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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Lawrence Jewry, in London.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Degree of Remoteness. Asian poet Roshan Doug questionsthe nature of cultural identity. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: 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

Diana Lamplugh appeals on behalf of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a charity that helps people to avoid becoming the victims of violence and aggression. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Diana Lamplugh
Unknown: Suzy Lamplugh
Unknown: Diana Lamplugh
Unknown: Suzy Lamplugh
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St John's Church, Waterloo. The South Bank
Sinfonia and Pegasus, directed by Simon Over , sing music by Durufle and Vaughan Williams. With the Rt Rev Tom Butler , Bishop of Southwark. Producer Philip Billson


Directed By: Simon Over
Directed By: Vaughan Williams.
Unknown: Tom Butler
Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. RptdfromFri

: Broadcasting House

Afresh approach to the news. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the singer-songwriter Gene Pitney. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened repeat Fri 9am


Singer-Songwriter: Gene Pitney.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game from
Beverley in Yorkshire, with guests Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble and Steve Frost. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Steve Frost.

: The Food Programme

Authenticity. Sheila Dillon talks to chefs and importers about authentic national ingredients. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Pasta pan/steamer offer - RT Shop: page 38


Talks: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

Wi th James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Tiger Tales

Chris Gunness continues his series on modern Asian history by reporting on the Japanese rule in Korea, one of the most vicious colonisations in history, Which began in 1910. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Chris Gunness
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Six Nations Rugby

France v Scotland
Eleanor Oldroyd presents live coverage of the game from Paris (kickoff at 2.00). With commentary from Andrew Cotter and Alastair Eykyn , and expert
_ comment from Andy Irvine. Producer Graham McMillan


Unknown: Andrew Cotter
Unknown: Alastair Eykyn
Producer: Graham McMillan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Rowerdew are guests of the Earlsdon Gardening Club near Coventry. Chaired by Eric Robson.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Bee Inspector

4: Winter. David Kemp helps the beekeepers batten down for winter and visits beekeeping clubs to give advice. Plus a visit to the government's Central Science Laboratory near York. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: David Kemp
Producer: Mike Hally

: Classic Serial: Tradition

An epic drama by Charles W Chesnutt , adapted in two parts by Cheryl Martin , about the destiny of two sisters, separated by class and colour. The white Carteret family are concerned that their new baby boy's future is looking disturbingly multi-cultural. The black Miller family are split overthe opportunities for their own son and whether he should be raised in a town filled with such growing racial tension. Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Charles W Chesnutt
Unknown: Cheryl Martin
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Janet: Phylicia Rashad
Olivia: Carrie Preston
Dr Miller: Wendell Pierce
Maj Carteret: Pj Benjamin
Gail: Lizan Mitchell
MrDelamere: John Cullum
Aunt Polly: Lois Smith
Mr Ellis: Michael Emerson
Dr Price: Beau Gravitte
Josh: Seth Gillam
Tom: Seth Gillam
McBane: Mark Redfiiel
Effiie: Michelle Robinson
Marth: Michelle Robinson
Sandy Willis: Burke Ii

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup asks if "Chick Lit" is dead. She talks to readers and writers of that much maligned popular fiction.
Rpt on Thu at 4pm
March's Book club: "After Rain" by William Trevor
April's Book club: "An Awfully Big Adventure" by Beryl Bainbridge


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Word on the Street

Poet Jackie Kay presents the first in a new series on poetry and place from Dove Cottage in Grasmere with Robert Woof , director of the Wordsworth Trust, poet-in-residence Paul Farley and readings of Wordsworth's work by Barrie Rutter.
Producer Sue Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm The poetry doctor: page 41


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Robert Woof
Unknown: Paul Farley
Unknown: Barrie Rutter.

: File on 4

With even the Prime Minister acknowledging the likelihood of a terrorist attack here, Julian O'Halloran investigates the state of Britain's plans in the event Of SUCh an emergency. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A series in which schoolteachers recall a single episode that explains why they stay in ajob which is often seen as low in status and pay, yet high in stress. 3: Remarkable Individuals. Pete Greaves and Jane Morris recount their rewarding teaching experiences. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Pete Greaves
Unknown: Jane Morris
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Pick of the Week

Russell Davies presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Anne-Mane Cole PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Archers

Kenton is getting in the way.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 42


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week the programme goes to York to check out the Viking Festival. Plus the second episode of The Magic Rnger by Roald Dahl. Presented by Barney HarwOOd. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roald Dahl.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.

: The Adventures of Robin Hood

3: The Sheriff's Story by Dylan Ritson. The sheriff bemoans his sorry lot but the good folk of Nottingham are determined to cast him as a villain. Read by David Calder. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Story By: Dylan Ritson.
Read By: David Calder.
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 Margaret Budy Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Stand-ups and Strumpets

Professor Alison Oddey talks to Josie Lawrence about her passion for performing, the importance of herclose-knit family and about the people who've influenced herwork, including Beryl Reid. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Professor Alison Oddey
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Beryl Reid.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Money Box

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

The western world is no longer dominated by scarcity and queues, at least as far as manufactured goods are concerned. Peter Day examines the challenges this change poses to companies who want to survive in the 21st century. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.451 Was a Teenage Communist. Alexei Sayle explores the history of the British Communist Party and how, like him, others were attracted to it, only to become disillusioned later.
Editor John Evans I Was a Teenage Communist Rptd on Wed at 8.45pm


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

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents the intelligent guide to the Wide world Of learning. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the first nights of well known musicals. 2: Phantom of the
Opera. Premiered in London in 1986 with Michael Crawford as the Phantom and Sarah Brightman as Christine, Phantom is still in production today. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Sarah Brightman
Producer: Neil George

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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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