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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St David's, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Into the Woods. Eileen Campbell pays tribute to the woods and forests which once covered this country from end to end. Producer Tamsincoiiison Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Eileen Campbell

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith meets hill farmer Jim Neal from Perthshire, who got rid of all his dairy cows and bought beef cattle six weeks before Stephen Dorrell made his fateful announcement about BSE. Despite this setback, three years on it turned out to be the best decision he could have made. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Jim Neal
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of a charity which promotes good health in later life.
DONATIONS: Research into Ageing, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Clare College, Cambridge. The Rev Dr David Ford and the Rev Dr Jo Bailey Wells seek an understanding of the wisdom of desire. Matthew 13, w44-45; Acts 7, wlO and 22. Love Bade Me Welcome (Brown); Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (The Call); Like as a Hart (Howells); My Eyes for Beauty Pine (Howells); Jerusalem the Golden (Ewing). With the chapel choir of Clare College. Director of music Tim Brown.


Unknown: Dr David Ford
Unknown: Dr Jo Bailey Wells
Music: Tim Brown.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week and the weekend. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Lewis Wolpert , the eminent biologist, shares his troubled psyche and his views on his own depression with Professor Anthony Clare. Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
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. ReaderWilliam Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Is there any future for real cheese in Britain as the Department of Health and MAFF combine to promote sterile food? Derek Cooper investigates. Producer Min Raisman. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sound Barrier

Michael White chairs debates on matters musical in which two protagonists armed with extracts and witness accounts argue an issue.
3: Keep Music Live?Da\A6 Mellor, broadcaster and keen collector of recordings since his childhood, faces Serge Dorny , chief executive and artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Serge Dorny
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Kingston upon Hull City Council. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Marguerite Patten's Century of British Cooking

Marguerite Patten continues her account of the changes in British cooking this century.
4: From Taramasalata to Tiramisu: 1980-89
The British balance their passion for foreign food with rediscoveries of old British favourites.
Producer Ian Willox


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ian Willox

: The Classic Serial: Grand Hotel: 1

By Vicki Baum, dramatised in two parts by Malcolm McKee.
The best hotel in Berlin entertains the famous and infamous. Grusinskaya, a prima ballerina, blames her diminishing audiences on the pearls that up to now, have been her talisman. But someone is set to steal them - and her heart.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: Vicki Baum
Dramatised by: Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson
Grunsinskaya: Estelle Kohler
The Baron: Steven Pacey
Preysing: David Bradley
Kringelein: Richard Derrington
Dr Otternschlag/Zinnowitz: Christopher Scott
Flammchen: Teresa Gallagher
Senf/Pimenov: Terry Molloy
Rohna: Ian Brooker
Suzette: Sunny Ormonde
Georgi: Richard Curnow

: Open Book

David Stenhouse presents the books programme, including an interview with Mark Kurlansky , author of the bestseller Cod: the Biography of a Fish That Changed the World, whose new book tells the story of the Basque people. Producer Julian May


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Mark Kurlansky

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces a second selection of listeners' favourite love poems.
Producer Christine Hall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Christine Hall.

: File on 4

Jolyon Jenkins asks why the laws governing safety in public buildings still offer such inadequate protection. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: Outtakes - Stories from the Trim Bin

Rory Maclean reveals how he wasted ten years of his life working in the film industry. 2: My Name up in Lights. This week he writes the perfect script, films it in Macclesfield and waits for the credits. Producer Nicola Banning. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor 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: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Someone feels the long arm of the law. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel: page 40

: The Copy Snatchers

David Aaronovitch chairs lively conversation between four UK-based foreign journalists who reflect On the week's news. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Round Britain Quiz

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


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins dissects topical legal issues. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Gunpowder and Needles

In the second of two programmes looking at science in China, Jill McGivering explores the country's approach to medicine.
Producer Jim Clarke. E-MAIL: [address removed] (R)


Unknown: Jill McGivering
Producer: Jim Clarke.

: In Business

Initiative Test. Who profits from PF1 -the Private Finance Initiative? Peter Day investigates. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old World The return of the series in which Simon Hoggart takes a light-hearted look at the week in Westminster. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the world of learning. Rptd from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Up from Down Under

Three writers reflect on colonialism as Australia prepares to vote in a referendum for a republic. Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Snaps

By David Cunningham , read by Liam Brennan.
"Examine any photo in which I appear and you will be forgiven for assuming that I am a mad second cousin relegated to the sidelines... A young man contemplates his outside position in the family photograph album. Producer Julia Butt (R)


Unknown: David Cunningham
Read By: Liam Brennan.
Producer: Julia Butt

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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