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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Rochester Cathedral in Kent.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Footprints. Mike Wooldridge reflects on the rich imagery of footprints, symbolic of both transience and permanence, and laden with historical and forensic information.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

4/8. Real lives of country people. 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

Baroness Williams appeals on behalf of the charity Avid: the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Gunpowder Treason and Plot. A service from the Chapel
Royal of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London on the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot. Led by the Rev Angela Tilby and Father Michael Seed. Director of music Colm Carey. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Angela Tilby
Unknown: Father Michael Seed.
Music: Colm Carey.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Intelligent comment on the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert island Discs

Broadcaster Chris Evans chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Presented by Sue Lawley . Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Chris Evans
Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Quote.... Unquote

8/9. 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. Nigel Rees is the host. Rptd from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Puddings. Sheila Dillon celebrates the great British pudding tradition, finds out how they've offered a lifeline to the UK's cash-strapped farmers and why they're leading the charge of British gastronomy abroad. 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

: Painting the Sky

Mat Lawrence and Mac McNally , normally the best of friends, are competing at the annual Pyromusical Firework Championships at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire. Rob Brydon tells their story, from the visit to China to choose the latest inventions to the day when Wires are laid and fuses primed. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Mac McNally
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions posed by gardeners in North Cornwall. And at the GQT garden, Pippa Greenwood prunes away the jargon surrounding seed selection, Bob Flowerdew explains the benefits of fumigating greenhouses and Anne Swithinbank reveals why a tidy-up in the garden now keeps plants healthy throughout the winter. The chairman is Peter Gibbs. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
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] or visit [web address removed] Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.
Alan Titchmarsh answers your gardening questions: p34

: Georgian Giants

4/5 William G Stewart celebrates the life of John Gulley , who rose from debtor's prison to be a boxing champion, a Derby-winning horse owner and an MP. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: William G Stewart
Unknown: John Gulley
Producer: Tom Alban

: Classic Serial: Father and Son

1/2. "Faith is like love; it does not let itself be forced."
Edmund Gosse was raised in the strictly Nonconformist Plymouth Brethren. This is his account of the spiritual struggle between a lonely boy and his charismatic father. By Edmund Gosse. Dramatised by Nick Warburton.
Other parts played by Gerard McDermott , Delroy Brown , Nick Sayce and members of the cast
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Edmund Gosse
Unknown: Edmund Gosse.
Dramatised By: Nick Warburton.
Played By: Gerard McDermott
Played By: Delroy Brown
Played By: Nick Sayce
Director: Jonquil Panting
Edmund Gosse: Derek Jacobi
Philip Henry Gosse: Roger Allam
Young Edmund: Steven Williams
Emily Gosse: Kate Buffery
Miss Marks: Colleen Prendergast
Mary Grace: Sophie Roberts
Miss Flaw: Ann Beach
Kate: Ayesha Antoine
Mr Punch: Geoff Felix

: Bookclub

Historian Antonia Fraser talks about The Gunpowder Plot, her exploration of the fateful night of 5 November 1605 and the first modern attempt at terrorism. James Naughtie presents, and book-group members join in the discussion. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
December's Bookclub: We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
RT DIRECT: The Gunpowder Plot is available for £9.99 with free p&p. Address: [address removed], cheque payable to RT Direct. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Talks: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Joyce Carol Oates

: Poetry Please

7/8. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems by, among others, Edward Thomas and Elizabeth Jennings. The readers are Kate Littlewood and Bill Wallis. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A 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]19


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings.
Unknown: Kate Littlewood
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

4/10. Victims of crime say that they have to wait years for compensation and that the money they receive can be woefully inadequate to care for those with serious injuries. Julian O'Halloran investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Air Mail

8/15. Journalist Thomas Kielinger reflects on the latest political, cultural and social developments in his native Germany. Repeated from yesterday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Kielinger

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potwlSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Lynda's at her lowest ebb.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood celebrate's Guy Fawkes's ill-fated attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Plus another episode of Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and AbiAwojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Adeline Yen Mah.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Tales from Firozsha Baag

2/5. Condolence Visit, Part 2. By Rohinton Mistry ; abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . A series of stories based in a Bombay apartment building. A young man comes to call, to the consternation of the assembled mourners. Read by Nitin Ganatra. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Rohinton Mistry
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read By: Nitin Ganatra.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Radio Roots

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


Unknown: Maurice Denham.
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

9/9. Hero Engineers. Peter Day talks to leading engineers. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: Honest Politics

2/3. Geoff Mulgan looks at political power, asking how much power the government really has in the face of change, and whether politicians are resorting to gestures and spin.
Editor Terry Dignan Honest Politics is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves 's guide to the world of learning. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Where the Rainbow Ends

The play Where the Rainbow Ends ran on the London stage for over 50 years, and inspired the creation of the Italia Conti stage school. Louise Freyer goes in search of a largely forgotten piece of Edwardiana. Producers Lyndon Jones and Megan Jones


Unknown: Louise Freyer
Producers: Lyndon Jones
Producers: Megan Jones

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (1/20)

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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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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.

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