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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Joe Aldred.


Unknown: Joe Aldred.

: Letter from America

Presented by AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

News from the British countryside, with Helen Mark. Producer Gabi Fisher.


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. This week's countryside and food-chain news put into perspective by experts in the field. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: 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 11pm John Peel: page 15


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

Travel series with Arthur Smith.
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 last 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 our lifetimes. Today he looks at the gradual disappearance of the weekend and asks if we are better off than ever because of the range of opportunities now on offer, or whether we have lost sight of the meaning of leisure under a tide of consumer choice. Producer Simon Crow


Producer: Simon Crow

: Talking Politics

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 Penny Hasiam. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: News Quiz

The topical panel game comes from Wells, Somerset, which is celebrating 800 years as a City following the granting of its charter by King John. With Alan Coren , Linda Smith and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

The political discussion programme with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. The panel includes Leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy MP, actor Fiona Shaw and Glenys Kinnock MEP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Glenys Kinnock

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Aerodrome

Rex Warner's novel about the lure of fascism is dramatised by Graham White. Roy and Bess's romance in the idyllic countryside of thirties England is shattered by the construction of an aerodrome on the edge of their village. Bit by bit the sinister military installation takes over the area.


Dramatised By: Graham White
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Right Lieutenant: Alex Jennings
Air Vice-Marshal: John Woodvine
Roy: Benedict Sandlford
Bess: Louisa Davis
Bess's mother: Jennie Stoller
Rector: Ray Lonnen
Sister: Carolyn Pickles
Mac: Carl Prekopp
Fred: Pater Darney
George: Sean Baker

: The Village

Three programmes in which
Professor Alun Howkins of the University of Sussex explores the history of the English village. 2: The Death of the Village. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Professor Alun Howkins
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine, 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

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


Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Stephen 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 and his guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
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 second of two talks, Gordon Sander , the grandson of the family in the Hague, tells of the dangers and near-discoveries as the Nazis flushed out the Jews from the secret refuges that had been their prisons for nearly three years. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anne Frank.
Unknown: Gordon Sander

: The Archive Hour: Thugs

When the Euro 2000 championships descended into riotous mayhem caused by British fans, the Government rushed legislation through Parliament. Yet such violence is nothing new: in the mid-fifties Lord Boothby condemned rioting following a screening of the film Rock around the Clock, while in the mid-sixties gangs of mods and rockers terrorised bank holiday crowds on Brighton beach "because we like hitting people". Professor Dick Hobbs traces the evolution of the British thug across more than half a century and seeks to understand the motivation of those involved in what seems little more than mindless Violence. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Professor Dick Hobbs
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: 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. 2: On Christmas Eve
1960, Arthur dozes in a bedroom at a party, remembering his rise to fame and growing love for Valerie, his embittered landlady. His friend and rival Maurice disappears with Judith, who becomes pregnant. Weaver, the boss, suspects either Maurice or Arthur.
Repeated from Sunday


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. Together they look for radical, practical solutions. 3: 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. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the West of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Poetry Please

Martin Jarvis and Harriet Walterjoin Frank Delaney to present listeners' favourite poems, including Miss Thompson Goes Shopping and a much-requested sonnet by Edna St Vincent Millay. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Edna St Vincent Millay.

: News

: The Late Story: Fantastic Tales

The last in a series of classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 5: The Nightby Guy de Maupassant. A young man takes great pleasure in his nightly walks through Paris, but one night something is terribly wrong. Read by Tom Hollander. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Guy de Maupassant.
Read By: Tom Hollander.
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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