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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mother Earth. Mark Tully considers Mother Earth in her various guises, both physical and symbolic, across cultures, faiths and centuries. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
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

Mallika Gulvady speaks on behalf of a charity which is working worldwide to prevent suicide. ProducerAnne Downing
DONATIONS: Befrienders International, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Mallika Gulvady

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Two days afterthe 250th anniversary of the death of JS Bach, the Very Rev Dr John Arnold , Dean of Durham, leads a meditation based on Bach's motet Jesu Meine Freunde , a setting of verses from the letter to the Romans, chapter eight. With the choir of Durham Cathedral directed by James Lancelot. Organist Keith Wright.


Unknown: Dr John Arnold
Unknown: Jesu Meine Freunde
Directed By: James Lancelot.
Organist: Keith Wright.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents 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 General Sir Charles Guthrie. He has had a distinguished and active military career, servingwith the Welsh
Guards and the 22nd Special Air Service. In 1997 he was appointed as Chief of Defence Staff. He has overseen a period of mixed fortunes but is now receiving credit for playing his part in the first post-Cold War spending increase for the Ministry Of Defence. Producer Miranda Birch. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Charles Guthrie.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined for another session of the panel game at the Nottingham Theatre Royal by Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Linda Smith and Graham Norton. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Graham Norton.

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food and foie gras - the programme that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the histories behind six favourite operas. 2: Fidelio. In the aftermath of the storming of the Bastille, politicians struggled to create a practical embodiment of the ideals that the the revolutionaries had cried out for. As Europe struggled to rediscoverthe meaning of liberty, Beethoven, facing up to his deafness, began to write an opera about the discovery and rescue Of a pol itical prisoner. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by the Geddington Gardening Club, near Kettering. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


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

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

The Mint Family. In the first of three programmes about herbs, farmer Jekka McVicarjoins mint expert Rosemary Titterington at her herb farm in Kentto discover secrets about herbs and to reveal some practical remedies.
Producer Sarah Davis. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Jekka McVicarjoins
Unknown: Rosemary Titterington
Producer: Sarah Davis.

: Classic Serial: Torquemada

By Benito Perez Galdos , dramatised by John Clifford. Torquemada is named afterthe Grand
Inquisitor by those he brutally exploits. His story is one of evolution in reverse. In his state of absolute corruption, love of money first isolates him before destroying the one thing that has any meaning in his life. Part 2 of 2. Director Eoin O'Callaghan. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Benito Perez Galdos
Dramatised By: John Clifford.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan.
Torquemada: Ronald Pickup
Benito: Gerard Murphy
Bailon: Philip Voss
Ruffina: Tracey Wiles
Valentin: Jonathan Kitchens
Quevedito: Jonathan Tafler
Doctor: Geoffrey Whitehead
Tia: Tina Gray
Isadora: Julie Legrand
Priest: John Hartley

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter finds out what is happeningin the world of books and talks to author Isla Dewar about her latest novel Two Kinds of Wonderful.
Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Isla Dewar
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation presented by Christopher Cook , whose guests Gillian Clarke and Christopher Reid discuss writing for children. Producer Lindsay Leonard. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Christopher Reid
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Men in Crisis

Professor Anthony Clare presents a three-part series taking a personal look at whether men are making themselves the redundant gender. 1: A Question of Violence Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: The Illusion of Information

Three talks in which leading documentary-maker Roger Graef explores the dreams and dangers of working in the new media world.
2: Ethics and the media - can the audience still trust digital journalists?
Producer Rebecca Nicholson. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Roger Graef
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

: Pick of the Week

Richard Uridge presents his selection of highlights from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Julia Fleming. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

Sid is alone. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Rannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a series of programmes of new writing and discussion. 1: City Life. With Jonathan Meades , AL Kennedy and Sukhdev Sandhu. ProducerTimDee


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Al Kennedy
Unknown: Sukhdev Sandhu.

: 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

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind and examines the arguments surrounding mental health. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: Analysis

57 Varieties. Info-glut, data smog, choice fatigue - in an age rich in information about a world of abundant choices, our language speaks of anxieties as well as freedoms.
Frances Cairncross asks how much choice we really have, how much we want, and whether it is all that good for US. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Empowering Britain Charlie Leadbeater's view of the new knowledge-based economy. 1: When Ignorance Works Editor John Evans
Empowering Britain repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Winifred Robinson presents a guide to the world Of learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Opera Out and About

Peter Hobday continues his exploration of Britain's smaller opera companies. In this fourth programme, he visits Sherborne School, where Dorset Opera holds its annual two-week opera course, bringing together professionals, students and locals.
Producers Tony Cheevers and Alison Prain (R)


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producers: Tony Cheevers
Producers: Alison Prain

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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