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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Andrew 's Church, Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire.


Unknown: St Andrew

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

New God. As many of the old images and metaphors for
God cease to convince, Mark Tully considers newly emerging ways of understanding and envisioning God. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

8/8. Country life and its people, producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious news, with Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jon Snow appeals on behalf of Rett Syndrome Association UK... , Donations: [address removed]: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44 Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and Thu 3.27pm


Unknown: Jon Snow
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Poet theologians Gavin d'Costa, Eleanor Nesbitt ,
Ruth Shelton and Nicola Slee read from their work and reflect on God seen in the everyday. From St Bonaventures, Bristol, with the Exultate Singers, directed by David Ogden. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Eleanor Nesbitt
Unknown: Ruth Shelton
Unknown: Nicola Slee
Directed By: David Ogden.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House from 9.15

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


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: International Cricket

Live coverage of the NatWest Series one-day international from Bristol. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Author Alexander McCall Smith is Sue Lawley's s castaway. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Tony Hawks and Sandi Toksvig join regulars Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor for more inspired nonsense with Humphrey Lyttelton. Denis King is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Denis King

: The Food Programme

What has happened to traditional British lettuce varieties? Sheila Dillon finds out. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated on Monday at 4pm


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: Monkey Glands and PurpleHearts

The use of drugs in soccer is nothing new. Alan Green reveals the hidden story of football's earliest tes with performance-enhancing substances. Producer jack Enright


Unknown: Alan Green

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs answer questions from visitors to the Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. 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]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Next Darjeeling

3/5. November The tea plants at Tregothnan, Cornwall, have survived the first snowfall. Producer Viv Beeby


Producer: Viv Beeby

: Classic Serial: The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy
2/3. Clym Yeobright has returned from Paris. A contrived meeting between him and Eustacia has sparked a mutual interest. Is he the man she has been dreaming of?
Dramatised by David Calcutt.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by: David Calcutt.
Producer/Director: Rosemary Watts
Thomas Hardy: David Calder
Eustacia: Emma Fielding
Clym Yeobright: Adam Godley
Damon: Timothy Watson
Mrs Yeobright: Annette Badland
Tamsin: Cathy Sara
Diggory: Ben Crowe
Granfer: Gerry Hinks
Timothy: Stephen Tomlin
Humphrey: Martin Reeve
Christian: Oliver Hembrough
Susan: Sunny Ormonde
Johnny: Ben Tibber
Captain Vye: Martyn Read

: Open Book

Cult writer Sybille Bedford, now aged 94, has published a long-awaited memoir. She joins Mariella Frostrup. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

6/9. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems that celebrate sporting achievements on and off the field, with verse about cricket, swimming, horse racing and football. 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
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

3/11. With a new generation of nuclear reactors a real possibility, how near is Britain to a solution to the problem of what to dowith radioactive waste? Julian O'Halloran reports on the disposal headaches and radiation leaks that dog the nuclear-power industry. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: The Lucky Country

1/2. Australian writer and broadcaster Sarah McDonald reflects on the changes taking place in her country and finds that the "no worries" approach is being overtaken by an outbreak of workaholism. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Sarah McDonald

: Pick of the Week

until 6.30
Sheila McClennon presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

It's a matter of life and death at The Stables.
For cast see page 52 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 51

: Go 4 It

Author Pete Johnson talks about his new book, Trusf Me, I'm a Troublemaker, which gives tips on everything from how to deal with the school nerd to meeting your dad's new girlfriend. Also, Fran and Ania explore the history of Midsummer's Eve. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Talks: Pete Johnson
Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Mavis Gallant Stories

2/5. A Recollection. The first of three interlinked stories is set in Paris in the early 1940s. Edouard, an idealistic student, marries Magdalena, a flamboyant Catholic-
Jewish actress, to ensure she never has to wear a yellow Star. Read by David Collins. Producer Elisabeth Edwards


Read By: David Collins.
Producer: Elisabeth Edwards

: Feedback

Roger Bolton , with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Always the Bridesmaid

1: Joan Sims
Celebrating the lives and work of comic actresses who, though much-loved, never took centre-stage.
Janet Ellis explores Joan Sims's career and talks to friends and colleagues, including Liz Fraser, Norman Wisdom and June Whitfield.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Subject: Joan Sims
Interviewee: Liz Fraser
Interviewee: Norman Wisdom
Interviewee: June Whitfield
Producer: Claire Jones

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

7/9. Back to School. From September, all 14- to 16-year-olds in England will get lessons in entrepreneurship. Peter Day goes back to school to ask whether it's right to try to train young people to be entrepreneurs. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Mad as Hell
New series 1/3. Why is everyone who comes into contact with modern British government mad as hell? Columnist Simon Jenkins investigates.
Editor Terry Dignan Mad as Hell is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

5/9. The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Riot That Never Was

In 1926 the BBC sparked a national panic by broadcasting news of a murderous riot in London, which turned out to be a spoof created by a Catholic priest, Ronald Knox. The BBC's managing director John Reith 's reaction was a surprising one. With Ray Snoddy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ronald Knox.
Director: John Reith
Unknown: Ray Snoddy.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

My Life So Far (1/5)
Jane Fonda reads from her new autobiography


Unknown: Jane Fonda

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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