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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary , in Wambrook, Somerset.


Unknown: Virgin Mary

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Village Life. Fergal Keane considers what "village life" really means today. With readings from the works of Edward Thomas , Patrick Kavanagh and Gillian Darley , and music by George Butterworth , Kate Rusby and BaabaMaal. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Patrick Kavanagh
Unknown: Gillian Darley
Music By: George Butterworth
Music By: Kate Rusby
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

New series 1/8. A look at the ancient art of salmon-netting on the Tweed. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

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


Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships. A service from Portsmouth Cathedral to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, led by Canon Nicholas Ash , with the Dean of Portsmouth, the Very Rev
David Brindley. Musical director David Price. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Canon Nicholas Ash
Unknown: David Brindley.
Director: David Price.
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

The children's laureate Jacqueline Wilson is Sue Lawley's Castaway this week. Producer Leanne Buckle Rptd on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptd

: Quote.... Unquote

5/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Sir John Mortimer , Lynne Truss, Matthew Parris , and Jeff Green. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sir John Mortimer
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Jeff Green.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: The Food Programme

Casking. Sheila Dillon finds out how the flavour of food and drink is affected by the process of storing it in a barrel. Producer Dixi Stewart Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Plain Tales from the Commonwealth

3/4. My Friend the President. In the 1950s and 60s, some British people became close to the charismatic leaders of liberation movements in the colonies. Aidan Hartley talks to white men and women who held high office under black African presidents. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Talks: Aidan Hartley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer gardening queries sent in by post. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for
Gardeners is available for only E22.50 (RRP E25.00). To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed], call [number removed]042 quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Georgian Giants

New series 1/5. Is the current obsession with sporting prowess really such a modern phenomenon? Quizmaster general William G Stewart argues that the Georgians were just as likely to sing the praises of men like Tom Cribb, John Gulley and Jem Belcher as they were Nelson, Wellington or William Pitt. The subject of this programme is Captain Robert Barclay who set out in 1809 to walk a 1,000 miles in a 1,000 hours for a 1,000 guineas. It was an event that gripped the nation.


Presenter: William G Stewart
Producer: Tom Alban

: Classic Serial: And Quiet Flows the Don

2/2. Revolution and Civil War. 1916: In a Moscow hospital, Gregor encounters radical ideas. Will he join the Revolution or will he return home to the Don? A classic from the Soviet era by Mikhail Sholokhov , dramatised by DJ Britton .
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mikhail Sholokhov
Dramatised By: Dj Britton
Director: Alison Hindell
Gregor: Richard Harrington
Bunchuk: Richard Elfyn
Pantaleimon: Dorien Thomas
Natasha: Sara McGaughey
Listnitsky: John McAndrew
Aksinia: Mali Harries
Darya: Manon Edwards
Anna: Caryl Morgan
Kalmikov: Jonathan Floyd
Spiridonov: Simon Ludders

: Open Book

Satirist Craig Brown talks to Mariella Frostrup about 1966 and All That, his follow-up to the classic comic history of England, 1066 and All That. And cartoonist and writer Graham Rawle explains how he wrote a novel by cutting up women's magazines from the 1960s. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Craig Brown
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Graham Rawle
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

4/8. Verse inspired by work, selected by presenter Roger McGough from listeners' requests. Including poems by Simon Armitage , UA Fanthorpe and Philip Larkin , read by Hannah Gordon and Tim McMullan.
Producer Paul Dodgson 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]


Presenter: Roger McGough
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Read By: Hannah Gordon
Read By: Tim McMullan.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: File on 4

Under streamlined extradition procedures, it is intended that terrorist suspects should meet speedy justice.
But critics complain that the new law is a recipe for future miscarriages of justice. Gerry Northam investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Air Mail

5/15. 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

Peter Snow 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: Peter Snow
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Will gets assertive.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 42

: Go 4 It

In commemoration of the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar this week, Barney Harwood visits HMS Victory in Portsmouth and hears all about the famous battle. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

4/5. The Followers. A short story by Dylan Thomas. One rainy evening, two idle lads look through other people's windows. Nothing ever happens in this town - until tonight. Read by William Thomas. Producer Alison Hindell


Story By: Dylan Thomas.
Read By: William Thomas.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Radio Roots

3/6. A look back at the career of Peter Jones - the original voice of The Book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - before he became famous. Written and presented by Russell Davies. With readers Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Peter Jones
Presented By: Russell Davies.
Readers: Jon Glover
Readers: Sally Grace.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

6/9. Professor Profit. Universities are being challenged to sweat their assets by turning academic good ideas into real-life companies. Peter Day asks if this strategy is working. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

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


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Long Time in Politics

2/3. In a series that looks back at times when political fortunes changed dramatically, Brian Walden revisits the week in July 1993 when a group of Conservative rebels threatened the Maastricht Treaty and even the very survival of the Conservative government.
A Long Time in Politics is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden

: The Learning Curve

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

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Ibbs and Tillett Story

Charting the dramatic rise, astonishing success and precipitous fall of the 20th-century concert agency, Ibbs and Tillett, whose clients included Clara Butt ,
Sergei Rachmaninov and Kathleen Ferrier. With conductor and writer Chris Fifield. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Clara Butt
Unknown: Sergei Rachmaninov
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier.
Unknown: Chris Fifield.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point 4^45 Off the Shelf

The History of Love (6/10) By Nicole Krauss


Unknown: Nicole Krauss

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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.

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