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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter 's Church, Tiverton, Devon.


Unknown: St Peter

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Fisherman's Dream. Fergal Keane reflects upon the symbolism of the fisherman, drawing upon the writings ofWB Yeats, Mark Kurlanski and Hemingway and the music of Britten, Schubert, Dick Gaughan and Ali FarkaTbure. Producer Alan Hall Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Mark Kurlanski
Unknown: Dick Gaughan
Unknown: Ali Farkatbure.
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

The programme thatgets to the heart of country life. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with religious and ethical news and a moral perspective on the week's stories.
Series producer Rosemary Dawson EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

John McCarthy appeals on behalf of a charity that supports libraries and supplies books to the developing world.
DONATIONS: Book Aid International, [address removed]
Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producers Roger Mahony and Rona Couper
Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Roger Mahony
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Sunday Worship

Led by the Reverend David Clark , with the choir of the West Kirk of Helensburgh directed by Walter Blair. Organist John Langdon.
Producer Mo McCullough E-mail: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Clark
Organist: Walter Blair.
Organist: John Langdon.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. RptdfromFti

: 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 is author Philip Pullman , whose novels include Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Rptd on Fri 9am


Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson Rptd

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges quotations with Wendy Holden , Dominic Holland , Ben Moor and Andrew Mueller. The reader is Tim Gudgin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Andrew Mueller.
Unknown: Tim Gudgin.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the twilight world of illegal food What drives people to break the law to eat a certain cheese, and is it the same impulse that sustains the outlawed trade in bushmeat?
Producer Paula McGinley Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Visit

Gyles Brandreth goes behind the scenes to unveil some of the secret workings of diplomacy as he follows the Foreign Office's minute preparations for a State Visit. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Amber Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by staff and students at Myerscough College near Preston. In the GQT garden at Sparsholt College, Hampshire, Bunny
Guinness trials a revolutionary compost technique, while Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie take a dip in the pool. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


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

: A Voice in the Crowd

Knowing Individuals. Animals use vocalisations to recognise family, friend and foe. Now biologists are also using these calls to tell different animals apart. Producer Joanne Stevens


Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Classic Serial: Watership Down

By Richard Adams. Dramatised by Neville Teller in two parts. 2: Our rabbit heroes have to use all their cony cunning to rescue some females from the neighbouring warren, ruled by the iron rod of General Woundwort, in orderto establish their own new dynasty.
Music arranged and played by Chris Leslie Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Richard Adams.
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Played By: Chris Leslie
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Hazel: Simon Chandler
Fiver: Tom George
Bigwig: Stephen Tomlin
Kehaar: Christian Rodska
Stranger: Christian Rodska
Woundwort: Robert Lister
Holly: Robert Lister
Campion: Ben Crowe
Blackberry: Ian Brooker
Dandelion: Peter Meakin
Silver: Sean Connolly
Haystack: Susan Jeffrey
Thethuthinnang: Susan Jeffrey
Hyzenthlay: Alison Belbln
Bugloss: Graham Padden
Dr Adams: Graham Padden
Nelthilta: Felicity Jones
Lucy: Jones Jones

: Bookclub

Barbara Vine, otherwise known as Ruth Rendell, meets James Naughtie and a small audience at a Readers' Day in Scunthorpe to talk about her haunting novel, A Dark Adapted Eye.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
November's Bookclub: The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson


Guest: Ruth Rendell
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents a seasonal journey though the poetry of autumn, including verse by John Clare , Ted Hughes and Edward Thomas.
Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: File on 4

Are bungled autopsies causing innocent people to be sent to prison? Fran Abrams investigates a crisis in the forensic pathology service. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Letters from Space

Former US astronaut Jerry Linenger reads the first of two selections of letters he wrote to his 14-month-olc baby son during a six-month period of working on the Mir space station. He shares his experiences, memories and hopes with his son.
Producer Anne Bristow Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jerry Linenger
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Bert impresses Chaba. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 42


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

To celebrate National Poetry Week, John Hegley talks about his first collection of children's poems, My Dog Is a Carrot. Plus a review of Hollywood's latest blockbuster, Lilo and Stitch.
Producer Jane Chambers E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Talks: John Hegley

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1984: The Miners' Strike and the Brighton Bomb. Written byChristopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin
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.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: 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 1.30pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Comedy Album Heroes

Greg Proops is our guide to the time when listening to comedy records at parties was hip.
1: Bob Newhart. The man who brought stand-up comedy out of obscure clubs and into every American's living room. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Bob Newhart.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Power Failure. British electricity: debt-ridden, foreigr owned. Peter Day asks: so watt? Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley looks ahead to the Conservative Party conference. Including at
10.45 Siberia UK Four former Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland discuss their experiences. 3: Peter Brooke (1989-92). Editor John Evans Siberia UK: Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Peter Brooke
Producer: Owen McFadden

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Reporter's Notes

Emily Buchanan invites foreign correspondents to remember the music that provided the soundtracks to the events they reported to the world.
2: John Simpson, BBC World Affairs editor, recalls listening to Louis Armstrong on a wind-up gramophone in Baghdad, South African apartheid victim Steve Biko commemorated in song, and the tuneful Marx Brothers.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Steve Biko
Producer: Simon Elmes

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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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