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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Lawrence, Bourton-on-the-Hill.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Orthodoxy. Mark Tully considers the meaning, value and dangers of orthodoxy. Is it true, as GK Chesterton asserted, that "truths turn into dogmas the moment they aredisputed". And how can the creeds of ancient faiths retain credibility in a changing world?
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Gk Chesterton
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episode of the farming programme. 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 Norman Winter
E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Norman Winter

: Radio 4 Appeal

Terry Wogan speaks on behalf of a charity which supports disadvantaged children.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: BBC Children in Need, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Tough Love. On Prison's Sunday, the Rev
Bob Payne , assistant chaplain general of HM Prisons, explores the Christian response to those in prison and what happens when they are released. With Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir directed by Nigel Argust.


Unknown: Bob Payne
Directed By: Nigel Argust.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: 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

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is sports presenter and broadcaster Des Lynam , who talks about otherjobs he has had and his controversial departure from the BBC to ITV.
Producer Miranda Birch.
A new Desert Island Discs collection is available now on CD from music retailers


Unknown: Des Lynam
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth for the antidote to panel games. With Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

As the nights draw in, the programme investigates pickling - one of the oldest ways of preserving food.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With Tim Franks.


Unknown: Tim Franks.

: All the Rage: 1680s

David Owen Norris concludes a four-part series which evokes a decade in the past through its songs.
Norris is joined by countertenor Nicholas Clapton to capture the flavour of the 1680s.


Presenter: David Owen Norris
Counter-tenor: Nicholas Clapton
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster and are guests of gardeners in Herefordshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

This week Balding walks in Sir Edward Elgar 's footsteps as she takes to the Malvern Hills, a source of constant inspiration and delight to the composer, In the company of Sue Adeney, one of the area's conservators, she discovers why this part of Worcestershire has been so popular with walkers for centuries. The route can be found on OS Explorer 190.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 PHONE: [number removed] Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Sir Edward Elgar
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Shadow of the Sickle

Islwyn Ffowc Elis 's popular Welsh-language novel set in postwar Wales is dramatised by Sion Eirian. Harri rejects his father's traditional attitudes and is instead tempted by the vision of a socialist future preached by his passionate comrade, Gwylan.
Director Alison Hindell. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Ffowc Elis
Dramatised By: Sion Eirian.
Director: Alison Hindell.
Harri: Christian Patterson
Edward: Willam Thomas
Greta: Tonya Smith
Margaret: Christine Pritchard
Gwylan: Alys Thomas
Robert: Rhodri Hugh
Marged: Anwen Carlisle
Karl: Richard Elfyn
Paul: David Middleton
Wi: Gwyn Vaughan Jones
Aerwennydd: Ray Llewellyn

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potterfinds out what is happening in the world of books.
Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm
The next Bookclubon 3 December will be Graham Swift 's Wateriand


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

: Adventures in Poetry

A series exploring the background, effect and lasting appeal of some of our best-loved and most familiar poems.
5: Morning Songby Sylvia Plath. Peggy Reynolds explores the background, impact and associations of Plath's poem about birth and loss through the poet's own writing and with other poets, mothers, midwives and her biographer. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

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


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew assesses the fifth and final day's play of the First Test in Lahore.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Life with Lemons

Chris Stewart , author of the bestselling Driving Over Lemons, concludes 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

Michael Rosen 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: Michael Rosen
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Joe finds a foster home. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 45


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

Going, Going. The great auction houses are in disarray. Peter Day investigates the future. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including It's a Funny Old World
Simon Hoggart presents a light-hearted look at the political week. Editor John Evans
It 's a Funny Old World repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
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

Dorothy Rowe , author of A Guide to Life and many other popular psychology manuals, introduces some of the poetry and prose which has enriched her own life. Readers Suzie Brann and Sean Barrett. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Dorothy Rowe
Readers: Suzie Brann
Readers: Sean Barrett.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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