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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Lichfield Cathedral.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Do the Right Thing. Dr Jeevan Singh Deol , Research Fellow in Indian history at Cambridge University, wonders whether humans can always be free, no matter how bad things get.
Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol
Producer: Matt Thompson

: 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 Phoenix House, which provides a comprehensive range of specialist treatment services for drug and alcohol users with long-term addiction problems.
DONATIONS: [address removed]Creditcard donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thurs at 3.28pm


Producer: Sally Ratman

: Sunday Worship

Challenges in the Way. In the Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity, the chaplain of Eastbourne College, Chris Macdonald , explores issues of life and faith with students from different church traditions.
Music director Graham Jones. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Chris MacDonald
Director: Graham Jones.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.Rptd from Fri

: Broadcasting House

With Joan Bakewell.
Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Professor Baruch Blumberg.


Unknown: Professor Baruch Blumberg.

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Graham Norton and Liza Tarbuck. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton

: The Food Programme

Blood. Sheila Dillon finds out how food can encourage a healthy bloodstream and samples blood puddings and traditional stews thickened with blood.
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: The Roman Way

The series in which David Aaronovitch explores the way the Roman Empire dealt with issues such as centralised power and political advisers, ethnic diversity and cultural assimilation, and highbrow and dumbed-down entertainments. 1: Life on the Edge What was life like forthose who lived on the northernmost frontier? Did they feel "roman"? Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Norfolk. Roy Lancaster is planting fun shrubs,
Bob Flowerdew explains how to "chit" potatoes and Pippa Greenwood reveals how to save pounds on bedding plants. The chairman is Eric Robson.


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

: Born to Be Wild

Dylan Winter meets five people whose love of animals has taken over their lives.
4: Don't Fence Me In. A woman who has turned her suburban garden into a tiny wildlife reserve. Producer Melinda Barker


Producer: Melinda Barker

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment. Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway and narrated by David Haig. 1: Time of Hope
In 1927, Lewis Eliot starts his rise to power and his escape from the drudgery of a council clerk's office by passing exams to study at the Bar.
Director Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Jonathan Holloway
Unknown: David Haig.
Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Director: Sally Avens
Director: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Marion: Laura Doddington
Katherine: Carla Simpson
George: Bill Wallis
Sheila: Anastasia Hille
Herbert: Stephen Moore
Percy: Danny Webb
Charles: Jamie Glover
Leonard: John Standing
Ann: Emma Woolliams
Mrs Getliffe: Suzanna Hamitton
Rev Knight: Brett Usher

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the children's writer Philip Pullman , whose award-winning trilogy His Dark
Materials has recently been dramatised on Radio 4. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents poems requested by listeners, including VikramSeth's tribute to those who sleep alone, CP Cavafy's classic Ithaka, and Carol Ann Duffy 's Litany, read by the author herself. Producer Sally Heaven Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy

: Seeds of Trouble

In the second of two programmes,
Richard Hollingham visits research labs in St Louis and examines the science of genetic modification. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Hollingham

: The Four NoMe Truths

In the second of a series of talks exploring the basic beliefs of Buddhism, Robert Thurman , professor of Buddhist studies at the University of Columbia, explains the causes of suffering.
Producer Anthony Denselow Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Robert Thurman
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Pick of the Week

Libby Purves presents her selection of excerpts 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: Libby Purves
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Eddie will not be moved. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 36 An everyday comedy of manners: page 115


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Travel journalist Simon Calder continues to explore his passion for maps with the Ordnance Survey. And presenter Barney Harwood goes to Bristol to track down some bats.
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Calder
Presenter: Barney Harwood

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

Another chance to hear Martin Jarvis in a five-part series of dazzling mystery stories by Grant Allen. 3: The episode of the reluctant prosecutor. Will the Colonel face his accuser in court? Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Grant Allen.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: 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 Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen with the programme about words and speech. 7: 21st-centuryBabble-on. Historian Justin Champion asks whether it really is good to talk and suggests we embark on a linguistic detox. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Cry for Argentina. Doing business in Argentina means coping with a slumping currency, frozen bank accounts, defaulting governments and soaring unemployment. Peter Day looks for signs of hope. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

The political headlines of the next seven days, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45A View from the Sidelines. The third in a series of four talks by Michael Shea , who remembers the food shortages, bugging devices and secret police that were part of his daily life when he was employed as a diplomat in Romania during the Cold War.
Editor John Evans A View from the Sidelines repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Michael Shea
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott 's guests this week are the novelists Sue Limb and Philippa Gregory , who discuss three Of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Philippa Gregory

: Something Understood

Repeat of 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Baroness Emma Nicholson chooses prose and poetry which reflect her life campaigning for human rights, and pieces which recall her late husband's work on the Booker Prize committee. With passages by Helon Habila , Ben Okri and Jonathan Sacks , read by Colin McFarlane and Mark Meadows. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Baroness Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Helon Habila
Unknown: Ben Okri
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks
Read By: Colin McFarlane
Read By: Mark Meadows.

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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