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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Eadburgha's Church, Ebrinton in Gloucestershire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Sweet Thought in Sadness. Mark Tully considers the benefits of sadness: sadness that's appropriate, healing and creative; and sadness that's meaningful and both deepens and heightens joy. producer EieyMcAinsn Rptdatiuopm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: EieymcAinsn Rptdatiuopm

: On Your Farm

4/8. 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

: Radio4Appeal

Alexander McCall Smith appeals on behalf of the Tropical Health and Education Trust.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

'Liturgy of the Word for Trinity Sunday from the Metropolitan
Cathedral of St David, Cardiff. Led by the dean,
Father Peter Collins. Preacher the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff. Director of music David Neville. Producer Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Father Peter Collins.
Unknown: Peter Smith
Music: David Neville.
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: 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

Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government. Professor bir David King , is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: David King

: Quote.... Unquote

6/7. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are Germaine Greer , Andrew Davies ,
Richard Herring and Gervase Phinn. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes celebrates the pungent prince of spices - pepper. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated on Monday at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Inside the Harem

2/2. Polygamy -the Negatives. When Shagufta Yaquo 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 ana
Pakistan, and questions whether polygamy is, as the Koran says, a divinely ordained right of men. producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Shagufta Yaquo
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Gardeners' Question Time

Lord Heseltine talks to Roy Lancaster about the arboretum he has created in Northamptonshire. Pippa Greenwood. Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithindank answer questions sent in by listeners, and Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 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.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed] Lavender shrubs offer: page 142


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Anne Swithindank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Winston Churchill's Toyshop and Other Stories

3/4. British Intelligence controlled every German spy operating in Britain in the Second World War.
Michael Nicholson investigates the "double-cross system and the remarkable DuskO Popov. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Dusko Popov.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

7/9. The Towers of Silence. Barbie Batchelor ,
Mabel Layton 's companion, has to leave Rose Cottage following Mabel's death. it is the summer of 1945 and as the war comes to a close the days of the British Raj are numbered. By Paul Scott , dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Jason Chan. Robert Hastie , Rez Kempton , Stuart McLoughlin and Ndidi del Fatti
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Barbie Batchelor
Unknown: Mabel Layton
Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Jason Chan.
Played By: Robert Hastie
Played By: Rez Kempton
Played By: Stuart McLoughlin
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah: Lia Williams
Mildred: Geraldine James
Susan: Alex Treqear
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Fenny: Selina Griffiths
Barbie: Marcia Warren
Rev Peplow: Ian Masters
Clarissa: Susan Jameson
Kenneth: Stephen Hoqan

: Open Book

Christopher Hitchens gives advice in the reading clinic about tackling Orwell's 1984. And, to mark the centenary of HE Bates's birth, a trip to the Northamptonshire countryside that shaped much of the author's work. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

2/9. Roger McGough introduces poems of the mundane and the everyday in a programme that features requests for works that pinpoint the here and now, including poems by Billy Collins and Raymond Carver , among others. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Billy Collins
Unknown: Raymond Carver
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Money Box Investigates

The Sins of Commission. Critics say that commission, which is at the heart of the financial services industry, has contributed to misselling and that it undermines our trust in the people who give us financial advice. Paul Lewis investigates the case for and against reform. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Road to Nowhere

3/3. Wreckin' Wreathsand Tumblin ' Artefacts
"Casting a cold eye on the Northern Ireland of today, it seems that after thousands of deaths during the Troubles, people are materially better off than they were before but are more isolated and hate each other more than they ever did." Gerry Anderson concludes his reflection on the strangely paradoxical nature of life in the province.
Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Wreathsand Tumblin
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

Edward Stourton presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]5693 email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Lilian seeks out the truth.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 46

: Go 4 It

Author Caroline Lawrence talks about her new book, The Colossus of Rhodes, which is the next exciting adventure in her Roman Mysteries series. producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Talks: Caroline Lawrence
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Getting Away from It

3/5. A Sense of Place. Mythology surrounding the Croatian island of Brae gives new hope to a mother struggling to find her place in life. By Ruth Henderson , read by Anastasia Hille. A series of tales of travel abroad that shed light on life back home. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Ruth Henderson
Read By: Anastasia Hille.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Feedback

Roger Bolton , with listeners' 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

8/8. 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

: In Business

3/9. Prize Giving. Offering prizes for scientific and technological innovation can be traced back to the 18th century. Today, large cash prizes are once again being offered to solve some of our most ambitious challenges - from affordable space travel to a cure for ageing. Peter Day reports. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Power Eating
3/3. A look at the Chequers dinner party at which Harold Wilson ordered the unions to take their tanks off his lawn. With Anne Perkins.
Editor Terry Dignan Power Eating is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Anne Perkins.
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

1/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Batting for Hemingway

Former England cricket captain Michael Atherton , a great fan of Ernest Hemingway , pays tribute to his hero and talks to Hemingway scholars. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Captain Michael Atherton
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian (1/10) by Marina Lweycka. Vera and Nadezhda have not spoken to one another since their mother's funeral. When their eccentric octogenarian father wants to marry a 36-year-old woman from Ukraine it causes them to work out their differences. Read by Sian Thomas


Unknown: Marina Lweycka.
Read By: Sian Thomas

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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