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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St John the Baptist in Burford, Oxfordshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Guardian Angels. Is there someone out there who s watching over us? The idea is a popular one and belongs to both the Islamic and the Christian tradition. Mark Tully investigates. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Living World , ,

3/4. The Life of Pine. A winter feast of natural-history treats, both conifer and bird, from Bedgebury National Pinetum. Presented by Chris Sperrin. Producer Julian Hector


Presented By: Chris Sperrin.
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Joan Bakewell appeals on behalf of Paintings in Hospitals, which loans works of art to healthcare facilities.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship ....

Called to Be Single. There are more single-person households in Britain than families with dependent children, yet there is a tendency to treat single people as dysfunctional. The
Rev John Bell of the lona Community speaks from his own experience of seeing singleness as a vocation and how the Church is called to provide a community stronger than the nuclear family. With the Manchester Chamber Choir, conducted by Nigel Swinford. producer Claire Campbell Smith


Conducted By: Nigel Swinford.

: A View from...

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The composer Peter Maxwell Davies chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. With Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies

: Just a Minute

1/13. With Dara O'Briain , Jenny Eclair , Clement Freud , Paul Merton and chairman Nicholas Parsons. Rptdfrom Monday BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including
Just a Minute 8, are available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

A look at the world of food, with Sheila Dillon.
Executive producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeat tomorrow at 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: The Battle of Shingle Street

Fran Abrams investigates the mystery behind events on the Suffolk coast in 1940. Why do people still believe that the isolated beach at Shingle Street was the centre of a government cover-up of an attempted German invasion? ProducerDavid Lewis


Unknown: Producerdavid Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including 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: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Cookbooks That Changed the World

5/5. The Chez Panisse Cookbook. Alice Waters's 1980s cookbook, which launched Californian cuisine, is examined here by Ben Rogers. With readings by Jean Trend. Producer Dave Battcock


Unknown: Ben Rogers.
Producer: Dave Battcock

: Classic Serial: Fontamara

2/2. Berardo attempts to escape the mounting trouble in Fontamara, but his journey to Rome leads him into unexpected rebellion. An adaptation by Andrew Farrell Readman of one of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, written bv Ignazio Silone. Translated by Eric Mosbacher.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Andrew Farrell
Unknown: Ignazio Silone.
Translated By: Eric Mosbacher.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Giova: David Horovltch
Matale: Ellie Haddinqton
Romolo: Ben Crompton
Berardo: Adrian Bower
Scarpone: Matthew Dunster
The student: Michael Begley
Baldissera: Christopher Wilkinson
Maria Rosa: Denise Black
Don Circostanza: Robert Pickavance
Don Achille: David Crellin

: Open Book

In a special programme to mark the publication of his latest novel, Saturday, bestselling author Ian McEwan joins
Mariella Frostrup. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

8/9. A darkling selection of poems for the long evenings, introduced by Roger McGough , including Simon Armitage reading his own To His Lost Lover, and some rays of light from Osip Mandelstam, ee cummings and Edward Thomas. The readers are Jamie Glover , Brigid Zengeni and Sean Barrett.
Producer Frances Byrnes 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]


Introduced By: Roger McGough
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Brigid Zengeni
Unknown: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Raising Ham: Conversations with Black Fathers

African-Caribbean men talk about being fathers and about their own dads to Connie St Louis. Repeated from Tuesday

: Sailing without a Boat

2/3. Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis explains what happened after a round-the-world sailing trip was cut short when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Producer Penny Arnold Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Pick of the Week

Clare Balding selects her choice of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw®bbc.co.uk


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Beth gets itchy feet.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 43

: Go 4 It

This week Barney Harwood talks to author Philip Ardagh about this week's amusing new drama called Secret
Undercover Vets on Ice, and his search for a talented and famous radio presenter to star in it! Producer Rob Carter


Talks: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Philip Ardagh
Producer: Rob Carter

: Writer's Choice

1/4. A series of short stories selected by well-known writers, who explain their choice in an introduction.
Oysters. By Anton Chekov. A young boy, begging with his father on the streets of Moscow, hungers after "oysters". Chosen by Helen Simpson and read by Michael Maloney. Producer Lisa Osbourne


Unknown: Anton Chekov.
Unknown: Helen Simpson
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Lisa Osbourne

: Feedback

2/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, with Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: No Fixed Abode, Cricklewood

1/2. Comedian and Goodies aficionado Phill Jupitus talks to Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie about their early days as comedy writers and performers, and about their 1970s series The Goodies. <R)


Talks: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Bill Oddie

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

4/8. Body Talk. Our bodies say so much about ourselves that some experts claim they can tell which job a person is suitable for, simply by watching how that person moves. Peter Day finds out how we use our bodies to get What we want. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Brandreth Rules for Ministers
2/2. At last, you're a minister - but what now? Gyles Brandreth explains the rules for moving onward and upward in ministerial circles, and how, when it all comes to an end, to make as dignified an exit as possible.
Editor Terry Dignan The Brandreth Rules for Ministers rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

8/10. Comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Ouantick talk to Sue MacGregor about three of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: David Ouantick

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Ian McMillan entertains an audience at the Shed in North Yorkshire with his choice of favourite prose and poetry. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

TheRainbow by DH Lawrence (1/10)

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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.

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