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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Grandparents. Mark Tully celebrates the very special relationship that exists between grandparents and grandchildren.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Gervase Phinn appeals on behalf of a national lending library of text/braille books which can be shared-by visually impaired children and their families
Producer Laurence Grissell.


Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Sunday Worship

A Vision for Today. From Emmanuel Church, Didsbury
The Rev Roy Jenkins explores the significance of the "new heaven and new earth" promised in the Book of Revelation. Gordon Stewart directs a choir of Radio 4 listeners. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.
Producer Philip Billson. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.
Producer: Philip Billson.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated from Friday January

: Broadcasting House

Sunday morning's fresh approach to news. Presented by Jeremy Vine. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Jeremy Vine.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 25


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Desert Island Discs

Lady Walton, Argentinian-born widow of composer Sir William Walton, is the creator of one of the most beautiful gardens of the Mediterranean, La Mortella, on the once barren land of the island of Ischia. In this respect she is perhaps one of the best qualified of Sue Lawley's castaways to choose eight records to take to our mythical island.
(Shortened repeat Friday at 9am)
CD BOXED SET: A 3-CD boxed set, The Very Best of Desert lsland Discs, is on sale through all good music retailers priced £14.99


Castaway: Lady Walton
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep control over the most devious of panel games, this week featuring the verbal dexterity of Paul Merton , Stephen Fry , Liza Tarbuck and Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

Exploring and celebrating the connections between what we eat and the world in which we live, Sheila Dillon flies the flag for good food.
Producer Dixi Stewart. 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: It's My Story: Green Line,Green Lanes

Another chance to hear Nigel Wrench 's portrait of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities - still divided in Cyprus but living and working together in north London's Green Lanes. producer Iwan Russel Jones


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Green Lanes.
Producer: Iwan Russel Jones

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Matthew Biggs answerquestions posed by gardeners from Middlesex. Plus a report from the Gardeners' Question Time garden at Sparsholt College, Hampshire, where Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness have been removing a section of leylandii hedge, while Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancastervisit a local nursery to choose shrubs. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. 3pm


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

: For What it's Worth

Lars Tharp puts antiques and collectibles into their context. 3: The Writing Box. An antique that symbolised the age of letter-writing and travel.
Jane Austen 's writing box comes under scrutiny as experts muse on its function as an ancestor of the lap-top computer. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Jane Austen
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: The Grapes of Wrath

The final episode of John Steinbeck 's harrowing novel, dramatised by Steve Chambers.
3: The Promised Land. The Joads are still hard-pressed to find work, and Rosasharn's baby is on the way.
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Dramatised By: Steve Chambers.
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Tom: John Schwab
Ma: Pat Starr
Casy: Bob Sherman
Pa: William Roberts
Rasasharn: Teresa Gallagher
Ruthie: Teresa Gallagher
Al: Ryan McClusky
Uncle John: Bill Bailey
Wilson: Jonathan Keeble
Lisbeth: Briony Glassco
Willy: Dillan Smith
Boy: Martin Sherman
Winfield: Martin Sherman
Rawley: Colin Stinton

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter with news from the world of books and Pete Davies picks the week's best paperbacks. Producer Anne-Marie Cole. Repeated Thursday 4pm February's Bookclub: Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard March's Bookclub: Music and Silence by Rose Tremain


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Pete Davies
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.
Unknown: Rose Tremain

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a programme of poetry written to be performed, including Seamus Heaney reading his translation of Beowulf, the drama of Milton and Ben Jonson , and present-day performance poets Jean "Binta" Breeze and Zena Edwards. Producer Geni Hall-Kenny . Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Zena Edwards.
Producer: Geni Hall-Kenny

: Mind Games

When former BBC correspondent Mark Brayne trained recently as a psychotherapist, he began to wonder what were the human factors underpinning the extraordinary political and diplomatic manoeuvres as the Iron Curtain melted a decade ago. He asks some of the main players at the time - US Secretary of State James Baker , Hungarian Prime Minister Miklos Nemeth and British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Brayne
Unknown: James Baker
Unknown: Miklos Nemeth
Unknown: Douglas Hurd.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: From Our Ex-correspondent

2: Ex-BBC correspondent Tim Llewellyn looks back at the Iranian revolution of 1979 and at the rebirth of political Islam. Which developments have taken him by surprise? Producer Liz Barclay. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Tim Llewellyn
Producer: Liz Barclay.

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of highlights from BBC radio over the last seven days. Producer Philip sellars PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle

: The Archers

A change of plans. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

This week Matt Smith is in Belfast checking out the latest kids' crazes and dropping in on a bookclub. Plusjokes and competitions, and another of Ted Hughes 's creation stories. e-mail gfi@bbc.co.uk Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: Ted Hughes
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 35: 1950. War in Korea and the European Debate. 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

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

6: Pass ItOn. Michael Rosen on the revealing world of Computer passwords. Producer Bella Bannerman. Rptof Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Bella Bannerman.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Peter Day asks why technology often fails to deliver. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Nick Robinson takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 Power David Lloyd George. Professor Peter Clarke unearths recordings of historian AJP Taylor 's lectures on the former prime minister. Editor John Evans
Power: Producer Matt Thompson. Rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Nick Robinson
Unknown: David Lloyd George.
Unknown: Professor Peter Clarke
Unknown: Ajp Taylor
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Matt Thompson.

: A Good Read

Children's presenter Johnny Ball and columnist
David Aaronovitch tell Matthew Parris about three of theirfavourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Johnny Ball
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Theatre director Richard Eyre asks Judi Dench and Jim Broadbentto read his favourite poetry and prose. Repeated from Thursday


Director: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Jim Broadbentto

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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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