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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Prescott. Merseyside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

As Lent gets underway, author and psychotherapist Shah Husain analyses the real nature of temptation. Producer Tamsin Collison. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Shah Husain
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: On Your Farm

Paul Heiney visits farm secretary Susan Knill Jones in Essex. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Susan Knill Jones
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Nicholas Parsons speaks on behalf of a charity which helps children and adults who stammer.
DONATIONS: The British Stammering
Association. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

On the second Sunday in Lent, Father Robert Corrigan leads a service from Clifton Roman Catholic Church,
Bristol, on the theme of conflict. With Dr Sheila Cassidy and the cathedral choir directed by David Ogden. Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: Robert Corrigan
Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy
Directed By: David Ogden.
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: 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 scriptwriter and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaway's Choice is available now


Unknown: Richard Curtis.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Bridging the Gap

The Risk Factor. In the first of three programmes, Simon Calder attempts to walk from Colombia into Panama, through the treacherous Darien Gap. Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Mick Webb

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the musical quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post. 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

Spinning. Kaffe Fassett travels to
Yorkshire to learn more about hand spinning.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen
PHONE: [number removed]0400 for more information


Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: The Classic Serial: Joseph Andrews

The last of Henry Fielding's four-part comic masterpiece, dramatised by Dominic Power , is a riotous journey through the morals and manners of high and low society. Joseph is raised to the gentry but finds this is no consolation when his sweetheart, Fanny, is revealed to be his long-lost sister. with Gabrielle Drake , Brigit Forsyth , Trevor Peacock , Naomi Radcliffe , Mark Chatterton , Rachel Smith , Robin Bowerman.
Vincent Penfold , Ann Rye , Rod Arthur and John Branwell. Director Michael Fox. Repeated Saturday 9pm


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

: Writers' Masterclass

Author Blake Morrison talks to top practitioners about writing. This week, Sebastian Faulks and Philippa Gregory discuss the use of history in fiction. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Philippa Gregory

: Fine Lines

Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook whose guests,
Christopher Logue and Edwin Morgan discuss the business of translation. Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Christopher Logue
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

After criticism of the European
Commission for inefficiency and corruption, how accountable are our MEPs? Richard Watson investigates. Repeated from Tuesday 8pm


Unknown: Richard Watson

: Letters from Afar

A second postcard from satirist Nury Vittachi which reveals Hong Kong to be a child of two very different parents. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Nury Vittachi
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Pick of the Week

Francine Stock presents the best of the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] WE8 SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

A case of pn-ewe-monia. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 12

: Do the Right Thing

Human behaviour dissected with wit and wisdom by Jane Thynne and guests. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Jane Thynne
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge
8.30 Madame Newton-Pom -Pom du Chatelet 9.00 Pissarro - Politics and Painting 9.20 Mind Sets 9.40 American Conversations: Charlton Heston


Unknown: Madame Newton-Pom
Unknown: Charlton Heston

: Fat Chance

By Jenny McDade. Weighty Matters. A television star turns up at the slimming club. Graham divulges a secret. With Gareth Corke and Janine Duvitski. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Unknown: Gareth Corke
Unknown: Janine Duvitski.

: Law in Action FM only

Guilty or not guilty? The people of Leeds tackle case studies from the magistrates' courts. Presented by Marcel Berlins.
Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.

: On Giant's Shoulders

Faraday - the Gentleman Chemist Famous for his Friday lectures, Faraday was a popular figure in literary and scientific society. Melvyn Bragg talks to Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas in the Great Hall of the Royal Institution in London, where Faraday gave many of his inspiring lectures. Producer Ruth Gardiner Repeat


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Sir John Meurig Thomas
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Analysis

Choice in Proportion. Electoral reform will make more votes count, increasing choice, say supporters. But do the political parties want it that way? Peter Kellner asks how electoral reform will affect voter choice and party behaviour. Repeated from Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner

: 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. Four talks by political writer and philosopher John Gray about the end of the 20th century. 3: The Uncharted Present Editor John Evans


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

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves with the guide to learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Diaries of Today

The everyday journals of duty solicitors. 1: Vicky Lancaster. Producer Frances Bymes Repeat


Unknown: Vicky Lancaster.
Producer: Frances Bymes

: The Late Story: Heritage Road

By Clare Morgan , read by Rachel Atkins. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Clare Morgan
Read By: Rachel Atkins.
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.

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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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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