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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.

Contributors

Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colourfrom the United
States, with veteran commentator AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News and events from rural Britain, with Helen Mark. Including at 6.40 FarmingToday: This Week. Radio 4's team of experts assess developments in the foot-and-mouth crisis. With Anna Hill. Producers Gaby Fisher and Steve Peacock Open Countryrepeated Thursday 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Mark.
Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producers: Gaby Fisher
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 Professor Russell Stannard.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: 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. Shortened llpm John Peel : page 13

Contributors

Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley.
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

If you can't afford a summer holiday abroad this year you may well be able to recreate the Mediterranean atmosphere down at your local lido. Arthur Smith visits the Serpentine Lido in London and looks at the continuing appeal of stripping off your clothes and class differences.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Liquid Companion

Malt whisky may be considered the finest dram but where would it be without the humble blended variety? Andrew Jefford assesses the future of the whisky market and discovers a few blends that are far from humble. Producers Adam Fowler and Paul Kobrak

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producers: Adam Fowler
Producers: Paul Kobrak

: Cricket: The Benson and Hedges Cup

The Final
Commentary from Lord's on Gloucestershire v
Surrey in the final of the Benson and Hedges Cup, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert comment from Alan Butcher and David Lawrence. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including
News at 2.15.
Producer Peter Baxter. * Approximate times

: The Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at Westminster, with Jackie Ashley of the New Statesman. Editor Marie Jessel

Contributors

Unknown: Jackie Ashley
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 TonyGrant

Contributors

Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court. Repeated tomorrow 9pm

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

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

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke isjoined in Hereford by panellists including former Chief Inspector of Schools Chris Woodhead ; Tessa Jowell , Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; and Zac Goldsmith editor of The Ecologist. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Chris Woodhead
Unknown: Tessa Jowell
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith

: 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

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: Princess Caraboo

Roger Stennett 's dramatisation of the extraordinary and poignant true story about a young woman who walked into the village of Almondsbury, near Bristol, in 1817, dressed in outlandish clothes and speaking an unrecognisable foreign language. Princess Caraboo became the talk of high society after she was taken in by the local magistrate and his wife, whose lives were changed for ever by their mysterious visitor. Produced and directed by Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Stennett
Directed By: Sara Davies
Princess Caraboo: Clare Corbett
Mrs Worral: Jenny Coverack
MrWorral: Philip Manlkum
Curate: Chris Donnelly
DrWilkinson: Cornelius Garrett
MrBird/SirJames: Andrew Collins
Miss Littleman/Mrs Neale: Kim Hicks
Maid: Kate Abraham

: Through the Courts

Clive Anderson explores historythrough court cases. Marriage, Divorce and Adultery. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon. Executive producer Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon.

Contributors

Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Comedian Mel Smith talks about his latest directorial effort, High Heels andLowLifes, and as Jurassic Park Hits released, there is a report on the art of the "threequel". With Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Talks: Mel Smith
Unknown: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends until 6.30

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

Contributors

Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

A look at The Far Side of the Moon, the latest theatrical spectacle directed by Robert Lepage , whose starting point is the idea that people once thought the moon was a mirror reflecting the Earth's image. With Tom Sutcliffe and guests. Producer ZahidWarley

Contributors

Directed By: Robert Lepage
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Chalkface Lovesongs

Books. Teachers recall the moments which remind them why the job is so worthwhile. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Are You Local?

An investigation into what "local" means in terms of radio broadcasting, showing how British stations
__ have provided a unique service to theircommunities at moments of crisis, tragedy and triumph.
Roger Phillips looks at news reporting at the sharp end of the Moss Side riots, an award-winning football fanzine of the airwaves, "door-knocking" in Leicester and an extraordinary on-air encounter in Northern Ireland between the wife of an RUC officer and the women Of the Catholic Community. Producer Rob Ketteridge

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Phillips
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Classic Serial: My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell 's comic classic about his eccentric upper-ciass English family, whose antics disrupt his natural history escapades on the island of Corfu in the thirties. Dramatised by Janys Chambers . In this concluding part the family's Christmas party gets totally out of hand. With Adam Usden , Will Tacey , Celia Imrie , Toby Jones and Anna Kirke. Repeated from Sunday. BBC RADIO COLLECTION: My Family and Other Animals is available now from all good retail outlets andwww.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Dramatised By: Janys Chambers
Unknown: Adam Usden
Unknown: Will Tacey
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Anna Kirke.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , 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

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Janet Soskice
Unknown: David Starkey

: Masterteam

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

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Snow

: Fine Lines

Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis celebrates watching her American cousin repairthe Hubble space telescope, and Michael Symmons Roberts looks recalls growing up in the shadow of the nuclear base at Greenham Common. With Christopher Cook. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts
Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: News

: The Late Book: Four Late Shorts

Four short stories by well-known authors.
2: The Tree by Helen Simpson , read by Gavin Muir. Producer Duncan Minshull (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Simpson
Read By: Gavin Muir.
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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