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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

For Harvest, John Florance looks at the British capacity for pleasure.
Producer Jane Jeffes. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Florance
Producer: Jane Jeffes.

: The Living World

Water Voles. Now rarer than at any time this century, the water vole is confined to just a few parts of the UK. Lionel Kelleway seeks them out. Producer Brett Westwood


Producer: Brett Westwood

: 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

Chris Bonnington speaks on behalf of a charity which provides opportunities for deprived communities in Nepal to help themselves.
DONATIONS: [address removed] The Nepal Trust CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Chris Bonnington

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Suffering Servant. From Emmanuel Church, Didsbury, led by the Rev David Hughes. Maggie Roux reflects on human suffering and the mystery of the Cross. Music by Anton Bruckner and Colin Mawby. With the John Powell Singers.


Unknown: David Hughes.
Unknown: Maggie Roux
Music By: Anton Bruckner
Music By: Colin Mawby.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday 8.45pm

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare 's subject is Don McCullin , the internationally acclaimed war photographer. See Friday's choice on page 131.
Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Don McCullin
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote.... Unquote

With Nigel Rees.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: A View from Abroad

The last of eight personal journeys.
Weekend in Moss Side. As a small child in the fifties Lorna Goodison used to watch her dressmaker mother sew outfits for Jamaicans on their way to
Britain. Now she travels to Manchester to see how some of them have fared. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Lorna Goodison
Producer: Kate McAii

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Music for a While

Musicians explore treasures at British musical museums or collections.
3: Trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins visits the Bate Collection of historic wind and brass instruments housed at Oxford University.
Producer Andrew Green Repeat


Unknown: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Producer: Andrew Green

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


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

: Ramblings

The landscape is the richest historical record we have. Jeremy Jessel is given a lesson on how to read it by landscape archaeologist Mick Aston in Somerset. For a factsheet send a large sae to
[address removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]. See OS Explorer 141. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Jeremy Jessel
Unknown: Mick Aston
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Sons and Lovers

By DH Lawrence , dramatised in three parts by Michael Butt. 2: Gertrude's unhappy marriage makes her cling to both her sons. Paul gets a job and begins to win prizes for his paintings, but as his adolescent friendship with the beautiful Miriam develops, his mother becomes bitterly jealous. with Clive Russell , Joseph Attenborough , Andrea Nicols , Fiona Clarke , Janys Chambers and Kate Rutter. Director Claire Grove. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Clive Russell
Unknown: Joseph Attenborough
Unknown: Andrea Nicols
Unknown: Fiona Clarke
Unknown: Kate Rutter.
Director: Claire Grove.
Paul Morel: Benedict Sandiford
Gertrude Morel: Elizabeth Estensen

: Open Book

David Stenhouse investigates the secret life of the literary agent.
Producer Julian May. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poetry by DH Lawrence. Reader Samuel West.
Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Reader: Samuel West.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Presented by Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Jenny Cuffe.

: We've Got Mail

Final part of the series about e-mail conversations. London-based embroiderer Leon Conrad and Hollywood-based textile designer Linn Skinner met on the internet. They have been communicating for several years, discussing their art and their lives. Producer Rosie Boulton
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Leon Conrad
Designer: Linn Skinner
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Pick of the Week

Presented by James Naughtie.
Producer Hilary Dunn. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: The Archers

William's face is a picture. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel: page 12

: The Copy Snatchers

David Aaronovich chairs lively conversation between four UK-based foreign journalists reflecting on the week's news and issues.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: David Aaronovich
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Open University

8.00 The New Curiosity Shop 8.30
Managing Patents 9.00 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.20 Social
Science, the World and You 9.40 What a Way to Go.

: Round Britain Quiz

Hosted by Nick Clarke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Word of Mouth

Presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Tuning into Children

Programmes looking at child development from birth to five years, with Kirsty Wark. 4: Saying It Aloud On becoming articulate and literate. Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris. For details of the accompanying BBC book phone [number removed]0400 Repeat


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Producers: Angie Mason
Producers: Merilyn Harris.

: In Business

Strictly Legal. With Peter Day. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

The party conference season takes off with the Liberal Democrats in Harrogate. Andrew Rawnsley reports live from
Charles Kennedy 's first conference as leader. Including 10.45 Hindsight
Four polemic and prophetic columnists reassess their views. 1: Neal Ascherson looks back at the predictions he made in 1991 when Berlin became the capital of a united Germany. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Neal Ascherson
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to learning. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Colloquies

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Cautionary Tales

Alan Bennett reads from Hilaire Belloc 's classic Cautionary Tales, and poet Glyn Maxwell reads new tales of his own.
Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Producer: Susan Roberts Repeat

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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