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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Colloquies

1/3. Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Extended


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: and 8.25 Sports News

With Steve May.

: Thought for the Day

With Christina Rees.


Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Kate Murphy Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed]234 email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel explored by Sandi Toksvig. Producer KevinOawsofi


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: For One Night Only

2/3. Three Tenors in Rome. On 8 July 1990 two giants of football, West Germany and Argentina, met in the World Cup final in Rome. On the previous night three giants of opera met, also in Rome. For the first time, the three most popular tenors in the world - Jose Carreras , Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti - sang together. Paul Gambaccini goes behind the scenes of the Three Tenors concert to discover the truth about the trio. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Jose Carreras
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: One-Day Cricket

The C&G Trophy Final: Warwickshire v Hampshire
At Lord's. With commentary on county cricket's showpiece day out by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Including News at 2.20pm
Producer Peter Baxter ' approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

6/11. Political discussion programme, presented by Dennis Sewell , sharpening the focus on current events and ideas. Producer Paul Vickers


Presented By: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

The BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: The book From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Radio 4 Live

1/2. The best stand-up and comedians' tales about hilarious Edinburgh moments, past and present, with Chris Addison from this year's Edinburgh Festival. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Chris Addison

: News

: Straw Poll

6/6. "Multiculturalism has never been so important." Debate, chaired by Nick Clarke , from Eastbury Manor House, Barking, Essex. Repeated from yesterday To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322 Calls cost 10p Lines are open until 2.20pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Nick Clarke takes your calls on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. Producer Nick Utechin PHONE: [number removed]0444 email: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Saturday Play: Spring Forward,Fall Back

A romantic comedy in which Maggie, the female half of a family firm of plumbers, is forced to witness the marriage of her ex-husband, Dennis, to someone she despises. And pretty soon it's second time round for her as well, with more than a few family surprises in store. By Guy Meredith. Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Guy Meredith.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Maggie: Samantha Spiro
Ted: Stephen Moore
Dennis: Neil Dudgeon
Mark: Andrew Harrison
Paul: Jonathan Forbes

: Revelations

Ever since it was created by Alvin Ailey in 1960, the ballet Revelations has brought audiences to their feet. Thomas DeFrantz traces the story of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's signature work, inspired by the spirituals and by the black Baptist congregations of Ailey's Texas childhood. Forty-five years on, the company is bringing Revelations to the UK. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Alvin Ailey
Unknown: Thomas Defrantz

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshourH>bbc.co.uk BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Vibeke Venema
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Chris Tookey talks to actor Elijah Wood about his role in Green Street (an American take on soccer hooliganism) and to actor Peter Mullan about playing a man who tries to swim the channel in his new film On a Clear Day. Producer Sally Spurring


Talks: Chris Tookey
Unknown: Elijah Wood
Unknown: Peter Mullan

: Loose Ends until 6.30pm

Another eclectic mix of music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Saturday Review

The week's cultural highlights reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and guests Adam Mars-Jones , Don Guttenplan and Aminatta Forna. Producer Zahid Warley


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Adam Mars-Jones
Unknown: Don Guttenplan
Unknown: Aminatta Forna.
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Colloquies

1/3. The Ethnography of Everyday Life. As the funeral director in his home town of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch has been burying the dead and comforting the living for 25 years. He's also one of radio's true poets, and in this series of talks he fixes his steady and compassionate gaze on life, death and the dismal trade. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: The Archive Hour: Celebrating 50 Years of From Our Own Correspondent

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the longest-running programmes, the veteran BBC commentator Charles Wheeler looks at how the world of the foreign correspondent has changed since 1955 and raids the sound archives for some memorable moments from the series. Includes contributions from Tony Lawrence , Robert Elphick , Fergal Keane , John Simpson , Bridget Kendall and many others. Producer Tony Grant


Commentator: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Tony Lawrence
Unknown: Robert Elphick
Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant
Unknown: Hilary Andersson

: Classic Serial: Le Grand Meaulnes

2/2. Alain-Fournier's novel of adolescent love and longing is adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Francois Seurel 's best friend Augustin Meaulnes despairs of finding again the magical domain and the girl he fell in love with. He returns to Paris to search for her, leaving Francois with his studies.
With Caroline Hunt and Jenny Coverack
Producer/Director Sara Davies Repeated from Sunday


Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.
Adapted By: Francois Seurel
Unknown: Augustin Meaulnes
Unknown: Caroline Hunt
Unknown: Jenny Coverack
Director: Sara Davies
Frangois Simon: Russell Beale
Young Francois: Oliver Hembrouqh
Augustin: Stuart McLouqhlin
Yvonne: Sophie Ladds
Frantz: Arran Glass
MdeGalais: Andrew Hilton
Valentine: Hayley Doherty
Jasmin: Fraser Burrows
Uncle Florentin: Chris Donelly
Marie-Louise: Sarah Counsell
Lawyer: David Collins

: The Commission

5/8. Bad Parents. Nick Ross asks why you don't need to pass any test to have a baby. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Brain of Britain 2005

4/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first South of England round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: A Requiem for St Kilda

Seventy-five years ago, Britain's most remote community disappeared. The last 36 St Kildans were evacuated from their islands, 110 miles west of the Scottish mainland, after 5,000 years of habitation. Scottish poet Kenneth Steven weaves a piece of tweed in sound to commemorate life and death in St Kilda. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kenneth Steven

: Hearts of Oak

2/5. Excerpts from novels and stories about the sea.
The Voyage. In the 19th century, an American traveller reflects on space and time as he makes the long voyage from the New World to the Old. By Washington Irving. Read by Julian Wadham. Producer Lisa Osborne


Read By: Julian Wadham.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Jump, Mr Malinoff , Jump Tragicomedy by Toby Whitehouse , starring Martin Freeman as a bad boy who returns to his old stamping-ground and recruits a friend, tempting him off the straight and narrow


Unknown: Mr Malinoff
Unknown: Toby Whitehouse
Unknown: Martin Freeman

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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