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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas, Combe St Nicholas in Somerset.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Connecting Heaven and Earth. How can we find a balance between heavenly aspiration and earthly reality, and avoid the charge of being so heavenly minded when we are no earthly use? With Eileen Campbell. Producer BeverleyMcAinsh. Repeated at 11. 30pm


Unknown: Eileen Campbell.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episode ofthe farming programme. ProducerHugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news ofthe 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

An appeal on behalf of a charity which represents people with a learning disability and a sensory impairment.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: CHANGE, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS:
Freephone [number removed]. Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

PreparingforCitizenship. Presented by Judy Merry. With the Bishop of Bolton, the Rt Rev
David Gillett. From St Peter's Church, Halliwell, Bolton, with the choir of Canon Slade School, directed by Rob Wilding. On Education Sunday the service explores what that means for the sixth formers of Canon Slade Church of England High School,
Bolton, Lancashire, underthe themes: citizens locally, citizens globally, and citizens of heaven.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Unknown: David Gillett.
Directed By: Rob Wilding.

: Letter from America

With AliStairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories ofthe week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is actor and writer Griff Rhys Jones.
Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9am


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones.
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

Many foods improve with ageing, but what exactly happens to it, and when does maturing become going off? Derek Cooper meets the people who bring ourcheese, meat and fish to perfection. Producer Rebecca Moore. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: 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.
The Boyfriend. It was originally conceived as a one-and-a-half-hour spot forthe Players'Theatre Club's Late Joys as somethingto put on forjust three weeks. The audience loved it and The
Boyfriendwent on to have a record-breaking run when it transferred to the Wyndham theatre in January 1954. It also launched the career of Anne Rogers. Davies hears from its creator,
Sandy Wilson and members ofthe original cast. Producer Sarah Taylor. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Anne Rogers.
Unknown: Sandy Wilson
Producer: Sarah Taylor.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners in Wiltshire. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Tayior. Shortened 3pm


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

: The Leisure Trail

Three programmes in which artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett meets fellow craftsmen and women to talk about their work. Wirework
Kaffe visits the oldest wi reworks in London and talks to contemporary craftsman Michael Ball about the origins Of the craft. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen


Unknown: Michael Ball
Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Classic Serial: The Cornish Trilogy

The conclusion of Robertson Davies 's celebrated trilogy on the life and death of Francis Cornish , art expert and mysterious millionaire philanthropist. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
The Fool. The Rev Darcourt is drawing evercloserto uncoveringtheastonishingfinal secret of Cornish's past. Meanwhile, tempers are fraying and hearts are breaking as rehearsals begin for the premiere of ETA Hoffman's long-lost opera, Arthur of Britain.
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
DrDahl-Soot: Buffy Davis
Maria: Barbara Barnes
Singer: Noel Mann
Hulda: Rachel Atkins
Saraceni: Nigel Anthony
Geraint: David Holt
Arthur: John Guerrasio
Zadok: Gavin Muir

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the latest publications, including an interview with Heidi Julavits , author of The Mineral Palace, the story of a young woman tryingto start a new life in Colorado during the Great Depression.
Producer Fiona McLean. The next Bookclub on 4 March will be
Joe Simpson 's Touching the Void. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Heidi Julavits
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Joe Simpson

: Fine Lines

n Christopher Cook with poetry and conversation, including guest poets Wendy Cope and Roger McGough who reveal their latest work.
Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: File on Four

Mark Whitakerwith major issues and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitakerwith

: On Being Wrong

Concluding three programmes, Michael Rosen discovers what it is to be wrong, drawing on his own experience, expert analysis and the painfully honest confessions of ordinary people.
Prodigal Daughters and Sons. Has vengeance made a comeback and is this a cover-up for guilt? How to askforforgiveness, howto know forgiveness and howto go on if forgiveness is denied. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Pick of the Week

John Waite 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: John Waite
Producer: Elaine Walker.

: The Archers

Roy and Hayley wrestle with the guests. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 34 Roland White's Radio Review: page 49


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Pillories of the State

Phil Hammond presents the discussion series, looking at perceptions of various industries, In this concluding programme he looks at the internal workings of the publishing industry. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: 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

Better Medicine. Peter Day talks to one of UK pic's most successful innovators, Sir Richard Sykes , about the creation of corporate giant GlaxoSmith Kline and what he plans next. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Sir Richard Sykes

: 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

A learning guide with LibbyPurves. Rptd from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Chanson

Vive 'Amour! In this concluding programme,
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)


Unknown: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
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.

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.

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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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