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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From York Minster, York.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Paradise. Eileen Campbell examines the longing for paradise, found in every age and culture, and asks what this reveals about the human psyche. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Eileen Campbell
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Moths. While moths may not be as colourful as butterflies, they are just as fascinating and ten times as numerous. Lionel Kelleway visits a Cornish wood as he goes in search of these ghostly nocturnal insects. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectivies on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.
Producer Karen Maurice. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Karen Maurice.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Nick Ross speaks on behalf of a charity which is raising funds to set up the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science. Next week's Radio Times speaks to Alan Farthing about Jill Dando 's memorial fund. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: The Jill Dando Fund. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Alan Farthing
Unknown: Jill Dando
Producer: Anne Downing.
Unknown: Jill Dando

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Houston and Killellan parish church,
Renfrewshire, led bythe RevGeorgie Baxendale. With the choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. Director of music Fridrik Walker. Organist Ian Shaw.


Unknown: Revgeorgie Baxendale.
Organist: Fridrik Walker.
Organist: Ian Shaw.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Doctor Sheila Cassidy bares her soul to Professor Anthony Clare and considers the events and influences that have shaped her strong religious beliefs and led herto devote herself, as a doctor, to the care of the terminally ill. The driving force of her life has always been herfaith, particularly since her arrest and torture 25 years ago by Pinochet's secret police.
Producer Michael Ember.


Unknown: Sheila Cassidy
Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes are Deborah Bull, Elizabeth Buchan ,
Alan Corduner and Miles Kington.
ReaderWilliam Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Elizabeth Buchan
Unknown: Alan Corduner
Unknown: Miles Kington.
Unknown: Readerwilliam Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food andfoiegras-the programme that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. Producer Sheila Diiion. Extended rpt tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Diiion.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


Unknown: James Cox

: Reporters' Notes

Emily Buchanan invites some of Britain's most distinguished foreign correspondents to remember the music that evokes the unforgettable events which theyfound themselves reportingto the world. This week
ITN's Michael Nicholson recalls the ubiquitous propaganda song he heard daily during the war in Vietnam, the recording he made of Angolan freedom fighters harmonising in the middle of a war-scorched forest and Albinoni's Adagio on the Streets Of Sarajevo. Producer Simon Eimes


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Producer: Simon Eimes

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Nigel Colborn and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from
Northern Ireland. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Lucinda Lambton's Elevations and Revelations

Lambton concludes her tour of favourite British buildings by exploring the history of her favourite - the 19th-century rectory in Buckinghamshire where she lives.


Presenter: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Classic Serial: Esmond in India

By Ruth Prawer Jhabvala , dramatised in two parts by Nandita Ghose. In post-independence Delhi, two influential families now have very different lives. Between them moves Esmond, the enigmatic Englishman, with his love-hate attitude to India. 1: Esmond meets idealistic Shakuntala.
Director Alison Hindell. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: Nandita Ghose.
Director: Alison Hindell.
Shakuntala: Nina Wadia
Har Dayal: Roshan Seth
Esmond: Simon Armstrong
Ram Nath: Nadim Sawalha
Gulab: Mina Anwar
Uma: Yasmin Sidhwa
Indira: Sakuntala Ramanee
Madhuri: Jamila Massey
Lakshmi: Shireen Shah
Betty: Lesley Rooney
Amrit: Lyndam Gregory

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter talks to novelist Penny Vincenzi and to Nicola Beaumont , founder of Persephone Books, an imprint that republishes neglected works. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Nicola Beaumont
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents your requests for poems inspired by the ancient world - poems of heroes, gods and legends from writers including Christopher Marlowe , WB Yeats and WH Auden. Readers
Sean Barrett , Stephen Boxer and Sinead Cusack. Producer Thomas Morris. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Stephen Boxer
Readers: Sinead Cusack.
Producer: Thomas Morris.

: The New World of War

Radio 4's series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace. 3: The New Peacemakers
. Edward Stourton visits Angola after 25 years of civil war to examine the peacemaking impact of the multinational oil companies and the International Monetary Fund. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: From the Badlands and Beyond

Gail Robinson explores the lives of Native North Americans today. 3: This week she visits two families as they attempt to build cabins in the wilderness, ferrying building materials by helicopter and canoe. They are watched, with great amusement, by their Cree neighbours, but nobody offers helpful advice.
Producer Jane O'Rourke. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Gail Robinson
Producer: Jane O'Rourke.

: Pick of the Week

Diana Madill presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Jack really knows his onions. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 35


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a series mixing new writing, established names and discussion.
9: The Great American Microcosm. The first of two special editions from New York, with Rick Moody , George Sanders and AM Homes. Producer Miriam Newman


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Rick Moody
Unknown: George Sanders
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 8: Chock's Away! Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

The Next Big Thing. After the internet came the mobile phone, and now here comes Bluetooth : technology that could be as big as both of them. Peter Day investigates. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports live from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Including 10.45 Cuba!Cuba!
Editor John Evans . Cuba! Cuba! repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents a guide to the world of learning. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Drums of Battle

Christopher Cook concludes a series exploring the influence of war and conflict on music.
Second World War. Music history had turned a corner and the stage was set for the avant-garde. Producer Helen Garrison (R)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
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.

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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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.

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