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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Thomas the Martyr. Oxford.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Survival. Mike Wooldridge considers the miracle of human survival in extraordinary circumstances. What conditions and traits ensure that some people survive where others, in the same circumstances, succumb? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

7/8. A look at country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jonathan Dimbleby appeals on behalf of VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas).
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. The first in a series of Advent services. From King's College Chapel, University of Aberdeen. Luke 4, vv14-30. With
Professor Gordon Graham and the Chaplain, the Rev Easter Smart. Director Of music Roger Williams. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham
Music: Roger Williams.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

A fresh look at the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest this week is broadcaster David Frost. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9pm


Unknown: David Frost.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/7. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor ,
Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , and reluctant chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. From the London Palladium. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

The winners of this year's BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards are revealed by Sheila Dillon. Her guests include Jamie Oliver , Gordon Ramsay and Rick Stein. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
Review of the year and Jamie Oliver DVD offer: page 15


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Unknown: Jamie Oliver
Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Unknown: Rick Stein.
Producer: Rebecca Moore
Producer: Jamie Oliver Dvd

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Look Back at Power

2/2. Where do new policies come from and how far are they influenced by the media and by Gordon Brown ? Steve Richards talks to former advisers to Tony Blair about their time in Downing Street. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw answer questions from members of the Long Sutton Gardening Club, near Langport, Somerset. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Shortened repeat at 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] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit [web address removed]. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.
Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 34


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Composers in the Countryside

2/5. Peter Grimes. Simon Halsey visits Aideburgh in Suffolk in search of the inspiration behind Benjamin Britten 's opera. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Classic Serial: The Glittering Prizes

2/4. Frederic Raphael adapts and narrates his own novel. The friends reach the end of their Cambridge careers and have to face up to life in the real world. Adam's apparent denial of his Jewishness upsets his family.
Producer/Director Pete Atkin Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Director: Pete Atkin
Adam: Jamie Glover
Barbara: Jemma Redqrave
Alan: Robert Bathurst
Shirley: Alison Pettitt
Joyce/Mrs Wise: Serena Evans
Dan: Benedict Cumberbatch
Anna: Poppy Miller
Mike: Dominic Hawksley
Bill: Anton Lesser
Joann/Jill: Lachele Carl
Stephen: Geoffrey Palmer
Lionel: Henry Goodman
Naomi: Elaine Claxton
Denis/Ken: Rupert Degas
Bruno/Derek/Frank: Simon Greenall

: Open Book

Kate Mosse looks at the world of fiction for teenagers. producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Kate Mosse

: Adventures in Poetry

2/6. The Road Not Taken. Robert Frost 's poem was recently and overwhelmingly voted America's favourite verse.
There it is held up as an example of rugged individualism - a sort of poetic version of My Way. But some, including Frost's biographer, see this as a misinterpretation of an altogether more enigmatic message. Presenter
Peggy Reynolds is joined by Jay Parini , Sean Street , Matt Harvey and Janet Street-Porter . Producer VivBeeby Rptd Sat 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Frost
Presenter: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Jay Parini
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter

: File on 4

7/10. Brussels has 15,000 lobbyists whose job is to try to influence European policy. But does a lack of regulation and transparency allow them and their corporate clients too much influence over the decisions that are made? Sarah Spiller reports. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Spiller

: Air Mail

11/15. Every week an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This weekend, French journalist Esther Leneman reflects on the state of secondary education in France. Repeated from Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Esther Leneman

: Pick of the Week

A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Usha turns a few heads.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39

: Go 4 It

Featuring the penultimate part of Adeline Yen Mah 's story The Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society.
Children's magazine programme, with Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: Tales from Firozsha Baag

4/5. Auspicious Occasion 1/2. Rustomji is consumed by fleshly torments while his wife Mehroo prepares for an important visit to the fire-temple. By Rohinton Mistry , read by Nitin Ganatra and abridged by Lauris Morgan -Griffiths. Producer Viv Beeby


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

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Don't Mention the War

For 60 years, the entertainment industry has mined a rich vein of comedy out of the Second World War.
Paul Jackson investigates the war's enduring appeal to British comedians and traces how their response to the subject has changed but never gone away. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Neil George

: Money Box

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/7. The Trade Trap. Everyone seems to agree that better trade brings wealth to rich and poor countries, so why are crucial global trade talks in Hong Kong next month prompting such pessimism? Diane Coyle reveals how the deals done there might affect us all. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The New Powers That Be

2/3. How much do we know about the regulators who have so much power and watch over our daily lives?
Kirsten Lass talks to David Norgrove , chairman of the new pensions regulator. At a time when headlines scream about yet another pensions crisis, he explains why he believes pensions are good and healthy.
Editor Terry Dignan The New Powers That Be is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Talks: Kirsten Lass
Unknown: David Norgrove
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Surrounded!

Britain's first professional theatre-in-the-round was founded in Scarborough 50 years ago by Stephen Joseph. Robert Powell visits the theatre and talks to Alan Ayckbourn , Tom Courtenay , Peter Cheeseman , Alison Chitty and Martin Carthy about their experience of this intimate and unusual space. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Stephen Joseph.
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Peter Cheeseman
Unknown: Alison Chitty
Unknown: Martin Carthy

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (16/20) by Vikram Seth


Unknown: Vikram Seth

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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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