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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Prescott, on Merseyside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

John Florance explores the relationship between fantasy and reality.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Florance
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith meets farmers who positively welcome "townies." Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Steve Peacock

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Alex Brodie with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of a charity which supports those who suffer from brittle-bone disorder.
DONATIONS: Brittle Bone Society, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Canterbury Cathedral, celebrating the Feast of the Assumption. The Rev Angela Tilby meditates on the contemporary message of Mary's song of praise - the Magnificat. With a choir drawn from the Royal School of Church Music. Director of music
John Wardle. Organist David Terry.


Unknown: Angela Tilby
Organist: John Wardle.
Organist: David Terry.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday 8.45pm

: Broadcasting House

Bridget Kendal with conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Bridget Kendal
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: * The NatWest Trophy

Commentary on the second semi-final, Gloucestershire v Yorkshire at
Bristol. At 1.00* News
* 'Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is conductor Sir Roger Norrington.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Monday

: A View from Abroad mioniy

Eight personal journeys. 3: Walter's Story Walter Kobak is 79 and has neither passport nor birth certificate. Now he travels to the Ukraine to see the former Polish town he left 60 years ago. Producer Kate McCall


Unknown: Story Walter Kobak
Producer: Kate McCall

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Right Note

Six programmes in which Mary Allen talks to composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a genre of music. 5: The Hottest Jazz Piano Number Producer Karen Sanders Young


Talks: Mary Allen
Producer: Karen Sanders Young

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by the Ashford Horticultural Society,
Middlesex. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Yellow Book

April has come with its showers - too many for three gardens that are planning to open in the spring or early summer as part of the charitable National Gardens Scheme. 2: Such a Nice Day Out
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.
2: The Lake District, 1929. The Swallows and the Amazons band together against the hostile Captain Flint, and encounter an unexpected adventure . with Flora Harris. John Paul Ekins ,
Jean Anderson , Penny Downie , Jacqui Swainson , Catherine Poole , Mark Straker , John Hartley and Nicholas le Prevost. Directors
Louise Armitage and Catherine Bailey. Music Nina Humphreys. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Flora Harris.
Unknown: John Paul Ekins
Unknown: Jean Anderson
Unknown: Penny Downie
Unknown: Jacqui Swainson
Unknown: Catherine Poole
Unknown: Mark Straker
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost.
Directors: Louise Armitage
Directors: Catherine Bailey.
Music: Nina Humphreys.
Roger: Joe Sowerbutts
Titty: Phoebe Phillips

: Open Book

David Stenhouse talks to Lynn Truss about literary doppelgangers.
Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Lynn Truss
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook , whose guests Fleur Adcock and Peter Porter both lived in New Zealand and Australia before settling here. How has this affected their poetry? Producer Susan Roberts.
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Fleur Adcock
Unknown: Peter Porter
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Direct Democracy: American Style

Presented by Stephen Sackur. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Stephen Sackur.

: Broadway Diary

In April, a production of Eugene O'Neill 's The Iceman Cometh opened on Broadway, starring Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey. In two programmes, fellow cast member Tim Pigott-Smith looks back on the experience.
1: Rehearsals and Opening Night Producer Pat McLoughlin


Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Unknown: Oscar-Winner Kevin
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Frank Delaney.
Producer Julia Fleming. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

William will not be manipulated. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and Flannel: page 10

: Pillories of the State

In six programmes, Dr Phil Hammond examines common perceptions of British institutions. 2: The Secret Service
The popularity of the British spy is a worldwide phenomenon. Phil Hammond discusses this secret institution with Nigel West , Christopher Andrew and Mark Sanderson
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Nigel West
Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Mark Sanderson
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Open University

8.00 The New Curiosity Shop 8.30 They Don't Teach Spelling Any More
9.00 Montaigne and Political Authority 9.20 The Biology of Success: Part 19.40 American
Conversations: Henry Kissinger.


Unknown: Henry Kissinger.

: Word of Mouth

Presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Kosovo: The Seeds of Conflict

A three-part history of relations between the Serbs and the Albanians, presented by Allan Little. 2: The growing animosity between the Serbs and Albanians. Producer Zina Rohan Repeat


Presented By: Allan Little.
Producer: Zina Rohan

: Analysis

Presented by Isabel Hilton. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Isabel Hilton.

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Carolyn Quinn. Including 10.45 On the Road. Dinah Lammiman and British MPs visit the Rancho Grande cloud forest in Venezuela, as part of an inquiry into international environment agreements by the environment committee. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
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: Not All Brides Are Beautiful

By Sharyn McCrumb , read by Elizabeth McGovern. A reporter uncovers a serious miscarriage of justice.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Sharyn McCrumb
Read By: Elizabeth McGovern.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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.

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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