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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Lindsay Cannon and Richard Uridge hit the slopes of the Cairngorms for a winter sports special. Producer Alasdair Cross. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Lindsay Cannon
Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

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 Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at some of the . foibles of family life.
Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Shortened 11pm


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


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Soaps on the Couch

in this concluding programme about soap operas, Tina Baker examines whetherthey simply provide entertainment, or if their storylines have a powerful influence on the behaviour and opinions of the audience. Producer Anne McNaught (R)


Unknown: Tina Baker
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of the New Statesman looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Sam Woodhouse


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Sam Woodhouse

: 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'Keefe. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keefe.

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy ,
Francis Wheen and Helen Lederer. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Helen Lederer.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Performing Arts Centre, Hunchingbrooke School in Huntingdon, by panellists including prospective parliamentary candidates John O'Farrell , Boris Johnson and Hugh Pymm. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Hugh Pymm.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby 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: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: The Wyndham Case

By Jill Paton Walsh, dramatised by Neville Teller.
Amateur sleuth Imogen Quy solves another mystery in the academic surroundings of Cambridge University. The locked library of St Agatha's College houses an invaluable collection of 17th-century volumes. It also contains one dead student. Was it a tragic accident, or is there some more mysterious and deadly circumstance surrounding the death of model student Philip Skellow? If anyone can find out it is college nurse Imogen Quy, and her policeman friend Mike.


Author: Jill Paton Walsh
Dramatised by: Neville Teller.
Imogen Quy: Carolyn Pickles
Mike Parsons: Richard Derrington
Fran: Tracey Wiles
Sir William: Jeffery Dench
Mountnessing: Charles Collingwood
Lady Buckmote: Marlene Sidaway
Nick: Tom George
Mrs Skellow: Gillian Goodman
Lord Goldhooper: Ian Brooker
Roger: Martyn Read
Emily/Tracy: Clare Corbett
Catherine/Felicity: Jasmine Hyde
Philip Skellow: Alex Trinder
Jack: Thomas Arnold

: Six Nations Rugby

Wales v England. Eleanor Oldroyd presents coverage from the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff as the champions England open their defence against Wales. Commentary from Ian Robertson , Alastair Hignell , Rob Andrew and Robert Jones.


Unknown: Ian Robertson
Unknown: Alastair Hignell
Unknown: Rob Andrew
Unknown: Robert Jones.

: Stealing the Glory: the Conquest of the North Pole

Matthew Henson was a black explorer at the North Pole. He is now recognised as co-discoverer, along with Admiral Robert E Peary. But while other explorers returned home to bask in glory and honour, Henson lived and died in obscurity. Colin Salmon tells his story. Producer PamFraser Solomon (R)


Unknown: Matthew Henson
Unknown: Colin Salmon
Producer: Pamfraser Solomon

: 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


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 with the guide to film world, including an interview with actor Mel Gibson and a discussion with rock journalists in light of Almost Famous, director Cameron Crowe 's account of following a band on tour in the seventies. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Director: Cameron Crowe
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

As Tate Modern launches its first major loan exhibition, Tom Sutcliffe and guests examine key moments of cultural creativity in cities, from Paris to MOSCOW and LagOS to RiO. Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: On Being Wrong

Drawing on his own experience, expert analysis and the confessions of ordinary people, Michael Rosen discovers what it is to be wrong.
The Ancient Mariner Principle. What is shame, when is it a good thing and when is it not? A look at why some people will never admit they are wrong and what that does to society. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Archive Hour: The Changing Role of the GP

The role of the family doctor has changed almost beyond recognition in the last century. Using archive recordings and accounts from both doctors and patients, Dr Graham Easton discovers hOW doctoring used to be. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Classic Serial: The Cornish Trilogy

Robertson Davies 's celebrated trilogy on the life and death of Francis Cornish , international art expert and mysterious millionaire philanthropist, is dramatised by Roger Danes.
1: The Death Card. As Cornish looks down from Limbo, nervously awaiting whatever Fate has in store for his not entirely spotless soul, his family and colleagues in Toronto oversee the disposal of his vast, priceless, but perhaps slightly dubious art collection. With William Hope ,
Matt Zimmerman and Elaine Claxton. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robertson Davies
Unknown: Francis Cornish
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Matt Zimmerman
Unknown: Elaine Claxton.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey cross-examine witnesses on their controversial and conflicting views of the moral issues behind one Of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies examines the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
Salad Days. Hastily assembled to fill a gap at the Bristol Old Vic, the opening night of Salad Days came at a rush. Propelled weeks later on to the West End stage, the magic piano captured the hearts of 1954 theatregoers. Davies talks to
Sheridan Morley and members of the original cast to discover how this simple romp became the longest running musical Of its time. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems inspired by cats, including verse by DH Lawrence, TS Eliot and Stevie Smith. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore , Tim Piggot Smith and Bill Wallis. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Readers: Stevie Smith.
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.
4: Battleship Phyllis by Rachel Bentham , read by Geraldine Fitzgerald. Massage oil and a special prescription for herbal tea are the unconventional weapons in a war between a woman and her mother-in-law. Producer Miriam Newman (R)


Unknown: Rachel Bentham
Read By: Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Producer: Miriam Newman

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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.

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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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