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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the Blessed Virgin Mary , Somerset.


Unknown: Virgin Mary

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Seven fora Secret. This week MarkTully considers secrets kept, shared or betrayed. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical 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

Claire Rayner speaks on behalf of a charity which is dedicated to the creation of a nonviolent society.
DONATIONS: The Children and Violence Forum, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Claire Rayner

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Lichfield Cathedral. Choral Matins forthe fourth Sunday of Easter sung by the Cathedral
Chamber Choir. Psalm 119, w89-96; Stanford in A; Nehemiah 8, wl-12; Luke 24, w25-32; Haec Dies (Byrd). Director of music Nigel Argust. Organist Robert Sharpe.


Organist: Nigel Argust.
Organist: Robert Sharpe.

: 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

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is actress
Kathleen Turner. She has been the femme fatale in films like Body Heat, played the romantic adventuress in Romancingthe Stone and is currently wowing audiences as Mrs Robinson in London's West End production of The Graduate. Producer AngieNeh ring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Kathleen Turner.
Unknown: Mrs Robinson

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Vivienne Parry , Sarah Harrison , Gemma O'Connor and Clive Swift. ReaderWilliam Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Unknown: Sarah Harrison
Unknown: Gemma O'Connor
Unknown: Clive Swift.
Unknown: Readerwilliam Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

From the best bacon to bargain bubblies, Derek Cooper puts the food business through the grinder. Producer Sheila Dillon. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Right Note

In a series Mary Allen talks to musical experts who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. 3: The Greatest Protest Song
Producers Bruce Hyman and Karen Sanders Young Repeated Saturday llpm


Talks: Mary Allen
Producers: Bruce Hyman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by staff, pupils and parents at Ripley St Thomas Church of England High School in Lancaster. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Christopher's Country

A look at a year in the life of countryman and riding master Christopher Barker , whose family has run the riding school and livery stables in Helmsley for over 200 years.
3: Autumn. Barkervisits a local animal dealerto find out whether zebra has anything to offerthe school. Pip gives birth to a litter of puppies, and some gamekeepers become so attached to their birds that they can't bearto shoot them. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Christopher Barker
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Confessions of a JustifiedSinner

The conclusion of Don Taylor 's three-part dramatisation of the novel by James Hogg. Gil-Martin's influence over Robert increases, and Robert finds himself cast out by all levels of society. He gradually comes to realise the terrifying truth of who, or what, Gil-Martin is. But is it too late?
Director Don Taylor. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Don Taylor
Novel By: James Hogg.
Director: Don Taylor.
Editor: Edward Petherbridge
Robert: Cal MacAnlnch
Gil-Martin: Paul Higgins
Blanchard/Lawyer/Walker/Landlord/Demon voice: Stuart McGugan
Voice/Mrs Keeler/Landlady: Sandra Clark
Servant/Scrape/Purdie: Maitland Chandler
Lad: Ruarhaidh Murray

: Open Book

Nick Revell finds out what is happening in the world Of books. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney anticipates the colour and fragrance of the Chelsea Flower Show with a selection of your requests on the theme of gardening. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Lost Leaders: Great Powers In an Age ofChange

Leading contemporary historian Paul Kennedy assesses the political leadership of three key nations and converses with some of the best political and economic analysts in the world.
1: This weekthe focus is on Japan. With Noriko Hama and Yoichi Masuzoe. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Kennedy
Unknown: Yoichi Masuzoe.

: Colloquies

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life. 3: Virus Checking. This week he tries to find a solution for his friend's hypochondria. Producer Kate McAII. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents highlights from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk. WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

David presents a doomsday option. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Your Awful Wedded Husband: page 31
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 36


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor presents the series which offers the perfect way to become a better, wiser person. His guests considers different ways of enriching the mind, body and spirit. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Food Court

John Humphrys investigates whether we can trust big businesses with our food. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a lively look at the legal affairs Of the moment. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Quiet Revolution

Six social entrepreneurs - creative people using theirtalents to rejuvenate their local communities -tell their stories. 3: Furnishing Homes, Furnishing Lives. Felicity Finch meets Liam Black , who runs a network of social businesses which are reviving the fortunes of the long-term unemployed of Liverpool. Producer Rebecca Nicholson (R)


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Unknown: Liam Black
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: In Business

B2B. The internet bubble that is not bursting is
B2B -transactions from one business to another via the net. Peter Day reports on the frenzy that could transform Corporate life. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

With Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old World Simon Hoggart looks at the lighter Side Of politics. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

With LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: My Mistress Music

Lucie Skeaping and guests explore the lives of five notorious mistresses. 4: Dora Jordan. Comedian, composer, singer, mother and spurned companion of Prince William, Duke of Clarence. Songs performed by Lucie Skeaping and accompanied by Paul Nicholson. Producer Clare Csonka (R)


Unknown: Dora Jordan.
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Accompanied By: Paul Nicholson.
Producer: Clare Csonka

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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