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: World Business Report Radio 4


: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Air Mall

10/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and on Sunday at 5.40pm

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

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


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Or Giles Fraser.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Giles Fraser.

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Dilly Barlow
PHONE: [number removed]234 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); email: home.truthsiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Painting the Clouds with Sunshine

3/3. Humphrey Lyttelton concludes his exploration of the early British band leaders. After the Second World War, times were changing. Many band leaders had lost their musicians to the armed services, vocalists were becoming the new celebrities and the advent of television would take people away from the dancehalls. By the mid-1950s many band leaders had managed to adapt to these changes, but that was before Bill Haley, and others of his ilk, arrived from America to throw them their greatest challenge yet.
Producer Stephen Garner


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Week in Westminster

6/10. Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times discusses the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robert Shrimsley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories from their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT; From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute


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

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis.
Producer Jessica Lauqharne Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Lauqharne

: The News Quiz

4/8. Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and special guests take a skewed look at the top news stories of the week in the topical comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: Any Questions?

11/16. From South Shields, Tyne and Wear. The panel includes Labour MP Ed Balls , shadow Chancellor George Osborne , former Metropolitan Police Commissioner John Stevens , and Haleh Afshar , professor of politics and women's studies. With Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Ed Balls
Unknown: George Osborne
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: Haleh Afshar
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions. Producer Peter Griffiths
PHONE:[number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Nuremberg Trials

Sixty years ago, in the most significant trial of the 20th century, Germany's Nazi leaders were indicted for waging aggressive war, committing crimes against humanity and inciting racial hatred - issues still of profound concern today. This dramatised documentary combines extracts from the trial with eyewitness accounts from victims, relatives, lawyers and prosecutors. Trial seguences selected by Peter Goodchild.
Others taking part: Nlqel Anthony , Bob Sherman , John Rowe , Andrew Branch , John Hartley , John Hollis , Paul Copley ,
John Castle , Paul Jenkins , Robert Glenlster , Michael Maloney , Crawford Loqan , Ross Livingstone , Stephen Critchlow ,
Roger May , Tessa Worsley , Caroline Strong and Linda Rogan Producers/Directors Martin Jenkins and John Theocharis


Unknown: Peter Goodchild.
Unknown: Nlqel Anthony
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: John Castle
Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Unknown: Robert Glenlster
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Crawford Loqan
Unknown: Ross Livingstone
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Unknown: Linda Rogan
Directors: Martin Jenkins
Directors: John Theocharis
Geoffrey Lawrence: Bernard Hepton
Robert Jackson: Henry Goodman
Hartley Shawcross: David Timson
David Maxwell-Fyfe: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dr Gilbert: Mike Nussbaum
Goerinq: Gerard Murphy
Ribbentrop: David Collings
Kaltenbrunner: Ian Hogg
Alfred Jodl: John Shrapnel
Albert Speer: Michael Cochrane
Commentator: Jane Whittenshaw

: Twentieth-Century Troubador

A celebration of the extraordinary talent of the Belgian singer Jacques Brel. His songs were covered by David Bowie , Frank Sinatra and Shirley Bassey , but Brel's own work is rarely heard over here. Presenter Philip Sweeney finds out why the British don't like chanson, and why the Belgians just don't care. Repeated from Tuesday


Singer: Jacques Brel.
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Presenter: Philip Sweeney

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, with Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Judi Dench talks to Francine Stock about her new film, Mrs Henderson Present, producer Sally spurring


Talks: Judi Dench
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Mrs Henderson

: Loose Ends

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 cultural highlights of the week are reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Air Mail

10/15. This weekend, journalist Vinod Mehta reflects on events in Asia.
Producer Arlene Greqorius Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Vinod Mehta
Producer: Arlene Greqorius

: The Archive Hour: Hospital Radio

Hospital radio is a national institution in Britain. Emitting anything from football commentaries to request shows, the bedside speaker has become the patient's therapeutic friend. And it's done wonders for many a budding presenter too - from the early celebrity journalists who interviewed the Beatles before they were famous, to present-day DJs like Simon Mayo. In this programme, former volunteer and current Radio 4 presenter Carolyn Ouinn traces hospital broadcasting's people and history and assesses the future of this "medicine for the ears".
Producer Virginia Philips


Unknown: Simon Mayo.
Presenter: Carolyn Ouinn

: Classic Serial: Father and Son

2/2. "Faith is like love; it does not let itself be forced"
Edmund is baptised at the precocious age of ten. As he grows up, the lonely boy is torn between love for his charismatic father and the terrible secret in his heart.
Edmund Gosse 's memoir of his Victorian childhood, raised in the Plymouth Brethren. Dramatised by Nick Warburton.
Other parts played by Delroy Brown , Nick Sayee , Ayesha Antoine , Sophie Roberts and members of the cast
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Edmund Gosse
Dramatised By: Nick Warburton.
Played By: Delroy Brown
Played By: Nick Sayee
Played By: Ayesha Antoine
Played By: Sophie Roberts
Edmund Gosse: Derek Jacob!
Philip Henry Gosse: Roger Allam
Young Edmund: Steven Williams
Miss Marks: Colleen Prendergast
Eliza: Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Fawkes: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Brown: Ella Smith
Preacher: Wayne Foskett
Teacher: John Cummins

: The Moral Maze

7/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

15/17. The third semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from the north and west of England, Scotland and Wales. With Robert Robinson in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

8/8. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems that remember the past and past conflicts. Including poems by Wilfred Owen , Emily Bronte and Andrew Motion. The readers are Kate Littlewood and Bill Wallis.
Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Unknown: Kate Littlewood
Unknown: Bill Wallis.

: Every Tongue Got to Confess

3/5. Devil's Own Luck. Leroy's life is on the line, and when Ernestine wins the lottery, his very soul is at stake, too. Another in this series of stories inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's collection of folk tales. By Cheryl Martin and read by Tanya Moodie. Producer Kate mcaii


Unknown: Zora Neale
Unknown: Cheryl Martin
Read By: Tanya Moodie.

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

It's nearly 60 years since the first international war crimes trial took place in Nuremberg. Using original transcripts, Richard Norton-Taylor presents a reconstruction of some of the events in the trial.


Unknown: Richard Norton-Taylor

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The first day's play in the Second Test from Faisalabad. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -Jenkins and Arlo White , with expert comments from Geoff Boycott. Mike Selvey and Rameez Raja.
Including 7.15-7.21 News and Sunday Papers.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Commentary By: Arlo White
Unknown: Geoff Boycott.
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Rameez Raja.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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