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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

All this week's programmes are broadcast live from Rome with the Radio 4 pilgrims . Presented by Denis Nowlan.


Presented By: Denis Nowlan.

: 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. 6.35 Farming Today: This Week Producer Gabi Fisher.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry 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 12


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

Do footballers suffer from homesickness when they leave their country to play abroad? Would you ever dream of running across the Sahara? And what's it like to travel with the England cricket team? Arthur Smith is joined by Frances Edmonds and James Henderson to discuss sport and travel. Producer Cathie Mahoney. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: James Henderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Tony Hawks's Lost Weekends

The first of a new three-part series in which Tony
Hawks investigates the origins and purpose of the weekend, a British invention that was created - and is now being lost- within most of our lifetimes. This week, he visits Morecambe, a town that was apparently made for the weekend, and discovers that the resort, like the weekend itself, has undergone a transformation. Producer Simon Crow Something for the weekend: page 18


Producer: Simon Crow

: 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 Chris A'Court. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Dead Ringers

Comedy impressions from Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

The first in a new series of the political discussion programme with Jonathan Dimbleby. This week's edition comes from Pulborough in West Sussex with Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics Tony Benn, General Secretary of the TUC John Monks and Ann Widdecombe MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: John Monks
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions? Phone on 08 [number removed], ore-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Marseilles Trilogy

Concluding the adaptation of Marcel Pagnol 's celebrated film trilogy by Juliet Ace from translations by Margaret Jarman. 3: Cesar. Twenty years after the events of the first part of the trilogy, the sad comedy of lost love is replaced by a rich comedy of death and disclosure. A mother's secrets send her son off in search of a father he never knew.
Director Ned Chaillet. Music Neil Brand


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol
Unknown: Juliet Ace
Unknown: Margaret Jarman.
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Music: Neil Brand
César: Richard Johnson
Marius: Simon Scardlfleld
Fanny: Monica Dolan
Panisse: Andrew Sachs
Cesanot: Tam Williams
Monsieur Brun: Steve Hodson
Escaar tefigue: Stephen Thorne
Stoker: Struan Rodger
Elzear: Philip Joseph
Fernand: Sean Baker

: The World's a Stage

Two programmes in which Henry Goodman lifts the curtain on the working lives of today's actors, seeking out the real people behind the theatrical masks and the issues that affect them.
2: MerelyPlayers? How much are actors involved in the creative process, and how much control do they have overthe direction oftheircareers?
Contributors include Geraldine James , Patrick Marber , Simon McBurney and Pam St Clement. ProducerClare Csonka


Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Simon McBurney

: 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

In the week that Al is released, the weekly guide to the film world presents a Steven Spielberg special. With Andrew Collins. Producer Stehen Hughes


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stehen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Burns

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe discusses this week's cultural highlights including David Starkey 's newtelevision series, The Six Wives of Henry VIII , and a review of Chekhov's early play Platonov in a new adaptation by David Hare. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: David Hare.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Maps for the Future

The last of four inspirational graduation speeches features Peter Ustinov and Helena Kennedy. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Helena Kennedy.

: The Archive Hour: The Co-op

Chris Bowlby tells the story of the Co-operative Movement, the great working class consumer organisation and its struggle to adapt to the modern world. The programme uses previously un-broadcast material from the Co-op's own archives. Producer Smita Patel (R)


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: Classic Serial: The Group

Mary McCarthy 's novel about eight graduates from the prestigious American women's college, Vassar, is dramatised in two parts by Moya O'Shea. 2: Three years since their graduation from Vassar College, half the group has married. Kayto Harald , Dottieto Brook and Pokeyto a distant cousin. Polly, Libby, Helena and Lakey remain single. Nevertheless, there are some surprises in store for all the women as theirtangled adventures continue in New York.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mary McCarthy
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Kayto Harald
Unknown: Dottieto Brook
Narrator: Gayle Hunnicutt
Kay: Brlony Glassco
Harald: Mark Caven
Polly: Theresa Gallagher
Libby: Laurel Lefkow
Priss: Joanna Weir
Helena: Tara Ward
Dottie: Rebecca Front
Pokey: Moya O'Shea
Lakey: Buffy Davis
Norine: Lorelei King
Gus: Henry Goodman
Jim: Adam Sims
Sloan: Aaron Swartz
Stephen: Adam Noble

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. Togetherthey look for radical, practical solutions. 2: NuclearPower Is it the safest and cleanest form of energy? With
Bridget Ogilvie , Matthew Taylor and Don Cruickshank. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Bridget Ogilvie
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Don Cruickshank.

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the Midlands and East Anglia. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Martin Jarvis and Harriet Walterjoin Frank Delaney for listeners' requests, including Kipling's The Way through the Woods and Larkin's Wedding Wind. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: News

: The Late Story: Fantastic Tales

Five classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 3: The Holes In The Mask. Simon Russell Beale reads Jean Lorrain 's story which journeys into the dark imaginings of the narrator as he dreams his Own death. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Jean Lorrain
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.

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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