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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Lawrence, Bourton-on-the-Hill, in Gloucestershire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores the language of love for Valentine's Day.
Producer Beverly McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverly McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill finds an interesting mix of sheepdogs and pottery in Cumbria. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Anna Hill
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

Lord Ashley of Stoke speaks on behalf of a charity which offers free legal advice and representation to people with disabilities.
DONATIONS: [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated tomorrow llpm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Love Bade Me Welcome. A celebration of St Valentine's Day from St
Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk. Led by Canon Martin Shaw with Libby Purves , Paul Heiney and the cathedral choir directed by James Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Martin Shaw
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Directed By: James Thomas.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the Romanian poet Nina Cassian. See Friday's radio choice on page 123.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice is available now


Unknown: Nina Cassian.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Reindeer herding on the Kamchatka
Peninsula is almost bankrupt because of the collapse of Communism and the rouble. Can scientists from
Cambridge offer any solutions? Producer Neil Walker


Producer: Neil Walker

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons with radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

The musical general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by members and friends of the Northiam and District Horticultural
Society, near Rye in East Sussex. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm * Giveaways and offers: page 132


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: A Stitch In Time

Tapestry. In the first of a six-part series, textile designer Kaffe Fassett travels to Scotland to find out more about tapestry weaving in and around Edinburgh. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen
PHONE: [number removed]0400 for more informantion


Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: The Classic Serial: Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding's comic masterpiece, dramatised by Dominic Power , is a riotous journey through the morals and manners of high and low society. 2: Joseph and Parson Adams are at the mercy of the Tow-Wouses. Meanwhile, Fanny sets out in search of Joseph. with Brigit Forsyth , Trevor Peacock , Naomi Radcliffe , Mark Chatterton , Rachel Smith , Ann Rye, Rod Arthur , John Branwell , Robert Whelan , Robin Bowerman and Marc Goodall Director Michael Fox. Repeated Saturday 9pm


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

: Writer's Masterclass

Author Blake Morhson talks to top practitioners about writing. Today, Dea Birkett and Redmond O'Hanlon discuss travel writing. Part 1 of 3. Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Blake Morhson
Unknown: Dea Birkett
Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Fine lines

In the first of a six-part series about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to the Belfast-based poet Michael Longley , and Scotland's Kathleen Jamie. Producer Susan Roberts


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Michael Longley
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Hie on 4

Julian O'Halloran investigates the vivisection business. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Me, Myself, Ow!

Writer Kathryn Flett considers the ups, downs and turnarounds of being a single, thirty-something career woman. Producer Karen Holden


Unknown: Kathryn Flett
Producer: Karen Holden

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor presents the best of 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: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Signed and sealed. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 12

: Do the Right Thing

In the first of a six-part series, Jane Thynne and guests dissect human behaviour using wit and wisdom. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Jane Thynne
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge 8.30 Maths and Literature 9.00 Salons and Academic Training 9.20
The Waiting People 9.40 Studying the History of the Family.

: Fat Chance

By Jenny McDade. 1: Weigh In with Wendy. A bittersweet comedy series in five parts for those who believe there is a thin person inside them. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jenny McDade.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins on how the law works. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Dislodging the Dead

Are our graveyards sacred? Ruth Richardson investigates. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeat


Unknown: Ruth Richardson

: In Business

It's Your Line. Peter Day explores the new obsession with mobile phones. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents the political headlines of the next week. Including 10.45 Now That History
Hasn't Ended. Four talks by political writer and philosopher John Gray about the end of the 20th century. 1: Capitalism's Pyrrhic Victory Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: John Gray
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves with the guide to the world of learning.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Diaries of Today

The everyday journals of religious ministers. 3: Father Kit Cunningham. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeat


Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Late Story: The Mermayde's Tale

By Joe Hollins , read by Celia Imrie. A woman seeks healing; a fisherman, faith: and a mermaid, a man. Part 1 of 5. Producer Liz Taylor


Unknown: Joe Hollins
Read By: Celia Imrie.
Producer: Liz Taylor

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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