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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Mary the Virgin, Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Kabbalah. Mark Tully explores the ancient mystical
Jewish Kabbalah tradition. He consults Z'ev Ben Shimon Halevi, a renowned authority on the mysteries of Kabbalah, to explore its origins, principles and contemporary appeal. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Ben Shimon
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World .

2/4. The Fulmars of Eynhallow. The uninhabited island of Enyhallow in the Orkneys is the favoured habitat of the fulmar. Lionel Kelleway gets a guided tour around the birds' Cliff-top home. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rabbi Lionel Blue appeals on behalf of the Epilepsy Research Foundation.
Donations: [address removed]: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Lionel Blue
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Paul in Athens. Concluding a week of pilgrimage following
St Paul 's journey from Neapolis to Athens. From St Paul's s
Anglican Church, Athens. Led by Canon Malcolm Bradshaw , Clair Jaguiss and the Rev Roger Hutchings. Director of music Timothy Rhys-Evans . Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Canon Malcolm Bradshaw
Unknown: Clair Jaguiss
Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Timothy Rhys-Evans
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

2/28. Julian Clary is this week's castaway as he talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Julian Clary

: Quote.... Unquote

2/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are
Jeremy Beadle , Valerie Grove , Lisa Jardine and Christopher Brookmyre. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees from the British Library. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Christopher Brookmyre.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: The Food Programme .

Why are millions of litres of French wine being turned into industrial alcohol? Andrew Jefford finds out why French vignerons are throwing dynamite through the windows or local council Offices. Producer Paula McGinley Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paula McGinley Rptd

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Strolling with Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre, the philosopher, novelist and Playwright, was a major player in the 20th century.
In Sartre's centenary year, Miles Kington explores Sartre s Paris from the Cafe de Flore to the cemetery in Montparnasse where he is buried with his life-long companion Simone de Beauvoir. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Simone de Beauvoir.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Carole Baxter answer questions from gardeners in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm 30-minute gardener: page 30


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Slate Stories

2/4. Artists. Landscape painters have found inspiration in the torrents of grey created by slate-waste spills above the quarries in north Wales. Sian Pari Huws also discovers the musical possibilities Of slate. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Sian Pari Huws
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: Northanger Abbey

2/3. By Jane Austen. Catherine receives an invitation to stay at Northanger Abbey. She is delighted to leave Bath with Henry Tilney and his sister, Eleanor, but she is wary of their father, the terrifying General Tilney. Dramatised by Dominic Power.
Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Henry Tilney
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Catherine: Emily Wachter
Henry: David Harewood
General Tilney: John Shrapnel
Eleanor: Saskla Reeves
Isabella: Claire Skinner
Mrs Allen: Julia McKenzie
Mrs Thorpe: Jenny Agutter
John: Jonathan Keeble
james: Shlv Grewal
Mr Allen: John Rowe
Frederick: Harry Myers

: Open Book

Bestselling author Anita Shreve talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book, A Wedding in December - the story of seven school friends reuniting nearly 30 years after they last met. Plus advice on how to read quickly. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Anita Shreve
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

New series 1/8. Roger McGough returns with more lively and varied selections of poems requested by listeners, many of which are read by the poets themselves. With readers Bill Wallis and Susan Jameson.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetr" Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Roger McGough
Readers: Bill Wallis
Readers: Susan Jameson.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Return of the Atom

A look back at the history of the British nuclear industry as it promises - some would say threatens - a return to favour. Denys Blakeway talks to the scientists who had the dream, the engineers who built the first nuclear reactors and the politicians who were seduced by the idea of limitless energy. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Denys Blakeway

: Air Mail

2/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This week, Sarah McDonald offers her thoughts on events making waves in her native Australia. Repeated from yesterday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Sarah McDonald

: Pick of the Week

Miriam O'Reilly introduces her selection of excerpts from BBC radio programmes over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Pat tries to build bridges.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 35

: Go 4 It

David McFetridge goes back to school when he visits the British Schools Museum in Hertfordshire. He gets a taste of classroom life for previous generations of children, and learns how to pay attention in class to avoid punishment. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: David McFetridge
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

1/5. Patricia, Edith and Arnold. A short story by Dylan Thomas. A small boy witnesses a triangular lovers' tiff in the snow. Read by Sian Phillips. Producer Alison Hindell


Story By: Dylan Thomas.
Read By: Sian Phillips.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Feedback

1/11. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Michael Rosen takes a look at words, their use, and where they come from. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/9. Testing, Testing. Why do employers need to subject their workers to psychometric tests? What do they learn from them? Peter Day ticks some of the boxes to find out. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events. Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The MPs Roadshow

2/3. A series profiling six young MPs, eavesdropping on their understanding of constituency duty, continues with a look at Justine Greening and Jo Swinson.
The MPs Roadshow is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Jo Swinson.

: A Good Read

10/10. Comedian, broadcaster and RT columnist
Phill Jupitus and the writer Candace Allen join Sue MacGregor to discuss their three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Candace Allen
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Interpretations

1/3. Tenors Robert Tear and John Graham Hall reflect on love and lust, megalomania and marriage as they discuss their approaches to the role of Herod in Richard Strauss 's opera Salome. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Graham Hall
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: World Today

: News

: News

: Who Runs Your World?

Mob Rule - Living
Under the Albanian Mafia

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Mao - the Untold Story (1/5) A new biography of Mao Tse-Tung by Jung Chang , read by Pik-Sen Lim


Unknown: Jung Chang
Read By: Pik-Sen Lim

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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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