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: Bells on Sunday

From St Clement Danes, London. Repeated at 12.20am

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully 's theme is optimism. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.15pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

In the third of six programmes, Lionel Kelleway travels to the Isles of Scilly. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Sunday

Gerry Northam presents religious news.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Phil Pegum
PHONE: (0161) [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Judith Chalmers OBE

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which is the UK's central source of travel information for disabled and disadvantaged people. DONATIONS: Holiday Care Service. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

The Advent of Our God
On Advent Sunday,
Professor John Bowker leads the first of four services from St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk. 1: John of the Cross
Director of music James Thomas.


Unknown: Professor John Bowker
Music: James Thomas.

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

Roger Bolton reviews the media. Producer Sarah Eldridge Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Sarah Eldridge

: Foreign Correspondence

Six correspondents look back at the history of their adopted cities through the writings of earlier visitors.
3: Edinburgh. With Colin Blane. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Colin Blane.
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is television Presenter Loyd Grossman.
Producer Angie Nehring. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Presenter: Loyd Grossman.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions
Posed by readers of The Scotsman. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 11.30am


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy 's epic novel, dramatised in ten parts by Marcy Kahan and Mike Walker.
3: It is 1806. Back from Austerlitz, Nikolai gets caught up in a duel between Pierre and Dolohov. Andrei is still missing as Lise gives birth. with Amanda Redman , Emily Mortimer.
Jonathan Firth , Alison Pettitt , Nicola Pagett , Sean Baker , Gerard Murphy.
Tracy Ann Oberman. Richard Johnson , Abigail McKern , Chris Pavlo , Carolyn Jones , Christopher Scott , loan Meredith, Sam Collings , Anthony Ofoegbu , David Bannerman and Christopher Wright
Music by Neil Brand. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Marcy Kahan
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Amanda Redman
Unknown: Emily Mortimer.
Unknown: Jonathan Firth
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Gerard Murphy.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Unknown: Richard Johnson
Unknown: Abigail McKern
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Sam Collings
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Music By: Neil Brand.
Director: Janet Whitaker
General Kutuzov: Leo McKern
Pierre Bezuhov: Simon Russell Beale

: Pick of the Week

With Chris Serle. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Analysis

Who Cares Wins
Peter Kellner examines the changing politics of the Conservative Party. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Kellner

: Mean Times Australia

Asix-part series presenting true stories from Australia's past and present. 6: Frontline MissionaryRepeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Ian McMillan introduces Scottish poetry to celebrate St Andrew 's Day. Producer Felicity Goodall


Introduces: Ian McMillan
Unknown: St Andrew
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: In Business

Survival Instinct
Twenty years is the lifespan of most companies. A few are built to last. Peter Day meets the survivors. Producer Rosamund Jones


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Dark Is Rising

Susan Cooper 's classic fantasy, dramatised in four parts by David Calcutt. 4: The Hunting. The Lords of the Dark close in for the kill, and only one power can now equal theirs. with Struan Rodger , Geoffrey Banks , Leo Conville , Hilary Attenborough. Susannah Tresilian , Richard Derrington , Susan Jeffrey.
Carolyn Backhouse. Mary Wimbush. Gerry Hinks and Tina Gray. Music Martin Allcock Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Susan Cooper
Unknown: David Calcutt.
Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Leo Conville
Unknown: Hilary Attenborough.
Unknown: Susannah Tresilian
Unknown: Richard Derrington
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey.
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse.
Unknown: Mary Wimbush.
Unknown: Gerry Hinks
Unknown: Tina Gray.
Music: Martin Allcock
Director: Nigel Bryant
Will: James Walmsley
Merriman: Ronald Pickup

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30pm

: The Natural History Programme

With Joanna Pinnock. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock.

: Language Extras

8.00 Leisure Language Strand/Italian 4: Alia Ricerca di Piero della Francesca Producer Nadine Welter
8.30 A Question of Grammar 2: What's in a word?
Producer Merilyn Harris.
8.45 Deutsch Plus 1
8: Sport und Spiele
Producer Mick Webb Repeat
9.00 Deutsch Plus 2
8: Wohnen
Producer Alan Wilding
9.15 Chansons
3: Jacques Brel Producer Mick Webb
9.30 The French Experience 8: Hotels
Producer Mick Webb Repeat


Producer: Nadine Welter
Producer: Merilyn Harris.
Producer: Mick Webb
Producer: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Jacques Brel
Producer: Mick Webb
Producer: Mick Webb

: The Romans in Britain

Six-part outdoor series with historian and archaeologist Guy de la Bedoyere. 5: Hadrian's Wall Wasn't Built in a DayRepeated from yesterday 4pm


Unknown: Guy de la Bedoyere.

: The University

A five-part series following life on campus during nine months at the University of Warwick.4: A strike brings the campus to a standstill. Producer Brian King Repeat

: Costing the Earth

A nine-part environmental series. The second of two programmes on global climate change with Jeremy Cherfas.


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas.

: News

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: In Committee

David Wilby reports on the investigations mounted by the select committees of MPs and peers. Producer David Browne


Unknown: David Wilby
Producer: David Browne

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.10am

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: The Late Story: Father and Son

By W A Harbinson, read by Oliver Maguire.
Repeated from Tuesday


Read By: Oliver Maguire.

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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.

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