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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Chad's, Far Headingley, Leeds.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Light of the World. Fergal Keane explores the affect of light on the human Condition. ProducerRonni Davis Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Producerronni Davis Rptd

: Living World

2/4. Nightjars. Brett Westwood is at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire looking for nightjars. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Actress Becky Simpson appeals on behalf ofthe Africa Educational Trust.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Freepost Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Becky Simpson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Choral Matins from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Sung by the Eton Choral Course at Uppingham School.
Preacherthe Very Rev Vivienne Faull, Dean of Leicester Cathedral. Director of music Ralph Allwood. Producer Mark O'Brien


Music: Ralph Allwood.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: State Of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

FiGloverwiththeweek'snewsstories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v West Indies

The fourth day's play in the Fourth Test at the Oval.
For details see yesterday Approximate time

: The Reunion

3/6. In 1974 the Liverpool Everyman theatre assembled a group of young actors and writers who went on to become household names. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the members of that team, including Barbara Dickson , Willy Russell and Matthew Kelly. Producer Sarah Cudden


Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Matthew Kelly.
Producer: Sarah Cudden

: Just a Minute

6/10. Joining Nicholas Parsons in London are Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Linda Smith and Julian Clary. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Julian Clary.

: The Food Programme

Trees Sheila Dillon investigates the dietary impact of deforestation and samples some ancient tree foods. Producer Sarah Tempest Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Alan Titchmarsh branches out: page 37


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The World This Weekend

Presented byShaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: Sunday Best: Document

5/5. The Day They Made It Rain. Somesaidthatthe flood of 1952 that killed 34 people in Lynmouth, Devon, was due to rain caused by "cloud seeding". Mike Thomson investigates. Producers Jane Ray and Helen Weinstein


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producers: Jane Ray
Producers: Helen Weinstein

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by Suffolk gardeners. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor 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 www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed] Kew Gardens uncovered: page 32


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

: On the Beach

4/5 The poet Gwyneth Lewis visits a beach near her native Cardiff to consider why beaches are so closely linked to Our happiness. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Classic Serial: Berlin

2/2 Aspiring poet Andrew Zumsee has come to make his name in Berlin society. With the wealthy Turkheimers as his patrons - and Adelheid Turkheimer as his lover - a glittering artistic career looks assured. Written by Heinrich Mann , dramatised by Patricia Hannah. Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: Andrew Zumsee
Unknown: Adelheid Turkheimer
Written By: Heinrich Mann
Dramatised By: Patricia Hannah.
Director: David Jackson Young
Andrew: John Kielty
Adelheid: Joanna Tope
Louis: John Shedden
Kart: Simon Tatt
Dr Bedeiner: Ralph Raich
Lizzi: Vivienne Dixon
Diederich: Gregor Powrte
Friederich: Simon Donaldson
Asta: Lucy Paterson
Bienaimee: Gabriel Quigley
Heinrich Mann: James Bryce

: Open Book

Erin Riley presents a special edition of the programme, exploring the ritual of reading aloud. Producer Kirsty Pope Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Erin Riley
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Rites of Passage

2/6. Ian McMillan travels the length and breadth of the country, meeting people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives. Stonehenge. McMillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. He is initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter. Producer Geoff Bird Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Dirty Wars

1/2. Investigating the spread of the world's deadliest technologies, Allan Urry reveals the details of the international nuclear black-market that allowed Libya to develop its bomb. He also tells the inside story of the deal that brought Colonel Gaddafi in from the cold. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Talking to Myself

3/3. The last in a series in which three writers send a letterto themselves.
The poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch composes a letterto his younger self, who set out for Ireland from the USA aged 21. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Erin Riley

: Pick of the Week

Anthony Howard presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Mark Savage PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: The Archers

Emma chokes on her sentiments. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 38 Exclusive photos: page 24

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood visits the London Mela, the largest celebration of Asian music and culture outside the Indian subcontinent. Plus the second episode of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot , read by Theresa Gallagher. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Meg Cabot
Read By: Theresa Gallagher.

: Five Tales by RK Narayan

2/5. Father's Help. Swami tries toget out ofgoingto school on Monday morning by telling his father of his teacher's overuse of the cane on pupils who are late. But the plan backfires. Read by Paul Bhattacharjee. Producer Carol Bayne


Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.
Producer: Carol Bayne

: A World in Your Ear

2/6. Emily Buchanan eavesdrops on the best English-language radio around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

3/8. Michael Rosen explores the world of words, language and the way it is spoken. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Face the Facts

5/6. John Waite talks to the people who have been persecuted by animal-rights protestors - not for being cruel to animals but for doing business with those that have. Shortened repeat from Friday


Talks: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/9. Just Wars or Just More Wars? The Persian Gulf,
Kosovo, East Timor and Iraq have all shown that there is no longer an agreed means oftelling if a war is "just".
Now, terrorism, pre-emptive action and how we confront tyrannies have made it even more complicated. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks if we still need a concept of a just war and, if so, what practical form it can take. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Jonathan Beale previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Gallic Way
3/3. The BBC's Paris correspondent, Allan Little , explores the political culture Of France. Producer Jane Beresford
Editor John Evans The Gallic Way repeated on Wednesday at8.45pm


Unknown: Jonathan Beale
Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Ralph Steadman and Hugh Thomson talk to Sue
MacGregor about their favourite books. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Ralph Steadman
Unknown: Hugh Thomson

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Children's writer Anne Fine entertains an audience at the Swindon Literary Festival with her choice of favourite prose and poetry. Read by Jenny Coverack and Michael Elwyn. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Anne Fine
Read By: Jenny Coverack
Read By: Michael Elwyn.

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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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