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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Letter from America

Presented by Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News and events from the British countryside, with Richard Uridge.
Producer Adrian Holloway.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: 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 11pm John Peel : page 11


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

California - Heaven or He//?Comedian and author Arthur Smith examines holidays in Los Angeles. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish - a Tributeto Douglas Adams

A lover of gadgets and ideas, the author Douglas Adams, who died in May, went on to create a cult classic in The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Geoffrey Perkins pays tribute with the help of some of his friends and colleagues, including actors Stephen Fry and Griff Rhys Jones, and producer Simon Brett. Producers Jayne Gibson and John Pidgeon


Subject: Douglas Adams
Speaker: Geoffrey Perkins
Speaker: Stephen Fry
Speaker: Griff Rhys Jones
Speaker: Simon Brett
Producer: Jayne Gibson
Producer: John Pidgeon

: 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

BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm Paul Lewis on insurance claims: page 23


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.
Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Dead Ringers

Comedy impressions. Repeated from yesterday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers and Dead Ringers, Series 2, Part 1. are available on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

: News

: Straw Poll

Six debates chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience. 5: "Television isgoodforyou." LINESCLOSE at 2.20pm. Tovote 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 Marseilles Trilogy

Marcel Pagnol 's celebrated film trilogy is adapted for radio by Juliet Ace from translations by Margaret Jarman. 1: Marius. A young man who feels the call of the sea from his home in Marseilles is prepared to sacrifice family and love for his dreams. Director Ned Chaillet. Music Neil Brand


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol
Unknown: Juliet Ace
Unknown: Margaret Jarman.
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Music: Neil Brand
Cesar: Richard Johnson
Marius: Simon Scardifield
Fanny: Monica Dolan
Panisse: Andrew Sachs
Escartifigue: Stephen Thome
Monsieur Brun: Steve Hodson
Honorine: Maggie McCarthy
Stoker: Struan Rodger
Voice: Phillip Joseph

: In Search of the Seaside

The British seaside resort is a strange and unique institution. At the height of the summer season, Tony Lidington combs the coastline forthose charming characters who make our seaside an enduring delight. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Tony Lidington
Producer: Angela Hind

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Saturday PM

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


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

This week an interview with Brian Helgeland , director of the forthcoming action adventure film A Knight's Tale, which uses a classic rock-music soundtrack to enhance the story of a 14th-century squire who earns nobility on the jousting circuit. It shows a return to form for Helgeland after being fired from his last film, Payback, by its star. Mel Gibson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Brian Helgeland
Unknown: Mel Gibson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends until 6. 30

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 casts a critical eye overthis week's cultural events, including Beryl Bainbridge 's latest novel, According to Queeney, a fictional portrait of Samuel Johnson 's life in Georgian London, which is hotly-tipped to win this year's Booker prize. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Producer: Erika Wright

: Maps for the Future

Second in a series of inspirational graduation speeches. This week's speaker is rock musician Bono Of the group U2. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Gandhi's Mill Tour

In September 1931 the great Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi came to Britain to attend a conference on the future of his country. While in the UK he visited the depression-hit cotton towns of Lancashire, where he met mill owners and cotton workers, whose livelihoods were threatened by the Indian boycott of British cotton goods. Professor
Bhikhu Parekh , a lifelong admirer of Gandhi, tells the story of that extraordinary visit. Producer Libby Cross


Leader: Mahatma Gandhi
Unknown: Bhikhu Parekh
Producer: Libby Cross

: Classic Serial: The African Queen

Mike Walker's adaptation of CS Forester's novel, best-known in its film version by John Huston.
During the [First] World War, straight-laced missionary Rose Sayer and gin-swigging Cockney Charlie Allnutt find themselves marooned together in occupied central Africa. When Rose proposes they escape, the unlikely duo embark on a journey together through the whitewater rapids and crocodile swamps of the Ulanga river in Charlie's ramshackle old launch The African Queen.


Author: C.S. Forester
Adapted by: Mike Walker
Producer/Director: Kate McAll
Music composed by: Stuart Gordon
Rose Sayer: Tara Fitzgerald
Captain: Paul Humpoletz
Charlie Allnutt: Jamie Foreman

: Law in Question: Parole

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

How is it decided who can leave prison and who must serve their full sentence behind bars?
(Repeated from Wednesday)


Presenter: Marcel Berlins

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. With chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the south of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

This week requests for great poems and old favourites, such as If by Rudyard Kipling , and A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine. Presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Craig Raine.
Presented By: Frank Delaney.

: News

: The Late Story: Fantastic Tales

Five classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 1: The Shadowby Hans Christian Andersen, read by Peter Capaldi. A wise scholar grants his shadow freedom, releasing him into society to live as a man. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Shadowby Hans Christian
Read By: Peter Capaldi.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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.

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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.

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