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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Giles, Cripplegate, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully considers the things which overwhelm us and how to survive them. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith goes to Shropshire to visit organic farmers the Mayalls. Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Rachel Hawkes. 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: Rachel Hawkes.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rabbi Lionel Blue speaks for a charity which helps survivors of torture.
DONATIONS: Redress,[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Lionel Blue

: News

: Sunday Worship

From Kingswood School, Bath, with Father Leonard Doolan. Sing We
Merrily (Ball); All People That on Earth Do Dwell; Jonah-man Jazz; 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing; Deep
Peace (Carter). Matthew 12, w38-42. Director of music Richard Barnes.


Unknown: Father Leonard Doolan.
Music: Richard Barnes.

: Letter from America

ByAlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents conversation about the big news stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is stage designer Ralph Koltai.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Designer: Ralph Koltai.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: A View from Abroad

Eight personal journeys.
4: An Acquired Taste. When
Abdulrazak Gurnah first came to
Britain, he found "exotic" foods like lemon meringue pie and Scotch eggs - dishes unknown in his native Zanzibar. Producer Kate McAl


Unknown: Abdulrazak Gurnah
Producer: Kate McAl

: Only Connect

Arabella Weir hosts the panel game with guests Kevin Day , Maria McErlane , Charlie Higson and Jackie Clune. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Kevin Day
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Jackie Clune.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Words in Music

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


Unknown: Denis Quilley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from north London. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Ready About

Libby Purves presents the series about sailing and water sports. This week's programme comes from the Aideburgh Regatta and looks at club racing. With guests John McCarthy and Gill Elliott. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Gill Elliott.
Producer: David Prest

: The Classic Serial: Rites of Passage

By William Golding , adapted in three parts by Don Taylor. In the cramped cabins of an 1812 man-of-war on the long haul to Australia, young aristocrat Edmund Talbot begins a journal. with Kenneth Haig , Barnaby Kay , Roger May , Struan Rodger , John Grillo , George Murcell , Lucy Tregear , Alison Skilbeck , Max Digby ,
Charles Edwards , Thomas Maher and Julian Morris. Director Don Taylor Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Edmund Talbot
Unknown: Kenneth Haig
Unknown: Barnaby Kay
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: John Grillo
Unknown: George Murcell
Unknown: Lucy Tregear
Unknown: Alison Skilbeck
Unknown: Max Digby
Unknown: Charles Edwards
Unknown: Thomas Maher
Unknown: Julian Morris.
Director: Don Taylor
Talbot: Samuel West
Colley: Simon Russell Beale

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter visits Dublin to meet novelist Maeve Binchy.
Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poetry of the open air and celebrates John Heath-Stubbs 's 80th birthday. Producer Viv Beeby


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Heath-Stubbs
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Waite

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Pick of the Week

With Martha Kearney. Producer Bob Carter
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Pat feels emotional. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: End of the Line

Louise Rennison hosts a conversation exploring the spirit of our times. Producer Alistair Wilson


Unknown: Louise Rennison
Producer: Alistair Wilson

: Open University

8.00 Underground Britain - Treasures of the Earth 8.30 We Didn 't Do That When I Was at School 9.00 Modern Art:
Eduardo Paolozzi and Terry Atkinson
9.20 Creative Management: Innovation
9.40 American Conversation


Unknown: Eduardo Paolozzi
Unknown: Terry Atkinson

: Bookcases

A four-part comedy series by Martyn Wade. 1: Bronte Country. London,
1853. The orderly life of Spavin and Spavin, religious publishers, is suddenly transformed. With Michael Cochrane and Elizabeth Spriggs. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs.

: Word of Mouth

Six programmes in which Michael Rosen explores words. 3: Ulla! A guide to British words abroad. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Frontiers

Peter Evans investigates six stories behind cutting-edge scientific research. 2: Rainforest Crunch. Some scientists think that the destruction of the world's rainforests might not be as serious as they previously believed. Producer Jim Clarke E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeat


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Jim Clarke

: In This Together

Tony Blair has presented a vision of Britain in which no one is left out. How is it shaping up in practice? In Trouble. Jenny Cuffe investigates the changing role of the probation officer. Repeated from Monday + See Polly Toynbee : page 10


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: The Westminster Hour

A preview of the week's big political events. Including 10.45 An Eye on the East Russian broadcaster and The Guardian columnist Vitali Vitaliev reflects on life and politics in the former Communist bloc. 4: The Czech Republic Editor John Evans


Unknown: Vitali Vitaliev
Editor: John Evans

: Brain of Britain 1998

With Robert Robinson.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: At the End of the Day

The worries, fears and hopes of someone facing a difficult day. This week, John Allan on his first day at work. Producer Mark Mason


Unknown: John Allan
Producer: Mark Mason

: The Late Story: A Love of Watches

By Tobias Hill , read by Sean Baker.
Ismet the watchmender is presented with a dilemma.
Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeat


Unknown: Tobias Hill
Read By: Sean Baker.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

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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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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.

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