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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Iftikhar Awan.


Unknown: Iftikhar Awan.

: Letter from America

Presented by AliStairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Countryside news and events, with Richard Uridge. Producer Alasdair Cross.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.
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.

: Back to Front

Second in a series juxtaposing sports events against the news they eclipsed. When Ian Botham strode to the wicket for the Test against Australia in July 1981, all seemed lost. His unexpected triumph was propelled from the sports section to the news headlines. Simon Barnes talks to cricketer Graham Dilley, whose 56 at the other end to Botham was no less impressive, and sets that event in the context of the other news of the time, including the riots in Toxteth, Liverpool, the approaching wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and the electoral surge of the newly formed Social Democratic Party.

(A profile of the cricketer, Ian Botham: 100 Per Cent Beefy, can be seen tomorrow at 9.00pm on BBC2)
(The innings that made Botham a legend, plus book offer: page 23)


Subject: Ian Botham
Interviewer: Simon Barnes
Interviewee: Graham Dilley
Producer: Tom Alban

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events, presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Richard Vadon


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Richard Vadon

: 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

Small Investors. Actor Matthew Morgan wants to give his one-year-old daughter the best financial head start possible so she can eventually have her own money for university, travel or starting her own business. Given the unpredictable nature of his profession, Lesley Curwen examines the best ways tosaveforherfuture. Producer Jennifer Clarke.


Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: The Now Show

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


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Straw Poll

Six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience.
3: "We'd all be better off without supermarkets." 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: straw.poll@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: The Saturday Play: The Holiday

Michelene Wandor 's dramatisation of poet Stevie Smith 's favourite among her own novels - a story of unresolved love, set at the end of the Second World War, when everyone is unsettled, and summer is about to end. Director Janet Whitaker.


Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
WrIter: Stevie Smith
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Celia: Lucy Whybrow
Casmilus: Andrew Wincott
Tiny: Roger May
Tom: Philip Joseph
Aunt: Janet Henfrey
Uncle Heber/Clem: Gordon Reid
Lopez/Tuf: Rachel Preece

: In Search of Lost Roses

In the last of three programmes about the history of the rose, Miriam O'Reilly talks to the great rosarian Graham Stuart Thomas. Producer Sera Lefroy Owen


Talks: Miriam O'Reilly
Unknown: Graham Stuart Thomas.
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

How do you follow up the most successful British film ever? That's the problem facing The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo , whose new film Lucky Break opens this week. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes


Director: Peter Cattaneo
Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

An eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and guests, this week from the Edinburgh Festival. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

The week a review of Tim Burton's new film, Planet of the Apes, as the director of Edward Scissorhands applies his bizarre vision to the 1968 science-fiction classic. With Tom Morris and guests.


Presenter: Tom Morris
Producer: Erika Wright

: Strangers in a Strange Land

Writers on Writing and Migration. A series exploring the experiences of novelists who have chosen to live and write in countries other than their own. From her current home in the American South, Australian Janette Turner Hospital reflects upon her peripatetic writing career and the impact this has on her sense of identity and belonging.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Unknown: Janette Turner Hospital

: The Archive Hour: Three Days That Changed the World

On Monday 19 August 1991, with perestroika no longer headline news and most foreign correspondents on holiday, Moscow Radio suddenly announced that President Gorbachev had been taken ill. Over the following three days, 70 years of communism were overthrown and a superpower was finished. For Bridget Kendall - BBC Radio's Moscow correspondent at that time - it was the biggest story of her life. Here, with the voices of the Moscow office staff who broke the story, she shares her personal diary of those three days.


Presenter: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Classic Serial: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy 's novel adapted in four parts by Alan Sharp. 3: Tess finally agrees to marry Angel, but is still torn overwhetherto tell him about the child she conceived after Alec d'Urberville took advantage of her. With Claire Rushbrook and Adam Godley. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Alan Sharp.
Unknown: Claire Rushbrook
Unknown: Adam Godley.

: The Law in Question: Health

Marcel Berlins chairs the legal debate in which members of the public pit their wits against professionals.

Who should receive expensive medicines, and when is the doctor at fault? (Repeated from Wednesday)


Presenter: Marcel Berlins

: Brain of Britain 2001

General knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Actors Carole Boyd and Michael Elwyn and poets
Gerard Benson and Rommi Smith join Frank Delaney on stage at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford to present listeners' favourite poetry. Rptd from Sunday


Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Michael Elwyn
Unknown: Gerard Benson
Unknown: Rommi Smith
Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: The Short Hello

Four short stories by Susie Maguire. 3: Incomplete
A young woman visits her dying father in hospital and reflects on the changing nature of their relationship. Read by the author. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Stories By: Susie Maguire.
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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