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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Roy Kearsley.


Unknown: Dr Roy Kearsley.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: 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 weeks countryside and food-chain news put into perspective by experts in the field. Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk.


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents more travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises.
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.

: Hollywood Nails at Dawn

Mariella Frostrup looks at how the modern day
Hollywood promotional system grew up to combat the queens of Hollywood gossip, Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper. The two rival columnists would stop at nothing to get their scoop between the thirties and the sixties, and were able to wield enormous power overthe studio system. Told through original archive recordings and new interviews with current Hollywood figures, this is the story of a bitter battle between two formidable women. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Louella Parsons
Unknown: Hedda Hopper.
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Week in Westminster

Peter Osborne of the Spectator looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Osborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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

Simon Hoggart hosts the last in the present series of the topical panel game with panellists Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Linda Smith. 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
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Any Questions?

The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Neston in Cheshire, with a panel including the MPs Tony Banks and David Cameron , and The Times sketchwriter Matthew Parris.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Matthew Parris.

: 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: A Woman in Waiting

Actress and singer Thembi Mtshali 's s powerful autobiographical play focuses on her mother, who looked after other people's children while her own waited at home. It spans the days of South Africa's apartheid and the Truth and Reconciliation
Hearings. Written by Thembi Mtshali and Yael Farberand performed by Thembi Mtshali. Director Claire Grove


Singer: Thembi Mtshali
Written By: Thembi Mtshali
Written By: Yael Farberand
Unknown: Thembi Mtshali.
Director: Claire Grove

: Another Time, Another Place

Last in a series exploring our imaginative link with the pastthrough historical fiction. 4: The Restoration
Amanda Vickerygoes on location in Oxford with novelist lain Pears, and is joined by studio guests to explore the mystery ofthe Restoration. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Amanda Vickerygoes
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Fiona Hill. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: 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 writer/director Henry Bean on his controversial new film The
Believer, which is about a Jewish teenagerwho becomes the leader of an anti-Semitic militia.
Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Director: Henry Bean
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, including Uncle Tungsten, the autobiography of the neurologist and great storyteller, Oliver Sacks.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Belinda Sample

: African Lessons

Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa may be a fragile plant. In the first of two programmes, David Walter takes part in a conference for political parties in the Kenyan town of Mombasa and finds Africans also have much to teach US.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Walter

: The Archive Hour: Double Disney

A century after his birth, the jury is still out on Walt Disney. There's "Uncle Walt" who brought pleasure to millions and his alter-ego, the anti-Communist mogul with propagandist ideas for social engineering. Russell Davies weighs the evidence in the BBC'S archives. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Classic Serial: The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins 's classic Victorian thriller is dramatised in four episodes by Martyn Wade. 3: Laura has finally come face to face with the woman in white who so resembles her. She had hoped to discover more about Sir Percival's secret but their meeting was interrupted. Marian begins to fearfor her sister's safety. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Walter: Toby Stephens
Marian: Juliet Aubrey
Laura: Emily Bruni
Sir Percival: Jeremy Clyde
CountFosco: Philip Voss
Anne: Alice Hart
Mme Fosco: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Frederick: Edward Petherbridge
MrGilmore: Sean Baker
Mrs Michelson: Carolyn Pickles
Mr Dawson: Jonathan Keeble
MrsRubelle: Richenda Carey

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Roger Scruton , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine "witnesses" with different but passionate views on one of the week's moral dilemmas. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday
CAWNG NEW CONTESTANTS If you would like to be considered as a contestant for Brain of Britain 2002 request an audition by writing to Brain of Britain. BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA and you will be contacted in the New Year


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Radio Poems

Two programmes which commission poets to write about a place central to their imagination and heart. 2: Such Heavenly Bric-a-Brac. The poet
Michael Longley travels to Carrigskeewaun in County Mayoa place of poetic nourishment for him - to write a sequence of poems about a I ifelong source of inspiration: its birds. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Michael Longley

: News

: The Late Story: Ballet Stories

3: The Fire-bird by Bonnie Greer. Prince Ivan is so entranced by a beautiful bird of fire that he lies in wait in the forest to capture her. The lovely creature offers her captor a magical feather for ransom. Read by Anthony Dowell. Producer Anne-Marie Maher-Williams


Unknown: Bonnie Greer.
Read By: Anthony Dowell.
Producer: Anne-Marie Maher-Williams

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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