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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge presents more characters and stories from the British countryside.
Producer Adrian Holloway.


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: 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

Simon Parkes indulges in the pursuit of some of the best things life has to offer.
2: Yquem is the best and most expensive white wine in the world. Parkes travels to Bordeaux to discover its secrets and to investigate the drama behind its hostile takeover by the French luxury group LVMH.
Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Week in Westminster

Mary Ann Sieghart of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Vicky Rind


Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart
Producer: Vicky Rind

: 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

: Dead Ringers

The hit impressionist show returns for another series. With Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire, by panellists including John Bercow MP; Simon Hughes , Liberal
Democrat Home Affairs spokesman; and Francis Wells , senior consultant at Papworth Hospital. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert Jones
Unknown: John Bercow
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Francis Wells

: 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.
7: Crime and Law. Experiences of the judicial system and law enforcement in society and the social implications of legal precedents on punishment and sentencing. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


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

: The Saturday Play: Arthur in Bournemouth or Many Arrived Around (Seven Letters)

A romantic comedy with clues by Jim Eldridge.
Lonely Bournemouth widower Stephen Cross compiles crosswords for his local paper. His life is changed for ever when the lovely widow Penny Harrison challenges him to help her prove that King Arthur really did come to Bournemouth. He shares with her his delight in constructing some fiendish clues for his latest crossword.
Producer Catherine Bailey.
Director Marilyn Imrie.
To respond to the crossword puzzle challenge visit WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Written By: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: Catherine Bailey.
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Penny: Wendy Craig
Stephen: Geoffrey Palmer
Terry: Bruce Alexander
John: John Rowe
Mrs Jessop: Tessa Worsley
The Rev Henry Jessop: Roger Gartland
Sandra: Luisa Bradshaw White
Eric: David Holt
Librarian: David Holt

: 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.

: Test Match Special Report

The First Test-Pakistan v England. Jonathan Agnew reviews the fourth day's play in Lahore.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins with the guide to the world of film, including director Eric Mendelsohn on Judy Berlin , his new film starring Edie Falco in the story of an American town facing a solar eclipse. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Director: Eric Mendelsohn
Unknown: Judy Berlin
Unknown: Edie Falco
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 his guests give their verdict on a new production of Harold Pinter 's The
Caretaker, directed by Patrick Marber and starring Michael Gambon and Rupert Graves. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Directed By: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Rupert Graves.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Life with Lemons

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


Unknown: Chris Stewart
Unknown: El Valero

: Archive Hour: The Railway Station

Jeffrey Richards takes a two-part look at railway stations, exploring their role in culture - as architecture, as places of welcome and farewell, as the setting for films and as the starting point forwriters, artists and designers.
1: Gorgeous Palaces and Solemn Temples Producer Sean Walsh (R)


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Sean Walsh

: Classic Serial: The Singapore Grip

The conclusion of Mike Walker 's three-part dramatisation of JG Farrell's classic. As the Japanese invasion of Singapore grows closer, the attention of the heirto the island's huge rubber industry is on the two beautiful women in his life. With Robert Glenister , Jonathan Cake , Samantha Spiro , Su-Lin LOOi and John Rowe. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Jonathan Cake
Unknown: Samantha Spiro
Unknown: John Rowe.

: 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

A series exploring the background, effect and lasting appeal of some of our best-loved and most familiar poems. 4: The Sunne Risingby John Donne. Peggy Reynolds enlists writers, poets, schoolboys. Shakespeare, the Ancient
Greeks and the caretaker of a very contemporary garden in an exploration of the impact of Donne's sexually charged masterpiece. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: News

: The Late Story: Arctic Stories

Adventures with a Dog and a Glacierby John Muir.
The second of four winter stories is read by Henry Goodman. Caught in an ice storm on a windswept Alaskan glacier, one man and a dog fight for their lives. Producer Tracey Neaie (R)


Unknown: John Muir.
Read By: Henry Goodman.
Producer: Tracey Neaie

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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