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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Manchester Town Hall.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

A Window to the Soul. A reflection upon the human face as a window through which the inner self is revealed. With Simon Mundy. Producer Alan Hall. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Mundy.
Producer: Alan Hall.

: Living World

Skomer Island. The biggest of the Pembrokeshire islands, Skomer is home to the world's largest population of Manx shearwaters and a haven for wildlife. Presented by Brett Westwood. Producer Sarah Blunt. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

: 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

Michael Parkinson speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to improve the prevention and management of neurological disorders.
Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: The Brain and Spine Foundation, [address removed]. WEBSITE: www.brainandspine.org.uk CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Mohini Patel.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Of the Glorious Body Telling. With the Very Rev Ken Riley and the Rev Stephen Shipley. A celebration of the Eucharist from Manchester Cathedral to the music of Naji Hakim 's Messe Solonnelle, a millennium commission by the Dean and Chapter of Manchester, sung by the Cathedral Choir and directed by Christopher Stokes. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Ken Riley
Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Naji Hakim
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Letter from America

Presented by Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Conversation about the big stories of the week, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: (or until close of play) Triangular Series

England v Pakistan
Commentary from Headingley by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comment from Vic Marks Abdul Qadirand Jeff Thomson . Scorer Bill Frindall. 'Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jeff Thomson
Unknown: Bill Frindall.

: Desert Island Discs

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Frank McCourt , author of Angela's Ashes, is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. Producer Miranda Birch.


Unknown: Frank McCourt
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games, with Linda Smith joining regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. With chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

The winners of this year's Food Programme awards are put underthe spotlight by Derek Cooper. Producer Rebecca Moore.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: These You Have Loathed

Two leading cultural figures discuss music theyjust cannot bear. Opera director Francesca Zambello and writer and broadcaster Peggy Reynolds consider crimes committed in the name of music by the three tenors, Verdi and Michael Nyman. With PetroC Trelawny. Producer Martin Smith


Director: Francesca Zambello
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Michael Nyman.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time LIVE

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood broadcast from the Celebrity theatre at BBC Gardeners' World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. With Chairman Eric RobSOn. Producer Trevor Taylor


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

: Batman and Rosie

The Bat Hunt. Henry and his colleague Colin spend the night radio-tracking the bats. Rosie spends the night sleeping and eating crisps. Producer Cheryl Gabriel (R)


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Classic Serial: Tom Brown's Schooldays

The conclusion of Thomas Hughes 's novel, a paean to the English public school, dramatised by Joe Dunlop. Tom's career at Rugby could be coming to a premature end, but Dr Arnold has a plan. with James Fearn , Rollo Hillbery and David Miller Director Chris Wallis. Producer Jill Waters. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Hughes
Dramatised By: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: James Fearn
Unknown: Rollo Hillbery
Unknown: David Miller
Director: Chris Wallis.
Producer: Jill Waters.
Tom: Robert Hardy
Young Tom: Tom Huntingfbrd
East: Henry Peters
Hashman: Jordan Copeland
Arthur: Robert Marshall
Tadpole: Jack Howell
Velveteen: Daniel Harcourt
Master: David Thorpe
Older Arthur: Ben Crowe
Dr Arnold: Peter Marinker
Madman: Ed Southcott
Whales: Tom Cartlidge
Radford: Will Best
Diggs: James Kerr
Williams: Robert Wilson
Jackson: Harry Myers
Rude boy: Matthew Hardcastle
Young boy: Alex Livingstone
Matron: Liz Bagley

: Open Book

Scottish novelist Robin Jenkins talks to Charlie Lee Potter about Childish Things, his 30th novel, and Nick Hornby reveals his passion for the work of Anne Tyler. Producer Fiona McLean. The next Bookclub on 1 July will be Amy Tan 's The Kitchen God's Wife. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Robin Jenkins
Unknown: Charlie Lee
Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Anne Tyler.
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Amy Tan

: Words Made Flesh

Poetry is often thought of as an elitist exercise, distant from ordinary talk and daily life. Thomas Lynch reveals his passion for rhyme and metre, and argues that poetry is essential to our daily lives. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events, with Gerry Northam. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam.

: From Our Special Correspondent

A new three-part story of how the most unlikely, and sometimes infamous people have graced the pages of great newspapers, presented by Ian Christie. Doing Deals with Dictators. William Randolph Hearst's signing of Benito Mussolini as a star columnist. Producer Clare Csonka. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm Dictators who wrote for Randolph Hearst: page 13


Presented By: Ian Christie.
Unknown: William Randolph
Unknown: Benito Mussolini
Producer: Clare Csonka.

: Pick of the Week

until 6.30
A selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days, presented by Russell Davies. Producer Anne-Marie Cole. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Russell Davies.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.

: The Archers

Ruth and David make hay. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 30
Are soaps becoming contrived to win ratings? page 42


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week on the children's programme three aspiring actors review the new film, A Children's
Midsummer Night's Dream; a Father's Day feature reveals the best qualities of some of Britain's dads; and Anne Fine 's Bad Dreams continues. Plusjokes and competitions, presented by Matt Smith. E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Anne Fine
Presented By: Matt Smith.
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's history series of the story of Britain. Reader Robert Powell. 1906-07. Traffic Problems, Education and Arms Build-Up. Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Reader: Robert Powell.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Rptd 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

Clean Machines. The hunt is on to find non-polluting engines. Peter D. aydiscovers what they will be like, and where and when they might take over from petrol and diesel power. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter D.

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Ues, Damned Lies and Politicians' Statistics
Editor John Evans. Lies. Damned Lies and Politicians' Statistics repeated 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

: The Patrons

The story of four musical patrons. This week
Gerard McBurney profiles Paul Sacher , who married into a pharmaceuticals fortune. Producer Frances Byrnes (R)


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Paul Sacher
Producer: Frances Byrnes

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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.

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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