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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

More travels through the British countryside with Richard Uridge. Including 6.40 FarmingToday Radio 4's team of experts assess the week's developments in the foot-and-mouth crisis and examine the implications forthe British countryside. Producers Adrian Holloway and Hugh O'Donnell
Shortened repeat of Open Country Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producers: Adrian Holloway
Producers: Hugh O'Donnell

: 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.


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: 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. Today Douglas Adams reflects on the potential of the internet for authors and publishers. How will e-publishing affect the book industry? And would Adams consider publishing his next work Online? Producer Mark Rickards (R)


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme which aims to sharpen the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: 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 Paul O'Keeffe. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Dead Ringers

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


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Free Church in London by panellists including The Times sketch writer Matthew Parris and Liberal Democrat Peer
BaroneSS Williams. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: 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: Penny Gaffs and Angel Places

Mike Dorrell's play about Charles Dickens as the author tries to make sense of things during a walk contrasts idealised scenes of marriage from
Dickens's fiction with bitter reality. October 1857. As problems in Dickens's marriage come to a head, he feels the pressure mounting. One night, unable to sleep, he walks the 30 miles from his home in London to Gad's Hill in Kent. But he cannot shake off the voices in his head.


Writer: Mike Dorrell
Director: Alison Hindell
Dickens: Richard Tate
Georgina: Siobhan Redmond
Wilkie: Andrew Wincott
Catherine: Alexandra Mathie
Barker: Simon Ludders
Mrs Barker: Ruth Jones
Pancks: Robert Harper
Ellen: Claire Cage
Mr Dick: David Middleton

: Art Atlas

The concluding programme in a series about the visual arts, exploring stories and themes byfocusing on the locations. The Collapse of Genius
Why do some artists start their careers like shooting stars, only to lose theirtouch and be condemned to repeat themselves for decades on end? Robert McNab investigates. Producer David Perry


Unknown: Robert McNab
Producer: David Perry

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman'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 director John Boorman talks about his new film The Tailorof
Panama based on the book by John le Carre , starring Pierce Brosnan , Jamie Lee Curtis and Geoffrey Rush. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer NickiPaxman


Talks: John Boorman
Book By: John Le Carre
Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Unknown: Jamie Lee Curtis
Unknown: Geoffrey Rush.
Presented By: Andrew Collins.

: 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 the programme focuses on Dallas on 22 November 1963, where James Ellroy , author of LA Confidential, begins his new novel The Cold Six Thousand- a dark depiction of hoods, cops and killers. With Tom Morris and guests. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: James Ellroy
Unknown: Tom Morris
Producer: Erika Wright

: Wise Guys

Alain de Botton plucks ancient philosophers from obscurity and asks what they can teach us today.
Today he examines Epicurus, the philosopher who got a reputation for loving luxury and pleasure. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Not a Penny off the Pay, Nota Second on the Day

Tony Benn commemorates the 75th anniversary of the 1926 General Strike - a dispute which divided the country along class lines. While miners said that they would rather starve than concede, for some it was just a kind of game, with volunteers fulfilling boyhood dreams by driving trams, buses and trains. As well as being a pivotal moment for the development of British industrial relations, it was also important for the future Of the BBC. Producer Andrea Kidd


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Andrea Kidd

: Classic Serial: The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane's classic, set during the bloodiest period of the American Civil War, is dramatised by James Saunders. Will Henry Fleming, a raw Union recruit, earn his badge of courage (a visible wound), or will he prove to be a coward? With
Matthew Ferguson, Michael Mahonen and Shaun Smyth. Repeated from Sunday


Author: Stephen Crane
Dramatised By: James Saunders.
Unknown: Henry Fleming
Unknown: Matthew Ferguson
Unknown: Michael Mahonen
Unknown: Shaun Smyth.

: The Reith Lectures 2001: the End of Age

Professor Tom Kirkwood explores the topic of ageing, examining 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. 3: Sex and Death
From the Edinburgh International Science Festival. " Does sex shorten our lives? Can it be, as some have suggested, that ageing and death are the price we pay for sex?" Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood

: At Home with Healey

John Clare - Country Fiddler. A Northamptonshire poet with a passionate love of the countryside, John Clare is also remembered for his tragic end in an asylum. Yet he was also a fiddler and a pioneer collector of folk songs. Tim Healey talks to poet Tom Paulin and musicians Gordon Tyrrall and Geoff Bowen about the musical side of Clare. Rptdfrom Sunday


Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: John Clare
Talks: Tim Healey
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Musicians: Gordon Tyrrall
Musicians: Geoff Bowen

: Poetry Please

Religious spirit in the poetic consciousness, from the fabric of the church to the mystery of the Easter story, presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Book: Improvisations

The last of five short stories exactly 2,001 words long, written by Adam Thorpe. Mercenary, read by David Calder. Stuart's past both defines and haunts him. Producer Chris Wallis (R)


Written By: Adam Thorpe.
Read By: David Calder.
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.

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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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