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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Exeter Cathedral.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Building Soul. Mike Wooldridge on the spirituality of architecture. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

3/7. 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 Appeal

Imelda Staunton appeals on behalf of the National Deaf Children's Society.
Send donations to: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Awaiting the Kingdom. In a service for Advent from the Great Hall of Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, Father Alex McAllister and Janet McNicholas explore the promise of God's kingdom. Isaiah 35, wl-6, 10; Matthew 11, w2-ll. With the Exultate Singers, directed by David Ogden. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Father Alex McAllister
Unknown: Janet McNicholas
Directed By: David Ogden.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A View from ...

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Mark Mardell with the week's news stories.
Editor Richard Clark


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to another castaway.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

1/6. Linda Smith is joined by regulars Tim Brooke -Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden at the Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the Chair, With Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden

: The Food Programme

A review of the best of the year's cookbooks, with Sheila Dillon. Producer Sarah Tempest Extended rpt tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Pastures New

3/3. Countryman Johnny Scott meets Jim and Jean Davidson who, after farming on the Scottish borders on land that had been in the family for generations, emigrated to New Zealand and now own a sheep farm in the Wairarapa region of North Island. One year on, how are they meeting the challenge of their new life on the other side of the world? Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Johnny Scott
Unknown: Jean Davidson
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering queries at Lisvane Community Association Gardening Club, near Cardiff, are John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew. 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: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew.
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Who Ate All the Pies?

4/5. What were the origins of the bridie? Ian McMillan finds out when he visits Forfar, where Bill McLaren 's family has been baking bridies since 1893. And poet WN Herbert introduces McMillan to the infinite variety of Scottish pies, including such delights as the baked-bean pie and the macaroni stovie. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Introduces: Wn Herbert

: Classic Serial: The Pickwick Papers

2/4. "Too full of adventures to be briefly described. Charles Dickens 's comic and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad. Dramatised by Michael Eaton and starring Timothy Spall and Sue Johnstone.
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Jane Morgan Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Michael Eaton
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Unknown: Sue Johnstone.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Jane Morgan
Mr Pickwick: Timothy Spall
Mrs Bardell: Sue Johnstone
Jingle: Jasper Britton
Job Trotter: John Tams
Sam: Burn Gorman
Tony: Michael Jayston
Mother-in-law: Lynne Farleigh
Stiggins: Jack Shepherd
Snodgrass: Robert Portal
Tupman: Toby Jones
Winkle: John McAndrew
Squire Wardle: Gawn Grainger
Perker: Philip Voss
Mrs Raddle: Angela Pleasence
Mrs Cluppins: Lynne Miller
Tommy: Joseph Gritt
Nuppkins: Philip Fox
Mary: Rhlannon Oliver
Headmistress: Julie Legrand

: Open Book

Award-winning writer Annie Proulx talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Annie Proulx
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

New series 1/9. In the return of the poetry request programme, Roger McGough introduces poems by Carol Ann Duffy , Coleridge, Ken Smith and Jenny Joseph. Readers are Bonnie Hurren and David Collins. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Ken Smith
Readers: Jenny Joseph.
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: David Collins.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

10/10. Around two-thirds of British military deaths in Iraq were caused by friendly fire, faulty equipment, poor training and other factors. Now families of victims are accusing the Ministry of Defence of covering up its failings. Julian O'Halloran reports. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Chalkface Goes Further

New series 1/3. Two teachers in further education are given a chance to celebrate their chosen career and recall those moments that encapsulate why they remain committed to working at the "chalkface". Producer Julian Wilkinson Repeated on Saturday at 5.45pm


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Pick of the Week

John Waite 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: John Waite
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Ian and Adam make a big decision.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 41

: Go 4 It

Celebrating Christmas the Jacobean way,
Barney Harwood visits Hampton Court where he meets some food archaeologists. Plus the last episode of The
Invasion of the Blobheads by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Paul Stewart
Unknown: Chris Riddell.

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

4/5. Patrick Stewart continues to read from
Priestley's wartime observations originally broadcast in 1940. Today he looks back to the very first day of the Second World War. Abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Emma Harding


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

: A World in Your Ear

1/6. In another series featuring the best of English-language radio from around the world, Rosie Goldsmith asks what it takes to win the prestigious Prix Europa. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

2/7. Another edition of the programme that opens the door on words, language and the way we speak. Hosted 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

5/8. The Old Rame Reaches Out? President Bush says he wants to work afresh with old allies.
Quentin Peel examines whether, in the the light of the euro and closer European defence co-operations, the US will work with Europeans or pick its friends as it chooses. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Quentin Peel

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Triumphs and Disasters
2/3. The story behind the 1986 by-election for Fulham, 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

: A Good Read

1/10. Art meets science when musician Mike Harding and Professor Susan Greenfield join Sue MacGregorto discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Musician: Mike Harding
Musician: Professor Susan Greenfield

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Rada - 100 Years On: 3

After three years at drama school Daniel and Georgina are about to become professional actors. Adrian Lester looks at their final weeks.



Presenter: Adrian Lester
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: News

: News

: Everywoman

: News

: Hello World

Analysis of celebrity culture.

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf: MaryReilly

(6/10) by Valerie Martin. Innovative take on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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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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