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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Westminster Abbey.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Discernment. Just how can we make the best decisions about our lives, actions and relationships?
Rosemary Hartill investigates. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/7. 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

Toyah Willcox appeals on behalf of Inspire (Integrated Spinal Rehabilitation), which aims to improve the quality of life for people suffering from spinal injury.
Donations: [address removed], with Inspire marked on the back of the envelope Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Speaker: Toyah Willcox
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Alpha and Omega. Choral matins from St Mary's Church in Bowdon, Cheshire. Led by the Rev Keith Hine with an address by reader Clair Jaquiss. Hymns include Love
Came Down at Christmas, Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendour, and Of the Father's Love Begotten.
Readings: Jeremiah 31, vv7-14; John 1, vv10-18.


Reader: Clair Jaquiss
Music: Sasha Johnson Manning
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A View from ...

Repeated from New Year's Eve

: Broadcasting House

Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Fi Glover
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Carlos Acosta , the Cuban ballet dancer, talks to Sue Lawley.


Unknown: Carlos Acosta

: Best of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 2004

A personal pick from Humphrey Lyttelton, with guest panellists Jeremy Hardy, Tony Hawks, Jack Dee, Linda Smith and Andy Hamilton joining regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. With Colin Sell. Repeated from Monday.
BBC AUDIO: Selections from the award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are now available on CD and audio cassette from [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed].


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Jeremy Hardy
Panellist: Jack Dee
Panellist: Linda Smith
Panellist: Andy Hamilton
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon discovers the importance of the herring and finds out why it's such a healthy and versatile food. Producers Margaret Collins and Sarah Tempest Extended rpt tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: We Built the Mersey Tunnel, Boys

The Mersey Tunnel is one of the most pioneering construction projects of the modern age. Among those paying tribute are Peter Sissons , George Melly and many who were there on the day the tunnel opened in 1934. With Stewart Henderson. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: David Prest

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team, Roy Lancaster, John Cushnie, Matthew Biggs, Pippa Greenwood and Tony Russell, answer questions about gardening. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
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 [web address removed]. Call [number removed]


Panellist: Roy Lancaster
Panellist: John Cushnie
Panellist: Matthew Biggs
Panellist: Pippa Greenwood
Panellist: Tony Russell
Chair: Eric Robson

: Cookbooks That Changed the World

1/5. Ben Rogers tells the stories of five cookbooks that shaped cultures and still remain influential today.
Lushi Chunqiu. An ancient Chinese book that contains some of the founding principles of Chinese cookery. Producer Dave Battcock


Unknown: Ben Rogers
Unknown: Lushi Chunqiu.
Producer: Dave Battcock

: Classic Serial: Lucinda Brayford

New series 1/3. The story of a beautiful and wealthy Australian girl who marries into the English aristocracy. By Martin Boyd, dramatised by Elspeth Sandys.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Martin Boyd
Dramatised by: Elspeth Sandys
Producer/Director: Janet Whitaker
Lucinda: Juliet Aubrey
Hugo: Jonathan Firth
Julie: Angela Pleasence
Fred: James Laurenson
Lydia: Abigail McKern
Lady Wendale: Eleanor Bron
Marian: Penelope Wilton
Arthur: Michael Cochrane
Vane: Nick Boulton
Chapman: David Timpson
Tony: Matt Day
Watteau: Miranda Barber

: Bookclub

Zadie Smith talks to a group of readers about White Teeth, her debut novel addressing contemporary race issues, which she wrote when she was 26.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
February's Bookclub: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson


Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Bill Bryson

: Poetry Please

4/9. Poetry for children, including nonsense verse, Edwin Morgan 's The Loch Ness Monster's Song, limericks by Lewis Carroll, TS Eliot on an unpredictable cat, and a cautionary verse by Hilaire Belloc. Presented by Roger McGough. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from [Web Address Removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc.
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Where Have All the Young Men Gone?

The last census counted a million fewer people than expected in the UK - and it was mainly young men who had vanished. Jo Glanville investigates the mysteries of the 2001 census and searches for the disappearing male population. Producer Anna Raphael


Unknown: Jo Glanville
Producer: Anna Raphael

: Japanese Reflections

New series 1/3. The economic miracle in Japan is over, and in 2005 the nation faces the memory of several haunting anniversaries. In this series of letters from Japan, six writers reflect on these events and consider what role they play in the Japanese mindset of today, beginning with the day the atom bomb fell on Hiroshima - and the legacy of the American occupation that followed. Producer Emma Wallace Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Producer: Emma Wallace

: Pick of the Week

A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week.
Phone: [number removed]
Fax: [number removed]
Email: [Address Removed]


Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Fallon starts to lose her patience.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Go 4 It

From the history of toothpaste to Eminem, the children's magazine programme covers the lot. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producer Chris Wilson


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Jigs and Reels

2/5. Last Train to Dogtown. An award-winning author finds himself stranded in an old Western story he never quite completed. By Joanne Harris, read by Jack Davenport. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Read By: Jack Davenport.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: A World In Your Ear

4/6. What really mattered to people in 2004 in Asia, the Far East, Europe and America? Rosie Goldsmith finds out. Repeated from New Year's Eve


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

4/7. Including an interview with writer and former Python Terry Jones. Etymologist Michael Ouinion and linguist Lynda Mugglestone tackle listeners' questions. With Michael Rosen. Repeated from New Year's Eve


Unknown: Python Terry Jones.
Unknown: Michael Ouinion
Unknown: Lynda Mugglestone
Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

8/8. Grey Goo's Sticky Mess. Does the potential of nanotechnology merit running risks with the unknown and how are those exploiting it being policed? Natasha Loder investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Natasha Loder

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 In the Think Tanks
New series 1/3. An exploration of the world of think tanks and faith-based policy groups.
Editor Terry Dignan In the Think Tanks repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

4/10. Journalists Michael Buerk and Tine van Houts discuss the pros and cons of three of their favourite paperbacks with Sue MacGregor. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Tine van Houts
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Playing Bony's Tune

1/3. One Regime Falls. An exploration of the changing styles of music from the French Revolution to the fall of Napoleon. As Louis XVI falls from power, new songs are heard on the streets of Paris and the battlefields of Europe. With contributions from Antonia Fraser ,
Tim Blanning and Laura Mason. Presented by Alyn Shipton. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Tim Blanning
Unknown: Laura Mason.
Presented By: Alyn Shipton.
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Walking Stories:
The Rigicoom by Mark Twain. A series of stories on the theme of walking (1/5)


Unknown: Mark Twain.

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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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