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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Andrew Jones.


Unknown: Andrew Jones.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the Western Isles.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.50 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: 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/radio4/hometruths Repeated Monday llpm


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

: How to Be President

In the run-up to this year's American presidential election, this new four-part series takes a wry look back at past election battles, accompanied by the music of the time.
1: 1960. Gayle Hunnicutt investigates the reasons why the rich and handsome Senator Jack Kennedy defeated the incumbent Vice-President Nixon. This was the first television election.
Almost halfthe population watched the first ever TV debate between candidates. Kennedy strolled to victory, not so much because of what he said, but primarily because of how he looked. Nixon had been ill and, choosing not to wear make-up, he looked it. Come election day, Kennedy won the narrowest victory in modern times. Producer Chris Bond


Unknown: Gayle Hunnicutt
Unknown: Jack Kennedy
Producer: Chris Bond

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewellpresentsthe political discussion series which aims to sharpen the focus on Current ideas and events. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Dennis Sewellpresentsthe
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: 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. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Rebecca Front and guests. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined at Cranleigh School in Surrey by Yvette Cooper MP, Frank Furedi , former
Chancellor ofthe Exchequer Norman Lamont and Professor Steven Rose. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Yvette Cooper
Unknown: Frank Furedi
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Nick Clarke 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: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Century Speaks

Corin Redgrave presents a series drawing on the BBC's remarkable oral history ofthe 20th-century. 2: House and Home. This was a century in which the majority of the population's living conditions changed dramatically, though for some the spectre of homelessness had still not been eradicated as the century came to a close. Members of Britain's black and Asian communities talk about the over-crowded conditions that they tolerated when they first arrived in the UK and ofthe general improvements that have occurred overthe last 30 years. The programme also looks at the pros and cons of home ownership- including repossession, negative equity and homelessness. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


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

: The Saturday Play: Cherries Hung with Snow

by Ronnie Smith.
1958. Fulham, southwest London. It has been over five years since Tommie was demobbed after national service. Now he has come back in search of some familiar faces.
A poignant comedy, interspersed with the music of over 40 years ago.


Writer: Ronnie Smith
Director: Enyd Williams
Older Tommie: George Cole
YoungTommie: David Thorpe
Lil: Becky Hlndley
Duckett: John Hartley
Doreen: Deborah Berlin
Mrs Letts: Kate Williams
Hank/Slobbo: Matt Podmore

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the 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 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 and talks to author Peter Cowie about the diaries of Francis Ford Coppola written during the making of Apocalypse Now. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Peter Cowie
Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola

: 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 House of Mirth,
Terence Davies 's new film adaptation of the novel by Edith Wharton ; and the work of octogenarian Terry Frost at the Royal Academy. Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Terence Davies
Novel By: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Terry Frost
Unknown: Jerome Weatherald

: The Happiness Lectures

Four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness. 2: Lord MacKayofClashfern
Mathematician and former Lord Chancellor Lord
MacKay ponders how a sense of place and limited ambition can contribute to a feeling of wellbeing. Repeated from Sunday

: Archive Hour: Buchan to Bond

I When John Buchan completed his novel The
Thirty-Nine Steps in 1915, he set in motion the British 20th-century love affair with secret agents, gentlemen heroes, cads and bounders. Nigel Fountain looks back at a peculiarly British type of thrillerthat fared especially well on radio, television and in the cinema. Producer Bob Dickinson
Programme of the Week: page 129


Unknown: John Buchan
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: His Natural Life

By Marcus Clarke , dramatised in three parts by Joe Dunlop. The epic story of a man falsely accused of murder and sentenced to be transported to Van Diemen 's land. 1: The Sea Voyage with Matthew Morgan. Gavin Muir , Joe Dunlop and Richenda Carey Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Marcus Clarke
Unknown: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: Van Diemen
Unknown: Matthew Morgan.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Richenda Carey
Rufus: Owen Teale
Maurice: Nicholas Boulton
Capt Vickers: Terence Edmond
Mrs Vickers: Sarah Badel
Capt Blunt: Douglas Uvingstone
Sarah: Monica Dolan
MrPine: Norman Rodway
John: Peter Acre
Gabbett: Struan Rodger

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern. 6: Losing Faith in Science. What can be done to rebuild the recently waning trust between Scientists and the public? Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents scenes from the city, both real and imagined. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Histories of Nothing

Five short stories from the margins of history - a work-in-progress by Emma Donoghue.
2. The Lost Seed. In the middle of the 17th century in the new colony of Cape Cod, Richard Berry reflects on the hardships and temptations of a settler's life. Reader James Wilby. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Emma Donoghue.
Unknown: Richard Berry
Reader: James Wilby.
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.

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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