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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Manchester Town Hall.

: Chalkface Lovesongs

The last in the series in which teachers give their reasons for staying in a low-paid, low-status job.
6: Marc Ives and Celia Pottinger. Producer Beaty Rubens (R)


Producer: Beaty Rubens

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Scent and Sensibility. Fergal Keane considers our sense of smell and explores the powerthat scent has to conjure up memory.
Producer Ronni McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Anna H visits an Essex farm and fruit factory. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Joanna Lumley makes an appeal on behalf of the Tibet Relief Fund.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A meditation from the chapel of Cranleigh School, led by the Rev Stephen Shipley and based around
Britten's cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to the news. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor brings togetherthe campaigning team that steered Margaret Thatcher to victory in 1979 and lets them reflect on their achievements and the doubts they had about the chances of a woman becoming prime minister.


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons takes the panel game to Malvern, where the players are Tony Hawks, Linda Smith , Chris Neill and Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

4: Food and Multiculturalism. Tracing the development of multiculturalism in Britain through the foods we eat.
Producer Sue Todd Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm The cuisine of Kosovo: page 35

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Sleeping with the Enemy

The first in a re-run series of stories about people who have risked their lives for love. 1: Palestine in the 1940s was a country divided. Briitsh servicemen tried to police the Mandate while Jewish underground groups fought forthe creation of Israel.
Linda Pressly hears from men and women who dared to love across the divide. Producer Tanya Datta (R)


Producer: Tanya Datta

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie. Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners in Northumberland. Eric Robson is in the chair.


Unknown: John Cushnie.
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster

: Dinosaurs with Feathers

I New series The recent discovery of small feathered dinosaurs in China has re-ignited the debate over the origins of flight and blurred the boundaries between birds and reptiles. 1: Archaeopteryx. Jessica Holm sees the London specimen of the very first bird and hears the story of its discovery. Producer Brett westwood Family programmes for autumn: page 32


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: Classic Serial: The Book of Love: 2: The Iron Has Entered My Soul

The last of a two-part dramatisation of Hazlitt's Liber Amoris by Martyn Wade.

Essayist William Hazlitt has fallen in love with Sarah a woman half his age. He has forced his wife of many years to agree to a Scottish divorce. But will young Sarah return his affections?
(Repeated Saturday at 9pm)


Dramatised by: Martyn Wade
Author: William Hazlitt
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Hazlitt: Tim McInnerny
Sarah: Claire Skinner
Mrs Hazlitt: Alison Steadman
MrsWatker: Imelda Staunton
Patmore: Julian Wadham
Fenwick: William Houston
Cranstoun: John Bett

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the Booker Prize-winning author Pat Barker about her new novel, Double Vision. Best known for her Regeneration trilogy, Barker explains why she continues to return to the themes of war, sexuality and class.
(Repeated Thursday 4pm)
(September Bookclub: Down by the Riverby Edna O'Brien)


Interviewer: Mariella Frostrup
Interviewee: Pat Barker
Producer: Erin Riley

: Word on the Street

Jackie Kay visits Brownsbank Cottage in Biggar, Scotland, home of the 19th-century poet
Hugh McDiarmid , and talks to Professor Douglas Gifford of the department of Scottish literature at the University of Glasgow and to poet Vicki Feaver. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Hugh McDiarmid
Unknown: Professor Douglas Gifford
Unknown: Vicki Feaver.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Biraderi

Navid Akhtar looks at the hidden clan network that governs the lives of Pakistanis living in Britain. He discovers that the biraderi that helped Pakistanis settle here more than 40 years ago is now threatening to destroy the community. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Navid Akhtar

: The Golden Age of Aid

The second of three programmes in which people who have volunteered for overseas aid work later in life tell their stories. A GP from Sussex describes her work with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Uzbekistan. Producers Emma Wallace and Rob Ketteridge Repeated Saturday at 7.45pm


Producers: Emma Wallace
Producers: Rob Ketteridge

: Pick of the Week

Gavin Esler 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: Gavin Esler
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Shula worries about the future. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood goes to Hever Castle in Kent to check out Anne Boleyn 's childhood home, jousting competitions, archery and the maze. And the third episode of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, read by Helen McCrory.
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Read By: Helen McCrory.

: Mediterranean Stories

A re-run of five stories from Mediterranean countries. 1: The LongCrossing by Leonardo Sciascia. After enduringa wrenching fortnight at sea, a boatload of would-be illegal emigrants from Sicily don't end up where they expected. Read by Mia Soteriou. Producer Chris Wallis (R)


Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.
Read By: Mia Soteriou.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan grabs some tips on holiday destinations from English-language radio stations around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

4: Dog Days and Nights. Michael Rosen goes on a magical mystery tour across the universe of the Beatles' lyrics. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Face the Facts

Shortened repeat from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

Polite Society. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks if civilised society can survive without rules for showing mutual respect and consideration. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with the latest political headlines. Including at 10.45 Not While I'm Alive, He Ain't. Brian Walden examines the long-running feud between Edward Heath and Enoch Powell.
Editor John Evans Not While I'mMve, He Ain 't repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor is joined by political commentator Tony Howard and financier Ivan Massow to discuss their selection Of bOOkS. Repeated from Tuesday


Commentator: Tony Howard
Unknown: Ivan Massow

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

From the Shed in Ryedale, where Mike Harding entertains with his favourite prose, poetry and song. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mike Harding

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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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