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: World News

: Balls on Sunday

From the church of St Leonard's, Hythe.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

To Feel Another's Woe. Mark Tully asks how far we can enter into the subjective experience of others. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

4/4. Burrowing Bees. Brett Westwood explores the Short, lonelylives of Solitary bees. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sting appeals on behalf of the Rainforest Foundation. 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

The importance of personal faith is explored in this
Mass led by MgrTony Rogers from the Church of Our
Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge. Director of music Nigel Kerry. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Mgrtony Rogers
Music: Nigel Kerry.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The editor and writer Diana Athill talks to Sue Lawley . Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened at 9am


Talks: Diana Athill
Unknown: Sue Lawley

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. From the Grand Opera House, Belfast, with Jack Dee joining regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series and several collections of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Australian Terroir. Andrew Jefford goes on the hunt for terroir (the shared conditions of a wine or group of wines in a certain region) in Australia.
Producer Sarah Tempest Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: The Real History of Opera

4/4 PorgyandBess. Huw Edwards looks at
George Gershwin 's opera, set in America's Deep South. Producer Deborah Preston


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: George Gershwin
Producer: Deborah Preston

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood answer listeners' questions atthe summer garden party at the GQT garden Including Gardening Weather Forecast. With EncRobson.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
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]


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Monastic Gardens God's Heart

5/5 Peter France visits a community of Benedictines who have established a monastery in Down, Northern
Ireland. How will this community develop their garden to reflect their desire for peace? producerMaryCoiweii

: Classic Serial: Good Behaviour

2/2. Molly Keane's story of the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family, adapted by Clare Boylan.

Aroon anxiously awaits news from Richard as the St Charles family struggle to keep Temple Alice and abide by the codes of good behaviour.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Molly Keane
Adapted by: Clare Boylan.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Aroon: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mummie: Beth Goddard
Papa: Julian Wadham
Hubert: Ciaran McMenamin
Richard: Jonathan Firth
Rose: Tina Kellegher
Nurse: Nuala O'Neill
Mr Kiely: Owen Roe
Dr Coffey: Pat Laffan
Uncle Ulick: Gerard Murphy
Wobbly Massingham: James Greene
Kenny: Sean Crummey
Barman: Paul Kennedy
Mrs Harty: Heather Brennon

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to scientists and writers about how their worlds interrelate.
Producer Karen Holding Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
The RT Interview with Mariella Frostrup : page 24


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Spirit Guide: Brian Keenan Follows Pablo Neruda

1/2. "I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees," wrote the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in one of his best-known love poems. For the 100th anniversary of Neruda's birth, Brian Keenan travels to Chile to follow in the footsteps of the poet, his "spirit guide". He meets Neruda's surviving friends to explore the life and work of the poet and finds they have a lot in common, from secret childhood poetry to a love of collecting the most surprising things.
(Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm)
Brian Keenan on Pablo, poetry and pruck: page 115


Unknown: Pablo Neruda
Unknown: Brian Keenan
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: File on 4

Barnie Choudhury reveals how Britain's Asian communities are being hit by a rise in serious and violent crime carried out by organised gangs, and gets exclusive access to the elite police unit in the forefront Of the fight back. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Barnie Choudhury

: Summer Report

2/3. Catherine Chanter , head of inclusion at a large secondary school, tells a series of stories set against the details of contemporary school life.
Sam's Story. Sam's main goal in life seems to be to get thrown out of school, but when her behaviour really oversteps the mark, she realises too late what permanent exclusion involves for pupils and teachers alike. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Catherine Chanter
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Pick of the Week

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


Presenter: Jan Ravens
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Archers

A new face arrives at Brookfield.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Rannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood goes off to Kent to find out about some birds of prey. Paul Ready reads the first part of The Girl from the Sea by James Aldridge. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Paul Ready
Unknown: James Aldridge.

: Tartan Noir

3/5. The Martyrdom of Bunchy. A dog decides to take his murderous revenge upon a visitor to the house whom he particularly dislikes. A martyrto the cause, as always. Written by Hannah McGill and read by Crawford Logan. Producer Lu Kemp


Written By: Hannah McGill
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: 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 Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: When Opportunity Knocked

2/2. Afterthe demise in 1978 of the first generation of talent contests, Opportunity Knocks and New Faces, it wasn't long before a new, and somewhat sillier, breed was launched on to our screens. The talent-spotting trend continues with the aspiring Pop Idols and the graduates of Fame Academy today. Presented by Mark Radcliffe. Producer LibbyCross


Presented By: Mark Radcliffe.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Mind Your Language. After delayering the management buzzwords and pickingall the low-hanging fruit, what's left? Peter Day asks if management speak gets results or merely covers up the truth. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 They Fought and Lost
Newseries 1/4. In a series about politicians who have suffered electoral defeat, Steve Richards examines
Norman Lamont 's dramatic defeat in the 1997 election.
Editor Terry Dignan They Fought and Lost repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Claudia Hammond reports on a unique attemptto meet the language needs of refugees and asylum seekers within a mainstream south London comprehensive school. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Name of the Father

William Lloyd Webber 's sons, Andrew and Julian, Tim Rice and concert pianist John Lill join Richard Bakerto tell the story of the genius who spawned a musical dynasty. Producer Rowan Morton-Gledhill


Unknown: William Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Tim Rice
Pianist: John Lill
Unknown: Richard Bakerto
Producer: Rowan Morton-Gledhill

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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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