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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas's Church, Sandhurst, Kent.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Working out Salvation. Mark Tully considers different understandings of salvation, producer Eley McAinsh Rptd 11.30pm


Producer: Eley McAinsh Rptd

: Living World

2/4. Tree Roots. Lionel Kelleway enjoys a subterranean tour in Treborth Botanic Gardens, north Wales, where he finds roots dating back 300 million years; what gum trees and Pink truffles have in common; and how the most important Partner for many trees is a fungus. producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

The week's religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Patricia Green appeals on behalf of Fragile X.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thu 22 Dec at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Recovery of sight to the blind. From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast. With the Chapel choir directed by Ruth McCartney. Preacher, the Rev Dr David Lapsley. Producer Bert Tosh


Directed By: Ruth McCartney.
Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The artist Maggi Hambling is Sue Lawley's castaway. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday 23 December at 9am


Artist: Maggi Hambling

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/7. Another chance to hear the show from this year's
Edinburgh Festival, with Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Ross Noble. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ross Noble.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

The Christmas tradition of eating goose is explored by Sheila Dillon , who discovers why geese are still more commonly found on the menu elsewhere in the world. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Club Class

Simon Cox investigates why billionaires from Eastern
Europe to the Far East have been gueuing up to get their hands on a British football club. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions from Camden allotment gardeners. Roy Lancaster talks to Anna Pavord , author of The Tulip. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened RT DIRECT- Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for E22.50 (RRP E25.00). Send a cheque
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Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Talks: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Anna Pavord
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Composers in the Countryside

5/5. Herbert Howells in Gloucestershire. Simon Halsey visits Chosen Hill in Gloucestershire, where the young Herbert Howells used to walk. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Herbert Howells
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Classic Serial: The Razor's Edge

1/2. By W. Somerset Maugham, dramatised by Ronald Frame.
After the First World War young Larry Darrell returns to Chicago but finds it difficult to fit back into society. To the dismay of his fiancee, Isabel, he heads for Paris, where he embarks on a spiritual quest.
(Repeated on Christmas Eve at 9pm)
Part 2 of The Razor's Edge is on New Year's Eve at 3pm


Writer: W Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Ronald Frame
Producer/Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
W. Somerset Maugham: Nicholas Le Prevost
Larry: John Light
Isabel: Megan Dodds
Elliott: Edward Petherbridge
Gray: Sam Dale
Maturin/Brabazon: David Bannerman
The Swami: Amerjit Deu
Sophie: Laurel Lefkow
Mrs Bradley: Carolyn Pickles

: Open Book

Kate Mosse looks back at the best books of 2005. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday 22 December at 4pm


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Adventures in Poetry

5/6. Morning Has Broken. Peggy Reynolds looks beyond the simple words of Eleanor Farjeon 's poem to find what lies at the heart of its universal appeal. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Eleanor Farjeon
Producer: Viv Beeby

: File on 4

10/10. Jenny Cuffe investigates claims of delays and falling public confidence in the way the police deal with 999 calls. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Air Mail

14/16. American journalist Tim Egan from Seattle talks about the latest developments from his part of the world. Repeated from yesterday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Tim Egan

: Pick of the Week

Gyles Brandreth presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Editor Fiona Couper
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7.00 The Archers Ambridge feels a tragic loss.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel: page 31


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Editor: Fiona Couper
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Nigel: Graham Seed
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: Will Sanderson-Thwalte
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Natalia Keery Fisher
Matt: Kim Durham
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Ian: Stephen Kennedy

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme, with David McFetridge. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: David McFetridge.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Beyond the Iron Curtain: Stories from Eastern Europe

2/5. Night Time. Johanna takes her dog for a night-time walk in a snow-covered East Berlin. Written by East
German author Monika Maron , translated by Brigitte Goldstein , read by Alice Dvorakova. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Monika Maron
Translated By: Brigitte Goldstein
Read By: Alice Dvorakova.
Producer: Emma Harding

: A World in Your Ear

2/6. Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to radio about cars, driving and suburbanisation. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

3/9. To mark the start of the panto season, Michael Rosen reports on the language of the theatre. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money

BOX Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

5/7. Generation Hexed. The under-35s are paying for a welfare state from which they will derive comparatively little benefit. Journalist Camilla Cavendish asks whether the concept of mutual obligation, which has underpinned the welfare State, can Survive. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Camilla Cavendish

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events
10.45 Politically Charged
2/3. Clive Anderson looks at the dramatic case of the "Shrewsbury Pickets" who were jailed in 1973. Editor Terry Dignan Politically Charged is repeated on Wed 21 Dec at 8.45pm The series concludes on Christmas Day at 7.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

2/10. Biographer and critic Hilary Spurling and historian and gardener Roy Strong join Sue MacGregor at the Ways with Words Festival, Southwold, to discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Roy Strong
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Working out Salvation. How are the traditional answers to the question: "from what are we being saved?" now being challenged? With Mark Tully. Repeated from6.05am


Unknown: Mark Tully.

: News

: Clump, Squeak, Spit and Heave

At the end of Hamlet, the stage is littered with corpses, all with heaving chests. Paul Allen investigates our ability to ignore all this in the appreciation of the arts, with help from Jonathan Miller , John Williams , Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales.

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

After the Wave (1/5)
Two and Half Words by Amitav Ghosh. A selection of haunting pieces by writers living in the countries affected by last year's tsunami


Unknown: Amitav Ghosh.

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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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