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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin's. Eynsford, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Tellers of Tales. Writer and storyteller Shah Husain asks why the weaving of stories is such a crucial part of human experience, why we have such a thirst for them, and why it is that we never grow
OUt Of them. Producer Tamsin Collison. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Shah Husain
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: On Your Farm

Richard Uridge presents another topical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Tony Robinson speaks on behalf of a charity which supports the self-help initiatives of disabled people in developing countries. Producer Anne Downing DONATIONS: Action on Disability and Development,[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.

: 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 guest is biographer Michael Holroyd. As a boy, he sought refuge from an unhappy home in Maidenhead Public Library, where he discovered the attraction of "stepping from my own life into other people's". He has since devoted seven years to writing the life of Augustus John and 17 to the biography of George Bernard Shaw. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.
Unknown: Augustus John
Unknown: George Bernard
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Britannia Royal
Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, by Clement Freud , Linda Smith , Simon Williams and Julian Clary for radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Julian Clary

: The Food Programme

As organic food becomes just another commodity, the question of quality has risen to the top of the organic movement agenda - how you measure it, and how it is maintained when producing food on a large scale. Sheila Dillon investigates. Producer Rebecca Moore. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: 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. 4: Jocelyn Pook 's credits include the Golden Globe-nominated score for Eyes Wide
Shut. She compares the act of writing for dance and film with the experiences of Jonathan Dove , whose music has been heard in the Millennium Dome and at Glyndebourne Opera. Producer Alan Hall. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Jocelyn Pook
Unknown: Jonathan Dove
Unknown: Glyndebourne Opera.
Producer: Alan Hall.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by members of the Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer TrevorTaylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Free Spirits

Five programmes for people who are at last free to do what they have always wanted to do.
1: Edward Enfield plans a visit to Poland, the Waspes borrow theirdaughter's backpack and see the world, there is talk of three men in a pub with harmonicas, and there is a trip in a snoozemobile.
Producers Nicola Banning and Lucy Willmore (R)

: The Classic Serial: Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

By Frances Sheridan, adapted in two parts by Louise Page.
2: Tricked by her husband's conniving mistress into meeting her former fiance, Sidney has been banished from her home and children. Will anyone accept her now?
Other parts played by members of the cast
Director Marion Nancarrow.
Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Frances Sheridan
Unknown: Louise Page
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Sidney: Emilia Fox
Lady Bidulph: Joanna David
George Bidulph: Jeremy Swift
Miss Burchell: Elizabeth Mansfield
Orlando Faulkland: Simon Treves
Mr Arnold: Dominic Rickhards
Lady Vine: Margot Leicester
Ned Warner: Gerard McDermott
Young Orlando: Luke Crlsford

: Open Book

Nick Revell finds out what's happening in the world of books. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney and readers Douglas Hodge ,
Patricia Brake and Brian Gear deliver a mixed bag ofyourfavourite poems, from Thomas Hardyto Simon Armitage. Featuring the winners of the national Speak a Poem competition. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Douglas Hodge
Readers: Patricia Brake
Readers: Brian Gear
Unknown: Thomas Hardyto
Unknown: Simon Armitage.
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: File on 4

With Liz Carney. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Carney.

: Notes from an Exhibition

Three writers curate their dream exhibition or build a museum that could not exist and write an imaginary guide that takes listeners round the show. 2: Kevin Jackson leads a guided tour of Library of Lost Books which contains all the great literature which has not come down to us.
Producer Matthew Dodd. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Producer: Matthew Dodd.

: Pick of the Week

Diana Madill presents her selection from the past week On BBC radio. Producer Bob Carter PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk. WEBSiTE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Joe considers the past and the future. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap and Flannel: page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Twenty Twenty

Stuart Maconie hosts an entertaining discussion looking at what effect the big stories of today will have on all ourtomorrows. And how is now different from the future we were told to expect? Producer Andrea Davidson


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Producer: Andrea Davidson

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Little and Large

Kerry Lawrence and Tina Little have very different body shapes: one is anorexic, the other overeats. Through the Eating Disorders Club they have become pen friends. Kim Normanton joins them for a rare weekend together. Producer Tessa Watt (R)


Unknown: Kerry Lawrence
Unknown: Tina Little
Unknown: Kim Normanton
Producer: Tessa Watt

: In Business

Keep It Complex. Peter Day looks at companies that are trying to apply the new science of chaos and complexity to their businesses. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including at 10.45 There Should Be a Law against It. Max Cotton reports on an attempt by a backbench MP to protect the green belt. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: On Assignment with Maggie O'Kane

Maggie 0' Kane gives the inside story of her encounters with violence in Kosovo, East Timor and Chechnya. 1: Suva Reka. Rptd from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: A Letter from Home

By Helen Fallon , read by Abi Eniola. While her husband is studying at university in Ireland,
Khadiata is lonely and misses her African home. Producer Myrtle Johnston (R)


Unknown: Helen Fallon
Read By: Abi Eniola.
Producer: Myrtle Johnston

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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