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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's, Dunster, in Somerset.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service colour and analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Time of Our Lives. "Time is on our side," sang the Rolling Stones. But is it? Fergal Keane explores different attitudes to the relentless passing of time. Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: On Your Farm

Another topical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

The religious and ethical news of the week, presented by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Maureen Lipman speaks on behalf of a charity which works towards improving the health and healthcare of women in middle age and later life. Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: The Pennell Initiative for Women's Health, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Mohini Patel.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

To the Ends ofthe Earth. From the Keswick
Convention, a summer gathering of Christians in the Lake District that has been a driving force in world mission for over 125 years. Led by Peter Maiden , with preacher Charles Price. Musical directors Nigel Swinford and Colin Webster.


Unknown: Peter Maiden
Unknown: Charles Price.
Directors: Nigel Swinford
Directors: Colin Webster.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Conversation aboutthe 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.

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from Lord's on the fourth day's play of the Second Test. Including News at 1.15 and Call the Commentators at 1.18.
*Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and Head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, is Sue Lawley'sguestthis week. Producer Miranda Birch. 9am


Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined at the City Varieties Music Hall by Tony Hawks, Ross Noble , Sue Perkins and Tim Rice forthe panel game that challenges even the mOSt loquacious Of guests. Rptdfrom Monday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 of Just a Minute is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Tim Rice

: The Food Programme

The pungent taste Of mustard. Producer Rebecca Wells. 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Collaborators

A series exploring unusual musical collaborations. This week Dave Gelly meets guitar virtuosi John Williams and John Etheridge , who discuss their latest collaboration, The Magic Box. Producer Anne Bristow


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: John Etheridge
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Nigel Colborn and John Cushnie answer questions posed by members of Heswall and District Horticultural Society, while Bunny Guinness gets the team to tackle the overgrown area in the garden at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. With chairman Eric Robson. ProducerTrevor Taylor. 3pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Water Story

Voices. From a drop in a still pool to the thunder of a waterfall - this week, the noise and the silence of water is explored through science, art. and traditional Stories. Producer Grant Sonnex. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Classic Serial: Justine

The concluding part of Lawrence Durrell 's story of obsessive love, dramatised by Carey Harrison.
2. In thirties Alexandria, English school teacher Darley is immersed in his affair with the enigmatic Justine. But he is troubled by the effect of the betrayal on Melissa, his lover, and on Justine's husband Nessim.
Director Pam Warden
Other parts played by members of the cast
Repeated Saturday 9pm


Novel By: Lawrence Durrell
Dramatised By: Carey Harrison.
Darley: Martin Jarvis
Nessim: Andrew Sachs
Justine: Phyllis Logan
Balthazar: Frank Lazarus
Clea: Souad Faress
Arnauti: Raad Rawl
Pursewarden: Geoffrey Beevers
Melissa: Dido Miles

: Open Book

Suzi Feay looks at the week's best new books, including an anthology of writings from the Left Book Club-set up by Victor Gollancz-which by 1939 had two million books in circulation. Producers Dymphna Flynn and Fiona McLean. The next Bookclubon 5 August will be London Fieldsby Martin Amis. Repeated Thursday 4pm


Unknown: Suzi Feay
Unknown: Victor Gollancz-Which
Producers: Dymphna Flynn
Producers: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Martin Amis.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with poets Craig Raine and Michael Schmidt , founders and editors of influential poetry magazines. Presented by Christopher Cook. Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Craig Raine
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Presented By: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: File on 4

Presented by Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Jenny Cuffe.

: Chalkface Lovesongs

Outside Lessons. A cross section of teachers recall the moments that remind them why thejob is so worthwhile. With Marc Ives and Celia Pottinger. Producer Beaty Rubens. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Marc Ives
Unknown: Celia Pottinger.
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Pick of the Week

A selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days, presented by Simon Hoggart. Editor Richard Bannerman. PHONE: [number removed]
FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Simon Hoggart.
Editor: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archers

The escape committee is foiled. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

A critical look at the latest children's films, audio books and robotic toys with the help of Go 4 It listeners. And the final episode of Michael Morpurgo 's
Kensuke's Kingdom, read by Tom George. Plus jokes and competitions. Presented by Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Read By: Tom George.
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.
1915-18. The Great War. Producer PeteAtkin 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.

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak, presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team investigate listeners' complaints. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Hearts and Minds. Is there such a thing as pure reason? Is emotion always irrational? When it comes to making public policy and laws, both extremes can be dangerous. Ian Hargreaves examines how we Can Strike the right balance. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 The Ones That Got Away.
Editor John Evans. The Ones That Got Away repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

Presented by Winifred Robinson. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Distant Chords

The last of three programmes exploring the hidden musical worlds of immigrant communities in Britain. Music on a Mountain Wind. This week Reem Kelani visits Kurdish communities in London and hears how music provides a bridge to their homeland. Producer Neil McCarthy (R)


Producer: Neil McCarthy

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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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