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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church in Andover, Hampshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Chain of Voices. Storyteller Hugh Lupton believes that when he tells a story, the person who told it to him is standing behind him, and behind him is another and so on, back to our earliest ancestors. But what evidence could he have for such thoughts? Producer Matt Thompson Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Storyteller Hugh Lupton
Producer: Matt Thompson Rptd

: OnYourFarm

New series 1/6. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rory Bremner appeals on behalf of Tripscope, the travel advice and information service for disabled people
Donations:[address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 926pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Searching with Christ. The Lenten journey begins with a mass from the church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs,
Cambridge, celebrated by Mgr Tony Rogers. With the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir and director of music David Ogden. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: David Ogden.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the poet UA Fanthorpe. Producer Leanne Buckle

: Just a Minute

3/11. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Linda Smith and Graham Norton try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate
With Nicholas Parsons in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: TheFoodProgramme

As GI (the glycaemic index) becomes the latest diet
Phenomenon, Sheila Dillon investigates the science behind it and the impact it could have on attitudes to food. Producer Margaret Collins Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: SundayBest:WelcometoStalin World

Dubbed "Stalin World", Grutas Park in Lithuania is a tourist attraction dedicated to the period of Soviet occupation. Nick Toksvig visits the bizarre amusements at this controversial theme park. Producer Tamsm Hughes


Unknown: Grutas Park
Unknown: Nick Toksvig
Producer: Tamsm Hughes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners in Wiltshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Plus everything you need to know about lavender 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 [web address removed]. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Satithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Streetlife

New series 1/5 It's a teeming ecosystem of natives andexo aliens, full of grazers and scavengers, predators and parasites. Welcome to London.
Matthew Parris begins an exploration of the capital's fauna and flora at street level. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

2/6. The Budding Grove.
Continuing his retrospective journey through his early years, the writer recalls the awakening of passion and his painful transition from boy to man.
From the novels by Marcel Proust, dramatised by Michael Butt.
Music composed by Jacob Shirley, performed by the composer with Perdie Gibson and Ellie Loaring
Producer/Director John Taylor
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Written By: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Music composed and played By: Jacob Shirley, Perdie Gibson, Ellie Loaring
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wilby
Baron de Charlus: Corin Redgrave
Charles: Julian Wadham
Odette: Imogen Stubbs
Marcel a boy: Steven Williams
Marcel a youth: William Green
Marcel a young man: Jonathan Firth
Gilberte: Penelope Rawlins
Albertine: Zoe Waites
Robert: Julian Ovendon
Marcel's father: Nicholas Farrell
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Andrée: Rebecca Smart
Mrs Verdurin: Lynn Farleigh
Elstir: Paul Goodwin

: OpenBook

American actor-turned-writer Ron McLarty talks to
Mariella Frostrup about his powerful new novel The Memory of Running Plus a whistle-stop tour of the Spanish literary scene, and a look at which books are the hottest reads in British prison libraries. Producer Karen Holden Rptd Thu 4pm


Talks: Ron McLarty
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Karen Holden

: Love Cuts: a Valentine from John Hegley

The poet John Hegley celebrates Valentine's weekend with his own snippets about love. Using spoken word song and even real life, we hear of his love of Pat, pets, family members and Luton Town football club. His feelings for Jane a classroom sweetheart from primary school, whom he hasn't seen for 38 years, are updated in a recent encounter between them. With Andrew Bailey and Karen Tweed. producer Nigel Piper Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Andrew Bailey
Unknown: Karen Tweed.

: Fileon4

2/9. Stephen Grey reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Stephen Grey

: Lent Talks

New series 1/6. A series of monologues for Lent, inspired by ideas of temptation.
Becoming. Fiona Shaw reads Ruth Scott s short story. Producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ruth Scott
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Pick of the Week

Sheena McDonald presents her pick of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potwdlbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Brian finds himself outvoted
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel: page 43
What has Mark Damazer in store for Radio 4?: page 24


Unknown: Mark Damazer

: Go 4 It

Children from Steam Mills Primary School, Gloucestershire, talk to Barney Harwood about the school's special relationship with its twin, Maleira School, in rural Kenya. Plus another episode from the drama Secret Undercover Vets on Ice. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Abi Awojobi
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Writer's Choice

3/4. Faith, Hope and Charity. Chosen by bestselling novelist Joseph O'Connor. An accident on an English building site has repercussions back home in Ireland. By John McGahern and read by Adrian Dunbar. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Joseph O'Connor.
Unknown: John McGahern
Read By: Adrian Dunbar.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

4/10 Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, with Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Follow That with Your Sea Lions!

1/2. From Billy Connolly to Max Boyce , Tony Capstick and Fred Wedlock , Dave Spikey traces the irresistible rise of the original stand-ups: the folk club comedians of the 1960S and 1970S. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Tony Capstick
Unknown: Fred Wedlock
Unknown: Dave Spikey
Producer: David Prest

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

6/8. Strictly Private. Huge and secretive investment groups are bagging great swathes of industry in Britain and abroad. Peter Day asks what drives these new kings of capitalism and whether they are good for us. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Progress? What Progress?
2/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail examines the contemporary relevance of Herbert Butterfield 's The Whig Interpretation of History.
Editor Terry Dignan Progress? What Progress? rptd on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Herbert Butterfield
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

10/10. Comedy duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkinsjoin Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books and poetry in the last Of the series. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mel Giedroyc
Unknown: Sue Perkinsjoin Sue

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

4/5. Philip Pullman entertains an audience with some of his favourite prose and poetry. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Philip Pullman

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (1/10) A thriller about a nine-year-old boy in a profound coma after a mysterious accident and the neurologist who hopes to bring him back to consciousness. Read by Andrew Hilton and Jordan Waller


Unknown: Liz Jensen
Read By: Andrew Hilton
Read By: Jordan Waller

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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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