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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Petrock's Church, South Brent, Devon.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Illusion of Progress. In conversation with Professor
John Gray of the LSE. Mark Tully considers the argument that belief in human progress is a secular myth. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Gray
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series 1/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jenni Murray appeals on behalf of Global Action Plan.
Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pmand on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Today, the Orthodox Church celebrates Easter.
Canon Michael Bourdeaux leads a service from the Danilov monastery. With Irina Ratushinskaya and the monastery choir, directed by Georgi Safanov. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Canon Michael Bourdeaux
Unknown: Irina Ratushinskaya
Directed By: Georgi Safanov.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Journalist Katharine Whitehorn chooses eight records to take to the desert island. Presented by Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn

: Quote.... Unquote

3/7. On this week's panel for the quotation quiz are
Germaine Greer , Andrew Davies , Richard Herring and Gervase Phinn. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is
William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Gervase Phinn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Food Programme

n While visiting Belfast to explore the latest food trends, Sheila Dillon reflects on the impact the Troubles have had on the culinary scene.
Producer Margaret Collings Repeated on Monday at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collings

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor coim Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Trinity Festival, Cookham, near
Maidenhead. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


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

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners Oueshon
Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed] Exotic plants offer: page 142


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Five Gardens of France

5/5. Villandry. Susan Marling discovers precision planting, pruning and a profusion of ornamental cabbages at the Chateau du Villandry on the Loire. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

4/9 The Day of the Scorpion. Sarah Layton s engagement is announced. Her fiance, Teddy Bingham , is stationed with his regiment in Mirat. and sharing his quarters with Captain Ronald Merrick. By Paul Scott , dramatised by Shelley Silas.
Other parts played by Stuart McLouqhlin and Rob Hastie
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Sarah Layton
Unknown: Teddy Bingham
Unknown: Captain Ronald Merrick.
Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: Shelley Silas.
Played By: Stuart McLouqhlin
Played By: Rob Hastie
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah: Lia Williams
Mildred: Geraldine James
Susan: Alex Treqear
Teddie: Nicholas Boulton
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Ladv Manners: Irene Sutcliffe
Count Bronowski: Gary Waldhom
Fenny: Selina Griffiths
Pandit: Nadim Sawalha
Nigel: Benedict Cumberbatch
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Gopal: Bhaskar Patel

: Bookclub

Andrea Levy won last year's Orange Prize and Whitbread Prize for her novel Small Island, which is a current favourite with book groups around the UK. Levy joins readers to discuss the novel, the tale of two immigrants from Jamaica in the postwar years, which is based on the story of her own parents. James Naughtie presents. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
June Bookclub: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 by Sue Townsend


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Sue Townsend

: A Map of British Poetry

11/12. Rivers. The rivers of Britain run blue on our maps and run like veins through our poetry, offering a metaphor for the journey of our lives. Poet laureate Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscape of British poetry, with contributions from Roger Deakin and Peter Randall -Page, and poems by Milton, Ted Hughes , TS Eliot , Marlowe, Wordsworth and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Readers are Kenneth Cranham , Jamie Glover and Simon Russell Beale. Producer Tim Dee
Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm ADDRESS: BBC, Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS8 2LR email: poetrymap@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Roger Deakin
Unknown: Peter Randall
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Readers: Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale.
Producer: Tim Dee

: A Year In the Arab/Israeli Crisis

2/4. For the past year, Edward Stourton has been talking to key players involved in the Middle East conflict.
Autumn: Unchartered Territory. It is the UN Annual General Assembly but America's mind is elsewhere. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: A Brush with the Bottle

2/2. Tough Call. Andy Mayer , recovering alcoholic, tells the story of his love affair with drink and how he survived it. Detox, group therapy and AA membership: having descended into alcohol dependence, Mayer chronicles his recovery. Producer Julian May Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Andy Mayer

: Pick of the Week

Emily Buchanan presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Tom plays away from home.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 41

: Go 4 It

Will putting the times tables to music make them any easier to learn? Barney Harwood meets the musician who has set them to soul, Bhangra and rap. Plus the last instalment of the drama Fergus Crane. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Fergus Crane.
Producers: Abi Awojobi
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Tales from East Anglia

5/5. Overlooked. Out on a bike ride a mother and her teenage daughter come across a disturbing link with a 17th-century witch, drowned in a Suffolk pond. By Nicci
French and read by its co-author Nicci Gerrard. The last in a series of stories by writers for whom being East Anglian is important. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Nicci Gerrard.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: A World in Your Ear

5/6. This week's selection from radio stations is themed around crime and punishment. Linda Pressly hears how a prison radio station in South Africa is steering inmates away from a life of crime; the pain and loss of having a parent incarcerated for decades in America; and the extraordinary story of a Japanese tourist arrested for drug smuggling in Australia. Producer Suzie Dietrich


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Suzie Dietrich

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Michael Rosen takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money

BOX Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

9/9. The Anxious Voter. John Kampfner asks whether insecurity and anxiety make people more or less likely to VOte. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Kampfner

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events, covering the election campaigns of all the major parties. Editor Terry Dignan
Meet the political editors: page 22 The telegenic cabinet: page 26


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: Party Political Broadcast

On behalf of the Liberal Democrats.

: A Good Read

4/6. Janet Suzman and Ruth Rogers discuss their favourite books. With Sue MacGregor. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Ruth Rogers

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Parker on Hitchcock

Film director Alan Parker reflects on the skill and enduring influence of the great master of supsense,
Alfred Hitchcock. With Barry Norman and Peter Bogdanovich. Repeated from Thursday


Director: Alan Parker
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock.
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Peter Bogdanovich.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

(1/5) Adult Video, read by Ben Miles. Short stories by William Boyd , abridged by Neville Teller


Read By: Ben Miles.
Stories By: William Boyd
Abridged By: Neville Teller

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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