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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, in London.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Victory and Defeat. Sheena McDonald considers the differences between secular and spiritual definitions of victory and defeat.
Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Living World

Urban Otters. A hide on the Newcastle airport flight path may not sound like an ideal vantage point for watching wildlife. But as Brett Westwood discovers when he joins naturalist Kevin O'Hara , it isaperfectspotforglimpsingafamily of otters. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Kevin O'Hara

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Uz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Uz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Norman Pace appeals for a charity that works to banish meningitis and septicaemia Research
Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: Meningitis Research Foundation, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Norman Pace
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Sunday Worship

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, the Rev
Rosemary Wakeiin reflects on the feminine attributes of God.
From the Central Methodist Church, Chippenham,
Wirtshirejedbythe Rev Raymond Enticott. With Schola
Cantorum of Calne directed by Geoffrey Field.
Producer Claire Campbell Smith. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Rosemary Wakeiin
Directed By: Geoffrey Field.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


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

Sue Lawley's castaway is ballerina
Dame Beryl Grey whojoined Sadlers Wells at the age of 14. 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.


Unknown: Dame Beryl Grey
Unknown: Sadlers Wells
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is in Southsea, Hampshire, attempting to keep Tony Hawks, Ross Noble ,
Sue Perkins and Wendy Richard in order. Rptdfrom Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Wendy Richard

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores some of the country's finest kitchen gardens and finds out why heritage bodies mmm walled vegetable patches, planted for practical rather than aesthetic reasons, frequently more pleasing than grand landscapes?
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox


Unknown: James Cox

: Sunday Best: What about the Workers: 2: Building the Peace

After the Second World War, Ernest Bevin was keen that factory workers should still be entertained. Workers Playtime continued to do just that. Presenter Mervyn Stutter.


Presenter: Mervyn Stutter
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank, Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Somerset. Plus, Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie choose the best student design for their fruit cage.
The chairman is Eric Robson.
Shortened repeat Wednesday 3pm


Expert: Anne Swithinbank
Expert: Pippa Greenwood
Expert: Bunny Guinness
Judge: Bob Flowerdew
Judge: John Cushnie
Chairman: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: A Highland Season: Part 3

The final part of the series looking at a year in the life of a unique estate in the Cairngorms.


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Classic Serial: A Suitable Boy

Part 2 of Vikram Seth's epic love story, set in fifties India, which concerns Mrs Rupa Mehra attempts to find a "suitable" husband for her daughter Lata, an English student at Brahmpur University.
Dramatised in five parts by John Dryden. ,
Other parts played by Sophie Doherty, Conrad Hughs, Khan Pushan Kripolani, Somishala Remodios, Devika Shahane and Shyamolie Verma
Director John Dryden
Rptd Saturday 9pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A Suitable Boy is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Mrs Rupa Mehra
Unknown: John Dryden.
Played By: Sophie Doherty
Played By: Conrad Hugns
Played By: Khan Pushan Kripolani
Played By: Somishala Remodios
Played By: Devika Shahane
Director: John Dryden
Lata: Ayesha Dharker
Rupa: Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal
Doctor: Roshan Seth
BH y: Antony Zakl
Bish: Shl Grewal
Pran: Joy Sengupta
Amit: Rajat Kapoor
Meenakshi: Radhlkada Cunha
Arun: Farid Currlm
Varun Kunal: Roy Kapoor
r Sdvtd: Ayeesha Menon
3 Maan: Pushan Kripalani
n Kabir: Purab Kholl

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter talks to Joanne Harris, author of the hugely popular Chocolat, about her latest book The Coastliners, the story of a hardy island community fighting the encroaching seas. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated Thursday 4pm
April's Bookclub: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
May's Bookclub: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Producer: Fiona McLean
Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa

: Fine Lines

' Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook and guests Fred D'Aguiarand Peter Didsbury.
Producer Katherine Beacon Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Peter Didsbury.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. With Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran.

: Jesus through Muslim Eyes

Six programmes in which adherents of different faiths reflect on who Jesus was and is, from the perspective of their own religion. 4: With Tarif Khalidi , Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University and author of The Muslim Jesus. Producer Norman Winter Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Tarif Khalidi
Unknown: Thomas Adams
Unknown: Muslim Jesus.

: Pick of the Week

Connie St Louis presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Philip Sellars PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: St Louis
Producer: Philip Sellars

: The Archers

Elizabeth makes an offer. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 28


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Matt Smith finds out what it's like to be in a climate chamber, experiencing everything from Arctic conditions to sweltering desert heat. Plus the final episode of Because ofWinn Dixie by Kate Di Camillo. Producer Jane Chambers Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gti@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: Kate Di Camillo.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: Dynasties

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's series exploring powerful families in British history. 6: The Berkeleys. The story of one of Britain's longest surviving families features the gruesome murder of a king and the provision of a putative habitat for nightingales. Producer Pete Atkin
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
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Producer Brian King
Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT PHONE: [number removed] FAX [number removed]
E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins looks at the compulsory medication of psychiatric patients. Producer Simon Coates Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates Rptd

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Good Works. Business in the Community works to alert business to its wider responsibilities. But is it still a dream? Peter Day investigates.
Producer Simon Crow Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated from Thursday


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days.

Including at 10.45 In a Secret State 2: Preparing for the Worst
Historian Peter Hennessy discusses how Cold War preparations would have dealt with nuclear Armageddon. Editor John Evans In a Secret State: Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Editor: John Evans
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Learning Curve

With LibbyPurves. Rptd from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Dancing Shadows

2: Sound and Fury. Christopher Cook continues his adventures in motion picture sound with a look at combat, from Raging Bullto SavingPrivate Ryan. Producer Mark Burman (Ft)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Mark Burman

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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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