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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Barnes, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully finds in autumn a source of inspiration for poets and musicians. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

The Swallow's Tail. Lionel Kelleway finds out more about the birds which have lived alongside man for thousands of years, and visits the south coast to bid them farewell until next year. Producer Edward Odim


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Edward Odim

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Sheppard of Liverpool speaks on behalf of a charity which helps disadvantaged families in the UK.
DONATIONS: Family Service Units,[address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated tomorrow 11pm

: News

: Sunday Worship

From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, led by the Very Rev Graham Forbes. Preacher the Most Rev Richard Holloway
. Master of Music Timothy Byram-Wigfield . Assistant organist Simon Nieminski.


Unknown: Graham Forbes.
Unknown: Richard Holloway
Music: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Organist: Simon Nieminski.

: Letter from America

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

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Novelist, playwright and film-maker Hanif Kureishi talks to Professor
Anthony Clare about how he tries to make sense of his real self in his work. Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am


Talks: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Christina in the Perfumed Isles

Three programmes in which Christina Dodwell unravels the mysteries of the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean. 2: Small Boats and Big Bats
Producer Simon Eimes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Eimes

: The Very World of Milton Jones

The final chance to hear the comedy series starring Britain's funniest Milton. Repeated from Monday

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke presides over radio's most fiendish quiz. In this round the North of England team meets opponents from Scotland. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from North
Wiltshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Pippa's Pests

Scale insects lay siege to gardens. Pippa Greenwood joins scientists battling against this pest. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial: The Two-part Prelude

William Wordsworth 's shortened version of his own autobiographical poem contains some of the greatest passages of the original work. It is performed here by John Rowe as a dramatic monologue.
Original music by Elizabeth Parker. Devised for radio and directed by Cherry Cookson


Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: John Rowe
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Directed By: Cherry Cookson

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Frank McCourt about his Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography, Angela's Ashes. Producer Jeanette Thomas
Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Frank McCourt
Producer: Jeanette Thomas

: Desert Poets

Six of the greatest Scottish poets of this century all served in the North
African campaign of the Second World War. This is the haunting tale of the effects of that desert conflict on Sorley MacLean , Hamish Henderson , George Campbell Hay , Robert Garioch , GS Fraser and Edwin Morgan.


Unknown: Sorley MacLean
Unknown: Hamish Henderson
Unknown: George Campbell Hay
Unknown: Robert Garioch
Unknown: Edwin Morgan.

: File on 4

Gerry Northam reports on major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' letters. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Pick of the Week

With Chris Serle.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Alistair brazens it out.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soaps with Alison Graham : page 10


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests explore the art of self-improvement. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Spangles V Tights

A comedy series by Christopher Fitz-Simon . 2: The Ambassador. With
David Kelly and Pauline McLynn. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: David Kelly
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen explores words. The New Re-PUB-lic. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Connect: Where People Meet Technology

A series looking at how technology and culture intertwine. Quentin Cooper visits Darlington and looks at the technology that has made possible the restoration of a river there.
Producer John Tuckey Repeat


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Tuckey

: In Business

Going Down. As global economic storm clouds break, Peter Day discovers how some British companies are coping. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

As the Conservative Party prepares for its annual conference,
Andrew Rawnsley takes the political temperature at the start of another week in politics. Including 10.45 My House Diana Madill talks to Senator
Mary Henry about how the Irish Upper House, the Seanadd, works. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Talks: Diana Madill
Unknown: Mary Henry
Editor: John Evans

: Brain of Britain 1998

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Great Skies

Thoughts on the cosmos from leading astronomers at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth. Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: The Late Story: Chlorine

By Bridget O'Connor , read by Nadia Sawalha. The smell of chlorine on a best friend spells treachery. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Bridget O'Connor
Read By: Nadia Sawalha.

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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