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: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas, Durweston, Devon. Repeated at 12.20am

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully looks at the benefits and dangers of a disciplined life. Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

With Quentin Seddon. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Quentin Seddon.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Gerry Northam presents religious news.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producer Phil Pegum. PHONE: (0161) [number removed]E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Dr Mary Baines

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about hospice care and education in Brasnov, Romania.
DONATIONS TO: Ellenor Romanian Hospice
Appeal, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]
ENQUIRIES: [number removed](office hours)

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Martin Palmer visits Knaresborough in North Yorkshire and St Mary's Roman Catholic Parish Church.
Knaresborough Churches Choral Society, director Peter Nelson , organist Alan McCredie and children from St Mary's Primary School. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Martin Palmer
Organist: Peter Nelson
Organist: Alan McCredie
Producer: Norman Winter

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

Vincent Hanna reviews the media. Editor Leslie Robinson
Repeated Tuesday 11.00pm


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: Books and Company

In the sixth of eight programmes, John Walsh wonders at British reluctance to read contemporary translations, and Alain de Botton explains how Proust can change your life. Producer Lisa Osborne
E-MAIL: booksandco@bbc. co.uk Repeated Tuesday 2.00pm


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Alain de Botton
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Desert Island Discs

With guest Kyra Vayne.
Producer Olivia Seligman Repeat


Unknown: Kyra Vayne.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Nigel Colborn and Geoffrey Smith answer questions posed by staff and readers of the Worcester Evening News. Chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 11.30am


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: Beside the Ocean of Time

George Mackay Brown 's last novel, dramatised in two parts for radio by Stewart Conn . Thorfinn's loss of Sophie and his father's remarriage echo other changes in the island's life, while Ragnarson, Thorfinn's imaginary future self, creates his own freedom in imagination. with John Yule. John Buick. Eliza Langland, Katherine Connolly , Raymond Short , Simon Scott and Anthony Donaldson. Other parts played by members of the cast. Harpist Charlotte Petersen.
Director Hamish Wilson. Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Radio By: Stewart Conn
Unknown: John Yule.
Unknown: John Buick.
Unknown: Katherine Connolly
Unknown: Raymond Short
Unknown: Simon Scott
Unknown: Anthony Donaldson.
Harpist: Charlotte Petersen.
Director: Hamish Wilson.
Sergeant: Paul Morrow
Ragnarson: Billy Riddoch
Tina: Grace Glover
Ragna: Wendy Seager
Thorfinn: Tom Smith
Sophie: Deirdre Davis
Mr Simon: Martyn James
Matthew: Bob Docherty
Harcourt-Smithers: Michael MacKenzie
JockSeatter: Robin Thomson

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

In the second of the special general election programmes, Peter Kellner chairs a discussion on the economy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Kellner

: Walston Goes Walkabout

The first of four programmes. A Sleigh-Ride Together. Oliver Walston travels with the reindeer-herders of Siberia.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Oliver Walston

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen explores the relationships between poetry and song, and introduces words by Shakespeare,
Byron, Tennyson and WB Yeats which have been set to music. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Producer: Sally Marmion

: In Business

Fired at Fifty. It is something more and more people are experiencing: the career that ends in middle age. Peter Day asks what comes afterwards. Producer Paul Dwyer


Producer: Paul Dwyer

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Joe's Kingdom

Afour-part series by John Peacock. 1: The Crystal Wall. The Great Flood destroyed Britain 320 years ago. Now three children from the Seventh
Underground State of St Albans are swept once more to the Overland.
Director Celia De Wolff Repeat


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: St Albans
Director: Celia de Wolff
Joe: Ross Livingstone
Wilfred: Richard Pearce
Beth: Abigail Docherty
Meg: Jane Whittenshaw
Arthur: David Bannerman
Ken: Derek Warmsley
Gulliver: Joshua Towb
Emergency voice: Michael Tudor-Barnes

: Dancing for a Living

in the second of six conversations about the dance world, Lynne Walker talks to David Bintley , artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet. Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Talks: Lynne Walker
Artistic: David Bintley

: Open University

8.00 Maths Miscellany - Too Much, Toulouse 8.30 Intellectual Capital -
Today's Revolution 9.00 Gombrich on Art History 9.20 Modern Art: the Art Market and the Avant Garde 9.40
Working with Young People

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.

: Witnesses

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Growing Spaces

Edi Stark returns with the gardening magazine. Repeated from Friday

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series. 3: Northern Ireland. Mark Whittaker reports from the province in a special programme looking at environmental issues in Northern Ireland. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: News

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: New Latinos

Love in a Hot Climate. Clara Hampson presents the first of a six-part series on the lives of British people who have made their homes in South America.
Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Unknown: Clara Hampson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Seeds of Faith

Christianity and Depression
The Darkness Deepens. Trevor Barnes examines the nature of depression and how Christians cope with it. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Phil Pegum

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: The Late Story: Bicycles

By Carlo Gebler , read by Sean Baker. Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Carlo Gebler
Read By: Sean Baker.

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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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