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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Letter from America

Presented by Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News from the British countryside, with Richard Uridge. Producer AlasdairCross.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel looks at the foibles offamily life. Producer Paula McGinley. 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: Paula McGinley.

: Excess Baggage

The best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises, 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.

: Savaged by a Dead Sheep

The mastery of the art of invective is a crucial skill for politicians. Michael White examines the tradition of political insults and looks at how they can define an opponent's image, rebound counter-productively or simply add to the humour of politics. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Kirsten Lass


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

The Hard Sell. Is the advertising of financial products always fair? Listener Mark Stevens thinks it is often cynical and misleading. He objects to massaged performance figures and the increasing use of famous faces which may tempt consumers to buy the wrong products. He joins presenter Lesley Curwen to hearfrom victims of the hard sell. Producer Jennifer Clarke.


Unknown: Mark Stevens
Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: 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

: Straw Poll

Six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke. 1: "The sixties were a better time to be young than the present decade." LINES CLOSE at 2.20pm. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed] To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. Maximum call cost lOp Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Straw Poll Talkback: [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in last night's edition of Straw Poll. Producer Nick Utechin. E-MAIL: mail@testbed.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: The Saturday Play: A Dangerous Game

Shirley Cooklin 's drama in which British justice is put on hold when a paroled murderer kills after his release. A prisoner caught in a Home Office freeze on new paroles challenges the ruling and demands a psychological profile from a hard-line female psychiatrist. Their meetings prove explosive. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Director: Ned Chaillet
Dr Gayle: Suzanna Hamilton
Mike: Ray Lonnen
Dr Hines: Roger May
Alan: Terence Edmond
Anne: Karen Ford
Vic: David Thorpe
Prof Gully: Geoffrey Whitehead
Simon: Andrew Wincott
minister: Andrew Wincott

: In Search of Lost Roses

The first of three programmes exploring the history of the rose. This week Miriam O'Reilly learns how roses existed before mankind, how the Greeks revered them and how the Romans entombed their dead with them.


Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: 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 a report on an inevitable change in British films, from gangster movies to prison flicks, as The Parole Officer and, Greenfingers open in the same week. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes


Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

The week's cultural events, with Tom Morris and guests. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Morris
Producer: Erika Wright

: Strangers in a Strange Land

Writers on Writing and Migration. Three audio essays exploring the experiences of novelists who have chosen to live- and write - in countries other than their own. This week British journalist and author
Michael Pye , who spent 20 years living in New York City and later moved to rural Portugal.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Pye

: The Archive Hour: Buchan to Bond

When John Buchan completed his novel The Thirty-Nine Steps in 1915, he set in motion the British 20th-century love affairwith secret agents, gentlemen heroes, cads and bounders. Nigel
Fountain looks back at a peculiarly British type of thrillerthat fared especially well on radio, television and in the cinema.
Producer Bob Dickinson (R)


Unknown: John Buchan
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess Durbeyfield, the most tragic of Thomas Hardy 's heroines, struggles to overcome the pitfalls of poverty and ignorance. Adapted in four parts by Alan Sharp. 1: When herfather discovers that the family is related to the aristocratic d'Urbervilles, Tess is sent to see if she can find preferment. She meets Alec d'Urberville, who is to have a dramatic effect on her life.
Repeated from Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Tess of the d'Urbervilles is available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Alan Sharp.
Tess: Claire Rushbrook
Alec: Adam Godley
Angel: James D'Arcy
Mr Durbeyfield: Keith Barron
Mrs Durbeyfield: Amelda Brown
Liza: Lyndsey Marshal
Mrs d'Urberville: Jennie Stoller
Felix: David Thorpe
Cuthbert: Kenny Blyth
Marion: Janice Acquah
Lizzie: Clare Corbett

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Gerald Butler , Claire Fox , Ted Harrison and David Starkey cross-examine "witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma arising from one of the week's stories. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Gerald Butler
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: David Starkey

: Masterteam

The general knowledge quiz reaches the final, with this year's two top-scoring teams fighting for the title of Radio 4 Master Team 2001. With chairman Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Fine Lines

This week cross-cultural experiences of poverty, prejudice and hypocrisy in English and Asian society, with poets Roshan Doug , Birmingham's poet laureate, and Imtiaz Dharker. Presented by Christopher Cook. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Unknown: Imtiaz Dharker.
Presented By: Christopher Cook.

: News

: The Late Story: The Short Hello

Fourshort stories by Susie Maguire. 1: A Night In read by Alexander Morton. An encounter with a noisy group of women in a bar convinces James that sexism really does work both ways. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Stories By: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Alexander Morton.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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