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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Selby Abbey, North Yorkshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully examines promises made, kept and broken.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith visits Brian and Jeanne Nicholas and their novel nature reserve in Devon. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Jeanne Nicholas
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news from home and abroad with Roger Bolton.
WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5063, BBC North. PO Box 27. Manchester. M60 1SJ E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Radio 4 Appeal

The Duke of Kent speaks for a charity that helps disadvantaged young people become responsible citizens. DONATIONS: Endeavour Training, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Gloucester Cathedral. David Cook asks what resurrection meant for the early Christians and how people encounter the risen Christ today.
Introduced by the chaplain, the Rev Judith Hubbard-Jones .


Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Judith Hubbard-Jones

: 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 the flamenco guitarist Paco Pena. See Friday's radio choice on page 117.
Producer Angie Nehring Repeated Friday 9am A double CD or cassette collection Desert Island Discs - Opera for Castaways is available now


Guitarist: Paco Pena.
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Quote, Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Lord Quinton and Stephanie Hughes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.

: Sentimental Journey

A series about personal travel experiences. 2: Actress Imogen Stubbs first went to Oxford as an English scholar at Exeter College 20 years ago. Returning with Arthur Smith , it was not the sandstone quads or even the theatre she wanted to revisit, but a romantic, rustic shack in the woods. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: All the Rage

A series featuring musical anecdotes from the past. 2: The 1760s were a time of war and belligerence. David Owen Norris and guests explore how the decade was reflected in popular songs. Singing by Richard Suart.
Producer Emily Kasriel. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Richard Suart.
Producer: Emily Kasriel.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from Cambridgeshire. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Marguerite Patten's Century of British Cooking

In five programmes, Marguerite Patten OBE sums up a lifetime of food writing with an account of the changes in British cooking this century.
1: The End of an Era: 1900-09
Producer Ian Willox


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ian Willox

: Classic Serial: Villette

By Charlotte Bronte, dramatised in three parts by James Friel. 2: Doctor John Having safely established herself at
Madame Beck 's school, Lucy has still to face madness, love and a haunting. with Harriet Waiter. Elizabeth O'Brien. Julie Cox. Keira Knightley , Joanna Page , Nancy Carroll , James Laurenson , Sheila Reid , Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh and Paul Jesson. Music composed and performed by Jamie McCarthy Director Catherine Bailey and James Friel Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: James Friel.
Unknown: Madame Beck
Unknown: Harriet Waiter.
Unknown: Elizabeth O'Brien.
Unknown: Julie Cox.
Unknown: Keira Knightley
Unknown: Joanna Page
Unknown: Nancy Carroll
Unknown: James Laurenson
Unknown: Sheila Reid
Unknown: Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh
Unknown: Paul Jesson.
Unknown: Jamie McCarthy
Director: Catherine Bailey
Director: James Friel
Lucy Snowe: Catherine McCormacK
Graham Bretton: Joseph Fiennes

: Open Book

This week, a review of new audio books for adults and children.
Producer Julian May. Repeated Friday 4pm

: Adventures in Poetry

Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Duncan Wu explores the impact of Shelley's great ode, with contributions from Paul Foot , Claire Tomalin and Howard Brenton among others.
Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Percy Bysshe
Unknown: Duncan Wu
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Producer: Sara Davies.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Waite

: A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers

My Mobile Gave Me Cancer. Professor John Allen Paulos explains how ill-equipped we are to assess risks when reading scare stories in the papers. Producer Teresa Watkins


Unknown: John Allen Paulos
Producer: Teresa Watkins

: Pick of the Week

Peter White presents his selection of 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: Peter White
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

A false dawn at Bridge Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 12

: The Copysnatchers

Guests from around the world dissect British stories from foreign perspectives. Presented by David Aaronovitch.
Producers Paula McGinley and Main Russell


Presented By: David Aaronovitch.
Producers: Paula McGinley
Producers: Main Russell

: Open University

8.00 Freeing Up Business 8.30 Does Dropping the Debt Miss the Point?
9.00 Giorgi 9.20 The Good Life 9.40 American Conversations: JK Galbraith.
* See Rowland White: page 127

: Feedback

Your views about BBC radio. Repeated from Tuesday

: Nice Work

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Duchess of Delight

Edwina Currie tells the scandalous tale of bigamist Elizabeth Chudleigh , the Duchess ok Kingston, tried in 1776. Producer Andrew Green Repeat


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Elizabeth Chudleigh
Producer: Andrew Green

: Analysis

Beyond the Pale. Julian Le Grand asks how we can define social exclusion.
Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

With Carolyn Quinn. Including at 10.45 Class Act. In three programmes,
Professor David Cannadine examines how well post-war prime ministers have handled the issue of class.
1: Churchill to Wilson.
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu is joined by novelists Rob Newman and Sara Wheeler.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Sara Wheeler.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Heights

Ian McMillan tackles a famous text with help from actress Ruth Curtis and jazz man Steve Berry.
Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Ruth Curtis
Unknown: Steve Berry.
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: The Late Story: The Window

By Mo Shen , translated by Kuang Wendong. Yunan is a booking clerk at a train station. Read by Sarah Lam. Abridged and produced by Pauline Stone Repeat


Unknown: Mo Shen
Translated By: Kuang Wendong.
Read By: Sarah Lam.
Produced By: Pauline Stone

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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