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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Margaret's, Westminster.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Opportunity Knocks. We all encounter a range of opportunities for doing both good and evil in our lives. it is up to us to decide what we make of them. This week Shah Husain looks at the ups and downs of opportunity, opportunism and opportunists. Producer Tamsin Collison. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Shah Husain
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: On Your Farm

Another topical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


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. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jenni Murray speaks on behalf of a charity which seeks to provide advice, advocacy, support and education to enhance understanding of adoption. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Sirenian Singers, winners of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod Choir of the World competition, join the congregation of All Saints
Church, Gresford, nearWrexham. Led bythe Rev David Griffiths. Preacher Rev Philip Crowe. Director of music Jean Stanley Jones.


Unknown: David Griffiths.
Unknown: Rev Philip Crowe.
Music: Jean Stanley Jones.

: 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 this week is actress Sheila Hancock. A household name in the 1960s in the The Rag Trade, she has starred in a range of productions, from Carry On films to Chekhov. She has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has sung in West End musicals and directed at the National. Twelve years ago she developed cancer, an experience which naturally made her reassess her life.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Sheila Hancock.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

In the last of the current series, Nicholas Parsons isjoined at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, byClement Freud, Linda Smith ,
Simon Williams and Julian Claryfor radio's most deviOUS panel game. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Julian Claryfor

: The Food Programme

People in Britain are increasingly obsessed with food and with being thin, while the number of overweight people increases every year. At the same time fewer of us eat together, and hardly any of us cook. Sarah Parker documents these contradictions in a programme which mixes fly-on-the-wall recordings with the diaries of a teenager. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sarah Parker
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: 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. 5:
David Arnold, the man behind the music forthe latest Bond film, talks with Colin Matthews, associate composer of the London Symphony Orchestra and occasional ghost composer of film scores.
Producer Alan Hall. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Producer: Alan Hall.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by members of the Holton Village Hall Committee. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Free Spirits

Six programmes for people who are at last free to do what they have always wanted to do. Presented by Edward Enfield. 2: Pat Ashcroft recalls the details of her slow ride to Oxford; Edward learns the best way to maintain a long-distance bicycle; and Frank Goodman goes flying with the birds. Producers Nicola Banning and LucyWillmore (R)


Unknown: Pat Ashcroft
Unknown: Frank Goodman

: Classic Serial: East of Eden

By John Steinbeck , dramatised in three parts by Shaun McKenna. 1: Adam Trask thinks he can escape the painful memories of life in the army when he discovers the beautiful Cathy Ames on his Connecticut farm. But this is only the beginning ofastory of sibling rivalry, love, adultery and revenge which will span two generations.
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated Saturday 9pm Programme of the week: page 115


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Shaun McKenna.
Unknown: Adam Trask
Unknown: Cathy Ames
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Adam: Henry Goodman
Sam: Tony Doyle
Steinbeck: William Roberts
Cathy: Lorelei King
Lee: David Yip
Charles: William Hope
Cyrus: Bob Sherman
Edwards: Stuart Milligan
Young Adam: Walter Lewis
Young Charles: Zohren Weiss
Doctor: Peter Marinker

: Open Book

Nick Revell finds out what's happening in the world of books and Carol Shields reveals her enduring passion for Laura Ingalls Wilder 's Little House on the Prairie.
Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Carol Shields
Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces listeners' requests for poems about marri age - from the first flush of romance to the final parting. Readers
Douglas Hodge , Kerry Shale , Patricia Brake and Brian Gear. Producer VivBeeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Readers: Douglas Hodge
Readers: Kerry Shale
Readers: Brian Gear.

: File on 4

With Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe.

: Notes from an Exhibition

In the last of three programmes, Elizabeth McKeller visits a theme park of a capital city that was never built - Sir Christopher Wren 's reconstruction plan afterthe Great Fire of London in 1666. Producer Matthew Dodd. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Elizabeth McKeller
Unknown: Sir Christopher Wren
Producer: Matthew Dodd.

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor 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. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Jennifer is in a state about Kate. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 36 Roland White's Radio Review: page 51


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.

: In Excess

Love and Jealousy. In the first of two programmes Dr Gillian Rice explores the pathologies of love and jealousy. Can love lead to madness? Producer Julian Hector (R)


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Julian Hector

: In Business

In Germany. Peter Day asks if German industry can remain the powerhouse of Europe's economy. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Meet the Mayors.
Dinah Lammiman meets mayors from across the United States to discover what they believe to be the keys to success for elected mayors in the UK. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
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

With Maggie O'Kane. Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm


Unknown: Maggie O'Kane.

: The Late Story: The Gentleman Almadeo-Almadine

By Daemienne Sheehan, read by Amanda Root. A mother takes her daughter on a pilgrimage to meet an unlikely relative in this romantic ghost Story set in Canada. (R)


Writer: Daemienne Sheehan
Reader: Amanda Root
Producer: Melanie Harris

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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.

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.

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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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