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: World News

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Summer's Lease. British summers are famously brief and unreliable. Simon Mundy muses on the transitory nature of summery things. Producer Tamsin Collinson. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Mundy
Producer: Tamsin Collinson.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes with the religious and ethical news Of the week. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

George Alagiah speaks on behalf of a charity which helps Kurdish asylum seekers and refugees. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Kurdish Association. [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: George Alagiah
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Ballywillan Presbyterian Church. Portrush, Co Antrim. Conducted by the Rev Jim Frazer.


Unknown: Co Antrim.
Unknown: Jim Frazer.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Jeremy Vine with conversation about the big stories Of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Fourth Cornhill Test at Headingley. 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 gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd , who has tended his family garden at Great Dixter in Sussex for nearly 70 years. See Friday's radio choice on page 119. Producer Miranda Birch. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Christopher Lloyd
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Clement Freud. Tony Hawks. Jeremy Hardy and Sue Perkins for the panel game that challenges even the most loquacious OfguestS. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sue Perkins

: The Food Programme

Another programme dedicated to waterythemes. This week. Simon Parkes travels to Bangladesh, a country with a rich fishing tradition and a history of terrible floods, where water is both boon and blight. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeattomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With Tim Franks.


Unknown: Tim Franks.

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the histories behind favourite operas. 5: Peter Grimes. At the 1945 premiere, Benjamin Britten 's most famous opera was a sensation. But the opera hides many messages and not all of them welcome to the British establishment. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric RobSOn. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations

A new six-part series in which Lucinda Lambton tours some of her favourite buildings. She begins in Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, which is the 18th-century home to a singing staircase, a fantasy Chinese tearoom, the severed hand of Charles I's standard bearer and former residence of Florence Nightingale. Lambton also describes how the house has been filled with the wild imaginings of woodcarver Luke Lightfoot.


Presenter: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Classic Serial: As I Lay Dying

By William Faulkner , dramatised by James Friel. Successive episodes in the death and burial of Addie Bundren are recounted by members of her family, as they cart her coffin to bury her among her own people. Producer Marilyn Imrie. Director Eoin O'Callaghan. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: William Faulkner
Dramatised By: James Friel.
Unknown: Addie Bundren
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan.
Cora: Lorelei King
Addie Mary: Ellen Ray
Tull: Bob Sherman
Cash/McGowan: Eric Loren
Anse: Ed Bishop
Darl: Stuart Mllllean
Jewel: Colin Stlnton
Dewey: Amanda Gordon
Vardaman: Martin T Sherman
Peadbody/Whitfield/Mosely: Bill Bailey

: Open Book

Shyama Perera talks to Maeve Binchy about her novel Scarlet Feather, and why she has decided to retire from writing. Producer Fiona McLean. Rptd Friday 4pm


Talks: Shyama Perera
Unknown: Maeve Binchy
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Home Thoughts from Abroad. Laurie Lee , James Fenton. Paul Durcan and Charles Causley are amongthe poets featured in this week's programme, while Wendy Cope recalls poetry summer schools on the island of Skyros. With Frank Delaney. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm ,


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: James Fenton.
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: Belgium on Trial

Five years ago this summer, convicted child rapist Marc Dutroux allegedly murdered four young girls in Belgium but still he has not been brought to trial. John Egan investigates the reasons.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Marc Dutroux
Unknown: John Egan

: Whispering to the Womb

Three women cast their minds back to the anxious months of pregnancy when they tried to relate to the person developing inside them. 1: Novelist Liz Jensen. Producer Nicky Barranger. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Liz Jensen.
Producer: Nicky Barranger.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Liz Barclay.
Producer Julia Fleming. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Liz Barclay.
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

Spile troshing provides a source of innocent merriment. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 26


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a series of programmes of new writing and discussion. 4: Displacement. As populations become more mobile and more of us are uprooted, David Dabydeen. Maya Jaggi and Tim Parks discuss the disorientation and exhilaration involved in drifting between cultures. experiences and languages. Producer Paul Quinn


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: David Dabydeen.
Unknown: Maya Jaggi
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Test Match Special Report

Reviewingthe fourth day of the Fourth Test.

: 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. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud examines the arguments surrounding mental health. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: Analysis

The DIY Society. Politicians of all shades seem to have a new big idea - civil society. What does it mean and what can it achieve? Melanie Phillips asks whether civil society can make us better people. rebuild communities and deliver welfare better than the State. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Brian Walker. Including 10.45 Allegories for the Present Day 1: Michael Charlton reflects on a meetingwith Clement Atlee. Editor John Evans
Allegories for the Present Dayrepeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walker.
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Clement Atlee.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses favourite paperbacks with guests Professor Alan Cook and dance choreographer Siobhan Davies. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Professor Alan Cook
Unknown: Siobhan Davies.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Drums of Battle

Christopher Cook presents a six-part series exploring the influence of war and conflict on music. 1: The Crusades. Producer Helen Garrison (R)


Producer: Helen Garrison

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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.

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