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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael and All Angels, Sowton, Essex.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

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


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Paul Heiney discovers a valuable Chinese root growing among the sprout fields of Bedfordshire. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Steve Peacock

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with religious and ethical news, moral arguments and perspectives on the week's stories. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of a charity which alleviates the suffering of children with metabolic diseases and which funds research for treatment and cures. DONATIONS: Research Trust for Metabolic
Diseases in Children. [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44
Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Festal Eucharist from St John 's Church
Buxton sung to Mozart's Mass in C,
K259bythe Buxton Madrigal singers and soloists from the 1999 Buxton Opera Festival, conducted by Michael Williams. Celebrant the Rev Jim Norton. Preacher the Ven George Austin, Archdeacon of York. Organist Andrew Cummings.


Unknown: St John
Conducted By: Michael Williams.
Unknown: Jim Norton.
Organist: Andrew Cummings.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: 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 premier racehorse trainer Martin Pipe. See Friday's choice panel on page 113.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Martin Pipe.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

The panel game with Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: From Camels to Pick-up Trucks

As the Bedouin nomads find their beloved Sinai desert invaded by sun-seeking tourists, John Nightingale explores the inevitable culture clash from the back of a camel.
Producer Tim Malyon


Unknown: John Nightingale
Producer: Tim Malyon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Right Note

In a six-part series, Mary Allen talks to composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. 1: The Best Musical Showstopper Producer Karen Sanders Young Repeated Saturday llpm


Talks: Mary Allen

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by staff, students and friends of Greenfield School Community and Arts College in Newton Aycliffe. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Newton Aycliffe.
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.
4: Shirley Hibberd and the Amateur Gardener. Rockeries, floral pyramids and rustic adornments. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Designers: Shirley Hibberd

: The Classic Serial: The Dragon Can't Dance

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace. 1: Jouvay. Calvary Hill, Port of Spain, Trinidad, in the early sixties, 125 years after the emancipation from slavery. Jouvay (Jour Ouvert) opens the two days of carnival by calling forth the New Day. with Martina Laird , Dona Croll , Stefan Kalipha , Joan-Ann Maynard , Marva Alexander.
Victor Romero Evans , Jim Findley , Clare Perkins and John Brobbey. Music Felix Cross. Director Ralph Rolls. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Earl Lovelace.
Unknown: Martina Laird
Unknown: Dona Croll
Unknown: Stefan Kalipha
Unknown: Joan-Ann Maynard
Unknown: Marva Alexander.
Unknown: Victor Romero Evans
Unknown: Jim Findley
Unknown: Clare Perkins
Unknown: John Brobbey.
Music: Felix Cross.
Director: Ralph Rolls.
Philo, the Calypsonian: Rudolph Walker
Aldrick, maker of the Dragon: Malcolm Frederick

: Open Book

David Stenhouse looks at a new biography of St Augustine and there is a masterclass from Hemingway.
Producer Paul Quinn. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: St Augustine
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Poetry Please

Rhythm, humour and adventure -three elements in today's choice of poems which have inspired children with a love of poetry. With Frank Delaney.
Producer Felicity Goodall. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: File on 4

With Julian O'Halloran.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran.

: Writing Home

In the second of two talks, writer and artist Haifa Zangana examines the problems facing the writer in exile.
Producer Marc Beeby. Rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Producer: Marc Beeby.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Eddie Mair.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed]FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

David and Ruth agree to risk it. 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
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Open University

8.00 What a Way to Go 8.30 Gender and Music - the Rise of British
Women Composers 9.00 Women and Music 9.20 Leaving Home 9.40 Focus on Young People.

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Costing the Earth

The Oceans. Despite huge technological advances, less than one per cent of the sea has been seen. Now the race is on to harvest its riches and uncover its secrets.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeat


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Analysis

Robert Tyrrell looks at identity. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Tyrrell

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45
Allegories for the Present Day In the first of four personal recollections of major figures of the 20th century, Michael Charlton reflects on his meeting with Jawaharlal Nehru of India. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Jawaharlal Nehru
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

With Sarah LeFanu and guests. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Down the Drain

The sound world of a water board engineer via the head of a leak detector. Producers Richard Arran and Joakim
Sundstrom Repeat


Producers: Richard Arran

: The Late Story: Tales We Tell

The Secret Powers of Mary Galt by Anna Burns , read by Diane O'Kelly. Mary Gait loses her mother and best friend in the Troubles but, in so doing, discovers something special about herself. Producer Liz O'Kelly Repeat


Unknown: Anna Burns
Read By: Diane O'Kelly.
Read By: Mary Gait
Producer: Liz O'Kelly

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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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