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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Anne's Church, Limehouse in London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Forgiveness. Creator of The No 1 Ladies ' Detective Agency and law professor Alexander McCall Smith is obsessed by the complexities of forgiveness in his fiction and in real life.
Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Matt Thompson

: Living World

4/4. A Spring Rockpool. For marine plants and animals, a rockpool offers some refuge in the dead of winter. Brett Westwood goes on a rockpool ramble to find out how, among others, the shell-dwelling hermit crabs and seaweeds have coped with the ravages Of winter. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of Action Against Hunger, a charity that aims to save lives by combating hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Donations: Address: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Words in the Wilderness. From Hallgnmskirkja,
Reykjavik. Anna Magnusson reflects on Iceland's beloved poet Hallgrimur Petursson , whose Passion Hymns have sustained generations of Icelanders. With preachers Sigurdur Palsson and the Bishop of Iceland, Karl Sigurbjornsson , and Hallgrimskirkja Choirs directed by HordurAskelsson. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Hallgrimur Petursson
Unknown: Sigurdur Palsson
Unknown: Karl Sigurbjornsson
Producer: Mo McCullough

: Letter from America -a Celebration

Rptd from Fri

: Broadcasting House

Fi Glover presents a fresh approach to the news. Editor Richard Clark


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Jack Vettriano , artist of recognisable, stylised and romantic prints, talks to Sue Lawley and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened at 9am


Artist: Jack Vettriano

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations and anecdotes with Brian Sewell , Pam Rhodes , John Suchet and Andrew Mueller. The reader is
William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: John Suchet
Unknown: Andrew Mueller.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the food landscape of Suffolk, in collaboration with BBC local radio. Producers Rebecca Wells and Will Tillotson Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producers: Rebecca Wells
Producers: Will Tillotson

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: The Long Search

Series in which William Dalrymple looks at the roots of spirituality in Britain. First broadcast last year. 1/6. The World Turned Upside Down. Dalrymple visits London's Banqueting House, scene of the execution of Charles I, and learns about the social and spiritual anarchy that followed the regicide. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners in Surrey. And Louise Adamson reports from
Florence on one of the most stunninggardens in Italy. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
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]


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Louise Adamson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Foreign invaders

4/5. Tony Russell reports on how a grass, Spartina, suffered a freak genetic change, crossed the Atlantic, and is now causing havoc in the United States. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Tony Russell
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

10/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. As Plantagenet Palliser 's government comes increasingly under attack, so Ferdinand Lopez 's social and business standing become more and more difficult, with tragic results. Geoffrey Whttehead Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Marc Beeby Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Plantagenet Palliser
Unknown: Ferdinand Lopez
Trollope: David Troughton
Palliser: Ben Miles
Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Phineas: Conleth Hill
Lopez: Greg Wise
Mme Goesler: Stella Gonet
MrWharton: James Laurenson
Emily: Emily Bruni
Arthur: Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Parker: Lynne Verrall
First club member/Guard: Chris Moran
Policeman: Damian Lynch

: Open Book

Award-winning writer Glenn Patterson talks to
Mariella Frostrup about his fifth novel, That Which Was, which is set in his native Belfast. Plus an exploration of the world of the gothic novel. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Thursday at 4pm April Bookclub: Falling by Elizabeth Jane Howard


Talks: Glenn Patterson
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard

: Word on the Street

6/6. Handsworth-born poets Benjamin Zephaniah and Roy Fisher talk to Jackie Kay in Birmingham. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Producer: Liz Leonard

: File on 4

As investors demand more social responsibility from Britain's biggest companies, Allan Urry investigates oil and gas company Shell. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Words from the Cross

5/6. "I thirst". In another talk for Lent considering the final words of Christ, Grace Davie , professor of sociology of religion at Exeter University weighs up the evidence for spiritual thirst in our society. Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Grace Davie

: Pick of the Week

Francine Stock presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Clarrie prepares for the worst.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Alison Graham's Soap & Flannel: page 35

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme in which Barney Harwood explores everything from pop music to inventions, and from football to ancient Rome. Plus competitions, interviews, features and discussions, a weekly story and interactivity on the website. Producer Johnny Leagas


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

Five writers offer an answer to the old question. 1/5. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
September is a month that can break any man's heart, if he has a heart to be broken. Written and read by Ian Sansom. Producer Christine Hall


Read By: Ian Sansom.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Fallout from Terror

2/2. The inside story of the events that took America into Iraq and divided the rest of the world.
Edward Stourton talks to world players from King Abdullah of Jordan to United Nations secretary-general, Kofi Annan. Ajoint production with World Service. Producers Sarah Harrison and Mark Savage


Talks: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Kofi Annan.
Producers: Sarah Harrison
Producers: Mark Savage

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

The News from Here. Do we need rules governing the impartiality of broadcast news? Tim Gardam asks if regulation designed to prevent bias is still necessary, or even workable. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Gardam

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 The Week According to Letts. Quentin Letts presents a humorous take on the political week.
Editor John Evans The Week Accordingto Letts rptdWed8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans
Unknown: Accordingto Letts

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents the intelligent guide to the world Of learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

1/4. Jazz fan and former chancellor Ken Clarke looks at the music of Duke Ellington. He is joined by band leader, trumpeter and Ellington aficionado Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Paul Evans

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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.

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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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