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: World News

: 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 Gabi Fisher. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

Magazine programme in which 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 13


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

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith explores the passion for travelling downstream and asks why river journeys appeal. 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.

: Tony Hawks's Lost Weekends

The second of a 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.
Today, the golden age of the weekend when, after 150 years of struggle, people could at last expect to have two days off each week, changing much of life as a result. Producer Simon Crow


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 Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: News Quiz

The topical panel show returns for a new series. With Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and guests. Repeated from yesterday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pickofthe News Quiz is available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed].


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

The political discussion programme with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Northrepps Cottage. Overstrand in Norfolk. The panel includes the chair of the transport select committee Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, the head of the Council for Rural Heritage Brigadier Alex Birtwhistle and editor of The EcologistZac Goldsmith. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alex Birtwhistle

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners calls and emails in response to last night's AnyQuestions? Phone on [number removed], or e-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Queen Gertrude PLC

Vanessa Redgrave stars in a specially commissioned play by Fay Weldon. In the year 2004, chief executive of Britain at Work PLC
Gertrude Hazlett describes herself as "trade union and caring management rolled into one". Yet, although she is a woman who has made a career out of controlling others, it soon becomes clearthat Gertrude herself is completely out of control.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Play By: Fay Weldon.
Unknown: Gertrude Hazlett
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Gertrude: Vanessa Redgrave
Cumber Oliver: Ford Davies
Cecilia: Emilia Fox
Elevator: Samantha Spiro
Probation officer: Janice Acquah
Designer: David Holt
Kate: Beth Chalmers
Mother: Josephine Woodford
Rita: Jennie Stoller

: The Village

The first of three programmes in which Professor Alun Howkins of the University of Sussex explores the history of the English village. A New Place to Live What do we mean when we talk about a village, and when were villages formed? Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Alun Howkins
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Sheila McLennon.
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

Weekly guide to the film world presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Stehen Hughes


Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stehen Hughes

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Can robots love? Tom Sutcliffe discusses Al: Artificial Intelligence, Steven Spielberg 's new sci-fi film that is a modern Pinnochio story originally imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick. Plus a review of Atonement, Ian McEwan 's latest novel. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Stanley Kubrick.
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Frank Family That Survived

In July 1942, two Dutch Jewish families, both called Frank, went into hiding from the Nazis, one in Amsterdam, the other in the Hague. The tragic fate of the Amsterdam family is well known from The
Diary of Anne Frank. In the first of two talks, Gordon Sander , the grandson of the family in the Hague, describes the threats and dangers that forced many Jews to "dive under". Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anne Frank.
Unknown: Gordon Sander

: The Archive Hour: The Children's Crusaders

Ian McMillan recalls a notable newspaper and a famous radio programme, both of which sought out the hearts and minds of British children in the middle decades of the last century. Producer Alastair Wilson (R)


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Classic Serial: This Sporting life

David Storey 's key novel of sixties Northern realism is dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown , It charts the ruthless rise of rugby league star Arthur Machin and his efforts to win the heart of embittered young widow Valerie Hammond. 1: On Christmas Eve
Arthur is at the dentist, having broken his teeth in a game. While under anaesthetic, he looks back over his rise to the city team and his growing love for Val.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Storey
Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Arthur MacHin
Unknown: Valerie Hammond.
Arthur: Ian Puleston-Davies
Val: Angela Saville
Johnson: Russell Dixon
Weaver: David Fleeshman
Maurice: David Crellin
Wade: Geoffrey Leesley
Slomer: Rob Pickavance
Frank: Alan Geer
Mrs Weaver: Sarah Parks
Judith: Amanda Fairclough
Ian: Daniel Hanbridge
Lynda: Stevie Jones

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. 2: DNA for All? Who should have access to our DNA? The police to reduce crime? The medical profession for research? With Chris Woodhead, Liz Forgan and Gary Slapper.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Chris Woodhead
Unknown: Liz Forgan
Unknown: Gary Slapper

: 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 West Of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

In the 17th century, after a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, and two terms as a member of parliament, poet George Herbert was ordained as vicar of the local church in Bemerton, Wiltshire. Frank Delaney goes there to meet the villagers who gather every yearto commemorate Herbert's life and work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Fantastic Tales

Five classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 4: The Ghost and the Bonesetter by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. Aterrified bonesetter fears for his life when he receives an unusual request from the tyrannical ghost of a local squire. Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
Read By: Sean Barrett.
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.

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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