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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Helen's Church, Sefton, Liverpool.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Scents and Sensibility. Mark Tully looks at why aromatic herbs, resins and oils have been used for millennia in religious rituals and in healing. Producer Beverley McAmsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAmsh.

: On Your Farm

Another topical 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. Producer Liz Leonard. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Melvyn Bragg speaks on behalf of a charity which offers over 60 services to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.
ProducerAnne Downing. DONATIONS: RNIB, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as part of Radio 4's Victoria Season. A service of Choral Mattins introduced by the Rt Rev David Connor , Dean of Windsor. The chapel was the setting for
Queen Victoria's funeral on 2 February 1901. The Rev Dr Ian Bradley reflects on Victoria'sfaith within the Christian understanding of monarchy. Music by Prince Albert and Handel is sung by the chapel choir, directed by Jonathan Rees-Williams .


Unknown: David Connor
Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley
Directed By: Jonathan Rees-Williams

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday
BBC Radio Collection: two volumes of Alistair Cook 's Letter from America are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and [Web Address Removed]


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Jeremy Vine with conversation about the big Stories Of the Week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is cookery writer Marguerite Patten. See Sue Gaisford's choice on page 120.
Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9am


Unknown: Marguerite Patten.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game. Today he is joined by Julian Clary , Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Paul Merton and Linda Smith in King's Lynn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith

: The Food Programme

This year Michelin adds pub food to its prestigious guide. Simon Parkes investigates whether British pub fare deserves this accolade. Producer Rebecca Moore. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies presents six new programmes looking at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals. West Side Story
Downbeat, urban and rough, this musical shocked audiences in New York. When it opened in the West End in 1958 British theatregoers gave it the acclaim it merited. Sheridan Morley , who was at thatfirstnight, recalls the event. With memories ' from the stars and creators of the show, including Jerome Robbins , Stephen Sondheim , Chita Rivera and George Chakiris.
Producer Richard Bannerman. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Jerome Robbins
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Chita Rivera
Unknown: George Chakiris.
Producer: Richard Bannerman.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Northumberland. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


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

: Cross Talk

Colin Dexter and guests, actor and composer Neil Innes and crossword setter Don Manley , examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle with examples drawn from the previous week's broadsheets. Producer FelixRiley


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Don Manley

: Classic Serial: December Bride

The conclusion of Carlo Gebler 's dramatisation of Sam Hanna Bell 's novel. Servant girl Sarah bears a child to one of the Echlin brothers, farmers in late 19th-century rural Ulster. Her refusal to name the father alienates both herself and the Echlins from the puritanical local community and has far-reaching consequences for all concerned.
Bagpipes Robert Watt. Director Roland Jaquarello Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Carlo Gebler
Unknown: Sam Hanna Bell
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Sarah: Monica Dolan
Frank: Gerard Crossan
Hamilton: Lalor Roddy
Andrew: Dario Angelone
Martha: Mary Moulds
Petie: Gordon Fulton
Agnes: Roma Tometty
Bridie: Barbara Adair
Con: Robert O'Hare
Rev Sorleyson: Gerard McSorley
Mrs Sorteyson: Linda Wray
Rev Isaac Sorleyson: Tim Loane
Mr McFirbis: Sean Caffrey
Molly: Abigail McGibbon
MrScillen: Mark Mulholland
Joe: Duncan Keegan
Rev: Hunter Johnkeyes
Willie: Miceal McBrain

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the world of books, while Anna Raeburn picks the best paperbacks. Producer Fiona McLean. The next Bookclub on 4 February will be Margaret Drabble 's The Witch ofExmoor. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems inspired by childhood, including verse by Thomas Hood and Roger McGough. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore , Tim Piggot Smith and Bill Wallis. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Thomas Hood
Readers: Roger McGough.
Readers: Susie Brann
Readers: Stephen Moore
Readers: Tim Piggot Smith
Readers: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: An Inequitable life

Over one million people have had their investment hopes severely shaken by the Equitable Life disaster, as the country's oldest mutual assurance society suddenly closed its doors to new business last month. Paul Lewis asks if savings, anywhere, are really secure. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Shortened 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Fairy-Tale Economics

The Elves and the Shoemaker. Could the genial old shoemaker be an exponent of the sweat shop? The last of economist Bridget Rosewell 's mischievous readings reinterprets the popular fairy story as a guide to the ways of profit, loss and exploitation. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Pick of the Week

Peter Donaldson presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Elaine Walker. PHONE: [number removed]
FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Elaine Walker.

: The Archers

Now we are three. Rptd tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Rannel with Alison Graham : page 29


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Pillories of the State

Phil Hammond presents the discussion programme, looking at perceptions of various industries. This week Jenny Eclair ,
Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer , Shirley Lowe and Tom Robinson diSCUSS parenting. Producer Alison VernorvSmith


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Unknown: Shirley Lowe
Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Alison Vernorvsmith

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

With Michael Rosen. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Scarily Good Health. Despite warnings about our unhealthy habits and lifestyles, the surprising thing about health in the modern west is that it is so good. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's a Nation Thing
What have the FA Cup final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and question time atthe National
Assembly for Wales got in common? Well, according to Welsh political commentator, Patrick Hannan , they are both great sporting occasions. Welsh politics, he claims, isthe new football. Editor John Evans


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

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Writing Music

In Women in Love, DH Lawrence despairs thafart should interpret industry as art once interpreted religion". Peter Stead explores this world in turmoil through the music of the novel and its characters. Reader JodyElen Machin. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Peter Stead
Reader: Jodyelen MacHin.
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.

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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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.

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