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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Helen's Church, Sefton in Liverpool.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores some of the meanings of infinity. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series 1/7. A hectic 24 hours lambing with Devon shepherd. Producer MoiraHickey

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal by Joanna Trollope on behalf of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF).
Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Gospel in the Market Place. This Palm Sunday, Christians converge on Skegness fortheir annual Spring Harvest conference. They arejoined by singer/songwriter Graham Kendrick. Leader Elaine Duncan ; preacher Mark Greene ; directors of music Steve James and Andy Silver. producer Philip Billson


Leader: Graham Kendrick.
Leader: Elaine Duncan
Unknown: Mark Greene
Music: Steve James
Music: Andy Silver.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America -a Celebration

Rptd from Fri

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to the news. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu talks to Sue Lawley and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened
The RT Interview with Angela Gheorghiu : page 28


Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu

: Quote.... Unquote

Exchanging favourite quotations are Gervase Phinn , George Layton , Louise Doughty and Kathryn Rett. The reader is Peter Jefferson. With Nigel Rees.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Kathryn Rett.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: The Food Programme: Beans

Sheila Dillon investigates the role of the bean in the British diet and finds out why, all over the world, bouncy people are said to be "full of beans".
(Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm)


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Sue Todd

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: The Long Search

William Dalrymple looks at the roots of spirituality in Britain. First broadcast last year.
2/6. God and the Air Pump. Dalrymple gets to grips with a piece of 17th-century experimental machinery and assesses the impact of the New Science on the belief in fairies, the philosopher's stone and a miracle-working God. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Rowerdew answer questions sent in by post. Eric Robsonisinthechair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time is available on audio cassette and CDfrom good retail outlets or from vmw.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robsonisinthechair.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Foreign Invaders

5/5. Tony Russell explains why poor quarantine procedures in France allowed an aggressive
Japanese seaweed, Sargassum muticum, to cross the Channel and invade waterways from the Solent to the Norwegian fjords. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Tony Russell
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Pallisers

11/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. Mary has fallen in love with a man who has neitherfame norfortune.
Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Cherry Cookson Rptd Sat 9pm


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Trollope: David Trougtrton
Palliser: Ben Miles
Glencora: Sophie Thompson
Mme Goesler: Stella Gonet
Silverbridge: Nicholas Boulton
Mary: Rachael Stirling
Mabel: Lydia Leonard
Lady Cantrip: Frances Jeater
Frank: Chris Moran
Isabel: Madeleine Potter
Popplecourt: Crispin Bonham-Cartei
MajorTifto: Philip Fox
MrsJones: Rachel Atkins

: Bookclub

Elizabeth Jane Howard joins a group of readers to discuss one of her most strange and dark novels, Falling, which is based on a relationship that went wrong in her own life. Presented by James Naughtie. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
May Bookclub: Nice Work by David Lodge


Guest: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces a special edition in which Wole Soyinka , the Nobel Prize-winning novelist and dramatist, and this year's Reith Lecturer , reads some of his poetry and talks about what inspires him. Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Unknown: Reith Lecturer
Producer: Kate McAii

: Living after the Coalface

Twenty years after reporting on the miners' strike, Triona Holden returns to Brampton in south
Yorkshire, where the dispute first began. She finds out what happened to those involved, looks at how lives have been rebuilt and asks whether it was worth fighting to save the pit communities and if old enemies have been forgiven. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Triona Holden

: Words from the Cross

6/6. "It is finished". Dr Rowan Williams , Archbishop of Canterbury, is the final speaker in this Lent series considering the last words of Christ from the cross. Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Northam presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Greg loses his cool.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 40

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood explores everything from pop music to inventions in the children's magazine programme. Producer Johnny Leagas


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

2/5. Thirty-One by Maureen Freely. Read by Rebecca Miles. "When you've been divorced for a few years and accustomed yourself to the trappings of failure, a moment arrives when you stoptryingto be the person you neverwere." ProducerchristineHaii


Unknown: Maureen Freely.
Read By: Rebecca Miles.

: A World in Your Ear

1/6. Rosie Goldsmith is back with the best of English-language radio around the world. This week, the sound of politicians bickering on the road to the White House. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

1/8. A Full and Frank Discussion. As the 100th anniversary of the entente cordiale approaches, Michael Rosen and guests explore the subtle language Of diplomacy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

A Tricky Inheritance. Frances Caimcross asks what will happen to inheritance as family relationships change and older people take on more financial commitments. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances CaimcRoss

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 The Party'sOver.
New series 1/3. Shaun Ley considers short-lived but forceful political parties, beginning with the Common Wealth party.
Editor John Evans The Party's Over repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Shaun Ley
Editor: John Evans

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England -The Third Test
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott review the fourth day's play at Kensington Oval, Barbados. producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents the intelligent guide to the world of learning. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

2/4. DexterGordon. Former chancellor Ken Clarke talks to Norway's leadingjazz singer, Karin Krog , about tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon who, despite his huge talent, failed to fulfil his rightful place in jazz history. Producer Paul Evans


Talks: Ken Clarke
Singer: Karin Krog
Unknown: Dexter Gordon
Producer: Paul Evans

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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