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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Holy Trinity Church, Guildford.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully discovers the value of taking creative chances in life. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

The City in the Woods. Lionel Kelleway explores the remarkable world of the ant. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: 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

By Angela Rippon.
Repeated tomorrow llpm
DONATIONS: Listening Books, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: News

: Sunday Worship

Festai Eucharist from St John 's Church, Buxton, sung to Mozart's Mass in C,
K220 (Sparrow) by the Buxton Madrigal Singers and soloists from this year's Buxton Opera Festival conducted by Michael Williams. Celebrant the Rev
Jim Norton. Preacher the Rt Rev Dr
Anand Chandu Lal, Bishop of Amritsar. Organist Andrew Cummings.


Unknown: St John
Conducted By: Michael Williams.
Unknown: Jim Norton.
Organist: Andrew Cummings.

: Letter from America

ByAlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: 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 playwright Howard Brenton.
Producer Angie Nehring Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Howard Brenton.
Producer: Angie Nehring

: New Asians

Six programmes exploring the lives of British people who have left this country. 5: North Vietnam. Having left London for North Vietnam, Julia was shocked to discover how small a role wartime memories play in the life of the city. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the comedy panel game from the Leicester Comedy Festival.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World This Weekend

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Words in Music

Denis Quilley tests guests' knowledge of words set to music.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Denis Quilley

: Gardeners'Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of the Henllan and District Gardening Club. With Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Parkes and Gardens

The Wild Side. Our view of the Yorkshire Dales has changed through the ages, but our need for wild places has not. In the fourth of six programmes, Simon Parkes joins the people managing our landscapes. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The Classic Serial:Decameron

By Giovanni Boccaccio. 2: In a shaded garden, the subject turns to love. But the characters in the Florentines' stories are not the only ones whose hearts stir. with John Grillo , Richard Hope. Abigail Thaw , Lucy Tregear , Roger May.
Christopher Staines. Eleanor Tremain. Lucy Taylor , Sara Griffiths , Kate Byers , Jonathan Dryden Taylor and Anthony Jackson. Director Don Taylor Music directed by Anthony Rooley Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Giovanni Boccaccio.
Unknown: John Grillo
Unknown: Richard Hope.
Unknown: Abigail Thaw
Unknown: Lucy Tregear
Unknown: Christopher Staines.
Unknown: Eleanor Tremain.
Unknown: Lucy Taylor
Unknown: Sara Griffiths
Unknown: Kate Byers
Unknown: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Unknown: Anthony Jackson.
Director: Don Taylor
Directed By: Anthony Rooley
Boccaccio: Roger Allam
Pampinea: Rebecca Front

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter meets the winners of this year's Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for children's books, and comic novelist Mavis Cheek gives a masterclass on writing comedy. Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Greenaway Medals
Unknown: Mavis Cheek
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Fine Lines

In the fifth of six programmes looking at contemporary poetry, Tom Paulin and leading Polish poet Piotr Sommer take a look at poetry in Poland. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Piotr Sommer
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran reports on major issues at home and abroad.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle 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: Chris Serle
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams.

: The Archers

It's the morning after. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: The Copysnatchers

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


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

: No Commitments

Simon Brett 's comedy starring Celia Imrie , Rosemary Leach and Nicola Pagett. 2: Who You Know Repeated from Thursday


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

: Open University

8.00 Dying in the 20th Century 8.30 Figures from History - Karl Marx 9.00 Women and Music 9.20 At Summer
School 9.40 Community History: Sex, Marriage and Population


Unknown: Karl Marx

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Power and the Press

Four programmes in which
Anthony Howard explores the frontier between the British press and governments. 1: Whatever You Say, Mr Churchill Producer Mark Savage Repeat


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Mark Savage

: Analysis

Virtual Reality Check. Ian Hargreaves investigates the growth of the internet. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsleytalks to the politicians likely to be in the news this week. Including at 10.45 A Little Local
Difficulty Labour MP Karen Buck shares the realities of her constituency life. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsleytalks
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: At the End of the Day

The worries, fears and hopes of someone facing a difficult day. Producer Mark Mason


Producer: Mark Mason

: The Late Story: Ways with Words

Miranda Seymour reads from her novel The Telling.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Miranda Seymour

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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