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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Chad's, Headingley, Leeds.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully examines rites of passage. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith visits Britain's busiest honey farm. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious news. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

For a charity which protects playing fields for those who need them most. DONATIONS: National Playing Fields Association, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A Eucharist from Birmingham
Cathedral during a conference of the National Network of Pastoral Musicians.
Celebrant Canon Gary O'Neill. Director of music Bill Tamblyn.


Unknown: Canon Gary O'Neill.
Music: Bill Tamblyn.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

from 9.30
Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: The Archers

: Super Cup Final

Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Commentary from Lord's by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Including at 1.00* News
* Approximate times
* Jonathan Agnew : page 39


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is chef Rick Stein. See Friday's chocie on page 121.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Rick Stein.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: A View from Abroad

Eight personal journeys. 1: Ladder in the Rshnet Tights. The circus was invented in Britain, but its image has been tarnished over the years - very different to Sweden. Dea Birkett travels to Stockholm for Sweden's prestigious all-female "Circus Princess" awards. Producer Kate McAII


Producer: Kate McAii

: The World This Weekend

With Steve Richards.


Unknown: Steve Richards.

: The Right Note

Mary Allen talks to celebrated composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. 3: The Greatest Film Score
Producer Karen Sanders Young Repeated Saturday llpm


Talks: Mary Allen

: Gardeners' Question

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by gardeners from Devon. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Green Detectives

In the last of six programmes,
Anna Pavord looks for the clues which date a garden, and for traces of the great garden designers. Restoring Period
Gardens. Why Norah Lindsay believed in an abundance of flowers and a well mown lawn for the 1890's villa garden. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Unknown: Norah Lindsay

: The Classic Serial: The Dragon Can't Dance

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace. 3: Ash Wednesday. Aldrick and Fisheye lead an armed rebellion against the police but pay the price with five years in prison. 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 Dragon Maker: Malcolm Frederick

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to writer JK Rowling about her book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Repeated Friday 4pm * Review: page 127


Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook. Wendy Cope and Kit Wright share ideas about humour in poetry and read new poems and old favourites. Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Kit Wright
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

Maurice Walsh examines the corporate culture behind the world's biggest retailer - US retail giant Wal-Mart. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Maurice Walsh

: Las Vegas - Capital of Europe

Stephen Smith asks why the visitor from Europe can almost feel at home in Las Vegas - that most American of cities. Producer Tim Dee
Repeated Wednesday 8pm


Unknown: Stephen Smith
Producer: Tim Dee

: Pick of the Week

With Richard Uridge.
Producer Julia Fleming. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

Jack overdoes things. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 10

: 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 Lest We Forget 8.30 Opening the Mail 9.00 Bodin and Sovereignty
9.20 The Biology of Success (Part 2)
9.40 The Jewish Woman.

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about English and the way we speak. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Costing the Earth

The race to find new, stronger antibiotics is now critical as strains of resistant bacteria develop. This is partly due to the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture. This programme asks why farmers use antibiotics and whether they can stop. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeat


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Analysis

Andrew Dilnot raises questions about what it means to be a British citizen. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Terry Dignan. Including 10.45 Allegories for the Present Day. Michael Charlton reflects on his meeting with Cardinal Franz Koenig of Vienna. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Terry Dignan.
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Cardinal Franz Koenig
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

With Sarah LeFanu and guests. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Letter from Seoul

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Tales We Tell

The Palace of Physical Culture by Valerie Miner , read by Beth Porter. Producer Sara Porter Repeat


Unknown: Valerie Miner
Read By: Beth Porter.
Producer: Sara Porter

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.

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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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