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: Wrld News

: Bells on Sunday

From Lichfield Cathedral,

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Denis Tuohy investigates equality.
Producer Will Cantopher. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Denis Tuohy

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith gets a lambing lesson. Producer Gabi Fisher


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jeremy Irons speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to give improved quality of life to those with Prader-Willi syndrome and their families.
DONATIONS: PWSA, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Jeremy Irons

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

God the Creative Designer.
Nigel Swinford investigates symbolic designs and colours which underlie some traditions of Christian thought. With the Daily Service singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Designer: Nigel Swinford
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is jazz musician Stan Tracey. See page 125. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD or cassette Desert Island Discs - Opera for Castaways is available now


Musician: Stan Tracey.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees and guests exchange quotations and anecdotes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Sentimental Journey

Forty years ago, poet Roger McGough travelled to Italy as a tour guide, despite being unable to speak Italian. Arthur Smith joins him on his return. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: All the Rage

A final collection of musical anecdotes from decades past. 4: The marriage of Queen Victoria to her prince in 1840 heralded expansion and social reform. David Owen Norris and guests explore how events were reflected in popular songs. Singing by Elizabeth Mansfield. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Nigel Colborh and John Cushnie answer questions from the gardeners of the Women's Common Room Club of Queen's University,
Belfast. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: Marguerite Patten's Century of British Cooking

Marguerite Patten presents an account of the changes in British cooking this century. 3: Rappers,
Puddings and Dumplings: 1920-29 Producer Ian Willox
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ian Willox

: Classic Serial: Voss

By Patrick White , winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, dramatised in two parts by Julia Stoneham. 1: Voss, a German explorer, is determined to lead a trek across central Australia. Before he leaves, he meets an English girl with whom he forms a strange relationship. with Bob Homery , Julia Blake , Tammy McCarthy , Paul English , Celia De Burgh. Michael Carman , Brian Lipson , John Dicks. Jerome Pride and Stanley McGeagh. Pianist John O'Donnell
Director Janet Whitaker. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Patrick White
Unknown: Julia Stoneham.
Unknown: Bob Homery
Unknown: Julia Blake
Unknown: Tammy McCarthy
Unknown: Paul English
Unknown: Michael Carman
Unknown: Brian Lipson
Unknown: John Dicks.
Pianist: John O'Donnell
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Voss: Robert Menzies
Laura Trevelyan: Pamela Rabe

: Open Book

Phillippa Gregory explores the portrayal of the politics and personalities of office life in fiction.
Producer Lawrence Pollard. Rptd Friday 4pm


Unknown: Phillippa Gregory
Producer: Lawrence Pollard.

: Adventures in Poetry

Sonnet No 18 by William Shakespeare. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" asks Richard Wilson as he explores this much-loved sonnet.
Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4 Special

Russia in the Red
Julian O'Halloran examines Russia's recent financial crisis.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers

Ten Reasons Why We Hate Our Bosses In the last of four talks, Professor John Allen Paulos explains the increasing popularity of top-ten lists. Producer Teresa Watkins


Unknown: Professor John Allen Paulos
Producer: Teresa Watkins

: Pick of the Week

Robert Robinson with his selection of highlights from the 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: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Lynda gets hands-on. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
+ Soap and flannel: page 12

: The Copysnatchers

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


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

: Feedback

Roger Bolton presents listeners' views about BBC radio. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Open University

8.00 Sustainability 8.30 Refugees-Who Cares? 9.00 Luther and Music
9.20 Towards a Postmodern
Psychology 9.40 The Tyranny of Beauty

: Nice Work

Alison Mitchell explores work issues. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Consequences

Women's Ordination. Jonathan Freedland looks back at political or social turning points in the past 50 years. In this programme, he examines the vote for women's ordination in the Church of England. Producer Mark Savage Repeat


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Analysis

Dreaming of Green Pastures. Ian Hargreaves looks at the significance of the land in our national life. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Westminster Hour

With just ten campaigning days left in Scotland, Wales and the local council elections, Andrew Rawnsley has the latest political headlines. Including
10.45 Class Act.
Professor David Cannadine discusses ideas of a classless society advocated by John Major and Tony Blair. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and guests actor Gareth Armstrong and biographer Jenny Uglow discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: Jenny Uglow

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Alarmed

The music of distress - warning signals and their effects are revealed. Producer Alan Hall


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: My Children Are Movers

By Grace Nichols , read by Adjoa Andoh. A Caribbean woman recalls the experiences of her migrated children. Producer Frances-Anne Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Grace Nichols
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Producer: Frances-Anne Solomon

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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