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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Leisure Update


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: 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 Roy Jenkins.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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 Shortened 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

: Life's little Luxuries

Simon Parkes indulges in the pursuit of some of the best things life has to offer.
3: This week he visits a tannery in Dorset which has been producing leather since Roman times, and he follows in the footsteps of royalty and literati in search of what some see more as a necessity than a luxury- handmade shoes. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

Robert Shrimsleyof the Financial Times takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Vicky Flind


Unknown: Robert Shrimsleyof
Producer: Vicky Flind

: 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 tryingto make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated tomorrow 9pm
Money Know How: page 52


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens star in the programme that promises an impression every minute. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Bablake School in Coventry, by panellists includingTim Collins , vice chairman of the Conservative Party;
Matthew Parris , parliamentary sketch writerfor The Times; and Clare Short , Secretary of State for International Development. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tim Collins
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Clare Short

: 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 concludes a 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.
What's Nexr?A speculative look at global issues affecting the future of society, from political and economic developments to medical and technological advances, and the strain on the environmental landscape.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


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

: The Saturday Play: Who Killed Stephanie?

By Elspeth Sandys. Stephanie adores Keith, her husband of 17 years. He faces the challenge of a lifetime in playing the part of Leontes in a production of The Winter's Tale at Stratford. The story of the play begins to mimic events in his own life as he learns how to deceive his wife and ultimately understands the nature of fidelity.
Producer Marilyn Imrie. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Elspeth Sandys.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Stephanie: Jenny Howe
Keith: Julian Wadham
Tim: Daniel Brocklebank
Kate: Susan Wooldridge
Felicity: Hetty Baynes
Constable/doorman: 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 with the guide to the world of film, including Antonia Quirke 's profile of Humphrey Bogart. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Antonia Quirke
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart.
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 give their verdict on Remembrance of Things Pastas Harold Pinter turns his attention to Proust at the National Theatre. And a look at Fresh Cream, the latest in international art at Tate Modern. Jerome weatheraid


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Pastas Harold Pinter

: Life with Lemons

Chris Stewart , author of the bestselling Driving Over Lemons, concludes 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: The Railway Station

Jeffrey Richards concludes a look at railway stations, exploring their role in culture.
Milk Churns, a Porter and a Cat on a Seat
For country people, the gateway to the world was the local station. It was the railway which more than anything else ended rural isolation in Victorian times. Richards draws on the experiences and memories of people who have have used them to give a portrait of the country station. Producer Ivan Howlett (R)


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Classic Serial: Shadow of the Sickle

Islwyn Ffowc Elis's popular Welsh-language novel set in postwar Wales is dramatised by Sion Eirian. Harri rejects his father's traditional attitudes and is instead tempted by the vision of a socialist future preached by his passionate comrade, Gwylan.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Ffowc Elis
Dramatised By: Sion Eirian.
Harri: Christian Patterson
Edward: Willam Thomas
Greta: Tonya Smith
Margaret: Christine Pritchard
Gwylan: Alys Thomas
Robert: Rhodri Hugh
Marged: Anwen Carlisle
Karl: Richard Elfyn
Paul: David Middleton
Wil: Gwyn Vaughan Jones
Aerwennydd: Ray Llewellyn

: 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.
5: Morning Songby Sylvia Plath. Peggy Reynolds explores the background, impact and associations of Plath's poem about birth and loss through the poet's own writing and with other poets, mothers, midwives and her biographer. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: News

: The Late Story: Arctic Stories

The Sailor Boy's Tale by Isak Dinesen. The third of four winter stories is read by Barbara Flynn. The magical ways of the Lapps save a young boy's life. Producer Tracey Neale (R)


Unknown: Isak Dinesen.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
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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