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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Rochester Cathedral in Kent.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The World as One. Humankind has long reflected upon its place in a vast universe. Simon Mundy considers our world, with readings from, among others, Arthur C Clarke and Odia Ofeimun , and music byJohnTavenerand Shostakovich. Producer Alan Hall. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Mundy
Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: Odia Ofeimun
Producer: Alan Hall.

: Living World

Woodland Ghosts. Traversing the landscape like ghosts from the past, ancient hedgerows remain in some parts of the country as relics of former woodlands. Brett Westwood joins George Peterken in the Wye Valley to explore the woodlands and hedgerow plants that survive and thrive today. Producer Sarah Blunt. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: George Peterken
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

Imogen Stubbs speaks on behalf of a charity which supports people who sufferfrom anxiety illnesses. Producer JayneEgerton. DONATIONS: No Panic. [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Imogen Stubbs

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Let All the World in Every Corner Sing. From the 18th International Festival of Church Music in Bern, Switzerland. Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings , preacher the Rev Terry MacArthur. Choirs from North America, Africa, and eastern Europe celebrate the richness and cultural diversity of contemporary music for worship. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Unknown: Terry MacArthur.

: Letter from America

Presented byAlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: 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.

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Harry Kroto , joint winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistryin 1996, is Sue Lawley's guest this week. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9am


Unknown: Sir Harry Kroto
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
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: There are now six different audio casettes of this series available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com.Call [number removed].


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon looks at the global delicacies made from the best of British ingredients - pastrami from Berkshire, Cumbrian salami and Scottish curries. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: These You Have Loathed

Baroness Mary Warnock and Kit and the Widow's Richard Sisson consider crimes committed in the name of music by Mozart, Debussy and the recorder. With Petroc Trelawny. Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Baroness Mary Warnock
Unknown: Richard Sisson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Highlights from the BBC Gardeners' World Live exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, with Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew ,
Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness , Roy Lancaster , Anne Swithinbank and chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bunny Guinness
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Batman and Rosle

The Storm. This week Rosie has her bark slowed down by a bat detector before a dramatic storm confines the team to the caravan, where Henry dispels some myths. Reader Vanessa Redgrave. Producer Cheryl Gabriel (R)


Reader: Vanessa Redgrave.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Classic Serial: My Last Duchess

During a trip to Italy in 1838, Robert Browning visited Ferrara, home of the Dukes of Este. Inspired by a fresco portrait he saw there and what he learned of the Este family, he wrote his poetic masterpiece, My Last
Duchess. The duke's first wife, whose portrait the poem vividly described, died young in suspicious circumstances in 1561. Martyn Wade 's dramatisation attempts to solve the mystery of the poem - what happened to the duchess and who did the deed?
Director Marilyn Imrie. Producer Catherine Bailey Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Martyn Wade
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Duke: Roger Allam
Duchess: Emily Mortimer
Pandolfi: Tim McLnnerny
Fabriano: Robert Hands
Madruz: John Hartley
Musician: Jacob Heringman

: Open Book

Actress, journalist and novelist Elaine Dundy talks about her autobiography, Life Itself. With Charl ie Lee Potter. Producer Dymphna Flynn. The next Bookclubon 1 July will be Amy Tan 's The Kitchen God's Wife. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Elaine Dundy
Unknown: Lee Potter.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.
Unknown: Amy Tan

: Words Made Flesh

American poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch presents poetry inspired by Michigan's water, forests and capital Detroit. With fellow poet Michael Heffeman. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Unknown: Michael Heffeman.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker examines the growth in student poverty and asks whether escalating debts are affecting the numbers of students from disadvantaged backgrounds attending university. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: From Our Special Correspondent

A three-part story of how the most unlikely, and sometimes infamous, people have graced the pages of great newspapers. Presented by Ian Christie.
Thank God! The British Journalist. British writers and politicians were among the first to realise how newspapers could make them world celebrities. Shaw, Wells and Kipling had shown the way that Churchill and Lloyd George would follow -with William Randolph Hearst willing to pay top dollar. Producer Clare Csonka. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


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

: Pick

of the Week
The week's BBC radio highlights with Wendy Austin. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Wendy Austin.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Matt oi Is over to Home Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 28


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Matt Smith looks at Allan Ahlberg 's new football poetry book Friendly Matches; tennis tips from top player Jamie Delgado ; and Sam George reads the first episode of Kensuke 's Kingdom, a new story by Michael Morpurgo. Plusjokes and competitions. E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gf Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Unknown: Jamie Delgado
Unknown: Sam George
Story By: Michael Morpurgo.
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. 1908-9. Asquith, Lloyd George , Pensions and the Balkans. Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio casettes and compact discs, as well as superb box sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


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

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: 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

: In Business

Talent Wars. Peter Day finds out why the battle for talent is disrupting the working world. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: 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.

: The Learning Curve

Presented by LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Patrons

Gerard McBurney visits Boston to explore the life of Serge Koussevitzky , a conductor and double bass virtuoso whose zeal resulted in the creation of the Tanglewood Music Centre. Producer Thomas Morris (R)


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Producer: Thomas Morris

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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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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