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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael's Church, Cornhill in London.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service colour and analysis from BBC correspondents worldwide. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Living Wells. Mark Tully considers the properties and powers of wells. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Dawn Chorus Day: Tyneside Dawn

From robins singing as the clubs turn out. to warblers on railway tracks, Chris Watson creates a portrait of dawn in his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne. Producer Grant Sonnex. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/dawn_chorus


Unknown: Chris Watson
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Joanna Lumley speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to develop education among young Burmese. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Prospect Burma, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Dust and Ashes. From St Bride's Church, Fleet Street. With the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London. In 1993, a terrorist bomb exploded in Bishopsgate in the City of London, blowing St Ethelburga's Church to pieces. From the ruins a centre is being builtto work with faith communities and prevent violent conflict. With former hostage
John McCarthy and the Rt Hon Sir Edward George , Governor of the Bank of England. With the Choir of St Bride's directed by Robert Jones. Organist Matthew Morley.


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Sir Edward George
Directed By: Robert Jones.
Organist: Matthew Morley.

: 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

Writer Margaret Drabble is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9am


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with living pull-out sections, features
Alexander Armstrong , Alice Arnold , Ewan Bailey , Rebecca Front, Simon Greenall , Melanie Hudson , Emma Kennedy , Chris Langham , Tracy-Ann Oberman ,
Vicki Pepperdine and Andy Taylor. Producer Paul schiesinger


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Andy Taylor.

: The Food Programme

Radio's award-winning look at the good, the bad and the tasteless. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Dawn Chorus Day: Why Do Animals Sing?

Chris Baines visits the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, home to the world's largest collection of animal
Sounds tO find OUt Why animals Sing. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Baines

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from South Oxfordshire, and the team meets National Trust head gardeners. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Dawn Chorus Day: Sound Advice

Sound recordist Chris Watson joins naturalist Roy Dennis to record one of our most elusive and fickle birds, the blackgrouse, as males gather and display to one another before dawn. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Watson
Unknown: Roy Dennis

: Classic Serial: Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens 's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment is dramatised in five parts by Doug Lucie. 3: Mr Pancks has been moleing and has made discoveries about the Dorrit family, but Arthur still has not solved his family's secret. The banker, Mr Merdle , is introduced.
Director Janet Whitaker. Music
Mia Soteriou ViolinSteve Bentley-Klein . Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Mr Merdle
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Violin: Mia Soteriou
Violin: Steve Bentley-Klein
Dickens: Ian McKellen
Arthur: Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam: Margaret Tyzack
William: John Wood
Little Dorrit: Jasmine Hyde
Fanny: Indira Varma
Frederick: Peter Tuddenham
Flintwinch: Loan Meredtth
Mr Merdle: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Merdle: Jennie Stoller
Flora: Sophie Thompson
John: Ben Crowe
Tip: Kenny Blyth
Maggy: Helen Ayres
Mr Pancks: Philip Joseph
Mr Doyce: Jonathan Keeble
Mr Meagles: Gordon Reid

: Bookclub

Acclaimed American crime writer James Ellroy joins James Naughtie on board HMS Illustrious where they and the crew discuss Ellroy's classic noir thriller, The Black Dahlia.
The next Bookclub on 3 June will be E Annie Proulx 's The Shipping News. Repeated Friday 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: James Ellroy
Producer: Karen Holden

: Dawn Chorus Day: Poetry Please

This week the programme joins Dawn Chorus Day with a selection of requests on the theme. Presented by Frank Delaney. Readers
Sally Cookson , Andrew Hilton , Fiona Shaw and Stephen Thome. Producer Frances Byrnes. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Presented By: Frank Delaney.
Readers: Sally Cookson
Readers: Andrew Hilton
Readers: Fiona Shaw
Readers: Stephen Thome.
Producer: Frances Byrnes.

: What Do They Know about Us?

Fill in a form, shop at the supermarket, pick up a phone or log on to the internet - we al I leave a data trail. So who is picking it up and what do they know about us? Paul Vickers investigates. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Vickers

: Dawn Chorus Day: Up with the Bark

Bill Oddie tells the strange story of dawn on Hampstead Heath, where he goes daily to feed his passion for birds and to exercis his tolerance of joggers, the lone bagpiper and dogs! Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Pick of the Week

A selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days, with Mark Lawson.
Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

The morning after. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 26


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week a visit to Sheffield for National Pet Week, and Matt Smith unearths the mystery of Liquorice Allsorts at a local cemetery. William Nicholson , screenwriter of the Oscar-winning film Gladiator, is quizzed about his bestseller The Windsinger. And
Philip Pullman reads the fourth episode of Clockwork. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: William Nicholson
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Shaking Up the Library

The story of ground-breaking children's books, with Michael Rosen. Forever. Judy Blume 's hotly debated bOOk about teenage Sex. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Judy Blume
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Dawn Chorus Day: Music to Our Ears

If birdsong simply communicates, "get out of my patch!" or "come mate with me!", why do we find it so beautiful? Peter France looks for answers in psychology, jaZZ and taoism. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Frances Cairncross asks if Freud's ideas are still relevant or whether it is time to look for new ways of analysing the mind and its problems. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old World
Editor John Evans. It's a Funny Old World repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Simon Calder and Satish Kumar discuss favourite paperbacks with Matthew Parris. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Calder
Unknown: Satish Kumar
Unknown: Matthew Parris.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Dawn Chorus Day: Global Sunrise

Bill Oddie presents highlights of the sounds and experiences of Dawn Chorus Day in a programme that ends with possibly the most melodious and haunting birdsong of them all. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producer: Grant Sonnex

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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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