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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John's Church, Bollington, Cheshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Unclean! Unclean! On the Feast of Candlemas, Mark Tully explores the notion of uncleanness. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: 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

Kay Mel lor presents an appeal on behalf of Home-Start, a charity that recruits and trains volunteers to provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families with young children. Donations: Home-Start, [address removed]
Credit-Cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Kay Mel
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service to mark Candlemas, from St John s-Renfield Church in Glasgow, with the Rev Johnston McKay and the choir of Paisley Abbey directed by George McPhee. OrganistJohn Langdon. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Johnston McKay
Directed By: George McPhee.
Directed By: Organistjohn Langdon.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Fi Glover.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is the supermarket grocer and Labour peer Lord Sainsbury.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened repeat on Fnday at 9am

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game from the University of Dundee with panellists Fred Macaulay , Maria McErlane , Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.

: The Food Programme

Food Therapy. Sheila Dillon attends a group therapy baking session in Cumbria and Simon Parkes finds out how food production is helping young criminals in India back on to the straight and narrow.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Tips of the week: page 31


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: A Class Act

3/3. At the South London Charter School youngsters prepare fortheir Sats exams and celebrate the end of another successful year. producerSue Mitchell

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Rowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time is available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
Alan Titchmarsh on the joys of rhubarb: page 33


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: For What It's Worth

New series 1/5. LarsTharp looks behind some favorite antiques and collectables to find clues about the society that produced them.
Drinking Glasses. In Georgian society, fine wines called for fine glasses. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

2/12. Dramatised by Martyn Wade from the novels of Anthony Trollope. Two new characters arrive on the scene: Phineas Finn and Lady Laura. Meanwhile, Lady Glencora has married Plantagenet Palliser, and Alice Vavasor, having broken her engagement to John Grey, is now engaged to her disreputable cousin
George. But has either lady been true to her heart?
Rptd on Saturday


Author: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by: Martyn Wade
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Cherry Cookson
Trollope: David Troughton
Plantagenent Palliser: Ben Miles
Lady Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Laura: Juliet Stevenson
Alice: Anastasia Hille
George: Adrian Lukis
Phineas: Conleth Hill
Chiltern: Scott Handy
Kennedy: Kevin McMonagle
John: Mark Bazeley
Burgo: Bertie Carvel
Bonteen: Loan Meredith
Brentford: John Rowe
Lady Monk: Frances Jeater
Violet: Jalmi Barbakoff

: Bookclub

Peter Carey joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss his novel True History of the Kelly Gang, which tells the story of the early Australian criminal mastermind Ned Kelly through letters he writes to his estranged daughter. Recorded at the British Library. Repeated on Thursday March Bookclub: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters


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

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents an edition devoted to the verse of Rudyard Kipling , the most requested poet on the programme. With reader Bill Wallis. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Reader: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: File on 4

Of Britain's privatised railway system, three companies own virtually all of the country's trains. The companies are subsidiaries of the High Street banks and were set up to help create a modern, reliable network. Reporter Alan Whitehouse asks whether or not they are delivering value for money for both travellers and taxpayers. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Alan Whitehouse

: Colloquies

3/3. The last of three talks by Thomas Lynch , the writerfrom Michigan whose dayjob is undertaking. Great Hatred Little Room
Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Anderson presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed]
email: [address removed]


Presenter: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Usha's getting impatient.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme with Barney Harwood. Plus, the third episode of Is There Life in Other Heads? by Michael Lawrence , featuring Keith Allen , Morwenna Banks and Nigel Greaves. Producer Johnny Leagas


Unknown: Barney Harwood.
Unknown: Michael Lawrence
Unknown: Keith Allen
Unknown: Nigel Greaves.
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: The Fishing Trip

Another chance to hear a short story by Marian O'Neill. To young Jack, going fishing with his dad and older brother epitomises everything about being a man. But is Jack ready to become a man? Read by Owen Roe. Producer Susan Carson


Story By: Marian O'Neill.
Read By: Owen Roe.
Producer: Susan Carson

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Fax: [number removed]. Phone: [number removed]
Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Laughing at Dingoes

Mark Little traces the history of Australian comedy. In the first of three progammes he salutes the acts that have defined the Antipodean sense of humour and starts his quest by remembering the vaudeville Stars Of the 1940s. Producer Vicky Shepherd


Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Unravelling the Garment Industry. With the end of the Multi-Fibre Agreement looming, Peter Day looks at the wide-ranging effects of the MFA in South East Asia and finds out how some manufacturing businesses are preparing themselves forthe future. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 In the Think-Tanks.
3/3. Dennis Sewell explores the world of the think-tanks that focus on Europe.
Editor John Evans In the Think-Tanks Rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Conservative candidate for London Mayor Steve Norris and historian and philosopher
Theodore Zeldin talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Steve Norris
Unknown: Theodore Zeldin

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: A Sound Investment

Matthew Trusler is one of Britain's most promising young musicians. He needs to buy a top quality violin but discovers that a Stradivarius now costs more than a large detached house. Norman Lebrecht takes him Shopping. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Matthew Trusler
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht
Producer: Bill Lloyd

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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