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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

To Hate Oneself. Considering the tortured path than can lead people to a place of self-loathing, Fergal Keane asks whether this might, on occasion, be a creative force. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

New series 1/7. Meeting people who live the Country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Writer Benjamin Zephaniah appeals on behalf of Inquest Charitable Trust, which gives free legal advice to bereaved people about the inquest system.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Advent Promise. In the first of several special programmes for Advent, the Very Rev Prof Alan Main offers some words of promise to prepare for the birth of the Saviour. Reading: Luke 1, w26-35. From King's s College Chapel in the University of Aberdeen, led by the chaplain, the Rev Easter Smart, with the chapel choir directed by Roger Williams. Producer mo McCuiiough


Unknown: Prof Alan Main
Directed By: Roger Williams.
Producer: Mo McCuiiough

: 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

The artist Tracey Emin , who specialises in autobiographical art, such as Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-95 and My Bed, talks to Sue Lawley about how she would survive on the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle (Shortened)


Artist: Tracey Emin

: Quote.... Unquote

9/10. Philippa Gregory , Alain de Botton , Philip Henser and Robin Oakley exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes at the British Library, London. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Chris Emmett. Rptd from Mon


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Alain de Botton
Unknown: Philip Henser
Unknown: Robin Oakley
Unknown: Chris Emmett.

: The Food Programme

Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Sheila Dillon reveal the winners of this year's BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
Producer Margaret Collins Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor coiin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Pastures New

1/3. Another chance to hear this series in which sheep farmer and countryman Johnny Scott meets British farming families who have relocated abroad and discovers how they're coping. First, a couple who exchanged a small dairy farm in Lancashire for one in the heart of France. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Johnny Scott
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering horticultural queries in Devon are Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithinbank , Eric Robson is in the chair.
And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
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]


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

: Who Ate All the Pies?

2/5. This week Ian McMillan 's in Greenwich, London, at Goddard's Pie House, where he's initiated into the culinary mastery of pie, mash and liquor, and discovers that there are secrets about this traditional London fare thatjust Can't be revealed. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Classic Serial: Black Beauty

Anna Sewell's 1877 classic, which attempted to change careless attitudes towards horses in 19th-century England. A well-bred horse starts out in a good stable, with friends Ginger and Merrylegs, but gradually comes down in the world, his health failing because of overwork and his spirit almost broken. Dramatised by Katie Hims.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)

Black Beauty in harness was one of the images Anna Sewell hoped would improve the way we treat horses

Black Beauty 3.00pm R4
Somehow over the years and the many TV and film versions of this story, Black Beauty has been turned into a kind of equestrian Lassie: "What's that, Beauty? The children are stuck in the disused mine?" But this new dramatisation by Katie Hims goes back to the source and deliciously proves to be a little nastier than you might have expected. Told by Adam Godley as the horse himself, it's faithful to Anna Sewell's book, which she wrote specifically to alter the way we saw horses and so change how we treated them. As Douglas Adams once wrote, "It's difficult to be sat on all day by some other creature without forming an opinion of them." William Gallagher


Author: Anna Sewell
Dramatised by: Katie Hims.
Director: Liz Webb
Black Beauty: Adam Godley
Beauty's mother Ndidi: Del Fatti
Ginger: Liza Sadovy
Merrylegs: Jason Chan
John: Ewan Bailey
Squire Gordon: Loan Meredith
Lady Gordon: Helen Longworth
Joe: Stuart McLoughlin
York: Stephen Hogan
Reuben: Jon Glover
Jerry: Robert Hastie
Larry: Philip Fox

: Open Book

SAS-man turned bestselling author Andy McNab , whose new novel is set in war-torn Baghdad, joins Mariella Frostrup. Producer Erin Riley Rptd Thursday 4pm


Unknown: Andy McNab
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Erin Riley Rptd

: Poems for Infant Minds

How did we get from the finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th centuries, which warned girls and boys against being naughty, to the zany nonsense of the last century? And has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much? Poet/presenter Nigel Forde takes a look at a huge range of writers, including sisters Anne and Jane Taylor , whose anthology of 1804 gave this programme its title. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Presenter: Nigel Forde
Presenter: Jane Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: File on 4

8/10. The Prime Minister's big idea for secondary education is the replacement of failing schools in deprived areas with independent academies. But will the millions of pounds being invested benefit the pupils most in need? With reporter Gerry Northam. Rptd from Tue


Reporter: Gerry Northam.

: On Being Selfish

3/3. A Good Deed and a Hot Bath. With the help of philosopher AC Grayling and listeners' own accounts of selfishness, Michael Rosen ponders whether the truly selfish person is really a self-regarding loner or the best-equipped individual to survive in modern society. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Pick of the Week

Graeme Garden 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: Graeme Garden
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Kathy breathes a sigh of relief.
For cast see page 48 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 47

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood gets behind a potter's wheel and creates some Scottish pottery. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Barney Harwood

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

2/5. A selection of JB Priestley's Postscripts - short talks originally broadcast in 1940 - read by Patrick Stewart. Today: a wartime outing to Margate. Abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Emma Harding


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

: Feedback

10/11. 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 Husky Betty Marsden

Another chance to hear Chris Neill's tribute to Round the Horne star Betty Marsden, who died six years ago.


Presenter: Chris Neill
Producer: Karl Phillips

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

3/8. Where Have All the Liberals Gone? Right and left seem to agree that when it comes to law and order we need more sticks and fewer carrots. Historian
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks whether the liberal consensus has vanished for ever. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Week According to
Michael Brown presents a humorous look back at the political events of the week.
Editor Terry Dignan The Week According to repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Michael Brown
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

9/10. With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Rada -100 Years On

1/3. Following two students as they train at the country's foremost drama school, founded in 1904. With Adrian Lester. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Adrian Lester.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: News

: Everywoman

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Two Sides of the Moon, by David Scott and Alexei Leonov (1/5)


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Alexei Leonov

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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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