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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the Parish Church of St
Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Snakes and Ladders. Mark Tully uncovers the Indian origins of the board-game and finds that its role as a teaching aid forthe spiritual path has been lost. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme, producer Hugh O'Donneii


Producer: Hugh O'Donneii

: News; Sunday Papers

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Patricia Greene appeals on behalf of the Mediae Trust that is raising money to start a Ki-Swahil radio soap in Tanzania. DONATIONS: [address removed]Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thu at 3.28pm


Unknown: Patricia Greene
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Sunday Worship

Violence in the Name of God. From the Imperial War Museum North, Oliver McTernan , Fellow ofthe Weatherhead Centerfor International Affairs at
Harvard University, reflects for Holocaust Memorial Day on how religious leaders can communicate values of peace and justice to the world. Music includes excerpts from Arvo Part's Berlin Mass.
Director of music Nigel Swinford. Producer Philip Binson


Unknown: Oliver McTernan
Music: Nigel Swinford.
Producer: Philip Binson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. RptdfromFri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the theatre director Trevor Nunn.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Director: Trevor Nunn.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Tony Hawks , Graham Norton and Pam Ayres. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Tony Hawks
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Pam Ayres.

: The Food Programme

Juice. Fruitjuice counts as one of the five portions of fruit and vegetables recommended by the Government, but will any kind of fruitjuice do? Is that daily glass of pasteurised, freshly squeezed orange juice really good for you? Sheila Dillon investigates. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Roman Way

Series in which David Aaronovitch looks at how the Roman Empire dealt with power, politics, culture and entertainment. 2: Life at the Top. Was the emperor an autocrat or man ofthe people? How much power did his advisers have? Could influential friends help one's career? Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners in Dorset. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Born to Be Wild

Dylan Winter meets five people whose love of animals has taken over their lives. 5: Did you know that ten cockroaches can live for a week off the glue on the back of a postage stamp? It's the sort of fact that has persuaded Adrian Durkin to devote his life to Collecting cockroaches. Producer Melinda Barker


Unknown: Adrian Durkin
Producer: Melinda Barker

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers

Continuing CP Snow's epic about the English
Establishment. Dramatised in five parts by Jonathan Holloway. Narrated by David Haig. 2: The
Conscience of the Rich. Lewis Eliot gets caught up in a political scandal that engulfs the family of his friend, Charles March.
Directors Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe Repeated on Saturday at 8pm


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: David Haig.
Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Directors: Sally Avens
Directors: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Roy: Adam Levy
Porson: Michael Culkin
Winslow: Clive Merrison
Brown: Philip Franks
Ann: Emma Woolllams
Charles: Jamie Glover
Leonard: John Standing
Sir Philip: David Horovitch
Francis: Andy Taykw
Sheila: Anastasia Hllle

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Tracy Chevalier , author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, and discovers the best websites for book buyers.
Producer Fiona McLean Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Tracy Chevalier
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces the actor, writer and director Ken Campbell , who performs The Hunting ofthe Snark by Lewis Carroll.
Producer Sally Heaven Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Director: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Lewis Carroll.

: File on 4

In the first of a new series, Barnie Choudhury investigates the hold that drugs and related crime have taken on Britain's Asian communities.
(Repeated from Tuesday)


Reporter: Barnie Choudhury

: The Four Noble Truths

In another talk in a series exploring the basic tenets of Buddhism, Christina Feldman , writer and founder of Gaia House, the meditation and Buddhist studies centre in Devon, explores the third Noble Truth -the cessation of suffering.
Producer Anthony Denselow Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Christina Feldman
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Kirsty's got something important to say. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 35


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood tracks down some red squirrels in Northumberland. Plus the third episode of The Fall ofFergal by Phillip Ardagh.
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Phillip Ardagh.

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

Another chance to hear Martin Jarvis in a five-part series of mystery stories by Grant Allen.
4:The Episode ofthe Old Bailey. Who is the true villain in the trial ofthe master impersonator? 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

The last in the current series ofthe programme about words and the way we speak.
Let's Make Up. A woman wearing Gunk, Ruff and Juicy Tubes introduces Michael Rosen to Ecstasy, Orgasm and Urban Decay. But it's not what you might think-these are all make-up products. Also in today's programme, the winners ofthe Spoof French Translation Competition are announced. Rptdfrom Fri


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Porn Again. Pornography is a huge, unpleasant industry which is often on the cutting edge of technology. Peter Day asks where it's taking us. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 They Fought and Lost. In a series about politicians who have suffered electoral defeat, Steve Richards talks to Chris Patten.
Editor John Evans They Fought and Lost repeated on Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Chris Patten.
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, With LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeat of 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Christopher Frayling , rector ofthe Royal College of Art, chooses poems and prose that reflect his passions for art, film and horror stories. His choices include readings from Italo Calvino , WB Yeats, Edgar Allan Poe , and an Angela Carter story inspired by travelling around the Carpathian mountains. With readers David Troughton and Harriet Walter.


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Italo Calvino
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Angela Carter
Readers: David Troughton
Readers: Harriet Walter.

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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