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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his travels through the British countryside. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: 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 the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at some of the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Repeated Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: 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

: Life's Little Luxuries

I In a six-part series Simon Parkes indulges in the pursuit of some of the best things life has to offer.
1. Havana Cigars. Why is it that one of the last
Communist countries produces the ultimate status symbol of the successful capitalist? Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of the Daily Express reports from behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Producer: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines, Introduced by KateAdie.
Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewiswiththe latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice forthose tryingto make the most of their money. Producer Jennifer Clarke
Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewiswiththe
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

In the last of the present series of the topical comedy panel game, Simon Hoggart isjoined by Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Linda Smith.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at New Milton
Memorial Hall, Hampshire, by Lord Dholakia, president of the Liberal Democrats;
Joel Edwards , general director of the Evangelical
Alliance; Barbara Roche , Home Office Minister; and David Willetts , Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Joel Edwards
Unknown: Barbara Roche
Unknown: David Willetts

: 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

: The Century Speaks

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.
6: Getting Older. Social issues and the elderly. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


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

: The Saturday Play: Reconstructing Louis

A new play by John Sessions to mark tomorrow's 150th anniversary of Robert Louis Stevenson's birth.
At Vailima, his home in Western Samoa, Stevenson attempts to dispel some of the more romantic notions which have built up around him as he looks back over his life and the people who have meant most to him. They include his American wife Fanny, his step-son Lloyd, and the waspish literary critic WE Henley, now best remembered as the model for Treasure Island's most enduring character - Long John Silver.
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Director Bruce Young
Programme of the Week: page 137


Writer: John Sessions
Director: Bruce Young
Louis: John Sessions
Fanny: Phyllis Logan
Thomas: Paul Young
Maggie: Sheila Donald
Belle: Nora Elwell-Sutton
Lloyd/Bob Henry: Ian Cusick
Young Louis/Young Lloyd: James Quintal-Norris
WE Henley: Michael MacKenzie

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: 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

A special edition of the programme comes from the London Rim Festival. Stars and entrepreneurs of British film join the panel in front of a live audience at the National Rim Theatre.
With Andrew Collins. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins.
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

Tom Sutcliffe and guests look at the week's cultural highlights, includinga new exhibition of the work of innovative Romantic British artist William Blake , as the first major exhibition of his work for 20 years opens at Tate Britain, Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Artist: William Blake
Unknown: Jerome Weatherald

: Life with Lemons

Chris Stewart , author of Driving Over Lemons, reads the second of four stories about life on El Valero , his mountainfarm in Spain. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Chris Stewart
Unknown: El Valero

: Archive Hour: Coventry Blitz

Sixty years ago next Tuesday, the city of Coventry suffered over ten hours of bombing by the German Luftwaffe. Much of the city, including the medieval cathedral of St Michael's, was destroyed and a new phase in the air war began. Charles Wheeler tells the story of the Coventry BI itz, with the help of historian Norman Longmate and survivors of that night, including factory workers Jim Woolley and Eddie Bell, school children Doreen Jacobs, Maurice Rattigan and Michael Logan, and Luftwaffe bomber pilot Gerhard Baeker. Producer Alan Hall

: Classic Serial: The Singapore Grip

By JG Farrell, dramatised in three parts by Mike Walker. 2: Life for ex-pats in Singapore in 1942 is as luxurious as ever. But for Matthew Webb , the recently arrived heirto the biggest rubberbusiness, the rumblings from the East promise only one thing-war! With Robert Glenister , Jonathan Cake , Samantha Spiro and Su-Lin LOOi. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Matthew Webb
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Jonathan Cake
Unknown: Samantha Spiro

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
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. 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

In asix-part series Peggy Reynolds explores the background, effect and lasting appeal of some of our best-loved and most familiar poems.
3: Rememberby Christina Rossetti. Rptd from Sunday

: News

: The Late Story: Arctic Stories

The first of fourwinter stories is translated from the Icelandic sagas by Hermann Palsson and read by Brian Blessed. Audun 's Tale. Audun gambles everythingwhen he leaves his homeland to travel the world. Producer Tracey Neale (R)


Unknown: Hermann Palsson
Read By: Brian Blessed.
Producer: Tracey Neale

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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