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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pat Jones.


Unknown: Pat Jones.

: Leisure Update

EditorChris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Charlotte Smith explores Anglesey.
Producer Adrian Holloway.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at some of the foibles of family life.
Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radic4/hometruths Repeated Monday 11pm


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

When Prince Edward married Sophie Rhys-Jones last year, the Queen queued in line alongwith everybody else for a scotch egg and a pork pie. The buffet has become fashionable once more.
Anna McNamee assists Chris, Jo and Lisa who need help with a surprise 40th birthday buffet. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Sophie Rhys-Jones
Unknown: Anna McNamee
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Oakley Report

Robin Oakley examines the prospects for the Conservatives 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 for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week from The Winter Gardens in Bournemouth to mark the Conservative Party Conference. With Jeremy Hardy and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the New School, West Heath in Sevenoaks, Kent, by Paul Boateng , Home Office minister;
Menzies Campbell , Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman; barrister Imran Khan and Anne Widdecombe , shadow Home Secretary. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Menzies Campbell
Unknown: Imran Khan
Unknown: Anne Widdecombe

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes 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 Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Century Speaks

Corin Redgrave introduces the BBC's critically acclaimed oral history project. It formed a main part of the BBC's millennium celebrations on BBC local radio and has been specially adapted for rebroadcast on Radio 4 in an eight-part series.
An account of the 20ttvcentury experience told by the people who lived it. This is the spoken testimony, the story of what it was to be alive during the century that has passed. These are the fascinating insights and personal recollections of people of all ages and from all walks of life. The programme used the recordings collected in the biggest project of its kind ever mounted in Europe. 1: Where We Live - the Landscape and the Townscape. Graphic accounts of changes to our towns, cities and countryside. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
Programme of the Week: page 137


Introduces: Corin Redgrave
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: The Saturday Play: Hotel Europa

A psychological thriller by John Dryden about Eastern European refugees working in a London tourist hotel. Kate, an Australian receptionist saving up to travel again, gets drawn into what she thinks is a harmless scam for providing jobs to illegal immigrants. But she soon discovers something deeply shocking going on within the confines of the hotel. It could be too late to escape.


Writer/Director: John Dryden
Kate: Kerry Fox
Serge: Rad Lazar
Latif: Roshan Seth
Laila: Daisy Beaumont
Hickes: Adam Meggido
Samir: Michael Mellinger
Caesar: Mirko Sekull

: 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 presents the weekly guide to the film world, including a profile of Joan Plowright 's film career and the secret of This Is Spinal Tap's
SUCCeSS. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Joan Plowright

: 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

Tom Sutcliffe and guests look at the week's cultural events, including The Wilde Years; as the centenary of his death approaches, a new exhibition at the Barbican in London considers some of Oscar Wilde 's less well-known achievements. Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Jerome Weatherald

: The Happiness Lectures

Four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness. 1: Peter Ustinov. Author, actor and raconteur extraordinaire, Ustinov discovers happiness to be a tricky customer as well as a master Of disguise. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peter Ustinov.

: Archive Hour: It's a Crazy World

With the end of summer comes the end of the silly season for news programmes and the press nationwide. Peter White looks back at some of the bizarre silly season stories from years gone by. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Libby Cross

: Classic Serial: Esmond in India

The conclusion of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 's novel set in post-independence Delhi, dramatised in two parts by Nandita Ghose. Shakuntala has joined Esmond's tour of the Taj Mahal and Har Dayal 's dilemma over his daughter's proposed marriage deepens.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: Nandita Ghose.
Unknown: Har Dayal
Shakuntala: Nina Wadia
Har Dayal: Roshan Seth
Esmond: Simon Armstrong
RamNath: Nadim Sawalha
Gulab: Mina Anwar
Uma: Yasmin Sidhwa
I nd i ra: Sakuntala Ramanee
Madhuri: Jamila Massey
Lakshmi: Shireen Shah
Betty: Lesley Rooney
Amrit: Lyndam Gregory

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern.
5: Bored with the Ballot Box?With each election fewer of us botherto vote. Are we damaging our democracy? With commissioners Liz Forgan , Anatole Kaletsky and Anthony Smith. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Liz Forgan
Unknown: Anatole Kaletsky
Unknown: Anthony Smith.

: Brain of Britain

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poetry by WB Yeats and William Blake , featuring an interview and readings from theirgreatest living commentator, Kathleen Raine. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Introduces: William Blake
Commentator: Kathleen Raine.

: News

: The Late Story: Histories of Nothing

Five short stories from the margins of history- a work-in-progress by Emma Donoghue. 1. Figures of Speech. On a hot summer's day in 1632, Mary Stuart O'Donnell , Countess Tyrconnell, daughter of Rory the O'Donnell, sits down to write her last will and testament. Reader Frances Tomelty. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Emma Donoghue.
Unknown: Mary Stuart O'Donnell
Reader: Frances Tomelty.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

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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