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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter 's Parish Church, South Petherton in Somerset.


Unknown: St Peter

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Temples. Mark Tully looks at why images and ideas associated with the temple are so pervasive. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: 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, moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar, presented by Roger Bolton. Series producerAmanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Fergal Keane speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to increase the stability of thousands of vulnerable communities in Africa's dry lands which are under threat of famine as a result of deforestation.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Tree Aid, [address removed] CREDITCARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Mass from Newman College, Birmingham, with the National Network of Pastoral Musicians. The homily will be given by the Archbishop of Birmingham, the MOSt Rev Vincent Nichols. E-MAILsunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: Letter from America

With AliStairCooke. 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

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is award-winning cookery writer Claudia Roden whose Book of Middle Eastern Food revolutionised western attitudes to the cuisines of the Middle East. Her Book of Jewish Food has been described as "the richest and most sensuous encyclopedia of Jewish life ever set in print." Producer Miranda Birch.


Unknown: Claudia Roden
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the game in which hesitation, repetition and deviation are strictly forbidden. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 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

: The Food Programme

From the best bacon to bargain bubblies, Sheila Dillon puts the food business through the grinder. Producer Dixi Stewart.


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Collaborators

The series exploring unusual musical collaborations. Dave Gelly meets Martin Carthy , singerfrom the Watersons. and Dave Swarbrick , classic fiddle and mandolin player from Fairport Convention. Together they have recorded some 126 songs and in this concluding programme they recall playing and singing folk together in the sixties and seventies. Producer Anne Bristow


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Singerfrom: Martin Carthy
Singerfrom: Dave Swarbrick
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Rowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from Brushford Women's Institute in Somerset, while Bunny Guinness reveals her plans for a water feature in the garden at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Water Story

Wellbeing. The health-giving power of water in a traditional Japanese tale is contrasted with the reality of the drastic shortage of available safe water in the developing world today. Producer Grant Sonnex

: Classic Serial: Tess of the d'Urbervilles: 1

The story of Tess Durbeyfield, the most tragic of Thomas Hardy's heroines. Adapted in four parts by Alan Sharp.
When her father learns that the family is related to the aristocratic d'Urbervilles, Tess is sent to seek preferment. She meets Alec d'Urberville, who is to have a dramatic effect on her life.
Repeated Saturday 9pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Tess of the d'Urbervilles is available from all good retail outlets and [web address removed]. Call [number removed].


Author: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by: Alan Sharp
Director: Mary Peate
Composer: Sylvia Hallett
Violin: Isabel Watson
Tess: Claire Rushbrook
Alec: Adam Godley
Angel: James D'Arcy
Mr Durbeyfield: Keith Barron
Mrs Durbeyfield: Amelda Brown
Liza: Lyndsey Marshal
Mrs d'Urberville: Jennie Stoller
Felix: David Thorpe
Cuthbert: Kenny Blyth
Marion: Janice Acquah
Lizzie: Clare Corbett

: Open Book

The life and work of writer and black rights activist CLR James is scrutinised in Farrukh Dhondy's illuminating new biography. And Harry Ritchie looks at the novels of Sicilian crime writer Leonardo Sciascia. Producers Dymphna Flynn and Fiona McLean. The next Bookclubon 5 August will be London Fields by Martin Amis. Repeated Thursday 4pm


Unknown: Clr James
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.
Producers: Dymphna Flynn
Producers: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Martin Amis.

: Fine Lines

This week cross-cultural experiences of poverty, prejudice and hypocrisy in English and Asian society, with poets Roshan Doug , Birmingham's poet laureate, and Imtiaz Dharker. Presented by Christopher Cook. Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Unknown: Imtiaz Dharker.
Presented By: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: File on 4

Aftera leaked report warning of financial problems ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Mark Whitaker asks whether taxpayers are set to be the Games' main losers. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Strangers in a Strange Land

Writers on Writing and Migration. Three audio essays by novelists who have chosen to live and write in countries otherthan their own. This week British journalist and author Michael Pye , who spent 20 years in New York City and later moved to Portugal. Producer Michelle Rayner. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Pye
Producer: Michelle Rayner.

: Pick of the Week

Extracts from BBC radio, presented by Tony Hawks . Editor Richard Bannerman. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Tony Hawks
Editor: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archers

The flesh is weak. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

This week a review of Jurassic Park 3 and Cats and Dogs; Linda Robson and her children make friends with the latest cyber pets; and Jonathan Miller reads the first episode of Emil and the Detectives. 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: Linda Robson
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
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. 1919. The Origins of World War TwoProducer 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.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Rptd from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

With Michael Rosen. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: 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

A look at the relationship between government and social researchers: what happens to awkward findings, orto academics who pursue questions the policy makers don't care to ask. With David Walker. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker.

: 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 GotAwayrepeated 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

: Song of the Birds

Rob Stradling traces how cellist Pablo Casals fought
Franco's fascism. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Rob Stradling
Unknown: Pablo Casals
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.

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.

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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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