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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas, Sandhurst, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

What does it mean to be human?
Mark Tully offers some answers.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

The Galapagos Islands.
Lionel Kelleway explores some of the unique wildlife that inspired Darwin's ideas about natural selection. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news.
PHONE: (0161) [number removed]
WRITE TO: [address removed]
MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Roger Bolton
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

By Martin Bell.
Repeated tomorrow llpm
DONATIONS: Asylum Aid. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Martin Bell.

: News

: Sunday Worship

Restoring Relationships from Emmanuel Church, Didsbury. With the Rev David Hughes and the Rev Luke Walton. Matthew 18, w21-35. Director of music Clare Jackson.


Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Luke Walton.
Music: Clare Jackson.

: 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.


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer SYbille Bedford.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test. Including at 3.45* Teatime News and At the Bookstall
* Approximate times

: New Asians

Six programmes looking at the lives of British people who have left this country. 3: Bangkok. With Clare Hampson. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Clare Hampson.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test. Including at 3.45* Teatime News and At the Bookstall
* Approximate times

: Just a Minute

With Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs the grand final. Repeated from Monday

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test. Including at 3.45* Teatime News and At the Bookstall
* Approximate times

: Gardeners'Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from south-west London. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Parkes and Gardens

The second of six programmes in which Simon Parkes goes in search of innovative contemporary gardens. In this edition, he crosses the Channel to visit the modern parks of Paris. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The Classic Serial:The Hound of the Baskervilles: Death on the Moor

In the conclusion of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, dramatised by Bert Coules, the curse of the Baskervilles claims its final victim.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Violinist: Ian Humphries
Pianist/Musical Arranger: Michael Haslam
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
[Actor]: Donald Sinden
[Actor]: Mark Leake
[Actor]: Ian Masters
[Actor]: Rachel Atkins
[Actor]: Don McCorkindale
[Actor]: Jenny Lee
[Actor]: Carolyn Jones
[Actor]: John Woodnutt
[Actor]: Roger May
[Actor]: Brian Parr

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Robert Harris about his international bestseller Fatherland.
Producer Olivia Seligman Repeated Friday 4pm
Coming up in next month's Bookclub: page 123


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Robert Harris
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Fine Lines

In the third of six programmes looking at contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to poets Andrew Motion and Lavinia Greenlaw.
Producer Susan Roberts


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

With Jolyon Jenkins. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Heavenly Thoughts

A Woman's Work.... In the last of three programmes, Jocelyn Bell Bumell recalls her struggle to become an astrophysicist. Producer Karen Holden


Unknown: Jocelyn Bell Bumell
Producer: Karen Holden

: Pick of the Week

Ned Sherrin presents a selection 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: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: The Archers

Alistair enjoys the afterglow. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Taking the Pulse

Dr Phil Hammond celebrates the 50th birthday of the National Health
Service with guests including Jo Brand , Michael O'Donnell and Mark Sanderson. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Mark Sanderson.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Rent 4

The final part of Lucy Flannery 's comedy with Barbara Flynn and Patrick Barlow. Repeated from Thursday


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

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge
8.30 Creating and Recreating - the Cult of the Past 9.00 Culture and Belief in Europe: Sermons 9.20 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.40 American Conversations - Henry Kissinger


Unknown: Henry Kissinger

: 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. 5: Windsor: Power and Influence


Unknown: Charles Handy

: Analysis

Doing It Their Way. Tony Blair claims to have found a "third way" between the old left and the new right. Frances Cairncross investigates. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with a guide to the political news of the next seven days. And at 10.45 A Little Local Difficulty Labour MP Karen Buck shares the realities of her constituency life. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Karen Buck
Editor: John Evans

: Puzzle Panel

With Chris Maslanka.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chris Maslanka.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: ExperimentalFeature: Great Skies

Professor Viktor Abalakan of the Pulkova Observatory in St Petersburg muses on the creation of the universe.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Professor Viktor Abalakan
Producer: David Prest

: Late Story:Crime Stories

The Hanged Man by Ian Rankin. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Ian Rankin.

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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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