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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

from St Martins, Eynsford, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores angst.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith visits dairy farmer Win Alderslade on the urban fringe. Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5063, BBC North. PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of a charity which provides sailing for disadvantaged young people.
DONATIONS: [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]
Repeated tomorrow llpm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A service for Epiphany from Collegiate
College of St Mary's, led by the Rector the Rev Canon David Brindley. Preacher Professor John Hull. Director of music
Christopher Betts.


Unknown: Canon David Brindley.
Unknown: Professor John Hull.
Music: Christopher Betts.

: 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 war correspondent Clare Hollingworth.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Clare Hollingworth.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Iran is a tricky place for travellers. Christopher Mahon is treated to hospitality and malice in equal measure as he searches for the relics of a lost fire-worshipping religion. Producer Neil Walker Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Mahon

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton hosts the comedy panel game played by Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Played By: Barry Cryer
Played By: Graeme Garden
Played By: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Played By: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The World This Weekend

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the musical general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from north Comwall. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: Ramblings

The peace and beauty of the Eden Valley is explored as Jeremy Jessel joins photographer Val Corbett on one of her favourite routes. Producer Lucy Lunt
See Ordnance Survey Leisure Map 5
FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Jessel
Unknown: Val Corbett
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Classic Serial: The Rose and the Ring

By William Makepeace Thackeray, adapted for radio by Ellen Dryden.
Prince Bulbo faces execution, Prince Giglio is on the run, Betsinda's true identity remains undiscovered, and King Valoroso's breakfast is getting cold. Meanwhile, Countess Gruffanuff and Fairy Blackstick have plans of their own for the four young lovers.
With Clive Swift, John Normington, John Ringham, Eleanor Tremain, Lucy Taylor, Charles Edwards, Christopher Staines, Abigail Thaw, Max Digby, Anthony Jackson, Robin Sebastian, David Mitchell and Julian Morris.
Music Derek Bourgeois.
Director Don Taylor. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adaptor: Ellen Dryden
Music: Derek Bourgeois
Director: Don Taylor
Fairy Blackstick: Prunella Scales
Gruffanuff: Maureen Lipman
Thackeray: Roger Allam
Prince Bulbo: Charles Edwards
Prince Giglio: Christopher Staines
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: John Normington
Unknown: John Ringham
Unknown: Eleanor Tremain
Unknown: Lucy Taylor
Unknown: Abigail Thaw
Unknown: Max Digby
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Robin Sebastian
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Julian Morris

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter explores the child's view in contemporary fiction and discusses the way adult writers tell stories through the voices of children. Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Poetry Please

To lighten the winter gloom, Frank Delaney introduces a selection of listeners' requests for poems about myth and magic.
Producer Sara Davies


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies

: True Colours - South Africa Today

Cape Town and the Western Cape
Former BBC South Africa correspondent Allan Little investigates multicultural harmony in South Africa today. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Little

: Victoriana

A series of talks about the influence of the Victorian age, Professor Theo Hoppen explores the legacy of the Victorian class system. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Professor Theo Hoppen
Producer: David Olusoga

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

The wanderers return. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Room for Improvement

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: The Oldest Member

Maurice Denham stars as the golf club veteran in six stories by PG
Wodehouse. 2: Chester Forgets Himself Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Maurice Denham

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and language. Morsels of Execration
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Weather Wise

Paul Simons looks at forecasting and where it goes wrong - from the first thermometers to unmanned mini-planes.
Producer Sue Broom
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeat


Unknown: Paul Simons

: Analysis

More, Better, Nicer? Why do some historians talk of a crisis of progress when there is now more money and leisure, better health and housing? With Frances Cairncross.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross.

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents the political headlines of the next week, live from Westminster. Including
10.45 Sketches from the House In a four-part series, Nick Utechin explores the history of parliamentary sketch writers. 1: The Early DaysEditor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Nick Utechin
Editor: John Evans

: Hidden Treasures

The antiques quiz visits the Victoria and Albert Museum. With Lars Tharp. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Albert Museum.
Unknown: Lars Tharp.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Talk to Sleep

Mind, Body and Soul. Imaginary conversations performed by American artist Gregory Whitehead. Producer Gregory Whitehead


Artist: Gregory Whitehead.
Producer: Gregory Whitehead

: The Late Story: Visitors

By Leila Aboulela , read by Adjoa Andoh. A doctor in Sudan discovers there are essentials money cannot buy. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Leila Aboulela
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Producer: Bruce Young

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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