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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct, London, ringing Stedman Caters.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Peter Hobday explores the relationship between fathers and daughters.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

The Pied Flycatcher. From the Sahara to Swansea to catch flies in a Welsh woodland: a flycatcher at hand, and a close-up look at these charming birds. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Radio 4 Appeal

Michael Palin speaks on behalf of a charity that supports the families of people in prison.
DONATIONS: Federation of Prisoners' Families Support Groups, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Rptd Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Michael Palin

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Bread and Body Broken. A service for the Feast of Corpus Christi, from St Martin in the Reids, London. Led by the Rev David Monteith , with the Rev
Clare Herbert. Director of music Paul Stubbings.


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: David Monteith
Unknown: Clare Herbert.
Music: Paul Stubbings.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: The Cricket World Cup

The Super Six
Commentary from Headingley on the meeting between the third-placed qualifiers from the first round. Including at 2.15* News *Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is mountaineer and writer Chris Bonington.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Chris Bonington.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Hosted by Humphrey Lyttelton. Repeated from Monday


Host: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean travels into "No-Man's Land", crossing France without a map, going walkabout with Aborigines and getting lost in Hong Kong. Producer Marc Beeby


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Marc Beeby

: Opening Nights

Russell Daviesgoes behind the opening nights of well-known musicals. 2: Les Miserables. "Les Mis" is claimed to be the most popular musical in the world, but on opening night, its future was looking far from certain.
Producer Harry Parker. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Russell Daviesgoes
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Gardeners' Question

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Lancashire. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Tree Stories

Elspeth Thompson ventures deep into the forest in search of ancient trees. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Elspeth Thompson
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The Classic Serial: Daniel Deronda

George Eliot 's novel of love and idealism, dramatised in three parts by Robert Forrest , stars Anna Chancellor as Gwendolen Harleth. 2: Gwendolen is now trapped in a cruel and loveless marriage with Grandcourt. with Mark McDonnell , Finlay Welsh ,
Joanna Tope. Lucy Paterson , Gerda Stevenson. Sarah Collier , Sandy Neilson and Steven McNicoll. Director Patrick Rayner. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Robert Forrest
Unknown: Anna Chancellor
Unknown: Gwendolen Harleth.
Unknown: Mark McDonnell
Unknown: Finlay Welsh
Unknown: Joanna Tope.
Unknown: Lucy Paterson
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson.
Unknown: Sarah Collier
Unknown: Sandy Neilson
Unknown: Steven McNicoll.
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Deronda: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Grandcourt: James Bryce

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to each other and to author David Guterson about his bestselling novel Snow Falling on Cedars. Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated Friday 4pm * This month's Bookclub: page 135


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: David Guterson
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney explores the British love of animals through a selection of listeners' requests for favourite poetry. Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Presented by Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Jenny Cuffe.

: From the Badlands and Beyond

The last of Gail Robinson 's experiences of life on the North American Indian reservations. 4: Survival beyond 2000 In many North American states, casinos are illegal - except on the reservations. Producer Sharon Banoff
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Gail Robinson
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Jill takes it lying down. 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

: A Century of Gardens

Eric Robson reflects on different aspects of gardening and gardeners. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Eric Robson

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge
8.30 Figures from History - Prince Albert 9.00 The Faust Legend 9.20
The Musical Heritage of the Jews 9.40 A Good Read for Social Psychologists.

: Law in Action

Presented by Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.

: Ground Control

In a three-part series, Angela Lamont reports on the technologies behind some of the biggest civil engineering projects in Britain. 1: The Eden Project A millennium initiative which will celebrate man's relationship with plants. Producer Ian Gilvear Repeat


Unknown: Angela Lamont
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: In Business

Big Ideas. Peter Day reviews the ideas that are shaping business life now. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Valedictory Despatch
Dr Maleeha Lodhi , Pakistan's former ambassador to Washington, describes some of the challenges she faced in the US. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Dr Maleeha Lodhi
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: The Vertical Line

Simon McBurney , John Berger and Paul Bennun trace the history of art through the last 15,000 years. Producer Paul Bennun


Unknown: Simon McBurney
Unknown: John Berger
Unknown: Paul Bennun
Producer: Paul Bennun

: The Late Story: I Take Back My Country

Night at the Ford by Elise Muller , read by Janet Suzman. A haughty sales rep learns a harsh lesson in life.
Producer Jeff Cappel Repeat


Unknown: Elise Muller
Read By: Janet Suzman.
Producer: Jeff Cappel Repeat

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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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