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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin's, Eynsford, Kent.

: World Report

News and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Not Guilty? Michelene Wandor explores the thought and the deed of guilt through its theological and legal definition and considers its effect on the human condition. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

How London's farmers are aiming to feed the capital. Producer Moira Hickey


Producer: Moira Hickey

: Sunday

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


Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Martin Jarvis appeals on behalf of the Cancer
Laryngectomee Trust, which helps people who have had a laryngectomy and their carers.
Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed] Procucer
Anne-Marie Cole Rptd at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.2Spm


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Anne-Marie Cole

: Sunday Worship

Magnificat. Mary's Song is celebrated at York Minster, led by the Archbishop of York, Dr David Hope. With the Ebor Singers, the Choir of All Saints Roman Catholic
School, York, and the Magnificat Festival Orchestra. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dr David Hope.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Rptd from Fri
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of Letter from America are available on audio cassette and CDfrom retail outlets or from [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to poet UA Fanthorpe, who chooses eight records to take with hertothe mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened

: Quote.... Unquote

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


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

: The Food Programme

Japanese Food in Britain. Sheila Dillon looks at
Japanese food and ourgrowingtastefor sushi and saki.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm "The kebab of the 1990s": page 39


Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Whips' Honour

A Today in Parliament special that discovers the true story of the events of 1979 when just a single vote decided the fate of Callaghan's Labour government.
Reporter Mark D'Arcy. Producers Peter Mulligan and Simon Jones


Reporter: Mark D'Arcy.
Producers: Peter Mulligan
Producers: Simon Jones

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Newick Horticultural Society. In the Hampshire garden, Pippa offers the definitive guide to choosing a greenhouse. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the chair.
ProducerTrevor Taylor Shortened
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time, featuring regularteam members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: New Shoots, Old Tips

3/4. Good Husbandry Goeth Not All by Much Expense
Garden historian Caroline Holmes scavenges thrifty tips from the past on how to save money in the garden. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Classic Serial: The Master of Ballantrae

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

Two brothers engage in a bitter struggle over money, power and love in this dark and dramatic adventure story, set in 18th-century Scotland and America. The House of Durrisdeer is shattered when the Master returns from the dead for a second time.

(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Chris Dolan
Director: Bruce Young
Young James: David Rintoul
Henry: Liam Brennan
Lord Durrisdeer: Tom Fleming
Ephraim: John Shedden
Alison: Vicki Liddelle
Secundra: Ali de Souza
Burke/Hastie: Patrick Moy
Col Johnson: James Bryce
Cpt Harris: John Kazek
Mr Mountain: Alec Heggie
Carlyle/Clinton: Simon Tait
Katherine: Lesley Hart
Alexander: Haris Young

: Open Book

Bestselling author Amelie Nothomb talks to Mariella Frostrup. Plus a reader's guide to the best gardening books. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Thursday at 4pm June Bookclub: TheScold's Bridle by Minette Walters


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Unknown: Minette Walters

: Poetry Please

New series 1/6. Roger McGough introduces requests for much loved poems such as TS Eliot's The Love SongofJ Alfred Prufrock and work by UA Fanthorpe (this week's Desert Island Discs guest) and Alfred Noyes. The readers are Alice Arnold and Peter Marinker. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Songofj: Alfred Prufrock
Songofj: Alfred Noyes.
Songofj: Peter Marinker.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Arab Crisis

1/2. There are 250 million people living in the Arab countries - and none of them live in a fully independent democracy. In these taboo-breaking documentaries Dr Maha Azzam asks why the Arab world has so little political freedom. She travels to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to meet the campaigners fighting for their rights, and challenges the government officials who have made promises of change but who have so farfailed to deliver. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Dr Maha Azzam

: Letters Home

2/3. Ordained in 1971, the Rev Dr Joyce Bennett was the first English woman priest in the Anglican
Communion. Whilst working as a missionary in Hong
Kong she sent home a weekly airmail to her parents for more than 30 years. Today she talks about the period when she became a deacon and reads excerpts from her letters. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Dr Joyce Bennett
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Pick of the Week

Sheena McDonald presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presenter: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

David provides a listening ear.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 44

: Go 4 It

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


Producer: Chris Wilson

: Father Figures

2/5. New stories about fathers and adolescents.
An Afternoon Outing. A father tries to bond with his son on a rare weekend outing. Written by Panos Karnezis and read by Peter Polycarpou. Producer Emma Harding


Written By: Panos Karnezis
Read By: Peter Polycarpou.
Producer: Emma Harding

: A World in Your Ear

6/6. Rosie Goldsmith rolls outthe red carpet as she listens to the Oscars of the radio world. She offers a taste of the latest English programme beaming out of a remote eastern European country- Transdniester Radio Calling! Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

6/8 Abracadabra. Michael Rosen and guests pull a rabbit out of a hat as they investigate magical words associated With conjuring. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

1/9 The world is still powered by oil and, even though discoveries peaked decades ago, nobody knows how much is left buried in the earth. Peter Day asks some basic questions about the supply and demand of the energy that makes the world work. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week political events. Including at 10.45 Brave New Europe.
3/3 The Greatest Challenge. 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

Director of the London School of Economics Howard
Davies and children's author Eleanor Updale talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Eleanor Updale

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Interpretations

1/3. A series that examines how different artists reach their own interpretation of a particular work. Cellists Steven Isserlis and Ralph Kirshbaum discuss Bach's Fifth Cello Suite. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Ralph Kirshbaum
Producer: Lucy Lunt

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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.

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.

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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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