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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Letter from America

Presented by AliStairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News and events from the British countryside, with Richard Uridge.
Producer Gabi Fisher. Shortened


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a 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. Repeated Monday llpm John Peel: page 15


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

This bank holiday Stuart Maconie and guests discuss what to do with long weekends. Do we make the best of them or should we look to the French for advice? Producer Cathie Mahoney. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Back to Front

The conclusion of a three-part series juxtaposing sports events that made the front page against the news they eclipsed. July 1990 and the world was in motion. Walls were crumbling in eastern Europe and a former South African terrorist took tea at
Number 10. Simon Barnes looks back to England v West Germany in the semi-final of the World Cup in 1990. It was a match of iconic moments: Gazza was booked and cried, Lineker mouthed "have a word" to the bench and Waddle made a fateful penalty Shot. Producer Rachel Pink


Unknown: Simon Barnes
Producer: Rachel Pink

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Sheena McDonald. Producer Ingred Hassler


Presented By: Sheena McDonald.
Producer: Ingred Hassler

: From Our Own Correspondent

Colour, wit and observation as BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced byKateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

The Equitable Dilemma. Policyholders will soon have the chance to vote to determine the future of Equitable Life. But what's best for one policyholder may not be best for another. Lesley Curwen is joined by policyholders to explore the next crucial chapter of the Equitable Life story. Producer Kim Barrington


Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Kim Barrington

: Dead Ringers

The Sony Award-winning impressionist show returns for another series. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens. Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly. Rptd from yesterday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers and Dead Ringers. Series 2. Part are available on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Kevin Connelly.

: News

: Straw Poll

Six debates on issues of perennial interest. chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience. 4: "Instant communication isthe curse of the 21st century." 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: Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death

"You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed. It's the only solution." Ominous words heard through a hotel window which prophesy murder in the Red Rose city of Petra. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
(FM only)


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Mrs Boynton: Miriam Kariin
Lady Westholme: Jill Balcon
Sarah: Connie Walker
Dr Gerard: Sean Baker
Jefferson: Jonathan Keeble
Col Carbury: John Woodnutt
Miss Pierce: Jennie Stoller
Lennox: Roger May
Nadine: Helen Ayres
Raymond: Kenny Blyth
Carol: Jasmine Hyde
Ginerva: Clare Corbett

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Executive producer Anne Tyley. EMAIL: 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

Today on the weekly guide to film Antonia Quirke talks to David Thomson as he updates his book, The Biographical Dictionary Of Film. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Antonia Quirke
Unknown: David Thomson
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

Tom Sutcliffe reviews this week's cultural highlights, including Fury, Salman Rushdie 's new transatlantic comic novel whose hero leaves Britain for New York, ajourney made by Rushdie himself. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Producer: Erika Wright

: Maps for the Future

First in a series of inspirational graduation speeches. Today's speakers are George and Barbara Bush. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Barbara Bush.

: Archive Hour: That'll Never Work on the Wireless

Ventriloquism, juggling and conjuring all depend on being able to see what's happening, yet all have worked on radio. Dance, the visual arts and sport should be impossible in a sound-only world, but they are also successful - indeed, sport is a mainstay of radio. Sean Street, Britain's first professor of radio, examines the nature of the medium and considers aspects that ought to work but are very hard to bring off - like sex and death. Producer Julian May Ventriloquism on radio?: page 25


Unknown: Sean Street

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: Classic Serial: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

The final part of Thomas Hardy 's novel, adapted by Alan Sharp. Tess is working at a desolate, windswept farm, hoping that Angel will come to save her.
Repeated from Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Tess of the d'Urber villes is available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Adapted By: Alan Sharp.
Tess: Claire Rushbrook
Alec: Adam Godley
Angel: James D'Arcy
Mr Durbeyfield: Keith Barron
Mrs Durbeyfield: Amelda Brown
Liza: Lyndsey Marshal
Cuthbert: Kenny Blyth
Marion: Janice Acrjuah
Mrsd'Urberville: Jennie Stoller
Mr Crick: Sean Baker
Mrs Crick: Annette Badland
Rev Clare: Robert East
Mrs Clare: Joanna Wake
Felix: David Thorpe
Retty: Rachel Gleaves
Izzy: Alison Pettltt

: The Law in Question

Marcel Berlins helps members of the public pit their wits against professionals. Planning. What is the law's role in decisions about planning and the environment? Rptd from Wednesday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Brain of Britain 2001

General-knowledge contest. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Requests for poems which have been set to music, and lyrics which stand up in their own right. Pieces are performed by the writers, including Philip Gross, Lemn Sissay , Jean "Binta" Breeze and Leonard Cohen. With Frank Delaney. Rptdfrom Sunday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Leonard Cohen.
Unknown: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Story: The Short Hello

The last of four short stories by Susie Maguire.
A Brown Study read by Crawford Logan. A fictional episode in the real life of Scottish comedian Arnold Brown. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Stories By: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Unknown: Arnold Brown.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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.

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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.

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