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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Marythe Virgin, Prescot in Liverpool.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

He, She and Spirit. Mark Tully explores questions of gender and Spirituality. Producer Beverley McAinsh.
Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Topical farming magazine. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

The religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives with Trevor Barnes. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Selina Scott speaks on behalf of a charity which helps families caring for children with any disability, chronic illness or life-threatening condition.
Producer Jayne Egerton. DONATIONS: Contact a Family. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS:
Freephone [number removed]. Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Selina Scott
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A service from St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral,
Edinburgh, led by the Rev Kevin Franz and the Very Rev Graham Forbes. With the Cathedral Choir. Master of music Matthew Owens. Assistant organist Simon Nieminski. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Kevin Franz
Unknown: Graham Forbes.
Music: Matthew Owens.
Organist: Simon Nieminski.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House from 9.30

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. from 10.45 Soap and flannel: page 28

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is investment banker Lord Roll. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened


Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Panel game show. 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]

: The Food Programme

The last of four programmes of conversation based on a lifetime in food journalism. With Derek Cooper. Producer RebeCca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With Tim Franks.


Unknown: Tim Franks.

: Sunday Best: Why People Hate....

Capitalists. Former Tory Chancellor Norman Lamont is best remembered as the man who blew L7 billion in one day on Black Wednesday, keeping sterling in the Exchange Rate Mechanism. That may explain why some people loathed him at the time. Here he talks to people who hate capitalism itself, for a variety of reasons: economic, social, moral and environmental. producer RogerChilds (R)


Unknown: Norman Lamont

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Roy Lancaster tackle gardening's most frequently asked questions, including a special step-by-step guide to combatting slugs and snails. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened


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

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

The Borage Family. Jekka McVicar explores the world of herbs. This week she visits Cressing Temple in Essex to discuss comfrey, lungwort and borage with naturalist, botanist, author and Herb Society chairman Roger Tabor. Producer Sara Conkey. For recipe information PHONE: [number removed] The benefits of borage: page 17


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Unknown: Roger Tabor.
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Classic Serial: A Far Cry from Kensington

Muriel Spark 's witty slice of fifties London is dramatised by Jennifer Phillips. The story concerns the eccentric and engaging occupants of a rooming-house near South Kensington Underground station, and the charming gentlemen and ladies of the shabby but genteel world of publishing. Director Viv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 9pm (R)


Author: Muriel Spark
Dramatised By: Jennifer Phillips.
Director: Viv Beeby
Mrs Hawkins: Cella Imrie
Milly: Sorcha Cusack
Martin: Bill Wallis
Wanda: Joanna Kanska
Isobel: Lisa Coleman
William: Mark Straker
Hector: Philip Manikum
Ian: Ric Jerrom
Abigail: Susie Brann
Emma: Elizabeth Morgan
Greta: Kim Hicks
Kate: Sally Cookson

: Open Book

This week writer David Ebershoff talks about The Rose City, his finely crafted stories about young men forging their way in a chaotic world, and Charlie Lee Potter reveals what the books on your shelves say about you. Producer Claire Csonka. Series producer Rona McLean The next Bookclubon 2 September will be The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing. Repeated Thursday 4pm


Talks: David Ebershoff
Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Producer: Claire Csonka.
Producer: Rona McLean
Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: Poetry Please

Requests for great poems and old favourites, such as If by Rudyard Kipling , and A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine. With Frank Delaney. Producer Frances Byrnes. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Craig Raine.
Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Frances Byrnes.

: Roots of Homophobia

Writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair journeys to Jamaica to confront the homophobia contained in ragga music. Repeated from Tuesday


Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair

: Maps for the Future

The second in a new series featuring some of the most inspirational graduation speeches. Rock musician Bono offers his "map forthe future". Producer Cheryl Gabriel. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Peter Donaldson.
Editor: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archers

Emma hopes for fame. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

The children's programme looks at the latest creation of author and illustrator Raymond Briggs -Ug, the story of a Stone Age boy genius. And
Jonathan Miller continues reading Emil and the Detectives. Presented by Matt Smith.
Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@>bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: Raymond Briggs
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 series of the history of Britain. Reader Robert Powell.
1925-26. Churchill's First Budget and the General Strike. Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


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 the way we 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

From Berlin Wall to Great Wall? Friction persists between the US and China, while Washington tests a missile shield and prepares to resume nuclear arms talks with Moscow. Quentin Peel asks whetherthe US is substituting a new giant enemy for an old one. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next seven days, with Jonathan Beale. Including at 10.45 Palace of Varieties. Professor David Cannadine continues his exploration of the Palace of Westminster. Editor John Evans. Producer Susan Marling


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

: A Good Read

Journalist Jeremy Clarke and record producer
George Martin discuss their recommended books with Louise Doughty. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jeremy Clarke
Producer: George Martin
Unknown: Louise Doughty.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Fertility expert Professor Robert Winston selects favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Professor Robert Winston

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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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