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: News

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Brightest and Best

Presented by Hazel Bradley. Producer Noel Vincent


Presented By: Hazel Bradley.
Producer: Noel Vincent

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon joins Joe and Libby Henson for breakfast in the Cotswolds. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: Libby Henson
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Cilla Black and Rosie Bames

speak for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which funds medical research into all matters of women's health.
DONATIONS TO: Wellbeing, [address removed]. Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

celebrates Epiphany from St Andrews , New Earswick, York. Led by Rev Chris Cullwick, preacher Canon John Young. Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; Arise, shine, for your light has come; You are mine, I am yours; As with gladness; We are marching in the light of God. Matthew 2, w 1-12. Directors of music David Barker and Heather Richardson
Organist Kathryn Coombes.


Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Rev Chris
Unknown: Canon John Young.
Music: David Barker
Organist: Heather Richardson
Organist: Kathryn Coombes.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Joanna Coles presents a special report from Hong Kong on the future of a free press in China's window on the west. Producer Sarah Eldridge. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Unknown: Joanna Coles
Producer: Sarah Eldridge.

: Foreign Correspondence

2: Paris. Kevin Connolly, the BBC's
Paris correspondent, finds his adopted city has been admired and disparaged by letter writers for centuries. Producer Kate Whitehead


Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Desert Island Discs

with the actress Patricia Hodge.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Patricia Hodge.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Geoffrey Smith solve problems sent in by post. Chairman Eric Robson. A Taytor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Classic Serial: The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Dramatised in six episodes by Neville Smith. 2: The Wooden World. Pepys is beset by problems at home and at work.
With Emma Gregory. Samantha Holland ,
Frances Jeater , Tom Bevan , Peter Kenny , Ian Masters. Gavin Muir , Neville Smith ,
Michael Tudor Barnes and Malcolm Ward. Music by Guy Woolfenden , played by the Purcell Quartet. Director Jane Morgan. Rptd Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Neville Smith.
Unknown: Emma Gregory.
Unknown: Samantha Holland
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Peter Kenny
Unknown: Ian Masters.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Neville Smith
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Malcolm Ward.
Music By: Guy Woolfenden
Director: Jane Morgan.
Samuel Pepys: Oliver Parker
Elizabeth Pepys: Charlotte Attenborough
Lord Sandwich: Steve Hodson
William Coventry: Simon Russell Beale
Sir George Carteret: Ronald Hines
Sir John Mennes: Bernard Hepton
Sir William Batten: Terence Rigby
Sir William Penn: Christopher Douglas
Thomas Hayter: Christian Rodska
Will Hewer: Peter Acre
Tom Pepys: Toby Jones
Mr Cooper: Norman Rodway

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: The City

1: Gentlemen Capitalists. Will Hutton of The Guardian asks if we have paid too high a price for the City of London's success as a financial centre.
Repeated from Thursday

: Starring in Stockport

Join "Dame" John Inman at the panto. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Inman

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen with listeners' requests. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Radio World

Simon Fanshawe scans the airwaves.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe

: Entente Cordiale

2: A Defining Moment.
Sir Charles Powell , former Foreign Affairs Adviser to Lady Thatcher and John Major , examines relations between Britain and France. Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: John Major

: Children's Radio 4: Likely Stories

Modern retellings of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
2: I Should Be So Lucky by Bill Taylor.
Jean Alexander (from Last of the Summer Wine) stars as Mrs Crow, the magician's widow who helps Ellie escape her step-sisters and get to her pop idol's concert.


Writer: Bill Taylor
Producer: Martin Jameson
Mrs Crow: Jean Alexander
Ellie: Jane Hazelgrove
Horace: Daniel Street Brown
Hester: Kate O'Reagan
Harriet: Fiona Richards
<Actor>: Robert Whelan
<Actor>: Jason Done
<Actor>: Amelia Bullmore
<Actor>: Sue Jenkins

: A Good Read

with Edward Blishen and his guests Celia Brayfield and Vanessa Feltz. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Celia Brayfield
Unknown: Vanessa Feltz.

: The Natural History Programme

A wildlife "balloon" debate special. Repeated from Friday

: So Now You're Talking!

First Impressions. Laurie Taylor decodes the language of job ads and interviews.
8.30 The French Experience 12: Forme et Sante. Chantal Cuer discusses
French attitudes towards healthy living.
9.15 Get By in Portugal 2: Fado,
Fatima and Football. Susan Marling focuses on Portuguese popular culture.
9.45 In Other Words Barbara Ewing gives Daire Brehan an insight into Maori.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Barbara Ewing
Unknown: Daire Brehan

: Long Voyage Home

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Glory Days

2: Words The northern chapel was a forum for great preaching. Dr Colin Morris explains that Nonconformists entered the Kingdom of Heaven by their ears. Producer Chris Gwilliam


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Producer: Chris Gwilliam

: Have You Ever Been to Walvis Bay?

Richard Vaughan follows in the footsteps of travel writer Negley Farson as he journeys through the desert wastelands and German colonial towns of Namibia. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Unknown: Negley Farson
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Travellers' Souk

The travel magazine series, from the Royal Geographical Society.
2: The dos and don'ts of selling a travel article and the art of free travel, with Aminatta Forna and Robert Elms.
A Goldhawk production
BILLBOARD: call [number removed]


Unknown: Aminatta Forna
Unknown: Robert Elms.

: Knowing Their Place

Rosalind Miles presents a six-part series on the history of child rearing. 2: Seen and Not Heard
Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: I love Lagos

or Suffering and Smiling. Oyebamijo Doherty shows a sceptical
Liz Moloney the charms of his native city. Producer Nigel Acheson Rpt


Unknown: Oyebamijo Doherty
Unknown: Liz Moloney
Producer: Nigel Acheson Rpt

: Seeds of Faith

Magic or MiracleTVne Rt Rev
Rowan Williams , Bishop of Monmouth, reflects on the meaning of Epiphany for today. Producer Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Rowan Williams
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: News

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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.

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