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: World News

: 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 Gabi Fisher. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday In Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: 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 11pm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Excess Baggage

ArthurSmith 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]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Life's Little Luxuries

Simon Parkes indulges in the pursuit of some of the best things life has to offer. In this concluding programme, he explores what has probably become the greatest luxury of the modern age - time. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of the New Statesman takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Vicky Rind


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
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 Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry star in the programme that promises an impression every minute. Last in the current series. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Harwell
International Business Centre for Science and Technology in Didcot, Oxfordshire, by panellists including John Redwood MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? from the Harwell International Business Centre for Science and Technology in Didcot, Oxfordshire Producer Usa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes

: The Medieval Ball

The View From the East. Terry Jones continues his exploration of medieval maps and looks at the contribution that Islamic map makers made to medieval cartography. The rich heritage of cosmographers, cartographers, poets, translators and scientists has largely been ignored. Jones sets out to put the record straight. Producer Mark Rickards


Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Saturday Play: Ernest's Tower

By Don Haworth.
Ernest is a fairground stallholder who lives in the baleful shadow of his Uncle Leo. His uncle allows him to lease a small stall or two, but Ernest has dreams of owning the tallest fairground tower in the country.


Writer: Don Haworth.
Original music composed and played by: Simon Morecroft
Director: Gordon House
Ernest: Paul Copley
Uncle Leo: Stephen Thorne
Narrator: Robin Herford
Rosie: Elizabeth Bell
Miranda: Alison Pettitt
Henson: Sam Kelly
Cecil: Terence Edmond
Waitress: Helen Ayres

: 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 weekly guide to the world Of film. 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 ChrisWilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Ian Gardhouse

: Saturday Review

Is it fairto say that Robert De Niro is as comfortable with comedy as he is with the "dark side"?TomSutcliffe and guests give their verdict on the taxi driver now playing prospective father-in-law from hell in the US hit comedy Meet the Parents. Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Jerome Weatherald

: The King of Salami

One of David Mendel 's favourite sights is that of slowly-maturing salamis hanging from horizontal bars in a north Italian salami factory near
Piacenza. He describes the intricate processes that turn a mixture of herbs, spices, salt and pork into the rose-coloured temptation, and he looks at the secrets and rivalries among those who track down or produce the "king" of this particular creation. Producer Richard Bannerman (R)


Unknown: David Mendel
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Christmas Gander

Simon Fanshawe presents a nostalgic trip through the radio archives in search of the Christmas spirit. From the very first royal
Christmas broadcast in 1932 to Spike Milligan , Bing Crosby , Joyce Grenfell and the Osmonds, the programme wallows in memories of Christmases past. Producer Gavin Fuller (R)


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Producer: Gavin Fuller

: Classic Serial: Through the Looking Glass

And What Alice Found There
By Lewis Carroll , dramatised in two parts by Hattie Naylor. Alice leans too close to the lookingglass and finds herself in a back-to-front world where flowers can talk, queens can run and a life-size game of chess - peopled by overgrown schoolboys, talking gnats and a white knight with no sense of balance - might lead to her being a queen. Part 1.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Alice: Natasha Bames
White knight: Bernard Hepton
Tweedledum: John Bird
Tweedledee: John Fortune
White king: Brian Murphy
Red queen: Joanna Wake
White queen: Tessa Worsley
Rose: Jane Whrttenshaw
Gnat: Iwan Thomas
Tiger Lily: Helen Ayres
Guard: David Thorpe
Sister: Clare Corbett
Daisy: Jasmine Hyde

: 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.


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

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the real-life history behind the scenes of six favourite operas.
2: Fidelio. In the aftermath of the storming of the Bastille, politicians struggled to create a practical embodiment of the ideals of the revolution. As Europe struggled to rediscover the meaning of liberty, Beethoven, facing up to the prison of his own deafness, began to write an opera about the discovery and rescue of a political prisoner. Producer Martin Smith (R)


Producer: Martin Smith

: Writing Poetry

The Sonnet. In the first of three programmes, poets Wendy Cope and Jo Shapcottjoin poet laureate Andrew Motion to discuss writing SOnnetS. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Jo Shapcottjoin
Unknown: Andrew Motion

: News

: The Late Book: On Stage atCheltenham

Five stories by writers at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. 2: Learning to fly by Jane Gardam. A tale set in South Africa by one of Britain's finest writers Of Short fiction. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Jane Gardam.
Producer: Sara Davies

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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