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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Eadburgha, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully reflects on a Lent tradition which allows us to reasess our priorities and focus on God rather than ourselves. Producer Beverly McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverly McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Rural life with Charlotte Smith. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Polly Toynbee speaks on behalf of a charity which provides accommodation and access to training and employment for disadvantaged young people. DONATIONS: [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

For the first Sunday in Lent, on the theme of temptation. From the Chapel of King's College, Aberdeen. With the Rev Johnston McKay and the Rev
Gillean Maclean. The chapel choir is directed by Roger Williams.


Unknown: Johnston McKay
Unknown: Gillean MacLean.
Directed By: Roger Williams.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair with the week's big stories. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the opera singer Maria Ewing.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice is available now


Singer: Maria Ewing.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Hydrologists from Imperial College, London, try to solve the water-squandering habits of Fijian islanders. Producer Neil Walker


Producer: Neil Walker

: Just a Minute

Join Nicholas Parsons and his guests for radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

Musical quiz with Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members and friends of the Wyke Regis Horticultural Society, in Dorset. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: A Stitch in Time

Rug Making. Kaffe Fassett travels to the north east of England to look for mat makers. He talks to a contemporary designer, a group of enthusiasts and a collector about their work. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen
PHONE: [number removed]0400 for more information


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. 3: Joseph finds himself tempted by an old flame, while Fanny and Parson Adams fall foul of the law. with Gabrielle Drake , Brigit Forsyth , Trevor Peacock. Naomi Radcliffe , Mark Chatterton , Rachel Smith , David Fleeshman , Rod Arthur , Robert Whelan , Robin Bowerman ,
Vincent Penfold and Marc Goodall. Director Michael Fox Repeated Saturday 9pm


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

: Writers' Masterclass

Author Blake Morrison talks to top practitioners about the business of writing. This week, Jane Rogers and David Lodge discuss the adaptation of novels for television and radio. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Jane Rogers
Unknown: David Lodge

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook talks to Jo Shapcott and Bill Herbert about their experiences of writing residencies and the poetry that has inspired them. Producer Susan Roberts. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Unknown: Bill Herbert
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: File on 4

Major issues and changing attitudes. Presented by Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Jenny Cuffe.

: Letters from Afar

Postcard from Hong Kong. In the first of three programmes, Nury Vittachi reports on things social and psychological in China's newest city. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Nury Vittachi
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Pick of the Week

Michael Rosen 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: Michael Rosen
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Tommy plays it frosty. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
+ Soap and flannel: page 12

: Do the Right Thing

Jane Thynne and guests, this week including Tony Banks MP, 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 Who is Sophie Germain ?
9.00 Mystery Plays 9.20 The Affluent and the Poor 9.40 American
Conversations: Walter Mosley


Unknown: Sophie Germain
Unknown: Walter Mosley

: Fat Chance

By Jenny McDade. Part 2.Celebrity Square. Graham becomes
Tina Tattersall 's escort for the night in a bid to make her errant husband jealous. With Gareth Corke , Janine Duvitski and Michael Troughton.
Repeated from Thursday 11.30am


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Unknown: Tina Tattersall
Unknown: Gareth Corke
Unknown: Janine Duvitski
Unknown: Michael Troughton.

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: On Giant's Shoulders

Astronomer Royal Professor Sir Martin Rees and science writer John Gribbin explain why Sir Isaac Newton 's legacy has shaped the history of modern science. Presented by Melvyn Bragg. Producer Ruth Gardiner Repeat


Unknown: Sir Martin Rees
Unknown: John Gribbin
Unknown: Sir Isaac Newton
Presented By: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Analysis

Do Parents Matter? Recent research suggests a child's personality is shaped most by genetics and the influence of other youngsters.
Presented by Frances Cairncross. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Frances Cairncross.

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents the political headlines of the next week, live from
Westminster. Including 10.45 Now That History Hasn't Ended. By political writer and philosopher John Gray. 2: The Free Market versus Bourgeois Life Editor John Evans


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

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Diaries of Today

The everyday journals of religious ministers. 4: Sister Annaliese
Producer Frances Bymes Repeat


Producer: Frances Bymes

: The Late Story: The Other Woman

By David Cunningham , read by Tom McGovern.
Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: David Cunningham
Read By: Tom McGovern.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

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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.

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.

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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.

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