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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter 's, Wellesbourne in Warwickshire.


Unknown: St Peter

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Mark of a Leader. This week Mark Tully looks at what makes people good leaders.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
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. Producer Liz Leonard. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rula Lenska speaks on behalf of a charity which helps children around the world who are facing extreme hardship.
Producer Anne Downing.
DONATIONS: Children in Crisis, [address removed].
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed].
Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Remembering the Future. A reflection marking the first Holocaust Memorial Day from St Jude's on the Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, led by the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford and Chair of the Council of Christians and Jews. The Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks , visits the holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in the company of Sister Margaret Shepherd, and reflects on the holocaust victims of many different races and cultures. Music is by the Zemel Choir, accompanied by the Bochmann String Quartet.


Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks
Accompanied Bythe: Bochmann String

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is photographer
Terry O'Neill. For 40 years he has captured the rich and famous on film, from Sir Laurence Olivier and Mick Jagger to Brigitte Bardot and Kate MOSS. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9pm


Unknown: Terry O'Neill.
Unknown: Sir Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Mick Jagger
Unknown: Brigitte Bardot
Unknown: Kate Moss.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game where celebrities speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on any given topic. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

As part of Radio 4's Victoria Season the programme asks if the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian age of progress broke England's hard-won relationship with food production and the land.
Action Line: [number removed]
(Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm)


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Opening Nights: Salad Days

Russell Davies examines the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.

Hastily assembled to fill a gap at the Bristol Old Vic, the opening night of Salad Days came at a rush, but the audience was captivated. Propelled on to the West End stage, the magic piano captured the hearts of 1954 theatregoers. Davies talks to Sheridan Morley and members of the original cast to discover how this simple end-of-term romp became the longest running musical of its time.
(Repeated Saturday 11pm)


Presenter: Russell Davies
Interviewee: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Sarah Bowen

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie, Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster are guests of gardening clubs in Gloucestershire, while chairman Eric Robson discovers how the invention of the lawn mower revolutionised Victorian gardening.
(Shortened 3pm)
Alan Titchmarsh: page 37


Chairman: Eric Robson
Panellist: John Cushnie
Panellist: Pippa Greenwood
Panellist: Roy Lancaster
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Cross Talk

Colin Dexter and guests, novelist Vikram Seth and Don Manley, crossword setter for The Observer, examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle. Examples used are drawn from the previous week's broadsheets.


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Don Manley
Producer: Felix Riley

: Classic Serial: The Cornish Trilogy: 1: The Death Card

Robertson Davies's celebrated trilogy on the life and death of Francis Cornish, international art expert and mysterious millionaire philanthropist, is dramatised in three parts by Roger Danes.

As Cornish looks down from Limbo, nervously awaiting whatever Fate has in store for his not entirely spotless soul, his family and colleagues in Toronto begin to oversee the disposal of his vast, priceless, but perhaps slightly dubious art collection.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: Robertson Davies
Dramatised by: Roger Danes
Music: David Dorward
Director: Patrick Rayner
Francis: William Hope
Simon: Matt Zimmerman
Mamusia: Elaine Claxton
Mary-Jim: Buffy Davis
Maria: Barbara Barnes
Senator McRory: Nigel Anthony
Urquhart: David Holt
Arthur: John Guerrasio
Zadok: Gavin Muir

: Open Book

Charl ie Lee Potter looks at the world of books.
Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Lee Potter
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems inspired by cats, including verse by DH Lawrence, TS Eliot and Stevie Smith. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore , Tim Piggot Smith and Bill Wallis. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Readers: Stevie Smith.
Readers: Susie Brann
Readers: Stephen Moore
Readers: Tim Piggot Smith
Readers: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: File on Four

Gerry Northam investigates major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: On Being Wrong

Drawing on his own experience, expert analysis and the confessions of ordinary people, Michael Rosen examines what it is to be wrong.
The Ancient Mariner Principle. He shot the albatross but why all the fuss? What is shame, when is it a good thing and when is it not? Rosen looks at why some people will never admit they are wrong and what that does to society. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Pick of the Week

Nick Clarke presents his 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: Nick Clarke
Producer: Elaine Walker

: The Archers

Phil treads a careful path. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 32 Mark Lawson 's Audio Review: page 46


Unknown: Alison Graham
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Pillories of the State

Phil Hammond presents the discussion programme, looking at perceptions of various industries. Comedy comes underthe spotlight this week as Hammond quizzes Barry Cryer , John Sessions , Caroline Raphael (Radio 4's commissioning editor for comedy) and Richard Al len Turner from Avalon. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Caroline Raphael
Unknown: Richard Al Len Turner
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Boiton

: Law in Action

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


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Beyond the Boom. The great American economic boom has beaten all records, but if it is ending, what happens next? With Peter Day. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Hacks from the Sticks Max Pearson follows a day in the life of a regional lobby correspondent. Editor John Evans
Hacks from the Sticks repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Max Pearson
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the wide world of learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Writing Music

In his novel Grace Notes, Bernard MacLaverty paints the portrait of a young Belfast composer struggling to come to terms with her background, motherhood and artistry. Peter Stead explores this world with author Frances Hendron and composer DeirdreGribbin. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Artistry: Peter Stead
Unknown: Frances Hendron
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.

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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