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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Barnes, London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Signs of the Times. Mark Tully talks to writer David Tacey about how best to read the spiritual signs of the times. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Talks: Mark Tully
Unknown: David Tacey
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

8/8. 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 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtram , vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, presents the Christmas Appeal.
Donations: [address removed]: Online: www.[address removed]; Credit cards: [number removed]. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Nicholas Holtram
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Good News to the Poor The second in an Advent series. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Rev Vivien Harber lead a service from St George 's Cathedral, Cape Town. Director of music Barry Smith. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Vivien Harber
Unknown: St George
Music: Barry Smith.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

News and analysis, with Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Received with Thanks:

the Story behind the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal For details see repeat at 5.40pm

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites another castaway to choose records to take to the mythical desert island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/7. Jack Dee joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , with chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton. From the Brighton Dome. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

A group of catering students prepare a dinner for some of the country's top celebrity chefs. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Sunday Best: Dancing to the Music of His Time

Anthony Powell 's 12-novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time is one of the great works of the 20th century. To mark the centenary of Powell's birth in 1905, the geneticist Steve Jones revisits the novels and looks at the life of the man who wrote them. He talks to novelists Ian Rankin and AS Byatt. and the activist Tariq All. producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Anthony Powell
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Tariq All.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie answer questions from members of the Wittersham Horticultural Society in Kent. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for E22.50 (RRP E25.00). Send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed], call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Composers in the Countryside

3/5. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. In September 1910, Ralph Vaughan Williams conducted the premiere of this piece in Gloucester Cathedral. Simon Halsey finds out how we can hear the cathedral (and the surrounding landscape) in the music. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Thomas Tallis.
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Simon Halsey
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Classic Serial: The Glittering Prizes

3/4. Frederic Raphael adapts and narrates his own novel. By the late 1960s, Dan has committed himself to teaching. He married Joyce, and has brought up her son as his own, but a visit from the successful Alan changes everything.
Producer/Director Pete Atkin Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Director: Pete Atkin
Alan: Robert Bathurst
Dan: Benedict Cumberbatch
Shirley/Jenny: Alison Pettitt
Joyce: Serena Evans
Gavin: Julian Firth
Joann: Lachele Carl
Bill: Anton Lesser
Austin: Malcolm Stoddard
Denis/Bryan: Rupert Degas
Sid/Tim: Simon Greenall
Ursula: Elaine Claxton
Denise: Tara Summers
Ronald: Roger Hammond
Peter: Leo Potter
Graham: Isaac Freeth

: Bookclub

Joyce Carol Oates discusses We Were the Mulvaneys, the story of the break-up of a contented family after the random disaster of a rape that destroys their pride and their cohesion. Presented by James Naughtie. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
January's Bookclub: Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser


Unknown: Joyce Carol Oates
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser

: Adventures in Poetry

3/6. The Thought-Fox. By Ted Hughes. Why does the "sharp hot stink of fox" stick to your clothes? Fellow
Yorkshireman and poet Simon Armitage needs a shower after reading this seminal poem about creativity. Along with others who've known Hughes, he considers its power. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Ted Hughes.
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: File on 4

8/10. In the light of high-profile cases in which mothers accused of killing their children were proved innocent, the courts were expected to take a more cautious approach to charges of abuse. John Sweeney finds out how much has really changed.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Sweeney

: Received with Thanks: the Story behind theRadio 4 Christmas Appeal

For more than 70 years, Radio 4 has broadcast an appeal at Christmas on behalf of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. St Martin's helps thousands of homeless people of all ages through the Connection, as well as many others in need across the UK. John Waite meets some of those who benefited from last year's appeal. Producer Sally Flatman Rptd from 9.45am: RptdThu 3.45pm


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Pick of the Week

Arthur Smith presents his 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]5693 email: potw<Sbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Will takes family loyalty for granted.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39

: Go 4 It

Featuring the final 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

5/5. Auspicious Occasion 2/2. Mehroo and Rustomji emerge from their respective ordeals and return to familiar home comforts. 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-Griffiths
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

1/9. Michael Rosen takes a close look at words, where they come from, and how they can be manipulated. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

3/7. Orb and Spectre? The monarchy's much-vaunted virtues of tradition and continuity will be celebrated next year on the Queen's 80th birthday. But what are the principles that will guide the monarchy's future? Richard Weight investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Weight

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The New Powers that Be

3/3. Making waves as head of the Charity Commission is
Geraldine Peacock , who's determined to pull charities and the commission firmly into the 21st century. Kirsten Lass reports. Editor Terry Dignan The New Powers that Be is rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Geraldine Peacock
Unknown: Kirsten Lass
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thomas Mann's War

In 1938 Thomas Mann , Nobel Prize-winning author of The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice, was forced to flee the Nazis and seek refuge in America. Fifty years after his death, John Jungclaussen retraces Mann's physical and mental Steps. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: John Jungclaussen

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Theories of Relativity (1/5) What Did Einstein Ever Do for Topher Quigley ? by Marianne Carey and read by Paul Young


Unknown: Topher Quigley
Unknown: Marianne Carey
Read By: Paul Young

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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