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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St. Anne's, London.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Feet of Clay. This phrase has always implied weakness and fallibility. Yet spiritual writer John O'Donohue finds in clay a positive and creative image of our humanity. With Sheena McDonald. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Postponed from 16 September. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: John O'Donohue
Unknown: Sheena McDonald.
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Living World

Nature documentary series. 4: Bats.
Lionel Kelleway spends a chilly summer night at a disused stone mine near Bath, home to nine of the sixteen species of British bats. Hundreds of bats swarm to the mine. But why they do it is a mystery. Producer Joanne Stevens. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbb.co.uk/nature/programmes/radio


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Joanne Stevens.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Marguerite Patten appeals on behalf of a charity which produces a free monthly magazine on audio cassette for the blind and partially sighted.
Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: Soundaround,[address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Mohini Patel.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Venerable English College in Rome, the oldest British institution overseas. With the Radio 4 Rome Pilgrims Choir, directed by Gordon Stewart. Producer Philip Billson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Directed By: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Philip Billson.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Soap and flannel: page 32

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare recalls eight of his most memorable interviews. He follows up his encounter of 1985 with crime novelist PD James. Producer Michael Ember. Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Pd James.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote ... Unquote

Quiz. EMAIL quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Repeatedfrom Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote... Unquoteis available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].

: The Food Programme

Immediately after his election victory in June, Tony Blairdisbandedthe Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and replaced it with the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Derek Cooper charts the history of MAFF from its beginnings in the 19th century to its eventual demise, and considers the changing relationship between ourgovernment and thefood we eat. Producer Adam Fowler. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Adam Fowler.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


Unknown: James Cox

: Sunday Best: The Peacetime Conscripts

Charles Wheeler presents the first of five programmes looking at the history and impact of national service. This week, call-up papers are received and new recruits considerthe life ahead of them. Contributors include inventor Trevor Baylis , and art critic Brian Sewell. Producer David Prest (R)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Peacetime Conscripts is available on audio cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed].


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Trevor Baylis
Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Producer: David Prest

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from Loose, near Maidstone. Meanwhile, atthe GQTgarden, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew improve the soil in the vegetable bed. Chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Commuter Belt Killer

The third of four programmes exploring the legacy of the dinosaurs that once lived in what we now know as England's commuter belt. The skeleton of the baryonyx has been assembled, but its jaws and claws are not what the experts expected. Jessica Holm explores how paleontologists piece together the lifestyles of long-extinct dinosaurs.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Jessica Holm
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Classic Serial: The Faerie Queen

Edmund Spenser's Elizabethan epic poem is dramatised in two parts as a swashbuckler by Philip Palmer. Book One is based on the story of St George and the Dragon, mixing comedic storytelling with moments of vivid poetry as Spenser fights to control this reworking of his tale of adventure.
Director Toby Swift. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Edmund Spenser
Unknown: Philip Palmer
Director: Toby Swift
Spenser: Simon Russell Beale
Stella: Holly Aird
Redcross: Lloyd Hutchinson
Princess Una: Indira Varma
Dorien: Paul Rider
Archimago: Ray Lonnen
Duessa: Carolyn Pickles
Satyrane: Ewan Bailey

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in books and Pete Davies picks the week's best paperbacks Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Thursday 4pm. October's Bookclub is Making Cocoa tor Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope. November's Bookclub is We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Pete Davies
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Wendy Cope.
Unknown: Joyce Carol Oates.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of listener's requests on the theme of office life, including poems by John Betjeman and Gavin Ewart. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Gavin Ewart.
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: File on 4

In the first of a new series of the current affairs documentary series, Gerry Northam investigates allegations that black and Asian police officers who have campaigned on issues of race are now being victimised within theirforces. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: The Game's Up

Three programmes in which Lynne Truss cheerfully confirms the prejudices of those who have never been tempted to attend a great sporting occasion.
1: A Great Day Out.... if you like cold, rain, pies, idiots, crowds, queues, absence of information, traffic jams, jobsworths ... Producer Kate McAII. Repeated on Saturday Lynne Truss: Sport, page 13


Producer: Kate McAii.

: Pick of the Week

Highlights from BBC radio presented by Sue Cook. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Sue Cook.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

The Carters have to wait. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine. Author Penelope Lively marks Children's Book Week by recommending some of herfavourites and Jan Francis reads the fourth part of The Indian in the Cupboard. With Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: 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. The reader is Robert Powell. Episode 20: 1934-35 - The German Threat Grows and Ramsay MacDonald Resigns. Producer Pete Atkin. Revised repeat


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

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Law in Action

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports live from the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Including at 10.45 It's a Funny Old World. Simon Hoggart takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the Liberal Democrats' conference. Producer John Evans. Editor Sheila Cook.
It's a Funny Old World: Producers Sarah Harrison and AnneTyerman. Repeated on Wednesday at 8.45


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: John Evans.
Editor: Sheila Cook.
Producers: Sarah Harrison

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Married to the Music

Concl uding the series about the wives of famous composers. 4: Harmony Twichell. Jan Swafford ,
James Sinclair and Sylvia Warren chart the life and influence of Charles Ives 's wife. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Jan Swafford
Unknown: James Sinclair
Unknown: Sylvia Warren
Unknown: Charles Ives
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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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