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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. ProducerMikePopham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

In Praise of Cities. Fergal Keane explores the unique value of cities as places where people and ideas fuse and progress. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: 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 World Cancer Research Fund. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 10.56pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

SolidRock....Shifting Sands. Nigel Lee starts the new year with hope in the face of uncertainty as he explores Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians, from
Myton Church, Warwick. Music director Andy Silver. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Nigel Lee
Director: Andy Silver.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd ftom Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Afresh approach to the news.
Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actress Gillian Anderson, famous for her role as Dana Scully in The X Files.
(Shortened repeat Fri 9am)


Castaway: Gillian Anderson
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons is in Canterbury with panellists Paul Merton , Ross Noble , Linda Smith and Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

Pomegranates. Sheila Dillon celebrates this ancient fruit and examines the scientific claims being made for it as a modern super food".
Producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Three Miles an Hour

Travel writer William Dalrymple explores the history of walking in the second of two programmes. This week he investigates walking as a source of inspiration, talking to writers and poets such as Helen Dunmore and John Burnside.
Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Unknown: John Burnside.
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Roy Lancaster and Tony Russell are guests of the Box Gardening Club in Wiltshire. And at the GQTgarden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, Bob Flowerdew is busy with winter tasks in the greenhouse, Roy Lancaster is planting perennials foryear-round pleasure and Pippa Greenwood is potato shopping. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Born to Be Wild

What happens when a natural-history hobby turns into a grand passion? Dylan Winter meets five very different people whose love for all sorts of creatures has gradually taken overtheir lives.
3: A Passion for Bumblebees. Dylan Winter visits a man who lives in bumblebee Utopia. Producer Melinda Barker


Producer: Melinda Barker

: Classic Serial: Barry Lyndon

William Makepeace Thackeray 's classic novel about the rise and fall of an 18th-century Irish adventurer. Dramatised in two parts by Don McCamphill.
2: Redmond Barry pursues and wins the widowed
Lady Lyndon to take the title of Barry Lyndon and play the role of country squire. However, once arrived at the summit of his good fortune, his luck begins to change forthe worse.
Director Lawrence Jackson Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Don McCamphill.
Unknown: Redmond Barry
Unknown: Barry Lyndon
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Barry: Gerard McSorley
LadyLyndon: Tina Kellegher
Ulick: Darragh Kelly
Bell: Sheila Hancock
Earl of Crabs: Kenneth Cranham
Wiggins: Jamie Foreman
Poynings/Cornichon: Don Wycherley
Redmond: Andrew Scott
: Maggie-Rose/lady Tiptoff
Maggie-Rose/Lady Tiptoff: Dorieen Keogh
Brendan: Eanna MacUam
Furniture dealer: Mark Lambert

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup explores the best new travel writing, and talks to writers William Fiennes , Robert McFarlane , Sid Smith and RoseTremain. Producer Anne-Marie Cole RptdonThurs


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: William Fiennes
Unknown: Robert McFarlane
Unknown: Sid Smith
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests fortheirfavourite verse, including a Dorset dialect poem by William Barnes , a tale of the Australian outback by "Banjo" Paterson and Jenny Joseph 's evocation of new-found love.
To request a poem, write to BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or email poetry.please@bbc.co.uk Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: William Barnes
Unknown: Jenny Joseph
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Seeds of Trouble

In the first of two programmes, Richard Hollingham asks what's going on behind the scenes of the GM food industry - and Why. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Hollingham

: The Four Noble Truths

"I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That's all I teach," said the Buddha. In the first of a series of talks exploring the basic beliefs of Buddhism - the four noble truths - Stephen Batchelor, writer and co-founder of the Sharpham College for Buddhist studies, describes the first noble truth - suffering. Producer Anthony Denselow Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Stephen Batchelor
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Will Brian cough up? Rptd tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 30


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood finds out what life's like as a ballerina. It's not all pirouettes and pas-de-deux. If you want to spend your life balanced on your toes you'll need to be prepared for a tougher training schedule than a footballer. Plus, the second episode of Fall of Fergal by Philip Ardagh. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Philip Ardagh.

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

Another chance to hear Martin Jarvis in a five-part series of dazzling mystery stories by Grant Allen. 2: The Episode of the Man Downstairs
Will the new photographic system reveal the true identity of the chameleon Colonel Clay? Producer RosalindAyres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Grant Allen.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk
Producer Penny Vine Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

My Husband and I. Robert Lacey uncovers the Queen's English, while Miles Kington ponders the transitory nature of the language of humour. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: I. Robert Lacey
Unknown: Miles Kington

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Poverty Profits. Peter Day reports on a new message from the distinguished management guru Professor CK Prahalad: companies can help the poor and their own profits by taking poverty seriously. Rptd from Thurs


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at: 10.45 A View from the Sidelines. The second in a series by Michael Shea , writer, diplomat and former press secretary to the Queen, relating his encounters with British prime ministers from Harold Wilson to Margaret Thatcher. Editor John Evans A View from the Sidelines: Rptd from Wednesday


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Michael Shea
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott and guests Dorothy Rowe and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Dorothy Rowe
Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Poet Lemn Sissay chooses the pieces of writing that reflect his extraordinary life story. The readers are James Quinn and Juliet Ellis. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Juliet Ellis.

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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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