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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the British countryside. Producer Adrian Holloway. Shortened 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 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

Arthur Smith and guests explore Haiti as a source of inspiration and look at why writers are still drawn to this poverty-stricken country. Julia Llewellyn -Smith retraces the footsteps of Graham Greene and discovers that Haiti still offers tragicomic adventures to those curious enough to visit. Producer Vibeke Venema. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Julia Llewellyn
Unknown: Graham Greene
Producer: Vibeke Venema.

: The Rock and Poll Years

A new five-part series mixing pop and politics to chart the ups and downs of our leaders as they face the general election campaign. This week
Humphrey Lyttelton recalls 1955 when SirWinston Churchill stood down as Prime Minister at the age of 80. Up against his successor, SirAnthony Eden, was ClementAttlee, whose LabourPartywas hopelessly split. In the charts, Shake, Rattle and RollbyBiU Haley and the Comets became the first rock'n'roll record to break into the top five. Producer Chris Bond


Unknown: Rollbybiu Haley
Producer: Chris Bond

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards from the Independent on Sunday reports from 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 TonyGrant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: 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 Dimble by is joined at Trowell Parish Hall in Nottinghamshire, by panellists including Malcolm Bruce , chairman of the Parliamentary Liberal
Democrats; Ken Clarke MP, former Chancellor of the Exchequer; and John Swinney , leader of the Scottish National Party. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimble
Unknown: Malcolm Bruce
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Leader: John Swinney

: 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: Picasso and Chips

Dave Sheasby 's international story of intrigue and wealth. The discovery in France of a drawing of Picasso's first lover, Fernande Olivier , brings together small-time Rotherham art dealer
Christopher Sanderson and earthy fish-and-chip shop proprietors Reg and Edna Mullins.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Dave Sheasby
Unknown: Fernande Olivier
Unknown: Christopher Sanderson
Unknown: Edna Mullins.
Director: David Hunter
Christopher: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mme Rouvel: Phyllida Law
Claude: Clive Swift
Reg: John Hartley
Lomas: Kenny Blyth
Williamson: Thomas Arnold
Julia: Jennie Stoller
Edna: Rachel Davies

: Facing the Ocean

Professor Barry Cunliffe concludes the series exploring the lives of ancient peoples who lived on the Atlantic edge of Europe. Infinity. Across 8,000 years of European history, Professor Cunliffe explores the idea of an "Atlantic mindset" -a particularway of thinking about life and death - created by facing infinity. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Producer: John Byrne

: Six Nations Rugby Special

Wales v Ireland. Presented from the Millennium
Stadium by Eleanor Oldroyd. With commentary by lain Carter, Robert Jones and Nick Mullins.


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: Robert Jones
Unknown: Nick Mullins.

: 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

This week in the film programme Andrew Collins talks to Christopher Guest and Michael McKean , inventors of the "rockumentary" Spinal Tap, and now Best in Show. Producer Nicki Paxman Andrew Collins gives the reel story behind Wall Street: page 53


Talks: Andrew Collins
Talks: Michael McKean
Producer: Nicki Paxman
Producer: Andrew Collins

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Chris wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests indulge in Chocolat starring Juliette Binoche as a rebellious single motherwho opens a sweet shop during Lent in a small French village. Plus a look at the British
Museum's African exhibits, now housed in new galleries. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Juliette Binoche
Producer: Erika Wright

: They Should Know Better

Writer, wit and raconteur Gerry Anderson takes the second of three askance glances at some of the stranger doings of the great, good and not so good in Northern Ireland today.
Redundant Stuntmen and the Urge to Be Understood Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: The Archive Hour: Madness in Its Place

Professor Roy Porter explores life in a big mental hospital during the last century. With a regime including continuous baths, sleep therapy and electroshock treatment, some remember it as a place of incarceration and cruelty, but for others Severalls Hospital in Essex was a place of true asylum. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Classic Serial: Strong Poison

Dorothy L Sayers 's detective story is dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane has been wrongly accused of poisoning her ioverwith arsenic? Can he find the real murderer before Harriet is hungforthe crime?
Director Fiona McLean (R)


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Lord Peter Wimsey
Unknown: Harriet Vane
Director: Fiona McLean
Lord Peter Wimsey Simon: Russell Beale
Harriet: Emma Fielding
Freddy: Nicholas Boulton
Chief Inspector Parker: Nicholas Farrell
Norman: Neville Jason
Miss Climpson: Jennifer Piercey
Nurse Booth: Tessa Worsley
Bunter: Stephen Critchlow
Judge: David Timson

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerkchairs 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. Rptd from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerkchairs
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.
Blood Brothers. Barbara Dickson had no acting experience when she was cast to lead Blood Brothers. In this concluding programme, Davies is joined by Willy Russell , Bill Kenwright and members of the original cast to look at why this local Liverpool drama continues today to get audiences Springing to their feet.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Bill Kenwright

: Fine Lines

Tell Me a Story. Christopher Cook with poetry and conversation, includingguest poets Valerie Bloom and Adrian Mitchell. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Valerie Bloom
Unknown: Adrian Mitchell.

: News

: The Late Book: Nearest and Dearest

Five short stories about the family. 3: Touch and Go by Sian Preece , read by Lois Charlton. Agirl sits with her mother on a long plane journey, trying to find ways to pass the time. Gradually we realise this flight will change the child's life for ever. Producer Jane Dauncey (R)


Unknown: Sian Preece
Read By: Lois Charlton.
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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