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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Rochester Cathedral, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Yearof the Dragon. In this the most auspicious of years in the Chinese calendar, Mark Tully confronts the dragon in its many guises. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

The Island of Steep Holm. Lionel Kelleway explores this square mile of fascinating history and wildlife in the middle of the Bristol Channel. The island boasts spectacles of natural beauty and intriguing residents, including the longest legless lizard this Side Of Hungary. Producer Sandra Sykes


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: 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

Brian Rix speaks on behalf of the largest charity in Britain working with people who have learning disabilities, theirfamilies and carers. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Mencap, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Shortened 3.28pm


Unknown: Brian Rix
Producer: Anne Downing

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Three Great Beats of Eternity. From St Martin in the Fields, London, on Trinity Sunday. Led by the Rev David Monteith , with Canon Eric James. Excerpts from JS Bach's Trinity cantata Gelobt Sei Der Herr, Mein Gott. Director of music Paul Stubbings.


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: David Monteith
Unknown: Canon Eric James.
Unknown: Mein Gott.
Music: Paul Stubbings.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: 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

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play)
England v West Indies
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the First Cornhill Test at Edgbaston. Including at 1.15 and
3.45 News and at 1.18* Call the Commentators. * Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actor Donald Sutherland. See Sue Gaisford's choice on page 132. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Donald Sutherland.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Jeremy Hardyjoins Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton for the antidote to panel games. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates organic food produced on a large scale and asks how it tastes and what it costs. Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Extended rpt tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: 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.
2: Worcester. The music of Elgar may dominate the city, but there are other musical delights to be found such as the restored Countess of Huntingdon Hall. Producer Andy Cartwright. Repeated Saturday llpm


Producer: Andy Cartwright.

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


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

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

Clare Balding explores six great historic walking routes of the British Isles. 4: The Icknield Way Every lump and bump on the landscape has a history, as Clare learns from Susan Oosthuizen when they walk from Steeple Morden to Therfield Heath in Cambridgeshire. See OS Maps Explorer 208 and 209. Producer Lucy Lunt. PHONE: [number removed] For a factsheet send a large SAE to: [address removed] E-MAIL: ramblings@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Susan Oosthuizen
Unknown: Steeple Morden
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Classic Serial: Crime and Punishment

FyodorDostoyevsky's romantic thriller about guilt and redemption, dramatised in three parts by Mike Walker. 2: In a fever of guilt, Raskolnikov finds himself pursued by the unnaturally cunning investigator, PorfiryPetrovich. Director John Taylor. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: John Taylor.
Raskolnikov: Barnaby Kay
Sonya: Poppy Miller
Porfiry: Jim Norton
Raskolnikova: Penny Downie
Dunya: Penny Layden
Dmitri: Oliver Mllbum
Luzhin: Anton Lesser
Polenka: Sophie Ward
Sergeant: Jonathan Keeble

: Open Book

Shyama Perera examines a series of new editions of Virginia Woolf's novels and Julia Eccleshare looks at the latest children's books. Producer Anne-Marie Cole. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Shyama Perera
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.

: Poetry Please

For summer Frank Delaney introduces poems of heat, hops, lust and lime-tree bowers by poets including Helen Dunmore , Coleridge, Brendan Kennelly , Roger McGough and Boris Pasternak. Producer Frances Byrnes. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Unknown: Brendan Kennelly
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Boris Pasternak.
Producer: Frances Byrnes.

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker with major issues, important events and reports on changing attitudes at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Maps for the Future

Three programmes celebrating speeches of inspiration and entertainment from graduation ceremonies. 2: As they receive honorary degrees, writer Edna O'Brien and pop legend David Bowie share the wisdom of their experiences with graduates. Producer Rebecca Moore. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: David Bowie
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: Pick of the Week

Martha Kearney presents her 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: Martha Kearney
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Archers

Jill jumps to the wrong Conclusion. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 34y


Unknown: Alison Graham

: The Copysnatchers

David Aaronovitch presents a new series of the topical chat show in which British-based guests from around the world observe, parody and dissect current stories from a foreign perspective. Producers Julia Fleming and Andrea Kidd


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producers: Julia Fleming
Producers: Andrea Kidd

: Test Match Special Report

News and views from Edgbaston on the fourth day of the First Cornhill Test.

: 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

: Fifty Not Out

The baby-boomers of the sixties who defied convention and gave youth a new identity are now in their fifties and sixties. What is life like forthem now in a society that, partly through their own efforts, worships youth? In two programmes, Jenny Cuffe finds out. 1: New Identities Producer Ronni Davis (R)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Ronni Davis

: In Business

On the Knowledge. The so-called new economy needs new knowledge and new skills. Peter Day asks where theywill come from. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Presented by Andrew Rawnsley. 10.45 Hindsight Four polemical columnists reassess their views. Part 3. Editor John Evans


Presented By: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves looks at the effectiveness of drug education in Britain. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

South African editor Donald Woods fled the apartheid regime of his homeland in order to write the biography of black activist Steve Biko . Here he reflects on some of the writers who have given him inspiration. Repeated from Thursday


Editor: Donald Woods
Unknown: Steve Biko

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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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