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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas's Church, Sevenoaks in Kent.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Ghosts. Mark Tully considers ghosts-why do they appearto some people but not to others, and what do scientists have to say about them? Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio4Appeal

Derek Jacobi appeals on behalf of Afasic, a charity which helps people who have a speech and language impairment.
DONATIONS: [address removed]Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

Angela Tilby ofthe Cambridge Theological Federation explores the theme of vocation. Music director
Alexandra Barrett. Organist Timothy Byram-Wigfield . Producer MarkO'Brien


Unknown: Angela Tilby
Organist: Alexandra Barrett.
Organist: Timothy Byram-Wigfield

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

A fresh approach to the news.
Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs: Ian McKellen

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actor Ian McKellen.
(Shortened repeat Fri 9am)


Castaway: Ian McKellen
Presenter: Ian McKellen
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: World Cup Cricket

South Africa v West Indies
The openinggame in the eighth cricket World Cup from the Newlands ground in Cape Town
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Tony Cozier , with comment from Andrew Hudson and Viv Richards. ProducerPeterBaxter * Approximate time It's ju st not cricket: page 28


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Andrew Hudson
Unknown: Viv Richards.

: Just a Minute

With chairman Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme: Desert Food

(FM only) Sheila Dillon takes a look at the food of the Bedouin tribes of Arabia. (Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm)


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World This Weekend

With James cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Roman Way

David Aaronovitch concludes his examination of the way the Roman Empire dealt with political and social matters. 4: FillingtheMind. Education, the chattering Classes and the novel. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Roy Lancaster and Tony Russell answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in Wiltshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Bee Inspector

Another programme in the series following the work of bee inspector David Kemp through the seasons. 2: Summer. Bad weather keeps the growing colonies inside their hives until the weather improves and dozens of beehives are transported out on to the moors for the heather honey. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: David Kemp
Producer: Mike Hally

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers: 4: The Masters.

CP Snow's epic novel sequence about the British Establishment.
Dramatised in five parts by Jonathan Holloway.
The politics of the Cambridge college where Lewis teaches becomes poisonous as the country stands on the brink of war.
Repeated on Saturday


Adapter: Jonathan Holloway
Director: Sally Avens
Director: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Narrator: David Haig
Sheila: Anastasia Hille
Getliffe: Andy Taylor
Winslow: Clive Merrison
Brown: Philip Franks
Calvert: Adam Levy
Nightingale: Jeremy Child
Jago: David Calder
Chrystal: Matthew Marsh
Crawford: Hugh Quarshie
Mrs Jago: Joanna Monro
Betty Vane: Carla Simpson
Despard-Smith: Peter Howell
RS Robinson: Patrick Godfrey

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to American crime novelists Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated on Thursday


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Karin Slaughter
Unknown: Tess Gerritsen.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough is joined by fellow poets Philip Gross, Kathleen Jamie , Charles Causley , Ivor Cutler , Paul Durcan , Roshan Doug and James Fenton who perform listeners' requests fortheir poetry. To request a poem, write to BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or email poetry.please@bbc.co.uk Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Unknown: Roshan Doug
Unknown: James Fenton
Producer: Viv Beeby

: File on 4

In tonight's programme Allan Urry investigates the black art of tax avoidance, revealing how big High Street names are adept at exploiting the regulations, saving themselves millions of pounds at the nation's expense. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A series in which schoolteachers recall a single episode that explains whythey stay in a job which is often seen as low in status and pay, yet high in stress. 1: The Wonders of Science Jacquie Buttriss and Steve Rogers recount their rewarding teaching experiences. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Pick of the Week

Geoff Watts 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: Geoff Watts
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Elizabeth is on the warpath. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 36


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week Barney Harwood meets Ben and his pet frog collection. Plus the final episode of The Fall of Fergal by Ph i I i p Ard agh. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood

: The Adventures of Robin Hood

1: Robin Hood's Story by Adam Thorpe. How Robin became an outlaw following a youthful fascination for the Greenwood. Read by James Frain. The second story in this series can be heard at the same time next Sunday. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Read By: James Frain.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: 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

: Stand-ups and Strumpets

Professor Alison Oddey talks to Maureen Lipman about what makes her tick as a performer, and explores the contradiction of wanting to make people laugh while also wanting to be taken seriously. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Professor Alison Oddey
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Elizabeth is on the warpath.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Battle of Hastings. What does it take to turn around a town in decline? Peter Day reports from Sussex on a community that is trying to do just that. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at: 10.45 They Fought and Lost. In a series about politicians who have suffered electoral defeat, Steve Richards talks to Shirley Williams.
Editor John Evans They Fought and Lost Rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Shirley Williams.
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents the guide to the wide world of learning. Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Michael Grade introduces some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, reflecting his varied interests. With readers William Hope and Juliet Stevenson.
Repeated from Thursday


Introduces: Michael Grade
Readers: William Hope
Readers: Juliet Stevenson.

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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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To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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