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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: 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 Adrian Holloway.


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Farming Today This Week

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


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

: Today

With Alan Little and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cannon David Winter


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Toquil MacLeod. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. John Peel: page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Toquil MacLeod.

: Excess Baggage

Does knowing where you are going always enhance the journey? Today Arthur Smith meets Helen Lederer who believes that travel by map restricts the sense of adventure, even in Europe, and Benedict Allen , an explorerwho often goes mapiess and is proud of it. Plus a feature on the most remote sounding place on earth: Timbuktu. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Benedict Allen
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: The Lowest Form of Wit

In the second of two programmes, Simon Fanshawe examines just how useful this most dangerous of linguistic weapons can be, from chat-up lines to pillow talk, from the classroom to the workplace. "Sarcasm", he maintains, "is uniquely satisfying when directed by you, and uniquely unpleasant when directed at you." Producer Dominic Black


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Dominic Black

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of the New Statesman looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: 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.

: Dead Ringers

The award-winning impressionist show. Producer Mario Stylianides. Repeated from yesterday


Producer: Mario Stylianides.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs a political discussion, from Belfast. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Any Answers?

Nick Clarke takes listeners calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions?Phone in on [number removed], ore-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug

Dramatised by Gregory Evans. One of the great tales that made the American master of suspense a literary legend, originally set in the casual racism of the American South, receives a critical overhaul for radio by Gregory Evans.


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Dramatised by: Gregory Evans
Director: Ned Chaillet
Charles: Clarke Peters
Legrand: John Sharian
Jupiter: Rhashan Stone
Doctor: William Hootkins

: Sounds from the Seabed

Lucie Skeaping traces the story of the salvage and replication of the musical instruments which went down with Henry VIII 's flagship the Mary Rose in 1545, and finds out what they tell us about Tudor music and musicians, both at sea and on land. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Mary Rose
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series Editor Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: 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

The weekly guide to the film world, including a profile Of The Lord Of the Rings. Producer Stephen Hughes


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 South Pacific directed by Trevor Nunn at the Royal National Theatre and a book examining the true nature of storytelling: The Seven Basic Plots of Literature. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Directed By: Trevor Nunn

: Maps for the Future

Inspirational graduation speeches from Peter Ustinov and Helena Kennedy QC. Producer Cheryl Gabriel (R)


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Helena Kennedy Qc.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The Archive Hour: DJ Culture

It's 60 years since the term "disc-jockey" was invented by Variety magazine (as a term of abuse) but it's almost a century since Reginald Fessenden - the first man to play a record on the wireless - opened up the show with Dame Clara Butt's kickin' version of Handel's Largo. Mark Lamarr counts down a top ten of the greatest DJs ever and tells the history of such related themes as payola, jingles, corny jokes and silly voices. Producer Peter Everett
Spin doctors: page 20


Unknown: Reginald Fessenden
Unknown: Dame Clara Butt
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Producer: Peter Everett

: Classic Serial: Don't Look Now

Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of slowly-dawning terror, dramatised in one episode by Ronald Frame. John and Laura Bennett are on holiday in Venice, trying to get over the tragic death of their daughter. They seem to be succeeding, until a blind psychic starts relaying messages from beyond the grave.
(Repeated from Sunday)


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Dramatised by: Ronald Frame
Director: Patrick Rayner
Laura: Anna Chancellor
John: Michael Feast
Policeman: Sean Baker
Waiter: Ewan Bailey
Sister: Colette O'Neil
Eilidh: Carolyn Pickles
Porter: Carl Prekopp

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Harvey Thomas , Janet Radcliffe-Richards , Peter Hitchens and Ian Hargreaves cross- examine "witnesses" with passionate views on a topical moral dilemma. Producer David Coomes. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Harvey Thomas
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes.

: Round Britain Quiz

A new series of radio's longest-running quiz series, with Nick Clarke in the chair. Today the north of England and the defending champions Northern Ireland tackle Clarke's cryptic puzzles. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated from Monday.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a programme devoted to requests in response to the terrorist attack on New York. Jack Davenport reads WH Auden's prescient poem September 1, 1939and Wislawa Szymborska 's The Terrorist, He Watches; Miriam Margolyes reads Linda Pastan 's moving poem The Five Stages of Grief and David Collins reads James Fenton 's Jerusalem. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Wislawa Szymborska
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Linda Pastan
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: James Fenton
Producer: Kate McAii.

: News

: The Late Story: Ballet Stories

The last in the series that retells the romantic folk tales upon which many traditional ballets are based. 5: The Nutcrackerby Berlie Doherty. At a Christmas party, Clara is given the unusual gift of a toy nutcracker by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. In the middle of the night she finds herself on a magical journey to the kingdom of sweets. Read by Anna Massey. Producer Anne-Marie Maher-Williams (R)


Unknown: Berlie Doherty.
Read By: Anna Massey.
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.

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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