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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire.

: World Report

News roundup and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

This I Have Learned. Mark Tully explores the old saying that "with age comes wisdom". Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

Portland Bill: Where the Wind Blows. Portland Bill bird observatory- one of only 16 in Britain - is placed at a very important avian crossroads. Brett Westwood joins the warden. Martin Cade. to catch a glimpse of the last migrants of the autumn. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Martin Cade.
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anne Atkins appeals on behalf of national drug education charity Hope UK.
Donations: Hope UK, [address removed], Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thu at 3.28pm


Unknown: Anne Atkins
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

On the feast of the Epiphany, the Rev Dr Maggi Dawn connects the traditionaljourneyofthe Magi with the contemporary search for spiritual meaning. With music old and new directed by Nigel Swinford. Producer Clare Campbell Smith


Unknown: Dr Maggi Dawn
Directed By: Nigel Swinford.
Producer: Clare Campbell Smith

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated from Friday at 8.45pm

: Broadcasting House

With Gavin Esler.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Gavin Esler.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the musician and founder of the Velvet Underground, John Cale.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened repeat on Fnday at 9am


Unknown: John Cale.

: Best of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton introduces highlights from 2003, with Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, and guests Jeremy Hardy, Tony Hawks, Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig and Ross Noble. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday
BBC Radio Collection: Eight series of I'm Sorry I Haven 't a Clue, along with various collections and anniversary editions are available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from [website address removed]
Call [number removed]


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Jeremy Hardy
Panellist: Harry Hill
Panellist: Sandi Toksvig
Panellist: Ross Noble
Pianist: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Mexico. Sheila Dillon explores the changing Mexican diet and its impact on health.
Producer Rebecca Moore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Tomticketatom

Ravel hims described his famous Bolera as a joke. but what aboutthe musicians who have to play it? For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments, but Jack Brymerthinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sock full of wet sand. Producer Richard Bannerman


Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Unknown: Jack Brymerthinks
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie. Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions in Blackpool, and Matthew Biggs visits the Centre for Alternative Technology in Powys. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor at 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie.
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Pin It, Squash It, Pickle and Stuff It

2/5. Brett Westwood delves into the world of museum wildlife collections.
Squash It. Westwood looks at the plant collectors. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Classic Serial: The Pilgrim's Progress

1/3 John Bunyan's tale about the adventures of Christian a pilgrim who embarks on a perilous journey to the Celestial City.
Repeated on Sat


Writer: John Bunyan
Dramatised by: Brian Sibley
Music by: David Chilton
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Bunyan: Anton Rodgers
Christian: Nell Dudgeon
Evangelist: Alec McCowen
Beelzebub: Don Warrington
Interpreter: Anna Massey
Caged Man: Peter Bowles
Elizabeth: Caroline Lee Johnson
The jailer: Ioan Meredith
The judge: Derek Waring
Pliable: Philip Fox
Obstinate: Chris Moran
Help: Jalmi Barbakoff
Goodwill: Lydia Leonard
The angel: Cherie Taylor-Battiste
Children: Sophie And Nayla Levy

: Bookclub

Sir John Mortimer, playwright, novelist, former barrister and creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss Rumpole and the Younger Generation as well as Clinging to the Wreckage, his first volume of memoirs. Recorded at the Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn, London.
Producer Dymphna Flynn
Repeated on Thursday
February Bookclub: The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey


Unknown: Sir John Mortimer
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Peter Carey

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces requests forthe work of the late Charles Causley , one of the most popular poets of recent times.
Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Charles Causley
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Poor Wars

1/2. How do developed countries treat the world's poorest? Some say that free trade, the IMF and the World Bank will lift millions out of poverty. Others that we ruthlessly exploit those who have the least. The argument is bitter, sometimes violent. From around the world Evan Davies reports on the truth. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Evan Davies

: Bush Lessons

2/3. Volunteer teacher Ruth Charlton continues her year in a remote Bush School in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. She's makinggood progress with her six-year-old Northern Sotho-speaking pupils. But how do you introduce them to the subject of Aids; and why can't her Afrikaans boyfriend understand her dedication to her black pupils?
Producer Chris Eldon Lee Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Ruth Charlton
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents a selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk
Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 36


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Kate Murphy
Unknown: Alison Graham

: The Archers

A big decision for Susan and Neil. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

Join guest presenter David McFetridge forthe first series of the new year. Producer Johnny Leagas


Presenter: David McFetridge
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: Crime in Mind

4/5. Wish You Were Here: Postcards from a Dead Wife by Leslie Forbes , read by Maggie Steed. A series of postcards trigger some painful memories as they lead a man on ajourney through the streets of Paris in search of lost love. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Read By: Maggie Steed.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith travels to Prague, Warsaw and Budapest to celebrate English-language radio from the Eastern Bloc. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Armour, Icons and Adjectivitis. Simon Jenkins encourages a fresh, vibrant New Year's resolution - to control the use of unnecessary adjectives, and Michael Rosen explores the uses and abuses of the word "icon" and visits the Royal Armoury in Leeds. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Tainted Gold? Kenan Malik asks why there is such moral outrage about doping in sports, when the use of steroids and recreational drugs is widespread among the public. Producer Ingrid Hassler Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Ingrid Hassler
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley kicks off the new political yearwith interviews and special reports. And at 10.45 The Other Candidates Are.... 2/3. Who are these minority candidates who battle on against lost deposits and public indifference? Matthew Parris meets the revolutionaries.
Editor John Evans The Other Candidates Are.... rptd Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Beryl Bainbridge and Clare Short talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Clare Short

: Something Understood

This I Have Learned. Mark Tully explores the saying that "with agecomes Wisdom." Repeated from 6,05am


Unknown: Mark Tully

: News

: Let's Dance

4/4. Kathak. The story of the ancient Indian dance form, told by dancers and choreographers Naheed Siddiqui and Akram Khan. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Naheed Siddiqui
Unknown: Akram Khan.
Producer: Sara Conkey

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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.

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.

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