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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist Church, Loughton, Essex.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Psychotherapist Shah Husain celebrates the virtues of a warm heart. Producer Tamsin Collison. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Shah Husain
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: The Living World

Yaffle and Drum. Lionel Kelleway heads to the woods to listen out for Britain's three species of woodpecker. Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Helen Thomas

: 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

Norman Bowler speaks on behalf of a chanty whose aim is to make education possible for the poorest children in Tibet. DONATIONS: ROKPA, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated tomorrow llpm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Water in the Wilderness. On the third Sunday in Lent, the Rev Nicholas Holtam leads the service from St Martin in the Fields on the theme of suffering. With Sister Margaret Shepherd , director of the Council of Christians and Jews. Director of music Paul Stubbings. Organist Nicholas Danks.


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: Margaret Shepherd
Organist: Paul Stubbings.
Organist: Nicholas Danks.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Mary Allen presents conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Mary Allen
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. See radio choice on page 125.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - the Castaways Choice is available now


Conductor: Sir Charles MacKerras.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Bridging the Gap

Walking on Water. Simon Calder continues his attempt to cross the Darien Gap from Colombia into Panama. The Colombian security situation is so bad that he is forced to take a circuitous route through the San Bias islands. Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Mick Webb

: Just a Minute

Radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday 6.30pm

: The World This Weekend

With Sheena MacDonald.


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.

: Counterpoint

The general knowledge music quiz. Repeated from Monday 1.30pm

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by gardeners from East
Sussex. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: A Stitch in Time

Lacemaking. Kaffe Fassett travels to Honiton and Beer in Devon to find out more about lacemaking in the region. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen
PHONE: [number removed]0400 for more information


Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Classic Serial: The Tin Drum

By Gunter Grass , dramatised in two parts by Mike Walker. With Phil Daniels as Oskar and Kenneth Cranham as Matzerath. 1: Germany 1930. Hitler rises to power. Three-year-old Oskar decides to stop growing and talking.
Instead, he plays his tin drum through the dark years of Nazism. with Kristin Milward , David Collings.
Jane Whittenshaw. John Turner , Tessa Worsley , John Hartley and Paul Jenkins. Percussion by Unmen. Director Peter Kavanagh. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Gunter Grass
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Phil Daniels
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: David Collings.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Paul Jenkins.
Director: Peter Kavanagh.
Agnes: Lesley Manville
Jan: Stephen Critchlow

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author William Boyd about his prize-winning novel Brazzaville Beach. Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: William Boyd
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Fine Lines

Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook , whose guests Michele Roberts and Stephen Romer reflect on their experiences of living in both France and England.
Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Stephen Romer
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

Britain's elderly are owed millions of pounds in unpaid pensions after a failure at the national insurance computer-the latest in a string of problems after they were contracted out to private firms. Jonathan Rugman investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Rugman

: Letters from Afar

In his final postcard from Hong Kong, Nury Vittachi explores a retreat from promises of democracy. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Nury Vittachi
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Pick of the Week

Frank Delaney 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: Frank Delaney
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Helen gets up Tommy's nose. 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 Maths Miscellany - a Normal Part of University Life 9.00 Renaissance Music 9.20 Leading from the Front: Facilitating from
Behind 9.40 Disability and Psychology.

: Fat Chance

A bittersweet comedy in five parts by Jenny McDade. 4: Secrets and Lies
With Gareth Corke and Janine Duvitski. Repeated from Thursday


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

: Nice Work

Alison Mitchell explores the rapidly changing world of work. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: On Giant's Shoulders

Darwin - the Comfortable Revolutionary Melvyn Bragg talks to eminent scientists Stephen Jay Gould , Daniel Dennett , John Maynard Smith and Richard Dawkins about their hero Charles Darwin. Producer Ruth Gardiner Repeat


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Stephen Jay Gould
Unknown: Daniel Dennett
Unknown: John Maynard Smith
Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Analysis

New Labour pic. Ian Hargreaves looks at the Government's attempts to copy private sector models of management. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: 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. Last in a series of talks by philosopher John Gray. 4: The Broken Spider's Web Editor John Evans


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

: The Learning Curve

Can one really learn about spirituality? Libby Purves seeks enlightenment. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Diaries of Today

The everyday journals of duty solicitors. 2: Mark Haslam. Producer Sandy Bell Repeat


Unknown: Mark Haslam.
Producer: Sandy Bell

: The Late Story: The Unpassremarkable Man

By Hugh Leonard , read by David Kelly. Producer Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Hugh Leonard
Read By: David Kelly.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

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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