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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Romaine on Holocaust
Memorial Day.


Unknown: Jonathan Romaine

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

More stories from the British countryside with Charlottte Smith.
Producer Gabi Fisher. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Charlottte Smith.
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 the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry 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 Shortened llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: 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


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Soaps on the Couch

Soap operas are the most popular programmes on British radio and television. In the first of two programmes Tina Baker investigates what it is about them that makes them addictive to so many people. Producer Anne McNaught (R)


Unknown: Tina Baker
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne of the Sunday Express looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: 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 Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and Krishnan Guru-Murthy , Channel 4 news presenter. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at City University in London, by Charles KennedyMP , Michael Portillo MP. Clare Short MP , and Northern Ireland's First Minister David Trimble. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Kennedymp
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clare Short Mp
Unknown: David Trimble.

: 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 Saturday Play: Isabella - the Real MrsBeeton

Tony Coult 's drama about the surprising story of Britain's most famous cookery expert is based on the stage play by Alison Neil. Mrs Beeton could not cook, did not write recipes and died after many personal tragedies. Herfame was largely due to the love of her life - her husband Samuel.
Director Nandita Ghose
Programme of the Week: page 107


Unknown: Tony Coult
Play By: Alison Neil.
Play By: Mrs Beeton
Director: Nandita Ghose
Sam: Michael Maloney
Isabella: Natasha Little
Mother Dorling: Joan Walker
Mother Beeton: Carolyn Jones
Father Dorling: David Glover
Annie: Poppy Miller
Doctor: Mark Straker
Mayson: Oliver Cookson

: The Lord Lieutenants

Richard Stilgoe concludes his exploration of the role of the Lord Lieutenants who, since the time of Henry VIII , have acted as the Monarch's representative in the shires. Today Stilgoe is in Belfast with Lady Carswell, the Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, who is presenting a Queen's Award for Enterprise to a technology company in Gerry Adam 's constituency. Producer Dixi Stewart


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Gerry Adam
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC Radio Collection: a variety of Woman Hourshort stories are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
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 presents a profile of actor Michael Douglas on the release of his new film, Traffic. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Michael Douglas
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 discuss the British premiere of Peter Brook 's Le Costume, the story of a menage a trois between a woman, her husband and a suit. They also look at the autobiographical portrayal of a rock critic on the road in Cameron Crowe 's new film, Almost Famous. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Cameron Crowe
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Fairy-Tale Economics

The Elves and theShoemaker. Could the genial old shoemaker be an exponent of the sweat shop? The last of economist Bridget Rosewell 's mischievous readings reinterprets the popular fairy story as a guide to the ways of profit, loss and exploitation. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell

: Images of Belsen

Using archive never previously broadcast,
Jo Glanville tells the story of Belsen concentration camp, going beyond the familiar images of the liberation to reveal its little-known post-war history. Producer Smita Patel Polly Toynbee : page 16


Unknown: Jo Glanville
Producer: Smita Patel
Producer: Polly Toynbee

: Classic Serial: December Bride

The conclusion of Carlo Gebler 's dramatisation of Sam Hanna Bell 's novel. Servant girl Sarah bears a child to one of the Echlin brothers, farmers in late 19th-century rural Ulster. Her refusal to name the father alienates both herself and the Echlins from the puritanical local community and has far-reaching consequences for all concerned.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Carlo Gebler
Unknown: Sam Hanna Bell
Sarah: Monica Dolan
Frank: Gerard Crossan
Hamilton: Lalor Roddy
Andrew: Dario Angelone
Martha: Mary Moulds
Petie: Gordon Fulton
Agnes: Roma Tomelty
Bridie: Barbara Adair
Con: Robert O'Hare
Rev Sorieyson: Gerard McSoriey
Mrs: Sorleyson Undawray
Rev Isaac: Sorieyson Timloane
Mr McFirbis: Sean Caffrey
Molly: Abigail McGibbon
MrScillen: Mark Mulholland
Joe: Duncan Keegan
Rev: Hunter Johnkeyes
Willie: Mlceal McBrain

: The Moral Maze

As part of Radio 4's Victoria Season,
Michael Buerk chairs a debate from the Science Museum in London, in front of an invited and participating audience. Janet Daley , David Cook , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting and provocative views on the roles of religion and science since the Victorian era.


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

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies examines the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
West Side Story. Downbeat, urban and rough, this musical shocked audiences in New York.
When it opened in the West End in 1958 British theatregoers gave itthe acclaim it merited. Sheridan Morley , who was at that first night, recalls the event. With memories from the stars and creators Of the Show. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems inspired by childhood, including verse by Thomas Hood , Coventry Patmore and Roger McGough. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore ,
Tim PiggOt Smith and Bill Wallis. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Thomas Hood
Readers: Roger McGough.
Readers: Susie Brann
Readers: Stephen Moore
Readers: Tim Piggot Smith
Readers: Bill Wallis.

: News

: The Late Book: Writing on the Body

Five stories on the theme of the body. 3:
Jack Damian 's mysterious friend Jack is back from his travels around the world. The two have plenty to talk about. Producer Thomas Morris (R)


Unknown: Jack Damian
Producer: Thomas Morris

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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.

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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.

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