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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael's Church, Cornhill, London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Healing Hand. Mark Tully considers the symbolism of hands and hand gestures, and ponders their capacity both to hurt and to heal. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Living World

4/4. Mitten Crabs. Lionel Kelleway joins Chris Dutton from the Environment Agency on Chiswick Eyot. an island in the Thames, to find out how Chinese mitten crabs ended up in Britain and why they might be threatening its rivers. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Chris Dutton
Unknown: Chiswick Eyot.
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

The actress Geraldine James appeals on behalf of Adfam. Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Geraldine James
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

In celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of the birth of King Edward the Confessor, founder of Westminster Abbey, Canon Robert Reiss leads a meditation at the abbey, reflecting on some of the building's key sites to explore how people from all walks of life have witnessed the Christian faith. The preacher is
Canon Nicholas Sagovsky. With the Westminster Abbey choir directed by James O'Donnell , organist and master of the choristers; and sub-organist Robert Ouinney. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Canon Robert Reiss
Unknown: Canon Nicholas Sagovsky.
Organist: James O'Donnell
Unknown: Robert Ouinney.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: 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

Film-maker and restaurant critic Michael Winner is Sue
Lawley's castaway. Producer Leanne Buckle Rptd on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Michael Winner
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptd

: Quote.... Unquote

4/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are broadcaster Kate Adie , writer Christopher Matthew , novelist Dr Rosalind Miles and actor Ben Moor. The reader is William Franklyn. From Speen Arts Festival, with host Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Dr Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Ben Moor.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates how successful the UN is in finding solutions to the problem of global hunger. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Sunday Best: Plain Tales from the Commonwealth

2/4. Never the Twain. When the British in India packed their bags in 1947, not everybody cheered. Among those left behind were more than 300,000 people of mixed European and Indian descent. Aidan Hartley finds out about the disappearing culture of these people. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Aidan Hartley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Carol Klein are guests of the Juliotter Garden Club, whose members are drawn from Boscastle, north Cornwall. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor at 3pm 30-minute gardener: page 32


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Slate Stories

4/4. A Living History. Is the Welsh slate industry in danger of becoming little more than a museum piece? Sian Pari Huws meets businessmen, quarrymen and an artist who see slate as a design icon with a bright future. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Sian Pari
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: And Quiet Flows the Don

1/2. From Peace to War. For Cossacks leading their traditional life by the shores of the Don, the call-up for military service is part of their duty to the Tsar. But for Gregor the start of the First World War takes him away from the woman he loves. A classic novel from the Soviet era bv Mikhail Sholokhov , dramatised bv DJ Britton.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mikhail Sholokhov
Director: Alison Hindell
Gregor: Richard Harrington
Pantaleimon: Dorien Thomas
Aksinia: Mali Harries
Listnitsky: John McAndrew
Darya: Manon Edwards
Stepan: Jonathan Floyd
Stockman: Simon Ludders
Bridesman: Richard Elfyn
Natasha: Sara McGaughey

: Open Book

Crime novelist PD James talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel, The Lighthouse, set on a remote island off the coast of Cornwall, and tells why, in this book, she allowed her leading man to fall ill, forcing him to leave the investigation to his junior officers.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Pd James
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

3/8. The poetry of the sky and the stars, selected from listeners' requests. Presented by Roger McGough , read by Susan Jameson and Bill Wallis.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Presented By: Roger McGough
Read By: Susan Jameson
Read By: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Christine Hall

: A War against Prejudice

The Community Security Trust's thousands of volunteers, trained in combat and intelligence, guard Jewish events, properties and persons. The CST claims it's fighting a rising tide of anti-Semitism in Britain, but critics believe it exaggerates the problem, stoking up a sense of paranoia and hysteria. Gerry Northam reports. Producer David coomes


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Air Mail

4/15. An international writer reflects on the developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. Repeated from Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm

: Pick of the Week

David Stafford 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@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Jack shows a spirit of forgiveness.
For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 37

: Go 4 It

Author Malcolm Rose joins Barney Harwood to talk about Roll Call - the latest in his series of books featuring 16-year-old forensic investigator Luke Harding. Plus the final exciting part of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Malcolm Rose
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Luke Harding.
Unknown: Michelle Paver.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

3/5. Extraordinary Little Cough. A short story by Dylan Thomas. A camping holiday on the Gower is spoilt by the arrival of the school bullies. Read by lestyn Jones. Producer Alison Hindell


Story By: Dylan Thomas.
Read By: Lestyn Jones.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Feedback

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

: Radio Roots

2/6. The early broadcasting career of the actor Richard Burton is evaluated by presenter Russell Davies. Readers include Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Roy Oakshott. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Richard Burton
Readers: Russell Davies.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Roy Oakshott.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

5/9. Through the Net. With the demise of jobs for life, people in search of contacts are turning to new business networks for help and support. Peter Day meets the networkers. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events. Editor Terry Diqnan
10.45 A Long Time in Politics rNew series 1/3. A series about those occasions when political fortunes changed dramatically in a short period of time. Brian Walden looks back to the 1975 leadership contest in which Margaret Thatcher unexpectedly beat Edward Heath to the top job. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Diqnan
Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Edward Heath
Producer: Jane Ashley

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning with LibbyPurveS. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Interpretations

3/3. "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Conductors Marin Alsop and Jane Glover discuss the factors that influence their interpretation of Brahms's Requiem. For Jane Glover it is a piece that will always be associated with 9/11. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Jane Glover

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

The History of Love 0/10)

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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.

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