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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Christchurch, Radyr, in Cardiff.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

And This, Too, Shall Pass. Mark Tully considers the enduring power of this phrase to comfort the sad and chasten the proud.
Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme.

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lemn Sissay appeals on behalf of the Bibini Centre for Young People, a charity that provides a service for young black people leaving care.
DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Fiatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Sally Fiatman

: World Cup Cricket

England v Australia
Commentaryfrom Port Elizabeth by Jonathan Agnew , Jim Maxwell and Christopher Martin -
Jenkins with expert comments from Angus Fraser , Mike Selvey and Jeff Thomson.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Jeff Thomson.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Sunday Worship

A service from St David 's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, to celebrate the Welsh patron saint's day. With the Very Rev Wyn Evans and the Rt Rev Carl Cooper. Di rector Of music Timothy Noon. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: St David
Unknown: Wyn Evans
Unknown: Carl Cooper.
Music: Timothy Noon.
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. (LWat4.25pm)

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the singer-songwriter Gene Pitney. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened


Singer-Songwriter: Gene Pitney.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined in London by Paul Merton , Wendy Richard , Liza Tarbuck and Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

Fair Trade. Sheila Dillon considers proposals to extend fair-trade practices to British food producers and examines how farmers in developing countries are choosingqualityratherthan charity as the route to sustainable production. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Tiger Tales

Chris Gunness continues his series about modern Asian historywith a look at the largest resettlement programme of the 20th century - Indonesia s transmigration policy. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Chris Gunness
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithmbank and Bunny Guinness are in the potting shed answering letters sent in by post. Chaired by Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithmbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Behind the Taverna

rr Corfu The island of Corfu is perhaps not a place you'd expect to find much wildlife outside of the clubs and bars. But in the first of a five-part series, Brett Westwood , with the help of local naturalists, finds plenty of fascinating animals and plants thriving in this holiday hotspot. Producer Caroline Williams


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Caroline Williams

: Classic Serial: Tradition

The concluding part of the epic tale by Charles W Chesnutt , America's first critically acclaimed black novelist, adapted by Cheryl Martin.
2: A pillar of the white Southern community has been murdered and an innocent black man, Sandy, is arrested. The atmosphere is rife with racial tension and violence. For cast see yesterday at 9pm. Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated next Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Charles W Chesnutt
Adapted By: Cheryl Martin.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Bookclub

William Trevor, long recognised as a master of the short story, talks to James Naughtie and an audience about his collection After Rain. Repeated Thursday at 4pm April's Bookclub: An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge


Guest: William Trevor
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Bookclub

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Word on the Street

PoetJackie Kay presents the second in a series on poetry and place from Newcastle upon Tyne. Featuring Tony Harrison , a leading light of contemporary poetry and three new poets. To request a poem. write to BBC. Whiteladies Road. Bristol BS8 2LR or email poetry.please@bbc.co.uk Producer Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday The poetry doctor: page 39


Unknown: Poetjackie Kay
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

Matthew Hill investigates the main causes of childbirth deaths and asks why Britain still lags behind other European countries in its standards of neo-natal care. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Matthew Hill

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A series in which schoolteachers recall a single episode that explains why they stay in a job that is highly stressful but low in pay and status.
4: Between School and Home. Andy Lloyd and Valerie Noble recount their rewarding teaching experiences. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Andy Lloyd
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Pick of the Week

Gyles Brandreth presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] Email: [address removed]


Presenter: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

It's Chaba's farewell bash.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 40


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week it's the final episode of The Magic Rnger by Roald Dahl. Plus, a visit to Scotland to meet Roo, the heroine of Harry Horse's books, and to talk about what is going on during World Book Day. Presented by Barney Harwood.
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roald Dahl.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.

: The Adventures of Robin Hood

4: The Prioress's Story byWallyKDaly. Religious beliefs take second place to greed when the Prioress sees the chance of acquiring Robin Hood 's lands. Read by Imelda Staunton. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Robin Hood
Read By: Imelda Staunton.
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

Alison Oddey talks to Brenda Blethyn about what makes hertick as an actress. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Alison Oddey
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Producer: Claire Jones

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Sail of the Century. Peter Day goes behind the scenes with those who have planned and built the Queen Mary 2, the largest liner ever built. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Him Next Door. In the first of two programmes, former chancellor Kenneth Clarke talks to another former chancellor, Nigel Lawson , about the relationship between numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street. Editor John Evans Him Next Door repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Talks: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
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 opening nights of well known musicals. 3: Oh What a Lovely War! Recalling the night war broke out at the Theatre Royal, east London, in 1963 are
Victor Spinetti and Joan Littlewood. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Joan Littlewood.
Producer: Mark Burman

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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.

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