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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin in the Fields, London.


Unknown: St Martin

: From Our Own Correspondent

A look behind the world's headlines. With Kate Adie.
Producer Mike Popham


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Brother Sun , Sister Moon. Sibling relationships are among the most powerful and formative that we experience. In myth and literature, as in life,' brothers and sisters can share a bond of intense loyalty and affection, or be consumed by rivalry and hostility. Mark Tully asks what makes for good relationships between brothers and sisters. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Brother Sun
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sue Macgregor appeals on behalf of a charity which funds research and looks at ways of improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer with the aim of curing the disease or preventing it.
Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: Breast Cancer Campaign,
[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Producer: Mohini Patel.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship from 8.30

Father Adrian Morrin leads a service of commitment and witness by young people preparing forthe sacrament of confirmation from Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic church Buckley, Flintshire. The preacher is Bishop Edwin Regan and the Sirenian Singers are directed by Jean Stanley-Jones . Producer Stephen Shipley. Organist Jeffrey Makinson E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Father Adrian Morrin
Unknown: Bishop Edwin Regan
Directed By: Jean Stanley-Jones
Organist: Stephen Shipley.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson

: Cricket

Zimbabwe v England
Coverage of the third one-day international at the Harare Sports Club. With Jonathan Agnew, Peter Baxter, Simon Mann and Angus Fraser. Including at
7.10-8.25am The Archers Omnibus edition. Cricket: Producer Peter Baxter.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Main Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Main
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers: Omnibus edition

Soap and flannel: page 29
Louiza Patikas's Kind of Day: page 154
A new edition of Who's Who in the Archers is available from all good retailers and [web address removed]. Call [number removed]

: In the Psychiatrist's s Chair

To mark the 20th anniversary of his series, Professor Anthony Clare recalls eight of his most memorable interviews. This week he follows up his encounter with Les Dawson , recorded a week before the comedian's sudden death, and talks to Dawson's widow about the interview's influence on her life. Producer Michael Ember. Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Les Dawson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote ... Unquote

An edition of the quiz recorded at the Edinburgh
Festival. With Nigel Rees and Dillie Keane , Owen Dudley Edwards , Ben Moor and Joyce McMillan. E MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote.... Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Owen Dudley Edwards
Unknown: Joyce McMillan.

: Cricket

Zimbabwe v England
Coverage of the third one-day international at the Harare Sports Club. With Jonathan Agnew ,
Peter Baxter , Simon Mann and Angus Fraser. Including at
7.10-8.25am The Archers Omnibus edition. Cricket: Producer Peter Baxter.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter.

: The Food Programme

From the best bacon to bargain bubblies, Sheila Dillon puts the food business through the grinder. Producer Dixi Stewart. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Sunday Best: The Peacetime Conscripts

Charles Wheeler presents five programmes looking at the history and impact of national service.
2: Brasso, Bull and Bullying. The true rigours of basic training are revealed. Producer David Prest
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
Producer: David Prest

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from Central London. Bunny Guinness helps the team choose the best site for a fruit cage at the GQT garden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.
(Shortened 3pm)


Chairman: Eric Robson
Panellist: Roy Lancaster
Panellist: Pippa Greenwood
Panellist: Bob Flowerdew
Reporter: Bunny Guinness
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Commuter Belt Killer

The last of four programmes exploring the legacy of Surrey's dinosaurs. The identity of the mysterious predator from the Surrey brick pit has been revealed and, over the last three weeks, clues to the lifestyle of the Baryonyx have emerged. Jessica Holm finds the creature nicknamed "claws" had a surprisingdiet. Producer Brett Westwood. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: Classic Serial: The Faerie Queen

Book two of Edmund Spenser 's epic poem tells the story of Sir Guyon the Knight of Temperance and his quest to destroy the Bower of Bliss. Philip Palmer 's adaptation mixes moments of vivid poetrywith high adventure as Spenserfinds himself faced by a rival storyteller keen to add a twist to the tale.
Director Toby Swift. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Edmund Spenser
Unknown: Philip Palmer
Director: Toby Swift.
Spenser: Simon Russell Beale
Stella: Holly Aird
SirGuyon: David Oyelowo
The palmer: Philip Whitechurch
Redcross: Lioyd Hutchinson
Archimago: Ray Lonnen
Duessa: Carolyn Pickles
Satyrane: Ewan Bailey
Dorien: Paul Rider

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of listeners celebrate National Poetry Week by looking at Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, Serious Concerns, and If I Don't Know by Wendy Cope, one of Britain's most popular poets.
Repeated Thursday 4pm. November's Bookclub is We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates.


Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents requests on a farming theme including poems by John Clare and Thomas Hardy. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: 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. 2: Those Two Impostors. Triumph and tragedy. Over the moon to sick as a parrot in one easy step. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated on Saturday


Producer: Kate McAii.

: Pick of the Week

With Mark Whittaker.
Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Neil wants retribution. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine visits the National Conker Championship and Birmingham's new Think Tank museum of science and discovery. Jan Francis reads the fifth episode of The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. 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: Lynne Reid Banks.
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 21: 1936-Edward VIII and Unemployment Producer Pete Atkin. Revised repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Robert Powell.
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 Conservative Party conference in Blackpool. Including at 10.45 It's a Funny Old World. Simon Hoggart casts a wry glance at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Producer Susan Marling. Editor Sheila Cook. It's a Funny Old World: Producer Jess Atkinson. Repeated on Wednesday at 8.45


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Susan Marling.
Editor: Sheila Cook.
Producer: Jess Atkinson.

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Music of Highways and Waterways

The first of two programmes in which Tim Healey uncovers music which grew out of yesterday's great transportation systems. In the industrial revolution, those who lived and worked on Britain's canals created their own dynamic culture. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Tim Healey
Producer: Paul Evans

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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.

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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