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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Christ Church, Swindon in Wiltshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Longing to Belong. Mark Tully explores why the longing to bridge the gulf that exists between isolation and intimacy runs so deep within us and wonders whether it can ever be truly met? 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, 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

Jonathon Porritt speaks on behalf of a charity which works to protect the world's forests. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Forest StewardshipCouncil, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Producer: Anne Downing

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Lucan Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin. With the Rev Keith McCrory. Preacher the Rt Rev Dr Trevor Morrow , Moderator of the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.


Unknown: Keith McCrory.
Unknown: Dr Trevor Morrow

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday
BBC Radio Collection: two volumes of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and [web address removed]


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: 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

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the world expert on Worcester porcelain and regular contributorto The Antiques Roadshow,
Henry Sandon. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9pm


Unknown: Henry Sandon.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game.
Repeated from Monday
BBC Radio Collection: Volumes 2,3 and 4of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Food scares and good news stories on the healthiness of highly processed foods or GM crops are alljustified by "research". But whose research? And do those who pay the piper call the tune? Derek Cooper investigates.
Producer Sheila Dillon. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies examines the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
This week he recalls the musical Canterbury Tales which opened in the spring of 1968. This was the last show to come under the jurisdiction of the Lord Chamberlain's office which ruled that "the fart must not sound throughout the theatre". Repeated Saturday 11pm


Presenter: Russell Davies
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


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

: The Leisure Trail

A new series of three programmes in which artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett meets fellow craftsmen and women to talk about their work.
Willow Basket-making. Kaffe enters the world of willow when he visits basket-maker Norah Kennedy. Producer Sera Lefroy Owen


Unknown: Norah Kennedy
Producer: Sera Lefroy Owen

: Classic Serial: The Cornish Trilogy

Robertson Davies 's celebrated trilogy on the life and death of Francis Cornish , international art expert and mysterious millionaire philanthropist, is dramatised by Roger Danes.
2: The Knave of Coins. A tragic and long-lost brother, a liking for funeral parlours, a beautiful young artist's model, and a period of time spent hidden away in a pre-war German castle-the Rev Darcourt 's ferreting into Cornish's past begins to shine light into some very dark corners.
Music David Dorward. Director Patrick Rayner. Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Robertson Davies
Unknown: Francis Cornish
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Unknown: Rev Darcourt
Music: David Dorward.
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Francis: William Hope
Simon: Matt Zimmerman
Mamusia: Elaine Claxton
Mary-Jacobine: Buffy Davis
Maria: Barbara Barnes
Ismay: Rachel Atkins
Saraceni: Nigel Anthony
Prince Max: David Holt
Arthur: John Guerrasio
Zadok: Gavin Muir

: Bookclub

James Naughtie talks to Penelope Lively about her Booker Prize-winning novel Moon Tiger in the company of the reading circle at Nightingale Residential Home for Older People.
(Repeated Friday 4pm)


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Penelope Lively
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of verse from the Victorian era, including poems by Emily Dickinson , Lewis Carol , WS Gilbert and Edward Lear. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore , Tim Piggot Smith and Bill Wallis.
Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: Lewis Carol
Unknown: Ws Gilbert
Readers: Edward Lear.
Readers: Susie Brann
Readers: Stephen Moore
Readers: Tim Piggot Smith
Readers: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: File on Four

Julian O'Halloran investigates major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: On Being Wrong

Drawing on his own experience, expert analysis and the confessions of ordinary people, Michael Rosen discovers what it is to be wrong.
The Charles Bovary Principle. On being placed, by another, in a state of being permanently wrong. However kindly and generously Dr Bovary behaves, his wife has decided he will forever live in the bubble labelled "wrong" .This happens to individuals and nations and the consequences are surprising. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Charles Bovary
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Pick of the Week

David Aaronovitch presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe 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: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Elaine Walker.

: The Archers

Royfears Kate 's plans. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Royfears Kate
Unknown: Alison Graham

: Pillories of the State

Phil Hammond presents the discussion programme, looking at perceptions of various industries. This week he examines Britain's latest craze, the therapy industry, with guests including Dr Raj Persaud. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and pol icy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme thattackles legal issues. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Brand X. Managers and marketing executives are obsessed by what they term "building brands". Peter Day wonders whether most brands are simply expensive empty shells. 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

: Chanson

Vive La Revolution! In two programmes Kit
Hesketh-Harvey sets out to prove that you do not have to be French to write chanson - or do you? Producers Ian Docherty and Lynsey Moyes (R)


Producers: Ian Docherty
Producers: Lynsey Moyes

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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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