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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary with St Faith and St Francis, Hampshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully , William Hazlitt ,
Spike Milligan and Christopher Isherwood look at tests and examinations. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: William Hazlitt
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Lesley McAlpine PHONE: (0161) [number removed]
WRITE TO: Sunday. Room 5031, BBC North, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Radio 4 Appeal

Joanna Lumley speaks on behalf of the charity Action Health.
DONATIONS: Action Health, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: News

: Sunday Worship

Led by the General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, the Rev Joel Edwards. From the Emmanuel Centre,
Westminster, with the Adoramus
Choir, director of music David Hook.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.
Music: David Hook.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is gardener and broadcaster Geoffrey Smith. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Cajun Country

Three programmes in which Peter McCarthy investigates the history of the Acadians - French settlers in Canada who dispersed throughout the world. 2: Living Is the Best Revenge Producer Eleanor Garland


Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: I'm Sorry I Haven't

a Clue Award-winning antidote to panel games. Repeated from Monday

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary from Edgbaston on the fourth day of the First Test.
Including at 3.45* Teatime News and At the Bookstall
* Approximate times

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs the first semi-final. Repeated from Monday

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions from the Fermanagh Gardening Society, Enniskillen. With Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Condiments

In the first of two programmes, Sophie Grigson celebrates mustard. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Sophie Grigson

: The Classic Serial: Effi Briest

In the final partofTheodorFontane's tale of the Prussian nobility, Effi seems to have put the past behind her - until an accident reveals her old secret. with Russell Dixon , Robin Bowerman , Naomi Radcliffe , Rachel Smith , David Fleeshman and Malcolm Raeburn. Producer Michael Fox


Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Robin Bowerman
Unknown: Naomi Radcliffe
Unknown: Rachel Smith
Unknown: David Fleeshman
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn.
Producer: Michael Fox
Effi: Emilia Fox
Innstetten: David Threlfall
Frau Briest: Brigit Forsyth
Frau Von Renz: Brigit Forsyth

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Toni Morrison about her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved. Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Toni Morrison
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Poetry Please!

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems which have made a big impact on listeners in recent series. Readers June Barrie, Haydn Gwynne , William Hope and Stephen Moore. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Stephen Moore.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Green Myth

Mark Carwardine finds out if recycling is as environmentally friendly as we think. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Pick of the Week

With Robin Lustig. Producer Julia Fleming. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

Joe's duplicity is discovered. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: The Beaton Generation

Alistair Beaton hosts the satirical comedy programme.
Producers Claire Jones and Craig Swan


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Claire Jones
Producers: Craig Swan

: Open University

8.00 Metaphorically Speaking 8.30 Does God Play Dice? 9.00 The Faust Legend 9.20 Psychology, Race and Religion 9.40 American Conversations

: Rent 4

A six-part series of Lucy Flannery 's award-winning comedy. 2: Paul and Ruby are house-hunting. With Barbara Flynn and Patrick Barlow. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lucy Flannery
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Patrick Barlow.

: Law in Action

Repeated from Thursday

: Reinventing God

In six programmes, Charles Handy retraces the steps in everyone's journey of a lifetime.
1: Dublin: Taking Leave of Faith Producer Norman Winter Repeat


Unknown: Charles Handy

: Analysis

Good Sports? As sport becomes big business, David Walker asks whether our sporting values are being destroyed and whose job it is to protect them. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Live from Westminster, a chance to get to grips with the new week's political news. Including at 10.45 The Day the House Stood Still
Dinah Lammiman recalls Geoffrey Howe 's dramatic resignation speech. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Unknown: Geoffrey Howe
Editor: John Evans

: Puzzle Panel

With Chris Maslanka.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chris Maslanka.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Great Skies

Thoughts on the cosmos from some of the world's leading astronomers. Tonight,
Professor Boonrucksar Soonthornthum muses on binary stars. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Professor Boonrucksar Soonthornthum
Producer: David Prest

: Late Story: Scenes from Childhood

By David Benedictus , read by Emma Fielding.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: David Benedictus
Read By: Emma Fielding.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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