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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael 's, Cornhill, London.


Unknown: St Michael

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Denis Tuohy investigates sleep.
Producer Will Cantopher. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Denis Tuohy

: On Your Farm

A glimpse of rural life. Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Liz Leonard PHONE: [number removed]
3209. WRITE TO: Sunday. Room 5063, BBC North, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Derek Jacobi speaks for a charity which helps young people with speech and language impairments. DONATIONS: AFASIC,[address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Derek Jacobi

: News

: Sunday Worship

A service for Harvest from Purley
Baptist Church led by the Rev Steve Chalke and featuring news of the church's involvement with a Romanian orphanage. Director of music Judy MacKenzie Dunn


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Music: Judy MacKenzie Dunn

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Mrs Thatcher 's erstwhile chancellor
Lord Lawson discloses his private self to Professor Anthony Clare. See
Friday's radio choices on page 123.
Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: A View from Abroad

Eight personal journeys. 8: Actor
Christian Rodska travels to Russia's
Stuntmen's Guild of St Petersburg. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Christian Rodska
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Very World of Milton Jones

Another instalment of the comedy series starring Britain's funniest Milton. Repeated from Monday

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Presenter: James Cox

: Words in Music

Denis Quilley presents the grand final of the words and music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Denis Quilley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster celebrate the 80th anniversary of the RAF as guests of RAF Brize Norton and an overseas airbase. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Brize Norton
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Pippa's Pests

Pippa Greenwood presents four programmes on garden pests, starting with the aphid. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial: The Water Babies

By Charles Kingsley , dramatised in three episodes by Berlie Doherty. Starring Julia McKenzie as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. 2: Tom meets the ugly, harsh fairy and her beautiful sister. with Philip Jackson , Ciara Janson , Christopher Good. Sean Baker. Frances Jeater ,
Olivier Pierre , Geoffrey Whitehead , Sarah-Jane Holm , Rosie Wiggins. Victoria Hickson and Alex Bird. Music by David Chilton and Nick Russell-Pavier Director Janet Whitaker. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: Berlie Doherty.
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby
Unknown: Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid.
Unknown: Philip Jackson
Unknown: Ciara Janson
Unknown: Christopher Good.
Unknown: Sean Baker.
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Olivier Pierre
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Sarah-Jane Holm
Unknown: Rosie Wiggins.
Unknown: Victoria Hickson
Unknown: Alex Bird.
Music By: David Chilton
Music By: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Tom: Oliver Peace
Charles Kingsley: Timothy West

: Writers' Masterclass

Three programmes in which top writers share trade secrets with Blake Morrison. 2: Professor John Carey and Ian Jack discuss reportage.
Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Blake Morrison.
Unknown: Professor John Carey
Unknown: Ian Jack
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney surveys four centuries of poets laureate through listeners' requests. Readers Jill Balcon , Mark Straker and Timothy West. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Mark Straker
Readers: Timothy West.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Diagnosing Deutschland

Shrinking from the East.David Sells presents the second of two programmes exploring Germany's future. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: David Sells

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with more listeners' letters. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Pick of the Week

Libby Purves presents extracts from the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Julia Fleming. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

Eddie asks for more. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soaps with Alison Graham : page 12


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests explore the art of self-improvement.
Producers Alison Vernon-Smith , Chris Wilson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Open University

8.00 Underground Britain - Water
8.301066 and All That 9.00 Climate
Change Update 9.20 Social Science, the World and You 9.40 American
Conversation: David Brower


Unknown: David Brower

: Promenaders

Andy Rashleigh 's story of a group of Prommers - people who camp outside the Albert Hall for front-row tickets and a Last Night of the Proms they to remember. With David Antrobus , Sean Barrett and Sarah Jane Holm. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andy Rashleigh
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Sarah Jane Holm.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen explores words and the way we speak. Getting the Words Out. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Frontiers

In the last of six programmes about scientific research, Geoff Watts asks whether antibiotic resistance is really threatening our health.
Producer Sandy Raffan Repeat E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: In Business

What's Cooking? Peter Day investigates the effects of recession on the restaurant industry. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports live from Brighton on the start of the Liberal Democrats' conference and looks ahead to the week's big political events. Including 10.45 Letters to a Godchild: advice for a budding politician from Lord Steel of Aikwood. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
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. Producer Mark Mason


Producer: Mark Mason

: The Late Story: Tales We Tell

Sisters by Michele Roberts , read by Eleanor Bron.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

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.

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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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