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: World News

: Beds on Sunday

From Tonbridge Parish Church, Kent.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Drawing the Sting. Rosemary Hartill considers those moments of choice when it's possible to alter the course of difficult situations by a shift in mental attitude. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: On Your Farm

4/7. Country life and the people who live it. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Ben Kingsley appeals on behalf of the Esther Benjamins Trust, which works to help young people in Nepal. Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Festival Eucharist from St John 's Church, Buxton, in Derbyshire. Mozart's Sparrow Mass, K220, is sung by the Buxton Madrigal Singers and soloists from the Buxton Festival. Conductor Michael Williams. The celebrant is the Rev John Hudghton and the preacher is Libby Purves. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: St John
Conductor: Michael Williams.
Unknown: John Hudghton
Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: State of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Fi Gloverwith a fresh slant on the news. Editor Richard Clark


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Margaret Atwood , author of The Handmaid's Tale, talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

1/10. Panel game with Nicholas Parsons in charge of panellists Paul Merton , Tony Hawks, Clement Freud and Stephen Fry. RepeatedfromMonday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many selections of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Stephen Fry.

: The Food Programme

r Hospital Food. Are you sickened by hospital food?
Sheila Dillon investigates whether the campaign for better hospital food has delivered any results.
Producer Sarah Tempest Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Hospital food makes healthy recovery: page 111


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: She's Alright, My Mum Is

Lewis Shoulders , aged ten, looks after his mother who is diabetic and losing her sight. Lewis and two other young carers describe the challenge of looking after parents With disabilities. Producer Nigel Acheson and Kim Normanton


Unknown: Lewis Shoulders
Producer: Nigel Acheson
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions sent in by post. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
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]
Raking the royal way: page 14


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Animals' VC: Dogged Defence

4/5. What does it take to train military dogs, horses and their handlers today? Will this year's four-legged recruits be Dickin Medal winners in the future for their gallantry? Dylan Winter visits an army base to find out, and meets the dog that is the most recent Dickin Medal award winner.


Presenter: Dylan Winter
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: Earthly Powers

4/4. The Big Always. By Anthony Burgess.
The mystery of the miracle that young Monsignor Carlo performed is explained at last. But it has terrible implications forthe Vatican and for the meaning of faith in the 20th century. 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
Ann: Lia Williams
Manning: Colin Stinton
Archbishop: John Rowe
Jimbo: Walter Lewis
Matron: Lorelei King
Cardinal Decon: Jon Glover
Hortense: Joanna McCallum
Geoffrey: Philip Fox

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup explores how old stories inspire the new and looks at a new biography of Voltaire. She asks why the last 20 years of his life were so prolific and in what particular ways.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Adventures in Poetry

2/5. The Windhover. By Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Peggy Reynolds talks to Hopkins devotees, including a leading Jesuit and a falconer, to understand Hopkins's deeply spiritual meditation on the flight of the kestrel. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Talks: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Peter Everett

: File on 4

The Government claims its apprenticeship scheme is the way forward for youngsters who are hard to employ. But James Silver reveals that, beyond the costly publicity, the programme is plagued by poor results, shoddy training and inappropriate placements that put young lives at risk. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: James Silver

: Has He Lost His Bus Pass?

3/3. Clement Freud concludes his series of reflections on the process of growing old with a consideration of his own wellbeing, "maybe including", he says "a short medical bulletin on the state of my knees, ankles etc, all of which are showing certain signs of wear".
Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

Eleanor Oldroyd presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

There's a challenge or two at the fete. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 33

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood hosts the children's magazine show.
Including the fifth 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

2/5. New Horizons. Redundant from her job and deserted by her husband, Eva looks fora hobby that will bring some excitement to her late middle-age but finds herself drawn into a world of petty crime. Story by Carol Ann Frazer , read byPhyllida Nash. Producer Kate Mcaii


Story By: Carol Ann Frazer
Read By: Phyllida Nash.
Producer: Kate McAii

: 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

: Keeping Up Appearances in India

This entertaining feature follows the Hindi-language remake of the evergreen sitcom Keeping Up Appearances. Hyacinth Bucket, middle-aged suburban housewife, has become the young, urban and nouveau riche Bulbul Sand. Presented by Clive Swift.

[Photo caption] Indian actress Ketaki Dave, who plays the Hyacinth Bucket character in India's version of Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances in India 8.30pm R4
You wouldn't have thought that the monstrous Hyacinth Bucket would travel well. Yet she's swapped her twin-set for a sari and swanked off to India. In the local version of the BBC sitcom, now called The Crow That Walks like a Swan, she's become a member of India's burgeoning middle class, and the producers are confident that Hyacinth's domineering and snobbish traits will have universal appeal. Narrated by Clive Swift, who played the hen-pecked husband in the original Keeping Up Appearances, this documentary rambles around the production of the Indian version, but there are plenty of fascinating glimpses of contemporary India, its media and its aspirational consumers. We learn that they're not interested in remaking Star Trek or the X-Files. You don't need aliens or UFOs when you have gods in flying chariots.


Presenter: Clive Swift
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/9. GiveandTake. David Walker asks if our wealthy, pluralist and largely irreligious society can ever agree on who should give to whom, let alone where the boundary between public benefit and private concern should be drawn in the 21st Century. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events
10.45 The MPs Road Show
New series 1/3. Dinah Lammiman finds out what
Members of Parliament do when they're not sitting on I the green benches of the House of Commons. In this first programme she visits Appleby Horse Fairwith the select committee of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. The committee is looking at provision for travellers and Gypsies.
Editor Terry Dignan The MPs Road Show repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
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

: The Innermost Master

Bach's Partita in D minor. BWV1004. Violinist
Paul Robertson talks to those who bel ieve they have unlocked hidden numerical and musical messages embedded in Che work. Producer paul Evans IR)


Violinist: Paul Robertson

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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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