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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Leisure Update

EditorChris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the British countryside. Producer Adrian Holloway. 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith dons pantaloons and powdered wig to considerthe history of the grand tour-an essential part of a gentleman's education or an opportunity for burgundy louts to work off their youthful excesses? Author Tim Moore talks about his travels through Europe on the trail of Thomas Coryate , whose 1608journeyto Venice was the unlikely template for the grand tour. And Fiona Sax Ledgergoes in search of sinful Switzerland. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Talks: Tim Moore
Unknown: Thomas Coryate
Unknown: Fiona Sax Ledgergoes
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Kerr-Blatt!

David Stafford examines the music that has provided the backdrop for "wascally wabbits", road runners and feuding cats and mice, with a tribute to cartoon composers old and new. He talks to animators Bob Godfrey and Chuck Jones , as well as composer Carl Davis. David Prest (R)


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Chuck Jones
Unknown: Carl Davis.
Unknown: David Prest

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme. Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: 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 Now Show

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


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Nunney Village Hall near Frome in Somerset, by panellists including
Jackie Ballard MP, musician Billy Bragg and Oliver Letwin , shadow spokesman forthe Department of Trade and Industry. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jackie Ballard
Musician: Billy Bragg
Musician: Oliver Letwin

: 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: Murder on the Home Front

Kevin Whately and Emily Bruni star in Michael Crompton 's latest wartime adventure, adapted by Molly Lefebure. The Secret Agent
Back in London in the early forties, forensic experts Hardcastle and Mollyfind themselves involved in a series of apparently related killings. The speed and viciousness of the attacks is even more alarming when a pattern begins to emerge - all the victims are women in uniform.
Director John Dove. Producer Marilyn Imne


Unknown: Kevin Whately
Unknown: Emily Bruni
Unknown: Michael Crompton
Adapted By: Molly Lefebure.
Director: John Dove.
Producer: Marilyn Imne
Hardcastle: Kevin Whately
Molly: Emily Bruni
Mrs B: Mary MacLeod
McNab: Jonathan Hackett
Helene: Tonia Chauvet
Richards: Adrian Scarborough
Smith: Loan Meredith
Peterson: Paul Ritter

: Facing the Ocean

Professor BarryCunliffe explores the lives of ancient peoples who lived on the Atlantic edge of Europe. Raiding and Trading. The Vikings have a reputation for savagery, but they were also farmers, traders and settlers. Professor Cunliffe travels to Orkney to trace the voyages of the Vikings, and looks at how others have taken to the ocean in search of wealth overthe last 6,000 years. Producer John Byrne


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.

: Test Match Special Report

The First Test - Sri Lanka v England
Jonathan Agnew with news and views of the third day's play in the Sri Lankan port of Galle.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the world of film, including a profile of French actress Juliette Binoche and a look at the consequences of movie stars falling in love on set. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Juliette Binoche
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 explores Paris in the thirties through the lens of Brassai, the celebrated photographer, whose black and white pictures of the Moulin Rouge, Parisian street life and Picasso are on show in a major new exhibition. Plus a look at the new novel by Israeli author AmOS Oz. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Erika Wright

: They Should Know Better

Writer, wit and raconteur Gerry Anderson takes the first of three askance glances at some of the stranger doings of the great, good and not so good in Northern Ireland today.
Pseudo-Intellectual Refuseniks and the Lone
Golfer of the Apocalypse Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: The Archive Hour: How Jazz Came to Britain

Although jazz flourished throughout the twenties, it wasn 't until the late thirties that the BBC finally allowed regularjazz on air. Veteran BBC man
Charles Chilton describes his part in the process, including a little white lie to the Master of the Queen's Music. Producer Nick Baker (R)


Unknown: Charles Chilton
Producer: Nick Baker

: Classic Serial: Summoned by Bells

A new version for radio of the bestselling verse autobiography by John Betjeman. Voiced by the author from a recording made in the sixties, he remembers his Highgate Hill childhood, Cornish holidays, school in Oxford and the masterwho inspired his growing love of architecture. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Betjeman.

: 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.
Evita. Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice took their biggest risk to date putting on the musical stage a story of political intrigue, little known outside experts on 20th-century South American history. Davies hears about events that led up to the opening night on 21 June 1978, with memories from Rice and Lloyd-Webber, Joss Ackland , lighting director David Hersey and theatre critic Michael Billington , as well as those recorded at the opening, including Elaine Page , the first Evita. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Director: David Hersey
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Elaine Page

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook with poetry and conversation, includingguest poets Ruth Padel and Carol Rumens. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Carol Rumens.

: News

: The Late Book: Nearest and Dearest

Five short stories about the family. 2: Sheets by Celia Bryce , read by Nicola Hemsley. A teenage daughter persuades her father that it is time to wash the sheets. It is a simple, everyday action, but it is almost more than they can bear. Producer Jane Dauncey (R)


Unknown: Celia Bryce
Read By: Nicola Hemsley.
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.

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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