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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St BartholomewtheGreat. Smithfields, London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Very Special Relationship. Michelene Wandor draws on her own experience to consider the role of grandparents. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Living World

3/4. Bumblebees. Lionel Kelleway looks at the more common species of bumblebee active at this time of year, one of the first insects to wake in the early spring sunshine.
Producer Stuart Reading


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Archbishop Desmond Tutu appeals on behalf or Help the Hospices...
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the National Cathedral of St Patrick, Dublin. With
Canon Noel Battye. Director of music Peter Barley. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.
Music: Peter Barley.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: 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 actor Patrick Stewart talks to Sue Lawley and chooses eight recordings to take with him to the mythical desert island.
Repeated on Friday at 9am


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Patrick Stewart
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Quote.... Unquote

1/7. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Rachel Billington , Stella Duffy , Daisy Goodwin and Emma Kennedy. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Rachel Billington
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Wine Programme

6/6. Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate sauvignon blanc wines with ballerina Deborah Bull and invite listeners to join them for an interactive tasting. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Unknown: Deborah Bull

: The World This Weekend

National and international news and analysis, introduced by James COX. Editor Colin Hancock


Introduced By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Howerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions from gardeners in Hertfordshire. And
Anne Swithinbank offers the definitive advice on sowing seeds. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Howerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: 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.bbcsnop.corT Call [number removed]


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Five Gardens of France

3/5. Desert de Retz. Susan Marling revels in the fantasy world of a folly garden, created by the extravagant libertine Monsieur de Monville on the eve of the French Revolution. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

2/9. The Jewel in the Crown. Daphne's friendship with Hari Kumar deepens as the relationship between Britain and India grows more violent. Four novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India, written by Paul Scott and dramatised bv John Harvey.
Other parts played by Shiv Grewal , Rez mm and Music by Raiomond Mirza ; Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Hari Kumar
Written By: Paul Scott
Unknown: John Harvey.
Played By: Shiv Grewal
Music By: Raiomond Mirza
Daphne: Anna Maxwell Martin
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Lilv: Josephine Welcome
AuntShalini: Nina Wadia
Sister Ludmilla: Susan Enqel
MissCrane: Phyllida Law
MrChaudhuri: Paul Bazely

: Open Book

Does everyone have an unpublished novel inside them just waiting to be written? Mariella Frostrup talks to a writer, a publisher and to the librarians of the Library of Unwritten Books to find out. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: A Map of British Poetry: 9/12: Crowds and Cities

Crowded city streets can be oppressive and yet energising. Love as well as hate poems have been dedicated to the city by our poets, presented here by the poet laureate Andrew Motion. With contributions from Steve Pile and Elizabeth Wilson, and poems by George Eliot, TS Eliot, John Gay, Roy Fisher, Oscar Wilde, Rosemary Tonks, John Betjeman, Maura Dooley and William Wordsworth.
Readers are Juliet Stevenson, Kenneth Cranham, Jamie Glover and Tom Courtenay.

Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presenter: Andrew Motion
Contributor: Elizabeth Wilson
Reader: William Wordsworth
Reader: Juliet Stevenson
Reader: Kenneth Cranham
Reader: Jamie Glover
Reader: Tom Courtenay
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Last Lord Chancellor

2/2 Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer as he continues his uphill struggle to save a Parliamentary bill that would make historic changes to the British constitution, setting up a new Supreme Court and axing his own job, the ancient post of Lord Chancellor. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Robert Stevens

: Being Joe

2/2 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 Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Michael Blastland
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay presents her 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: Liz Barclay
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers Adam finds you can't choose family.

For cast see page 51 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 49

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine programme that covers everything from pop music to ancient Rome. With
Barney HarwOOd. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Producers: Abi Awojobi
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Tales from East Anglia

3/5. Measuring Geraniums. Written and read by Neil Innes. A crossword compiler, his head full of verbal conundrums, goes for a bike ride.... with unfortunate consequences. Stories by writers for whom being East Anglian is important. Producer Ivan Howlett


Read By: Neil Innes.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: A World in Your Ear

3/6. More radio gems from around the world with Rosie Goldsmith. This week, she listens in to programmes by, for and about the military. She hears the music favoured by American soldiers based in Iraq, and hears some propaganda radio in Colombia as the Fare rebel group take to the airwaves. Producer Andrea Protheroe


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer: Andrea Protheroe

: Word of Mouth

3/8. A closer 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.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/9. Is Sid Dead ? In the 1980s and 90s privatisation promised to make Britain a share-owning democracy. But how far did popular capitalism really spread? Diane Coyle asks whether all the "Sids" attracted by the advertising agencies are still in love with the world of investment and market risk. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Sid Dead
Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

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


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Liberal Democrat Party.

: A Good Read

2/6. Writer Jon Ronson and the chief executive of AOL UK, Karen Thomson , talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Karen Thomson
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Theatre on the Cliff

Until her death in 1983 Rowena Cade devoted her life to building and nurturing the MinackTheatre, in Cornwall, carving it out from the cliffs at the bottom of her garden in Porthcurno almost single-handedly. Today her presence is still keenly felt. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rowena Cade

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Will in the World (1/5)
A different take on the life of William Shakespeare , by Stephen Greenblatt


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt

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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.

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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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