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: World News Cheshire.

5.43 Bells on Sunday From All Saints Church, Danebury. in Cheshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood .

The Real Me. Born in Guyana, Lionel McCalman has lived in London for 30 years. He plays in a steel drum band ana has seen people from all cultures and backgrounds having a go. Which brings him to ask: who is Lionel? Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Lionel McCalman
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

3/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Fergal Keane appeals on behalf of the National
Association for Children of Alcoholics.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A Celebration for Pentecost. From the Church of God of Prophecy, in Birmingham, a service to mark the coming of the Holy Spirit, led by Carol Brown. Preacher Bishop Dr
Joe Aldred. Music directors Vincent McCalla , Charmain Oliver and Deseta Davis. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Carol Brown.
Unknown: Joe Aldred.
Directors: Vincent McCalla
Directors: Charmain Oliver
Directors: Deseta Davis.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Fi Glover. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the actress Imelda Staunton. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Imelda Staunton.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/7. With Rachel Billington , Stella Duffy , Daisy Goodwin and Emma Kennedy. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Readings by William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme ..

Sheila Dillon lifts the lid on eggs, asking just how sa and versatile they really are and finding out how hen-keeping has developed into a popular hobby.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated on Monday at 4pm Essential eggs: page 35


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Inside the Harem

1/2. Polygamy-the Positives.When Shagufta Yaqub got married, she decided that under the terms of her marriage contract, she would not preclude her husband from taking another wife. She talks to men and women in the UK and Pakistan, and questions whether polygamy is, as the Koran says, a divinely ordained right of men. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Shagufta Yaqub
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Sheffield Allotment and Leisure Gardeners
Federation. Roy Lancaster continues his conversation with Geoffrey Smith , and Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardener's Question
Time,featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]
Essential garden items for summer: page 142


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Winston Churchill's Toyshop and Other Stories

2/4. Michael Nicholson discovers some of the inventions developed for the Special Operations Executive and interviews the son of their inventor, the original "Q" from James Bond. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: James Bond.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

6/9. The Day of the Scorpion. Sarah travels to Calcutta to visit Ronald in hospital and to hear at first hand of Teddie's tragic encounter with Indian National Army troops. By
Paul Scott , dramatised by John Harvey. Other parts played by Jason Chan , Shiv Grewa l, Robert Hastie andEmily Wachter
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Jason Chan
Played By: Shiv Grewa
Unknown: Robert Hastie
Unknown: Emily Wachter
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah: Lia Williams
Mildred: Geraldine James
Susan: Alex Treqear
Teddie: Nicholas Boulton
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Fenny: Selina Griffiths
Barbie: Marcia Warren
Mabel: Margaret Tyzack
GenRankin: Hugh Dickson
Clark: Giles Fagan
Mira: Priyanga Elan
Rev Peplow: Ian Masters

: Open Book

Journalist Michael Finkel talks to Mariella Frostrup about his startling book True Story. Plus a report on a scheme that lends books to the homeless - what do people sleeping rough choose to read? producers Karen Holden and Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Michael Finkel
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producers: Karen Holden
Producers: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

New series 1/9. Roger McGough introduces requests for works by Shakespeare, Larkin and Emily Dickinson , as well as lyrics by the gravel-voiced singer/songwriter
Tom Waits. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bocshop.com. Call [number removed]19


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Songwriter: Tom Waits.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: A Year in the Arab/Israeli Crisis

4/4 Spring: a New Leaf. There is a new Palestinian leader, American re-engages in the Middle East, and there's new talk of peace - but will it last? Edward Stourton follows the events in the Middle East conflict, talking to key figures over the course Of 12 months. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: The Road to Nowhere

2/3. A Fork in the Road. "We now have a situation whereby a threat is allegedly made to blow up a bridge unless it is named after the man who blew up the last one. In short, we've travelled another short mile down the road to nowhere." Gerry Anderson reflects on the strangely paradoxical nature of life Northern Ireland.
Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

Quentin Cooper presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Matt dishes the dirt.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 41

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine programme features a 12-year-old girl who helps care for her father, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Getting Away from It

2/5. Dry Run. Summer 1979, two teenagers fall in love en route to France from Belfast, mistakenly believing that they have left the past behind. By Glenn Patterson , read by Marty Rea. Producer Joanne Reardon


Unknown: Glenn Patterson
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton , with listener's opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

7/8. The series that looks at the words we use and where they come from. With Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

2/9. Spain's Growing Pains. The Spanish economy has been booming and flexing its muscle internationally. But now it faces the growing threat of competition from all sides. Peter Day travels from Madrid to Barcelona to see how Spain is confronting that challenge. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Power Eating
2/3. Anne Perkins looks at the dinner party at which
John Maynard Keynes failed to stop Winston Churchill from deciding to return to the gold standard in 1925. Editor Terry Dignan Power Eating repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Anne Perkins
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

6/6. Author Nick Hornby and broadcaster
Simon Fanshawe discuss favourite books. With Sue MacGregor.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: John Meade Falkner's Bag ofParadoxes

David Almond traces the daily train journey of Moonfleet author John Meade Falkner between Newcastle and Durham in an attempt to find the influences that shaped his writing. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Almond
Unknown: John Meade Falkner

: World Today

: News

: News

: Slavery Today

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate
(6/10), by Patrick O'Brian. Continuing the 19th-century adventures of Jack Aubrey , a Royal Navy officer and his friend Stephen Maturin , a Navy surgeon


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.
Unknown: Jack Aubrey
Unknown: Stephen Maturin

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.

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