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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From StAnne's, Limehouse.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Letters Home. Mark Tully reads between the lines of letters sent home by exiles, artists and travellers in orderto understand their power. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents a special edition of the programme I ive from Belfast. He asks how far people are ready to forgive for the sake of peace and he also examines the power of religion in Northern Ireland today. Series producer Uz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Uz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Valerie Singleton speaks on behalf of a charity which helps people living in poverty manage their natural resources effectively. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: SOS Sahel, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Westbourne Park International Fellowship in Notting Hill in Carnival weekend. Exploring the theme Bringing the Joy Back into Life, the service is led by the Rev Steve Latham and features the award-winning Kingdom Gospel Choir with the preacherthe Rev Wayne Malcolm.


Unknown: Steve Latham
Unknown: Wayne Malcolm.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Jeremy Vine presents conversation about the big stories of the week.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the writer Ronald Harwood. At the age of 17 he left his home in South Africa and set sail for England, determined to become an actor. When that failed he turned his hand successfully to writing: some plays, like The Dresser, draw on his theatrical experiences; others, like Articles of Faith, deal with the political dilemmas. He leaves behind his thought-provoking work to join Sue Lawley on the mythical island. Producer Miranda Birch. Rptd Friday 9am


Unknown: Ronald Harwood.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

With Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme P

M Concluding the series of programmes dedicated to water, Derek Cooper visits a water market in Blandford Forum and follows the meandering fortunes of the River Stour.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm
Dr Mark Porter on water intake - Health: page 37


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Wells.
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Real History of Opera

Last in the series in which Huw Edwards uncovers the histories behind favourite operas and how they reflected the news agenda of their day.
6: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. The 19th-century German newspapers were taking sides in the struggle between traditionalists and modernists, and Wagner used the opera not only to demonstrate his personal greatness but to put down his critics and the German cultural establishment through the story and characters. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from the West Midlands. With chairman
Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Lucinda Lampton's Elevations and Revelations

Continuing her tour of favourite buildings with a visit to the extraordinary Tower House, designed, built and lived in by the Victorian medievalist William Burges. A 13th-century castle reborn, William Morris described it as "more of a poem than a house."


Presenter: Lucinda Lampton
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Classic Serial: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

by Laurie Lee. A special adaptation of Lee's celebrated journey from his Cotswold home to southern Spain in the mid-thirties. The 19-year-old Laurie sets out on the open road with a vague idea of reaching London and the American girlfriend who awaits him there. The book has been adapted by playwright Christopher Denys and features recordings made in Spain.

With Ian Brooker. Alison Carney, Sean Connolly, Janet Dale, Kim Durham, Oliver Jackman, Ioan Meredith, Sunny Ormonde, Kerry Page and Amy Shindler.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: Laurie Lee.
Adapted by: Christopher Denys
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Music: Chris Leslie
Laurie Lee: Jonathan Keeble
[Actor]: Ian Brooker
[Actor]: Alison Carney
[Actor]: Sean Connolly
[Actor]: Janet Dale
[Actor]: Kim Durham
[Actor]: Oliver Jackman
[Actor]: Ioan Meredith
[Actor]: Sunny Ormonde
[Actor]: Kerry Page
[Actor]: Amy Shindler

: Open Book

Shyama Perera talks to poet Fred D'Aguiar about his new verse novel Bloodlines.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Shyama Perera
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poems associated with high days and bank holidays. John Betjeman , ee cummings, Andrew Marvell and GK Chesterton capture the mood of late summer. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Andrew Marvell
Unknown: Gk Chesterton
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: New World of War

Gerry Northman presents a six-part series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace. 1: New Weapons. Will advanced computerised weaponry make the world a safer place? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northman

: Whispering to the Womb

Three women cast their minds back to when they tried to relate to the person who was developing inside them. 2: The novelist Kate O'Riordan recalls the trauma of expectancy some 11 years ago. Until late in her pregnancy everything in her life had gone according to plan. Then she realised how entirely unprepared she was for the whole experience. Producer Nicky Barranger. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Kate O'Riordan
Producer: Nicky Barranger.

: Pick of the Week

Mark Whittaker 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 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: The Archers

News from the antipodes. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 32


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a series of programmes of new writing and discussion, featuring a mix of fresh talent and established names.


Introduces: Chris Bigsby

: 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. 4: Full of Flavour
This week, a look at the language we use to evoke OUrfOOd. 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

A Question of Respect. Homi Bhabha asks if our new respectful orthodoxies spell the end of radical dissent and the truly avant-garde. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Next week political headlines, with Brian Walker. Including 10.45 Allegories for the Present Day 2: While the West studies what
Tormer KGB President Kutin means Tor Kussia, Michael Charlton reflects on a meeting with Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Editor John Evans
Allegories for the Present Dayrepeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walker.
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses favourite paperbacks with guests. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty

: 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 across the centuries. 1: The Crusades Producer Helen Garrison (R)


Producer: Helen Garrison

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.

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