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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's, Dunster.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Breaking Away. Denis Tuohy explores the lure of the promised land versus the pull of home forthis Mothering Sunday. With music by Chuck Berry and Joseph Haydn and words by Vikram Seth and Charles Dickens. Producer Jane Jeffes. Rptdatll.30pm


Unknown: Denis Tuohy
Music By: Chuck Berry
Music By: Joseph Haydn
Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Producer: Jane Jeffes.

: 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

John Sergeant speaks on behalf of a charity which helps prevent blindness and restores sight to people in the UK and in the developing world. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: British Council for Prevention of Blindness, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Love and the Longing. A service for Mothering Sunday from St Martin in the Fields, London, led by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley . With Professor Frances Young. Director of music Paul Stubbings.


Unknown: Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Unknown: Frances Young.
Music: Paul Stubbings.

: 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. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Harold Evans.
One of the great campaigning journalists, as editor of The Northern Echo in the 1960s he argued the case for cervical smeartests. At The Sunday Times he highlighted the problems of the thalidomide children. When Rupert Murdoch bought The Times, he was given the job of editor and then sacked. Producer Angie Nehring.
Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Harold Evans
Unknown: Rupert Murdoch
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

Simon Parkes reports on how farmers and fishermen are rebuilding their communities and their livelihoods in Orissa, India, in the aftermath of last year's hurricane and floods.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Heavenly Harmony

The Romantics and the 20th Century. Concluding herthree-part series, Jane Hanson explores the connections between literature, nuclear physics and the music of the spheres -the ancient belief that the motion of the planets produces sounds which have a direct influence on our music. Producer Radek Boschetty. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Jane Hanson
Producer: Radek Boschetty.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from Warwickshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Imperial Gardens

Garden historian Caroline Holmes continues her three-part tour offamous gardens built by former empires. 2: The Moorish Gardens of the Alhambra, Spain. The Islamic rulers of medieval Spain introduced sensuous gardens which were imbued with great spiritual significance. Their intricate designs were far ahead of the rest of Europe. Wafting fragrances, waterfeatures and patios are just some of the ideas we have inherited from them. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Classic Serial: To the Lighthouse

The conclusion of Virginia Woolf's novel, dramatised in two parts by Eileen Atkins. Ten years on, the Ramsay family makes a second visit to Scotland. There are poignant memories of those who have died in the intervening years. As Lily Briscoe watches on the shore, the promised visit to the lighthouse is finally achieved.
Director Cherry Cookson. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Eileen Atkins.
Unknown: Lily Briscoe
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Mrs Ramsay: Vanessa Redgrave
Mr Ramsay: John Wood
Lily: Juliet Stevenson
William: Edward Petherbridge
Charles: Robert Glenister
Minta: Jane Whittenshaw
Cam: Alison Pettitt
Mr Carmichael: Gavin Muir
Paul: Tom George
Andrew: David Thorpe
Young James: George Allonby
Older James: Peter England

: Bookclub

James Naughtie with a special edition recorded at the Politics and Prose book shop in Washington DC. Author Charles Frazier discusses his bestseller Cold Mountain. Rptd Friday 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Charles Frazier
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

Juliet Stevenson and Paul McGannjoin Frank
Delaney to read a selection of listeners' requests for Mothering Sunday. And novelist and poet Helen Dunmore introduces some of her own poems on being a mother and a daughter. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Paul McGannjoin Frank
Introduces: Helen Dunmore
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: File on 4

With Allan Urry. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry.

: Letters from the Morning of the World

Composer Robert Walker describes life on the Indonesian island of Bali, to which he emigrated in 1992, settling in the village of Karangasem. 3: Bribes and Busybodies. Walker meets the immigration official who reckons a new visa is worth the cost of an airfare.
Producer Andrew Green. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Robert Walker
Producer: Andrew Green.

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay presents her 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: Liz Barclay
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Archers

Wayne is stalled on the runway. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 35


Unknown: Alison Graham

: A Body of Literature

The last of four programmes examining some of fiction's best-known characters. La Dame aux
Cameras Alexander Dumas. A look at tuberculosis in literature. Susan Jeffreys is joined by Professors David Coward and Elizabeth Wilson , and by chest consultant John Moore-Gillon , to examine literature's most famous consumptive. Producer Francesca Plowright


Unknown: Alexander Dumas.
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: David Coward
Unknown: Elizabeth Wilson
Unknown: John Moore-Gillon
Producer: Francesca Plowright

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we Speak. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Booze

Being drunk is often treated as a bit of a laugh. In the first of two programmes about alcohol, Wendy Robbins wonders whetherthejoke is wearing thin. Producer Charles Sigler (R)


Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Analysis

The Year Zero. A new constitution, newtechnology, the new global economy- British politicians seem in love with change. But isthere anything really new going on? With Melanie Phillips. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Melanie Phillips.

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Kebabbed: the Story of the Political Interview Ian Hargreaves looks at how political interviewing has changed. Editor John Evans


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

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty and guests discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Lent Talks

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: A Day at the Cemetery

By Steve Tilley , read by Tom George. A cemetery is thrown into chaos when the grave digger is stung by a wasp during a funeral. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)


Unknown: Steve Tilley
Read By: Tom George.
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.

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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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