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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist, Loughton in Essex.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Waiting. This week Eileen Campbell explores the Advent theme of waiting.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Living World

Morning Glory. Dawn in the Masai Mara in Kenya isfarfrom silent. The night sounds of cicadas, bats and frogs give way to a chorus of mammals and birds announcing the start of a new day.
Lionel Kelleway joins Jonathan Scott on the banks of the Mara river for a celebration of sunrise in the first of a new eight-part series.
Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Amanda Hancox. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Amanda Hancox.

: Radio 4 Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Fields, presents the annual Christmas appeal for the homeless and those in need throughout the UK. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: St Martin
Producer: Anne Downing.
Unknown: St Martin

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Good News to the Poor. With the Most Rev Rowan Williams , Archibishop of Wales. From St Woolos Cathedral, Newport, South Wales. Hark the Glad Sound; Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour;
Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus; Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God; God Is Working His Purpose Out. Magnificat: Statham in E Minor. Anthem: Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life. Director of music
Christopher Barton. Organist Timothy Phillips.


Unknown: Rowan Williams
Organist: Christopher Barton.
Organist: Timothy Phillips.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Received with Thanks-the St Martin's Christmas Appeal

Behind the scenes of the annual appeal, with feedback on how the donations are spent.
Producer Anne Downing.
Repeated at 5.40pm and Thursday 3.45pm


Producer: Anne Downing

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is financier
George Soros , dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England" after Stirling was forced out of the exchange rate mechanism in September 1992. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9pm


Unknown: George Soros
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Tony Hawks joins Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre for the antidote to panel games. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food and foiegrasthe programme that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Soul Music

A series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks. An anthem of love and support, Bridge over Troubled Water was released in 1970 and instantly became a hit on both sides ofthe Atlantic. Butforthe Simon and Garfunkel partnershipthings were becoming less harmonious. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by members ofthe Stocksfield Plants and Gardens Society. With
Chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. RptdWed3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

Today Balding visits Dorset to join a group who mix their love of Thomas Hardywith a passion forwalking. Producer Lucy Lunt. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Thomas Hardywith
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Classic Serial: Through the Looking Glass

And What Alice Found There
By Lewis Carroll , dramatised in two parts by Hattie Naylor. Alice leans too close to the looking glass and finds herself in a back-to-front world where flowers can talk, queens can run and a life-size game of chess - peopled by overgrown schoolboys, talking gnats and a white knight with no sense of balance - might lead to her being a queen. Part 1.
Music composed and performed by Oily Fox
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated Saturday 9pm Deja view with Mark Lewisohn : page 15


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Unknown: Mark Lewisohn
Alice: Natasha Bames
White Knight: Bernard Hepton
Tweedledum: John Bird
Tweedledee: John Fortune
White King: Brian Murphy
Red Queen: Joanna Wake
White Queen: Tessa Worsley
Rose: Jane Whrttenshaw
Gnat: Iwan Thomas
Tiger Lily: Helen Ayres
Guard: David Thorpe
Sister: Clare Corbett
Daisy: Jasmine Hyde

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the week's best books.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole. Repeated Friday 4pm
The next Bookclub on 7 January will be Tony Parsons 's Man and Boy


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.
Unknown: Tony Parsons

: Writing Poetry

Narrative Poetry. Guest poets Helen Dunmore and Glyn Maxwell join poet laureate
Andrew Motion to discuss the writing of narrative poetry, with examples from Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Marinerand their own work.
Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: File on 4

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


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew looks back at the fourth day's play of the Third Test in Karachi.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Pick of the Week

Wendy Austin presents her 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: Wendy Austin
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Tom has no choice. Rptd tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Rannel with Alison Graham : page 46


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

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radio fragments. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: David Hatch

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles a variety Of legal issues. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am
9.30 Analysis
Where It's At. Conventional wisdom holds that in a globalised economy everything should be footloose. So why are restaurants in the same street and why do people who use the phone most live closest together? Diane Coyle asks if place matters ever more and examines the forces which put the fate of whole regions at Stake. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including It's a Funny Old World Editor John Evans it's s a Funny Old World repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty talks to author and playwright Tariq Ali , and Jamaican dub poet Jean Binta Breeze , about theirfavourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Tariq Ali
Unknown: Jean Binta Breeze

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Writing Music A

M Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels. In this programme he enters the world of Jane Austen 's Pride and Prejudice with musician Derek McCulloch , actress Judith French and historical dance expert Madeleine Ingleheam. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Jane Austen
Musician: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Madeleine Ingleheam.
Producer: Paul Evans

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.

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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