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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist, Westonsuper-Mare, Somerset.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully considers compassion and what it means to give and receive it. Producer Beverly McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverly McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith tries her hand at milking sheep in Cumbria. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
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

Tony Robinson speaks on behalf of a charity which helps those who suffer as a result of chemical dependence - including drugs and alcohol.
DONATIONS: [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]
Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Emmanuel Church, Didsbury. With David Alton , Professor of Citizenship at Liverpool John Moores University; the Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe MP; Francis Lawrence and poet Stewart Henderson. Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: David Alton
Unknown: Francis Lawrence
Unknown: Stewart Henderson.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: 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: Andras Schiff

Sue Lawley's castaway is Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff.
Repeated Friday 9am.
A double CD collection "Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice" - is available now.


Castway: Andras Schiff
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

A team from Plymouth University discovers that at some levels insect numbers increase after cutting down the Borneo rainforest.
Producer Neil Walker


Producer: Neil Walker

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Jenny Eclair , Stephen Frost , Peter Jones and Tim Rice for radio's most devious panel game.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Tim Rice

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are the guests of Clevedon Town Council, north Somerset. Producer Trevor Taylor
Revised 3pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: If I Be a Fisherman

Fishing writers choose favourite extracts from the literature of the angler. Paul Young presents the last of four programmes. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Paul Young
Producer: David Prest

: The Classic Serial: Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding's comic masterpiece, dramatised in four parts, is a riotous journey through the morals and manners of high and low society. 1: Joseph's special talents are spotted by Lady Booby, who employs him as her footman, forcing him to leave behind his country sweetheart. with Gabrielle Drake , Brigit Forsyth , Trevor Peacock , Naomi Radcliffe , Mark Chatterton , Rachel Smith , Ann Rye, Rod Arthur ,
John Branwell and Robert Whelan. Dramatised by Dominic Power. Director Michael Fox Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Brigit Forsyth
Unknown: Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Naomi Radcliffe
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Rachel Smith
Unknown: Rod Arthur
Unknown: John Branwell
Unknown: Robert Whelan.
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Director: Michael Fox
Fielding: Norman Rodway
Joseph: Matthew Dunster

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and readers from Cornwall talk to John le Carre about his Cold War spy trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable
Schoolboy and Smiley's People.
Producer Jeanette Thomas. Rptd Friday 4pm * Smiley's world: page 26


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Le Carre
Producer: Jeanette Thomas.

: Poetry Please

Sam Dastor reads one of the best known translations, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Omar Khayyam.
Producer: Sara Davies

: File on 4

Gerry Northam asks if state education is threatened by gradual privatisation. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Me, Myself, Ow!

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


Unknown: Kathryn Flett
Producer: Karen Holden

: Pick of the Week

Trevor Phillips presents the best 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: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Spring-cleaning day. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 10

: 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 the last of six stories by PG Wodehouse. The Letter of the Law Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Maurice Denham

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge 8.30 Maths and Sculpture 9.00 The Cosmos: Renaissance Attitudes
9.20 Talking about the Enlightenment
9.40 American Conversations: Arthur Schlesinger


Unknown: Arthur Schlesinger

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins investigates how the law works and where it goes wrong. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Weather Wise

In the last of the series, Paul Simons looks for the evidence of climate change. Producer Sue Broom Repeat


Unknown: Paul Simons

: In Business

Jump Start. The experts say that British business has a unique opportunity to grow faster. So what is stopping us? Peter Day reports. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents the political headlines of the next week, live from Westminster. Including
10.45 Sketches from the House
The last of four programmes in which Nick Utechin explores the history of parliamentary sketch writers. Great Characters
Editor John Evans


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

: The Learning Curve

Consumer features, your feedback and the best lesson ever learned from someone in the public eye. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Diaries of Today

The journals of religious ministers.
2: The Rev Anita Thorne was the first female minister to work at the young offenders institute at Portland Bill. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeat


Unknown: Anita Thorne
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Late Story: Love among the Branches

By Tamar Hodes. Reader Jenny Funnell. Producer Liz Taylor


Reader: Tamar Hodes.
Reader: Jenny Funnell.
Producer: Liz Taylor

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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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