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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Margaret's, Westminster, ringing Stedman Caters.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Peter Hobday explores the boundaries between town and country.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill reports on the Mennonite farmers in Bolivia, who have turned their backs on the modern world. Producer Anna Hill


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Anna Hill

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton reports on religious and ethical news, moral arguments and perspectives on the week's stories. Producer Norman Winter
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Norman Winter

: Radio 4 Appeal

Pippa Greenwood speaks on behalf of a charity which raises awareness of toxoplasmosis and supports people affected by it.
DONATIONS: Toxoplasmosis Trust. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Ian Mackenzie with the Scottish Massed Male Voice Choir and the Kirkintilloch Band from Wellington Church, Glasgow. Director of music
Jim Hunter. Organist Timothy Redman.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie
Organist: Jim Hunter.
Organist: Timothy Redman.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: The Cricket World Cup

West Indies v Australia
Commentary from Old Trafford. * Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is journalist Anthony Howard. See page 121.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Anthony Howard.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton hosts the comedy panel game.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean finds tranquillity in the company of Australian fishermen and learns the secret of travelling in one's own time with veteran travellers Norman Lewis and Eric Newby. Producer Marc Beeby


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Unknown: Norman Lewis
Unknown: Eric Newby.
Producer: Marc Beeby

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Presenter: James Cox

: Opening Nights

In a five-part series, Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
1: Oklahoma! 31 March 1943. Money is short and there is no audience, but a hit is about to be born.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the National Trust's Rowallane garden in Down. With Chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


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

: Tree Stories

Elspeth Thompson discusses trees with people who are passionate about them. Trees and Art. Lady Gibberd's garden in Harlow. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Elspeth Thompson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Classic Serial: Daniel Deronda: 1

George Eliot 's novel of love and idealism, dramatised in three parts by Robert Forrest, stars Anna Chancellor as Gwendolen Harleth.
From the moment their eyes meet across a packed gaming room, Daniel Deronda is as drawn to Gwendolen Harleth as she is to him.

(Repeated Saturday 9pm)
(See This Week: page 6)


Author: George Eliot
Dramatist: Robert Forrest
Gwendolen Harleth: Anna Chancellor
Deronda: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Grandcourt: James Bryce
[Actor]: Finlay Welsh
[Actor]: Joanna Tope
[Actor]: Katherine Igoe
[Actor]: Noreen Leighton
[Acotr]: Simon Tait
[Actor]: Sarah Collier
[Actor]: Gregor Powrie
[Actor]: Sandy Neilson
[Actor]: Lucy Paterson
Director: Patrick Rayner

: Open Book

Phillipa Gregory presents discussion of Italo Calvino 's Why Read the Classics. Producer Paul Quinn. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Phillipa Gregory
Unknown: Italo Calvino
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces listeners' requests on an artistic theme, with a selection of the work of UA Fanthorpe. Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

What can the West can learn from its frustrated attempts to rebuild Bosnia? Repeated from Tuesday

: From the Badlands and Beyond

Gail Robinson 's experience of life on the Native American Indian reservations. 3: The Eco Warrior Heroes Producer Sharon Banoff
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Gail Robinson
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Pick of the Week

With Libby Purves.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

All change at Brookfield. 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

: Open University

8.00 Scientifically Speaking 8.30 Smart Johannesburg - Leading the African Renaissance? 9.00 Marxism and Art
9.20 Psychology, Race and Racism
9.40 The Jewish Enigma: Exodus.

: A Century of Gardens

Eric Robson reflects on gardening. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Eric Robson

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins investigates the law. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

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

Last in a four-part series about the science behind some of the world's most important drugs, presented by Professor Susan Greenfield. Mood-Makers. The effects of antidepressant drugs. Producer Rami Tzabar
E-MAIL: [address removed]Repeat


Unknown: Susan Greenfield.
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: In Business

Poles Apart. Peter Day reports from Poland, a country that is prospering ten years aftertheend of Communism. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. 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 with the guide to learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Let's Take It from the Top

A symphony of splutters and coughs. Music Orlando Harrison. Producer Lance Dann


Music: Orlando Harrison.
Producer: Lance Dann

: The Late Story: Fictional Familiars

That Innocent Bird by Shena Mackay , read by Michael Mackenzie.
Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Repeat


Unknown: Shena MacKay
Read By: Michael MacKenzie.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

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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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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