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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas's Church, Leeds in Kent.

: World Report

A roundup of news from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Insistent Moon. Novelist Margaret Drabble considers the enduring mysteries of the Moon: its role in Earth's survival and its haunting powers Of inspiration. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill meets people who live the real country life. Executive producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religion, ethics and morals, with Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks appeals on behalf of Habitat for Humanity
Donations:[address removed] Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Jonathan Sacks
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A series for Advent. 1: The incarnation of God explored through the experiences of old people.
From St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow. With the Rt Rev Michael Hare Duke and the Very Rev Griff Dines. Cathedral choir directed by Fridrik Walker. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Michael Hare Duke
Unknown: Griff Dines.
Directed By: Fridrik Walker.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: Letter from America

With Al i Sta i r Cooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Gavin Esler.


Unknown: Gavin Esler.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites another castaway to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened at 9am


Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From the Theatre Royal in Winchester where Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvigj
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2003
Sheila Dillon announces the winners of this year's awards from a gl ittering ceremony at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Tips of the week: page 42


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Reporter's Notes

Emily Buchanan presents the series that asks foreign correspondents about the music that recalls significant moments in their careers.
1: Today's edition features Sorious Samura from
Sierra Leone, whose film Cry Freetown documents the bloody civil war of his home country. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Sorious Samura
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions at the Wainfleet and District Horticultural Society in Lincolnshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Clever Trees

4: Richard Uridge visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan nearSt Austell in Cornwall where he finds a tree, a relative of the culinary bay tree, that's so potent it can give you a headache, and anothertree that can Offer a cure for it. Producer Sandra Keating


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Classic Serial: The Midwich Cuckoos

The first of Dan Rebellato's two-part dramatisation of the gripping science-fiction classic about alien impregnation overturning the prim and proper world of a sleepy English village.

Repeated on Saturday


Author: John Wyndham
Dramatised by: Dan Rebellato
Music: Chris Madin
Director: Polly Thomas
Richard: Bill Nighy
Janet: Sarah Parish
Zellaby: Clive Merrison
Alan: Nicholas R Bailey
Ferelleyn: Katherine Tozer
Dr Willers: Mark Chatterton
Mrs Willers: Barbara Marten
Rev Leebody: Malcolm Raeburn
Miss Lamb: Christine Brennan
Miss Ogle: Rebecca Bridle

: Open Book

Francis Spufford considers teen fiction. It's a big part of the book market but are young adults well served by books aimed at them and which of the current crop are the best? Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Societies

Sufism is a mystical branch of the Muslim religion which, 800 years ago, produced one of its greatest poets - Rumi, the founder of the whirling dervishes. Judith Palmer reports from a meeting of the Rumi Society held in Paddington Library-the unlikely setting for an evening of transcendental music, dance and poetry, featuring Vida Kashizadeh. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Unknown: Vida Kashizadeh.
Producer: Peter Everett

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad, with Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran.

: Wheels within Wheels

Another chance to hear the first of two letters by acclaimed travel writer Dervla Murphy in which she describes how her childhood in rural Ireland shaped her lifetime of adventures. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Pick of the Week

Quentin Cooper 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: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Lucy Ash

: The Archers

Lynda's back on form.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 46


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Another bumper edition of reports and competitions, and the first part of the classic story The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken , read by Doon MacKichan. Producer Johnny Leagas


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Read By: Doon MacKichan.
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: Love and Loss

Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Five stories about the bitterness of love, by Amanda Smyth and Hanan al-Shaykh . 4: The
White Peacock of Holland Park by Hanan al-Shaykh . Lonely in London, Yasmin brings her fantasies from Lebanon to Holland Park. Read by Sirine Saba . Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Amanda Smyth
Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh
Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh
Read By: Sirine Saba
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

: Off the Cuff

Star comedians and expert improvisers explain the mysteries of improvised comedy, with a large selection of clips to prove the point. Comedian and improviser Enn Reitel presents this exploration of an art form that is being used widely- and notjust for comedy. Producer/WriterTuranAli


Unknown: Enn Reitel

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Development on the Front Line. Is the war on terror boosting development policy or undermining it? Kirsty Hughes asks whether the money and attention currently directed at Iraq and other US priorities are being diverted from countries in greater need, and whether counter-terrorism is
Compatible With development. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Kirsty Hughes

: 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, takes a sideways look at the week's events in the Westminster village and, if he's lucky, a little beyond. Editor John Evans Hoggart 's Week repeated Wednesday8.45pm


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

: Bicycle Music

Ever since the bicycle was unveiled at the Paris
Exhibition of 1867, it has inspired music of all kinds. Alan Bennett and Dervla Murphy are among those who talk to cyclist Graeme Fife about the music of the two-wheeler and about the sound of the machine itself. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Unknown: Graeme Fife
Producer: Richard Bannerman

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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