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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist Church, Loughton, Essex.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

This week Mark Tully considers saints and sinners, and finds something of both in everyone. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Paul Heiney meets farmers Fiona and Jonathan Waterer in Devon. Jonathan could plough using horses by the age often and he learnt how to break and train horses in Canada. Their farm is dedicated to working with horses, but this is not a fancy stable - all the horses must literally pull their weight. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Jonathan Waterer
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

The Rt Rev and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, speaks on behalf of a charity which gives practical help to those in greatest need in Britain's poorest communities.
DONATIONS: The Shaftesbury Society, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, conducted by the Rev Derek Boden. With music by Pavane. Director of music Brian Hunter.


Unknown: Derek Boden.
Music: Brian Hunter.

: 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

: Desert Island Discs

In the first of a new series, Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Ralph Fiennes, star of the new film version of "Onegin".

(Repeated Friday 9am)
(A new Desert Island Discs collection "Classics in Paradise" is available now from record shops)
(Programme of the Week: page 139)


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Ralph Fiennes
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Quote ... Unquote

PM JoiningNigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Martin Jarvis ,
Celia Haddon , Sue Limb and Matthew Engel. Reader Patricia Hughes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Celia Haddon
Reader: Matthew Engel.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.

: The Food Programme

This week Derek Cooper investigates food festivals and the best coffee in the world. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sound Barrier: 4: Organs Are for Train Spotters

Michael White chairs debates on matters musical in which two protagonists armed with extracts and witness accounts argue an issue.

Professor John Deathridge says that the appeal of organs has been killed by their greatest fans - sartorially challenged, reclusive, adolescent males. Dame Gillian Weir leaps to the defence of what she regards as the king of instruments. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Professor John Deathridge
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions sent in by post. 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 concludes her account of the changes in British cooking this century. Pesto with Chips -1990 to 1999
The last programme in the series takes a look at the international eclecticism of the British palate. Producer Ian Willox


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ian Willox

: The Classic Serial: Grand Hotel

By Vicki Baum , dramatised in two parts by Malcolm McKee. 2: The baron schemes to replenish his fortune. The industrialist seeks distractions from the pressure of business and the clerk is determined to taste the decadent pleasures of Berlin. Staff at the hotel are very discreet.
Director Sue Wilson. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Vicki Baum
Unknown: Malcolm McKee.
Director: Sue Wilson.
The Baron: Steven Pacey
Preysing: David Bradley
Kringelein: Richard Derrington
Flammchen/Kitty: Teresa Gallagher
Dr Otternschlag/Zinnowitz: Christopher Scott
Senf/Waitz: Terry Molloy
Rohna/Gerstenkorn/Barber: Ian Brooker
Georgi: Richard Crunow

: Open Book

October 31st. David Stenhouse finds out if old government reports make good reading, as the Stationery Office publishes a series of government blue books for the general reader. Plus a modern retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, and Tony Robinson on writing history. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney anticipates a chilly Halloween with a clutch of supernatural poems from Walter de la Mare , Vernon Scannell and Charles Causley.
Readers Sean Barrett , Alice Arnold , Bill Wallis , Christian Rodska and Kerry Shale.
Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Walter de La Mare
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Readers: Charles Causley.
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Alice Arnold
Readers: Bill Wallis
Readers: Christian Rodska
Readers: Kerry Shale.
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: File on 4

Liz Carney reports on major issues. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Carney

: Outtakes - Stories from the Trim Bin

Rory Maclean reveals how he wasted ten years of his life working in the film industry. 3: Stars Are Bom. This week he meets Marlene Dietrich and through the lens discovers the nature of true
Stardom. Producer Nicola Banning. Rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich

: Pick of the Week

Wendy Austin 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


Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

There are fireworks at Grange Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel: page 40

: Room for Improvement

A new series in which Laurie Taylor and guests suggest ways to improve mind, body and soul through a variety of unusual activities.
Producer Chris Wilson. E-MAIL: room.for.improvement@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts the penultimate round of the cryptic quiz. This week Antonia Fraser and Brian J Ford of the Midlands take on the might of last year's champions, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead Of Wales. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Brian J Ford
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Peter Stead

: Law in Action

The programme that proves the law is notjust for lawyers. With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare discusses the diagnoses Of personality disorder. Producer Charlie Taylor PHONE: [number removed] for more information (R)


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Analysis

Plain Speaking. Frances Cairncross examines moral and political equivocation. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old
World 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

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

: The Late Story: Pilar

By Neil Donnelly , read by Pat Laffan. While teaching English, a writer meets a mysterious Spanish student who begins to haunt his life. Producer Roland Jaquarello (R)


Unknown: Neil Donnelly
Read By: Pat Laffan.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

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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.

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.

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