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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the Church of the Blessed Mary, at Warmbrook in Somerset.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Crime writer and criminal lawyer Frances Fyfield wonders how looking at art makes the observer more tolerant of other people's viewpoints. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

Jane Little with the religious and ethical news. Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jane Little
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of ATD Fourth World, a charity which works with families experiencing long-term poverty in the UK.
DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producter Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Producter Sally Flatman

: World Cup Cricket

England v Holland
Commentary on England's second game by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin -
Jenkins, with expert comment from Andrew Hudson and Mike Selvey. Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Andrew Hudson
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Sunday Worship

To Dream the Impossible Dream. The Rev Dr Ian Bradley reflects on the spiritual way in which dreams and visions have been treated in popular musicals of the last 50 years. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. (LW at 4.25pm)

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is the artist Cornelia Parker.


Artist: Cornelia Parker.

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons hosts the show from Bristol, with Clement Freud , Graham Norton , Pam Ayres and Tony Hawks. Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Pam Ayres

: The Food Programme

Food and Behaviour. Sheila Dillon investigates the latest scientific research into the connection between diet and anti-social behaviour. Producers Rebecca Moore Lucinda Montefiore Rptd tomorrow at 4pm Junk and disorderly: page 37


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Rebecca Moore Lucinda Montefiore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Tiger Tales

Chris Gunness looks atthe relationship between the Philippines and its former colonial master, America. With US special forces returningtc the coun r to pursue Islamic guerillas, many in the Philippines fee that the American yoke is back. Producer Hugh Lesson


Unknown: Chris Gunness
Producer: Hugh Lesson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster are guests of Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council, Hertfordshire. Chaired by Eric Robson.
Star Gazer lilly and patio planter offers-RT shop. p38


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Bee inspector

Another programme following the work or bee inspector David Kemp through the seasons.
3: Autumn. inspections are winding down, though there are fears that a major outbreak of disease in the Midlands may spread north. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: David Kemp
Producer: Mike Hally

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers: 5: The Light and the Dark

By CP Snow.
Dramatised in five parts by Jonathan Holloway.
With the outbreak of the Second World War, both Lewis's love life and his career take unexpected turns.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Adapter: Jonathan Holloway
Director: Sally Avens
Director: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: Adam Godley
Narrator: David Haig
Hector: Rupert Vansittart
Roy: Adam Levy
Houston: Peter Marinker
Willy: Kenneth Collard
Gilbert: Anthony Calf
Margaret: Juliet Aubrey
Rosalind: Anne-Marie Duff
Betty: Carla Simpson

: Open Book from 4.25

Mariella Frostrup talks to Augusten Burroughs about Running with Scissors, the story of his unusual childhood in a highly unstable family Producer Fiona McLean Repeated Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Augusten Burroughs
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Poetry Please

Passionate and tender poems from Shelley, Burns and Marvell presented by Roger McGough and read by Imogen Stubbs , Andrew Sachs and Sean Barratt. To request a poem. write to BBC. Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS82LR or email poetry.please@bbc.co.uk Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Saturday


Presented By: Roger McGough
Read By: Imogen Stubbs
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Read By: Sean Barratt.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: File on 4

At a time when the police are investigating the deaths of patients in a hospital in Hampshire, David Lomax asks whether there are enough controls over the drugs being administered to the elderly. Are too many dying unnecessarily because of the medicines they've been given? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: David Lomax

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A series in which schoolteachers recall a single episode that explains why they stay in a job which is often seen as low in status and pay, yet high in stress. 2: A Place in History. Catherine Lloyd and Andrew Cooper recount their rewarding teaching experiences. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Catherine Lloyd
Unknown: Andrew Cooper
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Pick of the Week

Sue MacGregor presents her 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


Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

David has come up with a proposal.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 40


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week, the first part of a new story, The Magic Rnger , by Roald Dahl. And Cycler the rapping robot comes to the studio with his 3Rs message - reducing, reusing and recycling. Presented by Barney HarwOOd. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gft@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Magic Rnger
Unknown: Roald Dahl.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.

: The Adventures of Robin Hood

2: Friar Tuck's Story by Philippa Gregory. The renegade priest voices his outrage overthe Crusades and Richard I's neglect of his kingly duties. Read by John Sessions. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Story By: Philippa Gregory.
Read By: John Sessions.
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 Jenny Eclair about being a woman stand-up comedian and a writer, and explores how the theme of motherhood has infiltrated herwork. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Professor Alison Oddey
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Claire Jones

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Taste Makers. Peter Day meets the boffins who manipulate the taste of the foods we love and hate. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Was a Teenage Communist. Alexei Sayle explores the history of the British Communist Party and how, like him, others became attracted to and then disillusioned with communism.
Editor John Evans / Was a Teenage Communist Rptd on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world Of learn ing. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well known musicals. 1: Fiddler on the Roof. Sholom Aleichem 's story about Tevye the milkman was turned into a musical that was so successful it ran on Broadway for eight years from 1964. With lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sholom Aleichem
Unknown: Sheldon Harnick
Unknown: Jerry Bock.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

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.

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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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