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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Olave's, east London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

In the Beginning. Eileen Campbell selects words and music to explore ourfascination with the beginning Of time and Creation. Producer Jane Jeffes. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Eileen Campbell
Producer: Jane Jeffes.

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill talks to farmer John Drew who grew up a labourer's son in the Worcestershire village of Little Whitley and now supplies tomatoes for Safeway and Sainsbury's.


Talks: Anna Hill
Unknown: John Drew

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Alex Brodie with religious and ethical news, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of a charity which gives free advice and support to parents with children who have special educational needs.
ProducerAnne Downing DONATIONS: IPSEA, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Hill Road

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Chapel of the Divine Word Missionaries, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Conducted by Father John McCullagh. Director of music FrLiamLawton.


Conducted By: Father John McCullagh.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presentsconversation about the big new stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is novelist Ian McEwan. A Booker Prize winner, he was once dubbed Ian "Macabre" because of the dark nature Of his Stories. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Ian McEwan.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Beijing comes to Britain - Derek Cooper on the country's first training school for Chinese
COOking. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: At Home with Healey

The last of three programmes in which Tim Healey and fellow musicians re-create the songs of the early Victorians and the stories behind them.
Odd Vibrations. Music is simple - whatever yields a note, from the seven-foot sonorous serpent to parsnip and watering can.
Producer Dilly Barlow. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Tim Healey
Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members and friends of the Willoughbridge
Garden Trust, Stoke-on-Trent. 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.

: Gardening Gurus

Monty Don in conversation with six of the country's leading gardeners. 2: Alam Bloom , now 93, has developed 170 new varieties and was the Originator Of island beds. Producer FelicityGoodall


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Alam Bloom

: The Classic Serial: The Handmaid's Tale Part 2

Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of 21st-century America is dramatised in three parts by John Dryden.
Offred is sent to a new household to begin her third posting as a handmaid - a state-controlled breeding machine.
Repeated Saturday 9pm


Writer: Margaret Atwood
Dramatist/Director: John Dryden.
Producer: Jane Quill
Offred: Marsha Dietlein
Serena Joy: Leslie Hendrix
Commander: Earl Hindman
Ofglen: Mireille Enos
Joseph: Dylan Chalfy
Janine: Emma Roberts
Mildred: Kristin Marks

: Open Book

David Stenhouse investigates the art of persuading a publ isher to take on your tome and he tal ks to John Lanchester about the challenge of living up to his acclaimed first book - The Debt to Pleasure
-With his new novel Mr Philips. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: John Lanchester
Unknown: Mr Philips.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry 2000

Fiona Shaw introduces the last of three anthologies of new poetry read by the poets themselves, including RS Thomas and Paul Durcan. Featuring a specially commissioned sequence, South, written and read by Ken Smith. Producers Tim Dee and Hilary Field. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Read By: Ken Smith.
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Hilary Field.

: The Bitter Pill

International Drugs Companies and the Poor. In the second of three programmes Isabel Hilton discovers an HIV/Aids epidemic of devastating proportions in the townships of South Africa. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Rough Magic

Four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor. 2: Wires. We grew up thinking that we were entering a fully wireless world. Why then are we more wired-up than ever before? Producer Tim Dee. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Steven Connor.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew introduces news and views live from Pretoria on the third day's play in the Fifth Test between South Africa and England.


Introduces: Jonathan Agnew

: Pick of the Week

David Aaronovitch presents his selection from the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Ian Gilvear. PHONE: [number removed]
FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Ian Gilvear.

: The Archers

Jennifer puts herfoot down. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 26


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests suggest ways to improve mind, body and soul.
Producers Chris Wilson and Rebecca Nicholson. WRITE TO: Room for Improvement, BBC Broadcasting House. London. W1A 1AA E-MAIL; room.for.improvement@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producers: Chris Wilson
Producers: Rebecca Nicholson.

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the last of four programmes about words and the way we speak. Crowning Glory. To keep warm there are beavers, Phrygians, fedoras and calpacs: words for articles you wear on the head to make a statement. Plus a look at German idioms used in English to express the Zeitgeist. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Measuring the Mind

In the second of two programmes Dr Raj Persaud examines how we measure intelligence.
The Personality Profile. Are you extrovert or stable? A look at the nature of personality and an assessment of personality testing. Producer Sally Flatman (R)


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Sally Flatman

: In Business

The Peters Principle. Tom Peters is still the best-known management guru in the world. He talks to Peter Day about work - past, present and future. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tom Peters

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsleywith next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Challenging
Britannia. Kate Mosse discusses what we must face in 2000. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsleywith
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty and her guests novelist and scriptwriter Frederic Raphael and social historian Amanda Vickery discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Scriptwriter: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Talking through Their Hats

Fourtalks by women writers on the subject of clothes. 2: Mary Schoeser tells how the discovery of an old suit that had belonged to her father led her back to her childhood and taught her how to look forward to the rest of her life. Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Colonel Clay -Master of Disguise

Martin Jarvis reads the last of four stories by Grant Allen. The Arrestof the Colonel. Surelythe mysterious colonel cannot finally be unmasked? Producer Martin Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Grant Allen.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

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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.

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