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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Clement Danes, the Strand, London.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood: Only Connect

Sheena McDonald considers how language and music can be used to connect people.
(Repeated at 11.30pm)


Presenter: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Living World

Eight-legged Friends. Lionel Kellewayisatthe
Solway Nature Reserve in Cumbria, home to some of Britain's biggest and most spectacular spiders. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Rosemary Dawson EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Julie Peasgood appeals on behalf of the charity Jeans for Genes, which helps children with genetic disorders.
DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]. Website: www.jeansforgenes.com
Producer Fiona Couper
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Julie Peasgood
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Sunday Worship

Angels of the Harvest. A service of Mattins for
Harvest Festival and the Feast of St Michael and All Angels. With the Young People's Choir at Blackburn Cathedral, directed by Richard Tanner. Preacher: the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong , Dean of Blackburn. Producer John Kirby E-mail: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Directed By: Richard Tanner.
Unknown: Rev Christopher Armstrong
Producer: John Kirby

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is one of the first
Britons to become a prima ballerina assoluta, Dame Alicia Markova. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Rptd on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Alicia Markova.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson Rptd

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations with Valerie Grove , Charlie Lee-Potter , Christopher Matthew and John Mortimer. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates seeds. Who decides which varieties are sold, and why don'tgrowing trials of fruit and vegetables take flavour into account? Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox at the Labour Party conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: James Cox

: Sunday Best: The Long Search

6: From the Image to the Word. William Dalrymple concludes his investigation into the roots of spirituality in Britain by looking at the traumatic impact of the Reformation and, with novelist AS Byatt, assesses how the shift of emphasis from the image to the word led to the birth Of the English novel. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members of the Evington Garden Club, near Leicester. And at the GQTgarden at Sparsholt College, Hampshire, Bunny Guinness takes lavender cuttings, John Cushnie gives the lawn an autumn tidy and Bob Flowerdew is using a dead fridge to store apples. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor at 3pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: A Voice in the Crowd

Learning Your Name DrGillian Rice investigates how animals, from seals to bottlenose dolphins, learn to recognise each Other in a crowd. Producer Joanne Stevens


Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Classic Serial: Watership Down

By Richard Adams. A new two-part dramatisation by Neville Teller , to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic novel's publication.
1: When the prophet Fiver predicts the destruction of theirwarren, not all the rabbits are prepared to listen.
Music arranged and played by Chris Leslie Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Richard Adams.
Unknown: Neville Teller
Played By: Chris Leslie
Director: Peter Leslie
Hazel: Simon Chandler
Fiver: Tom George
Bigwig: Stephen Tomlin
Kehaar: Christian Rodska
Blackberry: Ian Brooker
Dandelion: Peter Meakin
Silver: Sean Connolly
Chief Rabbit: Robert Lister
Holly: Robert Lister
Cowslip: Colin Rote
Haystack: Susan Jeffrey
Clover: Alison Belbin

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter explores the world of books. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated on Thursday at 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 presents poems that have tickled his fancy - and yours. Requests for comic verses about cocoa, parsley, booze and psychiatrists are read by Michael Elwyn , Michael Fenton Stevens , Pippa Haywood and Peter Marinker.
ProducerViv Beeby Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Michael Elwyn
Read By: Michael Fenton Stevens
Read By: Pippa Haywood
Read By: Peter Marinker.

: File on 4

Allan Urry investigates how British companies are helping to provide some of the world's most dangerous regimes with equipment to build weapons of mass destruction. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Cub Scouts, Vigilantes and Hying Toilets

In Africa's biggest, dirtiest slum, on the edge of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, four boys huddle together, wrapped in whatever newspaper or cardboard they can scavenge. Each has his own reason for trying to leave. In the second of two programmes, Andrew Harding meets the cub scouts, vigilantes and others trapped in a life of poverty and finds out whether it's ever possible to escape the slum.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Harding

: Pick of the Week

Marcel Berlins presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Parties galore. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 44


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine programme, presented by Barney Hammond
Producer Jane Chambers E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Barney Hammond
Producer: Jane Chambers

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1983: The Falklands Factor Election and Star Wars. Written by Christopher Lee and narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell. 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 published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Written By: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton rifles through BBC Radio's mailbag.
WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT. Phone: [number removed], Fax: [number removed], or Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

Sabre Rattling. In the last of the current series, Michael Rosen examines the metaphorical language of the international standoff. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Fly Move. As the big airlines struggle, low-cost rivals are grabbing passengers and making money. Is this the new face of the airline industry, or merely the latest fad in a business which never makes money for long? Peter Day reports. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports live from the Labour Party conference in Blackpool. Including at
10.45 Siberia UK Four former Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland discuss their experiences. 2: James Prior (1981-4).
Editor John Evans Siberia UK: Producer Owen McFadden Repeated on Wednesday at8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Owen McFadden

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a practical guide to the world of learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Reporter's Notes

Emily Buchanan invites foreign correspondents to remember the soundtracks to the events they reported to the world. 1: Mark Brayne , former BBC China Correspondent. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Mark Brayne
Producer: Simon Elmes

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.

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