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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Howden Minster, East Yorkshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Part of the Man. From Plato to Bertrand Russell , philosophers have struggled to define the purpose of community. This week Fergal Keane examines the conflicting ideas of the disintegration of traditional society and the growth of a global village. Is there still a spiritual imperative to belong? Producer Frank Stirling. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Frank Stirling.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episode of the farming programme. ProducerHughO'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lesley Joseph speaks on behalf of a charity which supports the families and friends of drug users.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Adfam National, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Chapel of King's College, Aberdeen. With the Rev Easter Smart and the Very Rev Professor Alan Main. With the chapel choir directed by RogerWilliams.


Unknown: Professor Alan Main.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is writer George MacDonald Fraser. When he decided to write about Flashman, the well-known bully in Tom Brown 's
Schooldays, he found the perfect starfor a series of Victorian adventures -from the Opium Wars and Custer's Last Stand to the Charge of the Light
Brigade. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9pm


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser.
Unknown: Tom Brown
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game where celebrities speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on a given topic. He is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton, Graham Norton and Sue Perkins. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Sue Perkins.

: The Food Programme

As part of the On the Edge season, the programme investigates the relationship between what we eat and what we feel.
Producer Sheila Dillon
ACTION LINE: [number removed] Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Soul Music

The conclusion of the series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks. You Never Walk Alone. Composer Carl Davis examines the power of the Rodgers and Hammerstein show stopper. Gerry Marsden recalls how his recording turned it into a football anthem and how the Hillsborough disaster made it one of our favourite hymns. producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: Gerry Marsden
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


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

: Cross Talk

Colin Dexter and guests examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle. The examples used to illustrate this are drawn from crosswords from the previous week's broadsheets. Producer Felix Riley


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Producer: Felix Riley

: Classic Serial: December Bride

By Sam Hanna Bell , dramatised in two parts by Carlo Gebler. Servant girl Sarah Gomartin comes to work on Andrew Echlin 's farm in the puritanical community of 19th-century rural Ulster. Sarah's relationship with Andrew's two sons, Frank and Hamilton, has dramatic consequences. Part 1.
Bagpipes Robert Watt. Director Roland Jaquarello Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Sam Hanna Bell
Unknown: Carlo Gebler.
Unknown: Sarah Gomartin
Unknown: Andrew Echlin
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Sarah: Monica Dolan
Frank: Gerard Crossan
Hamilton: Lalor Roddy
Andrew: Jj Murphy
Martha: Trudy Kelly
Fergus: Tim Loane
Rev Sorieyson: Gerard McSortey
MrsSorleyson: Unda Wray
Mother Pentland: Barbara Adalr
Petie: Gordon Fulton
Agnes: Roma Tomelty

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the world of books, while Maggie O'Farrell picks the best paperbacks. Producer Anne-Marie Cole. The next Bookctubon 4 Februarywill be Margaret Drabble 's The Witch ofExmoor. Repeated Fnday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.
Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents poetry requests on the theme of hospitals, including Crabbit Old Woman by Phyllis McCormack. Readers Sally Cookson , Barbara Flynn and Don Warrington.
Producer Kate McAll. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Phyllis McCormacK.
Readers: Sally Cookson
Readers: Barbara Flynn
Readers: Don Warrington.
Producer: Kate McAll.

: The Consultants

Edi Starktalks to surgeons, physicians and other consultants working in hospitals in Britain about the pressures of theirjobS. Repeated from Tuesday

: Fairy-Tale Economics

Cinderella. A tale of romance? A childhood fantasy? No, a parable of consumerism with Cinders herself as a lesson in brand management. The second of Bridget Rosewell 's reworkings of popular fairytales forthe pantomime season. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed]
Fax: [number removed]. E-Mail: [address removed]
Website: [address removed]


Presenter: Liz Barclay
Producer: Elaine Walker

: The Archers

Roy plays the diplomat. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Alison Graham 's soap and flannel: page 33


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Pillories of the State

Phil Hammond presents the discussion programme, looking at perceptions of various industries. This week Michael Day of the New
Scientist, Rob Newman , Dr Sheila Ochugboju and Professor Heinz Wolff discuss the science community. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Michael Day
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Dr Sheila Ochugboju
Unknown: Professor Heinz Wolff
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: 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. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

What Austerity Does for You. In an age of plenty, most of us can consume more food, resources and luxury goods than ever before. But is all this indulgence a bad thing? Frances Cairncross asks whether we would benefit from a bit more austerity. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's a Nation Thing Patrick Hannan investigates how the disputes, scandals and controversies at the National
Assembly for Wales in Cardiff will have a big impact on middle England. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty and guests, novelist
Candida Clark and literary editor of The Observer,
Robert McCrum , discuss three books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Candida Clark
Unknown: Robert McCrum

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Writing Music

Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels. When EM Forster gives Lucy Honeychurch Beethoven 's opus 111 piano sonata to play in A Room with a View, he is setting her apart - emotionally and socially - from her fellowtourists in Florence. Reader Louise Breckon-Richards . Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Lucy Honeychurch Beethoven
Reader: Louise Breckon-Richards
Producer: Paul Evans

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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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