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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Nicholas, Durweston, Dorset.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service global stories. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

A Matter of Class. Pat Cumperwas born in Jamaica. But when she emigrated to Britain she became
"invisible" and had to find heridentityin unexpected places. With poems by Keats, Walcott and Breeze. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Pat Cumperwas
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme. Producer Adrian Hoiioway


Producer: Adrian Hoiioway

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Saira Shah appeals on behalf of the charity Anti-Slavery International.
Producer Laurence Grissell
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm DONATIONS: [address removed] Anti-Slavery
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Saira Shah
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Poetry Festival: Sunday Worship

From Manchester's Lowry Centre, Michael Symmons Roberts explores how poets through the ages have sought to understand the nature of God through their writings. Music arranged and led by Nigel Swinford. Producer Stephen Shipley E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Symmons
Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. RptfromFn

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the organist Wayne Marshall whose energetic performances have brought him a huge following around the world and whose talents were first recognised when he was only three. Producer Miranda Birch Repeated Friday 9am
CD BOXED SET: A 3-C boxed set. The Very Best of Desert Island Discs, is on sale through all good music retailers priced £14. 99


Organist: Wayne Marshall
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Quote ... Unquote

This week Nigel Rees is joined by Valerie Grove,
Charlie Lee-Potter, Christopher Matthew and Sir John Mortimer. The reader is William Franklyn.
[E-mail: address removed]

(Repeated from Monday)
(BBC Radio Collection: A compilation of the best of Quote, Unquote is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Panellist: Valerie Grove
Panellist: Charlie Lee-Potter
Panellist: Christopher Matthew
Panellist: Sir John Mortimer
Reader: William Franklyn
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon asks what the loss of butchery skills is costing consumers in terms of quality.
Producer Dixi Stewart 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Jewish Journey -

1,000 Years of Jewish Life in Britain A four-part series in which Andrew Sachs discovers the story of England's Jewish history. 3: How the Jews Became Englishmen Producer Nichola West
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Jewish Journey―1,000 Years of Jewish Life in Britain is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Roy Lancaster are guests of Girton College, Cambridge. And work continues in the GQTGarden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor 3pm


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Cross Talk

Favourite Clues. Author Colin Dexter is joined by Sandy Balfour , Don Manley and Barbara Hall to unearth some crossword gems. Producer Felix Riley


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Sandy Balfour
Unknown: Don Manley
Unknown: Barbara Hall
Producer: Felix Riley

: Classic Serial: Mother and Son

By Ivy Compton-Burnett. Dramatised in two parts by Maria Aitken. Written by one of English literature's most original and idiosyncratic authors, this is a dark comedy about filial devotion and maternal domination, of betrayal and the denial of love, and the misuse of power within a family. 1: Seekinga Companion
Music by Howard Davidson ; Producer Marilyn Imne
Director Maria Aitken Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Maria Aitken.
Music By: Howard Davidson
Producer: Marilyn Imne
Director: Maria Aitken
Miranda: Anna Massey
Julius: Oliver Ford Davies
Rosebery: Bill Nighy
Emma: Joanna David
Hester: Samantha Bond
Miss Burke: Imelda Staunton
Bates: Sarah Badel
Francis: Ed Rice
Alice: Lauren Bird
Adela: Tracey Wiles

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in the world of books and, as the winner of this year's George Orwell Prize is announced, discusses the current state of political writing.
Producer Fiona McLean Repeated Thursday 4pm
May's Bookclub: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriterby Mario Vargas Llosa June's Bookclub: Headlongby Michael Frayn


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Fiona McLean
Unknown: Headlongby Michael Frayn

: Poetry Festival: Poetry Please

A special live edition of the programme from Manchester. Frank Delaney is joined by poets Simon Armitage and Sophie Hannah, and actors Barbara Jefford and Tom Hodgkins, for a lively selection of poetry requests.

For details of the Radio 4 Poetry Festival and ticket information, call [number removed].
(Repeated Saturday 11.30pm)


Presenter: Frank Delaney
Guest: Simon Armitage
Guest: Sophie Hannah
Guest: Barbara Jefford
Guest: Tom Hodgkins
Producer: Sara Davies

: Staunching the Flow

Fraud costs the UK around £15 billion a year. In the first of a two-part investigation, Allan Urry reveals why Britain is so vulnerable to white-collar criminals and international money-launderers. Producer David Lewis Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: David Lewis

: The Hippy Rabbi and Other Miracles

In the final programme, Robert Rietti continues the story of Shlomo Carlebach and his "miracles". Producer Nicola Barranger


Unknown: Robert Rietti
Unknown: Shlomo Carlebach
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: Budget Statement

A response from Plaid Cymru.

: Pick of the Week

Peter White presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Editor Philip Sellars PHONE: [number removed](24 hours) FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Editor: Philip Sellars

: The Archers

It's no good crying over spilt milk.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 33


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

At the Radio 4 Poetry Festival in Manchester, John Agard, Grace Nichols and Jackie Kay are just some of the poets who'll be reading their work. There'll also be some surprises from Manchester United's home town.
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: John Agard
Unknown: Grace Nichols
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Producer: Jane Chambers
Series Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1955. This week Christopher Lee 's series looks at the Warsaw pact and the departure of Churchill, Narrated by Anna Massey. 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: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan with the best English language radio from around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

A new series of the programme about words and speech.
(Repeated from Friday)

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

The Future of Money. As electronic methods of payment become more widespread than notes and coins, where does that leave the old symbols? Diane Coyle asks whether cash has lost its cachet Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: The Westminster Hour

Nick Robinson takes a look at the politics of the next seven days.

Including at 10.45 Not While I'm Alive He Ain't 4
Brian Walden examines how the relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Nigel Lawson moved from close co-operation to bitter conflict. Editor John Evans
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Nick Robinson
Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Poetry Festival: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott is joined by guests Frank Delaney and Jackie Kay to discuss popular classics by Kate Grenville, Ernest Hemmingway and Jean Rhys.

(Repeated Tuesday 4.30pm)
BBC Radio Collection: Two volumes of Poetry Please, featuring a selection of Britain's favourite poems, are available at good retail outlets or [web address removed]. Call [number removed]


Presenter: Rosie Boycott
Guest: Frank Delaney
Guest: Jackie Kay
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards looks behind the scenes of four favourite operas. 3: Carmen. Probably the most well-known of operas, we forget the controversies of class, race and genderwhich make up this most moving Of Stories. Producer Martin Gifford


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Martin Gifford

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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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