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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Tavistock Parish Church in Devon.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Delete! Delete! Mark Tully asks whether anything is ever truly deleted from the universe. producer Eley McAinsh Repeated atll. 30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

New series 1/4.Old Red Sandstone. Chris Sperring is taken by geologist Brian Williams to visit one of his friends from 400 million years ago - a friend with a huge secret to give up. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Chris Sperring
Unknown: Brian Williams
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Richard Wilson appeals on behalf of Sense.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Richard Wilson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Promise of Renewal. Methodists gather to renew their confirmation promises. Jeremiah 31, vv31-34; John, 15, vvHO. Led by the Rev Hilary Howarth. The preacher is the Rev Keith Garner. Musical director Susan Guenault. from Eccleston Methodist Church, Chorley, Lancashire. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Hilary Howarth.
Unknown: Keith Garner.
Director: Susan Guenault.
Producer: Philip Billson

: 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 Sam Taylor Wood , whose video portrait of David Beckham asleep was shown in the National Portrait Gallery, talks to Sue Lawley about her choice of music and her career.
Producer Leanne Buckle


Artist: Sam Taylor Wood
Unknown: David Beckham
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. From the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are joined by Jack Dee. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. 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 www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Jack Dee.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

The world of food, with Sheila Dillon.
Executive producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Yodel Your Blues Away

Why is it that whenever Sandy Toksvig hears the curious Alpine-American vocal technique known as yodelling, she's unable to control a smile? She endeavours to discover how the sound is produced and why it has travelled SO widely. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Sandy Toksvig
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Chippenham Garden and Allotment Society. Roy Lancaster talks to Alan Bloom. With Eric Robson. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
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: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Talks: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Alan Bloom.
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Cookbooks that Changed the World

3/5. Le Cuisinier Francois. Ben Rogers examines a French cookbook that has been described as the first to get haute cuisine down on paper. With readings by Jean Trend. Producer Dave Battcock


Unknown: Ben Rogers
Producer: Dave Battcock

: Classic Serial: Lucinda Brayford

3/3. Lucinda is increasingly torn between what society expects of her and what her heart desires. Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys from the novel by Martin Boyd.
Producer/Director Janet Whitaker Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Novel By: Martin Boyd.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Lucinda: Juliet Aubrey
Hugo: Jonathan Firth
Paul: Paul Rhys
Pat: Mark Straker
Marian: Penelope Wilton
Arthur: Michael Cochrane
Lydia: Abigail McKern
Julie: Angela Pleasence
Bill: Nick Boulton
Tony: Matt Day
Watteau: Miranda Barber
Muriel: Helen Lonqworth
Heather: Alex Tregear
Stephen (child): Pax Baldwin
Commanding officer: Hugh Dickson

: Open Book

The veteran writer Alice Munro talks to Mariella Frostrup about the art of the short story and about her relative neglect by critics and readers outside her native Canada. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Alice Munro
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

6/9. Oscar Wilde 's The Ballad of Reading Gaol is the focus of today's programme. Roger McGough introduces Sam West 's reading of this powerful work, which conveys Wilde's experience of the hanging of a fellow inmate during the writer's imprisonment.
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]


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Sam West
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Don't Call Me Asian

The notion of a single Asian community has been exploded by 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror. Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are increasingly facing different issues in today's Britain. But what dangers lurk when religion replaces race as a means of self-identification? Sarfraz Manzoor investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor

: Japanese Reflections

3/3. In this series of letters from Japan, six leading writers reflect on painful anniversaries and consider what role they play in the Japanese mindset of today. Today's programme reflects on life after the economic bubble.
It's a Japan newly beset by alienation, depression, crime, truancy and internet suicide pacts, but a Japan that finally wants to find a role in world affairs once more. Producer Emma Wallace Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Producer: Emma Wallace

: Pick of the Week

Emily Buchanan presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Caroline attempts a bonding session.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 43

: Go 4 It

Agony aunt and author Cathy Cassidy chats to Barney Harwood. Plus, The Terrible Tudors in another Horrible
History story by Terry Deary. Producer Rob carter


Unknown: Cathy Cassidy
Story By: Terry Deary.
Producer: Rob Carter

: Jigs and Reels

4/5. The Ugly Sister. Ever wonder what became of the Ugly Sisters from Cinderella? This is the history of one of those sisters, who one night discovers an admirer in the audience. By Joanne Harris , read by Lesley Sharp. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Read By: Lesley Sharp.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: A World in Your Ear

6/6. Lucy Ash wields her red pen and marks the best radio features from classrooms around the world.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Word of Mouth

6/7. Another edition of the programme that opens the door on words, language and the way we speak. Presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

2/8. Heartbeat Economy. Tear up the existing business plan. In the next few years companies will have to give customers goods and services that provide seamless, stressless satisfaction. Peter Day explains how this might work and looks at the possible snags. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: In the Think Tanks

3/3. An exploration of the world of think tanks and faith-based policy groups. With Dennis Sewell.
Editor Terry Dignan In the Think Tanks repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell.
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

6/10. Satirist John Fortune and writer and critic Jonathan Meades talk to Sue MacGregor about the novels they most admire. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Playing Bony's Tune

3/3. A Hero's Fall and Rise. An exploration of the changing sounds, styles and functions of music from the French Revolution to the fall of Napoleon. With Alyn Shipton. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: News

: Talking Point 4^5 Off the Shelf

The Third Man (6/10): by Graham Greene


Unknown: Graham Greene

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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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