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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin, St Marychurch, Torquay.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

No Place like Home? As we seem to move house several times in our lives, Michael Morpurgo wonders where exactly home is. Is it just an idea that has ceased to have any meaning? Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Living World

4/4. Water Shrews in Watercress. Concluding his exploration of some of Britain's watery landscapes,
Lionel Kelleway visits Hertfordshire's watercress beds in search of one of Britain's most elusive mammals - the Water Shrew. 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

John McCarthy appeals on behalf of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship ,

Festival Eucharist from St John 's Church, Buxton, sung to Schubert's Mass in C, D452, by the Buxton Madrigal
Singers conducted by Michael Williams. Celebrant the Rev John Hudghton. Homily delivered by Anthony Howard on the Rule Of St Benedict. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: St John
Conducted By: Michael Williams.
Unknown: John Hudghton.
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The publisher Diana Athill is today's castaway. Presented by Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Diana Athill

: Just a Minute

1/9. Rob Brydon , Chris Neil , Paul Merton and Clement Freud try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate in the most pernickety of panel games. Chaired by Nicholas Parsons. From the Mermaid Theatre, London. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Chris Neil
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

From pickled lambs' testicles to putrid shark, Sheila Dillon explores the tradition and history of Icelandic food. Producer David Battcock Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: David Battcock

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - Dumbstruck

Two years ago the Cornish playwright Nick Darke , who died last month, suffered a serious stroke and found himself struck virtually dumb. In this remarkable audio diary Nick charts his painful, painstaking and, at times, hilarious path to full recovery. Producer Simon Elmes Nick Darke 's play Hooked is broadcast tomorrow at 2.15pm


Unknown: Nick Darke
Producer: Simon Elmes
Producer: Nick Darke

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Lincolnshire. The chairman is Eric Robson. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor 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: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Sceptical Landscapes

2/5. Continuing his journey, and explaining his argument that humans and animals will always adapt to a changing environment, Professor Philip Stott visits two places on the coast of south-east England to reveal that sea-level is never constant. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Professor Philip Stott
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

1/3. The Best of Mothers. Drawing on Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius, Mike Walker demonstrates how Emperor Nero was a thwarted artist who hated violence and was only brought down for transgressing the Roman code of gravitas.
Producer Jeremy Mortimer ; Director Steven Canny Rptd Sat 9pm


Unknown: Mike Walker
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
Nero: Jonathan Forbes
Agrippina: Frances Barber
Seneca: Stephen Boxer
Petronius: Nicholas Boulton
Poppea: Ndldl Ama
Phaos: Jason Chan
Anicetus: Christian Rodska
Epaphroditus: Hugh Dickson
Burrus: Stephen Hoqan

: Open Book

Doris Lessing talks about her long and extraordinarily varied writing career to Mariella Frostrup. Producer Karen Holden Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Karen Holden

: Behind the Book

New series 1/4. A new "poetry detective" series in which Joan Bakewell uncovers the places and story behind the publication of a particular book of poetry.
Lyrical Ballads. She visits Coleridge's cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset, and the nearby Alfoxton House that
William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy rented in 1797. Dr Emma Mason and Dr Ralph Pite explain the background to the work. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm Joan Bakewell waxes lyrical: page 113


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: Dr Emma Mason
Unknown: Dr Ralph Pite
Producer: Liz Leonard
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: File on 4

7/11. How safe is it to blow the whistle on alleged wrongdoing in one of the country's most closed public services - the prison system? Jenny Cuffe investigates claims that staff and inmates are being victimised for making complaints. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Second String

3/3. In the last of the series, broadcaster and journalist Chris Serle describes how his life changed at the age of ten when a small, unwanted drum kit came his way. From becoming drum major at school to playing in a local jazz band, the drums became part of the rhythm of his life. Producer Mohini Patel Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Ritula Shah
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Fallon fails to get into the festival spirit.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

The moving story of Anne Frank is featured this week as Barney Harwood speaks to Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett , the author and illustrator of a new book - Anne Frank - published to coincide with the recent Anne Frank Day. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: Angela Barrett
Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Anne Frank
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Departures

1/5. Swans. The first story about departure comes from
New Zealand's Janet Frame, who died in 2004. It describes a child's experience of a trip to the seaside for an almost perfect day. Read by Sarah Kants. Producer Karen Rose


Read By: Sarah Kants.
Producer: Karen Rose

: 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

: Should We Be Laughing?

1/2. Laughing at Disability. Disabled comedians and academics discuss the rights and wrongs of laughing at disability and the attitudes such comedy exposes. A sobering and hilarious trawl through the archives, presented by Francesca Martinez. Producer Turan Ali


Presented By: Francesca Martinez.
Producer: Turan Ali

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis: Or Saving Europe's Bacon?

2/9. In the second of two programmes about the way forward for Europe, Quentin Peel asks if the enlarged EU can still offer the safety, democracy and prosperity that its founders once dreamed of - and how this can be achieved.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Presenter: Quentin Peel

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Whatever Happened to Anarchism?
2/2. Is there any future for libertarian socialism in an age of globalised economy and diminished political ideology? Editor Terry Dignan Whatever Happened to Anarchism rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

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


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Political Bollywood

1/2. Hindi films have always been about politics, social mores and moral principles. This first programme deals with events reflected in the industry up to India's independence. Presented by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Stories

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Evening in the Palace of Reason (1/5)
Bill Paterson reads from James Gaines 's compelling portrait of 18th-century Europe


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: James Gaines

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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.

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