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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Bartholomewthe Great, Smithfield, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Hero's Journey. This week Eileen Campbell explores the hero'sjourney of fairytale and myth. How do stories of Odysseus and Lancelot shed light on our own journey to wholeness and enl ightenment? Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Long Noses and Short Lives. Lionel Kelleway explores the world of our smallest mammals - the fast-living, fast-feeding and venemous Shrews. Producer BrettWestwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: 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 Norman Winter. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Norman Winter.

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Humphrys speaks on behalf of a charity which helps communities cope with the impact of drug misuse.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Compass. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pmand Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Hope Springs Eternal. Celebrating the 130th anniversary of the founding of Duke Street
Baptist church, set in the centre of the London suburb of Richmond. Led by the Senior Minister Liam Golligher. Preacher Dr David Cook. With the Sound Foundation Choir directed by Victor Kee.


Unknown: Liam Golligher.
Unknown: Dr David Cook.
Directed By: Victor Kee.

: Letter from America

By AlistairCOOke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare explores the formative influences on the private and professional life of Gerry Robinson , millionaire chairman of Granada pic and the Arts Council.
Producer Michael Ember. Shortened 9am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Gerry Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Jenny Eclair , Kathryn Flett , Tracey MacLeod and Gay Search. Reader Patricia Hughes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Kathryn Flett
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Reader: Patricia Hughes.

: The Food Programme

This week. growing food between the trees - once a hippy idea, now a sound wayto farm.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

James Cox


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 they found themselves reporting to the world. This week Fergal Keane with stories and music from his postings in the Far East and Africa. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from north Kent. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: The Charm of Birds: 1: Early Spring

A four-part series exploring the changing character of British birdsong over the course of a year as a backdrop to the life of Britain's longest-serving foreign secretary and field naturalist Edward Grey. Ornithologists, historians and politicians reflect on his writing.
The song of the mistle thrush and the curlew anticipate spring. A young Grey enters politics and embarks on two enduring love affairs - one with his future wife Dorothy, the other with nature. Narrated by Anthony Hyde.


Subject: Edward Grey
Narrator: Anthony Hyde
Reader: Julian Glover
Reader: Maureen O'Brien
Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: Classic Serial: Esmond in India

The conclusion of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 's novel set in post-independence Delhi, dramatised in two parts by Nandita Ghose. Shakuntala has joined Esmond's tour of the Taj Mahal and Har Dayal 's dilemma over his daughter's proposed marriage deepens.
Director Alison Hindell. Repeated Saturday 9pm


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

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers discuss with author Ian McEwan the tale of stalking, science and psychology in his bestselling novel Enduring Love.
Repeated Friday 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Ian McEwan
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poetry by WB Yeats and William Blake , featuring an interview and readings from their greatest living commentator, Kathleen Raine.
Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Introduces: William Blake
Commentator: Kathleen Raine.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: The New World of War

Radio 4's series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace.
4: The New Peace Makers. Edward Stourton looks at two war-torn parts of the world - Sierra Leone and the Balkans - and investigates the powerful new instruments that might be deployed in the fight for peace. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: The Happiness Lectures

In a new series, four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness. 1: Peter Ustinov. Author, actor and raconteur extraordinaire, Ustinov discovers happiness to be a tricky customer as well as a master of disguise.
Producer Lynette Quinlan. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Producer: Lynette Quinlan.

: Pick of the Week

Peter White presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the 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: Peter White
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Where there's muck there's brass. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 39


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. 10: The
Price of Everything, the Value of Nothing. Is it true that nowadays we know the price of everything, but the value of nothing? With Jonathan Ree , Toby Litt and Susannah Clapp. Producer Tim Dee


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Jonathan Ree
Unknown: Toby Litt
Unknown: Susannah Clapp.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth: 9: Crock of Gold

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Presenter: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business: Over the Moon

A few pioneers are attempting to rekindle mankind's interest in space travel - only this time it would be funded by private enterprise rather than by the government. Peter Day reports from Las Vegas on a new business frontier.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Reporter: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

As the Conservatives prepare for their conference, Andrew Rawnsley talks to the politicians who will be making the headlines. Including 10.45 Cuba! Cuba!
Editor John Evans. Cuba! Cuba! repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Talks: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Calypso

The best way to get news in the Caribbean was with a song - elegant and amusing calypsos told of vivid events and scurrilous behaviour of politicians and their ilk. Philip Nanton investigates.


Presenter: Philip Nanton
Producer: Matt Thompson

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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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