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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Bartholomew's, Rainhill, Merseyside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

To mark the Jewish festival of Simchath Torah, Mark Tully considers the role of sacred texts in the world's faiths. Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill meets Gloucesterfarmer Charles Martell , who has revived the tradition of making single Gloucester Cheese. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Anna Hill
Unknown: Charles Martell
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal fora charity which provides for children who suffer from hemiplegia and supports their families. DONATIONS: Hemi-Help, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

With the Rev Gillean Maclean and the choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow. Director of music Fridrik Walker. Organist Ian Shaw.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean
Organist: Fridrik Walker.
Organist: Ian Shaw.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair with conversation about the week's big Stories. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare invites award-winning newspaper editor Rosie Boycott to reflect on her life. Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Editor: Rosie Boycott
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote.... Unquote

PM Presented by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Nigel Rees.

: Christina in the Perfumed Isles

Christina Dodwell unravels the mysteries of the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean.
2: Small Boats and Big Bats. Dodwell visits the islands of Mayotte and Anjouan and risks her neck in a deep bat cave. Producer Simon Elmes (R)


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Music for a While

Five musicians explore treasures at leading British musical museums or collections. The
Victorian Reed Organ and Harmonium Museum, Saltaire. In this last programme, pianist and organist David Owen Norris visits the Reed Organ and Harmonium Museum in Saltaire, Yorkshire, to meet ex-London bus driver Phil Fluke. The museum's huge collection contains everything from giant harmoniums fit for cathedrals to a tiny book harmonium. Producer Andrew Green (R)


Organist: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Phil Fluke.
Producer: Andrew Green

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Nigel Colborn and Roy Lancaster are guests of the Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Marguerite Patten's Century of British Cooking

Marguerite Patten takes up her account of the changes in British cooking this century once more. Postwar Pleasures: 1950-59. A recollection of the end of rationing and the growing taste for foreign foods like scampi. Producenanwiiiox


Unknown: Marguerite Patten

: Classic Serial: The Vicar of Wakefield

By Oliver Goldsmith , adapted in three parts by Christopher Denys. 1: The humorous adventures of the ever optimistic Rev Charles Primrose , who loses his fortune. He sets off with his despairing family through storms and floods to embrace a life of poverty in a rural Pennine parish. with Christopher Scott. Terry Molloy , Susan Jeffrey , Iwan Thomas , Laura Strachan , James Richard and Jennifer James Director Sue Wilson. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Oliver Goldsmith
Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Unknown: Charles Primrose
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Laura Strachan
Unknown: James Richard
Unknown: Jennifer James
Director: Sue Wilson.
RevCharies Primrose: Peter Jeffrey
Deborah Primrose: Sunny Ormonde
Squire Thornhill: Michael Cochrane
Burchell: Anthony Pedley
Lady Blarney: Tina Gray
Miss Skeggs: Sara Coward

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Canadian writer Anne Michaels about her prize-winning novel Fugitive Pieces.
Repeated Friday 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Anne Michaels
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney celebrates the programme's 20th anniversary with a gala performance of favourite poetry requested by contemporary poets. Readers Eleanor Bron , Martin Jarvis and Andrew Sachs. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Eleanor Bron
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Readers: Andrew Sachs.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

With the next licence to run the National Lottery to be put out to tender this autumn,
Mark Whitaker examines Britain's gambling laws. Do the potential economic benefits of making betting easier now outweigh social concerns? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Chalkface Lovesongs

Poor pay, low status, high stress - why does anyone in their right mind stay in teaching? Three dedicated teachers give their reasons. 2: Gerry Wardle with Great Expectations.
Producer Beatrice Rubens. Repeated Wednesday8.45pm


Unknown: Gerry Wardle
Producer: Beatrice Rubens.

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Debbie reports for duty. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel: page 34

: The Copy Snatchers

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


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Round Britain Quiz

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


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Word of Mouth

The programme about language and the way we speak. 11: Everytime We Say Goodbye. Farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu - Michael Rosen will catch you later with the language of leave-taking. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Tuning into Children

The last in the series of programmes looking at child development from birth to five years, with KirstyWark. Comings and Goings. Dealing with separation sensitivity.
Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris. Fordetailsofthe accompanying BBC book phone [number removed]0400 (R)


Producers: Angie Mason
Producers: Merilyn Harris.

: In Business

Re Tales. What sort of threat does Wal-Mart pose to British shops and shopping? Or is it e-commerce that could pull the rug from under them? Peter Day reports. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports from the Conservative Party conference. Including 10.45 Hindsight Four columnists reassess their views.
3: Bea Campbell revisits a 1983 New Statesman article in which she addressed the question, "What does it mean to ask if we have seen the end of class politics?" Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Editor: John Evans

: The Right Way Forward?

What is the future of the centre-right in Britain? Before an invited audience, panellists Michael Heseltine MP, David Willetts MP and The Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore thrash out how they believe the Conservatives can harness centre-right thinking in orderto challenge New Labour. With chairman NickClarke.
Producer Gavin Allen (R)


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: David Willetts
Editor: Charles Moore
Producer: Gavin Allen

: News

: Colloquies

AM Poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the mysteries of life and death.
Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: The Late Story: Cutting Back

By Tamar Hodes , read by Geraldine Fitzgerald.
The cottage had been the catalyst which brought Tilda and Julian together. Two years on, it appears that the financial burden of it might tear them apart - until the night they decide to show each Other theirwork. Producer Liz Taylor (R)


Unknown: Tamar Hodes
Read By: Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Producer: Liz Taylor

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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