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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Prescot, Merseyside.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Way of All the Earth. JM Barrie's Peter Pan called it
"an awfully big adventure", but some are not so sanguine about their death. Rabbi Julia Neuberger considers how it is possible to establish a "good death" and how to prepare for it spiritually. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

2/8. A look at country life. 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

Gyles Brandreth appeals on behalf of the Arthritis
Research Campaign.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St Martin's church, Belfast. Led by the Rev
Colin Hall-Thompson . Preacher the Rev Derek Boden. With the Grosvenor Chorale, directed by Edward Craig.


Unknown: Colin Hall-Thompson
Unknown: Derek Boden.
Directed By: Edward Craig.

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter R.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Mario Testino , the celebrity photographer who took the famous picture of Princess Diana for the cover of Vanity Fair in1997. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Mario Testino

: Quote.... Unquote

6/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Alistair Beaton , Sue MacGregor , Andrew Mueller and Simon Munnery. Readings by William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrew Mueller
Unknown: Simon Munnery.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: The Food Programme

Eels. Where have all the eels gone? Sheila Dillon finds out what has happened to the once abundant flow of eels. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: 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

4/4. Mr Chips of Chitral. Major Geoffrey Langlands is the last British resident in the Pakistani Chitral valley and also headmaster of the Sayurj school there. He has been kidnapped and held hostage but is now under the protection of the local people. Aidan Hartley meets a remarkable man. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Major Geoffrey Langlands
Unknown: Aidan Hartley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Carol Klein answer questions from members of the Budleigh Salterton Garden
Club, East Devon. Plus a guide to growing gardenias.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening
Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt Wed 3pm RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for £22.50 (RRP £25.00). Send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed] call [number removed]042 or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.
Gardening problems solved: p34; Free bulbs offer: p35


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

: Georgian Giants

2/5 William G Stewart remembers the bare-knuckled prize-fighters. They may have operated on the edge of the law but their reputation and support from the full breadth of Georgian society is a match for any of today s sporting celebrities. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: William G Stewart
Producer: Tom Alban

: Classic Serial: Couples

1/2 By John Updike. In the town of Tarbox, in sophisticated 1960s New England, six married couples embark on a series of adulterous relationships, each convinced that their activities are invisible to the rest. Dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: John Updike.
Dramatised By: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Piet: Nathan Osqood
Foxy: Amanda Donohoe
Angela: Lorelei King
Freddie: Henry Goodman
Georgene: Barbara Barnes
Harold: Ian Bartholomew
Marcia: Amy Marston
Ken: Eric Loren
Bea: Deborah Weston
Frank: Stuart Milligan
Janet: Teresa Gallagher

: Open Book

Francis Spufford explores the legal, social and cultural resonances of Charles Dickens 's Bleak House, with literary critic Peter Kemp and lawyer Anthony Julius. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
A new dramatisation of Bleak House begins on Thursday evening on BBC1 Bleak and beautiful: page 10


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Anthony Julius.
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

5/8 Another assorted selection of listeners favourite poems presented by Roger McGough. Including works by Amy Lowell , Billy Collins and Colette Bryce. The readers are Daniel Hart and Noni Lewis.
Producer Mark Smalley 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.
Unknown: Amy Lowell
Unknown: Billy Collins
Unknown: Colette Bryce.
Unknown: Daniel Hart
Unknown: Noni Lewis.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

2/10. Road hauliers continue to complain about the damaging effects of Britain's high fuel prices, but it's only one of the many pressures facing an industry under stress. There's a critical shortage of capable lorry drivers at a time when demand is soaring. Allan Urry asks if this is why some drivers are so tired they fall asleep at the wheel, causing fatal accidents. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Air Mail

6/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This week, journalist
Adhemar Altieri looks at what's making waves in his native Brazil. Repeated from Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Adhemar Altieri

: Pick of the Week

Carolyn Ouinn presents her 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: Carolyn Ouinn
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Kenton comes to the rescue.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood visits the Merseyside Maritime Museum to commemorate Black History Month. A group of children hear about the experiences of the slaves and discover Liverpool's history as Europe's leading slave-trading port. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

5/5. A Story. By Dylan Thomas. The men's annual outing to Porthcawl is always the same, but this year a little boy goes too. Read by Matthew Rhys. Producer Alison Hindell


Story By: Dylan Thomas.
Read By: Matthew Rhys.
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

4/6. A look back at the early broadcasting career of Beryl Reid. Presented by Russell Davies. With readers Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Beryl Reid.
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

7/9. DC Rider. What does it take to get an electric car off the ground? California-based inventor Lon Bell talks to
Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new electric vehicle. Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Lon Bell
Unknown: Peter Day

: 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

3/3. Brian Walden looks at the final week of the 1970 general election campaign when Ted Heath surprised eveyone by beating his rival Harold Wilson.
A Long Time in Politics is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Harold Wilson.

: The Learning Curve

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

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Faking the Classics

1/2. Shakespeare. Fraudsters have been trying to get away with forging the classics for centuries. With the help of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jonathan Bate has some fun hearing the imitations and asks if it is possible to spot the real from the fake. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jonathan Bate

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

With Billie (1/5)A biography of Billie Holiday, by Julia Blackburn


Unknown: Julia Blackburn

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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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