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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Bartholomew's, Rainhill,

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill meets rhea farmer
Hubert Macfie in Abergavenny. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Anna Hill
Unknown: Hubert MacFie
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

Claire Rayner speaks on behalf of a charity for one-parent families.
DONATIONS: Gingerbread, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44. Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Claire Rayner

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A service for the Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity from St Michael and All Angels, Maesteg, South Wales, led by the Rev Bernard Thomas.


Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Bernard Thomas.

: 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 wildlife artist David Shepherd.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice is available now


Artist: David Shepherd.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

The Dong people are a minority in China, famous for their song. Marc Francis discovers that even lovers are selected according to their vocal abilities. Producer Neil Walker


Song: Marc Francis
Producer: Neil Walker

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Desert Island

Celebrity listeners including Stephen Fry , Neil Kinnock , Jack Dee and Judi Dench provide personal selections from the I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue archives. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Judi Dench

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by academics, students and staff at Queen's College, Cambridge. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: If I Be a Fisherman

Fishing writers choose their favourite extracts from the literature of the angler. 1: David Profumo spends a day casting on the River Tweed and muses on man's fascination for the sport. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Profumo
Producer: David Prest

: The Classic Serial: Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

By Jorge Amado , dramatised in three parts by Stuart Morris.
1: No Wake without Rum. In Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Dona Ror , the youthful and sensuous proprietor of a cooking school, is wooed by the disreputable but utterly charming Vadinho. with Shirley Dixon , Mia Soteriou ,
Barbara Barnes. Adjoa Andoh , Burt Caesar ,
Frances Jeater , PriyangaElan, Elizabeth Conboy and Tilly Gaunt. Director David Hunter Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Jorge Amado
Unknown: Stuart Morris.
Unknown: Dona Ror
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Unknown: Barbara Barnes.
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Director: David Hunter
Dona Flor: Lesley Carvello
Vadinho: Tristan Sturrock
Mirandao: Lloyd Notice

: Open Book

Award-winning Irish novelist and playwright Joseph O'Connor explores the difficult art of writing dialogue, in a series of features on the writer's craft.
With Humphrey Carpenter and guests. Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Joseph O'Connor
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces listeners' requests for poetry by WB Yeats and other Irish writers. Readings by TP McKenna and Fiona Shaw.
Producer Sara Davies


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Introduces: Fiona Shaw.
Producer: Sara Davies

: True Colours - South Africa Today

Johannesburg and the Old Transvaal Johannesburg, the economic heartland, is also the engine of nation-building in the new South Africa. Here people talk about the African nation.
But where does that leave the whites? Repeated from Tuesday

: Victoriana

A series of talks about the enduring influence of the Victorian age. Historian Asa Briggs discusses how Victorian morals live on in modern Britain. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Asa Briggs
Producer: David Olusoga

: Pick of the Week

Mark Whittaker 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: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

A question of image. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 12

: 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. 3: Rodney Fails to Qualify Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Maurice Denham

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the last in the present series about language and how we use it. 4: Running Dogs and Capitalist Lackeys. The colourful language of ideological persuasion. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Weather Wise

What kind of weather should carry a health warning? Paul Simons finds out. Producer Sue Broom
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeat


Unknown: Paul Simons

: In Business

Cyberbrain. Where is computing going? Microsoft's top thinker Nathan Myhrvold maps out the future. With Peter Day. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nathan Myhrvold

: 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 Days Editor John Evans


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

: Hidden Treasures

The Baroque grandeur of Dyrham Park near Bath is the setting for this week's programme. With Lars Tharp. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lars Tharp.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Talk to Sleep

The Radical Language of Trees.
Imaginary conversations performed by American artist Gregory Whitehead. Producer Gregory Whitehead


Artist: Gregory Whitehead.
Producer: Gregory Whitehead

: The Late Story: Taking Care of Big Brother

By Michel Faber , read by Sarah Gudgeon. A nine-year-old girl and her sibling spend Saturday night surfing the world of satellite television.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Michel Faber
Read By: Sarah Gudgeon.
Producer: David Jackson 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.

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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.

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