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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's, Benenden in Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Hardest Word. This week Mark Tully asks why "sorry" is, most famously, the hardest word to say. 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.
Series producer Liz Leonard. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Juliet Stevenson speaks on behalf of acharity which funds research into the root causes of world poverty. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: World Development Movement Trust, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Acelebration of the life of Cardinal Newman , one of the greatest Christian thinkers of modern times, marking the bicentenary of his birth. From the Oratory, Birmingham, led by Father Guy Nicholls and Dr Judith Champ. With extracts from Newman's writings read by Anthony Hyde. Including hymn settings of Newman's poems: Praise to the Holiest and Lead, Kindly Light. Firmly I Believe and Truly (from Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius); Exsultate Deo (Palestrina). Tenor Adrian Thompson.
Organist Meirion Wynn Jones. Director of music Judith PendroUS. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Cardinal Newman
Unknown: Father Guy Nicholls
Unknown: Dr Judith Champ.
Read By: Anthony Hyde.
Tenor: Adrian Thompson.
Organist: Meirion Wynn Jones.
Music: Judith Pendrous.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: 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

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.
Producer Miranda Birch. 9am


Unknown: Charlie Watts.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton. Rptdfrom Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food and foie gras - the programme that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producer Rebecca Moore. ACTION LINE: [number removed] Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


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.
Blood Brothers. Barbara Dickson had no acting experience when she was cast to lead Blood Brothers, the musical that had to save the Liverpool Playhouse. In this concluding programme, Davies is joined by Willy Russell , Bill Kenwright and members ofthe original cast to look at why this local Liverpool drama continues today to get audiences springing to their feet.
Producer Sarah Bowen.
Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Bill Kenwright
Producer: Sarah Bowen.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bob Rowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from
Sutton Bonington. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Sutton Bonington.
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Wild Tales

Malpelo. The sea surroundingthe remote island of Malpelo, off the Columbian coast, is a magnet for hundreds of sharks as wildlife film-maker John Ruthven discovers when he goes in search of what draws them there -the elusive baitball.
Producer Sheena Duncan (R)


Unknown: John Ruthven
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: Bayeux

The concluding episode of Simon Armitage and Jeff Young 's six-part oral dramatisation of the Bayeux Tapestry. The Battle of Hastings
On the ground, there is expectation and fear as the signs of war creep ever closer. Ordinary men on both sides prepare for battle as William and Harold line up on opposite sides.
Produced and directed by Kate Rowland
Associate producer Kate Valentine. Music Harvey Brough


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Jeff Young
Directed By: Kate Rowland
Producer: Kate Valentine.
Music: Harvey Brough
Harold: Christopher Eccleston
William: Stephen Dillane
Reporter: Kirsty Wark
Messenger: Andrew Tiernan
Horseman: Sean McKenzie
Father: Stephen Boxer
Boy: Philip Dowling
French sailor: Treva Etienne
Woman: Rosle Cavaliero
French soldier: Kevin McMonagle
Cook: Andy Wear
English soldier: Thomas Arnold
Baker: Terence Edmond
Slaughterman: Alex Trinder

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter and Suzi Feay look at the latest books, including Justin Hill 's first novel, The Drink and Dream Teahouse, set in modern China.
Producer Dymphna Flynn. The next Bookclubon 4 March will be Joe Simpson 's Touching the Void. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Suzi Feay
Unknown: Justin Hill
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.
Unknown: Joe Simpson

: Fine Lines

Tell Me a Story. Christopher Cook with poetry and conversation, including guest poets Valerie Bloom and Adrian Mitchell.
Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Adrian Mitchell.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: File on 4

Fran Abrams asks why some developers and local authorities are undermining the Government's drive to build more affordable houses. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew reviews the fourth day's play of the First Test in Galle.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: They Should Know Better

Writer, wit and raconteur Gerry Anderson takes the second of three askance glances at some of the stranger doings of the great, good and not so good in Northern Ireland today. Redundant Stuntmen and the Urge to Be Understood Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Pick of the Week

Peter White 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: Peter White
Producer: Elaine Walker.

: The Archers

Siobhan and Tim make a point. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap marriages made in hell: page 18
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby introduces a mix of fresh talent and established names - writers of fiction and fact - who have been commissioned to write and talk about the ideas and preoccupations of our times. Ageing. Is it a good idea? With Victoria Glendinning , Linda Grant and Jeremy Lewis , Producer Tim Dee


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Linda Grant
Unknown: Jeremy Lewis
Producer: Tim Dee

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

Presented by Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Straight Scott. Afterthe Scottish Parliament, what is happening in Scotland's boardrooms? Peter Day finds out if Scottish business leaders want to go it alone. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Speakers Cornered Editor John Evans. Speakers Cornered rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

Presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Playing Hitler's Tune

Valentine Cunningham looks at how music and musicians were manipulated to further the political aims of Hitler's Nazi regime. Non-Aryan musicians either emigrated and re-established themselves in their adoptive countries or found that their future lay in Hitler's death camps. Cunningham talks to cellist Anita Lasker -
Wallfisch who survived the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Belsen.
Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Anita Lasker
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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