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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood: Rules of Life

Mark Tully examines the place of rules in our lives, from playing fields and classrooms to the monastic rules of St Francis and St Benedict.
Producer Beverley McAinsn. Repeated at 11.30pm


Presenter: Mark Tully

: On Your Farm

Another topical episode of the farming programme.


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.


Presenter: Roger Boiton
Series Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Christopher Timothy speaks on behalf of a charity which works in underpriviteged countries to prevent suffering and hunger by improving animal welfare and husbandry. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: VETAID [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Speaker: Christopher Timothy

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Marks of Christianity. Canon Martin Shaw explores the basic elements of what it means to be a Christian. With the choir of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, directed by James Thomas. Organist Michael Bawtree .


Unknown: Canon Martin Shaw
Directed By: James Thomas.
Organist: Michael Bawtree

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators. Repeated from Friday


Speaker: 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

Omnibus edition

: Desert Island Discs: Peter Melchett

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Peter Melchett. As executive director of Greenpeace, he has recently hit the headlines for his active opposition to genetically modified crops. See the choice on page 124. Repeated Friday 9am.


Castaway: Peter Melchett
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Radio Theatre, London, by Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Maria McErlane and Stephen Fry for radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Stephen Fry

: The Food Programme

Ian Wisniewski explores the pros and cons of selling food over the net.
Producer Min Raisman. Repeated tomorrow 4pm

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Stephanie Hughes Takes Notes

Stephanie Hughes presents a six-part series exploring the mysteries and mechanics of writing music.
1: Anthony Payne. who made a performing version of Edgar's third symphony from the composer's sketches, compares notes with television and film composer Christopher Gunning. ProducerAlan Hall. Repeated Saturday llpm
Brian Kay on the inside story of composing music: page 41


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Christopher Gunning.
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Gardeners Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Fiowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests ofTameside
Metropolitan Borough Council. Manchester. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer TrevorTay!or. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Gardening Gurus

Monty Don in conversation with some of the country's leading gardeners.
4: This week Beth Chatto, who has transformed an inhospitable East Anglian field into a garden which attracts thousands of visitors a year. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Monty Don

: The Classic Serial: The Picture of Dorian Gray: Part 1

Oscar Wilde's famous novel is dramatised in two parts by Nick McCarty.
"If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old... I would give my soul for that." The story of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who, Faust-like, makes a foolish wish - the granting of which destroys him.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Dramatised by: Nick McCarty
Music composed and played by: David Chitton
Piano: Simon Morecroft
Director: Gordon House
Dorian Gray: Jamie Glover
Lord Henry Wotton: Ian McDiarmid
Basil Hallward: Steven Pacey
Sybil Vane: Tilly Gaunt
Mrs Vane: Elizabeth Mansfie!d
Jim Vane: Harry Myers
Lord Fermor: Brett Usher
Aunt Agatha: Mary Wimbush
Theatre Manager: Gavin Muir
Lady Henry Wotton: Elizabeth Bell
Lady Narborough: Tessa Worsley
Francis: Tom George

: Open Book

James Naughtie and a group of readers are joined by author Isabel Allende to discuss her famous novel The House OffDe Spirits. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney talks to anthology editors Christopher Ricks and Jo Shapcott and introduces listeners' requests for favourite poems from the volume they have compiled. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Editors: Christopher Ricks
Editors: Jo Shapcott
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe reveals disturbing evidence of brutality by staff in some of Britain's prisons. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe

: Rough Magic

The last of four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor.
Sweets. All magical objects are objects out of time. Sweets are intensely anachronistic and always belong to our past. Why and how do they hold time up? Producer Tim Dee. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Steven Connor.

: Pick of the Week

Jenni Murray presents her selection from the past week on BBC radio, Producer Ian Gib/ear PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
E-MAtL: potw@bbc.co.uk. WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Archers

Sid gets Kathy mobile. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Alison Graham's Soap and Flannel: page 28

: Twenty Twenty

Stuart Maconie hosts an entertaining, intelligent discussion looking at what effect the big stories of today will have on all our tomorrows. How is now different from the future we were told to expect? And what will it really be like in the future?


Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Producer: Andrea Davidson

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton . Repeated from Friday


Presenter: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday

: Beyond Bedlam

Raj Persaud introduces another programme from the Bethlem Royal hospital in Kent which explore the realities and myths of life on three psychiatric wards. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Raj Persaud

: In Business

Making Scents. Peter Day explores the smells industry - flavours and fragrances and how they influence our lives. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines, including 10.45 There Should Be a Law against it. Max Cotton reports on an attempt by a backbench MP to improve conditions for Britain's 600 million chickens. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Max Cotton
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6 05am

: News

: Talking through Their Hats

The last of four talks by women writers on the subject of clothes. Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Loose Head

By Tommy Frank O'Connor, read by Frank McCusker. A young, macho rugby player finds himself being drawn to a painting and a painter. (R)


Author: Tommy Frank O'Connor.
Reader: Frank McCusker.
Producer: Pam Brighton

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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.

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