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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Paul's Cathedral in London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Be the Change! Mark Tully considers what sort of change we should aspire to, how to go about it, and what sort of difference we can make. Producer Eley McAinsh RptdatlOOpm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh Rptdatloopm

: Living World

4/4. Seeds on the Breeze. Lionel Kelleway joins botanist Phil Gates near Wolsingham in Weardale on a quest for some of nature's most ingenious examples of engineering and design: plant seeds. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Phil Gates

: Sunday

Edward Stourton and his guests look back at the big religious stories of 2005 and ask what effect they will have on the religious landscape in 2006. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sian Williams appeals on behalf of the Link Centre for Deafened People.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Sian Williams
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Beloved of God. John Tavener and the Rev Stephen Shipley explore Mozart's profound ability to express the joys and sorrows of God's creation. With the Coupland Consort directed by Marcus Farnsworth. producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Directed By: Marcus Farnsworth.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Patrick O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Patrick O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is the athlete Dame Kelly Holmes. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Dame Kelly Holmes.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

7/7. With special guest Sandi Toksvig and regulars
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Boxing Day


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon asks why we've lost the habit of eating in harmony with the seasons and discusses how to get it back with food writer Nigel Slater. producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Unknown: Nigel Slater.
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

National and international news and analysis, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Ainsley's First Kitchen

Ainsley Harriott visits his childhood home in south
London to relive some of the experiences that made
Christmas special for him. Extended repeat from Christmas Eve


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Gardeners' Question Time

From Strasbourg, where John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Council of Europe. Some of Britain's best-known and influential gardeners predict gardening trends for 2006, and Roy Lancaster discovers the real Alan Titchmarsh in a fascinating interview. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. And 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 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.
Anne Swithinbank answers readers' questions on houseplants in the January issue of BBC Good Homes, on sale now


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Classic Serial: The French Lieutenant's Woman

1/2. The passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society, dramatised by Graham White
- from the novel by the late John Fowles.
Charles Smithson 's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Graham White
Unknown: John Fowles.
Unknown: Charles Smithson
Unknown: Sarah Woodruff.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Narrator: John Hurt
Charles: Jonathan Firth
Sarah: Emily Bruni
Ernestina: Kelly Reilly
Mrs Tranter: Elizabeth Spriggs
Dr Grogan: TP McKenna
Sam: Nick Sayce
Mary: Ella Smith
Mrs Poulteney: Susan Jameson
Dairyman: Gerard McDermott
Ostler: Wayne Foskett
Mrs Fairley: Colleen Prendergast

: Bookclub

George MacDonald Fraser took the bully from Tom Brown 's Schooldays and gave him a new lease of life with a career in the army. James Naughtie presents a discussion on the first of the series - Flashman, a romp through Victorian military history. Recorded in Manchester with die-hard fans and readers who are new to the books. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm February Bookclub: Holidays in Hell by PJ O'Rourke
March Bookclub: We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser
Unknown: Tom Brown
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Lionel Shriver

: Poetry Please

New series 1/8. Roger McGough presents the first of a new series of the listeners' requests poetry programme, including today The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy and The Lark Ascending by George Meredith. Producer Frances Byrnes 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]


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: George Meredith.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Churchill Confidential

The notebooks of wartime cabinet secretary
Norman Brook have lain unopened for more than 60 years. On the day of their public release, journalist and broadcaster
Charles Wheeler helps recreate the mood of those tetchy cabinet meetings in a gripping and fast-moving drama documentary, with an all-star cast that includes Jonathan Keeble , Tim Pigott-Smith , David Ryall , David Timson and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer David Prest ; Director Penny Leicester


Unknown: Norman Brook
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: David Ryall
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer: David Prest

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Editor Fiona couper
PHONE: [number removed]0400 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Editor: Fiona Couper

: The Archers

Usha becomes a hot topic.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

A lively and entertaining new-year quiz is presided over by guest presenter David McFetridge. With team captains writer Philip Ardagh and food guru Rosamund Grant. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Presenter: David McFetridge.
Unknown: Philip Ardagh
Unknown: Rosamund Grant.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Beyond the Iron Curtain: Stories from Eastern Europe

3/5. Scissors of Gold and Three Handfuls of Snow
Vanya prepares for imminent fatherhood by reading Teach Yourself Midwifery, while, out in the forest, five-year-old Alisa spends a holiday with her ailing grandfather.
Another in a series of stories by east European writers. By Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov , translated by George Bird and read by Boris Isarov. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Andrei Kurkov
Translated By: George Bird
Read By: Boris Isarov.
Producer: Emma Harding

: A World in Your Ear

4/6. Rosie Goldsmith presents a selection from award-winning radio documentaries. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

5/9. Michael Rosen referees the Great Word of Mouth New Year Pub Quiz. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/7. Is God on Their Side? Andrew Brown asks why
Americans see themselves and so much of world history in religious terms. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Brown

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: Movies with a Message

New series 1/3. Film producer David Puttnam begins a short series on political films with a look at the public information film Diary for Timothy made by Humphrey Jennings at the end of the Second World War.
Movies with a Message repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Presenter: David Puttnam
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

4/10. Rabbi Julia Neuberger and poet Paul Farley join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks.


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Paul Farley

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Fighting Temeraire - the Battle and the Breeze

A closer look at the real life warship depicted in Turner's painting The Fighting Temeraire. With Graeme Fife. Repeated from Thursday


Presenter: Graeme Fife

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Have Your Say

: Off the Shelf

The Phoenix The first of five stories this week by winners of the BBC World Service Short Story Competition is by Adrian Igoni Barrett from Nigeria. Read by Jude Akuwudike


Unknown: Adrian Igoni Barrett
Read By: Jude Akuwudike

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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