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: World New*

: Balls on Sunday

From Christchurch, Radyr, in Cardiff.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Giles. As a child, Dame Stephanie Shirley fled the Nazis and later made her fortune from IT. But nothing could prepare herfor life with an autistic son. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Dame Stephanie Shirley
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

The diary of a Cornish smallholder, working hard to lead the "good life". Producer MoiraHickey

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news with Jane Little.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Robert Hardy appeals on behalf of New Bridge, a charity that works with prisoners.
Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Tabernacle Baptist Church, Cardiff. Led by the Rev Dr Alistair Brown. Preacherthe Rev David Coffey. Music by Cambrensis. Director of music Kelvin Thomas. Producer Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Dr Alistair Brown.
Unknown: David Coffey.
Music: Kelvin Thomas.
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Comedian, actor and television presenter Graham Norton talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career and the eight records that he chooses to take with him to the mythical desert island.


Talks: Graham Norton

: Quote.... Unquote

Swapping quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Simon Jenkins , Christopher Frayling , Maria McErlane and Claire Balding. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: The Food Programme

Seasonality. As the British asparagus season gets underway, Sheila Dillon explores the dynamics and dietary impact of global seasonality.
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

6/6. The Times They Are A-changing. William Dalrymple asks how secular a nation Britain now is, and whether religion has any part to play in its future. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Ditton Parish Council. In the Hampshire garden, Anne Swithinback tackles the wildlife area. Eric Robson is in the chair.

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]
Great gardening offers: page 124


Panellist: John Cushnie
Panellist: Pippa Greenwood
Panellist: Bob Flowerdew
Gardener: Anne Swithinback
Chair: Eric Robson

: New Shoots, Old Tips

2/4. Boundaries of Taste. Fences, hedges, ditches or walls - what's the best way to protect your garden?
Caroline Holmes continues her rummage through old horticultural writings to discoverthe ingenious methods recommended by gardening pundits of the past. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Classic Serial: The Master of Ballantrae

1/2. By Robert Louis Stevenson, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

Two brothers engage in a bitter struggle over money, power and love in a dark and dramatic adventure story set in 18th-century Scotland and America. After the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the Master flees Scotland for a life of piracy, buried treasure and murder.

(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Chris Dolan
Director: Bruce Young
James: David Rintoul
Henry: Liam Brennan
Lord Durrisdeer: Tom Fleming
Ephraim: John Shedden
Alison: Vicki Liddelle
Chevalier Burke: Patrick Moy
Cpt Teach: John Kazek
Dutton: Simon Tait
Jess: Lesley Hart

: Bookclub

David Lodge is both a leading comic novelist and a renowned literary critic. He discusses his novel Nice Work with James Naughtie.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm June Bookclub: The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters


Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Infinite New Verses - the Story of Chinese Poetry

2/2. Asian poet Roshan Doug looks at classical
Chinese poetry- a literaryform with strict rules of rhythm, rhyme and theme - and sees how this structure reflected the ordered society of the Chinese dynasties. He finds out that being a good poet was a way for people to move up the social ladder in Imperial times. He also examines the collapse of the classical form and its re-emergence in contemporary Chinese society. With poetry from Chinese writers and Roshan Doug. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Unknown: Roshan Doug.
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: One Man's Meat

Sue Broom sets out to discover how far genetically engineered animal products are from the market place, taking in fast-growing salmon and luminous green pigs alongtheway. Repeated from Tuesday

: Letters Home

New series 1/3. Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, the Reverend Dr Joyce Bennettmade history as the first English woman priest in the Anglican Communion.
These are extracts from some of the weekly letters she sent home for more than 30 years to her parents. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Dr Joyce Bennettmade
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Pick of the Week

Russell Davies presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] Email: [email address removed]


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

The future looks bleak for Eddie.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 42

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood hosts the children's magazine programme, with stories, competitions, features and interviews. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Father Figures

1/5. New stories about fathers and adolescents. Gentleman 's Relish. Frank prepares himself for a difficult man-to-man conversation with his youngest son. Written by Patrick Gale , read by Robert Bathurst. Producer Emma Harding


Written By: Patrick Gale
Read By: Robert Bathurst.
Producer: Emma Harding

: A World in Your Ear

5/6. Rosie Goldsmith gives radio a quick nip and tuck as she listens to the portrayal of all things beautiful on English language stations around the world. Is beauty natural Or man-made? Repeatedfrom Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Funny Talk. Are some words inherently funnier than others? Michael Rosen and guests listen to stand-up, sitcoms and satire to explore the language Of comedy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

New Cities for Old. Britain's old industrial cities have been declining for decades- but now some, like
Manchester, seem to be bouncing back. Could they be models for other British provincial towns? Diane Coyle asks whether there is real substance to this urban renaissance. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 Brave New Europe.
2/3. Misha Glenny reflects on the conflicts ended and the opportunities opening up when the ten new members of the European Union arrive this month.
Editor Terry Dignan Brave New Europe repeated on Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Misha Glenny
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

Sir Menzies Campbell , deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, and writer Alain de Botton talk to Sue
MacGregor about their favourite books. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Sir Menzies Campbell
Unknown: Alain de Botton

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Late Learners

Inspirational stories of people, including William Hague, who began playing a musical instrument later in life.


Subject: William Hague
Producer: Michael Surcombe

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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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