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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard U ridge presents more stories and characters from the British countryside. Producer Adrian Holloway
Shortened 1.30pm


Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Today

With John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes anotherwry 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

The conclusion of a four-part series taking a wry look back at past American election battles. After the Gulf War, George Bush was probably the most popular president ever. He faced re-election in the following year, 1992, and victory should have been assured. His democratic opponent,
Bill Clinton , was accused ofwomanising, smoking dope and draft dodging. So why did Bush lose?
Could it have had something to do with the Texan billionaire Ross Perot , who stood as an independent and chose Crazy as his theme song? In the final weekend before this year's presidential election Greg Proops recalls the year that took Clinton to the White House, played out to a soundtrack of the great hits of the day. Producer Chris Bond


Unknown: George Bush
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Ross Perot
Unknown: Greg Proops
Producer: Chris Bond

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday reports from behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Jane Ashley

: 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 Chris A'Court
Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Linda Smith and guest panellists John O'Farrell and Robert Newman. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Robert Newman.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Eltham Palace, London, by panellists including Mo Mowlam MP and author Ben Okri. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Mo Mowlam
Unknown: Ben Okri.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes

: The Century Speaks: 5: Playtime

Corin Redgrave presents an eight-part series drawing on the BBC's remarkable oral history of the 20th century. The experiences, drawn from Europe's largest oral history archive, were collected throughout the BBC Regions during the last year of the century.

Exploring the relationships between society and leisure.


Presenter: Corin Redgrave
Producer: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Saturday Play: Stage Fright

By Gillian Linscott , dramatised by Michael Bakewell. The combination of a beautiful young suffragette sleuth, George Bernard Shaw and a very theatrical murder, prove more dramatic than even the great playwright could have foreseen. with David Thorpe , Terence Edmond , Suzanna Hamilton and Mark Holloway Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Gillian Linscott
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: David Thorpe
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Suzanna Hamilton
Unknown: Mark Holloway
Director: Enyd Williams
Nell: Susannah Corbett
George Bernard Shaw: Nigel Anthony
Bella: Connie Walker
Rose: Angela Sims
Charles: Andrew Wincott
Lady Dorothea: Mary Wimbush
Piggy: Tom George

: 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's weekly look at the film world features Pierce Brosnan on being Bond, and his role as Grey Owl in Richard Attenborough's latest film.


Presenter: Andrew Collins
Interviewee: Pierce Brosnan
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

"Painting Quickly in France" is the subtitle of a major new exhibition at the National Gallery in London. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on Impression, which aims to re-assess the idea of impressionism as simply a spontaneous new way of painting.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Life with Lemons

Chris Stewart , author of the bestselling Driving
Over Lemons, reads four specially written stories about his sheep-filled existence from life on El Valero , his mountain farm in Spain. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Chris Stewart
Unknown: El Valero

: Archive Hour: George Bernard Shaw

Fifty years after his death, George Bernard
Shaw's complex career is re-evaluated by actress Fiona Shaw , with extracts from his plays and talks and recollections of people who knew him. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: George Bernard
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: The Singapore Grip

By JG Farrell, dramatised in three parts by Mike Walker. Young Matthew arrives in Singapore to join the family rubber-producing firm. The threat of a Japanese assault seems less remote than the persistent romantic attentions of Joan, his business partner's daughter. Part 1. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk with Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories, from Futureworld in Bristol. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook

: Brain of Britain

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Adventures in Poetry

A six-part series exploring the background, effect and lasting appeal of some of our best-loved and most familiar poems.
2: Daffodils by William Wordsworth.
Peggy Reynolds looks at the lasting impact of one of the best-known poems in the language, with the help of an academic, a Lake District writer, the poet's most recent biographer, the secretary of the Daffodil Society, a rap artist, a teacher, her pupils and the poet Gillian Clarke. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: William Wordsworth.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Gillian Clarke.

: News

: The Late Story: Histories of Nothing A

M The last of five short stories from the margins of history- a work-in-progress by Emma Donoghue. Daddy's Girl. When Murray Hall dies in 1901, his daughter discovers that her daddy was a woman. Reader Lorelei King. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Emma Donoghue.
Unknown: Murray Hall
Reader: Lorelei King.
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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