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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints Church, Daresbury, Cheshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Rememberthe Signs. Mark Tully considers the language of signs and portents. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Easter Vigil

From Magdalen College, Oxford. The Liturgy of Easter begins with the lighting of the paschal candle and the singing of the Exsultet, together with psalms and readings meditating on the mighty acts of God. Led bythe Dean of Divinity, the Rev Dr Michael Piret. With the college choir directed by Anthony Froggatt.


Unknown: Dr Michael Piret.
Directed By: Anthony Froggatt.

: 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 Peel speaks on behalf of a charity which helps people to stop smoking. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: QUIT. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Easter Sunday Worship

The celebration of Easter at Magdalen College,
Oxford, continues with the Liturgy of the Eucharist and the renewal of baptismal vows. Missa Festiva (Gretchaninov); Easter (
Vaughan Williams , from Five Mystical Songs); Romans 6, w3-11; Mark 16, wl-8; The Strife Is O'er-
Thine Be the Glory. Celebrant the Rev Dr Michael Piret. Director of music Anthony Froggatt. Organ scholar Steven Grahl.


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Dr Michael Piret.
Music: Anthony Froggatt.
Unknown: Steven Grahl.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents news and 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 castaway this week is American Leonard Slatkin who is about to take on the mantle of chief conductor of the BBC Symphony
Orchestra. Renowned for his championing of both American and British composers, his aim has always been to demystify music of all kinds. Producer Angie Nehring Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Henry Goodman ,
Jo Brand , Andrew Marr and John Sergeant. Reader Patricia Hughes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Reader: John Sergeant.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the flourishing food culture of County Cork in Ireland and asks whether Irish officialdom is helping or hindering the players involved.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore
Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Musical Dynasties

The last of the series in which Jane Glover explores the legacy of the founders of great musical dynasties. The playing of Jack Brymer is legendary, and his influence on generations of clarinettists will continue well into the future.
Glovertalks to clarinettists David Campbell and Pamela Weston and to Brymer himself about the dynasty he heads.
Producer Paul Evans. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Jack Brymer
Clarinettists: David Campbell
Clarinettists: Pamela Weston
Producer: Paul Evans.

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special Easter edition of the programme from the Algarve. Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions and discover the secret Portugal the holidaymakers never see. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Classic Serial: Cousin Bette, the Poor Relation: 3: The Price of Love

The conclusion of James Friel's three-part dramatisation of the novel by Honore de Balzac.
Adeline makes a last bid to save her family's honour; Bette loses her chance to marry into money; death claims both sinners and the saintly; and virtue, it seems, has no reward.
Repeated Saturday 9pm


Author: Honore de Balzac
Dramatised by: James Friel
Music: Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Bette: Alison Steadman
Baron: Leslie Phillips
Adeline: Lindsay Duncan
Valerie: Frances Barber
Count: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Crevel: Kenneth Cranham
Madame: Edna Dore
Hortense: Alexandra Gilbreath
Victor/Enrico: Ifan Meredith
Celestine: Cathy Sara
Josepha: Hetty Baynes
Fischer/Marshall: Ioan Meredith

: Open Book

Nick Revell discovers what is happening in the world of books, including this week's reading from the award-winning children's novel Holes by Louis Sachar , which starts tomorrow at 3.30pm. Producer Fiona McLean. Rptd Friday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Louis Sachar
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Gold Medal Award

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion speaks to the winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, due to be announced shortly before this broadcast. The winnerwill be honoured fora lifetime's contribution to poetry. Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Manifest Destinies

Bridget Kendall presents the first in a three-part series that takes the pulse of 21st-century America in the run-up to the presidential election.
(Repeated from Tuesday)


Presenter: Bridget Kendall

: Home for the Holidays

The last of three letters reflecting on the meaning of home forthose who have left it and exploringthe feelings that returning to childhood settings can evoke. Havinggrown up in Inverness in the sixties and seventies, writer AN Smith reflects on the need to get away from home, and the mixed pleasures Of return. Producer Nicola White. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm


Producer: Nicola White.

: Pick of the Week

Mark Lawson presents his selection from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

David chips in. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 33


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor presents the series which offers the perfect way to become a better, wiser person. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Food Court

John Humphrys puts the food industry's leading figures on the Spot. Repeated from Good Friday


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Swallowers' Undertaker

Lucy Ash visits Orlando Tobon , a man who has spent the last 20 years helping fellow Colombians in New York. When police find the bodies of unlucky cocaine couriers, killed by the cargo they were hired to bring to the USA, they contact
Don Orlando who tries to restore dignity to the victims of a ruthless drug trade and to theirfamilies by arranging proper burials. Producer Polly Hope (R)


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Orlando Tobon
Unknown: Don Orlando
Producer: Polly Hope

: Analysis

Learningto Learn. Frances Cairncross asks if the much-vaunted knowledge economy means we need to rethink education. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 On the Road Four million homes are needed in England overthe next 25 years. Sarah Harrison follows a group of MPs as they visit inner-city estates and market towns to talk to people about the future. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Sarah Harrison
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

With Louise Doughty. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: My Mistress Music

Lucie Skeaping and guests explore the lives of five notorious mistresses whose talents and accomplishments went far beyond their sex appeal. 1: Nell Gwyn
Songs performed by Lucie Skeaping accompanied by Robin Jeffrey Producer Clare Csonka (R)


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Accompanied By: Robin Jeffrey
Producer: Clare Csonka

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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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