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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the Parish Church of St Leonard, Bledington in Gloucestershire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Soul Food. Bonnie Greer seeks nourishment for the soul from food both real and metaphorical. 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

The religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar, presented by Trevor Barnes. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Andrew Marr speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to create a safer society through campaign work, research, education, advice and counselling. Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: The Suzy Lamplugh Trust.[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Mohini Patel.
Unknown: Suzy Lamplugh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A service from the Charles Wood Summer School in Armagh, led by the Rev Bert Tosh. With the Charles Wood Singers. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bert Tosh.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. EditorKevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is vet Bruce Fogle. Producer Miranda Birch. Bruce Fogle 's Kind of Day: page 130


Unknown: Bruce Fogle.
Producer: Miranda Birch.
Producer: Bruce Fogle

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the game in which hesitation, repetition and deviation are strictly forbidden. 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

: The Food Programme

Conversation based on a lifetime in food journalism, with Derek Cooper. This week a look back atthe way wine has been popularised overthe past decades, with experts Jancis Robinson , Andrew Jefford and Bill Baker. Producer MinRaisman. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Unknown: Bill Baker.

: The World This Weekend

With Tim Franks.


Unknown: Tim Franks.

: Sunday Best: Why People Hate ...

Spin Doctors. Crime writer Ken Follett called them "the rent boys of politics". Spinner-turned-journalist Charlie Whelan talks to Neil Kinnock and John Redwood and journalists Ian Hislop and Boris Johnson to find out whether British politics is spinning Out Of control.
Producer Roger Childs (R)


Unknown: Ken Follett
Talks: Charlie Whelan
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Producer: Roger Childs

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster answer questions put to them by gardeners in Merseyside. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

The Lily Family. Herb farmer Jekka McVicar visits the Geffrye Museum in London. Joined by deputy director Christine Lalumia , they discover secrets of the lilyfamily,which includes onion, garlic and chives. Producer Sara Conkey. For recipe information PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Director: Christine Lalumia
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Classic Serial: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

The concluding part of Thomas Hardy 's novel, adapted by Alan Sharp. Tess is working at a desolate, windswept farm, hoping that Angel will come to save her. By chance, she meets Alec d'Urberville who has become a preacher, and wants to make amends. Director Mary Peate. Composer Sylvia Hallett. Violin Isabel Watson Repeated Saturday 9pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Tess of the d'Urbervilles is available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Adapted By: Alan Sharp.
Director: Mary Peate.
Violin: Sylvia Hallett.
Violin: Isabel Watson
Tess: Claire Rushbrook
Alec: Adam Godley
Angel: James D'Arcy
Mr Durbeyfleld: Keith Barron
Mrs Durbeyfield: Amelda Brown
Liza: Lyndsey Marshal
Cuthbert: Kenny Blyth
Marion: Janice Acquah
Mrsd'Urberville: Jennie Stoller
Mr Crick: Sean Baker
Mrs Crick: Annette Badland
Rev Clare: Robert East
Mrs Clare: Joanna Wake
Felix: David Thorpe
Retty: Rachel Gleaves
Izzy: Alison Pethtt

: Open Book

American author Ann Patchett discusses her latest book with Charlie Lee Potter , and novelist Howard Jacobson reveals his passion for Mario Vargas Llosa 's Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Producer Rachael Pink. The next Bookclubon 2 September will be The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing. Repeated Thursday 4pm


Unknown: Ann Patchett
Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Howard Jacobson
Unknown: Mario Vargas
Producer: Rachael Pink.
Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: Poetry Please

Requests for poems which have been set to music, and lyrics which stand on their own. Featuring writers Philip Gross, Lemn Sissay , Jean "Binta" Breeze and Leonard Cohen. With Frank Delaney. Producer Frances Byrnes. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Leonard Cohen.
Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Frances Byrnes.

: Nuclear Waste - the Final Solution?

Peter Evans explores the options forthe safe disposal Of radioactive material. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Maps for the Future

First in a new series featuring inspirational graduation speeches. This week's speakers are President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Barbara Bush.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Pick of the Week

Radio highlights presented by Charlie Lee Potter. Editor Richard Bannerman. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Charlie Lee Potter.
Editor: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archers

Tim Offers tea and towelling. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Who is Helen's secret admirer: page 18; Soap and flannel: page 26; Win a day with the Archers: page 34

: Go 4 It

A selection of holiday ideas and an interview with author Anthony Horowitz. Jonathan Miller continues reading Emil and the Detectives. With Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: Anthony Horowitz.
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Matt Smith.
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's series of the history of Britain. Reader Robert Powell.
1924. The First Labour PM and the Zinoviev Letter 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 accompanythe 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

Compelling radio from around the globe, presented by Emily Buchanan. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen examines words and thewaywe speak. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates complaints. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Going Private. Frances Cairncross asks if it is time to update notions of the public and private sectors. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next seven days, with Jonathan Beale. Including at 10.45 Palace of Varieties - presented by historian David Cannadine.
Editor John Evans.
Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Jonathan Beale
Unknown: David Cannadine
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Susan Marling

: A Good Read

Writer Patrick Gale and journalist Michael White discuss favourite books with Louise Doughty. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Patrick Gale
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Louise Doughty.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys presents his favourite pieces of literature. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Humphrys

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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.

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