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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Letter from America

Presented by Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Fisher.


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Farming Today This Week

This week's countryside and food-chain news in perspective. With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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 Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. John Peel: page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

Travel series. The mysterious underwater world of the sea has drawn so many addicts to scuba dive, snorkel orfree dive that it's amazing there's still room forthe fish. With 10 million divers registered in the USA alone, Arthur Smith considers what draws people below the waterline.
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.

: Hidden History: Blacker Than Black

Nathaniel Wells was the illegitimate son of a plantation owner and a domestic slave who travelled to Britain and became completely assimilated into early 19th-century polite society. There, he became a church warden, magistrate, deputy lieutenant of the county and, most incredibly, Sheriff of Monmouthshire -thus very probably becoming Britain's first black Sheriff. Producer Darren Broome


Unknown: Nathaniel Wells
Producer: Darren Broome

: Week In Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


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 Safe havens In hard times: page 28


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: 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 Grange over Sands in Cumbria with a panel which includes chairman of the Food
Recovery Unit and head of Northern Foods Lord
Haskins, John Redwood MP and political editor of The Observer Kamal Ahmed. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: Kamal Ahmed.

: 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 American Dentist

A comedy about democracy, diplomacy and dentistry by Mary Baker.

When Dr Thomas W. Evans became imperial court dentist to Napoleon III neither of them realised it was an appointment that was to change the course of history.
Of dentistry and destiny: page 15

Napoleon III's appointment with dentistry is the starting point for Mary Baker's comedy, her first radio play.

The Saturday Play: The American Dentist 2.30pm R4 FM

A casual reading of the synopsis of this play would suggest a rather worthy drama but in fact Mary Baker's first play for radio is a compelling comedy about an incredibly pompous man who became caught up in great events. Thomas Evans, the eponymous dentist, wrote an autobiography which Baker stumbled across at a jumble sale. The story of how Evans became dentist to Napoleon III and ended up helping the Empress Eugenie escape to England is fascinating in itself and made extremely funny by Evans's apparent belief that dentistry and destiny were somehow joint venture partners in life's great journey. And there is encouragement here for prospective radio playwrights: unsolicited scripts really do get read, for that is how Baker's arrived at BBC radio drama.


Writer: Mary Baker
Director: Sally Avens
Dr Evans: Colin Stinton
Eugenie: Barbara Durkin
Mrs Evans: Buffy Davis
Dr Crane: Paul Dubois
Napoleon III: Jonathan Coy
Mme Lebreton: Jennie Stoller
Mr Branwell: Sean Baker
Servant: Roger May
Innkeeper: Jonathan Keeble
Sir John: Philip Joseph

: Six Nations Rugby Special

Ireland v England
Uninterrupted commentary of the re-scheduled Six Nations match from Lansdowne Road, Dublin (kickoff 3pm). A win for England will give
Clive Woodward 's team their first Grand Slam since 1995. Presented by Eleanor Oldroyd , with commentary by Ian Robertson and Alastair Hignell , and expert summaries by Rob Andrew , Lawrence DallagliO and Hugo MacNeill. Producer Gordon Turnbull


Unknown: Clive Woodward
Presented By: Eleanor Oldroyd
Commentary By: Ian Robertson
Commentary By: Alastair Hignell
Unknown: Rob Andrew
Unknown: Lawrence Dallaglio
Unknown: Hugo MacNeill.
Producer: Gordon Turnbull

: Reel Histories

A three-part series comparing movie versions of history with the real events. 2: Braveheart. The battle of Stirling Bridge was missing a bridge, the hanging of Scottish nobles is pure folklore, and Mad Mel 's love interest was actually a a young girl living in France when William Wallace died. But Mel Gibson 's film captured the spirit of rebellion in 13th-century Scotland and inspired Scots to take a new interest in their past. Journalist Gerry Northam goes in search of the real William Wallace behind the film version. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Mad Mel
Unknown: William Wallace
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: William Wallace
Producer: John Byrne

: 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

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world, including an interview with director Joel Coen on his newfilm. The Man Who Wasn't There. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Director: Joel Coen
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

Tim Marlow and his guests review the work of two American masters, the choreographer Mark Morris with a world premiere at Sadler's Wells, and August Wilson's play Jitney at the Royal National Theatre. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Mark Morris

: The Game's Up

3: And They're Off. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Going for Bronze

Ian McMillan traces the rise of the British provincial universities from big scarves to student loans. He discovers how they started as exclusive institutions for the very select, went on to become exciting new plate-glass and free-love campuses forthe new meritocracy and now receive students from all walks Of life. Producer Alastair Wilson (R)


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Classic Drama: Invitation to the Waltz

Rosamund Lehmann 's classic novel about a young girl's adolescent rite of passage is dramatised by Tina Pepler. Olivia wakes up on her 17th birthday knowing that something has changed, but what exactly she doesn't yet understand. Her very first dance, a week later, is her opportunity to try out her wings in the wider world.
With Josh Boyden , Sophie Clarke , Jenny Coverack , Tom Espiner. Chris Garner , Ben Tinniswood , Chris Yapp and Oliver Zimmermann Producer/Director Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Rosamund Lehmann
Dramatised By: Tina Pepler.
Unknown: Josh Boyden
Unknown: Sophie Clarke
Unknown: Jenny Coverack
Unknown: Tom Espiner.
Unknown: Chris Garner
Unknown: Ben Tinniswood
Unknown: Chris Yapp
Unknown: Oliver Zimmermann
Director: Sara Davies
Olivia: Mary Nlghy
Kate: Rosie Giarratana
Mrs Curtis: Diana Quick
Mr Curtis: Andrew Collins
Uncle Oswald: David Lloyd
M Berton: Mark Meadows
Miss Robinson: Carol Brannan
Major Skinner: Mark Buffery
Marigold: Nicole Arumugam

: The Commission

Repeated from Wednesday

: Brain Of Britain 2001

Repeated from Monday

: Adventures in Poetry

Repeated from Sunday

: 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. 3: Robert Crawford from St Andrews writes Shrines and Lights about the continuing presence of Hadrian's Wall as a reservoir of the past. Producer Tim Dee (R)


Unknown: Robert Crawford
Unknown: St Andrews
Producer: 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.

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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