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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist's Church, Loughton, Essex.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Small Is Beautiful. Mark Tully explores the virtue of focusing on the smaller things of life, and discovers that Size does matter. Producer Nigel Acheson Rptd 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson Rptd

: On Your Farm

The programme that gets to the heart of country life. Producer Adrian Holloway


Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Ashley of Stoke appeals on behalf of a charity that campaigns for full civil and human rights for disabled people.
DONATIONS: British Council of Disabled People. [address removed] Credit cards donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Laurence Grissell
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Sunday Worship

Singing the Spirit. Professor Ann Loades of Durham University explores the power of music as an instrument for worship and spirituality. From the RSCM International Summer School, Durham, with the RSCM Millennium Choir and the Anthony Thompson Brass Quintet. Directed by Gordon Stewart. The organist is Timothy Byram Wigfield. Producer MarkO'Brien E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor Ann Loades
Unknown: Anthony Thompson
Directed By: Gordon Stewart.
Unknown: Timothy Byram Wigfield.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rpt from Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v India

Commentary from Trent Bridge on the fourth day of the Second Test. Including at:
1.15 Call the Commentators The phone lines will be open to ourteam in the box.
For details see yesterday *Approximate time

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to acclaimed photographers Horst Faas and Tom Stoddard about the changing face of international photojournalism. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Shortened repeat Fnday 9am


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Horst Faas
Unknown: Tom Stoddard
Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Just a Minute

Julian Clary , Clement Freud , Tony Hawks and Paul Mertonjoin chairman Nicholas Parsons in Cornwall.


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Mertonjoin
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper introduces the first in a series of tour programmes featuring food philosophers who have revolutionised the waywethinkabout, produce, cook and consume food. This week features Patience Gray, an author whose work has opened a door for the cooks and food writers of the past half-century. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Angry Brigade

By Graham White. The true but forgotten story of the anarchists who tried to blow up the Post Office Tower, Biba, and the Miss World contest in the 1970s. Starring Juliet Stevenson , Kenneth Cranham , and Mark Strong.


Unknown: Graham White.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Mark Strong.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of the Send Horticultural Society in Surrey. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Seychelles Seashore

2: Desert Island Delights. The Seychelles island of Aride is everyone's idea of what a desert island should look like - it has more than its share of white sandy shores fringed with palm trees and is surrounded byturquoise seas. New arrival Stuart Blackman comes across cucumbers and teacakes in the most unlikely of places-the island's beaches and rockpools. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Stuart Blackman
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: The Good Companions

By JB Priestley , dramatised in three parts by Eric Pringle. 2: The Dinky Doos' concert party is marooned in a station cafe in the Midlands. Three strangers arrive out of the blue, and the Good Companions is created with optimism and panache. Music composed by Mia Soteriou
Director Claire Grove Rptd Sat 9pm


Writer: JB Priestley
Dramatist: Eric Pringle
Director: Claire Grove
Susie: Helen Longworth
Jess: Philip Jackson
Elizabeth: Jemma Churchill
Inigo: Nicholas Boutton
Jimmy: Ian Masters
Mrs Joe: Mia Soteriou
Morton: Gerard McDermott
Jerry: Ben Crowe

: Open Book

David Aaronovitch talks to writers who use narrators from beyond the grave. Producer Sarah Johnson Rptd Thurs 4pm September's Bookclub: From the HolyMountain by William Dalrymple October: A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine


Talks: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Sarah Johnson
Unknown: William Dalrymple
Unknown: Barbara Vine

: The Unknown Cachery of OgdenNashery

To mark the centenary of the birth of American poet and wit Ogden Nash , Michael Rosen investigatesa secret treasure trove of unpublished work kept in 40 shoeboxes by his daughter Linell Nash Smith. Producer Merilyn Harris Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Linell Nash Smith.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Asian Diasporas

The 20th century saw an explosion of Asian migration around the world. This three-part series analyses the changing loyalties and identities of ex-patriot Asians. 1: Jaitinder Verma looks at how separation from loved ones affects the family.Producer Linda Pressly Repeated from Tuesday


Producer: Linda Pressly

: Back Up North

Howard Jacobson goes in search of the north he remembers from his youth, while observing it as it is now, in a new three-part series.1: ManchesterProducer Jenny deYong Rptd Sat 7.45pm


Unknown: Howard Jacobson

: Pick of the Week

Arthur Smith presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: The Archers

Football mayhem. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 36


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

In the 1980s the Fighting Fantasy books were so popular that only Star Wars toys outsold them. The books have recently been relaunched and Barney Harwood meets one of the authors, Steve Jackson. Producer Jane Chambers E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Steve Jackson.

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1972: Britain Joins Europe, Bloody Sunday, and Black September. Written by Christopher Lee, narrated by Anna Massey.
Producer Pete Atkin


Written By: Christopher Lee
Narrated By: Anna Massey
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

A selection of the best of English language radio from around the globe, with Emily Buchanan. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.

: Word of Mouth: 1: Happy Birthday, Word of Mouth!

A special tenth anniversary edition from the Way with Words festival in Devon. Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

With John Waite. Rptd from Fn 12.30pm


Unknown: John Waite.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Home Economics. Frances Cairncross asks how much we should worry about the effect of today's high house prices on confidence and spending, and on the economy.


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

John Nicolson takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 The Other Candidates Are....In a new three-part series, Matthew Parris looks at candidates who persist in standing at elections With Virtually no hope Of SUCCeSS. Editor John Evans
The Other Candidates Are .. : Producer Chris Bond Rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Chris Bond Rptd

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott 's guests discuss theirthree favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosie Boycott

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: A Tune a Day

Has Tommy Pearson learnt to "play in a day" Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star on clarinet and accordion with the help of instrumental tutor books? Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Alan Hall

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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