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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Leonard's Church, Hythe, Kent.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Don't Step on the Cracks. Mark Tully considers superstition and the persistence of its hold on the human psyche. Producer BeverieyMcAinsh Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: BeverieymcAinsh Rptd

: On Your Farm

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


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Tony Robinson appeals on behalf of Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, which works to remove the barriers facing disabled people in education, training and employment.
DONATIONS: Skill, [address removed]
Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producers Roger Mahony and Fiona Couper
Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Roger Mahony
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Sunday Worship: Guests of God

On the weekend of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, Head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain, leads a meditation based on the Russian Orthodox Liturgy of the Word. From the Cathedral of the Dormition and All Saints, London, featuring the Rossica Choir of St Petersburg, lead by Father Michael Fortounatto.
Email: [email address removed]


Unknown: Father Michael Fortounatto.
Director of Music: Valentina Kopylova
Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeatedfrom Friday

: Crisis Diary

27 October 1962
For details see yesterday

: 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 crime writer PD James. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated on Friday 9am


Unknown: Pd James.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations with GervasePhinn, Martin Kelner. JayneTunnicliffe and Tricia Stewart. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Martin Kelner.
Unknown: Tricia Stewart.

: The Food Programme

Cordials. Andrew Jefford explores the burgeoning business of cordials and flavoured alcoholic drinks. He finds out how to harvest and make old-fashioned rosehip syrup and investigates claims that the marketing hype for ready-to-drink alcoholic cocktails is responsible for the increase in under-age drunkenness. Producers Lucinda Montifiore and Rebecca Moore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producers: Lucinda Montifiore
Producers: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Inside USA High

British teacher Veronica White concludes her exploration of how American high schools mould the attitudes of teenagers, using the students' own audio diaries. ProducerAllison Puranik


Unknown: Veronica White

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members of the Ilkley Gardeners' Association. And Roy Lancaster reports on Les Journees des Plantes, held at Courson, near Paris. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The Soundhunter

3: The Singing Desert. Isobel Clouter continues her epic quest around the globe in search of disappearing sounds. This week she's in Inner Mongolia sliding down a musical sand dune. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Isobel Clouter
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Idiot: 1

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised in four parts by Melissa Murray.
In one of his most famous and personal novels, Dostoyevsky portrays the vivid inner life of Prince Myshkin, who has returned from years abroad spent trying to treat his epilepsy. On the long train journey home, he first learns the story of a woman who will dominate his life from now on.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Auhtor: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dramatised by: Melissa Murray
Director: Cherry Cookson
Prince Myshkin: Paul Rhys
Rogozhin: Roger Allam
Ganya: Alex Jennings
Nastasya: Lia Williams
GenYepanchin: David Swift
Gen Ivolgin: Stephen Moore
Lebedev: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Yepanchin: Paula Jacobs
Aglaya: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kolya: Carl Prekopp
Varya: Jemma Churchill
Concierge: Martin Hyder

: 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 more poetry requests. This week is devoted to Christina Rossetti and includes a reading of Goblin Market.
Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Church Going

As Dr Rowan Williams prepares to take over as Archbishop of Canterbury, Jeremy Vine assesses the Church of England, its strengths, divisions and future. In the first of two programmes, he looks at what it means to be the establ ished church and asks whether its ties to the State are strangling it before
Our eyes. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams
Unknown: Jeremy Vine

: Colloquies

Three talks by Thomas Lynch. 2: The Same but Different. Michigan poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch returns to the cottage in West Clare left behind during the Irish famine by another Thomas Lynch , his great-great-great-grandfather. 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

Michael Rosen 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: Michael Rosen
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Archers

Simon tries to make amends. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 41


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 it

In this week's Halloween special, author Kenneth Oppel takes a different look at bats and Barney Harwood visits a haunted house.
Producer Jane Chambers E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Kenneth Oppel
Unknown: Barney Harwood

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1988: Another Thatcher Victory and Cabinet Divisions 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 finishes his survey of the time when listening to comedy records at parties was hip. 4: Lily Tomlin. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Lily Tomlin.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Managing Consulting. Management consultancy boomed in the 1990s but now the good times seem to be over. Peter Day asks if the consultants need to listen to their Own advice. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsleytakes a look at the politics of the next seven days. 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's Week: Producer Martin Rosenbaum Rptd on Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsleytakes
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum Rptd

: The Learning Curve

With LibbyPurves. Rptd from Tue

: 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 on. 5: Fergal Keane talks about the stories and music from his postings in the Far East and Africa. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Talks: Fergal Keane
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.

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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