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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter's Church, South Petherton, Somerset.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from the BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Bone of My Bones. Mark Tully considers the sacred and symbolic meanings we attribute to bones and the historical and forensic information they yield. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill meets farmingfamilies in Herefordshire and finds out how their lives have dramatically changed over the last 60 years. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news with Jane Little. Series producerAmanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Radio 4 Appeal

On behalf of the Association of Wheelchair Children.
Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Producer: Sally Ratman

: Sunday Worship

"Letthe little birds be your theologians."
The Rev Dr John Stott , one of Britain's most respected Christian leaders, takes this saying of Martin Luther as his theme. Introduced from the clifftops of Pembrokeshire by Nick Page. Producer pmiipBiiison


Unknown: Dr John Stott
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Nick Page.

: 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

The author Bernard Cornwell talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle


Talks: Bernard Cornwell

: Quote.... Unquote

Fielding the quotation questions and swapping anecdotes with chairman Nigel Rees are Jeremy Beadle , Daisy Goodwin , Dr Peter McDonald and John Sessions. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Unknown: Dr Peter McDonald
Unknown: John Sessions.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: The Food Programme

Do We Need Haute Cuisine? It's been argued that we need poets to "refresh the language of the tribe"; do
_ we need gastronomes to do the same with ourfood? Sheila Dillon questions whether haute cuisine has any impact on the food most of us eat most of the time. Producer Sue Todd Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: The Long Search

4/6 Black, Two Sugars. To the evangelical missionaries and empire builders of the 19th century, God was an Englishman. William Dalrymple learns how the Victorians saw the British Empire as God's way of making himself known to the world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Medway Centre in Bakewell. And at the GQT garden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, Pippa Greenwood sets up a trial to discover which lettuce and potatoes varieties are most slug resistant,
Bob Flowerdew explains the benefits of good water butt management and Anne Swithinbank gives the definitive guide to ornamental grass care. Eric Robson is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Suffolk Punch

Paul Heiney tells the story of Star, the oldest Suffolk
Punch carthorse in the country. These carthorses were once the farmer's "tractor". Forten years, Star and Heiney worked the land together. Producer Sally Fiatman


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Sally Fiatman

: Classic Serial: We

1/2. The first great dystopian novel of the 20th century, written in secret in early Soviet Russia by Yevgeni Zamyatin, adapted by Sean O'Brien.
In a post-revolutionary future, One State is ruled according to the principles of rationality. The penalty for dissent is death. D-503, the chief engineer of the state, meets the beautiful I-330. Her initial intentions seem innocent, but soon D starts to question her identity - and indeed his own.
Director Jim Poyser Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Yevgeni Zamyatin
Adapted by: Sean O'Brien
Director: Jim Poyser
D-503: Anton Lesser
R-13: Don Warrington
U: Brigit Forsyth
I-330: Joanna Riding
0-90: Julia Rounthwalte
Benefactor: Russell Dixon
Tannoy: Emma Clarke
Babushka: Judith Davis
S: Patrick Bridgman
Second engineer: Paul Viragh

: Open Book

Alan Sillitoe talks to Mariella Frostrup about his historical novel A Man of His Time. And with a whole slew of books on Napoleon coming up, Frostrup asks why writers find the great Corsican so fascinating. Producer Karen Holden
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm May Bookclub: Nice Work by David Lodge


Talks: Alan Sillitoe
Producer: Karen Holden
Unknown: David Lodge

: C Day-Lewis - Honest Dreams

Can poetry bring about political change? This month, 100 years since his birth, the poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis is remembered as having been a pillar of the establishment. But in his youth he was a member of the Communist Party, dreaming-and writing -of revolution. Poems read by David Holt. Presented by Muriel Gray. Producer Anne Edyvean Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Cecil Day-Lewis
Read By: David Holt.
Presented By: Muriel Gray.
Producer: Anne Edyvean

: Money Box Investigates

1/2. Fighting for Fairness. Chris A'Court investigates claims that workload pressures on the Financial Ombudsman Service are influencing how cases are settled. Repeated from Tuesday

: Letters from a Northern Landscape

2/3. Jim Crumley visits three landscapes that are part of his belief system. CarnElrig. A lowly outlier from which to view the great Cairngorms. "The loch is hidden until the last stride, as it is from the headwall.
Sometimes in June it is host to a small flotilla of icebergs, barging into each other, crackling the space With echoes." Producer Dave Batchelor Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Jim Crumley
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Pick of the Week

Arthur Smith presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presenter: Arthur Smith
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Helen sees Greg's dark side.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 38

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood hosts the children's magazine programme. Including the fifth episode of Whump! by Susie Day, read by Rob Brydon. Producer Johnny Leagas


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Read By: Rob Brydon.
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

4/5. The Stationery Cupboard by Sheila Yeger.
Susan's visit to St Philomena's as a distinguished Old Girl is memorable in a way that she hadn't anticipated. Read by Jennie Stoller. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Sheila Yeger.
Read By: Jennie Stoller.
Producer: Christine Hall

: A World in Your Ear

3/6. Rosie Goldsmith strums alongto some musical offerings from radio stations around the world. Hear why the South African DJ tested HIV-negative live on airand listen to backstage gossip from a man who toured with the Beatles in 1964. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

Chip off the Old Block? Wood and woodworking have provided us with some of our most useful and frequently used idioms. Michael Rosen and guests talk timber; and bestselling author Ben Schott rejoices in the romantic language Of falconry. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Ben Schott

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Ethnic Divorce, Andrew Brown asks whetherthe international community should accept ethnic separation and even help bring it about. Repeated from Thu


Unknown: Andrew Brown

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 The Party's Over.
3/3. Shaun Ley looks at Sir James Goldsmith 's Referendum Party.
Editor John Evans The Party's Over repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Shaun Ley
Unknown: Sir James Goldsmith
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Wine writer Jancis Robinson and former Guardian editor Peter Preston talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite bOOkS. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Editor: Peter Preston

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

4/4. StanGetz. Bass player Bill Crow talks to former chancellor Ken Clarke about working in tenor saxophonist Stan Getz 's quintet. Producer Paul Evans


Talks: Bill Crow
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Stan Getz
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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