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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist Church, Weston-super-Mare.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Good Companions. Peter Hobday considers what makes a good companion and asks why companionship so often outlives love. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

On the Trail of the Fox. Sleek and graceful, with a coat like burnished copper, the fox has been the curse of farmers for aeons. Lionel Kelleway examines the life of this animal with the wicked reputation. Yet there are those who cannot help but admire this beautiful, cunning creature. Producer Elizabeth Kelly


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Elizabeth Kelly

: 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

This morning Desmond Wilcox speaks on behalf of the only national charity in the country to fund hearing research.
DONATIONS: Defeating Deafness.[address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Lord Runcie introduces the second of four Advent services from around the globe, celebrating the . Christian hope for God's coming in today's world.
The Coming of Christ - as Challenging Word
Father Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ celebrates mass at El Despertar, a poor parish in the city of San Salvador, commemorating Archbishop Oscar Romero and the Christian martyrs of El Salvador who have died fortheirfaith in a gospel of liberation. Music from the Salvadoran Mass.


Introduces: Lord Runcie
Unknown: Father Michael Campbell-Johnston
Unknown: Oscar Romero
Unknown: El Salvador

: 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 Sir Richard Sykes , chairman of Glaxo Wellcome. He describes how the boardroom lured him away from the laboratory, where he was working as a research scientist, and how he came to mastermind one of the most audacious takeovers in the City, as well as choosing his eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Angle Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am
A new Desert Island Discs collection, Classics in Parade. is available now from all good record shops


Unknown: Sir Richard Sykes

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

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


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

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper discovers the best food books of the century. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: Words and Music: 2: Oliver!

Jeremy Sams presents a series charting the evolution of some of the greatest works of musical theatre. Sams is joined by guests Shani Wallis and Ron Moody to find out how Dickens's Oliver Twist became a hit musical.


Presenter: Jeremy Sams
Guest: Shani Wallis
Guest: Ron Moody
Producer: David Prest

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
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 their gardens transformed. I the process they learn the basics Of gardening. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: John Cushnie
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Aeneid

Ralph Fiennes and Derek Jacobi star in a two-part dramatisation of Virgil's epic poem, translated by C Day Lewis. Adapted by Tom Holland. 2: After many trials and tribulations, Trojan prince Aeneas and his men are guided by the Gods to the west coast of Italy. Soon war breaks out with local rivals, and Aeneas mustfightto the death to fulfil his destiny. with Sean Barrett. Bill Wallis , Joshua Boyden. Christian Rodska. Val Lorraine and Rupert Ward Lewis. Music Mia Soteriou
Producers Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Adapted By: Tom Holland.
Unknown: Sean Barrett.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Joshua Boyden.
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Unknown: Val Lorraine
Unknown: Rupert Ward Lewis.
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Jeremy Howe.
Aeneas: Ralph Fiennes
The narrator: Derek Jacobi
The Sybil: Anna Massey
Anchises: Andrew Sachs
Juno: Eleanor Bran
Jupiter: Philip Madoc
Turnus: Tim McLnnery

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers are joined by author Julian Barnes to discuss his prize-winning novel Flaubert's Parrot.
Repeated Friday 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Julian Barnes
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Fine Lines

Irish poets Brendan Kennelly and Katie Donovan join Christopher Cook for a special programme from Dublin in which they discuss how their work has been influenced by their relationship with the city. Producer Lindsay Leonard. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brendan Kennelly
Unknown: Katie Donovan
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: The Rail Sale

Dennis Sewell examines the politics of the decision to privatise the railways. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: Put Asunder

Michael Rosen presents the last of fourtalks on the process of divorce and its aftermath, drawing on his own experience and eyewitness accounts from estate agents, grandparents, lawyers and counsellors. The Broken Glass. Accepting the loss of the ideal and, hopefully, moving on. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Pick of the Week

Eddie Mair presents his selection from the past weekon BBC radio. Producer Bob Carter PHONE: [number removed]400. FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Will Jack Strip naked? Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel: page 42


Unknown: Jack Strip

: 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

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: All in the Mind

Do rehabilitation centres really work? Professor Anthony Clare looks at the best ways of treating addiction. Producer Charlie Taylor
PHONE: [number removed]44 for more information


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Analysis

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown argues that we need to define a new multiethnic national identity that earns the allegiance Of all. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Sketches from the House. NickUtechin presents a history of the art of parliamentary sketch writing. 2: How Commons sketch writers reported on Asquith, Balfour and the coming of the First World War. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Bel Mooney is joined by novelist Nicola Davies and journalist Max Jarrett to discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: Max Jarrett

: News

: Odd Obits

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: The House Sitter

Collin Johnson reads her story, which takes a wry and satirical look at the impact wealth can have on One's friends. Producer Andy Jordan


Unknown: Collin Johnson
Producer: Andy Jordan

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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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