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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Andrew 's, Stoke Damerel, Devon.


Unknown: St Andrew

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

On the Road Again. Is it the journey that's important or does there have to be a goal at the end of the road? Fergal Keane considers wanderlust. Producer Ronni Davis Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis Rptd

: On Your Farm

6/6. 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

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anita Roddick appeals on behalf of the World Development Movement.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

For Passion Sunday. The Rev Gillean Maclean and Kathy Galloway , leader of the lona Community, look at some or the less explored images in the Passion narrative. With the choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. Musical director Fridrik Walker. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Gillean MacLean
Leader: Kathy Galloway
Director: Fridrik Walker.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: 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 _

Author and illustrator Raymond Briggs talks to Sue Lawiey. Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened repeat on Good Friday at 9am Raymond Briggs 's The Man is broadcast on Good Friday at 215pm


Talks: Raymond Briggs
Unknown: Raymond Briggs

: Just a Minute

8/11. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Linda Smith and Graham Norton are this week's guest panellists, with Nicholas Parsons in the chair. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Wine Programme

2/5. Novelist Joanne Harris talks about the connections between wine and literature. With Oz Clarke. Extended repeat from Monday
Sparkling cranberry jellies: page 41


Talks: Joanne Harris

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Seven Last Words

The Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross an artificial compilation from the Gospels that has been used in Christian Holy Week devotion for years - have been set to music by different composers. Here a selection is
Played and discussed by Denis McCaldin and the composer James MacMillan. producer Norman Winter
See also The Seven Last Words on Good Friday at 10.15pm on Radio


Unknown: Denis McCaldin
Unknown: James MacMillan.
Producer: Norman Winter

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Bedfordshire County Federation or Women's Institutes. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor at 3Pm
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]


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Ice Cube Tray Needs Replacing

Geralds Cottage, in Cornwall, houses a literary treasure.
Written in the visitors' book you will find two decades of griping British holidaymakers' comments. Broadcaster
Christopher Morris visits the cottage, opens the covers of the book and vividly brings it to life. Producer Terry Lewis


Unknown: Christopher Morris
Producer: Terry Lewis

: Classic Serial: The Diary of Adam and Eve

4 brilliant and affectionate satire about the battle 3f the sexes set in the Garden of Eden. In a lesserxnown work, master storyteller Mark Twain imagines what life must have been like for the first man and woman as they try to understand who they are and why they have been put there. Dramatised by Martin Glynn.
Producer Jenny Stephens ; Director Peter Leslie Wild Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Twain
Dramatised By: Martin Glynn.
Producer: Jenny Stephens
Director: Peter Leslie
Eve: Inika Leigh Wright
God: Tyrone Huggins
Satan: Tyrone Huggins
Adam: Tom Goodman-Hill

: Open Book

Maori writer Witi Ihimaera talks to Mariella Frostrup about his work. Plus a report from the high jinks at the London Book Fair. Producer Karen Holden Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Witi Ihimaera
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Karen Holden

: A Map of British Poetry

5/12. Labyrinths. How have poets responded to the experience of cities as labyrinthine places that make us feel delightfully baffled and maddeningly lost? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from Lynda Neade and Nigel Coates and poems by Wiliam Blake , TS Eliot and Louis MacNeice. Readers lain Glen and Jamie Glover. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Lynda Neade
Unknown: Nigel Coates
Unknown: Wiliam Blake
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Readers: Louis MacNeice.
Unknown: Jamie Glover.
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

7/9 With the Provisional IRA accused of being behind one of the UK's biggest cash robberies - £26m from the Northern Bank in Belfast - Allan Urry investigates the scale of serious and organised paramilitary crime, north and south of the Irish border. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Lent Talks

6/6. Expectations. Patrick Malahide reads Ruth Scott 's story about a man tempted to make his fantasies reality. The last monologue for Lent on the theme of temptation. Producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Ruth Scott
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Budget Statement

A response by Plaid Cymru.

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Northam presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Maire Devine
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Maire Devine

: The Archers

Alan requires some animal magic.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 47

: Go 4 It

From the history of toothpaste to Eminem, the children's magazine programme covers the lot. Presented by Barney HarWOOd. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: A Bit on the Side

4/5. Sacred Statues. Can a statue-maker's wife help her neighbours and herself? Written by William Trevor , abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Niamh Cusack. Producer Di Speirs


Written By: William Trevor
Abridged By: Sally Marmion
Read By: Niamh Cusack.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Feedback

9/10. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
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

2/2. Actor Bernard Cribbins describes how Castle picked himself up after the disappointment of America, and returned to the UK to resume his career. A lucky break led to his being offered the chance to present a new television show - Record Breakers - which ran for more than 20 years. After being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 1992, Roy went public about his disease with a long campaign against the dangers of passive smoking, to Which he attributed his illness. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

3/9. Is Demography Destiny? Societies constantly worry about their populations growing too quickly or too slowly. How accurate are such predictions likely to be and do they influence eventual population size? Andrew Brown considers the role of demography. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Brown

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Week According to
4/4. Kevin Maguire takes a humorous look back at the week in politics.
Editor Terry Dignan The Week According to repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Kevin Maguire
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

5/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Soul Music

4/5. Bach's Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043 David Gregory of the CBSO, rock guitarist Steve Hackett and Terry Waite are among those moved by the music of one of Bach's most sublime creations. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: David Gregory
Guitarist: Steve Hackett
Guitarist: Terry Waite
Producer: Kate McAll

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Opening Lines (1/5)
Short stories that showcase first-time writers. Readers are Barida
Timimi, Richard Firth , Andy Hockley , Katrina Cooke and Tim Pertwee


Unknown: Richard Firth
Unknown: Andy Hockley
Unknown: Katrina Cooke
Unknown: Tim Pertwee

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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