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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Michael, Cornhill, London.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Another Brick in the Wall. Joan Bakewell explores the powerful and enduring symbolism of the wall. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

Caledonian Pine Forest. Lionel Kellewayjoins naturalist Roy Dennis in one of the few remnants of ancient Caledonian pine forest in the Scottish highlands. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Lionel Kellewayjoins
Unknown: Roy Dennis
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London, makes the traditional Radio4
Christmas appeal on behalf of the church's social work in the capital and around the country.
DONATIONS: [address removed]or via the website: www.[address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: St Martin
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Led by the RevJohnston McKay from St John's
Renfield, Glasgow with the Bearsden Choirforthe second Sunday of Advent. With soprano
Avril McCusker , tenor Declan McCusker and organist John Langdon. Director of music is James Hunter. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Johnston McKay
Soprano: Avril McCusker
Tenor: Declan McCusker
Organist: John Langdon.
Unknown: James Hunter.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Received with Thanks: the Story behind the Radio 4 Christmas Appewal

For over 75 years BBC Radio has broadcast a Christmas appeal. The money raised is used by St Martin in the Fields to help the homeless in London and those in need across the country. John Waite finds out how the money is spent. He meets those who benefit from the work of the Social Care Unit in Trafalgar Square and hears from some of the many thousands of people who are helped by grants made possible by the appeal.

(Repeated at 5.40pm and on Thursday 3.45pm)


Presenter: John Waite
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the poet Linton Kwesi
Johnson. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened rptFri 9am


Unknown: Linton Kwesi
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From the Grand Theatre in Blackpool, with Tony
Hawks, Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden ,
Barry Cryer and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Rptdfrom Mon


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

Gadgets. Sheila Dillon discovers which are the most useful and useless kitchen gadgets ever invented and what bits of cookery kit are being dreamt up by the gadget maestros in northern Italy.
Producers Paula McGinley and Dixi Stewart Extended rpt tomorrow 4pm How not to get burnt when buying a cooker: page 43


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Paula McGinley
Producers: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Soldier, Soldier

Continuing the six-part drama documentary series that explores the life of the British soldier over the centuries. 4: Letterto Isabella. By David Britton. The story of Idris (lestyn Jones) of the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1811. ProducerSaraDavies


Unknown: David Britton.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: New Shoots, Old Tips

4: Good Husbandry Goeth Not All by Much Expense Greasy cabbage leaves to trap slugs, tobacco to fumigate your aphids....garden historian Caroline Holmes scavenges thriftytips from the past 2,000 years on howto save money in yourgarden. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Classic Serial: My Family and Other Animals

The conclusion to Gerald Durrell 's classic account of his boyhood among his eccentric upper-class English family, whose antics persist in disrupting his natural history escapades on 1930s Corfu. Dramatised by Janys Chambers. 2: Gerry's animal collection increases to such an extent that the family's chaotic Christmas party gets totally out of hand.
DirectorPolly Thomas Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Gerry: Adam Usden
Adult: Gerry Willtacey
Mother: Celia Imrie
Larry: Toby Jones
Margo: Anna Kirke
Leslie: Paul Hunter
Spiro: Andreas Markos
Dr AndrouchellijDr Stephanides: Graeme Hawley
Lugaretzia/Jonquil: Katia David

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup and guests Terence Blacker and James Walton review the hypes, flops and hits of the books of 2002 - including listeners' own choices. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: James Walton
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Adventures in Poetry

4: Snow. By Louis MacNeice. Paul Muldoon , Michael Longley , Tom Paulin , Anthony Thwaite and Jill Balcon , with MacNeice's biographer Jon Stallworthy , join Peggy Reynolds to explore the background, effect and lasting appeal of this poem. The reader is Stephen Rea. Producer Frances Byrnes Rptd Sat at 11.30pm


Unknown: Louis MacNeice.
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Michael Longley
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Jon Stallworthy
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Stephen Rea.
Producer: Frances Byrnes Rptd

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Pick of the Week

Nick Clarke with his selection of the week's radio. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Simon has some important news.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 44


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood spends a day at a sweet factory in Blackpool finding out how mint humbugs are made. Plus the first episode of a new four-part mystery by Anthony Horowitz : The Greek Who Stole Christmas. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1995-6: Major Resigns and Labour Reforms
Written by Christopher Lee. Narrated by Anna Massey. 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.
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan samples the best of English language radio from around the world. Repeated from Friday 1.30pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen with the programme about words and the way we speak. 1: Winter Draws On. Alookatthe often confusing world of homophones. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

The European Juggernaut. The enlargement of the European Union shows no sign of inspiring the peoples of Europe. Bruce Clark asks whether a Union that was losing members as well as gaining them could Survive. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days.

Including at:
10.45 The Voice of Destiny: Churchill's Language In the first of a three-part series, Professor David Cannadine assesses Winston Churchill as an orator and reveals how he struggled to master his art.
Editor John Evans
The Voice of Destiny. Producer Susan Marling Repeated Wednesday


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Susan Marling

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott invites columnist and reviewer Sue Arnold and soprano Catherine Bott to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Soprano: Catherine Bott

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Moral Notes

Simon Brett explores how aspects of morality are reflected in popular song from the early 19th century Until today. 3: Love Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Mary Price

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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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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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