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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

St Nicholas , Sevenoaks, Kent.


Unknown: St Nicholas

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

What Return Can I Make? Mark Tully explores our personal and communal responses to the goodness and generosity of creation. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Living World

Exe Is forAvocet. In the first of a new series, Lionel. Kelleway is on the Exe estuary to see one of the country's largest populations of overwintering avOCetS. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London, with the traditional Radio 4
Christmas Appeal on behalfofthe church's social work in the capital and around the country.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson. Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm DONATIONS: [address removed]PHONE: [number removed].
WEBSITE: www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: St Martin
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.
Unknown: St Martin

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the chapel of St Catharine's Convent,
Lauriston, Edinburgh. Led by the Reverend John Fitzsimmons with the St Andrew Camerata, director Vincent Wallace. Producer Mo McCullough.


Unknown: John Fitzsimmons
Director: Vincent Wallace.
Producer: Mo McCullough.

: Letter from America

With AliStairCOOke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Conversation about the big news stories of the week. Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Received with Thanks: the Story behind theRadio 4 Christmas Appeal

For 75 years Radio 4 has broadcast an appeal at
Christmas on behalf of St Martin in the Fields, London. The church has a long tradition of social work. John Waite meets the hard-working staff at the church and some of those who benefited from last year's appeal. Producer Rebecca Nicholson. Rptd at 5.40pm and on Thurs 3.45pm.


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the theatrical producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
Producer Miranda Birch.
CD BOXED SET: A 3-CD boxed set, The Very Best of Desert Island Discs, is on sale through all good music retailers priced £14.99.


Producer: Sir Cameron MacKintosh.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The alternative to panel games. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

: The Food Programme

Could organic farming make Africa a major player in the world food market? Sheila Dillon finds out in a special programme from Zambia.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Soul Music

Series exploring pieces of music known for their emotivity. 4: Amazing Grace. A near-death experience resulted in John Newton 's conversion and some years laterthe writing of Amazing Grace. With contributions from Judy Collins , Bob Zellner and Martin Bell. Producer SaraConkey(R)


Unknown: John Newton
Unknown: Judy Collins
Unknown: Bob Zellner
Unknown: Martin Bell.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Pippa Greenwood are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. 3pm.
Send your gardening questions to:[address removed]


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

: Growing the Growers

A series in which Caroline Beck investigates the National Trust Careership scheme for training gardeners. 4: Sue Preston Jones - -Saltram, Devon
Three years ago Sue Preston began hertrainingat Saltram after having been a teacher for ten years.
Producer Angela Sherwin. Series Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Caroline Beck
Unknown: Preston Jones
Unknown: Sue Preston
Producer: Angela Sherwin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Classic Serial: Don't Look Now

Daphne Du Maurier's chilling tale, dramatised in one episode by Ronald Frame.
John and Laura Bennett are on holiday in Venice, trying to get over the tragic death of their daughter. They seem to be succeeding, until a blind psychic starts relaying messages to them.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
(Don't look - listen: page 15)


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Dramatised by: Ronald Frame
Director: Patrick Rayner
Laura Bennett: Anna Chancellor
John Bennett: Michael Feast
Policeman: Sean Baker
Waiter: Ewan Bailey
Sister: Colette O'Neil
Eilidh: Carolyn Pickles
Porter: Carl Prekopp

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Pottertalks to Sara Paretsky about her new book Total Recall. And Anna Raeburn looks at the week's best paperbacks.
Producer Dymphna Flynn. Repeated Thursday 4pm. January's Bookciub: The Falls and Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Pottertalks
Unknown: Sara Paretsky
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.
Unknown: Ian Rankin

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney returns with a programme devoted to requests in response to the terrorist attack on New York. Jack Davenport reads WH Auden's prescient poem September 1, 1939andWislawaSzymborska's The Terrorist, He Watches; Miriam Margolyes reads Linda Pastan 's moving poem The Five Stages of Grief and David Colllins reads James Fenton 's Jerusalem. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A variety of poems are published by BBC Radio Collection on audio cassette and are available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Linda Pastan
Unknown: David Colllins
Unknown: James Fenton
Producer: Kate McAii.

: File on 4

Current affairs series. Repeated from Tuesday

: Christmas Appeal

Repeated from 9.45 am

: Pick of the Week

Eddie Mair 's selection of highlights from BBC radio. Producer Clare Csonka. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Clare Csonka.

: The Archers

Robert thinks Lynda is lovely. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 26


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine. This week, the Museum of London's birthday celebrations and find out which of this year's top-ten toys will be making it into the history books. William Nicholson reads the sixth part of his book The Windsinger, plus the usual mix of jokes and competitions. Presented by Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: William Nicholson
Presented By: Matt Smith.
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's history of Britain. The reader is Robert Powell. Episode 30: 1945. The End of the War and a Labour Landslide. 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.

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan looks at radio quiz shows from around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen on the art of bending over backwards linguistically in order not to offend. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

John Kampfner asks whether a new seriousness is colouring our attitudes to the state of the world. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Kampfner

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next seven days, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Brandreth on Office
The last of Gyles Brandreth irreverent but informative sketches of life in Parliament. Editor John Evans.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Guests discuss their favourite paperbacks with Louise Doughty. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Playing Stalin's Tune

Bridget Kendall 's looks at the way in which music of all kinds was made to praise the Soviet cause in the Stalin years. Producer Martin Smith (R)


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Martin Smith

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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.

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