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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Selby Abbey in North Yorkshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Comfort of Strangers. Fergal Keane examines the human impulse to connect with the unknown and wonders why it is sometimes easier to lean on people we hardly knowthan on our closestfriends.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episodeofthefarmingprogramme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: 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 Rosemary Dawson. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Rosemary Dawson.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Steve Redgrave speaks on behalf of a charity which supports those with colitis and Crohn's disease. producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: NACC. [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Steve Redgrave
Producer: Anne Downing

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St John 's Renfield Parish Church, Glasgow. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay. With the Rev Dugald Cameron and the Rev Fiona Douglas. Soprano Jeni Bern. With the Bearsden Burgh
Choir. Director of music James Hunter. Organist John Langdon.


Unknown: St John
Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Unknown: Dugald Cameron
Soprano: Fiona Douglas.
Soprano: Jeni Bern.
Organist: James Hunter.
Organist: John Langdon.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

In the first of a new series, Sue Lawley's castaway is the creator ofthe HarryPotterbooks, JK Rowling. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9am
CD: Sue LawleyPresents Desert Island Discs Without You album, available from retailers from tomorrow.


Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Stephanie Caiman ,
Humphrey Carpenter , Jonathan Cecil and John Julius Norwich. ReaderWilliam Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: John Julius Norwich.
Unknown: Readerwilliam Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Five of Britain's greatest bakers travel to Turin to prove to a gathering ofthe world's gourmands that the British are the best in the world at baking bread.
Producer Sheila Dillon Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: All the Rage: 2: 1600-1610

David Owen Norris presents a four-part series which evokes a decade in the past through its songs.
Norris re-creates the flavour of Guy Fawkes's decade in song and conversation with John Carey and Peter Holman. Songs, including John Donne's first publication, sung by Ian Partridge. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Peter Holman.
Unknown: John Donne
Sung By: Ian Partridge.
Sung By: Producervirginia Crompton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , John Cushnie and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from Suffolk. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Ruins

DrTom Plunkett visits ruined buildings, recalling their former glory. In this concluding programme he looks at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, one ofthe great European monasteries demolished by Henry VIII. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Unknown: Henry Viii.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: The Singapore Grip

By JG Farrell, dramatised in three parts by Mike Walker. 2: Life for ex-pats in Singapore in 1942 is as luxurious as ever. But for Matthew Webb , the recently arrived heir to the biggest rubber business, the rumblings from the East promise only one thing-war!
Music Felix Jay. Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Matthew Webb
Music: Felix Jay.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
JG Farrell: Robert Glenlster
Matthew: Jonathan Cake
Joan: Samantha Spiro
Vera: Su-Lin Looi
Major Archer: John Rowe
Walter: Timothy Bateson
Brigadier: Karl Johnson
Governor: John East
Jim: Kenny Blyth
Captain Sinclair: Alex Tender

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at what is happening in the world of books.
Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm i The next Bookclub on 3 Decemberwill be Graham Swift 's Wateriand


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Graham Swift

: Adventures in Poetry

A six-part series exploring the background, effect and lasting appeal of some of our best-loved and most familiar poems. 3: Rememberby Christina Rossetti. Peggy Reynolds explores the background and lasting impact of Rossetti's sonnet with her biographer, a vicar, other writers and an expert in the psychology of grieving. Producer Sara Davies
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christina Rossetti.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Sara Davies

: File on 4

Gerry Northam with major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Life with Lemons

Chris Stewart, author of the bestselling Driving Over Lemons, reads the second of four specially written stories about his sheep-filled existence from life on El Valero, his mountain farm in Spain. Producer Sara Jane Hall
Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Chris Stewart
Unknown: El Valero
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Pick

of the Week
Eleanor Oldroyd 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: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Tom takes two-timing too far. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap and Flannel: page 42


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

The series which offers you the perfect way to become a better and wiser human being. Laurie Taylor and guests consider different ways of enriching the mind, body and spirit.
Producers Rebecca Nicholson and Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producers: Rebecca Nicholson
Producers: Jane O'Rourke

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

GOVCOM. With companies racing to transform themselves for the wired-up world, Peter Day asks why government is finding it so difficult. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Home Lite at Number 10 Anthony Howard concludes his examination of the often turbulent domestic lives of prime ministers overthe last 100 years. Editor John Evans
Home Life at Number 10 repealed Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and your views. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Eminent scientist-turned-clergyman, the Rev
Dr John Polkinghorne , presents his favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Readers Alice Arnold Jamie Glover. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Dr John Polkinghorne
Readers: Alice Arnold Jamie

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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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