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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Leonard's Church, Hythe in Kent.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Marks of Integrity. What is integrity? Rosemary Hart considers the meaning and importance of integrity in Public and private life. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Rosemary Hart
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

2/8. Topical farming magazine, with Caz Graham. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Caz Graham.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news of the week, with Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Helena Kennedy appeals on behalf of Women in Secure Hospitals.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Baptist World Centenary Congress, Birmingham. Introduced by the Rev David Coffey. Leader the Rev Roy Searle , preacher the Rev Terry Rae. Musical director David Peacock. Producer Philip Billson


Leader: David Coffey.
Unknown: Roy Searle
Unknown: Terry Rae.
Director: David Peacock.
Producer: Philip Billson

: 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.

: The Reunion

2/8. Sue MacGregor reunites the team of Not the Nine o'Clock News, including John Lloyd , Rowan Atkinson , Mel Smith , Chris Langham and Pamela Stephenson.
Producers Christina Captieux and David Prest Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson.
Producers: Christina Captieux
Producers: David Prest

: Just a Minute

3/9 Clement Freud , Sheila Hancock , Victor Spinetti and Tony Hawks try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Have we lost the knack of shopping well for food? Sheila Dillon investigates.
Producer Tamsin Hughes Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Batting for Hemingway

Former England cricket captain Michael Atherton talks to scholars and enthusiasts about the myths surrounding the writer Ernest Hemingway , and the enduring quality of his writing. Producer Tom Alban


Talks: Captain Michael Atherton
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from members of the Sutton Garden Club, near Ely. With Gill Pyrah in the chair. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
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Fashionable alliums offer: page 137


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Sceptical Landscapes

4/5. Philip Stott continues his journey explaining his argument that animals will always adapt to a changing environment. Today he travels to Lewes, East Sussex, to reveal that there's nothing new about river flooding.
Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Philip Stott
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

3/3. Citizens in a Great City. Dramatist Mark Walker shows how the young Commodus buckles under the expectations put upon him by his father, the philosopher/ emperor Marcus Aurelius. And how Septimus Severus is called on to save the Empire from anarchy.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatist: Mark Walker
Unknown: Marcus Aurelius.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Marcus Aurelius: Ronald Pickup
Septimus Severus: Ray Fearon
Julia Domna: Helen McCrory
Galen: Hugh Dickson
Commodus: Jim Sturgess
General: Stephen Hogan
Speaker: Nicholas Boulton
Alexander of Abonuchius: Martin Hyder

: Open Book

Francis Spufford talks to Penelope Lively about her fictionalised memoir Making It Up, and considers a new novel. The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, by Ellen Feldman. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Francis Spufford
Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Ellen Feldman.
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Behind the Book

3/4. A new "poetry detective" series in which Joan Bakewell uncovers the place and story behind the publication of a particular book of poetry.
Beowulf. The origins of this poem are hard to trace because it is generally thought to have started in the oral tradition. However, Joan's experts,
Professor Elaine Treharne and Dr Andrew Prescott. agree that the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk gives a very visible clue to life at the time of this great epic poem. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Professor Elaine Treharne
Unknown: Dr Andrew Prescott.
Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Producer: Liz Leonard

: File on 4

9/11. Six years after the European Commission promised zero tolerance of corruption, why do allegations of widespread fraud and financial mismanagement persist? Gerry Northam examines the new anti-fraud regime in Europe and asks if it is working. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: A Gun for Christmas

2/2. In the aftermath of the controversial trial of the boys accused of killing Damilola Taylor , Esther Armah was a young reporter trying to penetrate the south London estate where Damilola lived. But nobody wanted to talk. Here she remembers the woman who helped her win the trust of the residents of the estate, as well as the impact of what they had to say about their daily lives.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: Esther Armah
Producer: Tom Alban

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Pat's maternal instincts kick in. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine show is in fighting form this week. Barney Harwood visits Warwick Castle to meet its first female knight. He also takes a tour of the castle and samples the flavour of medieval Britain. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Departures

3/5. The Blue Lighthouse. A man moves to a remote lighthouse in Ireland to escape a broken marriage. By Matthew Sweeney , read by Gerard Murphy. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
Read By: Gerard Murphy.
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]2800 email: feedback®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Gunston!

Long before Ali G and Mrs Merton there was a hapless
Australian television reporter called Norman Gunston. His creator, Garry McDonald , gives a rare interview to lifelong fan Mark Little. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: Ali G
Unknown: Norman Gunston.
Unknown: Garry McDonald
Unknown: Mark Little.
Producer: James Crawford

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates the introduction of the anti-arthritis drug Vioxx, which had to be withdrawn because Of concerns about its side-effects. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/9. Love Thy Neighbour. David Walker examines the prospects for community in an individualistic age. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Lords Spiritual

2/2. The Church of England has 26 bishops in the House of Lord, but should religion have any place in Parliament? Editor Terry Dignan The Lords Spiritual repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

2/10. Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and novelist Amanda Craig join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Unknown: Amanda Craig
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

1/5. John Simpson entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of writing, read by Jilly Bond and Michael Elwyn. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Simpson
Read By: Jilly Bond
Read By: Michael Elwyn.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Stories

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows
(6/10). Psychological thriller by Jonathan Smith , read by Christian Rodska , about a headmaster who is framed as a paedophile


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Read By: Christian Rodska

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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.

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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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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