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: World news

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct, London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Can imagination be taught? Poet Douglas Dunn , professor of creative writing at St Andrews University, ponders the matter. Producer Matt Thompson Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Producer: Matt Thompson Rptd

: On Your Farm

2/7. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

The vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Rev Nicholas Holtam , appeals on behalf of the church's social work. Donations: St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal, [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: Trafalgar Square. London
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

For Advent. From St David 's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire. The Rev Gethin Abraham-Williams explores the theme of discovering the truth. Led by the Dean, the Very Rev Wyn Evans. Director of music Tim Noon.


Unknown: St David
Unknown: Gethin Abraham-Williams
Unknown: Wyn Evans.
Music: Tim Noon.

: A View from

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: Received with Thanks: the Story Behind the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

For more than 70 years, Radio 4 has broadcast an appeal at Christmas on behalf of St Martin-in-the-Fields, a church that has helped thousands of homeless people. John Waite meets some of those who benefited from last year's appeal.

(Repeated at 5.40pm and on Thursday at 3.45pm)


Presenter: John Waite
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Bobby Robson , former manager of Newcastle United Football Club, talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened at 9am


Unknown: Sir Bobby Robson

: Quote.... Unquote

10/10. Clive Coleman , Sue Limb, Laurence Boswell and Corin Redgrave exchange favourite quotations. Repeated from Monday
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from more than 21 years of Quote.... Unquote, selected and introduced by Nigel Rees , are now available on audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Laurence Boswell
Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Food Programme

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Sheila Dillon feast on the foods produced by the winners of the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
Producer Margaret Collins Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


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

2/3. The Dunlop family swapped a vegetable farm in Northern Ireland for a cereal farm in the heart ofthe Canadian grain belt. Countryman Johnny Scott discovers how they're coping with the differences in culture and in temperatures. Producer ClareCsonka


Unknown: Johnny Scott

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


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

: Who Ate All the Pies?

3/5. Does anyone eat Sussex churdles anymore?
Ian McMillan continues his nationwide search for pies, with this look at the recipe of liver, bacon, vegetables with a cheese topping that is undergoing something of a revival. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Classic Serial: The Pickwick Papers

"A full and faithful report of the perambulations, perils and travels of the Pickwick Club."
Samuel Pickwick and his friends set out on a journey to discover their world in Charles Dickens 's humorous and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad.
Rptd Saturday 9pm


Dramatised by: Michael Eaton
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Jane Morgan
Mr Pickwick: Timothy Spall
Mrs Bardell: Sue Johnstone
Jingle: Jasper Britton
Tupman: Toby Jones
Snodgrass: Robert Portal
Winkle: John McAndrew
Squire Wardle: Gawn Grainger
Old Mrs Wardle: Angela Pleasence
Miss Rachell: Julie Legrand
Emily: Katie Foster-Barnes
Arabella: Lucy Davenport
The Fat Boy: Aaron Johnson
Sam: Burn Gorman
Perker: Philip Voss
Tommy: Joseph Gritt

: Bookclub

One of Britain's most popular poets, Carol Ann Duffy, talks to James Naughtie about her inventive and funny collection, The World's Wife. A mixture of history lesson, fairy tale and modern-day domestic tragedy, it tells the stories of Mrs Aesop, Mrs Darwin, Anne Hathaway and Queen Kong, among others. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm. January's Bookclub: White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Carol Ann Duffy's The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High is the Afternoon Play on Tuesday at 2.15pm


Guest: Carol Ann Duffy
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Words on Film

Christopher Cook looks at the relationship between poetry and film to see how films using poetry have changed and what they are trying to achieve now. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

9/10. With the Government accused of back-tracking on its own anti-corruption rules, is enough being done to keep business clean? Fran Abrams investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Pick of the Week

Ernie Rea 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: Ernie Rea
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Kenton gets the boot.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 41

: Go 4 It

A reindeer herd in the Cairngorms in Scotland gets a visit from the children's programme's nature reporter, Caroline Williams. Plus the third episode of the story The Invasion of the Blobheads by Paul Stewart. Producer Jane Chambers


Reporter: Caroline Williams.
Unknown: Paul Stewart.

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

3/5. Patrick Stewart continues to read from
Priestley's wartime observations, with a 1940 broadcast that compared the Second World War with the writer's experiences of the First World War.
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Emma Harding


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

: Feedback

11/11. Listeners' 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.

: Word of Mouth

1/7. Music, poetry, plain English and beekeeping are among the topics for linguistic investigation by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/8. The Economy on the Couch. Diane Coyle looks at what economics is now learning from psychology and the Strange ways we behave. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Triumphs and Disasters
New series 1/3. Ribble Valley, 1991. The story behind famous by-election campaigns, as told by Steve Richards.
Editor Terry Dignan Triumphs and Disasters repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Told By: Steve Richards.
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

10/10. With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Rada - 100 Years On

2/3. Following two students as they train at the famous drama school. With Adrian Lester.


Presenter: Adrian Lester.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: News

: News

: Everywoman

: News

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Mary Reilly
Valerie Martin 's imaginative reworking of a Victorian classic, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , read by Finty Williams (1/10)


Unknown: Mary Reilly
Unknown: Valerie Martin
Unknown: Mr Hyde
Read By: Finty Williams

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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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