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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St. Lawrence Jewry in London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Hearing and Listening. Mark Tully considers the distinction between hearing and listening and realises that the way we respond to things often matters more than the thing itseir. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

4/8. Farming magazine, with Caz Graham. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Caz Graham.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Edward StOUrton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Art Malik presents the Radio 4 appeal on behalf of the charity Cruse Bereavement Care
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Art Malik
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Musician and writer the Rev Ian Mackenzie and Alison Elliot , former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, remember Edinburgh Festival events that show the closeness of art and spirituality. producer Mo McCuiiough


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie
Unknown: Alison Elliot
Producer: Mo McCuiiough

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon
9.55 August 1945 12/12. For details see yesterday at 8.55am


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the fourth day's playin the Third Test at
Old Trafford. Including at 12.35pm News; Call the Commentators and at 3.10 News; At the Bookstall.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Reunion

4/8. Sue MacGregor reunites people who were interned by the Japanese in the Far East during the Second World War. Producer David Prest Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: David Prest

: Just a Minute

4/9. Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Rob Brydon and Chris Neill try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Exploring connections between diet and cancer, with Sheila Dillon. Producer Margaret Collins Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Margaret Collins Rptd

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Tim Sebastian. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Tim Sebastian.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Yes Minister - the Viewfrom Whitehall

2/2. Former Tory prime minister William Hague explores the effects of 25 years of Yes Minister on Westminster and Whitehall. Producer Anthony Worrall


Unknown: William Hague
Producer: Anthony Worrall

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from members of the Brookdalt Club in Bramhall, Stockport. With Eric Robson in the cnair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor RT DIRECT: Own Gardeners' Question Time on audio cassette for just E9.99 (RRP £10.99) or CD for £11.99 (RRP £12.99) including p&p. To order call [number removed]3850 quoting RADT9013 or visit www.radiotimes.com/rtdirect The 30-minute gardener: page 36


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: For What It's Worth

1/5. Lars Tharp looks at the social history behind some favourite antiques and collectibles, starting with antiques from the garden, with Twigs Way and Alastair Morris. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Alastair Morris.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Oblomov

2/2. Gentle, intelligent Obiomov is a tragicomic hero for a couch-potato generation. During a summer in the country he falls in love with Olga. Back in St Petersburg, Olga's s patience is put to the test. Written by Ivan Goncharov , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. Producer/Director Claire Grove Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Written By: Ivan Goncharov
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Claire Grove
Oblomov: Toby Jones
Zahar: Trevor Peacock
Olga: Claire Skinner
Tarantyev: Gerard McDermott
Stoltz: Nicholas Boulton
Agafya: Fiona Clarke
Nicolai: Harry Myers

: Open Book

Joanna Trollope , Michael Ondaatje and David Grossman offer summer-reading tips. Mariella Frostrup celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Unknown: David Grossman
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Engineers' Corner

Ian McMillan asks why there isn't an engineers' corner in Westminster Abbey and seeks out those poets who have turned to engineering and technology for their inspiration. Are poets and engineers, in effect, in the same business? Producer Emma Harding Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Emma Harding

: File on 4

11/11. Alan Whitehouse investigates the performance of Britain's bUS companies. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse

: Romer's Roamings

2/3 Egyptologist and broadcaster John Romer first went to Egypt in the 1960s, not long before the Six Day War. He worked with archaeologists from many different nations, each of whom had a different "take" on the mysteries they were exploring. Which of the many versions of ancient Egyptian history is closest to the way it really was?
Producer Libby Cross Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: John Romer

: Pick of the Week

Sue Cook selects excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Ruth puts her foot in it. For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 40

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood meets a young collector who talks about his passion for badges and brings in a few to show and tell. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: Departures

5/5. The Bath. A woman's world narrows as she experiences old age. By New Zealand writer Janet Frame , who died last year. Read by Marcia Warren , Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Janet Frame
Read By: Marcia Warren
Producer: Karen Rose

: A World in Your Ear

2/7. Lucy Ash looks at how radio stations, particularly in Africa, are reporting on the global drive to fight poverty. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Word of Mouth

2/8. A close look at the words we use, with Michael Rosen.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Face the Facts

4/6. An investigation into the explosion at Stockline Plastics in Glasgow last year which killed nine workers and left more than 40 injured. John Waite reveals why it was labelled by one insider as a "disaster waiting to happen". Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

6/9. The Right End of the Stick? In many contexts mutual understanding seems mandatory, If it breaks down, it can lead to wars, sundered friendships, lost customers and defeated heroes. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and guests explore why misunderstanding matters - and whether it is something we want and need to do. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The House of Ladies
2/3. The Mouldbreakers. Political journalist Julia Langdon talks to Baroness Uddin, who came to Britain from Pakistan aged 13; the working-class trades unionist May Blood, who swapped the Shankill Road for the Lords; and former spymistress Lady Park. Editor Terry Dignan Repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Talks: Julia Langdon
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

4/10. Writer Bella Bathurst and David Bell , Chief Inspector of Schools in England, talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bella Bathurst
Unknown: David Bell

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

3/5. Comedian Jo Brand , with the help of actors Lalla Ward , Philip Franks and Jon Glover , entertains an audience with her favourite prose and poetry. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Lalla Ward
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Jon Glover

: World Today

: News

: News

: Pacific Footsteps

(1/4) A look at the lives of four island communities since the Second World War, starting with the Solomon Islands

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (1/15) Miguel de Cervantes 's comic satire, which provides an insinht into17th-centurv Spanish society


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes

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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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