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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Father Oliver Crilly


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories of rural life. Producer Gabi Fisher
Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day Canon Eric James


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: 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 programme featuring travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Reports of My Death

Sometimes a well-known person has the temerity still to be alive when their obituary is published. Former Times obituarist Anthony Howard spells out the consequences for all concerned whenever someone utters Mark Twain 's memorable riposte. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Mark Twain
Producer: Ian Docherty

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley reports from behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Robin Oakley
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 from those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated tomorrow 9pm
Paul Lewis on internet banking- Money Know How: page 36


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.
Unknown: Paul Lewis

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with 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?

Nick Clarke is joined at Homewood School and Sixth Form College in Tenterden, Kent, by panellists including Michael Howard MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Michael Howard

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Nick Clarke takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: Rutabega Romance

By Rebecca Bartlett. A son buys his mother a laptop computer for her 50th birthday. When she enters a cookery chatroom she creates a relationship that will change all their lives.
Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Rebecca Bartlett.
Director: Pam Brighton
Ruth: Julia Dearden
Arthur: Charles Lawson
Sol: Pat Laffan
Stephen: Duncan Keegan
Stella: Lucie McAnespie
Gillian: Susie Kelly
Carlo: Luke Griffin
Don Colby: Jim Duran
Receptionist: Brenda Winter

: The Lord Lieutenants

Richard Stilgoe continues his exploration of the role of our Lord Lieutenants who, for almost 500 years, have acted as the monarch's eyes and ears in the shires. This week he is in Edinburgh with Colonel James Stirling , the Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, to find out if there is a place in the modern army for the ancient institution of the aristocracy. Producer Dixi Stewart


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Colonel James Stirling
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Sheila McClennon.
Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
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

This week on the film programme Andrew Collins talks to Geoffrey Rush about playing the Marquis de Sade in the star-studded new film Quills.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Geoffrey Rush
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests with the week's cultural highlights, including the BBC's controversial television drama, Rebel Heart, and Peter Carey 's new novel, The True Story of Ned Kelly , which tells the story from a bushwhacker's point of view. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Peter Carey
Unknown: Ned Kelly

: Fairy-Tale Economics

Jack and the Beanstalk. If in your childhood you never learned that this tale was a guide to entrepreneurial risk-taking in a free-market economy, that is because the storytellerwas not Bridget Rosewell. In three programmes, she mischievously reworks fairytales forthe pantomime season. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell.

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan highlights the best
English-language radio from around the world. Thismonth she samples experimental radio, from the magnetic sound of the northern lights, to soundscapes of life in the South Pacific. Producer ArleneGreeorius. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Classic Serial: Hawksmoor

The conclusion of Nick Fisher's dramatisation of Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed novel. Hawksmoor cannot find the murderer, and Dyer, the 18th-century architect, becomes more steeped in evil. Both seem to be heading for madness. Repeated from Sunday


Author: Peter Ackroyd
Dramatised by: Nick Fisher
Dyer/Hawksmoor: Philip Jackson
Sir Christopher Wren: Norman Rodway
Mirabilis: Richard Johnson
Anne: Miranda Foster
Walter/Pyne: Thomas Arnold
Nat: Ben Crowe
Mrs: West/Best: Richenda Carey
Boy: Jordan Clavert
Boy: Bradley Sowter
Boy: Luke Smith
[Actor]: Terence Edmond
[Actor]: Andrew Wincott
[Actor]: Clare Corbett
[Actor]: Helen Ayres

: The Countryside Debates

Edward Stourton chairs three debates, this week focusing on the proposition that "Rural people suffer because they have no control over the levers of power." Set in Grantham, Lincolnshire, one of the most rural counties in England, regional chiefs, community groups and landowners argue over who really has political control in rural areas- local people or townies. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards concludes the real-life history behind the scenes of six favourite operas.
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. Pride in German art, superiority over other cultures, keeping the race pure-with hindsight it is easyto see Wagner's The Mastersingers as a political piece. But there is also a 19th-century story-the newspapers of the time were taking sides in the struggle between traditionalists and modernists. Wagner used the piece not only to demonstrate his personal greatness, but also to put down his critics and the German cultural establishment through the story and characters themselves. Producer Martin smith (R)


Unknown: Huw Edwards

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems which contain a moment of epiphany. Barbara Flynn , Don Warrington and Sally Cookson read poems by, among others, Wordsworth, Seamus Heaney and Raymond Carver. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Raymond Carver.

: News

: The Late Book: Writing on the Body

Five stories on the theme of the body. 1:
Vincent Vice 's Rainbowby Caspar Walsh , read by Jack Davenport. When gangster Vincent is in need of a new identity after an incendiary incident, who betterto help him out than Serge Lafronze , plastic Surgeon to the Stars? Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Vincent Vice
Unknown: Rainbowby Caspar Walsh
Read By: Jack Davenport.
Unknown: Serge Lafronze
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.

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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