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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From York Minster.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Good Seed on the Land. Michelene Wandortalks to writer, farmer and sculptor Meir Weiss. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michelene Wandortalks
Unknown: Meir Weiss.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Living World

New series 1/4. Brett Westwood ventures deep into a reed bed in Suffolk to hearthe extraordinary call of one of Britain's rarest birds - the bittern.
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

Alan Rickman appeals on behalf of Link Community Development. Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Ratman Rptd at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Alan Rickman
Producer: Sally Ratman Rptd

: Sunday Worship .

"And Suddenly ..." A celebration of the urgency and immediacy of the Pentecost experience, live from the Cathedral ofSt Philip, Birmingham. Lead by the Rev GaryO'Neill. Preacher Dr Nicola Slee. Director of music MarCUS Huxley. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Dr Nicola Slee.
Music: Marcus Huxley.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Letter from America - a Celebration

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

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Actress Geraldine James talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened at 9am


Talks: Geraldine James
Unknown: Sue Lawley.

: Quote.... Unquote

Swapping quotations with Nigel Rees are Joanne Harris ,
Robert Hewison , Mark Lawson and Sheena McDonald. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sheena McDonald.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Jersey. In collaboration with BBC local radio, Sheila Dillon explores the food landscape of Jersey.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: The Real History of Opera

1/4. La Boheme. As part of the BBC s Summer of Opera, Huw Edwards discovers how some of the greatest operatic masterpieces reflect the social, cultural and political circumstances of their age. Today, Puccini's bittersweet tale of doomed love set against a backdrop of Bohemian Paris.


Presenter: Huw Edwards
Producer: Deborah Preston

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners in Kent.
John Cushnie starts a trial to see if de-flowering strawberries produces a larger crop. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. 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 www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
Free seeds for every reader: page 23


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Monastic Gardens - God's Heart

2/5. The Franciscans. St Francis is renowned for his love of nature, and the order he founded carries on his ideals today. Peter France visits an enclosed order of nuns in North Wales to see howtheirgarden reflects their attitude to the natural world. Producer Mary coiweii


Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Peter France

: Classic Serial: Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded: Temptation

1/2. Pamela is a girl who won't say yes. But she's the prettiest young serving-maid of a master who won't take no for an answer. This rollicking romantic comedy is dramatised by Judith French from the novel by Samuel Richardson.


Author: Samuel Richardson
Dramatised by: Judith French
Harpsichordist: Alastair Ross
Director: Jonquil Panting
Pamela: Sheridan Smith
Squire B: Tim McInnerny
Lady B: Avril Elgar
Mr Williams: Ewan Bailey
Lady Davers: Liza Sadovy
Mrs Jervis: Joanna McCallum
Goodman: John Rowe
John the coachman: Jon Glover

: Open Book

Mariella Frostruptalks to CK Stead about his novel, Mansfield, based on the life of writer
Katherine Mansfield. There is also a report that suggests some satisfying books for dyslexic readers.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm June Bookclub: The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters


Unknown: Mariella Frostruptalks
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield.
Producer: Hilary Dunn
Unknown: Minette Walters

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough samples a rich vein of poetic inspiration at Dylan Thomas 's old local in Laugharne, South Wales, where he celebrates the links between poetry and the pub. With readers Pat Hughes and Nigel Jenkins. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Readers: Pat Hughes
Readers: Nigel Jenkins.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe investigates the role played by private military contractors in Iraq. As violence and lawlessness increase, business is booming forthe security companies - but are there enough controls over the way they operate and the people they employ? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Nik Cohn's Recurring Dream

2/3. Fever! Why should a love affair with pop ever end? One of pop music's most celebrated observers explains why he can't help failing in love. Nik Cohn leaves swinging London for new adventures in New York. His magazine feature on the city's embryonic disco scene evolves into Saturday Night Fever. Cohn hits the jackpot but loses the plot. Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: Nik Cohn
Producer: Owen McFadden

: Pick of the Week

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


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Sid reaches breaking point.
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. Including the fifth episode of The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo , read by Dylan Williams. Producer John Leagas


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Jenny Nimmo
Read By: Dylan Williams.
Producer: John Leagas

: Father Figures

5/5. Missing. Vernon tries not to panic when his teenage daughter is reported missing from school. The last of a series of stories about fathers and adolescents is written by Blake Morrison and read by David Holt. Producer Emma Harding


Written By: Blake Morrison
Read By: David Holt.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Gaiety Girls

Angela Rippon presents a profile of the famous Gaiety Girls - the chorus line dancers of the Gaiety Theatre in London who dazzled Edwardian audiences with their glamorous lifestyles and their extraordinary success in marrying out of their class and into the aristocracy. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Producer: Libby Cross

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeatedfrom 7.55am

: In Business

eBay Watch. When the dot-com bubble burst four years ago, internet auctions went on powering ahead. eBay's influence is now spreading to big business. Peter Day investigates the economics of the eBay effect. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Tales from the Cutting Room
3/3. Michael Cockerell tells the behind-the-scenes story of his dealings with the former Conservative prime minister Ted Heath.
Editor Terry Dignan Tales from the Cutting Room rptd on Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Ted Heath.
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

2/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby PurveS. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Mr Memory and the Mating Call of the Haddock

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber pieces together the life-story of the creator of the British Institute of Recorded Sound, Patrick Saul. And lurking deep within it.... the mating call of the haddock. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Cellistjulian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Patrick Saul.
Producer: Andrew Green

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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