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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St David 's Church, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: St David

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

One Starfish. Mark Tully celebrates the impact of tiny acts of compassion in the face of overwhelming odds. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

n New series 1/4. The Machair of the Western Isles
Brett Westwood visits South Harris to witness the magic of the machair: the unique coastal grasslands, rich in wildflowers, that form one of the rarest habitats in Europe. Producer Sandra Sykes


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Michael Morpurgo , the Children's Laureate, presents an appeal on behalf of Bag Books.
Donations: Freepost - Bag Books Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Father Terry Rafferty leads the mass from the church of St Patrick and St Colman, Tullylish, Co Down. The preacher is Fr Desmond Knowles. With Jubilus, the youth choir of Dromore diocese. Musical director Pat Taylor. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Father Terry Rafferty
Unknown: Fr Desmond Knowles.
Director: Pat Taylor.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: State of the Union

Paul Greenbergfrom Little Rock, Arkansas, with his reflections on everyday America. 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

Sue Lawley's guest on the mythical desert island is poet Jack Mapanje. Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened rpt Fri 9am


Unknown: Jack Mapanje.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/10. Corin Redgrave , Sue Limb, Laurence Boswell and Clive Coleman exchange quotations and anecdotes. Chaired by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: Laurence Boswell
Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: The Food Programme

European Obesity. Sheila Dillon asks how European food strategists are responding to the challenge of Obesity. Producer Sarah Tempest Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox.


Presenter: James Cox
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Will He Change His Socks?

Alex is a charming and gregarious 19-year-old who happens to have Down's syndrome. Felicity Finch follows his attempts to "sort my life out" and live as independently as possible. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Jane Ray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithmbank answers questions from gardeners in Somerset. And Anne offers the definitive guide to orchid care. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question lime. featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithmbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Shadows on the Landscape

3/5. The Wildwood and the Wolf. Dylan Winter visits the Borders of Scotland to learn about the restoration of a deforested valley back to a true wildwood, as it was when wolves ran there. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: L'Assommoir

2/3. Coupeau's drinking is becoming a problem and Gervaise gets into debt. She tries to forget her worries with a feast for her birthday, it's a riot of a success, until her former lover, Lantier, reappears. By Emile Zola, translated by Leonard Tancock and dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Emile Zola
Translated by: Leonard Tancock
Dramatised by: Diana Griffiths
Director: Pauline Harris
Narrator: David Bradley
Gervaise: Claire Goose
Coupeau: John Thomson
Lantier: Mark Bazeley
Goujet: Paul Thomas Hickey
Mme Lorilleaux: Brigit Forsyth
M Lorilleaux: Russell Dixon
Virginie: Deborah McAndrew
Mme Bouche: Siobhan Finneran
Bazouge/Mes-bottes: Seamus O'Neill
Mme Coupeau: Ann Rye
Mme Goujet: Janice McKenzie
M Poisson: David Crellin
Mme Putois: Esther Wilson
Clemence: Stephanie Laguna-Walker
Nana: Poppy Rush

: Open Book

American satirical novelist Carl Hiaasen talks to
Mariella Frostrup about his latest comic romp, Skinny Dip, which centres around the destruction of the Florida Everglades. Producer Erin Riley Repeated Thursday 4pm


Talks: Carl Hiaasen
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

5/6. Roger McGough presents poems on the weather by Thomas Hardy and William Howitt , and poems on the subject of poetry readings by DJ Enright and Basil Bunting. Plus a tribute to the late Michael Donaghy.
The readers are Alice Arnold , Sean Barrett and Bonnie Hurren. Producer Kate McAII Repeated Sat 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released, special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is now available on CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: William Howitt
Unknown: Basil Bunting.
Unknown: Michael Donaghy.
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.
Producer: Kate McAii

: File on 4

4/10. With bushmeat now big business, there's growing concern that the illegal trade could spread deadly diseases to humans and the animal population here. Angus Stickler investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Angus Stickler

: The Last Hitch-Hiker Rides Again

2/3. While continuing his attempt to hitch-hike from Miami to New York, Kevin Connolly dodges a fast-approaching hurricane, visits a roadhouse where the fizzy pop is served in goblets the size of fire bucket and the T-bone steaks are bigger than an elephant's ear. Producer Tony Grant Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: Pick of the Week

A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Matt gets a big fright.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39

: Go 4 It

For a report on the celebrations of Divali,
Barney Harwood goes to Leicester. Plus the second and final part of The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde , read by Joseph FienneS. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Read By: Joseph Fiennes.

: Four Stories by Helen Dunmore

2/4. Swimming Into the Millennium.
A middle-aged mother receives a gym subscription as an early Christmas present and finds herself seduced by the beauty and tranquillity of the almost deserted swimming pool. Read by Kathryn Hunt. Producer Katherine Beacon


Read By: Kathryn Hunt.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: Feedback

6/11. Listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. With Roger Bolton. 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

5/5. The double act of Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson, who from Twentieth Century Coyote to Bottom produced "grunge" comedy at its best, is showcased by Stuart Maconie.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

8/9. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. From the start of next year Europe's companies face big fines from the EU over excess emissions, but few British businesses seem prepared. It will only work if emissions are traded, but how does that work? Peter Day discovers a new industry and new type of salesman - the carbon trader. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Margin of Error
2/2. Peter Snow examines the world of political opinion polling.
Editor Terry Dignan Margin of Error repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Peter Snow
Editor: Terry Dignan Margin

: The Learning Curve

5/10. 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

: The Living Tradition

Britain's oldest folk festival, the Sidmouth
International Festival, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Mike Harding hears from generations of folkie families who have taken part, including Martin and Eliza Carthy. Producer Nick Barrraclough


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Eliza Carthy.
Producer: Nick Barrraclough

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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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