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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From York Minster.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully examines the rich symbolism of the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot and, in conversation with the rabbi and psychoanalyst Guy Hall , seeks to understand the power and value of our most cherished religious and cultural Symbols. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Guy Hall
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Lionel Kelleway heads to the waterto witness - and uncoverthe natural history of-the salmon.
Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Helen Thomas

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Prunella Scales speaks on behalf of a charity which provides care for dementia sufferers and training for people who care forthem.
DONATIONS: Guideposts Trust,[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]
Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Prunella Scales

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Path Less Trodden. Old Testament reflections on the Way of Christ, led by Canon Tony Barnard. From Lichfield Cathedral, with the Cathedral Chamber Choir directed by Nigel Argust. Organist Andrew Lumsden.


Unknown: Canon Tony Barnard.
Directed By: Nigel Argust.
Organist: Andrew Lumsden.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents conversation about the week's big news storieS.Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Lord Rix talks to Professor Anthony Clare about the motives that have made him a driven man.
See Friday's radio choice on page 136. Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am


Talks: Lord Rix
Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Sandi Toksvig , Brenda Maddox , Anthony Howard and David Bamber. Reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Brenda Maddox
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Reader: David Bamber.
Reader: William Franklyn.

: Christina in the Perfumed Isles

Three programmes in which tireless traveller
Christina Dodwell unravels the mysteries of the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean.
1: The Essence of the Isles. A climb into the crater of a smoking volcano and discovers the secrets of the ylang-ylang tree. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox at the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: James Cox

: Music for a While

Five musicians explore treasures at leading British musical museums or collections. 4: The Hirsch Collection. When German industrialist Paul Hirsch fled the Nazi regime, he brought to the UK his library of rare and important musical scores. The collection now resides at the British Library where composer John Rutter meets members Of the music Staff. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Paul Hirsch
Unknown: John Rutter
Producer: Andrew Green

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from the West Midlands. With chairman
Eric RobSOn. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings

Dick Ballharry has been responsible for the conservation of vast areas of Scotland's natural heritage. He explains his vision for the future of the countryside to Jeremy Jessel as they walk through the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve.
For a factsheet send a large sae to [address removed]
E-MAIL: [email address removed]
See OS Landranger 37. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Dick Ballharry
Unknown: Jeremy Jessel
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Sons and Lovers

By DH Lawrence. The final part of Michael Butt's dramatisation. Now in his twenties, Paul Morel falls in love with a married woman. Since the death of his brother, all his mother's hopes are focused on him. On impulse, he seeks out his first love, of whom his mother is bitterly jealous. Lawrence's Italian memoirs are serialised from
9.45am tomorrow, followed by a dramatisation of his novella Love among the Haystacks at 2.15pm.
Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Michael Butt
Unknown: Paul Morel
Paul Morel: Benedict Sandiford
Gertrude Morel: Elizabeth Estensen
Walter Morel: Clive Russell
Miriam Lievers: Fiona Clarke
Clara Dawes: Janys Chambers
Baxter Dawes: Peter Meakin
Mrs Radford: Kate Rutter
Fanny: Andrea Nicos

: Open Book

David Stenhouse talks to DJ Taylor, whose new biography explores the troubled life of Victorian novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. Producer Julian May. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: David Stenhouse
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests forwork by TS Eliot to mark the poet's birthday, with readings by Anthony Hyde of Prufrock and Burnt Norton.
Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran reports on major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Chalkface Lovesongs

Poor pay, low status, high stress, mounting bureaucracy-why does anyone stay in teaching? Three dedicated teachers give their reasons. 1: Stephen Kaczmarczykwith Pie Factory.
Producer Beatrice Rubens. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Stephen Kaczmarczykwith
Producer: Beatrice Rubens.

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his 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: Chris Serle
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

It's the last match Of the Season. Repeatedtomorrow2pm Soap and Flannel: page 34

: The Copy Snatchers

David Aaronovitch chairs lively conversation between four UK-based foreign journalists.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts round six of the cryptic quiz.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Word of Mouth

Presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Tuning into Children: 5: Onward and Upward

Looking at child development from birth to five years, with Kirsty Wark.
Learning through play.
For details of the accompanying BBC book phone [number removed].


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Producer: Angie Mason
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: In Business

Companies now have access to vast stores of information about their customers. Peter Day examines the opportunities and dangers.
Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports from the Labour Party conference. Including 10.45 Hindsight Four polemic columnists reassess their views. 2:
Richard Ingrams looks back at the views he expressed in The Observerfollowing the death of Princess Diana.
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the world of learning, for listeners of all ages. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Colloquies

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Mercer Preece Ra?

By Gee Williams, read by Manon Edwards. When Meryl discovers a little-known Victorian artist, his paintings prove rather popular. What a pity her own abstract works do not sell as well.
Producer Tanya Nash


Read By: Manon Edwards.
Producer: Tanya Nash

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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