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: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints Parish Church, Rainford, Lancashire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Peter Hobday reflects on gardens. A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World: 3: The North Wind Doth Blow

Lionel Kelleway finds out what wildlife spends winter on Unst in Shetland. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Sunday

With Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producer Rachel Hawkes. WRITE TO: Sunday. Room 5038, BBC North, PO Box 27.
Manchester. PHONE: (0161) [number removed]


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Rachel Hawkes.

: Terry Wogan

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the BBC's appeal for children. DONATIONS TO: BBC Children in Need
Appeal, [address removed]
CREDIT. DEBIT or CHARIlY CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

For Thanksgiving. From Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey. Introduced by the Rector, the Rev Leslie Smith. We gather together (Kremser); Psalm 65 (Chipp in E); Deuteronomy 8, w 1-3 and 6-10; Sing my soul to God (Rorem); Matthew 6, w 25-33; Come, ye thankful people come (St George); I was glad (Bertalot); 0 Beautiful
(Matema). Director of music John Bertalot. Organist Scott Dattra.


Unknown: Leslie Smith.
Organist: John Bertalot.
Organist: Scott Dattra.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Tues 11.00pm


Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Four Corners: 4: The Net

A six-part series on offbeat travel.

With Tim Grundy. Reports from Iceland, the Canadian Rockies and Sicily attest to the pervasive power of the net - the rope variety.


Presenter: Tim Grundy
Producer: Noah Richler

: Desert Island Discs

With the composer George Lloyd. Producer Olivia Seligman Rpt


Unknown: George Lloyd.
Producer: Olivia Seligman Rpt

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Geoffrey Smith and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Wrexham. Chairman Eric Robson.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Classic Serial: The Barchester Chronicles

The Warden
The first in a series of dramatisations of all six of Anthony Trollope's
Barchester books is adapted in two episodes by Martyn Wade. With
Alec McCowen as Septimus Harding, Juliet Aubrey as Eleanor Harding and Douglas Hodge as John Bold.
2: Eleanor Harding beseeches Bold to give up his action against Harding. with Jilly Bond, Derek Waring, Norman Bird, Jonathan Keeble , Gavin Muir and David Collings Director Cherry Cookson. Rptd Fri 2.00pm


Author: Anthony Trollope
Dramatist: Martyn Wade.
Septimus Harding: Alec McCowen
Eleanor Harding: Juliet Aubrey
John Bold: Douglas Hodge
Mary Bold: Janet Maw
Dr Grantly: Stephen Moore
Mrs Grantly: Jilly Bond
Bishop of Barchester: Peter Howell
Bunce: Norman Bird
Crumple: Garard Green
Sir Abraham Haphazard: Derek Waring
Skulpit: Jonathan Keeble
Handy: Gavin Muir
Tom Towers: David Collings
Director: Cherry Cookson

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Should we use history to foster national identity and heal social divisions? Repeated from Thursday

: American Beauty

Beatnik Revival. In the first of two programmes, Roger McGough and Pete McCarthy visit San Francisco. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Pete McCarthy

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen presents a selection of listeners' requests. Producer Paul Dodgson
E-MAIL: Radsouth@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: In Business

Online UK. Who should wire up the nation? Labour has proposed that BT should connect up every school, college, hospital and library -for free. Peter Day investigates. Producer Paul Dwyer


Producer: Paul Dwyer

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Little Women

The final part of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of four sisters.
Aunt March Settles the Question. The March family have much to celebrate over Christmas as father returns and Meg receives a romantic proposal. with Don Fellows , John Guerrasio ,
Alibe Parsons and Adam Henderson. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan. Director of music Stuart Hutchinson. Director Marilyn Imrie Rpt


Unknown: Don Fellows
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Alibe Parsons
Unknown: Adam Henderson.
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan.
Music: Stuart Hutchinson.
Director: Marilyn Imrie Rpt
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Jemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Beth: Anne Marie Zola
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico

: Artists and Admirers

Three emotionally charged relationships revealed by their correspondence from the time of the First World War.
1: Song of Love: The Letters of Rupert Brooke and Noel Olivier. With
Linus Roache and Helena Bonham Carter. Written and compiled by Pippa Harris Producer Peter Kavanagh Rpt


Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Noel Olivier.
Unknown: Linus Roache
Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter.
Unknown: Pippa Harris
Producer: Peter Kavanagh Rpt

: Suenos- World Spanish

8: CasayCama. Robert Elms reports on the language of hotels.
Producer Mick Webb. Part of the BBC New World Spanish course. E MAIL: suenos@bbc.co.uk
8.45 The French Experience
8: Hotels. Chantal Cuer finds out how difficult it can be to book into a hotel. Producer Mick Webb Revised
9.15 Short Stories in Kalian Last in a series of four Italian stories.
// Eugino Venanzio by Elsa Morante. Read by Giovanna Price . Producer Iris Sprankling
9.30 When in Italy
3: L'ltaliano. Denise de Rome examines the grammar of Italian daily life. Producer Mick Webb Rpt


Unknown: Robert Elms
Producer: Mick Webb.
Producer: Mick Webb
Unknown: Kalian Last
Unknown: Elsa Morante.
Read By: Giovanna Price
Producer: Mick Webb Rpt

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: UK plc

Dieter Helm analyses the economy.
(Repeated from Wednesday)


Presenter: Dieter Helm

: Costing the Earth

Presented by Mark Whittaker. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Mark Whittaker.

: News

: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Eureka!

Barbara Myers talks to Robert May , Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government, about his varied career. Producer Anne McNaught


Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Robert May
Producer: Anne McNaught

: In Committee

Presented by Tim Fenton. Producer David Browne


Presented By: Tim Fenton.
Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

In the first of two programmes about the way women look at the Bible,
Kathleen Griffin explores the impact of the 19th-century American
Elizabeth Cady-Stanton and her Woman's Bible. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Elizabeth Cady-Stanton
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: The Late Story: A Good Ear

By Helen Lamb. Read by Estrid Barton. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Helen Lamb.
Read By: Estrid Barton.

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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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.

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