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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Augustine's, West Monkton, Somerset.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully opens up a treasure chest of summer reminiscences and songs. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Engaging conversation from the farmhouse kitchens of Britain. Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Abigail Saxon
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: Abigail Saxon

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Waite speaks on behalf of the charity Public Concern at Work. Repeated tomorrow at 11pm
DONATIONS: Public Concern at Work. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: John Waite

: News

: Sunday Worship

A service to mark the European Summit in Cardiff, from the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay, led by the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.
Preacher the Rev Keith Clements.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.
Unknown: Keith Clements.

: 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 this week is theatre producer Bill Kenwright.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Producer: Bill Kenwright.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Cajun Country

Not Just a Recipe. The last of three
Programmes in which Pete McCarthy investigates the history of the Acadians - French settlers in Canada who dispersed throughout the world. Producer Eleanor Garland


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs a new series of the comedy panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs the second semi-final of this year's competition. Repeated from Monday

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions posed by gardeners from the Hardy Plant Society, Cork. With Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Pippa's Pests

Pippa Greenwood gives the low-down on the vine weevil.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial: The West Pier

By Patrick Hamilton , dramatised for radio in two parts by Allan Prior.
1: The Handbag. Three young men return to Brighton in the summer of 1925. Are they after a holiday romance - or something much more sinister? with Robert Harper , Rachel Atkins ,
Carolyn Jones , Alan Leith , loan Meredith and William Nichols Rose. Director Richard Wortley Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Unknown: Allan Prior.
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Alan Leith
Unknown: William Nichols Rose.
Director: Richard Wortley
Gorse: Michael Sheen
Esttier: Alison Pettitt
Ryan: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter and guests talk books. In this edition, Dava Sobel talks about the books she discovered while researching her tale of scientific exploration, Longitude.
Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Talks: Dava Sobel
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Radio Poems

Poet Peter Redgrove offers a personal view of the extraordinary May Day processions through the streets of Padstow in Cornwall. Featuring rare archive sounds from the BBC vaults. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Peter Redgrove
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker analyses how drug trials are conducted and reported, and asks if they result in better products. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley with listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Repeated from Fhday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor presents extracts from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: The Archers

Richard tries to apologise. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: The Beaton Generation

Alistair Beaton hosts the satirical comedy programme from Ronnie Scott 's in London's Soho.
Producers Claire Jones and Craig Swan


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

: Rent 4

A six-part series of Lucy Flannery 's award-winning comedy. 3: Maria and Richard are getting to grips with the arrival of the nanny. With Barbara Rynn and Patrick Barlow. Repeated from Thursday


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

: Open University

8.00 In Other Words: Funny You
Should Say That 8.30 Creating and Recreating - Art and Craft 9.00 BSE: Science or Politics? 9.20 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.40 A Good Read for Social Psychologists

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Reinventing God

Charles Handy retraces his own steps in everyone's journey of a lifetime - the search for meaning and purpose. 2: Oxford: Thinking Things Through Producer Norman Winter Repeat


Unknown: Charles Handy

: Analysis

Reason to Believe. What is religion good for nowadays? Michael Blastland examines the possibilities. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Michael Blastland

: The Westminster Hour

Live from Westminster, a briefing on the coming week's big political events. Including at 10.45 The Day the House Stood Still Dinah Lammiman recalls the drama caused in the Commons by the Westland crisis 12 years ago. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: John Evans

: Puzzle Panel

Chris Maslanka invites fellow puzzlers to baffle one another with brain-teasers.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chris Maslanka

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Nightmoves

What happens to a city at night? And what thoughts go through the minds of people tramping the dark streets? Producer Paul Campbell


Producer: Paul Campbell

: Late Story: Diary of a Quitter

By Breda Nathan , read by Pauline McLynn. A Dublin woman records a week in which she tries to give up smoking. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Breda Nathan
Read By: Pauline McLynn.

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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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