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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Holy Trinity Church, Skipton.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Peter Hobday explores our enduring fascination with the stars. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

John Alvis shows Charlotte Smith the secrets of cheese-making. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: John Alvis
Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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

Fergal Keane speaks for the charity the Panos Institute.
Repeated tomorrow 11pm
DONATIONS: The Panos Institute, 9 White Lion St, London Nl 9PD
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Fergal Keane

: News

: Sunday Worship

A service to mark the National
Eisteddfod of Wales. From the eisteddfod field at Pencoed, led by the Rev Enid Morgan. Director of music Alun John. Organist D Huw Rees.


Unknown: Enid Morgan.
Organist: Alun John.
Unknown: Huw Rees.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is political cartoonist Ralph Steadman.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Ralph Steadman.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: A View from Abroad

Eight personal journeys. 1: The
Square on Pythagoras. Tormented by the prospect of his 40th birthday, Glyn Hughes travels to the Greek island of Samos in search of ancient wisdom. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Glyn Hughes
Producer: Kate McAii

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons presents the comedy panel game from Bath's Theatre Royal. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World This Weekend

With Steve Richards.


Unknown: Steve Richards.

: 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 Rowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from the Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park
Society in Liverpool. With Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: Parkes and Gardens

In Fond Memory. In the last of the series, Simon Parkes visits gardens of remembrance and asks what we want from them today. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The Classic Serial: The Birds Fall Down

By Rebecca West , dramatised in two parts by Melissa Murray.
1: At the turn of the century, 18-year-old Laura becomes embroiled in a plot to assassinate a double agent. with John Carlisle , Loma Heilbron, Hugh Fraser , John Rowe , Geoffrey Whitehead , Tim Munro , Frances Jeater and David Antrobus
Director Cherry Cookson. Repeated Saturday


Unknown: Rebecca West
Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Unknown: John Carlisle
Unknown: Hugh Fraser
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Tim Munro
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: David Antrobus
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Laura: Sarah-Jane Holm
Kamensky: Kenneth Cranham

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Louis de Bemieres about his novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated Friday 4pm 0 Next month's choice: page 115


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Louis de Bemieres
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Radio Poems

Cenotaph of Snow
Belfast-born Michael Longley reads his sequence of war poems that range from ancient Greece through the First World War to the recent horrors of Northern Ireland. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Michael Longley
Producer: Tim Dee

: In the Shadow of El Nino

Julian Pettifer travels to Peru, Panama and Zimbabwe, giving his personal reflections and talking to experts about the science and effects of El Nino.
Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian Pettifer

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Pick of the Week

With Wendy Austin.
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: Wendy Austin.
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: The Archers

Sean considers defection. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: The Copysnatchers

Allison Pearson hosts the last of four programmes in which guests from around the world dissect 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 six-part comedy drama stars Rosemary Leach , Nicola Pagett and Celia Imrie. 4: Surprise Surprise Repeated from Thursday


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

: Open University

8.00 Children and Bereavement 8.30 Figures from History - Oliver Cromwell
9.00 Bodin and Sovereignty 9.20
Europe of the Regions 9.40 American Conversations: Tom Bradley


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Tom Bradley

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Power and the Press

Four programmes in which journalist Anthony Howard explores the frontier between the British press and governments. 3: Beware of Moguls
The feudal ownerships in Fleet Street had to make way for new entrepreneurs. Producer Mark Savage Repeat


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: Analysis

ChangingAsian Va/ues?Afterthe collapse of many Asian "tigers', what lessons can be learnt about the relationship between their political cultures and economic development? Anthony Dworkin visits Indonesia, the region's largest and worst-hit country. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anthony Dworkin

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents a preview of the week's big political events.
Including 10.45 An Eye on the East
Russian broadcaster Vitali Vitaliev gives his view on the latest political goings-on in the former Communist bloc. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Vitali Vitaliev
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

Astronomers' thoughts on the cosmos. Tonight, Dr Mark Casali of Edinburgh's Royal Observatory. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Dr Mark Casali
Producer: David Prest

: Hemingway Short Stories

Cat in the Rain and Old Man at the Bridge Repeated from Wednesday

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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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