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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Happiest Days of Your Life. Roshan Doug reflects on me lasting influence Of school life. Producer Ronni Davis Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Producer: Ronni Davis Rptd

: On Your Farm

6/8. People who live the country life. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal ,

Ulrika Johnson presents the Radio 4 appeal on behalf 01 the charity Evelina Family Trust.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Kim Normanton Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Ulrika Johnson
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Sunday Worship

From Charles Wood Summer School, St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, led by the Dean, the Very Rev Herbert Cassidy. Preacher the Rt Rev Dr James Mehaffey. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Herbert Cassidy.
Unknown: Dr James Mehaffey.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House from 9.10

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


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The fourth day's play in the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge. Including at 12.35pm News; Call the Commentators and at 3.10 News; At the Bookstall.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Trent Bridge.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Reunion

6/8. The Siege of Sarajevo. Sue MacGregor travels to Sarajevo to reunite civilians who were prisoners in their own city from 1992 to 1995 during the longest siege in the history Of modern warfare. Producer Sarah Cuddon Rptd on Friday at 9am


Producer: Sarah Cuddon Rptd

: Just a Minute

7/9. Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.

: The Food Programme

Jacques Chirac may think we have the second worst food in Europe, but the rest of the French population are discovering that British cuisine has more to offer than they thought. Simon Parkes goes in search of the French appetite for British food. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Jacques Chirac
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Justin Webb. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Justin Webb.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Solidarity - Pushing backthe Curtain

It was the beginning of the end of communism; 25 years ago, strikes led to the first independent trade union in Poland - Solidarity. In its heyday, one in three of the adult population was a member. Its leader, Lech Walesa , eventually became president of a democratic Poland. Misha Glenny finds out how communism was defeated. Producer Arlene Gregorius ; Editor Maria Balinska


Leader: Lech Walesa
Producer: Arlene Gregorius
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in north Wales. With Eric Robson in the chair, Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: North Wales.
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: For What It's Worth

3/5. Victorian Photographs. Lars Tharp and guests focus on Victorian photography, one of the fastest-growing areas of collecting, and look behind the stern pose of the formal portrait. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Le Grand Meaulnes

2/2. Alain-Fournier's novel of adolescent love and longing is adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Frangois Seurel 's best friend Augustin Meaulnes despairs of finding again the magical domain and the girl he fell in love with. He returns to Paris to search for her, leaving Francois with his studies. With Caroline Hunt and Jenny Coverack Producer/Director Sara Davies Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.
Adapted By: Frangois Seurel
Unknown: Augustin Meaulnes
Unknown: Caroline Hunt
Unknown: Jenny Coverack
Director: Sara Davies
Francois Simon: Russell Beale
Young Francois: Oliver Hembrough
Augustin: Stuart McLoughlin
Yvonne: Sophie Ladds
Frantz: Arran Glass
M de Galais: Andrew Hilton
Valentine: Hayley Doherty
Jasmin: Fraser Burrows
Uncle Florentin: Chris Donelly
Marie-Louise: Sarah Counsell
Lawyer: David Collins

: Open Book

In a rare extended interview, Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Salman Rushdie about his new book. Shalimar the Clown. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Salman Rushdie

: A Requiem for St Kilda

Exactly 75 years ago, on 28 August 1930, Britain's most remote community disappeared. The last 36 St Kildans were evacuated from their islands, 110 miles west of the Scottish mainland, after 5,000 years of habitation. From the noises of the place - wind, birds, the Atlantic, memories of the last islanders, his own poetry - Scottish poet Kenneth Steven weaves a piece of tweed in sound to commemorate life and death in St Kilda. Producer Julian May Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Kenneth Steven

: The Birmingham Rep Riot: Behindthe Scenes

How did the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's attempt to reach out to a minority audience result in death threats, a riot and the premature closure of a play? Amardeep Bassey reveals why the consultation process with Sikhs over last year's production of Behzti went so wrong. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Amardeep Bassey

: Colloquies

New series 1/3. The Ethnography of Everyday Life
As the local funeral director in his home town of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch has been burying the dead and comforting the living for the last 25 years. One of radio's true poets and an award-winning writer, he fixes his steady and compassionate gaze on life, death, and the dismal trade. Producer Kate McAII Rptd on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii Rptd

: Pick of the Week

Lionel Kelleway 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


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Alarm bells start ringing for Peggy. For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 35

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood meets a 12-year-old film director who discusses his passion for life behind the camera and his film, Sticks and Stones, a winner at the 2005 Tokyo Video Film Festival. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and AbiAwojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Same Difference

2/5. Stories marking stages in lesbian and gay experience. Rosemary for Remembrance - or From My Diary, 1962
By Lorna Mitchell. Read by Teresa Gallagher , Mitchell's writings humorously reflect the tormented first inklings of sexual identity for a teenager in the grips of a lesbian crush on her teacher. Was it wise to bare her soul to Miss
Caldwell? Abridged by Cathy Stewart. Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Lorna Mitchell.
Read By: Teresa Gallagher
Abridged By: Cathy Stewart.
Director: Richard Wortley

: A World in Your Ear

4/7. Rosie Goldsmith hears how politics is reported by radio stations around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Michael Rosen takes a close look at the words we use and where they come from. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Face the Facts

6/6. John Waite reports on four privately run institutions set up to deal with young offenders. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

8/9. Flirting with Armageddon. The danger of nuclear Armageddon could be more real today than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Zareer Masani asks if it's time for a new process of multilateral disarmament. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Zareer Masani

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Brandreth Rules: Party Conferences

1/3. Surviving. Gyles Brandreth lays down his rules for surviving the conference season.
Editor Terry Dignan The Brandreth Rules rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

6/10. Sue MacGregor is joined by crime writer Ruth Rendell , and Robert Macfarlane , winner of the Guardian First Book Award, to discuss three paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Robert MacFarlane

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

5/5. Pam Ayres entertains an audience at Buscot Park
Theatre. She is joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Phyllida Nash

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (11/15)
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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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