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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Letter from America

Presented by AliStairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Alasdair Cross.


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Farming Today: This Week

This week's countryside and food-chain news.
Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today from 8.30

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Alison Hughes. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.C0.uk/radio4/hometruths E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday llpm John Peel : page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes.
Unknown: John Peel

: Excess Baggage

Travel series presented by Arthur Smith. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Other

Who are the people who tick the box marked "Other" on census forms? Christopher Simpson , who is quarter Rwandan, quarter Greek and half Irish, but grew up in England, is one. He meets other "others" and discusses with them what it is like not to know where you come from or who your people are. Producer Frances Byrnes (R)


Unknown: Christopher Simpson
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Talking Politics

Political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Sheila Cook


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Sheila Cook

: 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 Haslam. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: News Quiz Repeated from yesterday

BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of the News Quiz is available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Old Felixstowe in Suffolk with a panel including Menzies Campbell MP and former communications director at Conservative Central Office Amanda Platell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

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


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Visitor

By Jo Anderson. Poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson's life is changed by two seemingly unrelated visitors. But is there in fact an unseen connection and will he now be forced to question his whole life's work? Producer Bruce Hyman. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Jo Anderson.
Unknown: Alfred Lord
Producer: Bruce Hyman.
Director: Andy Jordan
Alfred Lord Tennyson: John Wood
Emily: Barbara Jefford
Ellen Terry: Fiona Christie
Edward: Simon Jones
Lionel: Matthew Morgan
Hallam: David Holt
Nurse: Vivienne Rochester
George: Simon Treves
Queen Victoria: Jo Anderson

: Reel Histories

A new three-part series comparing movie versions of historywith the real events. 1: Gladiator. Ridley Scott 's Roman epic won five Oscars and earned around $500 million at the box office, but how truthful was his vision of Rome? Gerry Northam discovers what a gladiator's life was really like. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Ridley Scott
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Weekend Woman's Hour until 4.15

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

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world with a Woody Al len special. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: 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 reviews over 30 years of theatre gossip in The Tynan Diaries , the journal of theatre critic and impresario Kenneth Tynan , edited by John Lahr. Intimate with virtually everyone in the theatre and film worlds on both sides of the Atlantic for 30 years, Tynan provides intriguing gossip on most of them. Plus a look at the Royal National Theatre's new production of Luther, starring
Timothy West and Rufus Sewell. John Osborne 's play is about Martin Luther , whose personal struggle with faith led to a battle with the Church that started the Protestant Reformation.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Tynan Diaries
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Edited By: John Lahr.
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Rufus Sewell.
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Martin Luther

: The Game's up

Three programmes in which Lynne Truss cheerfully confirms the prejudices of those who have never been tempted to attend a great sporting occasion. 2: Those Two Impostors. Triumph and tragedy. Over the moon to sick as a parrot in one easy step. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: The Paris Files

Forty years worth of correspondents' scripts have been recently discovered in the BBC's Paris bureau. They bring to life key moments in postwar France, including the liberation of Paris, the development of Concorde and the Channel Tunnel, the Paris student riots and the Algeria crisis. Jon Sopel looks through this record of recent French history and examines the lives of some of his predecessors as BBC Paris Correspondent. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Producer: Tony Grant

: Classic Serial: Faerie Queen

Book two of Edmund Spenser 's epic poem tells the story of Sir Guyon the Knight ofTemperance and his quest to destroy the Bower of Bliss. Philip Palmer 's adaptation mixes moments of vivid poetry with high adventure as Spenser finds himself faced by a rival storyteller keen to add a twist to the tale.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Edmund Spenser
Unknown: Philip Palmer
Spenser: Simon Russell Beale
Stella: Holly Aird
Sir Guyon: David Oyelowo
The palmer: Philip Whitechurch
Redcross: Lloyd Hutchinson
Archimago: Ray Lonnen
Duessa: Carolyn Pickles
Satyrane: Ewan Bailey
Dorien: Paul Rider

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue.6: Teachers on Trial. Are teachers too vulnerable in the classroom?
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain Of Britain 2001

Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of listeners' requests on the theme of farming, including poems by John Clare and Thomas Hardy. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Thomas Hardy.

: News

: The Late Story: Up against the Wall

In our collective imagination, Hadrian's Wall divides
England and Scotland. In this series, five poets -two from south of the wall, three from the north - visit Hadrian's Wall and write a poem about the experience. 2:
Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen but has lived in Northumberland for much of her life. Her poem This Far and No Furtherdraws on the voices and sounds of the local people who live in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall. Prod ucer Tim Dee (R)


Unknown: Tim Dee

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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