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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Catherine Ogle.


Unknown: Catherine Ogle.

: Leisure Update

Editor cnns Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

This week Richard Uridge explores the nature and the landscape of Islay.
Producer Adrian Holloway.


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


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

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at some ofthe foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk.


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.

: Good Grief!

Steve Punt presents a profile of Charles Monroe Schulz, cartoonist and creator of Peanuts, who died in February last year on the eve of the publication of his final comic strip. Every day for nearly 50 years he drew the characters that became familiarthroughout the world - Charlie Brown , Snoopy, Linus and Lucy. They lived in a world of perpetual childhood, becoming icons of American pop Culture. Producer Michael Nangla (R)


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Charles Monroe
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Producer: Michael Nangla

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell reports from behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Riddell
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 Penny Haslam. Repeated tomorrow 9pm Paul Lewis on the euro: page 44


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the topical comedy programme. With Steve Furst , Emma Kennedy and Paul Putner. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Furst
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Paul Putner.

: News :

: Any Questions? .

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Hinde Street
Methodist Church, London, by panellists including former prime minister, Sir Edward Heath and Mayor Of London, Ken Livingstone. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Edward Heath
Unknown: Ken Livingstone.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: Games

A young woman learns about malice and manipulation in Mike Walker's drama, set against the backdrop of Cosi Fan Tutte. The editor of a "lad's" magazine proposes a bet to prevent a talented and attractive woman journalist leaving for a better job. He then throws her into situations to ensure he wins.


Writer: Mike Walker
Producer: Rachel Horan
Executive Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
Helena: Angeline Ball
Gracie: Geraldine James
Peter: David Thorpe
Don: Michael Troughton
Man: Kenny Blythe

: Facing the Ocean

Archaeologist Professor Barry Cunliffe presents a series exploring the lives of ancient peoples who lived on the Atlantic edge of Europe. Life and Death. How did the rich variety of food available along the coastline of Europe change both life and death for the first settlers? From the Neolithic genius of Maes Howe in the Orkney Islands, to the huge chambered passage grave of Barnenes in Brittany, Cunliffe examines how the earliest reverential treatment ofthe dead developed on the edge of infinity. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Maes Howe
Producer: John Byrne

: Six Nations Rugby Special

Scotland v Wales. Eleanor Oldroyd presents coverage from Murrayfield, with commentary from Nick Mullins , Andrew Cotter and Andy Irvine.


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown: Nick Mullins
Unknown: Andrew Cotter
Unknown: Andy Irvine.

: 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 presents the weekly guide to the world of film, including Anthony Hopkins on playing Hannibal, and writer Jimmy McGovern on the transition from television to film. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Jimmy McGovern
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

Men behave badly in this week's programme as Tom Sutcliffe reviews Hannibal starring Anthony Hopkins , and The Rotter's Club, Jonathan Coe 's new novel in which a group of friends go to town editing their school magazine. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Producer: Erika Wright

: On Being Wrong

Concluding his series, Michael Rosen discovers what it is to be wrong, drawing on his experience, expert analysis and the confessions of ordinary people. Prodigal Daughters and Sons. Has vengeance made a comeback and is this a cover-up for guiit? How to ask for forgiveness, how to know forgiveness and how to go on if forgiveness is denied. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan showcases the best English language radio from around the world, this month focusing on women. She hears international news from a feminist perspective, the raunchy rants of Canadian mums, and talks to a woman who set up a chain of community radio stations in Mali. Producer Julia Rooke. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Julia Rooke.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Classic Serial: The Cornish Trilogy

The conclusion of Robertson Davies 's celebrated trilogy on the life and death of Francis Cornish , art expert and mysterious millionaire philanthropist. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
The Fool. The Rev Darcourt is drawing ever closer to uncoveringthe astonishing final secret of Cornish's past. Meanwhile, tempers are fraying and hearts are breaking as rehearsals begin forthe premiere of ETA Hoffman's long-lost opera, Arthur of Britain. With William Hope , Matt Zimmerman and Elaine Claxton. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robertson Davies
Unknown: Francis Cornish
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Unknown: Rev Darcourt
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 stones. 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.
The Boyfriend. It was originally conceived as a one-and-a-half-hour spot forthe Players' Theatre Club's Late Joys. The audience loved it and The Boyfriendwent on to have a record-breaking run when it transferred to the Wyndham'stheatre in January 1954. Davies hears from its creator,
Sandy Wilson , and members of the original cast. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sandy Wilson

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook with poetry and conversation, including guest poets Wendy Cope and Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Roger McGough.

: News

: The Late Book: Nearest and Dearest

Five short stories about the family. 1: Dinneron the Roof by Gee Williams, read by Gareth Morris. In frozen Canada, a Welsh pioneer family await the return oftheirfatherfrom a dangerous journey in the snow in search of food. The food arrives to rescue them, but some things can never be saved. Producer Jane Dauncey (R)


Read By: Gareth Morris.
Producer: Jane Dauncey

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.

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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.

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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