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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Colour Red. From the symbols of the red rose to the perceived characteristics of redheads and the redemptive power of blood. With Bonnie Greer. Producer Alan Hall. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Bonnie Greer.
Producer: Alan Hall.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news. with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Professor Heinz Wolff speaks on behalf of a charity that provides advice on technology that can enhance the independence of people with disabilities. Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Disabled Living Foundation. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Professor Heinz Wolff
Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Archbishop of York, the Most Rev Dr David Hope , introduces excerpts from Mendelssohn's Elijah, sung by the Huddersfield Choral Society. From St Bartholomew's Church, Marsden, Yorkshire. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Dr David Hope

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Jeremy Vine.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. from 10.45 Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 27


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the actor Joss Ackland. Producer Miranda Birch. Andrew Duncan meets Joss Ackland : page 30


Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Miranda Birch.
Producer: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Joss Ackland

: Just a Minute

The panel game travels to Leeds, where Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Tim Rice , Sue Perkins , Ross Noble and Tony HawkS. Repeated from 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: Tim Rice
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Ross Noble

: The Food Programme

Another programme of conversation based on a lifetime in food journalism, with Derek Cooper. Producer Rebecca Wells.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Why People Hate....: Men

Actor and writer Nigel Planer talks to a feminist, a journalist, an advertiser and a psychologist to find out whether men receive more hatred than most people, and if so, why? He also meets footballer Stan Collymore who was once called "the second most hated man in Britain". (R)


Presenter: Nigel Planer
Interviewee: Stan Collymore
Producer: Roger Childs

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in north Devon. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


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

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

The Cabbage Family. The first in a new five-part series in which herb farmer Jekka McVicartravels to the Cotswolds to explore the world of herbs, revealing practical herbal remedies. This week she isjoined by world-renowned chef Raymond Blanc. Producer Sarah Davis. For recipe information PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Jekka McVicartravels
Unknown: Raymond Blanc.
Producer: Sarah Davis.

: Classic Serial: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy 's novel adapted in four parts by Alan Sharp. 3: Tess finally agrees to marry Angel, but is still torn over whether to tell him about the child she conceived after Alec d'Urberville took advantage of her. Director Mary Peate. Composer Sylvia Hallett. Violin Isabel Watson Repeated Saturday 9pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Tess of the dVrtenilles is available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Alan Sharp.
Director: Mary Peate.
Violin: 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
Mr Crick: Sean Baker
Farmer Groby: Wayne Foskett
Mrs Crick: Annette Badland
Rev Clare: Robert East
Mrs Clare: Joanna Wake
Felix: David Thorpe
Cuthbert: Kenny Blyth
Retty: Rachel Gleaves
Izzy: Alison Pettitt
Mrs Kail: Helen Ayres

: Open Book

American author Elinor Lipman talks to Charlie Lee Potter about her new novel, The Dearly Departed, plus a look at 100 years of Oxford World Classics. Producer Dymphna Flynn. The next Bookclubon 2 September will be The Grass Is Singingby Doris Lessing. Repeated Thursday 4pm


Talks: Elinor Lipman
Unknown: Charlie Lee
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.
Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: Poetry Please

Actors Carole Boyd and Michael Elwyn and poets Gerard Benson and Rommi Smith join Frank Delaney on stage at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford to present a selection of listeners' favourite poetry. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Michael Elwyn
Unknown: Gerard Benson
Unknown: Rommi Smith
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies.

: Stealing Beauty

The inside story of art theft told by those who spend their lives trying to recover stolen masterpieces. Presented by John Wilson. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: John Wilson.

: Strangers in a Strange Land

Writers on Writing and Migration. The last of three programmes about novelists who have chosen to live and write overseas. From her current home in the American South, ex-pat Australian Janette Turner Hospital reflects upon her peripatetic writing career. Producer Michelle Rayner. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Janette Turner
Producer: Michelle Rayner.

: Pick of the Week

The week's BBC radio highlights, with Clare Balding. Editor Richard Bannerman. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Clare Balding.
Editor: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archers

Chandler needs friends. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

This week there's a trip to the seaside town of Blackpool, with rock tasting at a rock factory and a visit to the top of Blackpool Tower. Jonathan Miller reads the third episode of Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner. Presented by Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Erich Kastner.
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. 1922-23. Lloyd George Out, Baldwin In 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.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Radio from around the globe, with Emily Buchanan. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.

: Word of Mouth

With Michael Rosen. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team investigate your complaints. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Cogs and Monsters. Diane Coyle looks at challenging ideas about complexity and asks if the economy is more like an animal than a machine. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next seven days, with Shaun Ley. Including at 10.45 Tails of the Tiger.
Editor John Evans. Tails of the Tigerrepeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Crime writers Colin Dexter and Russell James join Louise Doughty to discuss three favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Russell James
Unknown: Louise Doughty

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Formertheatre critic Milton Shulman chooses favourite literary extracts. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Milton Shulman

About this project

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.

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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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