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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colourfrom 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. lncluding6.40 FarmingToday: This Week Radio 4's team of experts assess developments in the foot-and-mouth crisis. With Miriam O'Reilly. Producers Alasdair Cross and Steve Peacock Open Country repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Russell Stannard.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

Saving Shangri-La. In 1931 British writer
James Hilton travelled to a remote valley in north Pakistan, where he found a place so beautiful and remote he christened it Shangri-La. Its real name was the Hunza Valley, where beautiful green-eyed, blond-haired people lived to over 100 years old. In 1967 the Karakorum Highway connected Hunza forthe first time with the outside world, threatening its unique culture. Anthony Sattin finds out how the valley survived the onslaught of the modern world. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: James Hilton
Unknown: Anthony Sattin
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Liquid Companion

This week on the series about drink Andrew Jefford investigates the British pub. Where once breweries called the shots overwhat pubs did and sold, they now find themselves at the mercy of powerful pub chains free from brewing interests. But does this shift in power increase choice? And most of all, does it guarantee the future of your local?


Presenter: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Lauretta Reynolds
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

(or until close of play)
England v Australia
Commentary on the third day's play of the First npower Test from Edgbaston by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell. Expert comment from Graeme Fowler, Mike Selvey and Jeff
Thomson. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including News at
1.15 and A View from the Boundary at 1.18. Producer Peter Baxter. *Approximate times
Win tickets for the Ashes Fifth Test: page 23

: The Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at Westminster, with Robert Shrimsleyofthe Financial Times. Editor Jane Ashley


Editor: Jane Ashley

: 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 Penny Haslam. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with the topical comedy show that looks at everything "now". Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined from Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire by panellists including Margaret Beckett MP and Professor Niall Ferguson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Professor Niall Ferguson.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Nick Clarke takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris

Leon Garfield's play, dramatised by Roy Apps, concerns young Harris who decides to give his baby sister every chance in life. He takes it upon himself to arrange this, but the results are devastating.


Author: Leon Garfield
Dramatised By: Roy Apps
Director: Celiade Wolff
Narrator: David Westhead
Bostock: Hugh Viney
Harris: Nick Robinson
Mr Brett: Martin Parr
Dr Bunnion: Phillip Barnes
Ralph: Tom Bevan
Major Alexander: Gavin Muir
MrRaven: Peter Gunn
Tizzy: Deborah Berlin
Mrs Alexander: Liz Morgan
MrsBonney: Jean Trend

: Through the Courts

Clive Anderson presents a series exploring history through court cases. Treason. What can treason trials tell us about our national insecurities and prejudices? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: 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

Dan Damon with the day's news and sports headlines.


Unknown: Dan Damon

: Back Row

This week an interview with Steve Buscemi , aka Mr Pink in Reservoir Dogs. And Andrew Collins looks at the secret pleasures of cheese, as another corny Hollywood weepie, Sweet November, is released. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Steve Buscemi
Unknown: Mr Pink
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

The week's cultural highlights include Lara Croft : Tomb Raider, starring Angelina Jolie as the iconic virtual heroine, in a film adaptation of the popular computer game. With Tom Sutcliffe and guests. Producer ZahidWarley


Unknown: Lara Croft
Unknown: Angelina Jolie
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: From Our Special Correspondent

Writingthe Reich. William Randolph Hearst had a long history of standing up for Germany. He opposed the Versailles Settlement so vehemently that this became an obsession and helps to explain why he published Hitler and Goering in his flagship newspaper. Presented by Ian Christie. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Writingthe Reich.
Unknown: William Randolph Hearst
Presented By: Ian Christie.

: The Archive Hour: Ballerina

Dancer Deborah Bull discovers the truth behind the stereotype of the ballerina. Talking to tomorrow's stars and listening to archive recordings of yesterday's greats she asks what it means to be a ballerina. Featuring rare archive of Margot Fonteyn , Tamara Karsavina , Alicia Markova and Lynn Seymour. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Tamara Karsavina
Unknown: Alicia Markova
Unknown: Lynn Seymour.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Classic Serial: My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell 's comic classic about his eccentric
English family and his escapades on the island of Corfu in the thirties. Dramatised in two parts by Janys Chambers. Part 1. With Adam Usden ,
Will Tacey , Celia Imrie and Toby Jones. Repeated from Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: My Family and Other Animals is available now from all good retail outlets andwww.bocshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Adam Usden
Unknown: Will Tacey
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Toby Jones.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Janet Soskice and David Starkey 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Soskice
Unknown: David Starkey

: Masterteam

Radio 4's general knowledge quiz continues, with chairman Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with one of the most significant poets writing today, Paul Muldoon , Oxford Professor of Poetry. With Christopher Cook. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: News

: The Late Book: Four Late Shorts

Four short stories by well-known authors.
1: A Feast for Catherine by Michele Roberts , read by Sian Thomas. She plans a trip to Rome to meet her lover. But the best laid plans ... Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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