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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From 5t Anne's Church, Limehouse, London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Spirit of Africa. In a week in which Africa has been at the centre of media focus, Mark Tully explores the idea that the answers to Africa's problems increasingly lie with the continent's spirituality rather than with politics. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/4. Life in a Ditch. Continuing his exploration of some of Britain's watery landscapes, Lionel Kelleway travels to the Pevensey Levels in East Sussex in search of Britain's largest beetle, the great silver water beetle. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Tony Robinson appeals on behalf of Action on Disability and Development.
Donations: Freepost Radio 4 Appeal, marked ADD on the back of the envelope: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Ffatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Sally Ffatman

: Sunday Worship

A service marking the G8 summit, from St Mary's
Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. Led by the Bishop of Edinburgh, the Rt Rev Brian Smith , with Kevin Franz of Action of Churches Together in Scotland, Eildon Dyer of Christian Aid Scotland, and the Glasgow Gospel Choir directed by Jerry Boweh. Producer Mo McCullougn


Unknown: Brian Smith
Unknown: Kevin Franz
Unknown: Eildon Dyer
Directed By: Jerry Boweh.
Producer: Mo McCullougn

: 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

The novelist Paulo Coelho is this week's castaway. With Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Paulo Coelho

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. From the New Theatre, Oxford. Regulars Tim Brooke -Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are joined by guest Harry Hill. With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Harry Hill.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Scandinavian coastal fishermen are joining forces with their counterparts throughout Europe to protect their way of life. Sheila Dillon investigates.
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: Beyond Belief

A repeat of the Sony gold award-winning programme in which Ernie Rea discusses the role of Women in Islam With three Muslim women. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in South Yorkshire. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
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: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Next Darjeeling

5/5. May. Monitoring the progress of Britain's first tea crop at Tregothnan, Cornwall. On his final visit
Matt Harvey gets to taste the finished product. Producer viv Beeby


Unknown: Matt Harvey

: Classic Serial: Greenmantle

1/2. By John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah. In 1915 Richard Hannay is summoned to the War Office where he is told of an impending Holy War in the East.
Greenmantle - once a mythical figure, now made flesh - is preparing to lead a great Islamic army against the infidel English. Hannay's mission is to identify Greenmantle and destroy him.
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Patricia Hannah
Producer/Director: Bruce Young
Hannay: David Robb
Sandy: James Fleet
Sir Walter: Clive Merrison
John S Blenkiron: Stuart Milligan
Peter: Jon Glover
Ulric von Stumm: Jack Klaff
German agent: David Timson
German mother: Rachel Atkins
Herr Gaudian: Harry Myers
Undersecretary: Matthew Pidgeon

: Bookclub

Dr Oliver Sacks talks about his collection of true-life case studies into neurological disorders The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. The audience discussing the book with James Naughtie includes readers who have suffered from the same kind of disorders, and practising neurologists. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
August Bookclub: Blood Rain by Michael Dibdin


Guest: Dr Oliver Sacks
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

8/9. Anon - that most prolific and long-lived of poets who has contributed so much to the literary canon - is celebrated here in a sample selected by Roger McGough. 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]


Unknown: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

5/11. Children and teachers are being put at risk because of failures to pass on information about violent pupils and abusive parents. Fran Abrams investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Second String

New series 1/3. Three writers and broadcasters offer a rare glimpse into a secret life beneath their respectable veneers - the life of a performing musician. This week, Russell Davies talks about the joys of his "hush-hush" 30-year-career as a slide trombone player.
Producer Mohini Patel Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Talks: Russell Davies
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Pick of the Week

Peggy Reynolds 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: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

There's a double christening for the Carters. For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 40

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme presented by David McFetridge. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and AbiAwojobi


Presented By: David McFetridge.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Mavis Gallant Stories

4/5. Lena. In the third of three interlinked stories,
Edouard visits the elderly Magdalena, whose belief that she is his only true wife is unshakeable, now that his second wife, Juliette is dead. 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 tOT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbcxo.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Real Amos 'n' Andy

1/2. Created in the 1920s, this story of two African
Americans was the biggest thing in American radio.
But the actors who created and starred in it were white. Freeman F Gosden and Charles J Correll talk to Jeffrey Robinson. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Charles J Correll
Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

9/9. Do It like Deming. W Edwards Deming was the "quality" guru whose analysis transformed Japanese business after the Second World War. But, as Peter Day discovers, Deming's ideas are about more than quality. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Edwards Deming
Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Mad as Hell
3/3. 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

7/9. The guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Michael and Martin

Martin Scorsese leads this celebration of the life of film director Michael Powell to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Director: Michael Powell

: World Today

: News

: News

: Prison Rape

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Purple Hibiscus (1/10) A vivid portrayal of Nigerian life, this is the story of a 14-year-old girl who grew up in the shadow of an overbearing father. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by Rakie Ayola


Read By: Rakie Ayola

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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.

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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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