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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist Church, Loughton, Essex.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Sweet Is the Apple. For Pentecost Simon Mundy considers the riches and rewards that come from encouraging cultural and linguistic diversity. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Pentecost Simon Mundy
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Woolston Eyes. Lionel Kelleway discovers an oasis in the shadow of the M62, on the outskirts of Warrington, where he looks at black-necked grebes, black terns, black-headed gulls and warblers. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Mary Colwell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sir Christopher Mallaby speaks on behalf of a charity which supports people with inherited disorders of the immune system.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Primary Immunodeficiency Association. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Sir Christopher Mallaby
Producer: Anne Downing

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mairwith the week's big stories. Edito Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mairwith
Unknown: Edito Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is author, critic and television personality Clive James. He traces the journey from his childhood in Australia to the Footlights Revue at Cambridge University and his career as a television presenter clebrated for his satirical wit. Producer Angie Nehnng. Rptd Friday 9am


Unknown: Clive James.
Producer: Angie Nehnng.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Repeated from Monday

: The Food Programme

For years intensive fish farming has been seen as the answerto depleting natural fish stocks. Now environmentalists and fishermen are asking where the reality of the aquaculture dream has left them. Simon Parkes investigates.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Cathedral City

Petroc Trelawny explores music making, past and present, sacred and secular, in six British cities. 1: Winchester. From the oldest piece of music in Britain to some of the most talented young musicians, a walk through the city encompasses over 1,000 years of music.
Producer Andy Cartwright. Repeated Saturday llpm Programme of the Week: page 119


Producer: Andy Cartwright.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from Devon. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

3: This week shejoins historical geographer Dennis Mills on the Viking Way. He takes her from Wellingore to Temple Bruer in an effort to convince her that Lincolnshire is not completely flat. To follow the walk see Maps Explorer 272 or Pathfinder 798. Producer Lucy Lunt. PHONE: [number removed]
COMPETITION:Time is tight to get the backing of Radio 4 and the Royal Geographical Society for the Journey of a Lifetime. The best written proposal of up to 1,000 words will attract up to £4,000 backing and the winner will receive training from the BBC to make a radio programme about the journey. Closing date is Friday 23 June. More details from Tim Labrum at the RGS on [number removed]; fax [number removed]; e-mail [address removed]


Unknown: Dennis Mills
Producer: Lucy Lunt.
Unknown: Tim Labrum

: Classic Serial: Crime and Punishment

FyodorDostoyevsky's romantic thriller about guilt and redemption, dramatised in three parts by Mike Walker. 1: Young Raskolnikov is determined to put to the test a horrific theory.
Director John Taylor. Repeated Saturday 9pm
RT SHOP: The BBC Radio Collection cassette of Crime and Punishment is available for £9.99 (including P&P). To order, call [number removed] or send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to [address removed]


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: John Taylor.
Raskolnikov: Barnaby Kay
Marmeladov: Robert Lang
Dmitri: Oliver Milburn
Luzhin: Anton Lesser
Alyona: Paula Jacobs
Nastasya: Deborah Berlin
Zamyotov: Jonathan Tafler
Policeman: Ian Brooker

: Open Book

Nick Revell visits a reading group at the Institute of Cancer Research with Esther Freud , author of Hideous Kinky. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Esther Freud
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents your selection of poems by John Masefield. Dame Beryl Grey of the Royal Ballet describes how the poet fell in love with dance in the thirties, publishing a limited edition of poems dedicated to ballet and writing
Miss Beryl Grey as the Prelude in Les Sylphides for her. Producer Frances Byrnes. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Masefield.
Unknown: Dame Beryl Grey
Unknown: Miss Beryl Grey
Producer: Frances Byrnes.

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran with major issues, important events and changing attitudes at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Maps for the Future

Three programmes celebrating speeches of inspiration and entertainment from graduation ceremonies. 1: Actor Henry Winkler became famous as the super cool Fonz in the American sitcom Happy Days. Receiving his honorary degree, he shares his words of wisdom with graduates of Yale School of Drama.
Producer Rebecca Moore. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Henry Winkler
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: Pick of the Week

Frank Delaney presents his selection of 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: Frank Delaney
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Archers

Kathy lies in wait. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

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


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Bold Endeavour

Voyaging to Mars is not so very different from making pioneering Antarctic explorations: outside the capsule a person dies quickly, and being trapped for three years in a tiny space with the same old faces is enough to drive even the strongest-willed crazy. Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Michael Foale received inspiration from successful explorers such as Sir Ernest Shackleton and Fridtjof Nansen. But what makes for a good leader? Producers Matt Thompson and David Hendy (R)


Unknown: Shannon Lucid
Unknown: Michael Foale
Unknown: Sir Ernest Shackleton
Unknown: Fridtjof Nansen.
Producers: Matt Thompson
Producers: David Hendy

: In Business

Crisis Currency. Peter Day asks if there may be a silver lining to all the gloom over the British manufacturing industry. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Hindsight Four polemical columnists reassess theirviews. 2: Will Hutton looks back at a column he wrote in 1996. Editor John Evans. Hindsight repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves asks whether there is a lack of pastoral care in our universities. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Ex-SAS memberturned novelist Andy McNab chooses his favourite literary pieces. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andy McNab

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.

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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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