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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

John Florance looks at monuments.
Producer Bevertey McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Florance
Producer: Bevertey McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Paul Heiney meets a man who has made a mint out of watercress. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Steve Peacock

: 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

Bob Turney speaks on behalf of a charity which enables prisoners to make constructive use of their time in prison. DONATIONS: Prisoners' Education Trust, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]
Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Bob Turney

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Celebrating the Feast of the Transfiguration, from Liverpool
Cathedral. Celebrant and preacher
Canon Noel Vincent. Director of music
Ralph Allwood. Organist Stephen Disley.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: Stephen Disley.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Bridget Kendal. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Bridget Kendal.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Third Cornhill Test from
Old Trafford. Commentary on the fourth day's play. Including at 1.00* News 'Approximate times


Unknown: Old Trafford.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Patricia Routledge. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Patricia Routledge.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: A View from Abroad

Eight personal journeys. 2: As Far as the Eye Can See. Poet Lavinia Greenlaw has long been intrigued by 17th-œntury Dutch landscape painting. She visits the Netherlands to explore the effect that the skies and flat land have upon the eye. Producer Kate McCall


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer: Kate McCall

: The World This Weekend

With Steve Richards.


Unknown: Steve Richards.

: The Right Note

Six programmes in which Mary Allen talks to celebrated composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. 4: The Greatest Waltz Producer Karen Sanders Young


Talks: Mary Allen

: Gardeners' Question

Time Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by gardeners from County Durham. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm # Face behind the Voice: page 125


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: The Yellow Book

Gardeners eagerly anticipate the annual publication of The Yellow Book, a guide to private gardens that open their gates just once or twice a year. 1: Clearing the Groundfollows three gardens whose owners are hoping they will be ready to open to the public for the first time. Producers Christopher Cook and Lydia Syson


Producers: Christopher Cook
Producers: Lydia Syson

: Classic Serial: Swallows and Amazons

A two-part dramatisation by David Wood of Arthur Ransome 's children's classic.
1: The Lake District, 1929. On holiday with their mother, the four eldest Walker children form the crew of The Swallow and set sail for an island in a lake. with Phoebe Phillips , Flora Harris , John Paul Ekins , Jean Anderson , Jerome Willis , Catherine Poole , Jacqui Swainson , James Taylor , and Nicholas le Prevost. Directors Louise Armitage and Catherine Bailey. Music Nina Humphreys. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Phoebe Phillips
Unknown: Flora Harris
Unknown: John Paul Ekins
Unknown: Jean Anderson
Unknown: Jerome Willis
Unknown: Catherine Poole
Unknown: Jacqui Swainson
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost.
Directors: Louise Armitage
Directors: Catherine Bailey.
Music: Nina Humphreys.
Mother: Penny Downie
Mrs Dixon: Penny Downie
Roger: Joe Sowerbutts

: Open Book

David Stenhouse discusses the life of JG Farrell, author of The Siege of Krishnapur, and looks at the strategy that lies behind a book shop's layout. Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook. His guests this week are Welsh poets Sheenagh Pugh and Peter Finch. Subjects under discussion include the poets' own work, Welsh poetry and language and modern trends in poetry. Producer Polly Thomas. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Sheenagh Pugh
Unknown: Peter Finch.
Producer: Polly Thomas.

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: The Mob and the Movies

After the recent death of author Mario Puzo , Steven Smith argues that gangster movies are really just feel-good pictures. Producer Tim Dee. Rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Mario Puzo
Unknown: Steven Smith
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

It is time for present laughter. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
# Soap and Flannel: page 10

: Pillories of the State

In six programmes, Dr Phil Hammond examines common perceptions of British institutions. 1: Oona King MP, Simon Hoggart , Michael Dobbs and Mark Steele discuss how we view Parliament.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Mark Steele
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Open University

8.00 The New Curiosity Shop 8.30 They Don't Teach Tables Any More 9.00
Renaissance Music 9.20 Europe of the Regions 9.40 Re-Viewing the Family.

: 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. 3: Organic Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Kosovo: The Seeds of Conflict

A three-part history of relations between the Serbs and the Albanians, presented by Allan Little. 1: Why is Kosovo so important to the Serbs that they cannot give it up to the Albanians? Producer Zina Rohan Repeat


Presented By: Allan Little.
Producer: Zina Rohan

: Analysis

With Ian Hargreaves. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves.

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Carolyn Quinn. Including 10.45 Allegories for the Present Day. Michael Charlton reflects on his meeting with Ismet Inonu of Turkey. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Ismet Inonu
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

With Sarah LeFanu and guests. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Talking to Home

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Bubblegum

By Adam Thorpe , read by Shiv Grewal. He should have kissed her, but the scent of bubblegum stood for pain, not pleasure.
Producer Jeremy Mortimer Repeat


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Read By: Shiv Grewal.
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer 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.

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