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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Shields. Mark Tully considers the ways we protect ourselves from misfortune, from other religions, ana from God. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Living World

4/4. Hoverflies. Though they have no sting, these insects are often mistaken for bees and wasps. Brett Westwood joins a hoverfly expertto look for some of our most interesting species. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio4Appeal

An appeal by Alice Beer on behalf of BREAK, a charity that offers short breaks to those with learning ana physical disabilities.
Donations: BREAK, [address removed] Credit cards. [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Alice Beer
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

The Rev Deirdre Brower and Andrew Graystone reflect on the Biblical concept of "shalom" in our lives. With the Manchester Chamber Choir. Producer simonvivian


Unknown: Deirdre Brower
Unknown: Andrew Graystone

: State of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Fi Gloverwith the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: International CricketEngland v India

From the Oval, the third and final game in this oneway international series. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert analysis from Angus Fraser and Mike Gatting. Including a News summary at 2.20pm.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Gatting.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Reunion .

5/6. In the spring of 1975, Prime Minister Harold Wilson called for Britain's first ever referendum on the subject of our membership of the European Community. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the leading campaigners on both sides of the vote. Producer Louise Adamson


Unknown: Harold Wilson
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Dead Ringers Special

The multi-award-winning sketch show, starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry , Kevin Connelly and Phil Cornwall. Repeated from Monday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Episodes from both the BBC Radio 4 and TV series, featuring Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens. are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Phil Cornwall.
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: The Food Programme

Pubcos. Andrew Jefford investigates the power of the big pub companies and finds out who is really behind them. Producer Sarah Tempest Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor peter Rippon


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Sunday Best: Fabulous Flops

1/4. The Dancers. Bitter, bitchy, funny and informative, this series celebrates the worst musicals ever to grace the stage. Including Bordello, Maybe That's YourProblem and Twang! With Paul Roseby. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Paul Roseby.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by visitors to the National Amateur Gardening Show at Shepton Mallet in Somerset. Chaired by Eric Robson. And at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor 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] Bluebell and snowdrop bulbs offer: page 35


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

: Five Gardens of Italy

1/5 The Villa d'Este. To celebrate the grand and culturally significant gardens of Italy, Susan Marling Visits the Villa d'Este at Tivoli. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: The Diary of a Nobody

1/2. A sharp satire of Victorian suburban values, in which a man of modest ambition decides that although he isn't a "somebody" he should keep a diary for posterity. Written by George and Weedon Grossmith. Dramatised by Kelvin Segger. Pianist Paul Herbert Director Jenny Stephens Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Weedon Grossmith.
Dramatised By: Kelvin Segger.
Pianist: Paul Herbert
Director: Jenny Stephens
Charles: Stephen Tompklnson
Carrie: Annette Badland
Lupin: Bertie Carvel
George: Nell Salvage
Mr Perkupp: John Rowe
Mr Farmerson: Alexander Delamere
Mr Borset: Stephen Crane
Mr Merton: Lennox Greaves
Mrs James: Charlotte West-Oram
Mrs Jubb: Charlotte West-Oram

: Bookclub

American writer Paul Auster discusses the three novels - assembled as The New York Trilogy - that made his name. Presented by James Naughtie. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
October Bookclub: How the Dead Live by Will Self


Guest: Paul Auster
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Rites of Passage

4/6. Ian McMillan meets people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives. Changing Schools. McMillan visits Year 6 at Hoyland Springwood Primary School in Barnsley, Yorkshire, where he encourages the children to write a poem about goingupto "big" school. Producer Liz Leonard Rptd Sat 11.30pm


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Liz Leonard Rptd

: Chirac's New Backyard

1/2. Algeria. Allan Little visits Algiers to discoverwhat people think of President Chirac. Did their past experience as colonisers in Algeria teach the French how to manage Change peacefully in this region? Repeatedfrom Tuesday

: Congo Story

2/2. The Nyankunde massacre is the worst documented atrocity of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A nurse who stayed to look after the patients on his ward during those events tells his remarkable story of survival and hope. Producer Anna Fowler Repeated Sat 5.45am


Producer: Anna Fowler

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Tom gets a reality check.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36
Digital radio offer: page 114

: Go 4 It

More about mountain biking and the fourth episode of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot , read by Teresa Gallagher. Presented by David McFetridge. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Meg Cabot
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Presented By: David McFetridge.

: Five Tales by RK Narayan

4/5. The Antidote. A film director is convinced that a character must die in his film; however, the actor playing the role has a very different idea. Read by Paul Bhattacharjee. Producer Carol Bayne


Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.
Producer: Carol Bayne

: A World in Your Ear

4/6. Aural delights from English-language radio stations around the world, with Emily Buchanan. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Michael Rosen presents the programme that celebrates words and language. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

9/9. Some More Equal. Diane Coyle weighs political correctness against profits in the arguments for more equality and diversity in the workplace. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Winning the Peace
2/2. Military historian John Keegan , with Lord Healey and Lord Carrington, looks at how difficult it is to win the peace. He also looks at what today's politicians can learn from the Second World War generation.
Editor John Evans Winning the Peace repeated on Wednesday at8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: John Keegan
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Journalists Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Simon Barnes talk to Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

4/5. Entrepreneur and bookseller Philip Blackwell is joined by actors Anton Lesser and Alice Arnold at the original branch of Blackwell's in Oxford as they celebrate 125 years in the book business. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Philip Blackwell
Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Alice Arnold

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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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