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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St David 's Church, Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: St David

: Around Whickers World

Continuing the series in which Alan Whicker revisits memorable spots from his years of travel. This edition features Palm Beach, Florida, producer ciarecsonka


Unknown: Alan Whicker

: News Summary

: Something Understood

/ Have a Dream. Asian poet and academic Roshan Doug explores the positive and negative aspects of ambition. Producer RonniDavies Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roshan Doug

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill goes to Suffolk to meet the Stachan family, who are bucking the trend and making money out of dairy farming. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal of behalf of Prevention of Professional Abuse Network.
Donations: [address removed]. Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service for All Souls' Day from the Abbey church, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire. Canon David Winter reflects on the experience of bereavement. Producer Philip Billson


Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Professor Sir
Christopher Frayling , Rectorof the Royal College of Art. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Annie Caulfield ,
Brough Scott , Matthew D'Ancona and John Sergeant. With reader Meryl O'Keeffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Annie Caulfield
Unknown: Brough Scott
Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Reader: Meryl O'Keeffe.

: The Food Programme

Restaurants. Simon Parkes examines Britain love affairwith Italian food. He meets some of those
Italians who set up many of the country's well-known cafes, delis and restaurants in postwar Britain. Producer Sam Thorn Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sam Thorn

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Pipeline Politics

Maurice Walsh considers American plans for the Iraqi oil industry, and reports from Venezuela on the coup that threatened relations with one of Washington's Closest oil partners. Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: Maurice Walsh
Producer: Andy Denwood

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from visitors to the Wetherby Festival. Chaired by Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Moving On

5: The Barnacle Goose. In the last programme of a series exploring the lives of migratory species, Matthew Parris looks at the mixed reaction of Hebridean residents to the winter arrival at Islay of barnacle geese from the Arctic. Producer JeremyGrange


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Hard Times: 1

Charles Dickens's classic about struggles in the industrial north, dramatised in four parts by Doug Lucie.

The arrival of Sleary's circus challenges the provinicial thinking of the local businessmen.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)
The politics of the heart: page 119


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Doug Lucie
Music: Nina Perry
Director: Janet Whitaker
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Sparsit: Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind: Thelma Barlow
Sleary: Derek Waring
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Rachael: Becky Hindley
Stephen: Alan Williams
Mrs Pegler: Marcia Warren
Mrs Blackpool: Francis Jeater
Mr M'Choakumchild: Stephen Critchlow
Sissy: Stephanie Rawson
Bitzer: Alex Slater
Tom: Nick Roud
Childers: Chris Moran
Josephine: Jaimi Barbakoff
A boy: Gregg Prentice
Servant: Ioan Meredith
Waiter: Declan Wilson

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Esther Freud about her semi-autobiographical first novel Hideous Kinky, in which a well-meaning 1960s mother takes her two young daughters on the hippy trail in Morocco. Repeated Thu 4pm December's Bookclub book is Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
January's is Clinging to the Wreckage by John Mortimer
February's is True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Esther Freud
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

Delight in the natural world, relationships and an Iraqi poem of peace all feature in Roger McGough 's selection of listeners' favourite poems. The readers are David Collins and Bonnie Hurren.
Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.
Producer: Kate McAii

: File on 4

A Government committee is considering universal vaccination against hepatitis B. But would children be at greater risk from immunisation than from the disease? With Matthew Hill. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Matthew Hill.

: Testing Times

2: "Michael Rosen continues to ruminate with wit and humanity on the subject of exams". Discuss. With contributions from A-level pupils, from Oxford undergraduates and from those studying for vocational qualifications in the building trade,
Rosen looks at the way we mark attainment in higher education, what this says about our priorities and assumptions and whether or not we "could do better." Professor Ted Wragg helps him cheat. Producer Jane Ray Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg
Producer: Jane Ray

: Pick of the Week

A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Kenton's future looks unsure.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 36
Fancy The Archers theme tune on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com for more information


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week sees the final of the Talk the Talk competition. And Mari-Claire Turley continues to read from Jacqueline Wilson 's The Lottie Project. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Mari-Claire Turley
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Lottie Project.

: The Time Being

5: How the Herring Became a Kipper by Emma Parfitt and read by Stella Gonet. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Emma Parfitt
Read By: Stella Gonet.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on BBC radio. ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] emailfeedback@bbc.co.uk Rpt of Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

5: Arthur Dent. Barry Cryer assesses the impact of Douglas Adams 's comically involuntary space traveler from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Arthur Dent.
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Money Box

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Fixing Germany. With a drifting economy and huge social and industrial problems, Germany needs to change the way it works in orderto powerthe new Europe. Peter Day looks at the issues through the eyes of people from both the former West and East Germany - 13 years after reunification. Rptd from Thu

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 Props of Power. Michael White , political editor of the Guardian, discovers the vital role played by personal secretaries in the House of Commons.
Editor John Evans Props of Power repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Michael White
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, With LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song

2: Poet Simon Armitage and musicologist
Allan Moore consider how musical arrangement and vocal expression create meaning and atmosphere. With guest singer June Tabor and song examples by Frank Sinatra and Bjork. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Musicologist: Allan Moore
Singer: June Tabor
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

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.

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

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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