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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin in the Fields, London.


Unknown: St Martin

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Eileen Campbell examines betrayal, a central theme of the Easter story.
Producer Tamsin Collison. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Eileen Campbell
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: The Living World

March Madness. Chris Skinner revels in the spectacle of the mad March hares. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Chris Skinner
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: 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

Jill Dando speaks on behalf of a charity which organises holidays for disadvantaged children in the UK. DONATIONS: Harvest Trust[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Jill Dando

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Afire with Heavenly Love. The Very Rev John Arnold , Dean of Durham, celebrates the life of St Cuthbert whose shrine is housed in Durham
Cathedral. With the Cathedral Consort of Singers, directed by James Lancelot.


Unknown: John Arnold
Directed By: James Lancelot.

: 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 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam. See the radio choice on page 133.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD collection Desert Island Discs - Opera for Castaways is available now


Unknown: Mo Mowlam.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Paint the Fire

Cornwall-based watercolourist
Tony Foster has travelled the globe in search of volcanos. From erupting Soufrière on devastated Montserratto the fiery chain of Hawaiian islands, his paintings not only depict their grandeur, but tell the story of his volcanic adventures. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Tony Foster
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Richard Morton and Graham Norton for the devious panel game. Recorded at the Pleasance. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Richard Morton
Unknown: Graham Norton

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin presents the third semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


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

: A Stitch in Time

Knitting. Kaffe Fassett travels to
Shetland to talk to islanders about their long tradition of making fine knitwear. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen
PHONE: [number removed]0400 for more information


Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Classic Serial: The Awakening

Kate Chopin 's tale of one woman's pursuit of moral and sexual freedom in turn-of-the-century New Orleans. Dramatised by Jyll Bradley.
Over one long hot summer, Edna Pontellier learns to swim. with Matilda Ziegler , William Dufris , Mary Ellen Ray, Garrick Hagon. Ed Bishop. Morgan Deare , Amanda Gordon. Ben Crowe , Maaike Milligan and Phoebe Fox. Director Jonquil Panting Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Kate Chopin
Dramatised By: Jyll Bradley.
Unknown: Edna Pontellier
Unknown: Matilda Ziegler
Unknown: William Dufris
Unknown: Mary Ellen
Unknown: Garrick Hagon.
Unknown: Morgan Deare
Unknown: Amanda Gordon.
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Maaike Milligan
Unknown: Phoebe Fox.
Director: Jonquil Panting
Kate Chopin: Lorelei King
Edna Pontellier: Briony Glassco

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter and guests debate the state of new British writing.
Producer Julian May. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook talks to two popular and original poets for children -
Jackie Kay and Ian McMillan - about writing for young people. Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Waite

: Letters from Algeria

John Simpson presents letters written by Algerians to friends and relatives in France, describing life in the midst of their country's bloody civil strife. 2: Fatima, a school teacher. Producer Lucy Ash Repeat


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Pick of the Week

Nick Clarke with the best of the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Joanna Rahim. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: [address removed]
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Joanna Rahim.

: The Archers

"Let me try again."
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

: The Empire Years

Magnus Magnusson travels back in time to the days of the Glasgow Empire, the notorious theatre that was a graveyard for English comics. Producer Henry Eagles Repeat


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge
8.30 Opening the Mail 9.00 Jews and Christians in Renaissance Venice
9.20 Class in Britain Today 9.40 Oral History and Family Relationships.

: Nice Work

Alison Mitchell explores issues that change and shape your working life. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: On Giant's Shoulders

Einstein - the Rrst Celebrity Scientist Scientists Professor Sir Roger Penrose , Paul Davies , John Gribbin and Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell , explain the importance and brilliance of Einstein's theory of relativity. Producer Ruth Gardiner and Jeanette Thomas Repeat


Unknown: Sir Roger Penrose
Unknown: Paul Davies
Unknown: John Gribbin
Unknown: Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Producer: Ruth Gardiner
Producer: Jeanette Thomas

: Analysis nvjon/y

Richer but Poorer? Andrew Dilnot asks if the way we think about what makes us rich may be making us poor. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents the political headlines of the next week, live from Westminster. Including
10.45 Joining the Club. Four programmes exploring the experiences of Northern Ireland MPs at Westminster. 2: The Ulster Unionists
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Bless Me Father for I Have Composed Libby Purves joins a poetry confessional in Leeds.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Diaries of Today

The everyday journals of duty solicitors. 4: Steve Wedd.
Producer Frances Byrnes Repeat


Unknown: Steve Wedd.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Late Story: Humpty Dumpty

Written and read by Christopher Fitz-Simon . When Mr Pudsey organises a trip for the Rural
Housewives' Association of Ireland, not everything goes according to plan. Producer Myrtle Johnston


Read By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Mr Pudsey
Producer: Myrtle Johnston

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.

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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