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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Letter from America

Comment from the United States, with veteran
Commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News and events from the British countryside, with Helen Mark. Including 6.40 Farming Today: This Week Radio 4's team of experts assess developments in the foot-and-mouth crisis. With Miriam O'Reilly. Producers Adrian Holloway and Steve Peacock Open Countryrepeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producers: Adrian Holloway
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Jacqueline Smith. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Shortened llpm John Peel : page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Travellers' tales, presented by Arthur Smith. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Liquid Companion

This week on the series about drink Andrew Jefford sniffs out the potential of English wine. Despite an unpredictable climate, wine makers in England and Wales still strive to produce tasty whites, vintage sparkling wines and even reds - but why? Producers Lauretta Reynolds and Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Robin Oakley.
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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 Georgina Davies. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Georgina Davies.

: The News Quiz

The topical comedy radio panel game, hosted by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of the News Quizis available now from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Etone Community School in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, by a selection Of newly elected MPs. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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: Stepniak

Martyn Wade's bittersweet true love story of Olive Garnett, sister of the famous Russian translator, Constance, who falls for a Russian expatriate whose charms hide a secret and rather sinister past.


Writer: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Olive Garnett: Justine Waddell
Stepniak: David Horovitch
Connie: Jennie Stoller
Edward: Charles Simpson
Olive Rossetti: Jasmine Hyde
Fanny: Elizabeth Bell

: Through the Courts

Clive Anderson presents a series exploring history through court cases. Witchcraft. In 1589
Joan Prentice confessed that she was visited by the devil, in the shape of a ferret, who carried out her orders in return for her soul. Three and a half centuries later in wartime Britain, Helen Duncan was tried under the Witchcraft Act of 1735 and sent to prison. What can witch trials tell us about our past and will the court records provide a brief glimpse into the lives Of both accuser and accused? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Joan Prentice
Unknown: Helen Duncan

: 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

Robert Altman , Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese were the kings of seventies cinema, but their recent work has been indifferent, if not downright bad. As Altman's DrTandthe Women is released, Andrew Collins looks at what went wrong. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Robert Altman
Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Unknown: Martin Scorsese
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's highlights include a review of Shrek, an animated satire of traditional fairytales that has taken America by storm thanks to its wicked humour. With Tom Sutcliffe and guests. Producer ErikaWright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: From Our Special Correspondent

Thank God! The British Journalist. British writers and politicians were among the first to realise how newspapers could make them world celebrities. Shaw, Wells and Kipling had shown the way that Churchill and Lloyd George would follow - with William Randolph Hearst willing to pay top dollar. Presented by Ian Christie. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: William Randolph Hearst
Presented By: Ian Christie.

: The Archive Hour Fred Perry - an Un-EnglishEnglishman

Working-class hero, scourge of the old school, member of the Hollywood jet set and fighter pilot for the United States Air Force - Charles Lambert presents a profile of Fred Perry , the last British man to win the Wimbledon tennis tournament. But Perry was farmorethanjustatennischampion.The son of a socialist MP, he was a world table tennis champion before he even took up lawn tennis. He also founded a fashion empire and owned the most glamorous tennis club in the world. Such charm, style and success nowadays would ensure Perry hero status, but in the twenties and thirties it made him an outcast. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charles Lambert
Unknown: Fred Perry

: Classic Serial: My Last Duchess

During a trip to Italy in 1838, Robert Browning visited Ferrara, home of the Dukes of Este. Inspired by a fresco portrait he saw there and what he learned of the Este family, he wrote his poetic masterpiece, My Last Duchess. The duke's first wife, whose portrait the poem vividly described, died young in suspicious circumstances in 1561. Martyn Wade 's dramatisation attempts to solve the mystery ofthe poem-what happened to the duchess and who did the deed?
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Martyn Wade
Duke: Roger Allam
Duchess: Emily Mortimer
Pandolfi: Tim McLnnerny
Fabriano: Robert Hands
Madruz: John Hartley
Musician: Jacob Heringman

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe Richards , David Starkey and Harvey Thomas cross-examine "witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma from one of the week's Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe Richards
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Harvey Thomas

: Masterteam

Radio 4's general knowledge quiz continues, with Lincolnshire and Edinburgh competing this week. With chairman Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Words Made Flesh

The Great Lakes state of Michigan is surrounded by one quarter of the world's fresh water. It is also home to the American poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch. In this programme he presents poetry inspired by Michigan's water, forests and famous capital Detroit. With fellow poet Michael Heffernan. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch.
Unknown: Michael Heffernan.

: News

: The Late Book: Scottish Shorts

The last of five short stories from Scotland.
Reunion by Michel Faber , read by Jimmy Chisholm. A domineering husband becomes suspicious of his wife's plan to attend a school reunion. Producer Bruce Young (R)


Unknown: Michel Faber
Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.
Producer: Bruce Young

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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.

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