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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Olave, Hart Street, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Conversion. Forthe Feast of the Transfiguration, Mark Tully considers the meaning of conversion, from dramatic Damascus Road turnings, to the little everyday shifts that mark the journey of faith. 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

Sheila McLennon with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar. series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Sheila McLennon
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Simon Turriff speaks on behalf of a charity which supports those affected by pre-eclampsia. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: APEC. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Simon Turriff

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A Fearful Symmetry. Hiroshima Day shares its anniversary with the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord. This morning, a new liturgical work which explores the symmetry of these two events, brings togetherthe poetry of Michael Symmons Roberts and the music of James Whitbourn.
Reader Fiona Shaw. Tenor Robert Tear. With the BBC Philharmonic conducted by the composer.


Unknown: Michael Symmons
Reader: James Whitbourn.
Reader: Fiona Shaw.
Tenor: Robert Tear.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

from 9.30 Eddie Mair presents conversation about the big Stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: The Archers

: Test Match Special

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

: Desert island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Sir Norman Wisdom. Producer Miranda Birch. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Sir Norman Wisdom.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Clement Freud , Tim Rice. and Paul Merton forthe panel game that challenges even the most loquacious of guests. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Tim Rice.
Unknown: Paul Merton

: The Food Programme

This week begins a series of four programmes dedicated to watery themes, starting in the Gironde district of France. Simon Parkes samples its diverse cuisine, which is often overlooked in favour of its world famous Bordeaux wines. Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the histories behind six favourite operas. 3: Boris Godunov. Musorgsky's opera was written in the 19th century, but its vivid portrayal ofthe Russian people has made it timeless. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Boris Godunov.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by the Wl of Downpatrick, County Down. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor.


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

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

The Daisy Family. In the second of three programmes about herbs, farmer Jekka McVicar isjoined by author and daisy enthusiast Lois Vickers to reveal more practical herbal remedies. Producer Sarah Davis. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Unknown: Lois Vickers
Producer: Sarah Davis.

: Classic Serial: Room at the Top: 1

By John Braine, dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown.
A postwar classic about Joe Lampton's ruthless fight out of the back streets of northern England and the two women he must choose between to find room at the top.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)
Programme of the Week: page 4


Author: John Braine
Dramatised by: Gary Brown
Director: Lindsay Leonard
Joe: David Threlfall
Alice: Diana Quick
Susan: Sarah Parish
Rose: Lynda Baron
Cyril: Colin Welland
Eva/Beryl: Deborah McAndrew
Bob/Haylake/George: Russell Dixon
Charles/Jack: John Griffin
Man on train: Gary Brown

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers discuss Stalingrad, Antony Beever's gripping account of the horrors of the battle that was Hitler's first big mistake and the turning point of the Second World War. Repeated Friday 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents your poetry requests. Andrew Sachs , Joanna David , Jamie Glover and Stewart Clapp read poems on the theme of war and peace and a selection of favourites by Alfred Lord Tennyson. ProducerViv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Stewart Clapp
Unknown: Alfred Lord

: Men In Crisis

In a three-part series, Professor Anthony Clare looks at why men are losing out. Rptdfrom Tuesday


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: The illusion of Information

The last of three talks in which leading documentary-maker Roger Graef explores the dreams and dangers of working in the new media world. This week he looks at the implications of the digital age for him as a film-maker. Producer Rebecca Stratford. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Roger Graef
Producer: Rebecca Stratford.

: Pick of the Week

Kate Adie presents her selection of 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: Kate Adie
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Archers

What will Fallon say? Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap and Flannel: page 32


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a series of programmes of new writing and discussion. 2: Caught in the Web - Information. With Susan Blackmore , Sarah LeFanu and Simon Ings. Producer Minam Newman


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Susan Blackmore
Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Simon Ings.
Producer: Minam Newman

: Test Match Special Report

A look back over the fourth day of the Third Test.

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 1: Gotta Ticket for the Clue-Train. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: All In the Mind

With Dr Raj Persaud. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud.

: Analysis

Wrong, Scary, orthe Greatest Thing? Andrew Dilnot asks whether GM products are safe, whether they are really different from anything we have done before, and whetherwe need to look beyond science for the answers. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Guto Harri. Including 10.45 Empowering Britain Charlie
Leadbeater's view of the knowledge revolution. 2: Why Education Is Bad for Us
Editor John Evans. Empowering BritainqAd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Guto Harri.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with guests Christopher Frayling ,
Rector of the Royal College of Art. and Razia Iqbal , World Service arts correspondent. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Razia Iqbal

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Opera Out and About

Peter Hobday continues his six-part exploration of Britain's smaller opera companies. 5: He hears Opera Restor'd perform at the Deal Festival in Kent and hears about the problems of re-creating the past in village halls and local theatres. Producers Tony Cheevers and Alison Prain (R)


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

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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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