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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Prescot, Merseyside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Madness. Denis Tuohy explores our understanding and experience of madness in words and music. Producer Jane Jeffes. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Denis Tuohy
Producer: Jane Jeffes.

: The Living World: Toads

Now is the season when toads make for their breeding grounds. Many perish en route, but for those who succeed, a mating frenzy awaits. Lionel Kelleway explores the natural and unnatural history of the toad.


Presenter: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Mary Colwell

: 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

Tom Conti speaks on behalf of a charity which works with local organisations in developing countries to improve the life of wheelchair users. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Motivation, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Tom Conti
Producer: Anne Downing

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Patrick's Parish Church, Coleraine, Co Londonderry, conducted by Archdeacon Kenneth Clarke. Producer Bert Tosh


Conducted By: Archdeacon Kenneth Clarke.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: Letter from America

By AliStair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Jeremy Vine presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest this week is artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble , who says he learnt a lot about theatre from watching his father, an undertaker, conduct funeral services. A stage play, he claims, whether Shakespeare or Chekhov, should not simply be good entertainment but should make people ponder on life itself. See Friday's radio choice on page 134. Producer Angie Nehring. Rptd Friday 9am


Unknown: Adrian Noble
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees hosts a panel game about quotations with Samantha Bond , Patrick Barlow , Roger McGough and Peter Kellner. Reader Patricia Hughes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Roger McGough
Reader: Peter Kellner.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.

: The Food Programme

The world is warming up and sea levels are rising. Andrew Jefford investigates the implications for what we grow and eat in the UK and in the rest of the world. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Heavenly Harmony

Musicians from antiquity to the Baroque believed that the motion of the planets produced sounds which had a direct relationship to music-making on Earth. Jane Hanson continues herthree-part exploration of this long-lived and fertile concept with historians of music and science. 2: The Renaissance and the Baroque.
Producer Radek Boschetty. Repeated Saturday llpm


Producer: Radek Boschetty.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Live from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford. With
Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew ,
Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and chairman Eric RobSOn. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Imperial Gardens

Garden historian Caroline Holmes takes a three-part look at how former empires have transplanted theirgarden designs to the countries they ruled. 1: The Roman Gardens at Fishbourne Palace,
England. The Romans introduced the concept of pleasure gardens to Britain, bringing plants and new ways Of using the land. Producer MuktiJain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Muktijain Campion

: Classic Serial: To the Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf , dramatised in two parts by Eileen Atkins. The story of the Ramsay family holidaying in Scotland before the First World War is dominated by Woolf's portrait of the beautiful Mrs Ramsay. 1: The expedition to a nearby lighthouse is a symbolic and emotional journey.
DirectorCherryCookson. Repeated Saturday 9pm
Eileen Atkins on Virginia Woolf, page 31


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Eileen Atkins.
Unknown: Mrs Ramsay.
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Mrs Ramsay: Vanessa Redgrave
Mr Ramsay: John Wood
Lily: Juliet Stevenson
William: Edward Petherbridge
Charles: Robert Glenister
Minta/Mildred/Rose/Mrs: Bast Janewhittenshaw
Cam/Prue/Nancy: Alison Pettitt
Mrs Mcnab: Elizabeth Bell
MrCarmichael/McAllister: Gavin Muir
Paul/Jasper/George: Tom George
Nancy/Mary: Gemma Saunders
Andrew: David Thorpe
Young James: George Allonby
Older James: Peter England

: Open Book

Nick Revell on what's happening in the world of books and Helen Lederer reviewing the pick of the paperbacks. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poems on the theme Of parting. Producer Viv Beeby. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: File on 4

With Liz Carney. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Carney.

: Letters from the Morning of the World: 2: Gongs Galore

Composer Robert Walker describes life on the Indonesian island of Bali, to which he emigrated in 1992, settling in the village of Karangasem.

Walker is eager to join the gong players in the village, but he soon declares himself hopeless in the face of the staggering virtuosity of the native performers.
(Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm)


Speaker: Robert Walker
Producer: Andrew Green

: Pick of the Week

Peter Donaldson presents his selection from the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Archers

Elizabeth wants her finger in the pie. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Soap and Rannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: A Body of Literature

An examination of some offiction's best-known characters and attempting a new literary diagnosis oftheirconditions. 3: DrJekyll. Susan Jeffreys is joined by author Andrew O'Hagan. JenniCalder of the National Museums of Scotland and Marjorie Wallace from Sane to reassess Stevenson's most infamous character, and Dr Graham Easton reports on the history of schizophrenia and multi-personal ity disorder. Producer Francesca Plowright


Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan.
Unknown: Marjorie Wallace
Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Francesca Plowright

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

With Michael Rosen. Rptdfrom Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Frontiers

The Genius Within. Do we all possess untapped superhuman talent? Extraordinary artistic abilities exhibited by autistic savants could lie within us all. Peter Evans examines the latest research. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Analysis

Heritage Revisited. The traditional concept of national heritage is being revised by new initiatives to represent excluded groups. Lola Young asks if the past still provokes too much celebration and tOO little Scepticism. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lola Young

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines.
Including 10.45 Kebabbed: the Story of the Political Interview
Ian Hargreaves begins a four-part examination of how political interviewing has changed over the decades.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Lent Talks

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Opening Lines

The Significance of Ha/rwritten and read by Olivia Williams. A story about the fine line between love and obsession. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Read By: Olivia Williams.
Producer: Gemma 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.

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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