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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John's Church, Bollington, Cheshire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Trouble We've Seen. Is sufferinggood forthe human soul? Or is this merely a sop? From the trauma of war to the private grief of families,
Fergal Keane examines the literature and music of suffering, to ask whether the trouble we've seen makes for a deeper spiritual life.
Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Living World

Insh Marshes. Lionel Kellewayjoins naturalist and writer, Jim Crumley on a wintery morning at Insh Marshes near Aviemore, where it takes patience and cunning to get close to whooper swans and greylag geese. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Lionel Kellewayjoins
Unknown: Jim Crumley
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of the mental health charity Sane. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Saiiy Flatman Repeated 10.56pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Producer: Saiiy Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Christchurch, Carmarthen. Led by the Rev Dr Patrick Thomas reflects on Welsh ways of celebrating the mystery of the incarnation. With the Myrddin Chorale. The conductor is John Morgan and the organist is Dulais Rhys.


Unknown: Dr Patrick Thomas
Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: Dulais Rhys.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated from Friday

: 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 the actress
Sinead Cusack. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened rpt Fri 9am


Unknown: Sinead Cusack.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From the Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Tony Hawks joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon and guests pick the best of this year's crop of cookbooks. Are more interactive ways of sharing recipes going to replace the conventional cookbook and has the new appetite for confessional food writing added anything to the genre? Producer Lucinda Montefiore Extended rpttomorrow4pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: 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. 5: An Uneasy Peace by Nick Warburton. Producer Sara Davies


Producer: Sara Davies

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of the Reepham and District Gardening Club, near Norwich. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: New Shoots, Old Tips

5: A Dose of Wholesome Horehound. Poisonous plants have long been cultivated in the garden. In the final programme of the series, Caroline Holmes talks to Tudor physic garden expert Sue Thompson about plants that should come with a health warning. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Talks: Caroline Holmes
Unknown: Sue Thompson
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Classic Serial: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain , dramatised by Marcy Kahan. One of the great American novels comes into rich and multilayered life in the most complete dramatisation yet. This BBC/Canadian Broadcasting Corporation co-production evokes pre-Civil War America, and follows Huck and the runaway slave Jim on their journey down the Mississippi on a raft. Twain's wise and affectionate writing gives voice to Huck'sgrowing understanding of Jim's humanity, and remains controversial. This programme contains language that some listeners may find offensive. Parti.
Other parts played by Glenn Bang , Mark Caven and Roy Lewis
Music composed by John Roby and performed by Roman Borys , Carlos Del Junco , Anne Lederman , John Roby and Don Rooke Director Ned Chaillet Repeated Saturday 9pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Huckleberry Finn is available on audio cassette from 6 January 2003 at good retail outlets orwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Mark Twain
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan.
Played By: Glenn Bang
Played By: Mark Caven
Played By: Roy Lewis
Composed By: John Roby
Unknown: Roman Borys
Unknown: Carlos Del Junco
Unknown: Anne Lederman
Unknown: John Roby
Unknown: Don Rooke
Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain: Mark Caven
Huckleberry Finn: Christopher Jacot
Miss Watson: Kay Hawtrey
Widow Douglas: Elva Mal Hoover
Tom Sawyer: Peter Oldrlng
Jo Harper: Shawn Mathieson
Ben Rogers: Herbie Barnes
Judge Thatcher: Sandy Webster
Jim: Martin Roach
Pap Finn: Les Carlson
New judge: Wayne Ward
MrsLoftus: Nicky Guadagni
Jim Turner: Jack Nicholsen
Bill: Pierre Brault
Jake Packard: Sam Malkin

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup looks at books which help us, from AC Grayling's The MeaningofThings to Alvin Hall 's
Your Money or Your Life. Producer Fiona McLean Rptd on Thurs


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Fiona McLean Rptd

: Dan McGrew, Who Are You?

Stewart Henderson explores the impact of the gold-rush ballad The Shooting of Dan McGrew 100 years after its composition and discusses the story of its author, Robert W Service. Producer Joanne Coombs Rptd Sat


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Unknown: Dan McGrew
Producer: Joanne Coombs Rptd

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: Talking to Myself

The last in the series in which writers who have published memoirs compose a letterto themselves when young. Michael Holroyd looks back 50 years and addresses himself as an elusive, dreamy young man whose Wish was to disappear. Producer Erin Riley Rptd on Sat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Producer: Erin Riley

: Pick of the Week

Sandi Toksvig presents her 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: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Jennifer is stunned. Rptdtomorrow2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 40


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Harry Enfield , James Cromwell and Kate Hardie read the second episode of The Greek Who Stole Christmas by Anthony Horowitz. And children's author Louise Rennison probes some family relationships. Barney Harwood is the presenter. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: James Cromwell
Unknown: Kate Hardie
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz.
Unknown: Louise Rennison
Unknown: Barney Harwood

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1997: The Death of Diana and the Election of New Labour. 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

: The Launch of BBC7

Presented by Paul Merton. A Radio 4/BBC7 simulcast to celebrate the launch of the BBC's new digital speech radio station. Paul chooses a selection of comedy, drama and readings from the new network, including Knowing Me, Knowing You, Dead Ringers, The Goon Show, Fatherland and The Rubyin the Smoke. The programme continues on BBC7.
Gillian Reynolds on the birth of BBC7: page 32 The rebirth of children's radio: page 34


Presented By: Paul Merton.
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at:
10.42 The Voice of Destiny: Churchill's Language Professor David Cannadine examines the wartime oratory of Churchill -the ways in which he "mobilised the English language and sent it into battle."
Editor John Evans The Voice of Destiny. Producer Susan Marling Repeated on Wednesday


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

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott 's guests are Rabbi Lionel Blue and the Barefoot Doctor. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Rabbi Lionel Blue
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins Rptd

: 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. 4: Empire. 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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