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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From York Minster.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

; Know Your Father. Taking her theme from a common Scottish greeting, "I ken yerfaither", Sheena McDonald asks in whose image we are made. If someone knows your parents, to what extent do they know you too?
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Living World

Three new episodes of the nature programme. 1: The Honey Buzzard. Brett Westwood joins ornithologist lolo Williams in search of one of Britain's rarest and most secretive birds of prey.
The first challenge is to find the birds, the second is to climb a tree for a closer look, and the third is to avoid the wasps, the larvae of which are the buzzard's favourite food. Producer Sarah Blunt
WEBSITE: www.bbb.co.uk/nature/programmes/radio. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sir Denis Goldberg appeals on behalf of a charity which aims to bring the advantages of computer technology to the developing world.
Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: Computer Aid International, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS:
Freephone [number removed].Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Sir Denis Goldberg
Producer: Mohini Patel.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Myra Blyth leads a service from Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, with music from Cambrensis and the St David 's Praise Choir, conducted by Kelvin Thomas. Organist Jeffrey Howard. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Myra Blyth
Unknown: St David
Organist: Kelvin Thomas.
Organist: Jeffrey Howard.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Soap and flannel: page 26

: Desert Island Discs

In the first of four repeated editions, Sue Lawley is joined by jazz saxophonist, Courtney Pine. Producer Miranda Birch (R)


Unknown: Courtney Pine.
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Just a Minute P

M Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton guest on the panel game. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 oi Just a Minute is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton

: The Food Programme

When 18th-century gentry wanted a treat, they sent for potted fish from the Lake District. Now that we no longer need to preserve food in clarified butter in a pot, how widespread or useful is this product? Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - Loving Men Living Lies

Sheila Keegan investigates why some intelligent women fall for con-men who are also conning themselves. Case-studies include Rosie, who becomes engaged to a man who is simultaneously involved with at least 10 other women, and Jessica, who is bowled over by John, "a high-flying lawyer" with a taste for luxury Cars. (R)


Reporter: Sheila Keegan
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Gardeners' Question Time

In London, Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by Chelsea gardeners, and chairman Eric Robson learns of the the role plants play in modern medicine from Professor Noel Dilly of St George 's Hospital Medical School. Producer Trevor Taylor. 3pm Nature's remedies: page 18


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Noel Dilly
Unknown: St George
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

The Rose Family. Herb farmer Jekka McVicarjoins medical herbalist Anne Mclntyre at her garden in Gloucestershire to make some herbal beauty potions and culinary delights in this final episode. Producer Sara Davis. For recipe information PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Jekka McVicarjoins
Unknown: Anne McLntyre
Producer: Sara Davis.

: Classic Serial: The Group

Mary McCarthy 's novel about eight graduates from the prestigious American women's college Vassar is dramatised in two parts by Moya O'Shea. 2: Three years since graduation, half the group has married. Nevertheless, there are some surprises in store for all the women as their lives continue in New York.
Director TraceyNeale. Repeated Saturday 9pm (R)


Unknown: Mary McCarthy
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Narrator: Gayle Hunnicutt
Kay: Briony Glassco
Harald: Mark Caven
Polly: Theresa Gallagher
Libby: Laurel Lefkow
Priss: Joanna Weir
Helena: Tara Ward
Dottie: Rebecca Front
Pokey: Moya O'Shea
Lakey: Buffy Davis
Norine: Lorelei King
Gus: Henry Goodman
Jim: Adam Sims
Sloan: Aaron Swartz
Stephen: Adam Noble

: Open Book

Literary magazine. Charlie Lee-Potter talks to author Nina Bawden about her latest novel Ruffian on the Stairand Juliet Rix investigates audio books.
Producer Dymphna Flynn ; Series Producer- Fiona McLean Repeated
Thursday 4pm. October's Bookclubis is Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope


Talks: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nina Bawden
Unknown: Stairand Juliet Rix
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Producer: Fiona McLean
Unknown: Wendy Cope

: Poetry Please

Martin Jarvis and Harriet Walter join Frank Delaney for listeners' requests, including Kipling's The Way through the Woods and Larkin's Wedding Wind. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Faith and the State

A new three-part series looking at the relationship between faith and the state in three countries.
1: Egypt-Modern Islam. The Egyptian government has staked its economic and political destiny on being moderate. Yet recently there has been a resurgence of interest in Islam which may be hard to manipulate. With Mike Wooldridge. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge.

: Maps for the Future

The last in a series of four inspirational graduation speeches features Peter Ustinov and Helena Kennedy. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Helena Kennedy.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Pick

of the Week
BBC radio highlights presented by Nick Clarke. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Shula gets in first. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine. Pop singer Louise Rednapp talks about her new album, a listener visits the set of Grange Hill , and author Lynne Reid Banks introduces the start of a serialisation of her book The Indian in the Cupboard, read by Jan Francis. With Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Singer: Louise Rednapp
Unknown: Grange Hill
Introduces: Lynne Reid Banks
Read By: Jan Francis.
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.
Episode 17: 1929 - Red Buses and the Wall Street Crash. Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Reader: Robert Powell.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Repeated from Friday

: Word of Mouth

Repeated from Friday

: Money

BOX Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Great Big Change. Peter Day explores the latest upheavals with Gary Hamel. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Gary Hamel.

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next week, with Jonathan Beale. Including at 10.45 In the Think Tanks.
Dennis Sewell with a sneak preview of new policy ideas. Editor John Evans. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Jonathan Beale.
Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Editor: John Evans.
Producer: Susan Marling

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Married to the Music

A new four-part series about the wives of famous composers. 1: Caroline Alice Roberts. Michael Kennedy and Wendy Hillary chart the life of Mrs Edward Elgar and reflect on the way in which she influenced her husband's music. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Caroline Alice Roberts.
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Wendy Hillary
Unknown: Mrs Edward Elgar
Producer: Rosie Boulton

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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