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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St David 's Church, Moretonin-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: St David

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

New Neighbours. Mike Wooldridge considers how the massive migrations of the past 50 years have led to new answers to the question: "who is my neighbour?" Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

2: Buzzards. Lionel Kelleway is in the Gordano Valley near Bristol to discover more about this striking bird of prey and what has led to its resurgence. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Rosemary Dawson Email: sunday@boc.co.uK


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Honor Blackman appeals on behalf of Action for Blind People, a charity that offers information and advice to people who have lost or are losing their sight
DONATIONS: Action for Blind People, [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]

(Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm)


Presenter: Honor Blackman
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Sunday Worship

Live from St James ' Priory, Bristol, led by Fr Kevin Mortimerwith the Exsultate Singers.
Producer Claire Campbell Smith Email: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: St James
Unknown: Fr Kevin
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rot of Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Joan Bakewell. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's first castaway for this new series is Brian May, guitarist with the rock group Queen. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

Repeated Friday 9am


Guitarist: Brian May
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees returns to chair a new series of the popular quiz. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes this week are Martin Kelner , Gervase Phinn , Tricia Stewart and Jayne Tunnicliffe. The reader is Meryl O'Keefe. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Martin Kelner
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: Tricia Stewart
Unknown: Jayne Tunnicliffe.
Unknown: Meryl O'Keefe.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Food Programme

Low fat, high fat, lowcarb, no carb-diet fads come and go, but what do we know about the science behind current theories of healthy eating and weight loss? Sheila Dillon finds out.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated tomorrow 4pm Tasty kitchen offers: page 145


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World This Weekend

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Sunday Best: The Long Search

An investigation of the roots of spirituality in Britain. 4: In the Company of Friends. Today
William Dalrymple visits Rievaulx Abbey, home to the abbot Aelred, now the patron saint of gay Christians in America. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Wales. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


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

: A Voice In the Crowd

For Crying Out Loud. A baby's cry is one of the most heart-wrenching and irritating sounds imaginable. But why do western babies cry more than babies in traditional, tribal societies? And why don't chimpanzees get colic? Dr Gillian Rice investigates. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Classic Serial: New Grub Street

By George Gissing. Dramatised by Tony Ramsay in three parts. 2: Edwin Reardon fears he is failing as a novelist and is not getting the support he wants from Amy. Meanwhile, his friend Jasper's ambition leads him to incurthe wrath of Marian Yule 's father.
Music byMia Soteriou Director Janet Whitaker Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: George Gissing.
Dramatised By: Tony Ramsay
Unknown: Edwin Reardon
Unknown: Marian Yule
Music By: Mia Soteriou
Director: Janet Whitaker
Narrator: Harold Pinter
Edwin: Jonathan Firth
Amy: Emilia Fox
Jasper: Jonathan Cake
Marian: Tracy Ann OBErman
Mr Yule: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Yule: Ann Beach
Biffen: Ian Masters
Dora: Helen Longworth
Quarmby: David Tlmson
Carter: Martin Hyder
John: Carl Prekopp
Amy's mother: Jemma Churchill

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter explores the world of books. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated Thursday 4pm
October's Bookclub: A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Producer: Fiona McLean
Unknown: Barbara Vine

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces requests for favourite nature poems plus two winners from this year's BBC Wildlife Magazine Poet of the Year competition. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Producer: Viv Beeby

: With Us or against Us

Edward Stourton tells the story behind the coalition set up in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September. 3: Into Action. The military campaign in Afghanistan begins. Producer Mark Savage Repeated from Tue


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Talking to My Family

Three presenters from the BBC World Service describe how it feels to present news about their home country, knowing their friends and family are listening and living through those events.
3: Beatriz Gomez from Colombia. How the armed conflict creeps into her personal life.
Producer Emily Kasriel Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Beatriz Gomez
Producer: Emily Kasriel

: Pick of the Week

David Aaronovitch presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] Email: [address removed]


Presenter: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

There's atwinkle in Usha's eye. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 45


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

School is well and truly back, but never fear, because author Gillian Cross is coming in to talk about the latest instalment in her Demon Headmasterseries and the evil one himself might put in an appearance. Listeners are also here to discussthe whole school thing: how to change them and what it's like to experience British schools for the first time. The presenter is Barney Harwood.
Producer Jane Chambers Email: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gillian Cross
Unknown: Barney Harwood.

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1980-1: Afghanistan, the SDP and the IRA Hunger Strike. Written by Christopher Lee , narrated by Anna MaSSey. Producer PeteAtkin
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb boxed sets. Two books to accompany the series have been publishec by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Written By: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Anna Massey.

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan ploughs the radio airwaves to harves the best crop from farming and agricultural radio across the globe. Repeated from Friday 1.30pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

/ Scream or Ice Cream. Early talking computers would have had a problem distinguishing between the two phrases in the subtitle but now their sophistication is such that we can be easily fooled. Michael Rosen talks to Blade Kotelly , who blends computer technology with psychology and linguistics to create the illusion Of a human being. Repeated from Friday 4pm


Talks: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Blade Kotelly

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Be an Angel. Even after the bursting of the great dotcom bubble, investors are still lining up to put chunks of money and advice into small start-up companies. Peter Day investigates the pros and cons of being a business angel.

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 How to Win a Referendum In the last of the series, Huw Edwards reports on two ways to win a referendum - by a very big margin and by a very small one. Editor John Evans How to Win a Referendum: Producer Chris Bond Rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Huw Edwards
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Chris Bond Rptd

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott isjoined by the author Sam Llewellyn and the journalist Lynne Truss to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Sam Llewellyn
Unknown: Lynne Truss

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

The writer Edna O'Brien selects a lyrical collection of herfavourite literature for Stephen Rea and Marie Mullen to perform at a hideaway in Donegal. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Marie Mullen
Producer: Frances Byrnes

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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.

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