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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of Saints Peter and Paul,
Kingsbury, Warwickshire.


Unknown: Saints Peter

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

For What We Give Thanks. In the week of Thanksgiving festival, Fergal Keane explores the rituals and meaning Of gratitude. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Living World

4/4. The Oak Tree Planters. In a Worcestershire wood, Brett Westwood watches jays flying across a meadow to bury acorns. Those acorns that are left, grow on, so increasing the oak WOOd up the hill. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Brett Westwood
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

Terry Wogan appeals on behalf of Children in Need. Donations: [address removed] Phone: [number removed] Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

"Wisdom to live by" is the theme of this service, which comes from the London School of Theology, Northwood, Middlesex. Proverbs 30, wl-7. Led by Linda Barclay. Preacher Rev Dr Derek Tidbal. Musical director Christopher Redgate. Producer Philip Biiison


Unknown: Linda Barclay.
Unknown: Dr Derek Tidbal.
Director: Christopher Redgate.
Producer: Philip Biiison

: A View from ...

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 invites another castaway to select their favourite recordings to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle at 9am


Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Quote.... Unquote

8/10. Gerry Anderson , George Bain , Nuala McKeever and Anne Tannahill exchange quotations and anecdotes. From the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. With Nigel Rees. The reader is Sally Grace. RptdfromMon


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: George Bain
Unknown: Nuala McKeever
Unknown: Anne Tannahill
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Sally Grace.

: The Food Programme

Cracking open the history of almond, Sheila Dillon discovers the most important nut in world commerce. Producer Katy Wright Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Katy Wright

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - It's AllDown to Ben

Nicky and Dave Potts love their son, Ben, a heroin addict who has been taking drugs since the age of 14. Their love means sometimes excluding him from the family home and refusing to stand bail. Ben, Nicky and Dave talk frankly about the rollercoaster nature of their lives. Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Dave Potts
Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Nigel Acheson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering horticultural queries in Cumbria are Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie and Matthew Biggs. And at


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs.

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor at 3pm
BBC AUDIO: 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]


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Who Ate All the Pies?

New series 1/5. Melton Mowbray , home of an upwardly mobile pork pie, is the first destination for Ian McMillan as he travels the country sampling five different varieties of one of his favourite foods - the pie. He meets the people who make them and probes the history of this humble comestible, producer Julian May Ian McMillan and the life of pie: page 129


Unknown: Melton Mowbray
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Julian May
Producer: Ian McMillan

: Classic Serial: Indiana

2/2. By George Sand. Indiana, a young Creole, who is married to a much older man, risks everything for love but discovers that handsome Raymon's ideas are very different to her own. Winsome Pinnock's dramatisation marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Sand.
Director Claire Grove Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Narrator: Kate Buffery
Indiana: Helen Longworth
Raymon: Paul Rhys
Colonel Delmare: Philip Voss
Noun Ndidi: Del Fattil
Ralph: Paul Panting
Mme de Ramiere: Richenda Carey
M Hubert: Andrew Harrison
Cpt Random: Philip Fox

: Open Book

Writers, abridgers and readers discuss their crafts and recommend their favourite audiobooks. Presented by Mariella FrOStrup. Producer Karen Holden RptdThu4pm


Presented By: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Karen Holden

: From Essex to the Alps

The open skies of the flatlands of East Anglia have always been creatively stimulating for poet Lavinia Greenlaw. So why have writers of the last three centuries been repeatedly drawn to mountains, specifically the Alps? Ruskin, Shelley, DH Lawrence and WH Auden, among many, have poetically tried to scale the peaks. But don't the Alps get in the way of the view? With contributions from climber/critic Robert Macfarlane , the Swiss poet/rapper Raphael Urweider and the ghosts of Heidi and The Sound of Music. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Robert MacFarlane
Unknown: Raphael Urweider
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

7/10. With the European Union considering new legislation that would require tests for thousands of chemicals in regular use, Jenny Cuffe asks how much we really know about the long-term risks from some of the substances that are contained in almost everything we buy. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: On Being Selfish

2/3. Family Lore. When does the egocentric child become the selfish teenager? Is it only when they become parents themselves? AC Grayling and Michael Rosen try to provide a few answers. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Pick of the Week

Allan Little presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio Over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Beth gets inquisitive.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 45

: Go 4 It

Fancy joining a gospel choir? That's exactly what David McFetridge does in this week's children's programme. Plus there's a story competition, which is beingjudged by the author Jacqueline Wilson. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: David McFetridge
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson.

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

1/5. The humanity and passion of Priestley's wartime observations fired the imagination of many when they were broadcast in 1940. Patrick Stewart reads the first of these "postscripts", which reflects on the evacuation of Dunkirk. Abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Feedback

9/11. 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.

: The Private World of Kenneth Williams

3/3. The Just a Minute Years. More excerpts from the Kenneth Williams Diaries, read by David Benson. Including archive recordings of the comic actor's performances. Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Read By: David Benson.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/8. Eyes Wide Shut? Martin Jacques asks whether Europe is in danger of becoming introverted and provincial, and what that could mean for the Continent's future. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Martin Jacques

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events
10.45 The Week According to
3/8. Kevin Maguire presents a humorous look back at the political week. Producer Alison Macdonald
Editor Terry Dignan The Week According to repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Kevin Maguire
Producer: Alison MacDonald
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

8/10. 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 Dynamics of Music

Paul Robertson explores the emotional intensity of Beethoven's late string quartets. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Paul Robertson
Producer: Paul Evans

: News

: News

: Everywoman

: News

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

The Remains of the Day (6/10) by Kazuo Ishiguro , read by John Moffatt


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Read By: John Moffatt

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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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