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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin,
Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Peter Hobday explores the tortured relationship between virtue and vice. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill talks turkey with Wiltshire farmers Jacqueline and John Longley. Producer Gabi Fisher


Talks: Anna Hill
Unknown: John Longley.
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Rachel Hawkes
WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5063, BBC North, PO Box 27, Manchester. M60 1SJ E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Rachel Hawkes

: Radio 4 Appeal

Terry Waite speaks on behalf of a charity which sets up projects to enable prisoners learn skills that help charities and community organisations.
DONATIONS: inside Out Trust, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Terry Waite

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A service for the opening in Zimbabwe of the 50th Anniversary Assembly of the World Council of Churches.

: 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

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the military historian John Keegan. See Friday's radio choice on page 135.
Producer Angie Nehring. Rptd Friday 9am
A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice is available now


Unknown: John Keegan.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean takes to the road in search of tales of travel. This week, explorer John Harrison offers his recipe for survival in the Amazon. Producers Mary Price and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Unknown: John Harrison

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The legendary antidote to panel games returns with a show from Glasgow's Pavilion theatre.
Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, Colin Sell on piano. Repeated from Monday


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

The South of England takes on Northern Ireland.
Repeated from Monday

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members and friends of the Ravenshead Garden Society,
Nottingham. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: Ramblings

Jeremy Jessel walks from Steventon to Micheldever, Hampshire, with forestry expert Professor Julian Evans and asks how the woodlands have changed. Producer Lucy Lunt. See Ordnance Survey Leisure Map 144. For a factsheet, send a SAE to [address removed]or E-MAIL: ramblings@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jeremy Jessel
Unknown: Professor Julian Evans
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: The Classic Serial: Bleak House

By Charles Dickens , dramatised in five parts by John Dryden. 2: Strange things begin to occur when a law writer is found dead from an opium overdose. with Robert Portal, Rob Jarvis , Daisy Beaumont , Michael Atwell , Danny Worters ,
Berwick Kaler , Greg Hicks , Brendon O'Hea , Eamon Boland , Roger Frost , Ellie Haddington, Dell
Synnot and Hugh Terry. Director John Dryden Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Dryden.
Unknown: Rob Jarvis
Unknown: Daisy Beaumont
Unknown: Michael Atwell
Unknown: Danny Worters
Unknown: Berwick Kaler
Unknown: Greg Hicks
Unknown: Brendon O'Hea
Unknown: Eamon Boland
Unknown: Roger Frost
Unknown: Hugh Terry.
Director: John Dryden
Esther Summerson: Claire Price
JohnJamdyce: Michael Kitchen
Miss Rite: Jean Marsh
Tulkinghorn: Anton Lesser
Ada Claire: Honeysuckle Weeks

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to AS Byatt about her Booker Prize-winning novel Possession.
Rptd Friday 4pm. This month's bookclub: page 143


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Jeanette Thomas

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney reviews a new collection of 'poems to be heard". Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies

: These Little Piggies

Marina Warner traces the history of the relationship between humans and pigs. Repeated from Tuesday

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Shula plays the name game. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel, page 12; Dr Mark Porter , page 51


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Room for Improvement

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Cotvil and Soames: Bad Apples

In the final episode of Christopher Lee 's political thriller, the relationship between the Home Secretary, the Prime Minister's press secretary and the man murdered on Brighton beach is made clear.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: The Beat

The first programme in a series following community police officers at work in West Yorkshire. This week, a teenager is found living in a coal bunker. Producer Susan Mitchell Repeat


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Analysis

Europe's Pink Carpet. Across Europe, the Centre Left is riding high. But does it have policies for a world facing financial crisis? With David Walker.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Walker.

: The Westminster Hour

The political headlines of the next week, live from Westminster.
Including 10.45 Byzantium Revisited. Observers of the political scene compare notes with a Byzantine counterpart of one thousand years ago. 3:
Ronald Allison , ex-press secretary to the Queen, meets court historian Michael Psellus. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Ronald Allison
Unknown: Michael Psellus.
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: The World's First Radio Sculpture

The radio feature and modern sculpture are brought together. Producer Ed Hall


Producer: Ed Hall

: The Late Story: The Gentleman Almadeo-Almadine

By Damiene Sheehan , read by Amanda Root. A mother takes her daughter to meet an unlikely relative in this ghost story set in Canada. Producer Melanie Harris


Unknown: Damiene Sheehan
Read By: Amanda Root.
Producer: Melanie Harris

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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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