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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael's Church, Kingsteignton, Devon.

: World Report

News roundup and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

In Praise of Shadows. Retired radio producer Piers Plowright uses Tanizaki's eloquent and perverse essay on the Japanese sense of beauty to celebrate the magic of shadows. Let there not be light. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Piers Plowright
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

With Anna Hill. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Nigel Havers presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of CancerBACUP - a charity which provides information and support for people with cancer.
Donations: [address removed]Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Nigel Havers
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St Martin's Church, Belfast.
With the Rev Dr David Lapsley. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Fi Glover.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castawaytoday is the entertainer Jimmy Tarbuck.


Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons returns with afresh series of the most pernickety of panel games. This week he takes the show to Leeds, where the players are Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck and Charles CollingWOOd. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Charles Collingwood.

: The Food Programme

Obesity. Sheila Dillon talks to policy-makers, health professionals, campaigners and chefs to find out how to tackle the rise in childhood obesity. Producer Sue Todd Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Talks: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Sankey

In June 1873 the singing evangelist Ira D Sankey sailed with his preaching partner Dwight L Moody from their native America to Liverpool. Preaching to an estimated four million people, their success and influence extended way beyond religious life into every stratum of society. The Rev Roy Jenkins looks at how Sankey's legacy lives on in the 21st century.


Presenter: The Rev Roy Jenkins
Producer: Paul Evans

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Dorney and District Horticultural Society near Maidenhead. Sue Cook is in the chair.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Pin It, Squash It, Pickle and Stuff It

3/5. Brett Westwood visits one of the largest museum collections of insects in the world at the Natural History Museum in London and explores the lives of some of the intrepid early insect collectors who ventured to the far-flung corners of the earth in search of ever more exotic specimens. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Classic Serial: The Pilgrim's Progress

2/3. ByJohnBunyan. Christian is determined to reach the Celestial City even though it means passing through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Dramatised by Brian Sibley.
Music by David Chilton Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated on Saturday


Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.
Music By: David Chilton
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Bunyan: Anton Rodgers
Christian: Neil Dudgeon
Evangelist: Alec McCowen
Beelzebub: Don Warrington
Faithful: Graham Crowden
Elizabeth: Caroline Lee Johnson
The jailer: Ioan Meredith
Thejudge: Derek Waring
Cobb: Stephen Thome
Discretion: Eve Karpf
Prudence: Jaimi Barbakoff
Piety: Cherie Taylor-Battiste
Charity: Lydia Leonard
Talkative: Rachel Atkins
Watchful: Philip Fox
Timorous: Damian Lynch
Clerk: Chris Moran

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the writer Susanna Moore about a vivid evocation of the British in India and offers a guide to the novels of Anne Tyler. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Susanna Moore
Unknown: Anne Tyler.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces a programme of requested ballads old and new, read by Harriet Walter and Tim Pigott-Smith .
Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Read By: Harriet Walter
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Poor Wars

2/2. 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 Davis reports on the truth. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Evan Davis

: Bush Lessons

3/3. At the end of her year at a remote Bush School in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, volunteer teacher Ruth Charlton 's big dream finally comes true. She's raised enough money to take 17 of her poorest black pupils on the trip of a lifetime. Producer Chris Eldon Lee Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Ruth Charlton
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Pick of the Week

Steve Punt presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio overthe past week.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: The Archers

Just like old times for Peggy.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme hosted by presenter Barney Harwood. With quizzes, competitions and interviews. Producer Johnny Leagas


Presenter: Barney Harwood.
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: Crime in Mind

5/5. Squirrels Are Pretty from Far Away by Denise Mina , read by Tracy Wiles. Alice is disturbed by the squirrels infesting her new home, butwhen she is accused of a crime it is the squirrels who come to her rescue. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Denise Mina
Read By: Tracy Wiles.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith takes a technological tour of what's new in gadgetry and gizmos, as heard on English-language radio stations around the globe.

Hear why eerie computer-generated voices may one day take the place of the the real thing, and eavesdrop on the real life Sopranos - the mobsters caught on tape by the FBI. (Repeated from Friday)


Presenter: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak.
Wholehearted, Halfbrained. "Hard cash" and "glamour" - Miles Kington looks at the neologisms of another age; and. on the centenary of the first IQ test, Rosen wonders if "intelligence" could be the most fraudulent word of this age. Plus "Ned" culture On the Streets Of Glasgow. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Work of Fiction. Novelists and playwrights tend to shun the working world or despise it. Peter Day asks them what they make of business and what business thinks about how it is portrayed in books, On Stage and on screen. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 The Other Candidates Are.... 3/3. Matthew Parris meets some of the candidates whose inspiration is faith and religion.
Editor John Evans The Other Candidates Are ... repeated Wed 8.45pm


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

: A Good Read

Broadcaster and writer Anna Raeburn and theatre director Paulette Randall talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Director: Paulette Randall

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: For One Night Only

1/3. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Live at the Lyceum Paul Gambaccini looks at the story behind this 1975 concert, which marked the crossover of reggae into pop music. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Bob Marley
Unknown: Lyceum Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

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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.

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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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