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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Selby Abbey in North Yorkshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Not Just a Load of Old Rubbish. MicheleneWandor explores how our clutter can define our history and who We are. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

5/8. Farming magazine, with Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


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

Professor John Hall presents the Radio 4 appeal on behalf of the charity AbilityNet.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Professor John Hall
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the 20th World Youth Day in Cologne, Fr James Hanvey leads a meditation starting at the shrine of the Magi in Cologne Cathedral. travelling through the city to the fields of the main festival site. Producer Mark o'Brien


Unknown: Fr James

: 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

5/8. Sue MacGregor reunites the team, assembled by Eddie Shah , that launched Today, Britain's first colour newspaper, in 1985. Producers David Prest and Eve Streeter Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Eddie Shah
Producers: David Prest

: Just a Minute

6/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons at the Clwyd
Theatr Cymru for today's show are Sheila Hancock , Clement Freud , Victor Spinetti and Tony Hawks. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon puts on her best bib and tucks into the lobster and crayfish season. Producer Dixi Stewart Repeated tomorrow at 4pm Test your food knowledge: page 26


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis with Tim Franks. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Tim Franks.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Yes Minister - the View fromWhitehall

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

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Cambridgeshire, and Roy Lancaster is in conversation with Peter Seabrook. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Peter Seabrook.
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: For What It's Worth

2/5. Kitchenalia. Food historian Ivan Day takes Lars Tharp on a tour of the kitchens at Harewood House, Yorkshire, in search of a lost tradition of great British COOking. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Ivan Day
Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Le Grand Meaulnes

1/2. Alain-Fournier's novel of adolescent love and longing is adapted in two parts by Jennifer Howarth.
Simon Russell Beale narrates the story, set in rural France at the turn of the 20th century, of Augustin Meaulnes , a new arrival at the village school run by Francois Seurel 's parents. Meaulnes's adventure that winter unfolds in the mysterious, magical land between childhood and adulthood.
With Peter Nolan , Caroline Hunt , Pameli Benham , Chris Donelly and David Collins Producer/Director Sara Davies Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Jennifer Howarth.
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Augustin Meaulnes
Unknown: Francois Seurel
Unknown: Peter Nolan
Unknown: Caroline Hunt
Unknown: Pameli Benham
Unknown: Chris Donelly
Unknown: David Collins
Director: Sara Davies
Young Francois: Oliver Hembrouqh
Augustin: Stuart McLoughlin
Yvonne: Sophie Ladds
Frantz: Arran Glass
jasmin: Fraser Burrows
M Seurel: Jonathan Nibbs
Millie: Jenny Coverack

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Maggie Gee about her new book My Cleaner, which explores the relationship between a white middle-class woman and her Ugandan cleaning lady. Also, the secret world of lost books - works that were burnt, destroyed or planned and never actually written. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Giving It Lip

Attila the Stockbrocker 25 Years On. In 1980 he exchanged the Exchange for the stage and began ranting political punk poetry at the nation. He's still at it. Ian McMillan pays his respects to Attila the Stockbroker, who once, in a bar in Tirana, brought punk poetry to Communist Albania. Producer Julian May Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm See also Off the Page on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Party Tricks

Michael Crick explores the aggressive techniques used by political-party activists to win elections, from secret recordings and organised heckling to cybersquatting and dressing people up as chickens. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Crick

: Romer's Roamings

3/3. Egyptologist John Romer says TV is the ideal medium for Ancient Egypt, with its ability to dwell lovingly on the most delicate and intricate of objects. So why have so many modern-day archaeology programmes shifted the focus onto a vulgarised version of the ancient past, where there are "clues" to be found and "problems" to be solved, all in the space of an hour or two? producer Libby Cross Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: John Romer

: Pick of the Week

Peter White selects excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Harry Parker
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Brian does some talent spotting.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 33

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood meets that master of modern myths, author Philip Ridley. Together they go on a tour of east London, the inspiration for many of his books, and talk about his magical new creation, Zips Apollo. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Philip Ridley.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Same Difference

1/5. Arthur Snatchfold. Stories marking stages in lesbian and gay experience. Simon Russell Beale reads one of the most powerful stories on homosexual themes by one of England's greatest authors, EM Forster. Caution is thrown to the winds when the tedium of a country visit is enlivened for businessman Sir Richard Conway by the presence of a young man. Abridged by Cathy Stewart. Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Arthur Snatchfold.
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Em Forster.
Unknown: Sir Richard Conway
Abridged By: Cathy Stewart.
Director: Richard Wortley

: A World in Your Ear

3/7. Lucy Ash looks at how radio stations report on housing and architecture. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Word of Mouth

3/8. Michael Rosen looks at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Face the Facts

5/6. In one year south Lincolnshire police investigated two murders and an organised heroin ring. But millions of pounds of tax-payers' money was wasted as each case collapsed because of police wrongdoing. A programme examining the world of covert surveillance. Rptd from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/9. The Asset Effect. All 21-year-olds should get £50,000 from the Government: so says one of the gurus of the new philosophy of asset-based welfare. Stephanie Flanders asks whether giving people lump-sum handouts really is the key to creating social justice. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Stephanie Flanders

: The Westminster Hour

Shaun Ley looks ahead to the week's big political events.
10.45 The House of Ladies
3/3. Moving House. Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members of the House of Lords and talks to peeresses who started their careers as MPs in the "other place": Betty Boothroyd , Shirley Williams and Helene Hayman. Editor Terry Dignan Rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Helene Hayman.
Editor: Terry Dignan Rptd

: A Good Read

5/10. Sue MacGregor is joined by Ian Sansom , author of The Truth about Babies, and agony aunt Virginia Ironside to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Ian Sansom
Unknown: Virginia Ironside

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

4/5. Richard Dawkins , professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford, entertains an audience with some favourite and accessible science-writing. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Dawkins

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (6/15)
Miguel de Cervantes 's comic satire.


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes

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.

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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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