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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Enchantment. Peter Hobday explores the twin aspects of light and dark in this beguiling word. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Another episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


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

Terry Wogan speaks on behalf of a charity which makes an annual appeal for disadvantaged children.
DONATIONS: B[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Lord Runcie introduces the first of four services from around the globe, celebratingthe Christian hope for God's coming in today's world, and the challenge of Jesus 2000 years after his birth. The Coming of Christ - in Weakness.
The Rev DrTony Campolo, one of President
Clinton's spiritual advisors, preaches at Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington DC. Led by Pastor Wallace Charles Smith.


Unknown: Wallace Charles Smith.

: Letter from America

By AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: 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

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is actor Warren Mitchell. See the choice on page 144. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am
A new Desert Island Discs collection, Classics in Paradise, is available now from all good record shops


Unknown: Warren Mitchell.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games comes this week from the new Milton Keynes theatre. With panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor , Phill Jupitus , Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Musical accompaniment by Colin Sell. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell.

: The Food Programme

Can you eat well in a pub? Derek Cooper finds out. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: Words and Music

Jeremy Sams presents a new series of four programmes which looks at the way books and plays are transformed into operas, musicals and then even into musical films. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Producer: David Prest

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from the East Ridingof Yorkshire. 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.

: John Cushnie Gets Down to Earth

John Cushnie comes to the rescue of three West
Midlands families who want theirgardens transformed. In the process they learn the basics Of gardening. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: John Cushnie
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Aeneid: 1

Ralph Fiennes and Sir Derek Jacobi star in Virgil's epic poem, translated by C. Day Lewis and adapted in two parts by Tom Holland.
The city of Troy has been destroyed by the Greeks, and Prince Aeneas is forced to seek a new land and a new destiny, as foretold by the Gods. His adventures take him to Carthage, where he falls in love with Queen Dido. but their happiness soon comes to a tragic end. with Sean Barrett , Bill Wallis , Alice Arnold and Andrew Sachs Music Mia Soteriou. Producers Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe Repeated Saturday 9m


Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Unknown: Sir Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Tom Holland.
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Jeremy Howe
Aeneas: Ralph Rennes
The narrator: Derek Jacobi
Oueen Dido: Gina McKee
Venus: Diana Quick
The Sibyl: Anna Massey

: Open Book

David Stenhouse discusses the life, writing and changing literary fortunes of author
Elizabeth Gaskell , in light of a new BBC1 adaptation of her novel Wives and Daughters.
Producer Lawrence Pollard. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Producer: Lawrence Pollard.

: Fine Lines

Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook , whose guests Penelope Shuttle and Vicki Feaver discuss the influence of mythology, motherhood and domesticity - and how those themes have shaped their work. Shuttle has been a published poet since her twenties and her provocative work draws on her experience as a mother and the Cornish countryside where she lives with her poet-husband Peter Redgrove. Feaver did not start writing poetry until her four children were at school, but she quickly established herself as a confident and individual voice.
Producer Lindsay Leonard. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Penelope Shuttle
Unknown: Vicki Feaver
Unknown: Peter Redgrove.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: File on 4

With Gerry Northam. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam.

: Put Asunder

Michael Rosen presents fourtalks on the process of divorce and its aftermath. 3: Meltdown. The point of departure - lawyers pick up the scent. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew reports live from Johannesburg on the fourth day's play of the First Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Francine Stock.
Producer Julian Mayers. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Francine Stock.
Producer: Julian Mayers.

: The Archers

A surprise for Brian and Jennifer. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel: page 42

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests suggest ways to improve mind, body and soul.
Producer Chris Wilson. WRITE TO: Room for Improvement, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson.

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare discusses the effects the ageing process has on the mind. ProducerCharlie Taylor
PHONE: [number removed]44 for more information (R)


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: Analysis

Paul Wallace asks how our politics, values and behaviourwill change as Britain's population ages. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paul Wallace

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Sketches from the House. Nick Utechin presents a four-part history of the art of parliamentary sketch writing. 1: The first decade ofthe 20th century. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Nick Utechin
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Bel Mooney is joined by John Sergeant and Hunter Davies to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Hunter Davies

: News

: Odd Obits

Presented by Robert Robinson.
Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm


Presented By: Robert Robinson.

: The Late Story: Poetic Justice

By Joe Hollins , read by Nigel Anthony. John's wife loved ornamental fish while he enjoyed gardening. So when the water board wanted to tunnel under their new fish pond, he was understandably angry and jUSt a little worried. Producer Liz Taylor (R)


Unknown: Joe Hollins
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
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.

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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