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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Bridlington Priory, Humberside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Peter Hobday explores music and faith. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Paul Heiney discovers that, for African farmers, getting a cow is the best Present of all.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Paul Heiney
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

In his annual Christmas appeal, the vicar of St Martin in the Fields speaks on behalf of a charity which helps the homeless and those in need throughout the British Isles.
DONATIONS: [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] or [number removed] Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: St Martin

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist
College, Belfast, conducted by the Rev Dr David Lapsely. Organist
Nigel McClintock. Director of music Dr Joe Mckee.


Organist: Dr David Lapsely.
Organist: Nigel McClintock.
Music: Dr Joe McKee.

: 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 comedian and television host Bob Monkhouse. Producer Angie Nehring
Repeated New Year's Day 9am
A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice is available now


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse.

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean takes to the road in search of the tales which drive the journeys. This week, Mick Brown goes on a spiritual journey.
Producers Mary Price and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Unknown: Mick Brown

: I'm Sorry I Haven't aClue

The antidote to panel games comes this week from Cardiff's New Theatre. Max Boyce joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke -
Taylor, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell on piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Brain of Brains 1998

An invitation challenge match featuring winners of Brain of Britain over the last three years. Taking part are Kevin Ashman , Daphne Fowler and Guy Herbert. Chairman Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Kevin Ashman
Unknown: Daphne Fowler
Unknown: Guy Herbert.
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from south Devon. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 23 December 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Ramblings

The effect of the Industrial Revolution on the landscape is revealed as Jeremy Jessel joins Peter Giles on a walk from Bradford on Avon. Producer Lucy Lunt
See Ordnance Survey Leisure Map 172
For a factsheet. send a sae to [address removed]or E-MAIL: rambiings@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jeremy Jessel
Unknown: Peter Giles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Classic Serial:Bleak House

By Charles Dickens , dramatised in five parts by John Dryden. 4: Lady
Dedlock finds her wayward past rapidly catching up with her. Having sworn her long-lost daughter Esther to silence overtheir relationship, she is confronted by her ruthless lawyer, Tulkinghorn, who threatens to expose all. with Anton Lesser. Daisy Beaumont , Michael Atwell , Robert Portal , Honeysuckle Weeks. Greg Hicks , Charlie Hayes , Jonathan Oliver. Michael Fenton Stevens , Roger Frost. Jean Marsh , Brendon O'Hea , Ellie Haddington, Danny Worters and Eamon Boland. Director John Dryden. Repeated Boxing Day 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Dryden.
Unknown: Anton Lesser.
Unknown: Daisy Beaumont
Unknown: Michael Atwell
Unknown: Robert Portal
Unknown: Greg Hicks
Unknown: Charlie Hayes
Unknown: Jonathan Oliver.
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Roger Frost.
Unknown: Jean Marsh
Unknown: Brendon O'Hea
Unknown: Danny Worters
Unknown: Eamon Boland.
Director: John Dryden.
Esther Summerson: Claire Price
JohnJarndyce: Michael Kitchen

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter explores the changing nature of gothic fiction. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces a seasonal selection of your poetry requests. Producer Viv Beeby


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Viv Beeby

: A Mission to Civilise?

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton explores the secretive ties that maintain French colonial attitudes in Africa.
1: Gabon - the Oil-Rigged State Repeated from Tuesday

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Pick of the Week

Martha Kearney presents extracts from the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Emily Kasriel. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Producer: Emily Kasriel.

: The Archers

Larry is cast down.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm + See Drama: page 7

: Room for Improvement

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


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: The Barnes Original

A comedy by Claire Dowie. The reunion of a childhood gang proves that boys will be boys, even when they are aged 52. with Jean Boht. Robin Bailey. John Rowe and Selina Cadell. Director Cathryn Horn Repeat


Comedy By: Claire Dowie.
Unknown: Jean Boht.
Unknown: Robin Bailey.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Selina Cadell.
Director: Cathryn Horn
Geoff: Stephen Moore
Tom: Nicky Henson

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins.
Producers Sallie Davies and Charles Sigler Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producers: Sallie Davies
Producers: Charles Sigler

: The Beat

The series of programmes that follows police officers at work in west Yorkshire. This week, a teenager pulls a knife on fellow pupils.
Producer Susan Mitchell Repeat


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Analysis

The Profit Motive. Julian Le Grand looks at the part played by assessments of human motivation in forming public policy for services like health. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Julian Le Grand

: The Westminster Hour

Live from Westminster, David Jordan has the latest political update, and the answers to the festive trivia quiz. Including 10.45 Parliamentary
Postcards. Dinah Lammiman talks to parliamentarians around the world. 1: An MP's Life Editor John Evans


Unknown: David Jordan
Talks: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: John Evans

: Hidden Treasures

This week the antiques quiz visits
Dyrham Park in south Gloucestershire. Repeated from Thursday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Great Skies

A glimpse into the night sky in Thailand. Producer David Prest Repeat


Producer: David Prest

: The Late Story: Winter Stories

The Feast of Stephen. By Maeve Binchy, read by Jenny Agutter. Stephen discovers he has taken home the contents of Sara White 's trolley. Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Read By: Jenny Agutter.
Unknown: Sara White
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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