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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Chad's, Headingley in Leeds.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Driving Force. Simon Mundy analyses the urge to push ourselves to the limit.
Producer Tamsin Collison. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Mundy
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: On Your Farm

Another topical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Sheila McClenon
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Penelope Keith speaks on behalf of a charity which trains dogs to help disabled people.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Canine Partners for independence. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Matins according to the Book of Common Prayer, live from York Minster. Praise We Now the Word of Grace; Te Deum in G; Jubilate (Howells); Set Me a Seal; Let All the World in Every Corner Sing.
1 Kings 19, w4-8; Ephesians 4, v25 and 5, v2. Cantor Richard Shepherd. With the Very Rev Raymond Furnell . Director of music Ralph Allwood. Organist Stephen Disley.


Unknown: Te Deum
Unknown: Raymond Furnell
Organist: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: Stephen Disley.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair with 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.

: NatWest Trophy

- (or until close of play)
Second Semi-Final Commentary on the match to complete the lineupforthe final at Lord's on 26 August. Including News at 2.20.
* Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan. Producer Miranda Birch. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Robert Swan.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game that challenges even the most loquacious of guests. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Another in the series of programmes dedicated to watery themes. This week, Jean Snedegar travels to Israel to find out whether the peace process can solve the region's water problems. producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the histories behind six favourite operas. 4: Don Carlos. Verdi's opera is set in Spain and tells the story of a Spanish king. But its heart and music are in 19th-century Italy and in the people's struggle for national unity. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Don Carlos.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special edition of the programme from Normandy in the grounds of the Chelsea gold-medal winning Chateau de Bosmelet. On the panel are Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


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

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

The Carrot Family. In the last programme of the series, farmer Jekka McVicar joins gardener Andi Clevely in Warwickshire to discover more hidden delights and secrets about herbs. Producer Sarah Davis. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Unknown: Andi Clevely
Producer: Sarah Davis.

: Classic Serial: Room at the Top

The conclusion of John Braine's postwar classic, dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown, sees Joe continue his fight to the top. He must choose between the two women in his life - the one he loves or the girl who is his passport to prosperity. (Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: John Braine
Dramatised by: Gary Brown
Director: Lindsay Leonard
Joe: David Threlfall
Alice: Diana Quick
Susan: Sarah Parish
Rose/Elspeth: Lynda Baron
Cyril: Colin Welland
Eva/Beryl: Deborah McAndrew
Bob/Hoylake/George: Russell Dixon
Charles/Jack: John Griffin
Aunt/Mrs Brown: Ann Rye

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter examines the world of books, and writer Maggie O'Farrell picks her favourite August paperbacks. Producer Matt Silver. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell
Producer: Matt Silver.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents your requests for, among others, poems about the moon. With works by Shakespeare, Robert Graves and Patric Dickinson. Readers Andrew Sachs , Joanna David , Jamie Glover and Stewart Clapp. Producer Thomas Morris. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Robert Graves
Readers: Patric Dickinson.
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Joanna David
Readers: Jamie Glover
Readers: Stewart Clapp.
Producer: Thomas Morris.

: Men in Crisis

Professor Anthony Clare takes a personal look at why men are losing out. He argues that men take their public image too seriously and that this damages their family life, their health and their self-esteem. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: From Castleford to Kathmandu

Greta Rana arrived in Nepal 30 years ago, after marrying into one of the country's most influential families. She encountered some puzzling religious rituals, yet brought with her echoes from her native Yorkshire hills. Producer Kate Whitehead. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Greta Rana
Producer: Kate Whitehead.

: Pick of the Week FM

only until 6.30
Wendy Austin 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: Wendy Austin
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Archers

Where will Kathy go? Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 28 Dr Mark Porter on breast cancer: page 33


Unknown: Alison Graham
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a series of programmes of new writing and discussion, featuring a mix of fresh talent and established names. 3: An Honest Day's Work
. With John Lanchester , Jeremy Clarke and Joanna Traynor. ProducerTim Dee


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: John Lanchester
Unknown: Jeremy Clarke
Unknown: Joanna Traynor.
Unknown: Producertim Dee

: X Marks the Spot

A countrywide treasure hunt designed to celebrate Britain's history, geography and literature.
Presented by Pete McCarthy. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Pete McCarthy.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 2: Loving the Alien ? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential Of the human mind. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: Analysis

A Thin Blue Line. Across North America and Europe, parties on the Right are mounting an increasingly effective challenge against a dominant Centre-Left. Ian Hargreaves asks whethera philosophical and policy basis is being laid for a major Conservative revival in Britain. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Carole Walker. Including 10.45 Empowering Britain Charlie
Leadbeater's view of the knowledge revolution. 3: Why Change Is Bad for Us. Editor John Evans Empowering Britain repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Carole Walker.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with guests novelist Diran Adebayo and mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Diran Adebayo
Mezzo-Soprano: Sarah Walker.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Opera Out and About

Peter Hobday concludes his exploration of Britain's smaller opera companies in Cromarty, near Inverness, with the Scottish Opera-Go-Round. 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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