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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Westminster Abbey, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

From the torture of writer's block to the spectre of a lonely future, Mark Tully confronts the demons. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

Strange Fruits. In the last programme of the series, Lionel Kelleway explores the rotten world of fungi. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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

: Radio 4 Appeal

For a charity dedicated to helping those with psoriatic arthritis.
DONATIONS: Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated tomorrow 11pm


Unknown: St Albans

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Community Mass from the chapel of St Clement's Retreat House, Belfast. with Down and Connor Diocesan
Choir, directed by Raymond Lennon.


Directed By: Raymond Lennon.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: 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

Professor Anthony Clare 's subject is award-winning actress Zoe Wanamaker. Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Sentimental Journey

Ingrid Pitt in Buenos Aires
Arthur Smith visits Argentina with the Hammer horror star whose own life has been as extraordinary as her films. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeat


Unknown: Ingrid Pitt
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The Motion Show

Debating game with Dr Phil Hammond. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke presides over the cultural quiz. This week, Northern Ireland takes on the South of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Nigel Colborn and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners from Dunoon, Scotland. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Free Spirits

Edward Enfield presents a series of programmes for people who are at last free to do what they have always wanted to do. 2: Pat Ashcroft recalls the details of her slow ride to Oxford. Producers Nicola Banning and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Edward Enfield
Unknown: Pat Ashcroft

: The Classic Serial: Things Fall Apart

By Chinua Achebe, adapted in two parts by Biyi Bandele. 2: Okonkwo is exiled from his Nigerian village for the accidental killing of a clansman's son, and his tragic decline continues when white Christian missionaries arrive. with Freddie Annobil Dodoo. Anthony Ofoegbu. Janice Acquah , Jeillo Edwards. Rufus Orisayomi , Tunde Euba , Antonia Kemi Coker , Josephine Inoniyegha , Stephen Thorne and Hugh Dickson. Music composed and directed by Terry Trower Drums played by Innocent
Okorie. Flute played by Christopher Hyde-Smith Director Ralph Rolls


Unknown: Biyi Bandele.
Unknown: Freddie Annobil Dodoo.
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Unknown: Janice Acquah
Unknown: Jeillo Edwards.
Unknown: Rufus Orisayomi
Unknown: Tunde Euba
Unknown: Antonia Kemi Coker
Unknown: Josephine Inoniyegha
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Directed By: Terry Trower Drums
Played By: Christopher Hyde-Smith
Director: Ralph Rolls
Okonkwo: Patrice Naiambana
Obierika: Femi Elufowoju Jnr

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter examines the role of literary prizes in this country and abroad. Plus extracts from the secret diary of Booker Prize judge Valentine Cunningham (age 52%).
Producer Robyn Read. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Adventures in Poetry

Three programmes exploring the language and lasting impact of poetry. 1: Duncan Wu presents William Blake 's The Tyger. With Kathleen Raine , Peter Ackroyd and Michael Horovitz. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Kathleen Raine
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Michael Horovitz.
Producer: Sara Davies

: File on 4

Vera Frankl reports on major issues. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Vera Frankl

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Pick of the Week

James Naughtie presents extracts from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Fools rush in? Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 10

: Room for Improvement

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Spangles 'n' Tights

The Movie. The last part of Christopher Fitz-Simon 's comedy series. The
Dublin costumiers' is delighted when asked to provide the military uniforms for an American film company. With David Kelly and Pauline McLynn. Repeated from Thursday


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

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Connect: Where People Meet Technology: 5: Artificial Schmartificial

The series exploring science and technology.
Quentin Cooper examines the implications of a new generation of artificially intelligent machines. Producer John Tuckey (Repeat)


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Tuckey

: In Business

In Focus. Peter Day focuses on the ever-more popular concept of the focus group.
Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

The political headlines of the next week, live from Westminster.
Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old World. The first of a new series of Simon Hoggart 's light-hearted look at the week in Westminster.
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans

: Brain of Britain 1998

Robert Robinson presents the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Ice Cream Lady

Everyday, including Christmas Day, Vicki Howard parks her ice cream van at the top of a cliff on the Isle of Wight. She experiences the changing seasons and a variety of sounds.


Unknown: Vicki Howard
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Late Story: The Chain Gang

Dead Person with Money Worries by Ali Smith , read by Vivienne Dixon. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Ali Smith
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.

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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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