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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the Parish Church ofSt Mary, Bishopstoke.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Honest Altruist. Sheena McDonald considers the true nature of altruism in conversation with the former emergencies manager of Oxfam and author of a controversial new study, Tony Vaux. They ask if all altruism is tainted with self-interest and how it is to be redefined in our post-modern world. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Tony Vaux.
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Topical issues. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Nick Ross appeals on behalf of a charity which conducts research into the views of young people in orderthat their voices be heard by parents, teachers and policymakers.
Producer Laurence Grissell.
DONATIONS: Young Voice, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Black-majority churches are the fastest growing in the United Kingdom. To mark black history month, the Rev Joel Edwards , general director of the Evangelical Alliance, celebrates the vitality and diversity of African and African-Caribbean communities, and their contribution to the life of the church, in a service from the Church of God of Prophecy in Tooting, London. With poet Andrea Meade , political historian R David Muir , and the award-winning Kingdom Choir under their musical director Karen Gibson.
Producer Phillip Billson. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Joel Edwards
Unknown: Andrea Meade
Unknown: David Muir
Director: Karen Gibson.
Producer: Phillip Billson.

: 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.
The A to S of the Archers: page 16
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 28


Unknown: Alison Graham

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

To mark the 20th anniversary of his series, Professor Anthony Clare recalls eight of his most memorable interviews. Clare describes his encounter with the late Wimbledon champion Arthur Ashe as his personal favourite. Here, Clare recalls his own feelings as a psychiatrist before, during and after their 1984 encounter in New York.
Producer Michael Ember.


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Arthur Ashe
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Quote ... Unquote

Quiz. E:-MAIL quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote... Unguoteis is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]

: The Food Programme

As Marcel Proust knew, food can transport people to other places and times. This edition asks why there is such a strong connection between food and memory, and explores its cultural and therapeutic benefits.
Producer Paula McGinley. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Marcel Proust
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Peacetime Conscripts

Charles Wheeler presents a five-part series about the history and impact of national service.
4: Angry Young Men. The Suez crisis blows up and many young recruits start to question the wisdom Of national Service. 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
Producer: David Prest

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Carole Baxter answer questions posed by gardeners from Ballater in Aberdeenshire. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Wild in the Garden

A five-part series in which Chris Baines looks at domestic gardens from the point of view of wildlife and discovers that gardeners are recreating habitats for a growing number of animals.
2: Feeding the Rocks. A garden encounter with a sparrowhawk is short and often dramatic as it makes a raid on the birdtable , often carrying off one of the birds feeding there. This programme shows how sparrowhawks reflect the health of the local bird population and how ourgardens are becoming increasingly important for a wide range of birds. Producer Brett Westwood. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: Classic Serial: The Heart of the Matter

Graham Greene 's novel is dramatised in two parts by John Harvey. 1: The anguished story of one man's personal and spiritual confusion as he struggles to behave honourably against the odds.
Producer/Director Sally Avens. Original Music by Dominic Fitzgerald Graham Greene 's Short Stories begins tomorrow at 3.30pm


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: John Harvey.
Director: Sally Avens.
Music By: Dominic Fitzgerald
Music By: Graham Greene
Scobie: Charles Dance
Louise: Harriet Walter
Wilson: Tom Hollander
Yusef: Nadim Sawalha
Tallit: Richard Youman
Harris: Jonathan Keeble
Father Rank: Des McAleer
All: Freddie Annobil
Father Clay: Ewan Bailey
Fellowes: Sean Baker
Robinson: Ray Lonnen

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at the world of books and Maggie O'Farrell picks the week's best paperbacks. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Thursday 4pm. November's Bookclub is Talking to the Dead by Helen Dunmore.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Adventures in Poetry

A four-part series with Peggy Reynolds. 2: No Coward Soul
by Emily Bronte. A look at how this bold and haunting poem makes its impact and its role in the myth that has grown up around its author. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: Five Writers in Search of an Author

The first of three programmes in which novelists introduce the life and work of an invented author and explain why they wish such a writer had really existed. The series reflects the writers' interest in literary hoaxes and jokes. This week, AL Kennedy. Producer Rob Ketteridge. Repeated on Saturday


Producer: Rob Ketteridge.

: Pick of the Week

BBC radio highlights presented byCorrie Corfield.
Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

A fright i n the kitchen. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine. Awful End author Philip Ardagh discusses his new book, a group of children share their experience of Africa as described in their book The Lion Children and Jan Francis reads the seventh part of The Indian in the Cupboard. With Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: [text removed]. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: Philip Ardagh
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 23: 1938 Anschluss and the Munich Agreement. Producer Pete Atkin. Revised repeat
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb box sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


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

: Analysis

Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next seven days, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 It's a Funny Old World. Simon Hoggart 's perspective on the week in politics. Editor John Evans. It's a Funny Old World: Producer Adam Grimley. Editor Anne Tyerman. Repeated on Wednesday at 8.45


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans.
Producer: Adam Grimley.
Editor: Anne Tyerman.

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Collaborators

A four-part series in which Dave Gelly explores unusual musical collaborations. 1: How singer
Stacey Kent and saxophonist Jim Tomlinson interpret the Classic American SOngbOOk. Producer Anne Bristow (R)


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Singer: Stacey Kent
Unknown: Jim Tomlinson
Producer: Anne Bristow

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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