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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Rochester Cathedral, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Denis Tuohy reflects on our capacity to fall prey to irrational fears.
Producer Will Cantopher. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Denis Tuohy

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith discovers a working 19th-century farm in the heart of the Black Country.
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: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Radio 4 Appeal

Melvyn Bragg speaks on behalf of a charity which provides books for the visually impaired.
DONATIONS: The National Library for the Blind, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, with the Very Rev John Paterson.


Unknown: John Paterson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer and dramatist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. See Friday's radio choice on page 135.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice is available now


Dramatist: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Ecologist Alayne Cotterill teams up with the army to catch leopards in Zimbabwe as part of a wildlife management exercise. Producer Neil Walker


Unknown: Alayne Cotterill
Producer: Neil Walker

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Tony Hawks, Derek Nimmo , Graham Norton and Linda Smith for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Sheffield Lyceum.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Linda Smith

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the musical quiz. Repeated from Monday
ZOO Gardeners' Question Tme Bob Flowerdew , Nigel Colborn and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by Nottinghamshire gardeners. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Tme Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: If I Be a Fisherman

Fishing writers choose their favourite extracts from the literature of the angler. In this second programme, Tom Fort takes on the game fishers by paying homage to the art of coarse angling.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Tom Fort
Producer: David Prest

: The Classic Serial: Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

By Jorge Amado , dramatised in three parts by Stuart Morris.
2: Lips That Kiss. In Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, seven years of tempestuous but passionate marriage to the dissolute Vadinho have left the young widow Dona Ror aching with loss and desire. with Shirley Dixon , John Rowe , Mia Soteriou , Barbara Barnes , Adjoa Andoh , Fiances Jeater , Elizabeth Conboy and Tilly Gaunt. Director David Hunter. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Jorge Amado
Unknown: Stuart Morris.
Unknown: Dona Ror
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Unknown: Barbara Barnes
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Fiances Jeater
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Director: David Hunter.
Dona Flor: Lesley Carvello
Vadinho: Tristan Sturrock

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter looks at some of the best foreign fiction for children and asks if more work from abroad should be translated into English.
And Lisa Appignanesi discusses the art of thriller writing. Producer Erin Riley
Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces listeners' requests for contemporary Irish poetry, with readings by the poets themselves and by TP McKenna and Fiona Shaw.
Producer Sara Davies


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

: File on 4

Jonathan Rugman investigates the lack of coordination between European police forces in the fight against child abuse and how British paedophiles are using cross-border routes to escape detection.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Rugman

: Me, Myself, Ow!

Four programmes in which writer
Kathryn Flett considers the ups and downs of being a single, thirty-something career woman at the turn of the century. Producer Karen Holden


Unknown: Kathryn Flett
Producer: Karen Holden

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Brian tastes victory. 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 stories by PG Wodehouse . 4: The Purification of Rodney Spelvin Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Stories By: Pg Wodehouse
Unknown: Rodney Spelvin

: Law in Action

Through the experience of Serbian soldiers and civilians, Marcel Berlins asks if the rules of war count for anything in the heat of battle. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Weather Wise

How does lightning strike, and are predictions improving? Paul Simons finds out.
Producer Sue Broom Repeat E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Simons

: In Business

Peter Day reports on the theatre industry.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

With Andrew Rawnsley , including
10.45 Sketches from the House
Four programmes in which
Nick Utechin explores the history and art of the parliamentary sketch-writer. 2: Prime Ministers
Editor John Evans


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

: Hidden Treasures

Lars Tharp and the antiques quiz visit Blickling Hall in Norfolk, an imposing Jacobean palace which was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn. With Peter Brown , Julia Poole , Geoffrey Munn and Jolyon Hudson. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Anne Boleyn.
Unknown: Peter Brown
Unknown: Julia Poole
Unknown: Geoffrey Munn
Unknown: Jolyon Hudson.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Talk to Sleep

The Bone Trade. The last in a quartet of imaginary conversations performed by American artist Gregory Whitehead. Producer Gregory Whitehead


Artist: Gregory Whitehead.
Producer: Gregory Whitehead

: The Late Story:A Trick of the Light

By Herbert Williams , read by Nicky Thompson. Sonya's dreams are haunted by a woman. Who is she? Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Herbert Williams
Read By: Nicky Thompson.
Producer: Tanya Nash

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.

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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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