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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Edward, Stow-on-the-Wold,

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully investigates angels.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

The Stag Beetle Hunt. Lionel Kelleway visits the New Forest in search of Britain's largest beetle. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Frederick Forsyth speaks on behalf of the appeal for the restoration of the central church of the Royal Air Force. DONATIONS: [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Cadoc's Parish Church,
Pendoylan, South Wales, led by the Rev Edwin Counsell. Guest preacher the Rev Gethin Abraham-Williams .


Unknown: Rev Edwin Counsell.
Unknown: Gethin Abraham-Williams

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe. See Friday's choice on page 117.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Ann Widdecombe.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton hosts the comedy panel game.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Beyond the Blue Horizon

The Flight into Egypt. The 22-hour flight from the UK to Australia may seem like a long journey - but in the 1930s the trip took almost two weeks. The London to Brisbane route is recalled by travel writer
Alexander Frater in the first of three programmes. Producer Davy Sims


Recalled By: Travel Writer
Recalled By: Alexander Frater
Producer: Davy Sims

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Opening Nights

In the last of a five-part series, Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well known musicals. My Fair Lady
Producer Sally Ratman. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Sally Ratman.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from Ireland. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: The Green Detectives

Anna Pavord looks for the clues which date a garden, and for traces of the great garden designers. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Anna Pavord

: The Classic Serial: The Plutocrat

Leslie Caron , Stacy Keach and Elizabeth McGovern star in this adaptation of Booth Tarkington's 1920s novel.
Dramatised in two parts by Michael Hastings. 2: The Last of the Romans with Alan Cox-Noah, , Rachel Pickup , Francois Xavier Jasper Britton , John Standing , Vernon Dobtcheff , Oliver Cotton , David Collings , James Ellis and Robert Oates. Music and editing John Tarns and Sebastian Graham Jones
Director Bill Bryden. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Michael Hastings.
Unknown: Alan Cox-Noah,
Unknown: Rachel Pickup
Unknown: Francois Xavier
Unknown: Jasper Britton
Unknown: John Standing
Unknown: Vernon Dobtcheff
Unknown: Oliver Cotton
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Robert Oates.
Unknown: John Tarns
Unknown: Sebastian Graham Jones
Director: Bill Bryden.
Aurelei de Momoro: Leslie Caron
Earl Tinker: Stacy Keach
Honey Tinker: Elizabeth McGovern

: Open Book

Philippa Gregory investigates how writers are already imagining the turn of the millennium.
Producer Paul Quinn. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Poetry Please

Poems with historical themes, chosen from your requests by Frank Delaney. Producer Christine Hall
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Christine Hall

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker on alleged plea bargaining in some English courts. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: While I Was Fishing

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion reflects on rivers of the past and present and what they mean to him. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Pick of the Week

Peter Donaldson presents his selection from the past week's radio. Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Where is the "strawberry princess"? Repeated tomorrow 2pm
+ Soap and flannel: page 13

: Room for Improvement

Professor Laurie Taylor advises on how to improve mind, body and soul. Producer Chris Wilson
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge 8.30 Figures from History - Oliver Cromwell 9.00 The Feminist
Spectator: Women in the Cinema
9.20 Talking about the Enlightenment
9.40 What a Way to Go.


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Costing the Earth

Chernobyl. Alex Kirbygoes inside Chernobyl and talks to the people who work there and whose livelihoods depend on the faulty nuclear reactor. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeat


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Analysis

Mine, All Mine! Andrew Dilnot examines property rights which are the crux of modern economies. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Valedictory Despatch Yuri
Shcherbak, Ukraine's former ambassador to Israel and the United States, gives a personal account of his career and the rebuilding of the Ukrainian diplomatic service. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Valedictory Despatch Yuri
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves talks to teenage mothers, their partners and parents. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Write Out Loud

Short works created by writers new to radio: While You Were Sleeping by Jon McGregor , Habibi Habibti by Frances Liardet and Sixteen Sounds My Father Never Heard by Struan Sinclair. Producer Rachel Horan


Unknown: Jon McGregor
Unknown: Habibi Habibti
Unknown: Frances Liardet
Unknown: Struan Sinclair.
Producer: Rachel Horan

: The Late Story: Soldier's Home

By Ernest Hemingway , read by Bob Sherman. Krebs finds that returning to civilian life after a period in the military is not as easy as he thought. Producer Paul Kent Repeat


Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Read By: Bob Sherman.
Producer: Paul Kent Repeat

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.

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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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