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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Bartholomew the Great,
Smithfield, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

In honour of April Fool's Day, Eileen Campbell asks why the term fool has such pejorative overtones.
(Rptd at 11.30pm)


Speaker: Eileen Campbell
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: The Living World

Birds of the Frisian Sands.
Lionel Kelleway marvels at the spectacle of thousands of birds found in Texel, the most southerly of the Frisian Islands. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Michael Barry speaks on behalf of a charity which gives legal advice and assistance on immigration matters. DONATIONS: immigration Advisory Service, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Michael Barry

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Chapel of the Dominican Convent, Fails Road, Belfast.
Conducted by Dr Geraldine Smith OP. Producer Bert Tosh


Conducted By: Dr Geraldine Smith
Producer: Bert Tosh

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is thirties Hollywood star Luise Rainer. Producer Angie Nehring
Repeated Good Fhday 9am
READER OFFER: A double CD or cassette collection Desert Island Discs - Opera for Castaways is available now. The CD costs
£13.99 and the cassette costs £10.99, both prices including postage and packaging. The first 100 orders for both will receive copies with inlays signed by Sue Lawley. To order send a cheque payable to RT Offers to: [address removed] or telephone 0[number removed]
+ Sue Lawley: People, page 14


Unknown: Luise Rainer.
Producer: Angie Nehring

: In Search of Anneof Green Gables

Dilly Barlow looks at the stories behind classic children's literature with a visit to Prince Edward Island , the birthplace of writer Lucy Maude Montgomery. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Prince Edward Island
Unknown: Lucy Maude Montgomery.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Just a Minute

Radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the final of the general knowledge music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Roy Lancaster and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from Dorset. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: Don't Step on the Grass

James Bartholomew looks at the past and present of the lawn. Producer Jennie Campbell


Unknown: James Bartholomew
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: 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 is dramatised by Jyll Bradley. Her summer affair may be over, but Edna's life will never be the same. Part 2. with Matilda Ziegler , William Dufris ,
Mary Ellen Ray. Garrick Hagon. Ed Bishop, Nathan Osgood , William Hootkins , Amanda Gordon , Ben Crowe , Maaike Milligan and Phoebe Fox Director Jonquil Panting. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Kate Chopin
Dramatised By: Jyll Bradley.
Unknown: Matilda Ziegler
Unknown: William Dufris
Unknown: Mary Ellen Ray.
Unknown: Garrick Hagon.
Unknown: Nathan Osgood
Unknown: William Hootkins
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

With Humphrey Carpenter and guests. Producer Julian May. Repeated Good Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Radio Poem

A Drink of Glass by Lavinia Greenlaw. A specially commissioned poem written in the northern darkness of a winter's day, high in the Finnish Arctic. Producer Tim Dee. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Waite

: Letters from Algeria

John Simpson introduces three compilations of letters written by Algerians, describing life in the midst of their country's bloody civil strife. 3: Mohamed, Toufik and Latifa. Producer Lucy Ash Revised repeat


Introduces: John Simpson

: Pick of the Week

Jenni Murray 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: Jenni Murray
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

It is time to pull together. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
+ Soap and flannel: page 12 Dr Mark Porter : page 37


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: The Copysnatchers

Guests from around the world observe, parody and dissect topical British stories from a foreign perspective. Producer Mairi Russell


Producer: Mairi Russell

: The Bona History ofJulian and Sandy

Maureen Lipman presents a documentary about the camp double act Julian and Sandy (Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams ) from the popular radio series Round the Home. Producer Turan Ali Repeatl


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Turan Ali Repeatl

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge 8.30 Managing Patents 9.00 The Art Market and the Avant-garde 9.20 Creative Management- Innovation
9.40 Focus on Young People

: Nice Work

Issues that shape your working life. Repeated from Thursday

: On Giant's Shoulders

Where Are We Now? Melvyn Bragg examines the state of science today with eminent scientists and commentators. Producer Ruth Gardiner Repeat


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Analysis

The Economy on the Couch. Bridget Rosewell offers some psychoanalysis to help the economy back to health. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell

: 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. 3: The DUP
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu is joined by science fiction writer Brian Aidiss.
Repeated from Tuesday 4pm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Brian Aidiss.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Open Wide

A side-long glance at the world of dentistry in which a series of character portraits are accompanied by the gentle muzak and gurgles of a dental surgery. Composer and producer Lance Dann


Producer: Lance Dann

: The LateStory: Travel

By Orla Murphy , read by Gina Moxley. A poor, lonely young woman despairs at the drabness of her home.
Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Orla Murphy
Read By: Gina Moxley.
Producer: Pam Brighton

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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.

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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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