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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Marychurch, Torquay.

: The Last Hitchhiker

3: Kevin Connolly is seeing how far he can travel in a week hitch-hiking from Calais. Today, he endures frigid temperatures and the contempt of other road users as he winds down his trek across Europe. Producer Tony Grant (R)


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Tony Grant

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Hardest Word. Fergal Keane considers the psychology and politics of saying sorry. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill visits Church Farm Organics, Thurstaston, on the Wirral. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religion, ethics and morals, with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Terry Wogan makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of BBC Children In Need.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thu at 3.27pm


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Mirror of Perfection. Canon Martin Shaw visits
Assisi to explore why the life of St Francis reflects for so many the immediacy, the suffering and the love Of God. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: St Francis
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Gavin Esler.


Unknown: Gavin Esler.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Sir Christopher Meyer , chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened at 9am


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The famous antidote to panel games comes from the Theatre Royal in Winchester. Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor , with Colin Sell at the piano and Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Procurement. in the latest of an occasional series on Britain's diverse food cultures, Sheila Dillon looks at the public sector's massive daily production of meals and assesses the opportunities for small farmers and producers to supply it with food and ingredients. Producer Sue Todd Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: The Generalisimo

Miles Kington ends hisjourney around Spain, uncovering the hidden stories of the Franco years and the life and legacy of the Generalisimo himself, with a look back at the Spain of the 1960s and 70s. Producer JuliaAdamson (R)

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Tony Russell answer listeners' questions from the postbag. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Clever Trees

3: Richard Uridgegoesto Malaysia in search of the Simpoh, a tree that, according to legend, flowers at precisely the same time everyday. Will he be able to Set his watch by it? Producer Sandra Keating


Producer: Sandra Keating

: Classic Serial: Hard Times

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Doug Lucie.
4: Sissy and Rachael search for Stephen; tragedy follows. Tom's crime is uncovered and Gradgrind tries to save his son with Sleary's help.
Director Janet Whitaker Music by Nina Perry Repeated Sat 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Doug Lucie.
Director: Janet Whitaker Music
Unknown: Nina Perry
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Bounderby: Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit: Eleanor Bron
Stephen: Alan Williams
Rachael: Becky Hindley
Mrs Pegler: Marcia Warren
Sleary: Derek Waring
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Tom: Richard Firth
Bitzer: Declan Wilson
Sissy: Lydia Tuckey

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup meets David Guterson , bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars, to tal k about his latest book Our Lady of the Forest. His novel explores the nature of faith and miracles through the story of Anne Holmes , a dispossessed young woman who believes she has seen a vision. Producer Anne-Marie Cole Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: David Guterson
Unknown: Anne Holmes

: Poetry Societies

New series Judith Palmer presents the first of four programmes in which she joins enthusiasts up and down the land who meet to enjoy and promote their favourite poetry, beginning with the Walter Savage Landor Society of Warwick.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Viv Beeby

: File on 4

Allan Urry investigates the system for disposing of the thousands of tons of dangerous clinical waste produced by Britain's hospitals. Could illegal and unsafe practices pose a dangerto public health? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Yours Faithfully

In an exchange of heartfelt and frank letters from around the world, those on opposite sides of conflict ask how much religion is a contributing factor. Can there be any point of mutual agreement?
2: An evangelical Christian pastorfrom Washington corresponds with a Muslim journalist from Chicago. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Producer: Liz Leonard

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor presents his selection of extracts from BBC Radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sue Davies

: The Archers

Ruth is worried about Pip's future. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 38


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Voice impressionist Francine Lewis recreates favourite soap characters and Barney Harwood visits the National Portrait Gallery in London to discover more about the lives of some of the servants featured in an exhibition called Below Stairs. Plus the last part of Jacqueline Wilson 's The Lottie Project. Producer Johnny Leagas


Unknown: Francine Lewis
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Lottie Project.
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: Love and Loss

3: Tracking Station. By Amanda Smyth.
Three into two doesn't go. Ayoung girl is the odd one out in a night at a secret hideaway. Read by Sandra James-Young . Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Amanda Smyth.
Read By: Sandra James-Young
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on BBC radio. ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Sue Bonner Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: A Laugh on the Ocean Wave

In the second of his programmes looking at entertainment on cruise ships, Nicholas Parsons learns that the cruising audience isn't always the easiest to please. Producer Paul Bajoria (R)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal


: Analysis

The Trust Game. In the wake of the Hutton inquiry, talk is rife about a "trust deficit" in politics. But how much trust does a democracy really need, and should politicians also be able to trust the public? David Walker asks if we are in danger of confusing healthy scepticism with system failure. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 Hoggart's Week. Simon Hoggart , political sketch writer of The Guardian, looks at the week's events in Westminster.
Editor John Evans Hoggart 's Week repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans Hoggart

: The Learning Curve

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

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Out of Tune

Robert Sandall continues his investigation of musical tuning with a look at different divisions of the tone and the OCtave. Producer John Watkins (R)


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: John Watkins

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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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