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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St John 's Church in Bollington, Cheshire.


Unknown: St John

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Solidarity. From the fashion for coloured wristbands to the collapse of Soviet bloc communism, Mike Wooldridge asks what gives rise to such powerful expressions of solidarity. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jeremy Hardy appeals on behalf of War on Want.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship ...

"Caudium et Spes". Forty years after the close of the Second Vatican Council, Cardinal Cormac Murphy -
O'Connor reflects on the pastoral document Gaudium et
Spes (joy and hope), which sets out how the Church and its people engage with the modern world. The service is led by the Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, Mgr Mark Langham. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Cardinal Cormac Murphy
Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Unknown: Edjtor Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Bangladesh .

Live coverage of the third day's play in the Second Test.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Author and cook Nigel Slater is Sue Lawley's s castaway. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Nigel Slater

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

1/6. With Jeremy Hardy , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

Lager. With UK sales of lager outstripping those of ale, Andrew Jefford goes in search of the perfect pint. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated on Monday at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Goodnight Tapes

Imprisoned parents have made recordings of fairy tales and their own life stories that are played to their children at bedtime. Kim Normanton looks at what the parents have learnt from the experience, producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Kim Normanton
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions put by members of the Lincolnshire North Federation of Women's Institutes. 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 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]19


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Next Darjeeling

New series 1/5. May. Britain's first ever tea crop is being cultivated at Tregothnan in Cornwall. Matthew Harvey monitors its progress at this idyllic estate on the banks of the River Fal. producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Cornwall. Matthew
Unknown: River Fal.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

9/9 A Division of the Spoils. Guy returns to India in time for independence, but the division of the country has tragic consequences. By Paul Scott , dramatised by Shelley Silas. Other parts played by Shiv Grewal , Nicholas Boulton , Amit Shah and Emily Wachter Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: Shelley Silas.
Played By: Shiv Grewal
Played By: Nicholas Boulton
Played By: Amit Shah
Played By: Emily Wachter
Guy: Jeremy Northam
Nigel: Benedict Cumberbatch
Sarah: Lia Williams
Edward: Matthew Thomas-Davies
Susan: Alex Treqear
Count Bronowski: Gary Waldhorn
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Major Peabody: Sean Baker
MrsPeabody: Susan Jameson
Bob: Rob Hastie
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah

: Bookclub

Adrian Mole, with his unrequited love for Pandora and his terrible poetry, is almost a national treasure. His creator, Sue Townsend, joins James Naughtie and readers in Birmingham to discuss his first journal, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
July Bookclub: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks


Guest: Sue Townsend
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

4/9 Roger McGough introduces requests for poems on the subject of water by, among others, Sophie Hannah , Philip Larkin and Christopher Marlowe. 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.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

1/11 Does Britain do enough to prevent insolvency, debt and job losses, caused by business failures? In the wake of the collapse of car-maker Rover, Allan Urry investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Hail to the Harmless Drudge

2/3. A talk celebrating the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson 's dictionary, which defined, reported on and shaped the English language, while also giving the meaning of "lexicographer" as "a harmless drudge". Alan Downie , professor of English at Goldsmiths College, talks about the pleasures of rummaging in a "word-hoard". producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Alan Downie
Producer: Tim Dee

: Pick of the Week

Peter Day presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Maire Devine
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Maire Devine

: The Archers

Shula seeks out moral support. For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 44

: Go 4 It

Jacqueline Wilson , recently announced as the next children's laureate, talks to Barney Harwood about her new role. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Getting Away from It

5/5. The Island. A beautiful, remote island off the coast of Maine provides answers to a young man's past. By Tim Pears , read by Matthew Macfadyen. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Tim Pears
Read By: Matthew MacFadyen.
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

: Beyond Compere

From Round the Home to The Comedians by way of Ross Noble and Arthur Smith , Simon Fanshawe examines the fine art of the compere. With archive interviews and excerpts from the Shows. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Frank Stirling

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

5/9. Look No Wires. One of the great obsessions of modern technology is getting rid of the wires that have linked people together since mass communications began. Peter Day finds out why. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Letters Pages

2/3. A look at how certain letters, published in the British press, have changed policy or influenced debate. Anthony Howard discusses the resignation of Harold Macmillan.
Editor Terry Dignan The Letters Pages is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Harold MacMillan.
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

3/9. The guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Scourge of St Paul's

Soprano Emma Kirkby tells the story of Maria Hackett , who campaigned for improved conditions for St Paul 's choristers in the early 19th century. Repeated from Thursday


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Maria Hackett
Unknown: St Paul

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

The Woman in White (1/8) Wilkie Collins 's classic adventure of treachery, embezzlement and body-swapping. Read by Dougray Scott


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Read By: Dougray Scott

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.

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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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