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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael's. Whichford, Warwickshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

In Conversation. Mark Tully considers the arguably vital importance of conversation: oftalking in a way that is significantly different from discussion or debate. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: On Your Farm

4/7. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Susannah Harker appeals on behalf of of the Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society.
Donations: [address removed] - AT Credrt cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Susannah Harker
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Steadfast Faith. Monsignor Bill Nix leads a Eucharist from Brentwood Cathedral in which the Bishop ot
Brentwood, the Rt Rev Thomas McMahon , explores the meaning of faith in the context of this harvest season. Director of music Andrew Wright. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Monsignor Bill Nix
Unknown: Thomas McMahon
Music: Andrew Wright.
Producer: Janet McLarty

: State Of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Zoologist and broadcaster Desmond Morris , author of The Naked Ape, is Sue Lawley's guest on the desert island. Some of his less well-known achievements and interests include many exhibitions of his paintings and being elected vice-chairman of Oxford United football club in 1978. Producer Lisa jenkinson Shortened


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote.... Unquote

1/10. Minette Walters , Julian Fellowes ,
Simon Fanshawe and Clive Aslet exchange favounte quotations and anecdotes. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Minette Walters
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Clive Aslet
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: The Food Programme

Honey. Sheila Dillon studies the art of apiary.
Producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Sunday Best: It's My Story: Michael and George

When George Edwards , a profoundly deaf little boy struggling in a mainstream primary school, met new teaching assistant Michael Fowkes , both their lives were changed for ever. producer James Crawford


Unknown: When George Edwards
Unknown: Michael Fowkes
Producer: James Crawford

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness are atthe visitor attraction of Rheged the Upland Kingdom Discovery Centre, in Cumbria. At the GQT garden
Matthew Biggs explains how to create a habitat to overwinter beneficial wildlife, Bunny Guinness tests the theory and practice of using green manures and John Cushnie reveals how to get roses for free. Eric Robson is in the chair And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
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 orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Five Gardens of Italy

5/5 Bomarzo The Garden of Monsters and Mystery at
Bomarzo is one of the most eccentric in Italy: part theme park, part literary fantasy and part pleasure garden. Susan Marling pays a visit. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: The Spire

2/2 William Golding's powerful portrait of obsession continues Dean Jocelin forces up a towering 400ft folly - a new spire on his foundation-less cathedral - that brings him into conflict with those around him as every stone is raised. Dramatised by Gary Brown.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: William Golding
Dramatised by: Gary Brown.
Producer/Director: Susan Roberts
Jocelin: Oliver Cotton
Roger: John McArdle
Rachel: Kathryn Hunt
Goody/Angel: Deborah McAndrew
Pangall: Russell Dixon
Jehan/Demon: Deka Walmsley
Father Anselm: David Fleeshman
Chancellor/Commissionner/Gilbert: Rob Pickavance
Father Adam: Lloyd Peters
Lady Alison/Woman: Brigit Forsyth
Young Goody: Rosie Fleeshman

: These I Have Loved: 25 Years of Poetry Please

To mark a quarter of a century in which Poetry Please has been responding to listeners' requests for favourite poetry, Roger McGough picks some highlights from the programme's unique archive of readings by actors and poets and looks at how the appetite for poetry has changed over the years.
Producer Sara Davies Shortened Keeping poetry alive: page 37


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Sara Davies

: Gerrymandering

In the past five years the practice of gerrymandering
- redrawing electoral districts for political advantage-has run wild in America. It is now estimated that only five percent of Congressional seats are seriously competitive. Presenter James Silver looks at why this is happening and what it means for democracy in America. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: James Silver

: A Rose for Reuben and Other Stories

New series 1/3. Robert Rietti recounts the tales of individual survivors of the Holocaust in his inspiring talks around the themes of love, peace and reconciliation. The first tells the story of Reuben, a gentle Jewish cap-maker and a German refugee, whose dreams of becoming a florist are thwarted by his wife. Producer Nicola Barranger Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Robert Rietti

: Pick of the Week

Olivia O'Leary presents her selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Alistair plays the hero at Brookfield.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 42

: Go 4 K

Barney Harwood goes back in time to a Victorian school in the East End of London. Plus a reading of Terry Deary 's Horrible Histories: The Vile Victorians. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Terry Deary

: Poste Restante

3/5. The Prime of Joyce Emily Hammond
Ayoung runaway longs for a letter from her inspirational teacher as she waits in the blazing Seville sun. By Charlotte Hobson , read by Vicki Liddelle. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Joyce Emily Hammond
Unknown: Charlotte Hobson
Read By: Vicki Liddelle.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Feedback

2/11. Roger Bolton with listeners'opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Double Trouble

1/5. In the first of a series on comedy double acts, Stuart Maconie looks at the lives and careers of Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane , otherwise known as Old Mother Riley and Kitty. It's the tale of the tempestuous relationship between a Lincolnshire lad and his Irish beauty that spanned nearly 40 years. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Arthur Lucan
Unknown: Kitty McShane
Unknown: Mother Riley
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business: Connections

4/9. When you join up the internet with phones, home computers and even household gadgets, the result is a new wired-up world. Then use wireless to take away the wires. Peter Day looks at what's happening as technologies converge. Repeated from Thursday


Presenter: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley sets the scene at the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth.
10.45 Walden: Reminisces
New series 1/3. The veteran journalist and Labour parliamentarian Brian Walden talks about the highs and lows of his political career. Tonight he focuses on race issues at the time of Enoch Powell 's "rivers of blood" speech. Editor Terry Dignan Walden : Reminisces rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Talks: Brian Walden
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Editor: Terry Dignan Walden

: The Learning Curve

1/10. 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

: Voyeurs and Visionaries

1/4. Francine Stock investigates the appeal of celebrity and the effect that the obsession with stars has on the psyche and on culture. The first in a series reporting on the influence films have on all aspects of modern life. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

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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.

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.

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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.

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