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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Westminster Abbey, London.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Goodbyes and Hellos. Mark Tully considers how important it can be to let go of the past and to welcome in the new with open arms and heart. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Living World

Wistman's Wood. Lionel Kelleway explores a magical ancient oak woodland in the heart of Dartmoor.
Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A Creed for Today. Roger Bolton is in the chair with an expert panel debating the essentials of belief. With reporter Trevor Barnes.
Producer Norman Winter. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Reporter: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Norman Winter.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of a charity which prepares and presents bail applications for asylum seekers detained by the Immigration Service.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Bail for Immigration
Detainees, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed].
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3 January 3.28pm


Producer: Laurence Grissell.
Unknown: Toynbee Hall.

: Sunday Worship

Voices of Lament. The churches rememberthe
Slaughter of the Innocents. Leader and preacher
John Bell. Live from the chapel of Bearwood College, Wokingham, with the Reading Phoenix Choir directed by Norman Morris. Organist Chris Enstone. Producer Philip Benson. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Bell.
Directed By: Norman Morris.
Organist: Chris Enstone.
Producer: Philip Benson.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday 28 December 8.45pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Sunday morning's fresh approach to the news, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Ewan McGregor. in the last ten years he has become a star on both sides of the Atlantic, thanks to films such as Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, Brassed Off and Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom Menace. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Miranda Birch.


Unknown: Ewan McGregor.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Christmas Special

The alternative to panel games.
Repeated from Christmas Eve 6.30pm

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores whether restaurants with a social conscience could ever prosper in this country, or if our restaurants are destined always to be luxurious accessories to the realities of life. Producer Dave Battcock. Repeated New Year's Eve 4pm


Producer: Dave Battcock.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Feeding the Bear

Former BBC Moscow correspondent Kevin Connolly looks at the case of the British crews who, in 1941, braved U-boat infested waters to supply Russia via the beleaguered ports of Murmansk and Archangel. While in Russia they are feted fortheir crucial role, in Britain they have not even received a campaign medal. Producer Simon Binns and Sally Brewer (R)


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Simon Binns
Producer: Sally Brewer

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from
Ullapool. And chairman Eric Robson talks to Tony Schilling , former deputy curator of Wakehurst
Place, about the gardening challenges of moving from Sussex to the Scottish Highlands.
Producer Trevor Taylor.


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

: For What It's Worth

A new five-part series in which antiques and collectibles are put into theircontext. 1: TheLongcase Clock.Lars Tharp and guests track the development of the grandfather clock and explore changing concepts of time. And for the collector, tips and hints on price and provenance. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck 's harrowing novel about a family driven from their Oklahoma farm during the dust bowl days of the thirties, dramatised in three parts by Steve Chambers.
1: Exodus. Newly released from prison, Tom Joad returns to the family farm, but the land is parched, the farmsteads destroyed and his family is gone.
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated Saturday 5 January 9pm


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Steve Chambers.
Unknown: Tom Joad
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Tom: John Schwab
Ma: Pat Starr
Pa: William Roberts
Casy: Bob Sherman
Rosasharn: Teresa Gallagher
Al: Ryan McClusky
Uncle John: Bill Bailey
Granpa: Garrlck Hagon
Granma: Uza Ross
Driver/Muley: William Hope
Willy/Noah: Eric Loren
Connie: Martin Sherman
Wilson: John Guerrasio

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter and guests Adam Sisman , Harry Ritchie and Suzi Feay review the best of the year's non-fiction titles and discuss their choices, including RoyJenkins's Churchill, Continental Drifter by Tim Moore , The War against Cliche by Martin Amis and The Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller.
Producer Dymphna Flynn. Repeated Thursday 3 January 4pm
January's Bookclub: The Falls and Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Adam Sisman
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Suzi Feay
Unknown: Tim Moore
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Lucasta Miller.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.
Unknown: Ian Rankin

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney and Poet Laureate Andrew Motion continue their countdown of listeners' favourite poetry requests. With readers Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson. Producer Kate McAII. Rptd Saturday 5 January


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Readers: Ralph Fiennes
Readers: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Edna, May, Vera and the Zulus

A true story for Christmas. Music, laughter and line-dancing from three Yorkshire sisters and a team of Zulus as they come together to revive lost family Carols. Producer Lindsay Leonard (R)


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Wheels within Wheels

The last of acclaimed travel writer Dervla Murphy 's letters. 3: As she plans her next adventure at the age of 70, Dervla Murphy reflects on a lifetime of travel. Producer Caroline Barbour. Repeated Saturday 5 January


Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Producer: Caroline Barbour.

: Pick of the Week

Mark Whittaker presents his selection of highlights from BBC radio over the last seven days.
Producer Clare Csonka. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Clare Csonka.

: The Archers

Abad Start at Brookfield. Repeated New Year's Eve 2pm

: Go 4 It

The children's programme looks back on a dazzling year of pop stars, authors, poets, sports personalities and budding reporters. Plus, the final episode of William Nicholson 's The Windsinger.
Producers Fiona Clore and Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk.


Unknown: William Nicholson
Producers: Fiona Clore
Producers: 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 33: 1948. British Rail, the NHS and the Berlin airlift. Producer Pete Atkin. Revised repeat


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

: A World in Your Ear

Another selection of international radio highlights. Repeated from Friday 28 December 1.30pm

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 4: Sitting on Sigmund The naming of sofas explained.
Producer Mark Burman. Repeated from Friday 28 December 4.00pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman.

: Money Box

Repeated from Saturday 29 December 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Ian Hargreaves asks if Britain has really learned how to avoid economic boom and bust. Repeated from Thursday 27 December8.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Faith in the State

Mike Wooldridge chairs a panel discussion exploring the complex relationship between religion and government. Producer Kirsten Lass


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: Fireside Chat

Michael White reveals the way prime ministers and presidents have made use of the wireless to address the nation.
Producer Dave Batchelor. Repeated Wednesday 2 January 8.45pm


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dave Batchelor.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Christmas Day 5.30pm

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Repeated from Thursday 27 December 11.30am

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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.

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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.

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