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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: 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 news and events from the British countryside. Including 6.40 FarmingToday: This Week
Radio 4's team of experts assess the week's developments in the foot-and-mouth crisis and examine the implications for the British countryside. Producers Adrian Holloway and Steve Peacock
Shortened repeat of Open CountryThursday 1.30pm


Producers: Adrian Holloway
Producers: Steve Peacock

: 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

The best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises, presented byArthurSmith. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future with Douglas Adams

The series giving the insider's view to the digital future. In this concluding programme Douglas Adams reveals his personal vision of the way in which technology may co-evolve with us. Having already provided a communication network unparalleled in our history, computers are set to revolutionise every aspect of our i ives. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at Westminster, with Robin Oakley. Editor SamWoodhouse


Unknown: Robin Oakley.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


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.

: The News Quiz

The return of the topical radio quiz for a new series, presented by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Sir John Lawes
School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, by historian
Professor Peter Hennessy , Ian McCartney MP, John Redwood MP and Baroness Williams. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Professor Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Ian McCartney

: 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: The Moving Finger

Agatha Christie 's novel is dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Miss Marple's knowledge of wickedness and her nose for evil are desperately needed in a sleepy little market town where a plague of anonymous letters has already caused one suicide. Can she prevent another - or even a murder?
With Elizabeth Bell, Hugh Dickson, Jenny Funnell, Roger May and Katherine Parr. Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Megan: Annabelle Dowler
Jerry: Nicholas Boulton
Mrs Calthrop: Patricia Scott
Joanna: Clare Corbett
Superintendent Nash: Sian Probert
[Actress]: Elizabeth Bell
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson
[Actress]: Jenny Funnell
[Actress]: Katherine Parr

: 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 an interview with legendary film-maker Lewis Gilbert who made Alfie, re-released in cinemas this week. And as Town and Country, starring Warren Beatty , finally comes out two years and many re-shoots later, Andrew Collins looks at the history of the real disaster movie - from Cleopatra to Heaven's Gate. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Lewis Gilbert
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 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 review of the new film adaptation of Louis deBernieres'sbestselling novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and Sam West as Shakespeare's haunted prince in a new production of Hamlet. With Tom Sutcliffe and guests. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Sam West
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Erika Wright

: Wise Guys

Alain de Botton plucks ancient philosophers from obscurity and asks what they can teach us today. In this concluding programme he examines
Montaigne, the philosopher who had read every book ever written in his time, yet considered most scholars blockheads and most books boring. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: A Lesser-Spotted Love Song

Mark Cocker presents a natural history of the British bird-watcher, featuringgiants of the past such as radio ornithologists James Fisher and Eric Simms , and Desmond Nethersole Thompson who recounts running battles with the police as he stole eggs. And current bird-watchers Chris Mead , Ian Wallace and Tim Sharrock wax lyrical about great birds. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Mark Cocker
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Desmond Nethersole Thompson
Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Tim Sharrock
Producer: Tim Dee

: Classic Serial: Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens 's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment is dramatised in five parts by Doug Lucie. 2: ArthurClennam still believes his parents have wronged someone, but he can't get any help from the Circumlocution Office. He also thinks he has found a new love, and Little Dorrit receives a proposal. With Ian McKellen , Julian Wadham , Margaret Tyzack , John Wood , Jasmine Hyde and Indira Varma. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Little Dorrit
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Julian Wadham
Unknown: Margaret Tyzack
Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Jasmine Hyde
Unknown: Indira Varma.

: The Reith Lectures 2001: the End of Age

Professor Tom Kirkwood , thisyear's Reith lecturer, explores the topic of ageing. He examines the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future. Sue Lawley introduces this concluding lecture from the International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. New Directions
"We are at a turning point. The decisions we take in the next few years will have far-reaching con sequences forthe state of future society." WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood

: The Fiddle Comes Home

For ten years a violin lay gathering dust in an East London attic. Built by a student of Stradivarius, it was once owned by a miner's son who went on to lead the Halle Orchestra. Now worth a six-figure sum, it is played by Peter Hanson who traces the instrument's history. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Halle Orchestra.
Played By: Peter Hanson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Poetry Please

Poems exploring the world of work, from flirtatious office friendships to the providers of our daily bread. Presented by Frank Delaney. Readers Elizabeth Bell, David Collins and Geoffrey Palmer. Repeated from Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Poetry Please Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com


Presented By: Frank Delaney.
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.

: News

: The Late Book: Shaggy Dog Stories

Five stories on a canine theme. 2: A Partner for Life by Kate Atkinson , read by Stephen Tompkinson.
Gerard has never met a woman who comes close to evoking the same affection he feels forthe Dog. Then he joins a dating agency. Producer juiia Butt


Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

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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