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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's, Dunster.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully investigates why notions of treasure exert an enduring hold on the human imagination.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith samples the green hills of Highland Perthshire. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Alex Brodie with the religious and ethical news of the week, presenting moral arguments and perspectives on stories both familiar and unfamiliar.
Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Warren Mitchell talks about a charity which provides welfare assistance to those who have served in the RAF and to their families.
DONATIONS: Royal Air Forces Association, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Talks: Warren Mitchell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. With the Very Rev Graham Forbes. Master of music Timothy Byram-Wigfield .


Unknown: Graham Forbes.
Music: Timothy Byram-Wigfield

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday 8.45pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to the news.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Fourth Cornhill Test from the Oval.
Commentary on the fourth day's play. Including 1.00* News * Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is poet Rita Dove. Producer Angle Nehring. Rptd Friday 9am


Unknown: Rita Dove.

: Just a Minute

Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: A View from Abroad

Eight personal journeys. 4: As I Walked by Myself. Antal Geisber 's journey of discovery in Scotland. Producer Kate McCall


Unknown: Antal Geisber
Producer: Kate McCall

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Right Note

The last of 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. The Greatest Overture Producer Karen Sanders Young


Talks: Mary Allen
Producer: Karen Sanders Young

: Gardeners' Question

Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Colborn are guests of the Uancaiach Fawr Living History Museum at Nelson, Wales.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: Ramblings

In the first of a six-part series, Jeremy Jessel strides over Ilkley Moor in the company of novelist Charlotte Cory. FACTSHEET: please send a large SAE to
[address removed] E-MAIL: ramblings@bbc.co.uk.
See OS Explorer 27. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Jeremy Jessel
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Lady Audley's Secret

A three-part dramatisation by Bryony Lavery of Mary Elizabeth Braddon 's book. 1: Essex, the 1860s. Sir
Michael Audley is besotted with his second wife, Lady Lucy, but his daughter cannot tolerate her new stepmother. with Francesca Annis , Jonathan Firth , Gabrielle Reidy , Gary Lilburn, Trevor Peacock , Robin Willingham , Leonie Mellinger , Kim Hicks , Jo Kendall and Simeon Dafoe. Music composed and performed by Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya Director Annie Castledine. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Bryony Lavery
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Unknown: Michael Audley
Unknown: Francesca Annis
Unknown: Jonathan Firth
Unknown: Gabrielle Reidy
Unknown: Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Robin Willingham
Unknown: Leonie Mellinger
Unknown: Kim Hicks
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Simeon Dafoe.
Unknown: Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya
Director: Annie Castledine.
George Talboys: Robert Bowman
Sir Michael Audley: Terrence Hardiman

: Open Book

David Stenhouse explores the newly refurbished Marx Memorial Library. Plus a look at the niche marketing of novels for readers of a particular age. Producer Paul Quinn. Rptd Friday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook. His guests Maura Dooley and Don Paterson read work from their own collections and discuss putting together anthologies of other poets' works.
Producer Melanie Hams. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Maura Dooley
Unknown: Don Paterson
Producer: Melanie Hams.

: Land and Freedom

Grant Ferrett examines Zimbabwe's policy of land redistribution. Repeated from Tuesday

: Broadway Diary

Tim Pigott-Smith concludes his look back on acting in the recent Broadway run of The Iceman Cometh. Producer Pat McLoughlin
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Pick of the Week

Kate Adie presents her selection from the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and Flannel: page 10

: Pillories of the State

In six programmes, Dr Phil Hammond examines common perceptions of British institutions. 3: The Church Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Open University

8.00 The New Curiosity Shop 8.30
Bangs and Smells 9.00 An Interview with Eduardo Paolozzi and Terry Atkinson 9.20 Feminism and the Traditions of Thought 9.40 American Conversations: Robert Evans


Unknown: Eduardo Paolozzi
Unknown: Terry Atkinson
Unknown: Robert Evans

: Round Britain Quiz

The cryptic quiz chaired by Nick Clarke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Word of Mouth

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


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Kosovo: the Seeds of

The last of a three-part history of relations between Serbs and Albanians. Allan Little recounts the events that led to the recent crisis.
Producer Zina Rohan Repeat


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Zina Rohan

: Analysis

Dead End. Frances Cairncross exolores our attitudes towards death.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Carole Walker. Including at
10.45 The Business of Politics With the views of Sir John Browne.
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Carole Walker.
Unknown: Sir John Browne.
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: Funny You Should Ask

By Lawrence Block , read by Nathan Osgood. A bizarre crime involves an inquisitive young man and a pair of jeans. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Lawrence Block
Read By: Nathan Osgood.
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.

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