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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Glimpses in the Garden. Art therapist Joyce Laing connects the visions of William Blake to the surrealists and to a tiny woven offering found beneath a holly bush in the grounds Of a mental asylum. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joyce Laing
Unknown: William Blake
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

5/6. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: News

; Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Gwen Taylor appeals on behalf of Careline.
Donations: Free post [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Gwen Taylor
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St Martin-in-the-Fields, looking at reconciliation ana hope. Led by the Rev Nicholas Holtam , with members of the Corrymeela Community from Northern Ireland.
Director of music Nicholas Danks. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Music: Nicholas Danks.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point Of View

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

Playwright Stephen Poliakoff talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle


Talks: Stephen Poliakoff
Unknown: Sue Lawley.
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Just a Minute

7/11. Tim Rice , Tony Hawks, Linda Smith and Chris Neill are the guest panellists. With Nicholas Parsons. RptdfromMon


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Wine Programme ,

1/6. Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate the pleasure of wine, inviting listeners to join in an interactive tasting. Extended repeat from Monday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Case of the Missing Burbot

The burbot - a small, rather ugly fish - seems to have disappeared from British waters. But could there still be one or two survivors in some isolated stretch or river? Writer and fisherman Chris Yates sets off for Yorkshire to investigate. Producer Dan Shepherd


Unknown: Chris Yates
Producer: Dan Shepherd

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Wythall Gardening Club, south Birmingham,
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]19


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Six Nations Rugby: Scotland v Wales

Kick-off 3.30. From Murrayfield. Introduced by Eleanor Oldroyd, with commentary from Martin Bayfield, Jonny Saunders, Andy Irvine and Robert Jones.
Producers Frances Bent and Haydn Parry *approximate time


Introduced By: Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown: Martin Bayf
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Andy Irvine
Unknown: Robert Jones.
Unknown: Haydn Parry

: Streetlife

5/5. From the Australian beetle that turned up in a pub to alien plant invaders, Matthew Parris concludes his exploration of London's wildlife with a look at unusual species. He also tries to predict what the wildlife of the city will be in a century's time. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

6/6. Time Regained
Marcel is ravaged by despair at his own failures when the simplest of discoveries awakens astonishing possibilities.
From the series of novels by Marcel Proust, dramatised by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Written By: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Proust/Marcel: James Wllby
Young Marcel: Jonathan Firth
Gilberte: Harriet Walter
Baron de Charlus: Corin Redgrave
The Duchess: Sara Kestelman
Odette: Jennifer Plercey
Young Odette: Imogen Stubbs
Albertine: Zoe Waites
Robert: Julian Ovendon
Andree: Rebecca Smart
Jupien: Kim Wall
Morel: Simon Treves
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Gilberte, as a girl: Penny Rawlings
Marcel, as a boy: Steven Williams

: Open Book

Aaron Lanksy , who saved a million Yiddish books from bins and attics across America, talks to Mariella Frostrup. And news about Ebony Reads, an attempt to counter the focus on white writers in The Big Read lists. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Aaron Lanksy
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Erin Riley

: A Map of British Poetry

4/12. Mountains. Did Wordsworth invent the Lake District? Can we see a mountain without thinking of him and the other Romantic poets who revelled in the sublime? Do peaks diminish us or raise us on high? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from Robert Macfarlane and poems by Keats, Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins , Shelley, Ivor Gurney , AE Housman and WH Auden. Readers are Tom Courtenay , Kenneth Cranham , lain Glen, Jamie Glover , Pete Postlethwaite and Simon Russell Beale. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Robert MacFarlane
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Pete Postlethwaite
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale.
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

6/9. Gerry Northam reports on The Northern Way, the Government's flagship strategy for urban regeneration. But there are fears that the scheme will break up communities and push thousands of families into homelessness. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Lent Talks

5/6. The Miracle Worker. Siobhan Redmond reads
Jeanette Winterson 's story about a life ruled by things to do. A monologue for Lent inspired by ideas of temptation. producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Anderson presents his 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: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Carrie tries to mend Ed's broken heart.
For cast see paqe 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 43

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine programme. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: A Bit on the Side

3/5. Traditions. By William Trevor. Recognition across the generations as a schoolboy and a dining-room maid each recognise an unspoken link to the past. Read by Dermot Crowley. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer DiSpeirs


Unknown: William Trevor.
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Feedback

8/10. Listeners' views on BBC radio, 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.

: Leave 'em Laughing: The Roy Castle Story

1/2. Actor Bernard Cribbins pays tribute to his friend, the entertainer Roy Castle. He describes Roy's early years as stooge to Frank Randle and Jimmy James in the clubs of the Northern Variety circuit, and relates how he was once invited to play trumpet for Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Roy Castle.
Unknown: Frank Randle
Unknown: Jimmy James
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/9. Order, Order. The link between drink and street disturbances is a long-standing one. David Walker asks why Government plans to deregulate pub hours in England have provoked a panic, and whether the freedom to drink will become a licence to drink to excess. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Week According to

3/4. Michael Brown takes a humorous look back at the week in politics.
Editor Terry Dignan The Week According to repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Michael Brown
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

4/7. A guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Soul Music

3/5. Stand By Me, written by Ben E King (interviewed here), was recorded by Marc Bolan and John Lennon , and even became part of the soundtrack for a film of the same name. Producer SaraConkey


Written By: Ben E King
Unknown: Marc Bolan
Unknown: John Lennon

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Sbetf

A Gathering Light (1/5) A novel, based on a real-life murder that shocked America in 1906, by Jennifer Donnelly


Unknown: Jennifer Donnelly

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.

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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.

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