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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Rice.


Unknown: Denis Rice.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Fisher Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: HomeTruths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Dilly Barlow Shortened 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
ProducerSimonClancyco.uk PHONE: [number removed] E MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Real Patron Saints: 3: St Andrew

Ian Hislop continues his investigation into the confused and conflicting history of the patron saints of Britain and Ireland. How did a Palestinian fisherman become the patron saint of a land he'd never even heard of? Have the Scots got the wrong man? Ian Hislop pieces together a rather unsaintly tale of how Andrew posthumously elbowed out his rivals to the title only to be challenged in later years by a Romantic drunk, a poet ... and Mel Gibson.


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme.
Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world s headlines with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

How Much Is Enough? Lislener Rebecca Dittman joins Lesley Curwen to investigate how the government decides benefit levels.
Producer Penny Haslam Extended 3pm


Unknown: Lislener Rebecca Dittman
Unknown: Lesley Curwen

: The News Quiz

Satire from Simon Hoggart , Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen.

: News

: Straw Poll

"Cannabis should have the same legal standing as alcohol does at present." Nick Clarke chairs this week's debate in front of an invited audience at the Village Hall, Godstone, Surrey. Listeners can vote on the motion: to vote YES dial [number removed]; to vote NO dial [number removed].
Lines are open until 2.20pm. Calls cost lOp. Repeated from Friday 8pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's Straw Poll. Call: [number removed] or e-mail: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: Ruby

By John P Rooney , adapted from the stage play by Marie Jones. Belfast-born Ruby Murraywas a well-loved international singing star of the 1950s whose career continued up until near her death in 1996. At the height of her fame she had four singles in the U K Top 20, appeared in her own television show at the London Palladium and toured the world. This is a love story about Ruby and Bernie Burgess , herfirst husband, also a singerwith the group the Jones Boys.
Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: John P Rooney
Play By: Marie Jones.
Play By: Bernie Burgess
Director: Tanya Nash
Ruby: Julia Dearden
Bernie: John Lioyd Fillingham
Ma: Frances Tomelty
Marie: Abigail McGibbon
Eileen: Olivia Nash

: The Hidden Story of Sex

Peggy Reynolds presents a three-part series exploring the cultural history behind our changing attitudes to sexual behaviour and taboos overthe centuries.
1: PowderYour Radiant Hair. Dress, costume and adornment give out powerful messages about sexuality. Professor Aileen Ribeiro from the Courtauld Institute and Rosemary Harden of the Bath Costume Museum help to decode the signals. The readers are Jacqueline Tong and John Telfer. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Professor Aileen Ribeiro
Unknown: Rosemary Harden
Unknown: Jacqueline Tong
Unknown: John Telfer.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor/producer Jill Burridge E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. With Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Back Row

Cate Blanchett talks to Andrew Collins about baldness, the truth about her Egyptian boxing movie and her new film Heaven. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Cate Blanchett
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts another mix of music, comedy and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests' reviews include Lost in La Mancha, a compelling new documentary about the tragic last-minute disintegration of Terry Gilliam 's plans to film Don Quixote. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Don Quixote.
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Collapsing States

In a three-part series Mark Doyle travels through Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, and considers the circumstances in which law and order and democracy can collapse and be replaced by anarchy, violence and totalitarianism. 2: Ivory Coast Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Mark Doyle

: The Archive Hour: A Sense of Place

Stephen Fry and Laurie Taylor explore their own ideas of what a sense of place means to them, as a curtain-raiser to the forthcoming Radio 4 series. They touch on a range of themes from accents to exclusion, from tribalism to landmarks, and play highlights from the programmes, including a Punjabi rendition of On likleymoor BahtAt, dramatic moments on Beachy Head and personal reflections from a hospice in Hereford.
Producer Ian Peacock A Sense of Place: Monday-Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Ian Peacock

: Classic Serial: My Last Duchess

By Robert Browning , dramatised in one episode by Martyn Wade. During a trip to Italy in 1838 Robert Browning visited Ferrara, home of the Dukes of Este. Inspired by afresco portrait he saw there, and what he learned of the Este family, he wrote this poetic masterpiece. The duke'sfirstwife, whose portrait is described so vividly in the poem, died very young, and in suspicious circumstances, in the year 1561. This dramatisation examines the mystery posed by the poem.... just what did happen to the duchess, and who did the deed?
Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Robert Browning
Director: Marilyn Imrie
The Duke: Roger Allam
The Duchess: Emily Mortimer
Pandolfi: Tim McLnnery
Fabriano: Robert Hands
Madruz: John Hartley
Musician: Jacob Herlngman

: The Law in Question

1: Relationships. The role of biology in parenthood is put underthe microscope. Chaired by Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Wednesday 8pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Masterteam 2002

Herefordshire take on London in the contest between the brightest quizteams in Britain, with Peter Snow in the chair. 1.30pm


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook is joined this week by Indian poets Sujata Bhatt and Dom Moraes. 4.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Sujata Bhatt
Unknown: Dom Moraes.

: The Late Story: Expatriates

Five short stories exploring what it means to live in a foreign land. 5: LearningHowto Talk. ByTracy
Chevalier. Read by Laurel Lefkow . "I had never heard of creosote, but I smelled it everywhere in Britain. It seemed fitting that a chemical which waterproofs wood against the incessant rain would be the defining British smell to me." Producer Julia Butt


Read By: Laurel Lefkow
Producer: Julia Butt

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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