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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Hundred Years a Forest. Writer and storyteller
Vayu Naidu reflects on spring, fertility and the natural cycles of our changing bodies. Producer Kim Normanton Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Vayu Naidu
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Living World ,

2/4. Hibernating Ladybirds. With the arrival of spring,
Lionel Kelleway grubs about in the undergrowth in search of the seven-spot and other hibernating ladybirds in Thetford Forest. Producer Stuart Reading


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Edward Stourton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Aled Jones appeals on behalf of Brainwave, a charity that offers rehabilitation for children with special needs. Donations: [address removed], marked Brainwave on the back of the envelope Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Aled Jones
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

From the Memorial Chapel, University of Glasgow, with the Rev Johnston McKay and the chapel choir. Musical director John Butt. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Director: John Butt.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: 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

Sue Lawley introduces another castaway.
Producer Laura Thomas Shortened


Producer: Laura Thomas

: Just a Minute

11/11. Who has the biggest gift of the gab? Nicholas Parsons chairs the game in which panellists battle it out. From the Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Wine Programme

5/6. 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 coim Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: It's My story - Hilde Speer

The Sins of the Fathers. In 1952 Albert Speer 15-year-old daughter Hilde won a scholarship to a school near New York.
While she was there she was fostered by a Quaker family, the Days. Seven years earlier, the same family had fostered three Jewish girls who had been in Belsen. Hilde Speer meets, for the first time, one of the Jewish women,
Miriam Wiener , to compare experiences. Producer Dav.d Perry


Unknown: Albert Speer
Unknown: Hilde Speer
Unknown: Miriam Wiener

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs answer questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 GardeningWeatherForecast.
B.BC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners'Question
Time, featuring regular team members, is available onaudio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call The 30-Minute Gardener: page 38


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: FiveGardensofFrance

2/5. Serre de la Madonne. On the French Riviera,
Susan Marling explores Lawrence Johnston lush winter garden near the town of Menton. Johnston is already well known for the companion garden he created at Hidcote in Gloucestershire. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Lawrence Johnston

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

1/9. The Jewel in the Crown. Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to chanqe her life. Four novels chartinq the last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads
Inevitably towards independence, written by Paul Scott and dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Helen Longworth , RODen Hastie ,
EmilyWachterand StephenHoc¡anpage110
Music by Raiomond Mirza ; Producer/Director Sally Avens Rptd Sat 9pm
Geraldine James returns to
India: page 119


Written By: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Helen Longworth
Played By: Roden Hastie
Music By: Raiomond Mirza
Director: Sally Avens Rptd
Unknown: Geraldine James
Daphne Anna: Maxwell Martin
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Lily: Josephine Welcome
Sister Ludmilla: Susan Engel
Dr De Souza: Mimnner Uim
Miss Crane: Phyllida Law
Dr Klaus: Susan Jameson
Poulson: John Rowe
Sat Singh: Ravin J Ganatra
Gupta: Ravin J Ganatra

: OpenBook

Crime writer Denise Mina talks to Mariella Frostrup about her latest book, which is based on two real crimes. Plus a visit to Broadstairs in Kent, to the site that inspired John Buchan to write The Thirty-Nine Steps. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Denise Mina
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: John Buchan
Producer: Erin Riley

: A Map of British Poetry

8/12 Flatlands. What inspiration is there in all that sky?
Can flat places have as much character as hills or coasts? And do poets crouch or stand tall? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry with contributions from John Barrell and Richard Mabey and poems by John Clare , John Keats , WH Auden, Philip Larkin and Lavinia Greenlaw. The reader is Tom Courtenay. producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: John Barrell
Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Unknown: Tom Courtenay.
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Last Lord Chancellor

1/2 Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer through the ODeninq salvos of his 18-month battle with Law Lords, judges and politicians as he attempts to become the last Lord Chancellor. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Robert Stevens

: Being Joe

1/2 Michael Blastland describes scenes from the life of his severely disabled, autistic son Joe, whose behaviour has moved him to anger, exasperation and laughter - and to ask the shocking question: "Is it possible that Joe isn't one Of US?" Producer Innes Bowen Rptd Sat 5.45am


Unknown: Michael Blastland
Producer: Innes Bowen Rptd

: Pick of the Week

Sheila Dillon presents her 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: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Maire Devine

: The Archers

The new arrival settles in at Casa Neuva.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 43

: Go 4 It

Author Cat Weatherill talks about the unusual story surrounding her first novel, Barkbelly, and how children from a Welsh writing squad helped her in the writing and editing process. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Talks: Cat Weatherill
Producers: Abi Awojobi
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Tales from East Anglia

2/5. The Passenger. A woman whose whole demeanour speaks of loneliness and failure is on the train travelling back to the countryside. Written by Sally Cline and read by Janeena Sims. Continuing the series of stories by writers for whom being East Anglian is important. Producer Ivan Howlett


Written By: Sally Cline
Read By: Janeena Sims.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: A World in Your Ear

2/6. An audio examination of the relationship between the Earth, man and the radio. From the radio sounds emitted by planet Earth to an update on regional broadcasters and the Asian tsunami, the programme samples global radio delights. Repeated from Friday

: Word of Mouth

2/8. The series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. With Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

6/9. Empire Strikes Back. For more than half a century, "empire" has been a dirty word, associated with exploitation, racism and war. Zareer Masani asks whether it's possible to free the concept of empire from its unequal past and reinvent it as a benevolent, pluralistic and cosmopolitan form Of government. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Zareer Masani

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

1/6. Carmen Callil , founder of Virago publishing house, and philosopher Simon Blackburn join Sue MacGregor to diSCUSS their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Carmen Callil
Unknown: Simon Blackburn
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Hi Nyanja!

Taking his guitar, a few funny stories and a basic knowledge of Swahili, the poet Rory Motion goes to the remotest shores of Lake Malawi in his attempt to entertain the locals in their own language, and to make them laugh. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rory Motion

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Ripley's Game (6/10)
Crime drama by Patricia Highsmith , abridged by Neville Teller and read by Stanley Tucci


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Stanley Tucci

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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