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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

from St Mary's Church, Penwortham, near Preston, Lancashire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Encountering the Desert. Considering how an encounter with the desert affects the human spirit, with BBC world affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge.
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

New series 1/4. With the arrival of spring, peacock
I butterflies hibernating in disused Second World War bunkers on the south coast of Devon are just about to wake up. Lionel Kelleway takes a look. Producer Stuart Reading


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

Jane Little with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Professor Lesley Regan appeals on behalf of the Miscarriage Association.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Professor Lesley Regan
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Laughter in Heaven. Ken Dodd joins Canon Noel Vincent and the Manchester Chamber Choir for a joyful celebration of Eastertide from Emmanuel Church,
Didsbury, in Manchester. Dodd explores the laughter and humour in the Bible and in everyday life as an expression of the Easter joy at the heart of Christian faith. Director of music Christopher Stokes. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Music: Christopher Stokes.
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The conductor Lorin Maazel talks to Sue Lawley about his life, career and choice of music.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened


Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Just a Minute

'0/11. With Clement Freud. Tony Hawks, Pam Ayres and Julian Clary. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. From the New Theatre, Oxford. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Wine Programme

4/6. Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate the Pleasures of the grape and invite listeners to join them for an interactive tasting. Extended repeat from Monday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Wall of Death

Take a huge wooden drum and ride a vintage motorbike around its walls at 40 miles an hour while carrying out a series of gravity-defying stunts. The Wall of Death is a spectacle that has enthralled funfair audiences in Britain for75 years and it still draws in the crowds today.
Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground Shows. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners in Warwickshire. And Roy Lancaster talks to nurseryman Peter Catt , who has been responsible for cultivating some of the most
Popular plants in Britain today. Eric Robson is in the chair. deluding 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 www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]19


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Talks: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Peter Catt
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Five Gardens of France

I New series 1/5. Chantilly. Susan Marling explores extraordinary gardens that tell of their creators' fantasies, their political aspirations, their sense of humour and their scholarship. In this first programme, she visits the grandeur of Chantilly, created by Andre Le Notre in the 17th century. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Andre Le Notre

: Classic Serial: Flash for Freedom

2/2. The high adventures and low behaviour of the renowned bounder Sir Harry Flashman VC. Dramatised by George MacDonald Fraser from one of his celebrated novels. Now a reluctant agent of the Underground Railroad - a secret organisation dedicated to helping escaped slaves - Flashman finds himself fleeing for dear life up the Mississippi River.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Sir Harry Flashman
Dramatised By: George MacDonald Fraser
Director: Patrick Rayner
Old Flashman: Joss Ackland
Young Flashman: Rhys Meredith
Cassy: Ndidi Del Fatti
Crixus: Nigel Anthony
Randolph: Damian Lynch
Capt Spring: Christian Rodska
Lincoln: William Hope
Buck: Stuart Milligan
Mrs Payne: Emily Wachter
Lt Comber: Robert Hastie

: Bookclub

American writer Richard Ford joins a group of readers to discuss his novel, Independence Day. Presented by James Naughtie. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
May's Bookclub: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged Thirteen and Three Quarters by Sue Townsend


Unknown: Richard Ford
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Sue Townsend

: A Map of British Poetry

7/12. Not England. Much of British poetry is made up of poems that are nourished by a landscape that is decidedly not England. How have these places come into our poetry and what have they brought? With contributions from Neal Ascherson and Joyce Macmillan , and poems by Gwyneth Lewis , Linton Kwesi Johnson , Dylan Thomas , Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Robert Burns. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Neal Ascherson
Unknown: Joyce MacMillan
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
Unknown: Robert Burns.
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

9/9. An investigation into whether patients are being put at risk by family doctors no longer having to be "on call" after hours. With reporter Matthew Hill. Rptd from Tuesday


Reporter: Matthew Hill.

: O'Rourke Talks

2/2. The Binds That Chafe. American satirist
PJ O'Rourke skewers perceptions of Britain and America with his potent mix of candour and razor-sharp wit. Producer Andrie Morris Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Pj O'Rourke
Producer: Andrie Morris

: Pick of the Week

A 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


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Will pays tribute to an old friend.
For cast see page 58 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 57

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme presented by Barney Harwood. The drama Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell continues, with Fergus having a visit from a magical flying horse. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Unknown: Paul Stewart
Unknown: Chris Riddell
Producers: Abi Awojobi
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Tales from East Anglia

1/5. Boat Burning. A funeral on the coast, recalling ancient traditions, serves to remind a family of what once brought them together. Written and read by Raffaella Barker. The first in a series of stories by writers for whom being East Anglian is important. Producer Ivan Howlett <R)


Read By: Raffaella Barker.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: A World In Your Ear

1/6. More radio gems from around the world, with Rosie Goldsmith. She samples Soviet muzak and the delights of the theremin, and also provides an introduction to the latest radio craze - podcasting. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith.

: Word of Mouth

1/8. The series that takes a close look at the words we use, with Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

5/9. Going to the Blogs? In last year's US election the internet was a key political battlefield, with thousands debating the issues on their own web pages, or "blogs". With a general election imminent. Kenan Malik explores the world of blogs and looks at how it might change journalism, political debate and even democracy itself. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Kenan Malik

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: Party Tunes

As the political parties prepare for the electoral struggle, Robin Denselow looks at Things Can Only Get Better and other party tunes.
Editor Terry Dignan Party Tunes repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Robin Denselow
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

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

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Hip-Hop Central

How hip-hop found a home in Bristol. Producer Paul Dodgson


Producer: Paul Dodgson

: World Today

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Ripley's Game (1/10) by Patricia Highsmith , read by Stanley Tucci


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Stanley Tucci

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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

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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