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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Timothy Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.

: 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 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 Miriam O'Reilly. Producers Adrian Holloway and Steve Peacock Open Country repeated 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 Professor Russell Stannard.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


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 Alison Hughes. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. llpm John Peel : page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes.
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

The best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises, presented by Arthur Smith. Producer Kevin Dawson. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Kevin Dawson.

: Liquid Companion

This week award-winning wine writer and broadcaster Andrew Jefford turns the spotlight on his own profession. Who exactly are these self-appointed wine critics and how much influence do they really have? French, American and British drinks writers compare notes. Producer Lauretta Reynolds


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Lauretta Reynolds

: The Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at Westminster, with Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from Lord's on the third day's play of the Second Test by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Tim Lane and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert comment from Graeme Fowler, Mike Selvey and JeffThomson. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including News at
1.15 and A View from the Boundary at 1.18. Producer Peter Baxter. 'Approximate times

: 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

: Inside Money

Curse of the Pyramid. Women Empowering Women - a get-rich-quick scheme - is sweeping the country, promisinggreat wealth for an initial "gift" of £3,000. But it has the flaw of all pyramids in that it will eventually crash. Listener Linda Smith joins Lesley Curwen to investigate why these schemes are still legal in the UK. Producer Lynne R Jones. Repeated Monday 3pm Don't be out of pocket: page 26


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Lynne R Jones.

: The Now Show

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


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at the British Museum in London by Kenneth Clarke , former Chancellor of the Exchequer; Daily Telegraph columnist Janet Daley ; David Trimble , former First Minister Northern I reland Assembly; and Labour peer Lord Winston. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Trimble

: 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: Crossing the Water

Jane Stevenson 's delicious concoction of snobbery and revenge is dramatised by Mike Walker. Oliver's quiet weekend in the country with his old university chums turns into a drunken midnight expedition to retrieve a family heirloom, which goes hilariously awry. Produced and directed by Chris Wallis


Unknown: Jane Stevenson
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Directed By: Chris Wallis
Oliver: Robert Daws
Georgiana: Belinda Lang
Adrian: David Thorpe
Colin: Robert Whelan
Edward: Ben Crowe
Claudia: Joanna Monro
Isabella: Mia Soteriou
Josh: Laith Badwan

: There's No Women Like Show Women

A two-part celebration of the history and daily life of Britain's funfairs as seen through the eyes of fairground women. In this first programme Clare Jenkins meets Fat Lil, Miss Tiny and the Lion-Faced Lady, and hears the amazing stories of the Headless Wonder and the World's Ugliest Woman - who went to court to prove it! Producers Janet Graves and Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producers: Janet Graves
Producers: Clare Jenkins

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Sheila McClennon. Executive producer Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


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.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Mark Rylance , star of Intimacy-Vhe most sexually explicit British mainstream film ever made - is in conversation with Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Rylance
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

A critical look at the week's cultural events, with Tom Sutcliffe and guests. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Erika Wright

: Chalkface Lovesongs: The Kids

High stress, low pay, poor status - why stay in teaching? A cross section of teachers recall the moments that remind them why the job is so worthwhile. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Thou Art Awful, but I Like Thee

Tim Brooke-Taylor presents a celebration and history of English bawdy through the ages, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Benny Hill and Carry On. What do the Bard and Frankie Howerd have in common and what do they have to say to us about our lives?


Presenter: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Ashley Blaker

: Classic Serial: Justine

The first book in Lawrence Durrell 's masterpiece, The Alexandria Quartet, is dramatised in two parts by Carey Harrison.
1: In thirties Egypt, Darley, an impoverished school teacher, falls in love with Justine Hosnani, Alexandrian society woman and wife of one of the richest men in the country.
Repeated from Sunday


Novel By: Lawrence Durrrell
Dramatised By: Carey Harrison.
Darley: Martin Jarvis
Nessim: Andrew Sachs
Justine: Phyllis Logan
Balthazar: Frank Lazarus
Clea: Souad Faress
Arnauti: Raad Rawi
Pursewarden: Geoffrey Beevers
Melissa: Dido Miles

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
David Cook , Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe-Richards 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: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Unknown: David Starkey

: Masterteam

Radio 4's general knowledge quiz continues, with London taking on Lincolnshire. With chairman Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday

: Fine Lines

From Dublin, poetry and conversation with two poets whose work combines sharp wit and social comment: Rita Ann Higgins from Galway and Julie O'Callaghan , who was born in Chicago but is now based in Dublin. Presented by Christopher Cook. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rita Ann Higgins
Unknown: Julie O'Callaghan
Presented By: Christopher Cook.

: News

: The Late Story: Four Late Shorts

Four short stories by well-known authors.
3: The White Witch. Christopher Hope recalls a trip to the Malaysian highlands that was perilous, then Strange. Producer Duncan Minshull (R)


Unknown: Christopher Hope
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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