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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Brightest and Best

Presented by Hazel Bradley. Including Bells on Sunday from St James 's, Chipping Campden. Producer Clare Huey


Presented By: Hazel Bradley.
Unknown: St James
Producer: Clare Huey

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster shares breakfast with Bob Parry , president of the Farming Union of Wales.
Producer Tim Coleman


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Bob Parry
Producer: Tim Coleman

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Alan Whicker

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which funds research into Friedrich's and cerebellar ataxias. DONATIONS TO:[address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

byAlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

All Too Human
A Lenten series in which women preachers explore the impact of the gospel today. 1: Gospel and Society. From the chapel at Wesley House, Cambridge, with Dr Susan White.
Matthew 4, w 1-11; Genesis 2, w 7-9; 3, w 1-7 and 22-24. Organist and musical director Christopher Chivers.


Unknown: Dr Susan White.
Director: Christopher Chivers.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tuesday 11.00pm


Producer: Anne Reevell.

: Dodwell Rides Out

Explorer Christina Dodwell journeys to the heart of Madagascar. 2: Trances and Water-Dances. Christina almost gets carried away by the spirit of New Year and goes in search of mermaids. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Desert Island Discs

with historian Prof Eric Hobsbawm.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Prof Eric Hobsbawm.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Nigel Colborn tackle questions from the Heacham Gardeners' Association.
Chairman Eric Robson
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Classic Serial: Dead Souls

Nikolai Gogol 's comic masterpiece set in 1820s Russia, dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and starring Ken Stott as Chichikov.
2: Going. Rumour and truth about
Chichikov start to spiral out of control. with Bryan Pringle , David Fleeshman and Robert Whelan. Musicians Eleanor Knight , Andy Crowdie , George Ricci and Jamie McCarthy. Music composed by Andy Frizell Director Kate Rowland. Rptd Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Nikolai Gogol
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt
Unknown: Ken Stott
Unknown: Bryan Pringle
Unknown: David Fleeshman
Unknown: Robert Whelan.
Musicians: Eleanor Knight
Musicians: Andy Crowdie
Musicians: George Ricci
Musicians: Jamie McCarthy.
Composed By: Andy Frizell
Director: Kate Rowland.
Anna: Brigit Forsyth
Sofya: Jean Alexander
Nozdrev: Mark McGann
Sobakievich: Trevor Cooper
Selifan: David Whitaker
Arkadia: Jane Cox
Oulenka: Jane Hazlegrove
Woman: Kathy Jamieson

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Geoff Mulgan asks if economic growth necessarily leads to greater happiness.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

2: The Himalayas. Students from Imperial College London mount an expedition to northern India. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen introduces listeners' requests, including Edwin Morgan 's Loch Ness Monster's Song. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Introduces: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: In Business

Bossing the Bosses. Peter Day reports on the big new issue in British business - corporate governance.
Following a spate of management pay scandals, job losses and mega-mergers, he questions who runs companies and for whom. Producer Paul Charles


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Paul Charles

: Children's Radio 4: Goldfish the Movie

Three-part dramatisation of Betsy Byars ' novel The Two Thousand
Pound Goldfish. With Leonard Kirby as Warren Otis and Heather Tobias as Aunt Pepper. with Dominic Letts. Keith Drinkel and James Telfer. Dramatised by Tony Coult Director Celia De Wolff Rpt


Unknown: Betsy Byars
Unknown: Leonard Kirby
Unknown: Warren Otis
Unknown: Heather Tobias
Unknown: Dominic Letts.
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: James Telfer.
Dramatised By: Tony Coult
Director: Celia de Wolff
Louise: Sacha Flory
Gran: Jill Graham
Saffron: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Samir: Rocky Samrai
Mr Gordon: Louis Mahoney

: The Reith Lectures - Sir Richard Rogers

4: London - The Humanist City. After living in London for over 40 years,
Richard Rogers finds the city a source of inspiration and frustration. In this lecture, he advocates a variety of ways of making London a better place to live. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Richard Rogers
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 VIPs: Michael Faraday 8.30 Diamonds, Rust and a Handful of Sand 9.00 Studying the History of the Family 9.20 Mystery Plays 9.40
Patterns of Consumption: The Affluent and the Poor


Unknown: Michael Faraday

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Your Place or Mine?

6: A Bridge of Voices. What is it like to have an autistic brain? John and Lindsay both know but have also managed to cross the bridge that links their autistic world with ours. Producer Tom Morton for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Producer: Tom Morton

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson presents the last in the switched-on science series. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Kitchen Cabinet

Women from the Isle of Dogs have their say. With Susan Marling. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Foreign Postings

Robert Kee asks British diplomats about their firsthand experience of world-changing events. Michael Atkinson was UK Ambassador to
Romania in 1989 when his sons and daughter joined him and his wife for a memorable Christmas under fire. A Brian Lapping production


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Michael Atkinson

: In Committee

Presented by Rob Orchard. Producer Smita Patel


Presented By: Rob Orchard.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Sylvia Sands considers the spirituality of the Bronte sisters. 1: Charlotte -
Passionate Pilgrim of Integrity A Radio Ulster production


Unknown: Sylvia Sands

: News

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.

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