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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Olave, Hart St, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully considers fame and infamy. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith discovers wild white cattle in Northumberland. Producer David Street


Producer: David Street

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Norman Winter. WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5063. BBC North. PO Box 27. Manchester, M60 1SJ. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Norman Winter.

: Radio 4 Appeal

A charity which gives disadvantaged young people a chance to experience an environment away from home.
DONATIONS: Youth Hostels Association, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: St Albans

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A special service to mark Christian Aid week from Gloucester Cathedral.
Preacher Janet Morley. Director of music Bernard Morgan. Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: Janet Morley.
Music: Bernard Morgan.
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: World Cup Cricket

West Indies v Pakistan
Commentary from Bristol by Jonathan Agnew , Donna Symmonds , Fazeer Mohammed and Simon Mann.
Comment from Vie Marks,
Viv Richards and Colin Croft.
* Renaissance men: page 45
Including at 2.15* News and Shipping Forecast at 12.01pm and 5.54pm * Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Donna Symmonds
Unknown: Fazeer Mohammed
Unknown: Simon Mann.
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Colin Croft.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Michael Green , Chairman of Carlton Communications.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Michael Green
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Quote...Unquote

Repeated from Monday

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean returns with a six-part travel series. This week he journeys through the jungles of Borneo and discovers how to face the Hawaiian surf. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Being in Control

Tommy Pearson meets the people responsible for making the artistic choices which determine what and who we listen to. 3: The Music Publishers
Producer Emma Kingsley. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Emma Kingsley.

: Gardeners' Question Tune

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are joined by guest panellist Romke van de Kaa in the heart of the Dutch bulb fields for a special edition from the Keukenhof
Gardens. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Romke van De Kaa
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Tree Stories

In the first of a four-part series, Elspeth Thompson explores trees and meets the people who are passionate about them. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Elspeth Thompson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Classic Serial: The Well of Loneliness

The concluding part of Radclyffe Hall 's ground-breaking tale of lesbian love.
Adapted in two parts by Sarah Woods. with Roberta Kerr , Sarah Parks. Paul Warriner. Katy Cavanagh and Malcolm Hebden. Music composed and played by Odaline de la Martinez. Violinist Janet Foust. Cellist Andy Wardale.
Director Melanie Hams. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Radclyffe Hall
Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Unknown: Roberta Kerr
Unknown: Sarah Parks.
Unknown: Paul Warriner.
Unknown: Katy Cavanagh
Unknown: Malcolm Hebden.
Played By: Odaline de la Martinez.
Violinist: Janet Foust.
Unknown: Andy Wardale.
Director: Melanie Hams.
Stephen: Valerie Edmond
Mary: Amanda Root

: Open Book

Philippa Gregory investigates publishing hype and looks at Hannibal, the latest novel by Thomas Harris.
Producer Lawrence Pollard. Rptd Friday 4pm


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Novel By: Thomas Harris.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard.

: A Walk with the Ancient Mariner

Fraser Harrison explores Coleridge's great poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, one of the most quoted and least understood in the English language. Producer Claire Hughes. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Fraser Harrison
Producer: Claire Hughes.

: Explosions in a Subcontinent

Zareer Masani investigates. Repeated from Tuesday

: From the Badlands and Beyond

Gail Robinson 's four-part experience of life on North America's native reserves. 1: So You're a Writer, Eh?Aswriter-in-residence at a Saskatchewan Cree school, she found out that the children liked to smoke wild cannabis. Producer Sharon Banoff
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Gail Robinson
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Pick of the Week

Presented by John Waite.
Producer Julia Fleming. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: John Waite.
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

Should David speak out? Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and Flannel: page 12

: Room for Improvement

Professor Laurie Taylor advises on how to improve mind, body and soul. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Open University

8.00 Live or Let Die 8.30 The Benefits of War 9.00 Renaissance Music 9.20
How Special a Relationship? 9.40 What a Way to Go.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins on how the law works. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Turn On, Turn Off: Drugs That Changed the World

A four-part series about the science behind the world's drugs, presented by Prof Susan Greenfield. 2: Pain Killers Producer Rami Tzabar
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeat


Presented By: Prof Susan Greenfield.
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: In Business

All Together Now. Peter Day finds out why companies are turning to strategic alliances to grow faster. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's A Funny Old World.
Simon Hoggart takes a light-hearted look at the week in Westminster.
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves discovers how to channel anger creatively in the workplace. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Frog Spring Jazz

The relationship between the Japanese and frogs. By Stephen Henry Gill.
Readers Kazuko Hohki , Sonia Ritter ,
Tom Durham and Togo Igawa. Producer Julian May


Readers: Stephen Henry Gill.
Readers: Kazuko Hohki
Readers: Sonia Ritter
Readers: Tom Durham
Readers: Togo Igawa.

: The Late Story: Lyrical Ballads

Sean Bean reads The Idiot Boyfrom the Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Producer Melanie Harris Repeat


Unknown: Sean Bean
Producer: Melanie Harris

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

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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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