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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London, ringing Bristol Surprise Maximus.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully considers the people and places of the world that have won particular reputations for valour. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

Catching Crabs. Lionel Kelleway and naturalists wade into the rock pools off thecoast of Scotland in search of crabs. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Joanna Lumley speaks on behalf of a charity which funds research into the degenerative disease ataxia.
DONATIONS: Friedreich's Ataxia Group.[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St James 's Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, Antrim. Conducted by the Rev Trevor Magowan.


Unknown: St James
Unknown: Trevor Magowan.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is composer John Barry. See the choice on page 123. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: John Barry.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: The Cricket World Cup

The Super Six
Commentary from Headingley as the winners of Group A meet the runners-up of Group B in the final qualifying match for the semi-finals. Including at
2.15* News
* Approximate times

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton hosts the comedy panel game.
Repeated from Monday


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Itchy Feet

Travel writer Rory MacLean travels to Japan to confront cultural differences. Producer Marc Beeby


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Marc Beeby

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals. 3: Hair. The nudity, drugs and anti-war stance shocked members of the audience.
Producer Sally Flatman. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Sally Flatman.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank are joined by gardeners on a cross-Channel ferry, from Dover to Calais. With chairman Eric Robinson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robinson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Herbs: Pure and

In two programmes, herb farmer Jekka McVicar explores the forgotten and magical world of herbs. 1: Practical Herbs Producer Sarah Davis


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Producer: Sarah Davis

: The Classic Serial: Daniel Deronda

The last part of George Eliot 's novel of love and idealism, dramatised by Robert Forrest , starring
Anna Chancellor as Gwendolen Harleth.
Gwendolen and Daniel's fates become tragically entwined in Genoa. with Mark McDonnell , Finlay Welsh , Joanna Tope. Lucy Paterson , Vivienne Dixon , Noreen Leighton and Simon Tate. Director Patrick Rayner Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: George Eliot
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest
Unknown: Anna Chancellor
Unknown: Gwendolen Harleth.
Unknown: Mark McDonnell
Unknown: Finlay Welsh
Unknown: Joanna Tope.
Unknown: Lucy Paterson
Unknown: Vivienne Dixon
Unknown: Noreen Leighton
Unknown: Simon Tate.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Daniel Deronda: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Henleigh Grandcourt: James Bryce

: Open Book

Phillipa Gregory meets Paul Auster and Simon Ings examines the influence of John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids. Repeated Friday 4pm


Presenter: Phillipa Gregory
Guest: Paul Auster
Guest: Simon Ings

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney celebrates the poets commemorated in Poets' Comer at
Westminster Abbey.
Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Alan Whitehouse investigates whether Railtrack is failing in its legal duty. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse

: How the Twins Got Out

By Yolanda Pupo-Thompson and Matt Thompson. Two talks contrasting the experiences of parents-to-be.
Producer Rex Brough. Rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Yolanda Pupo-Thompson
Unknown: Matt Thompson.
Producer: Rex Brough.

: Pick of the Week

With Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Jennifer hits the roof.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 12

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor explores how to manage illness in a constructive way, and how to improve your radio listening. Producer Chris Wilson
E-MAIL:[address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge 8.30 Figures from History - Karl Marx 9.00 The BSE Saga: Science of Politics 9.20 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.40 The Making of a Historian of Emigration.


Unknown: Karl Marx

: A Century of Gardens

Presented by Eric Robson. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Eric Robson.

: Law in Action

Presented by Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.

: Ground Control

Angela Lamont reports on the science behind some of Britain's major engineering projects. Tonight, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Producer Ian Gilvear Repeat


Unknown: Angela Lamont
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: In Business

The Fizz Bizz. Peter Day hears from people who have turned parties into private enterprise. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, including early results from the elections to the European Parliament, with Andrew Rawnsley and Professor Ivor Crewe of Essex University. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Ivor Crewe
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Euro Election

James Naughtie and the Radio 5 Live team present comprehensive coverage of the results of the elections to the European parliament. Edrtor Michael Macfariane


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Michael MacFariane

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Time Tunnel

Michael Rosen travels through memory and sound along the South Kensington foot tunnel.
Producer Mark Burman Repeat


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Late Story: The Voice of the Little Man

By Rhidian Brook , read by David Holt. Is poet MW Ridge really a man of the people as he professes? Producer Tanya Nash Repeat


Unknown: Rhidian Brook
Read By: David Holt.
Producer: Tanya Nash 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.

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