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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Lymm in Cheshire.

: World Report

News roundup and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Writer Michelene Wandor reflects on whether or not we have any control over our destiny. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michelene Wandor

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill meet's people who live the real country life. Executive 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 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam. vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London, with the traditional Radio 4
Christmas Appeal on behalf of the church s social work in the capital and around the country
Donations: [address removed]Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.2Bpm


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: St Martin
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College,
Belfast. With the Very Rev Dr John Dunlop. Another in the series for Advent, reflecting on groups of people in the nativity story. 2: The Shepherds
Director of music Ruth McCartney. producer BertTosh


Unknown: Dr John Dunlop.
Music: Ruth McCartney.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: Received with Thanks

The story behind the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal.
John Waite meets some of those who benefited from last year's appeal. Producer SallyFlatman
Repeated at 5.40pm and on Thursday at 3.45pm


Unknown: John Waite

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest today is the novelist Pat Barker.


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Guest: Pat BarkerProducer: Leanne Buckle

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games visits the Devonshire
Park Theatre in Eastbourne. Jeremy Hardy joins
Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Vanilla. Sheila Dillon celebrates a now ubiquitous flavour that less than a century ago was one of the world's most expensive tastes.
Producer Sam Thorn Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Free Delia cookbook: page 15


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Sam Thorn

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Reporter's Notes

The series in which foreign correspondents share musical memories associated with their assignments. Emily Buchanan 's guest is
Mike Wooldridge , BBC world affairs correspondent, who covered the release of Nelson Mandela and the famine in Ethiopia. Producer Merilyn Harris (R)


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in west Yorkshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor


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

: Clever Trees

5: In the last of the series meeting remarkable trees, Richard Uridge visits the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
. producer Sandra Keating


Producer: Sandra Keating

: Classic Serial: The Midwich Cuckoos

By John Wyndham. The conclusion of Dan Rebellato's two-part dramatisation of the gripping science-fiction classic about alien impregnation in a sleepy English village. See Thursday Beware the Stare! at 11.30am.
Director Polly Thomas. Music by Chris Madin. Repeated on Saturday


[Author]: John Wyndham.
[Dramatised by]: Dan Rebellato
Director: Polly Thomas
[Music]: Chris Madin
Richard: Bill Nighy
Janet: Sarah Parish
Zellaby: Clive Merrison
Alan: Nicholas R Bailey
Chief Supt Westcot: Seamus O'Neill
David: Lloyd Peters
Miss Lamb: Christine Urennan
Rev Leebody: Malcolm Raeburn
Miss Ogle: Rebecca Bridle
William: Casey O'Brien
Angela: Marlella Brown
Girl: Rosie Fleeshman
Boy: Mat Belshaw

: Bookclub

Peter Ackroyd joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his spooky and tangled novel Hawksmoor. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
January's Book Club selection is Clinging to the Wreckage by John Mortimer February: True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey


Guest: Peter Ackroyd
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Societies

Judith Palmer meets the members of the Dylan Thomas Society as they gather in Swansea for a special lunch to mark the 50th anniversary of the poet's death. Among the poems she hears is a previously unpublished rhyme jotted down in Dylan's fourth-form physics exercise book. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Unknown: Dylan Thomas Society
Producer: Peter Everett

: File on 4

Public interest immunity- sometimes known as a gagging order - is increasingly used by the Government to preventjuries from seeing sensitive information. In the light of criticism from the European Count of Human Rights, Fran Abrams asks whether Britishjustice is being corroded byaculture of secrecy. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Received with Thanks

Repeated from 9.45am

: Pick of the Week

Nick Clarke presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Nicky Barranger
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: The Archers

Sid does some detective work.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 46


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood reports on the Lord of the Rings Exhibition at London's Science Museum and paramedic Tom Lynch demonstrates his life-saving skills. Plus, part two of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken , read by Doon MacKichan. Producer Johnny V Leagas


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Tom Lynch
Unknown: Joan Aiken
Read By: Doon MacKichan.
Producer: Johnny V Leagas

: Love and Loss

Five stories about the bitterness of love. 5: Flight by Amanda Smyth , read by Sandra James-Young .
A younggirl grows up in the shadow of her mother's love life. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


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

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith brings out the best of English-language radio stations around the world. Including a report from African radio on the alleged rape of Masai women by British soldiers and the phone-in host in Tasmania who nearly came to blows with Russell Crowe. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Russell Crowe.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents another series of programmes about words and the way we speak. 1: Compliments of the Season. The art of praise, faint praise and downright dissing; plus the toe-curling language of feet and other parts of the anatomy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Pulp Nation. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks if we are getting what we want and need from TV, newspapers and publishers. Are we pandering to the lowest common denominator, or do we enjoy a richer cultural diversity than ever before? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 Keeping It In the Family. Veteran political writer Julia Langdon meets MPs who are themselves the offspring of politicians and discovers how their childhood experiences prepared them for their own careers.
1: Growing Up in a Political Household
Editor John Evans Keeping it in the Family Repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Art critic Brian Sewell and Irish writer Josephine Hart talk to Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Josephine Hart
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Seeds of Love

Malcolm Taylor investigates Cecil Sharp and the song, The Seeds of Love, that started him collecting traditional English folk tunes. (R)


Presenter: Malcolm Taylor
Producer: Julian May

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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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