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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Archangel, Russia.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The LearningCurve. Sheena McDonald considers the key purpose of education in an age characterised by information overload, technological complexity and moral confusion. Producer BeverleyMcAinsh. Rptat 11.30pm


Unknown: Sheena McDonald

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme.


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week.


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Series Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Fiona Shaw appeals on behalf of a charity that works to protect and promote freedom of expression in all its forms.
Producer Laurence Grissell.
DONATIONS: Writers and Scholars Educational Trust. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Sunday Worship

An Arctic Monastery Reborn.
Canon Michael Bourdeaux accompanies Roy and Elizabeth Lambert to Solovki, the most northern monastery in the world, which the Soviet regime turned into a death-camp for Orthodox priests. During the Liturgy the travellers return icons rescued by Elizabeth Lambert s grandfather, a British naval chaplain, in 1918.
Producer Stephen Shipley.
E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Canon Michael Bourdeaux
Unknown: Elizabeth Lambert
Unknown: Elizabeth Lambert
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Sunday morning's fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week. Presented by Jeremy Vine.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 28


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the founder of Mori (Market and Opinion Research International) and one of the best known opinion pollsters in Britain, Professor Robert Worcester. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
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.


Unknown: Professor Robert Worcester.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons and panellists Paul Merton , Kit
Hesketh-Harvey, Linda Smith and Chris Neill attempt to talk non-stop in Winchester. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Chris Neill

: The Food Programme

As winter draws on Derek Cooper celebrates some of the tastiest traditional means of keeping warm: delicious dripping, succulent suet and steaming hot puddings. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended rpt Mon 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: It's My Story: Defying Rwanda's Killers

Another chance to hear Steve Bradshaw's moving portrait of the Rwandan who saved thousands of lives by turning his five-star hotel into a sanctuary against genocide.


Presenter: Steve Bradshaw
Producer: Tom Hagler

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Bedford. And in the GQT garden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire the team are choosing a site for compost bins, looking for hibernating snails and discussing different ways of warmingupthe soil for early planting. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened


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

: For What It's Worth

Lars Tharp puts antiques and collectibles into their context. 4: Blue and White. Ceramics that revolutionised the Staffordshire pottery industry and put paid to Chinese imports. Experts and collectors scrutinise the rich legacy of blue and White transfer ware. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Rob Roy

A new three-part adaptation by Judith Adams of Sir Walter Scott 's thrilling tale of adventure, heroism and love, set during the Jacobite rising of 1715. 1: Moving Northwards. Francis Osbaldistone , the son of a rich London merchant, is banished to his family seat in the north of England. He meets and is befriended by the enigmatic Scot, Robert Campbell , and first encounters the beautiful and high-spirited Diana Vernon and also his malignant cousin Rashleigh.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Judith Adams
Unknown: Walter Scott
Unknown: Francis Osbaldistone
Unknown: Robert Campbell
Unknown: Diana Vernon
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane.
Rashleigh: Sean Chapman
Francis: Tom George
Andrew: Alec Heggie
Taxman: Alec Heggie
Diana: Vicki Liddelle
Rob Roy: Liam Brennan
Owen: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Landlord: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Morris: Simon Tart
Thornie: Simon Tart
Sir Hildebrande: Gareth Thomas
Barber: Gareth Thomas
Servant: Gareth Thomas
Mr Osbaldistone: Paul Young
Squire: Paul Young
Inglewood: Paul Young
Curate: Paul Young

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in the world of books, including an interview with Michael Dibdin about his new book And Then You Die. Producer Fiona McLean. 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: Michael Dibdin
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: Poetry Please

Hannah Gordon and Julian Glover join Frank Delaney with a miscellany of listeners' requests, including
Robert Burns 's ToaMouse and Norman MacCaig 's Wind in the City.
Producer Geni Hall-Kenny . Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Producer: Geni Hall-Kenny

: File on 4

Alan Whitehouse has exclusive access to research which reveals the depth of the crisis facing Britain's train companies. Producer David Lewis. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse
Producer: David Lewis.

: From Our Ex-correspondent

3: Ex BBC correspondent Tim Sebastian looks back at his years in the Eastern Bloc and asks why so many of the events were misunderstood at the time. Producer Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Tim Sebastian
Producer: Liz Barclay.

: Pick of the Week

Edward Stourton presents his selection of highlights from BBC radio over the last seven days.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed]
E-Mail: [address removed]


Presenter: Edward Stourton
Producer: Anne Bristow

: The Archers

Mike is looking forajob. Rptdtomorrow2pm

: Go 4 It

This week Matt Smith is in Belfast, visiting the sites, checking out the latest kids' crazes and dropping in on a bookclub to talk about the books of CS Lewis. There'll be loads of jokes and dastardly competitions, and another of Ted Hughes's creation stories.
Producer Jo Daykin.
Series producer OIMa Seligman.
E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Producer: Jo Daykin

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's history of Britain. The reader is Robert Powell. Episode 36: 1951. The Return Of Churchill. 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

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Word of Mouth

7: Mouth Watering. Michael Rosen investigates the Use Of idioms. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeat of yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Up in the Air. With the airline business in turmoil, the "bigtwo" plane makers, Boeing and Airbus, disagree about the future. Peter Day asks who's right. Producer Neil Koenig. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 PM Power Stanley
Baldwin. Peter Clarke unearths recordings of historian AJP Taylor 's lectures on the former prime minister. Editor John Evans.
PM Power: Producer Matt Thompson. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Peter Clarke
Unknown: Ajp Taylor
Editor: John Evans.
Producer: Matt Thompson.

: A Good Read

Matthew Parris is joined by Bianca Jagger and Mariella Frostrup to talk about three favourite paperbacks.
(Repeated from Tuesday)


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Guest: Bianca Jagger
Guest: Mariella Frostrup

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Dr Zaki Badawi chooses his favourite poetry and prose. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Dr Zaki Badawi

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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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