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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carol


Unknown: Lesley Carol

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Charlotte Smith explores the Firth of Forth. Producer Adrian Holloway. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Farming Today

Miriam O'Reilly reviews the week's developments in the foot-andmouth crisis and examines the implications forthe British Countryside. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Terry Waite.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthe 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

Why lie on a beach when you could be learning a new skill such as making a souffle, polishing candlesticks or folding napkins? It's not everyone's idea of a good time but this week Arthur Smith explores self-improvement as a holiday option. 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.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future withDouglas Adams

Four programmes to help you make sense of the digital world. Technology is affecting almost everything we do, and the possibilities forthe future can be both exhilarating and daunting. In the words of Douglas Adams "don't panic". In this first programme he demystifies the way in which music can be accessed on the internet, with help from Brian Eno and Michael Nesmith among others. Producer Mark Rickards (R)


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Michael Nesmith
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme which aims to sharpen the focus on current ideas and events.
Presented by Sheena McDonald. Producer Kirsten Lass


Presented By: Sheena McDonald.
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: From Our Own Correspondent

Colour, wit and observation as BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines.
Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: Dead Ringers

The hit impressionist programme stars
Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Croydon High
School for Girls by panellists including Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Smith;
Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ming Campbell ; and Green MEPfor London Jean Lambert. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ming Campbell

: 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: Mr Stimpson and Mr Gorse

Patrick Hamilton 's intriguing study of the British class system in the twenties is dramatised by Allan Prior. Reading estate agent Donald Stimpson plans to marry the pretentious widow Joan Plumleigh-Bruce , until a perverse young con man called Ralph Gorse intervenes. A ruthless opportunist and social climber, Gorse leaves broken gullible victims in his wake.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Dramatised By: Allan Prior.
Unknown: Donald Stimpson
Unknown: Joan Plumleigh-Bruce
Unknown: Ralph Gorse
Director: Richard Wortley
Ralph: Robert Glenister
Donald: Corin Redgrave
Joan: Kika Markham
Mary Anna: Livia Ryan
Odette: Alison Pettitt
Alfred: John Evltts
Major: Loan Meredith
Mrs Burford: Pamela Grace
Mr Norris: Alan Leith

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: 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 on the film programme Joan Allen talks about her starring role as a US presidential candidate in The Contender. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Joan Allen
Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Loose Ends

An eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

This week, a look at Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones in the new film of Helen Fielding's bestselling book. And Tom Sutcliffe and guests examine the myth of Cleopatra in a new exhibition about the Egyptian queen. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Renee Zellweger
Unknown: Bridget Jones
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Erika Wright

: Faith in Mind

Hannah and Her. The concluding programme providing insights into the experiences of biblical characters. Psychiatrist BriceAvery encounters
Mary Magdalene and her beguiling combination of sensuality and spirituality. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mary Magdalene

: The Archive Hour: Children's Hour

An exploration of the history of children's radio from the English speaking world. Michael Rosen discovers that for many children in northern and southern hemispheres, everything stopped at 5pm when their own radio shows began. Programmes featured include The Small Types Club in Canada, with its tiny host Baby Bee; The Argonauts' Club which encouraged Australian children to strive for the ultimate prize of a "golden fleece"; and serials like the adventures of Sergeant Preston of the Yukon which kept young American children enthralled in the thirties and fifties. Producer Caroline Barbour
A history of English-language-speaking children's radio programmes from around the world: page 42


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Classic Serial: The White Guard

The conclusion of Mikhail Bulgakov 's classic Ukrainian novel, dramatised by DJ Britton . Survival As Ukrainian nationalists seize control of Kiev, Alexei and Nikolka run fortheir lives. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mikhail Bulgakov
Dramatised By: Dj Britton
Alexei: Paul Hilton
Nikolka: James Loye
Myshlaevsky: Gerry Lepkowski
Shervinsky: Patrick Brennan
Shpolyansky: Tim Kirkus
Elena: Manon Edwards
Julia: Melanie Walters
Rusakov: Simon Ludders
Irina: Siriol Jenkins
Shchur: Brendan Charlson

: The Reith Lectures 2001: the End of Age

Professor Tom Kirkwood , this year's Reith lecturer, explores the topic of ageing and examines the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future. Sue Lawley introduces each of the five lectures from various venues. 2: Thread of Life From Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. "President Clinton promised Leo Blair an extra 25 years. Is it a sensible target?"
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood
Unknown: Leo Blair

: At Home with Healey

In Praise of the English Barn Dance. From
Elizabethan times to the new millennium, barn dancing is still very much alive. Current practitioners Gordon Potts and Caroline Butler discuss with Tim Healey the story of the British hoedown and discover why it is as infectious now as it was in the past. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gordon Potts
Unknown: Caroline Butler
Unknown: Tim Healey

: Poetry Please

Our fascination, fear and destruction of the natural world is explored through poems by Robert Frost ,
Ted Hughes , Norman MacCaig and Edward Thomas. Presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Presented By: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Book: Improvisations

Five short stories exactly 2,001 words long, written by Adam Thorpe. 4: Letters, read by Barrie Rutter. After his wife's death, Hanklin makes an unhappy discovery. Producer Chris Wallis (R)


Written By: Adam Thorpe.
Read By: Barrie Rutter.
Producer: Chris Wallis

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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