail Robinson explores the lives of Native Americans today.
2: The Metis were once known as "half-breeds" - the product of early French or British settlers and local Native women. Once they were the greatest of buffalo hunters, but Robinson meets them serving buffalo burgers at the Saskatoon Folk Fest. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gail Robinson

: Going for Bronze

Ian MacMillan looks back to the generation of university students who came to higher education on the egalitarian tide ofthe postwar years, the first wave in what was to become a flood as the century admitted more and more to the privilege of the university experience. Producer AlastairWilson


Unknown: Ian MacMillan

: Classic Serial: Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe 's classic tale, dramatised by Stephan Sheridan. Auguste Dupin is called in when the Paris police are unable to solve the murders of a mother and her daughter.
With Tom Bevan , Brian Parr , John Evitts and Jean Trend. Pianist Mike Sykes. Director David Blount (R)


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Dramatised By: Stephan Sheridan.
Auguste Dupin: Malcolm Tiemey
Roget: Mark Bonar
Inspector Jourdain: David Timson
Prefect of Police: Peter Ellis
Helene: Tracey Wiles
Madame L'Espanaye: Jean Trend
Adolfe: Tom Bevan
Jacque: Brian Parr
Moreau: John Evitts
Pianist: Mike Sykes.
Director: David Blount

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern.3: The Generation Game. Should age discrimination be outlawed? With commissioners Yasmin Alibhai-Brown , Sir Herman Ousley and Kate Barker. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Unknown: Sir Herman Ousley
Unknown: Kate Barker.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney braves snow, wind and rain to bring you poems about Britain's favourite subject-the weather. Readers Alice Arnold , Alan Howard ,
Tim Piggot-Smith and Maggie Steed. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Alice Arnold
Readers: Alan Howard
Readers: Tim Piggot-Smith
Readers: Maggie Steed.

: News

: The Late Story: It Was a Dark andAM Stormy Night....

Five stories beginning with one of English literature's most celebrated - or notorious-opening lines. 4: Islanders by Shirley Hughes , read by Vivienne Dixon. Four children find themselves trapped on a small island where the traffic never ceases. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Unknown: Shirley Hughes
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.
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.

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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