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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Howden Minster, East Yorkshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores the meaning of mercy. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

The Giants of Galapagos.
Lionel Kelleway sets out in search of the elusive giant tortoise. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Fiona O'Sullivan 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: Fiona O'Sullivan

: Radio 4 Appeal

By Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated tomorrow llpm
DONATIONS: Leonard Cheshire.
[address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: News

: Sunday Worship

Love Bade Me Welcome. From the Chapel of Eton College. A celebration of the life and work of George Herbert , presented by Canon Jeremy Davies. Let All the World (Luckington); Come, My Way (Come My Way); Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys); King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai) and other Herbert settings.


Unknown: George Herbert
Presented By: Canon Jeremy Davies.

: 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 the Home Secretary, Jack Straw.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Jack Straw.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: New Asians

Six programmes exploring the lives of British people who have left this country. 4: Kuching. Clare Hampson has a taste of life in Sarawak's capital, Kuching.
Producer Vibeke Venema
* Face behind the Voice: page 123


Unknown: Clare Hampson
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Blythe Duff , Tony Hawks, Paul Merton and Derek Nimmo at the students' union at Glasgow University. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Blythe Duff
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Derek Nimmo

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Words in Music

With Denis Quilley. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Denis Quilley.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colbom , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by nudists at the Naturist Foundation, Orpington. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday


Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Parkes and Gardens

Restoration. In the third of six programmes, Simon Parkes visits the historic gardens of Hestercombe in Somerset and Christopher Lloyd's Great Dixter in Sussex. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The Classic Serial: The Decameron

By Giovanni Boccaccio , adapted in three parts by Don Taylor. 1: In 14th-century Florence, ten young aristocrats escape to the country to avoid the Black Death, telling stories to pass the time. with John Grillo , Helen Atkinson Wood ,
Max Digby , Abigail Thaw. LucyTregear, Roger May. Christopher Staines. Eleanor Tremain , Lucy Taylor , Sara Griffiths , Kate Byers , Jonathan Dryden Taylor , Charles Edwards and Anthony Jackson. Translated by Jonathan Dryden Taylor Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Giovanni Boccaccio
Unknown: Don Taylor.
Unknown: John Grillo
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Max Digby
Unknown: Abigail Thaw.
Unknown: Christopher Staines.
Unknown: Eleanor Tremain
Unknown: Lucy Taylor
Unknown: Sara Griffiths
Unknown: Kate Byers
Unknown: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Unknown: Charles Edwards
Unknown: Anthony Jackson.
Translated By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Boccaccio: Roger Allam
Pampinea: Rebecca Front

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter turns the torn, travel-worn pages of backpack classics old and new, and tries out guides to identifying trees and wild flowers. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Fine Lines

In the fourth of six programmes, guest poets Kate Clanchy and Helen Dunmore take a look at the changes that have taken place in the poetry written by women over the last 150 years. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Kate Clanchy
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

Europe gives more aid to Palestine than to anywhere else in the world. But how much do we know about how the money is spent? Reporter Mark Whitaker. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Pick of the Week

With Martin Bashir.
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: Martin Bashir.
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams.

: The Archers

Nigel's got guts.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: The Copysnatchers

Journalist Allison Pearson hosts the first of four programmes in which guests from around the world observe, parody and dissect topical British stories from a foreign perspective. Producers Julia Fleming and Mairi Russell


Unknown: Allison Pearson
Producers: Julia Fleming
Producers: Mairi Russell

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge 8.30 Figures from History-
Prince Albert 9.00 Developing World
9.20 Cot Death - Researched 9.40
American Conversations - John Lewis


Unknown: John Lewis

: No Commitments

Simon Brett 's six-part comedy following the lives of three sisters.
Starring Celia Imrie , Rosemary Leach and Nicola Pagett. 1: Family Business Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett.

: 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. 6: Tuscany: God on a Human Scale Producer Norman Winter Repeat


Unknown: Charles Handy

: Analysis

Boom or Bust? Each month, the Bank of England agonises about interest rates in the face of conflicting information. Bridget Rosewell asks if the data gives an accurate picture. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents a guide to the political news of the next seven days. Including 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 and guests. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chris Maslanka

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Nightmoves

A guest talks about the night.

: The Late Story: Fictional Familiars

Never the Bride by Paul Magrs. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Paul Magrs.

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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.

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