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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Selby Abbey, North Yorkshire.

: World Report

News round up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Music for Pain. Composer Nigel Osborne has witnessed the power of music to transform lives in his work with children caught up in wars.
Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

3/7. Country life and the people who live it. Producer Claire Phillips


Producer: Claire Phillips

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Carrington appeals on behalf of Core, formerly known as the Digestive Disorders Foundation. Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: St Andrew
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Presented by Canon Noel Battye from St Finnian's Church, Belfast. ProducerBertTosh


Presented By: Canon Noel Battye

: State Of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

South African trumpeter and jazz musician Hugh Masekela talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened at 9am


Talks: Hugh Masekela
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

6/6. 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 www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Food Programme

Tuna. The British love tinned tuna, but should we think twice about the product we purchase? Sheila Dillon reviews the ethical issues.
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: Eagles, Owls and Nightingales

3/3. Nightingales. In the final part of a series exploring the effect that birds have had on different people's lives, astrophysicist Hubert Reeves describes how a nightingale singing outside his window when he was very ill gave him the strength to carry on. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Hubert Reeves
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Woolton in Bloom, near Liverpool. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the chair.
(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 [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Panellist: John Cushnie
Panellist: Bob Flowerdew
Panellist: Bunny Guinness
Chair: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Animals' VC

3/5. Man's Best Friend. The majority of dogs awarded PDSA Dickin medals for bravery and devotion to duty won them between 1943 and 1949 as a result of the Second World War and its aftermath. Dylan Winter hears the stories of Rob, Beauty, Judy and Gander-just a few of the many courageous canines who proved they were truly "man's best friend". Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Pdsa Dickin
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: Earthly Powers

3/4. Tethered Love. By Anthony Burgess. Continuing his stumble through the 20th century, popular novelist Kenneth Toomey finds that British Intelligence have turned his book-signing tour of wartime Berlin into a highly dangerous mission. It is temptingjust to spend his time drinking champagne with Goebbels and Himmler. Adapted by Michael Hastings.
Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Anthony Burgess.
Unknown: Kenneth Toomey
Adapted By: Michael Hastings.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Kenneth: Kenneth Cranham
Carlo: Henry Goodman
Archbishop: John Rowe
Gruppenfuhrer: Wolf Kahler
Major de la Warre: Struan Rodger
Concetta: Paola Dlonisotti
Hortense: Alice Hart
Geoffrey: Philip Fox

: Open Book

Bestselling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford talks to
Mariella Frostrup about her new book. Plus a discussion about a posthumously published collection of Carol Shields's short stories.
Producer Karen Holden Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Karen Holden

: Adventures in Poetry

New series 1/5. Casabianca by Felicia Hemans. Best known for its first line - "The boy stood on the burning deck...."-this poem was written aboutatrue episode that happened during the Battle of the Nile in the Napoleonic wars by a poet who in her time rivalled
Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron in popularity. Peggy Reynolds talks to critics, a world-famous yachtsman, a naval historian and trainee officers about its impact. producer Sara Davies Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Felicia Hemans.
Talks: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Sara Davies

: File on 4

As taxpayers spend billions underthe Private Finance Initiative, the Government says we get good value for money. So how can private companies make multimillion-pound windfalls simply byjuggling their PFI contracts? Gerry Northam reports. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Has He Lost His Bus Pass?

2/3. Clement Freud presents reflections on contemporary life through undimmed yet increasingly rheumy eyes: from the slow progress round the obstacle course that, with age, ordinary life increasingly becomes, to the orchestral joys of polyphonic ringtones. Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

Peter Day presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Nicola Barranger
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Nicola Barranger

: The Archers

Emotions run high. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Alison Graham's final Soap & Flannel: page 34

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood visits the Royal Show in Warwickshire. Plus the fourth part of The Girl from the Sea by James Aldridge , read by Paul Ready. Producer Jane Chambers


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

: First Person Singular

1/5. A New Life. While Nick is attheoffice, his young wife spends long hours alone, obsessively cleaning their new house in the country and dreaming of taking vengeance on the bosses who keep him away from home for so long. By Alison Clink , read by Clare Corbett. producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Alison Clink
Read By: Clare Corbett.
Producer: Kate McAll

: 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

: All There with My Cough Drops: the Story of Jimmy Clitheroe

Thirty years after his death, Jimmy Clitheroe is best remembered for his long-running radio series The Clitheroe Kid. But less well known is Clitheroe's long apprenticeship in variety theatre. Clitheroe's former co-star Brian Trueman talks to the diminutive comedian's cousin, Irene Oxford, who owns unique recordings of the comic on stage.


Presenter: Brian Trueman
Interviewee: Irene Oxford
Producer: Libby Cross

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

1/9. Making Our Minds Up. Britain has long excelled at failing to decide about Europe, but the political and popular debate may be opening up. Bob Tyrrell explores the instincts and influences that will shape the choice we make. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Bob Tyrrell

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 They Fought and Lost
4/4. Steve Richards talks to Neil Kinnock about losing the 1992 general election.
Editor Terry Dignan They Fought and Lost repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Tales from the Stave

3/3. Jephtha. Frances Fyfield examines the autographed pages of Handel's last major choral work and discovers a composer tormented by failing sight. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Tom Alban

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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