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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints Parish Church, Rainford.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

In this week's programme Mark Tully considers all sorts of surprises.
Producer Beveriey McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beveriey McAinsh.

: The Living World

A Life of Slime. Lionel Kelleway follows the trail of some of our least-loved but most fascinating creatures. Slugs and snails may chew their way through herbaceous borders, but when they are not doing that, they are stabbing each other with love darts, mating in midair and even smelling of garlic. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: 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

Richard Baker speaks on behalf of a charity which cares for fishermen, their widows and their
Children. DONATIONS: Fishermen's Mission, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Lord Runcie introduces the last of four services from around the globe celebrating the Christian hope for God's coming in today's world.
The Coming of Christ- as Light Out of Darkness
Canon Michael Bourdeaux , director emeritus of the Keston Institute which was set up to monitor religious liberty, visits the Cathedral of the Assumption in Smolensk. He shares in the ancient liturgical traditions of orthodoxy with Metropolitan Kyrill.


Unknown: Canon Michael Bourdeaux

: 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

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is bestselling composer Michael Nyman , who reveals his music has been inspired by French high-speed trains and his passion for Queens Park Rangers. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 7 January 9am
A new Desert Island Discs collection. Classics in Paradise, is available now from all good record shops


Unknown: Michael Nyman
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games closes the series with a special millennial broadcast from
Greenwich theatre. Andy Hamilton joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair.
Musical accompaniment comes from Colin Sell. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell.

: The Food Programme

Dominic Prince examines the mysteries of shooting and cooking unusual game. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox


Unknown: James Cox

: Words and Music

Jeremy Sams presents the last of four programmes charting the evolution of some of the greatest works of musical theatre.
Cabaret. A look at how Christopher Isherwood 's stories about thirties Berlin were transformed into a hit musical.
Producer David Prest. Executive producer Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Producer: David Prest.
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members ofSt Margaret's Society and St Margaret's and District Gardeners' Association, Dover. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 22 December 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Digging Up a Garden

Monty Don visits the fabulous parterre at
Hampton Court - a monument to a unique style of gardening developed by William and Mary-and the grotto at Croome, part of the first complete landscape park, created by Lancelot
"Capability" Brown. As part of his detective work, Don asks why it is so important to recreate these recently rediscovered gardens. Producer Elaine walker

: Classic Serial: Cider with Rosie

Laurie Lee 's childhood in the Gloucestershire countryside inspired one of the century's best-loved autobiographies. In the second instalment of Nick Darke 's two-part dramatisation, young
Loll experiences his first taste of the adult world. with Jennifer Compton , Paul Currier , Lisa Kay , Briony Fforde ,
Daniel Clifford. Jed Blacklock , David Goodland, Bill Wallis. Paul Dodgson , June Barrie , Chris Grimes. Megan Melish , Laura Beckett. Luke Glastonbury-Cole , Buster Reece , Alex Smith , Leanne French and villagers of Slad and Rod borough
Music Paul Burgess. Directors Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe Repeated Christmas Day 9pm (R)


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Nick Darke
Unknown: Jennifer Compton
Unknown: Paul Currier
Unknown: Lisa Kay
Unknown: Briony Fforde
Unknown: Daniel Clifford.
Unknown: Jed Blacklock
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: Paul Dodgson
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Chris Grimes.
Unknown: Megan Melish
Unknown: Laura Beckett.
Unknown: Luke Glastonbury-Cole
Unknown: Buster Reece
Unknown: Alex Smith
Music: Paul Burgess.
Directors: Viv Beeby
Directors: Jeremy Howe
Laurie: Tim McLnnery
Young Loll: Sunny Leworthy
Mother: Nlamh Cusack
Rosie: Emily Parrish

: Open Book

David Stenhouse reports on world Christmas book Shopping trends. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Fine Lines

The last in the series in which Christopher Cook invites two leading contemporary poets who share some common ground to read their work and engage in conversation. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: West East West

Mark Tully explores how eastern thought might help solve western problems. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Tully

: Days That Shook the World

Historian Niall Ferguson explores the details of the most critical days of the 20th century.
Producer Chris Marshall. Rptd Wednesday 22 December 8.45pm


Unknown: Niall Ferguson
Producer: Chris Marshall.

: Pick of the Week

Michael Rosen presents his 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/radic4/potw


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Shula is going to be on the radio! Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel: page 33

: 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, W1A1AA
E-MAIL: room.for.improvement@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes and policy. 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.
Producer Charlie Taylor. PHONE: [number removed] for information (R)


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Analysis

Rites of Refuge. Frances Cairncross asks if it is time to focus on the skills and potential that new arrivals can offer, ratherthan stemming the flow Of refugees into this country. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines and the results of the Christmas Quiz. Including 10.45 Sketches from the House. In the last of a history of the art of parliamentary sketch writing. Nick Utechin reveals how Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain were portrayed, and how sketch writers saw Winston Churchill at times Of crisis. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Nick Utechin
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Bonnie Greer and her guests philosopher Dr John Polkinghorne and comedian Arnold Brown discuss favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: Dr John Polkinghorne
Unknown: Arnold Brown

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Cardinale Sins

Fraser Harrison remembers the era of the European
Sex goddesses. Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm


Unknown: Fraser Harrison

: The Late Story: Chosen for Christmas

Joss Ackland reads A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan ThomaS. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall (R)


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Dylan Thomas.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

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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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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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