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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Lymm, Cheshire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

To mark the United Nations International Year of Mountains, Mark Tully explores the allure, the symbolism and the vulnerability of the earth's mountains. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

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


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Rosemary Dawson Email: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Libby Purves appeals on behalf of a charity that campaigns for ethical and fairly traded tourism, particularly in poorer countries.
DONATIONS: Tourism Concern, [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm

: Sunday Worship

Continuing to mark Black History Month, Ben Dotsei Malor travels home to Ghana. Accompanied by a feast of exuberant church music, he uncovers a wealth of spirit amid the poverty as he travels from Accra to Cape Coast - Britain's headquarters at the height of the slave trade -via the goldmines and forests of the Ashanti kingdom and the dusty northern savannah.
ProducerClaire Campbell Smith Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Ben Dotsei Malor

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. RptdfromFri

: 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 Carl Djerassi , one of the pioneers of the contraceptive pill.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated on Friday 9am What's new with the pill: page 48


Unknown: Carl Djerassi
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations with Jo Caulfield , Neil Mullarkey , Magnus Magnusson and Allan Massie. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Allan Massie.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Food and Regeneration. Sheila Dillon explores the role of food in both urban and rural regeneration and finds out how a humble cheese has re-invigorated the economy of an impoverished region of southern Italy. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Inside USA High

British teacher Veronica White presents the first of two programmes on how American schools mould young adults. Students talkabout the rituals that have defined their year. Producer Allison Puranik


Unknown: Veronica White
Producer: Allison Puranik

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Soundhunter

2: The Nightingale Roor. Isabel Clouter continues her quest around the globe in search of disappearing sounds. Today she's in Japan tryingto uncover the secret of temple floors which tweet like nightingales at even the lightest of footsteps. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Nightingale Roor.
Unknown: Isabel Clouter
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Classic Serial: Flashman at the Charge

By George MacDonald Fraser. Dramatised in two episodes by the Author. 2: In possession of secret intelligence vital to the safety of British India, our terrified hero, the renowned cad, bounder, blackguard, liar, lecher and self-confessed coward Sir Harry Rashman VC, finds himself ridingwith the descendants of Tamurlaine and Genghis Khan against the might of Imperial Russia.
Director Patrick Rayner Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser.
Unknown: Genghis Khan
Director: Patrick Rayner
Old Flashman: Joss Ackland
Young Flashman: Angus Wright
The Si One: Jayne McKenna
Yakub Beg: Nigel Anthony
Count Ignatieff: David Holt
Kutebar: David Bannerman
Scud: Peter Kenny

: Open Book

Rosie Goldsmith explores the world of books. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
November's Bookclub: The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Fiona McLean
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requests from the Birmingham Book Festival, with readers Carole Boyd and Bill Wallis and musician Andy Roberts.
Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Readers: Carole Boyd
Readers: Bill Wallis
Musician: Andy Roberts.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: File on 4

With the threat of war in the Gulf looming, Jordan now faces the Middle East's most difficult balancing act. Economically reliant on the United States, but even more so on trade with its neighbour Iraq, can this strategically and diplomatically important kingdom avoid taking sides? Julian O'Halloran reports. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Colloquies

The first of three talks by Thomas Lynch.
1: Tommy and Nora: Don't Forget. Undertakerand poet Thomas Lynch looks back on the life of his great grandfather (also Thomas Lynch )who, in the winter of 1889, having surveyed his unpromising prospects in Ireland, left the family's tiny stone cottage in West Clare and booked a passage for America. Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch.
Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: Pick of the Week

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


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Simon grovels. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 50


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood begins a search for the stars at the Greenwich Planetarium. Plus the latest instalment of the mad goings-on of the Strega-Borgia family in Pure Dead Magic by Debi Gliori.
Producer Jane Chambers Email: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Debi Gliori.

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1987: The Great Debate, Black Monday and the Great Storm. Written by Christopher 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.
3: BHICosby. Now he's the king of American sitcom but in the 1960s he was the first black comedian to break through in the comedy album scene. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Greg Proops
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Risky Business. It's one of Britain's biggest and most successful industries but now it's in trouble. Peter Day asks whetherthe roof is failing in on Britain's insurance industry. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley looks ahead to the Conservative Party conference. Including at
10.45 Hoggart's Week. Simon Hoggart presents a behind-the-scenes review of the week's political events. Editor John Evans Hoggart Week Producer Jane Ashley 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans Hoggart
Producer: Jane Ashley

: The Learning Curve

With LibbyPurves. RptdfromTue

: 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.
4: ITN's Michael Nicholson recalls the ubiquitous propaganda song he heard daily during the Vietnam war, the recording he made of Angolan freedom fighters harmonising sweetly in the middle of a war-scorched forest, and Albinoni's Adagio on the Streets Of Sarajevo. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Michael Nicholson
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.

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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