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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the nature and landscape of Exmoor.
Producer Adrian Holloway. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: 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 Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Shortened llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

ArthurSmith 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.

: Pounds, Shillings and New Pence

rEvan Davis presents a memory-jogging celebration of the events leading up to and following decimalisation 30 years ago, with recollections and anecdotes about how Britain became like a foreign country Overnight. Producer Helen Garrison


Producer: Helen Garrison

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Steve Richards
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 finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the last in the current series of the topical comedy panel game, this week from Loughborough Town Hall as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival. With Alan Coren ,
Jeremy Hardy and special guests. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, University of Wales in Aberystwyth, by panellists including chair of the Transport Select Committee, Gwynetth Dunwoody MP; deputy leader of the Welsh Assembly, Mike German ; and leader of Plaid Cymru, leuan Wyn Jones. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Gwynetth Dunwoody
Unknown: Mike German
Unknown: Wyn Jones.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's AnyQuestions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: Feng Shui and Me

From the Lotus Sutra to the hard-core drinkers at the public bar of the Ship, the characters in Barrie Keeffe 's new play are in search of a salvation that can be painful and comic. Chanting seems to help Mick, but not even a Buddhist romance can quite quell his craving for alcohol.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Barrie Keeffe
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mick: Phillip Joseph
Ali: Janet Maw
Sam: Jimmy Yuill
Johnny: Gordon Reid
Roy/Bob: Peter Acre
Jean/Girl: Beth Chalmers
Clara: Abigail Ramsay

: Facing the Ocean

I Archaeologist Professor Barry Cunliffe presents four programmes exploringthe lives of ancient
I peoples who lived on the Atlantic edge of Europe.
Contact. From the cliff-top stone fort of Dun
Aengus in the Aran Islands, to the galley graves of Brittany, Cunliffe explores how facing the Atlantic shaped the thought, beliefs and culture of those who lived on the coast, and how ideas, goods and people moved up and down the Atlantic seaways. Producer John Byrne
Programme of the Week: page 113


Unknown: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Producer: John Byrne

: 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 the world of film, including Blake Edwards on the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's, and actor Ian Hart on working with British directors, from Ken Loach to Stephen Frears. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Blake Edwards
Unknown: Ian Hart
Unknown: Ken Loach
Unknown: Stephen Frears.
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 Peter Hall 's mammoth production of Tantalus, and review the autobiographical portrayal of a rock critic on the road in Cameron Crowe 's new film, Almost Famous. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Cameron Crowe
Producer: Erika Wright

: 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 Charles Bovary Principle. However kindly and generously Dr Bovary behaves, his wife has decided he will forever live in the bubble labelled "wrong". This happens to individuals and nations and the consequences are surprising. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Charles Bovary

: The Archive Hour: An Hour in the HuntleyArchive

Film historian John Huntley provides a guided tour of his film archive in a tall Victorian house in north
London. The archive contains material from over
100 years of film-making, from rare early footage to some of the best-known British films of the last
50 years, In telling the stories of precious and unusual holdings, Huntley also reflects on his own career in film, which began in 1939 when he was employed as a tea boy at Denham studios under Alexander Korda. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: John Huntley
Unknown: Alexander Korda.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: 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, dramatised by Roger Danes.
2: The Knave of Coins. A tragic and long-lost brother, a liking for funeral parlours, a beautiful young artist's model, and a period oftime spent hidden away in a pre-war German castle -the Rev Darcourt 's ferreting into Cornish's past begins to shine light into some very dark corners. With
William Hope , MattZimmerman and Elaine Claxton. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robertson Davies
Unknown: Francis Cornish
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Unknown: Rev Darcourt
Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Elaine Claxton.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live 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.
This week he recalls the musical Canterbury Tales which opened in the spring of 1968. This was the last show to come under the jurisdiction of the Lord Chamberlain's office which ruled that "the fart must not sound throughout the theatre".
(Repeated from Sunday)


Presenter: Russell Davies

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of verse from the Victorian era, including poems by Emily Dickinson , Lewis Carol , WS Gilbert and Edward Lear. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore , Tim PiggOt Smith and Bill WalliS. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: Lewis Carol
Unknown: Ws Gilbert
Readers: Edward Lear.
Readers: Susie Brann
Readers: Stephen Moore
Readers: Tim Piggot Smith
Readers: Bill Wallis.

: News

: The Late Book: Writing on the Body

The last of five stories on the theme of the body.
5: WorkingOutby Helen Kendall , read by Juliet Prew. Down at the gym a young woman is trying to exorcise the ghosts of her childhood. Producer Frances Byrnes (R)


Unknown: Helen Kendall
Read By: Juliet Prew.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

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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