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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From StGeorge'sChurch, Benenden.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Exploring Our Own Amazement. Mark Tully talks to poetry publisher Michael Schmidt about the relationship - both explicit and implicit-between poetry and spirituality. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Talks: Mark Tully
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

2/7. Country life and the people who live it. Producer Maggie Ayre


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sir John Harvey-Jones appeals on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis Trust. ,
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Batman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Sally Batman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Mark Oakley joins the choir and congregation of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, to explore how faith not certainty, is the basis of Christian belief. Led by the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Director of music Nicholas Danks.


Unknown: Mark Oakley
Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Director of Music: Nicholas Danks
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Letter from America - a Celebration

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

: Broadcasting House from 9.15

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


Editor: Richard Clark

: International Cricket

England v New Zealand
From Bristol, another game in the triangular one-day series. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . At 2.20 News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Michael Howard, the leader of the Opposition, talks to Sue Lawley.
(Shortened 9am)


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Michael Howard
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. At the Lowry Centre in Salford, panel-show regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Jeremy Hardy , with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell 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 Call [number removed]


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

Festival Food. Sheila Dillon tastes the food on offer at outdoor festivals, such as Glastonburyorthe Royal Show. Producer Sarah Tempest Extended rpt tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Eagles, Owls andNightingales

2/3. Owls have a special meaning for six people who describe theirmeetings with them. producer RosieBouiton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural
Society. And Ray Broughton sets out to discover if it is possible to combat 95 percent of garden pests with just six chemical weapons. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Gill Pyrah is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time, featuring regularteam members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from Call [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Ray Broughton
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Animals' VC: The Cat among the Pigeons

2/5. Simon was the cat on board HMS Amethyst when, in 1949, he became caught up in what was to become known as the Yangtze Incident in China. Dylan Winter finds out how, during the 100 days the ship was held captive on the Yangtze River, Simon's companionship and rat-catching skills ensured him a place in history - and a medal.


Presenter: Dylan Winter
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: Earthly Powers

2/4. Love on the Ipoh Road. By Anthony Burgess. The Archbishop continues to press Kenneth for the identity of the boy whom Monsignor Carlo miraculously returned to life. But Kenneth only wants to talk about the great love of his life. Adapted by Michael Hastings.
Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Anthony Burgess.
Adapted By: Michael Hastings.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Kenneth: Kenneth Cranham
Carlo: Henry Goodman
Concetta: Paola Dlonlsottl
Philip: Andrew Scott
Porson: Philip Jackson
PA: Vlncenzo Nicoll
Yusof: Nrtin Ganatra
Geoffrey: Philip Fox
Mussolini: Jon Glover
Nurse: Joanna McCallum

: Bookclub

Terry Pratchett talks about Mort, the fourth in his hugely successful Discworld series. Presented by James Naughtie. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
August Bookclub: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark


Guest: Terry Pratchett
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: Siegfried Sassoon - a Friend

Dennis Silk recalls his 13- year friendship with the war poet Siegfried Sassoon and shares a precious private recording he made in the 1960s of the poet reading his own work, including The General, Base Details, Died of Wounds and several other poems.
ProducerTom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Dennis Silk
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe reports from Afghanistan on their attempts at nation-building. Elections are due in September, but with President Karzai's government deeply unpopular, and with the Taliban resurgent in the south, is Afghanistan really on the road to democracy? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Has He Lost His Bus Pass?

New series 1/3. Clement Freud presents a series of reflections on contemporary life, large and small, through undimmed yet increasingly rheumy eyes. With the benefit of great wisdom bestowed upon him by a lifetime in the public eye, Freud offers his idiosyncratic take on the world from a senior standpoint.
Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

(FM only until 6.30)
Matthew Parris presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Hilary Dunn
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Archers

Ed puts his foot down.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 40

: Go 4 N

Barney Harwood visits the last surviving Victorian operating theatre in Britain, and Paul Ready reads the third part of The Girl from the Sea by James Aldridge. Producer Jane Chambers


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

: Tartan Noir

5/5. The Smell of Growth. A lyrical tale of petty crime. Written by Linda Cracknell , read by Frances Thorburn. Producer Lu Kemp


Written By: Linda Cracknell
Read By: Frances Thorburn.
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

: Letter to Alistair

The BBC producer Tony Grant worked on Alistair Cooke's Letter from America for more than ten years. Here, he recalls what it was like working with the veteran commmentator. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Grape Expectations. How did upstart newcomers wrench the mystique away from the hallowed French wine trade? Peter Day tells the story of a vintage revolution. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 They Fought and Lost
3/4. Steve Richards examines Tony Benn 's dramatic defeat in the 1983 election.
Editor Terry Dignan They Fought and Lost repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Tony Benn
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Tales from the Stave

2/3. Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. Frances Fyfield examines the sketch book that is the keyto the composer's Sixth symphony. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Tom Alban

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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.

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