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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: The Soundhunter

4/5. Continuing her quest to find disappearing sounds, Isobel Clouteris is in Russia. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Isobel Clouteris
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.

: Fanning Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Music to Die for

New series 1/3. Exploring the use of music in modern crime fiction, Inspector Rebus 's creator, Ian Rankin , talks to fellow novelists, including Mark Billingham , John Harvey and George Pelecanos , about what music brings to their books. Producer John Pidgeon Mark Billingham on mystery, murder and music: p117


Unknown: Inspector Rebus
Talks: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: George Pelecanos
Producer: John Pidgeon
Producer: Mark Billingham

: Week in Westminster

7/11. Jackie Ashley of The Guardian reflects on the week in politics. Editor Marie Jessel.


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. 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 or call [number removed] (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 money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

4/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. With Alan Coren and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: Any Questions?

9/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Harrogate. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (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: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Great Chocolate Murders

When people start falling ill all over 19th-century Brighton, everyone thinks it's an attack of cholera caused by the lack of proper sewers. Little do the police suspect that it's actually the work of a middle-aged spinster. Thwarted in love, Christiana Edmunds takes revenge on the citizens of Brighton with montelimars and pralines. Obsession, bad drains, royalty, murder and chocolate all play their part in John Fletcher 's play, based on a true story.
Producer/Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Christiana Edmunds
Unknown: John Fletcher
Director: Kate McAll
Christiana: Sian Thomas
Jacob: Chris Donnelly
Mother: Jennifer Hill
Dr Beard: Dorien Thomas
Mr Hallet: Brendan Charleson
Mrs Beard: Angela Barlow
Armand: Iwan Tudor
Isaac: Iwan Tudor
Alex: Derek Riddell
Billy: Jordan Clarke
Sam: Robert Connor
Journalist: Gaz Williams
Counsel: Dyfriq Morris

: Soul Music

1/4. An exploration of Claude Debussy's famous piano piece, Clair de Lune. Repeated from Tuesday

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@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: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and analysis, including sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

2/5. Four people with big-business vision join Evan Davis for lively conversation about what's important to consumers and businesses. Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Loose Ends

Conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


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

: Profile

9/16. Combining interviews and archive material, the programme shines the spotlight on an individual making the headlines this week. producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: An Audience with Norman Corwin

Hailed as American radio's "poet laureate", Norman Corwin , now 95 years old, is still making radio programmes. Here he remembers some of his most significant productions from the 1930s and 40s, including They Fly through the Air, his response to Mussolini's exultant bombing of Ethiopia, and We Hold These Truths, a drama commissioned by Roosevelt to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which was listened to by 63 million people, the largest audience in recorded history for a dramatic performance. A documentary short about his life,
A Note of Triumph: the Golden Age of Norman Corwin , is nominated for an Oscar. Producer Kate mcaii


Unknown: Norman Corwin
Unknown: Norman Corwin

: Classic Serial: Lord Arthur Savfle's Crime

1/2. A delicious satire based on Oscar Wilde 's short story, dramatised by Mike Walker. A shadow is cast on Lord Arthur Savile's engagement to the lovely Sybil Merton after a palm-reading by Mr Podgers at Lady Windermere's reception.
Producer/Director Gemma McMullan Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Sybil Merton
Unknown: Mr Podgers
Director: Gemma McMullan
Lord Arthur: Rupert Penry-Jones
Sybil: Gillian Kearney
Podgers: David Bamber
Willet: David Bradley
Lady Windermere: Phyllida Law
The General: Patrick Ryecart
Algy: Patrick Kennedy
Lane: Michael Kilgarriff
Policeman: David Holt

: The Moral Maze

6/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Masterteam: the Final

13/13. Peter Snow chairs the decisive battle in the contest to decide Britain's brightest amateur quiz team Of the year. Repeated from Monday

: The New Bath Guide

"He will make you bepiss your cheeks with laughter," said Horace Walpole when he read The New Bath Guide by the poet Christopher Anstey. Biographer Kathryn Hughes travels to Bath to discover more about the writer who was the toast of Bath in 1766 and who satirised the fashions and foibles of Bath society 30 years before Jane Austen.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Horace Walpole
Unknown: Christopher Anstey.
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Mr Inkle: Roy Hudd
Prudence: Colleen Prenderqast
Simkin Blunderhead: Nicholas Boulton

: News and Weather

National and international news.

: The Double Crossing

Another chance to hear author Colin Dexter read his first and only short story since he killed off the inimitable inspector Morse - an homage to Morse and Lewis. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Producer: Di Speirs

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

Objects of Insane
Desire by Marcy Kahan. A tale in verse dramatising the comedy, pathos, excitement and sadness in buying shiny, expensive things


Unknown: Marcy Kahan.

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.

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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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