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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Take My Advice. A reflection on the nature of advice: the needs of those who seek it and the wisdom of those who give it. With Mark Tully. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully.
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

2/6. 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

: Radio4Appeal

Jon Silverman appeals on behalf of Fair Trials Abroad, which seeks to help EU citizens accused of a crime in a country other than their own.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Jon Silverman
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

The Cost of Discipleship. On the 60th anniversary of the execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer , Bishop Martin Shaw visits Berlin to reflect on the Protestant theologian life.
With Tony Benn , he asks whether Christianity should be involved in political dissent. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unknown: Bishop Martin Shaw
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: 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

Bernard Cornwell , author of the Sharpe series of books, talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Bernard Cornwell

: Just a Minute

4/11. Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Jenny Eclair and Dara O'Briain try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate.
With Nicholas Parsons in the chair. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

r Jamie Oliver talks to Sheila Diiion about the quality of school meals...
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Chips are off! page 14


Talks: Jamie Oliver
Unknown: Sheila Diiion
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Flogging a Dead Horse

The story of how horses have been recycled throughout history is told by Adam Hart-Davis . The Victorians re-used the horse carcase on a huge scale, but who used the bones as ice Skates? Producer John Byrne


Told By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Matthew Biggs and Tony Kusseii answer questions posed by gardeners in Gloucestershire.
Plus all you need to know about growing clematis.
Gill Pyrah 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 080O uw Summer bulb and seeds collection: page 150


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Tony Kusseii
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Streetlife......... Parris

2/5. London is built on a huge wetland, as Matthew Parris discovers when he continues his exploration of tne capital's wildlife. He gets an angler's view of the recovery of London's fish stocks and is introduced to the unusual pleasures Of eel-Stroking. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

3/6. The Guermantes Way.
The writer's childhood enchantment with the Duchess of Guermantes matures into a passion but, when he eventually engineers a meeting, he is ill-prepared for the staggering gulf between his fantasy and the reality.
From the series of novels by Marcel Proust, dramatised by Michael Butt.
Music Jacob Shirley
Producer/Director John Taylor
Repeated Sat 9pm


Written by: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Music composed By: Jacob Shirley
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wilby
Baron de Charlus: Corin Redgrave
Marcel, a young man: Jonathan Firth
Robert: Julian Ovendon
Duchess de Guermantes: Sara Kestelman
Charles: Julian Wadham
Albertine: Zoe Waites
Francoise: Rachel Atkins
Marcel as a boy: Steven Williams
Duke du Boulbon: Ian Masters
Jupien: Kim Wall
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Marcel's father: Nicholas Farrell

: OpenBook

Baroness Susan Greenfield talks to Mariella Frostrup about books that will inspire a teenager with an interest in science And travelling in the footsteps of Turgenev with Robert Dessaix. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Baroness Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Robert Dessaix.
Producer: Erin Riley

: A Map of British Poetry

Jr New series 1/12. The poet laureate
Andrew Motion presents an exploration of the landscapes of i British poetry from its earliest days to the present.
Borders Can poets speak across borders? Including contributions from Declan McGonagle and Dr Rowan Williams , the Archbishop of Canterbury. With poems bv Jackie Kay , Ezra Pound , Seamus Heaney , Edward
Thomas Dylan Thomas and Anne Ridler. The readers are Kenneth Cranham , Tom Courtenay , Simon Russell Beale and Diana Bishop.
Music by Malcolm Lindsay ; Producer Tim Dee Repeated Saturday 11.30pm Rhyme and regions: page 32


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Declan McGonagle
Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Ezra Pound
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Anne Ridler.
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Simon Russell
Unknown: Diana Bishop.
Music By: Malcolm Lindsay
Producer: Tim Dee

: Fileon4

3/9. In the tiny kingdom of Lesotho, several years of drought. malnutrition and sickness have been largely ignored by the outside world. And, as Julian O'Halloran reports new international trade rules have deepened the crisis by putting thousands out Of work. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Lent Talks

2/6 Firestarter. Jean Alexander reads Richard Cameron s short story. Another monologue for Lent, inspired by ideas of temptation. Producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Jean Alexander
Unknown: Richard Cameron
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Pick of the Week

Nick Clarke presents his selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past week. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Jolene gets her own back.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel: page 43

: Go 4 It

Bestselling author Eoin Colfer talks to Barney Harwood about his latest book, The Supernaturalist. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Talks: Eoin Colfer
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Abi Awojobi
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Writer's Choice

4/4. A Conversation with My Father. Novelist Ali Smith chooses this tale in which a successful writer tries to satisfy her dying father's wish for a proper story. Written by Grace Paley. Read by Lorelei King. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Ali Smith
Written By: Grace Paley.
Read By: Lorelei King.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

5/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, with Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]2800 email: feedbackd>bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Follow That with Your Sea Lions!

2/2. Squeezed between Appalachian dulcimer players and f inger-in-the-ear traditionalists, the story-telling comic was a welcome respite in the folk clubs of 1970s Britain. David Spikey tells the stories of Max Boyce , Billy Connolly , Mike Harding and friends. Producer David Prest


Stories Of: Max Boyce
Stories Of: Billy Connolly
Stories Of: Mike Harding
Producer: David Prest

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

7/8. My Old China. Manchuria, in northern China, is struggling to reduce its reliance on huge, state-owned companies that made it the industrial heart of old China. Peter Day discovers new software companies flourishing. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Progress? What Progress?
3/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail concludes his examination of the contemporary relevance of Herbert Butterfield 's The Whig Interpretation of History.
Editor Terry Dignan Progress? What Progress? repeated Wed 8.45pm


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

: The Learning Curve

1/7. The wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

5/5. Journalist John Sergeant entertains an audience with some of his favourite literature. Repeated from Thursday

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (6/10) A thriller about a nine-year-old boy in a 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

About this project

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

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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