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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Exeter Cathedral.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Spirit and Form. Mark Tully explores the relationship between spirit and form. Does spirit need form to give it a value beyond the private experience of individuals? Can formal religion retain a living spirituality at its heart? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

3/10. Charlotte Smith visits former Formula One world champion Jody Scheckter 's organic farm in Hampshire. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Jody Scheckter
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious news, with Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Trevor McDonald appeals on behalf of Asylum Aid.
Donations: [address removed] BBC Radio 4 Appeal, marked Asylum Aid on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Taize. In this week of Prayer for Christian Unity,
Bishop Nigel McCullough and Dr Michael Ford celebrate the life and vision of Brother Roger Schutz , murdered last August at the ecumenical community he founded in France. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Bishop Nigel McCullough
Unknown: Dr Michael Ford
Unknown: Roger Schutz
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley interviews another guest castaway. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am

: Just a Minute

3/11. With Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Julian Clary and Kate Robbins. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Kate Robbins.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Matthew Fort investigates the future of beef on the bone intheUK. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Sunday Best: Sleeping with the Enemy

2/3. During the Cold War years, the KGB and the Stasi institutionalised the use of sex and seduction to achieve their aims. Linda Pressly hears the story of a British KGB agent employed during the 1970s as a "romeo" spy. Producer Linda Pressly


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Linda Pressly

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Wiltshire. Chaired by Eric Robson. Plus a look at plants that thrive in boggy conditions, with Anne Swithinbank. 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 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 www.rtdirecUparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The History of Blacksmithlng

3/5. Language, Spells and Healing. Artist/blacksmith
David Petersen explores how the blacksmith has influenced the English language, and has been viewed throughout history as a worker of magic. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: David Petersen
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Classic Serial: The Fountain Overflows

2/6. Rebecca West 's trilogy, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Rose and her siblings are learning to grow up in a home threatened by poverty and disgrace, thanks to the actions of their improvident father.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producers Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson ; Director Martin Jenkins Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Rebecca West
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Music By: David Pickvance
Producers: Claire Grove
Producers: Cherry Cookson
Director: Martin Jenkins
Rose: Emma Fielding
Mama: Stella Gonet
Papa: Dermot Crowley
Young Rose: Tessa Montague
Lily: Lindsey Coulson
Kate: Liza Sadovy
Miss Beevor: Liza Sadovy
Queenie Phillips: Carolyn Pickles
Mr Phillips: Gerard McDermott
Nancy: Ella Smith
Cordelia: Clare Corbett
Mary: Sophie Roberts
Rosamund: Ayesha Antoine
George: John Cummins
Pennington: John Cummins

: Open Book

Historian Stella Tillyard talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new history exploring the secret lives of George Ill 's siblings in A Royal Affair.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm February Bookclub: Holidays in Hell by PJ O'Rourke


Talks: Stella Tillyard
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: George Ill
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

4/8. An edition devoted to verse by the Romantic poets, including Frost at Midnight by Coleridge, Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey by Wordsworth and Ode on Melancholy by Keats. Presented by Roger McGough. Producer Paul Dodgson 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]


Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Black Middle Classes

2/2. Connie St Louis considers what Britain's small and elusive black middle class can learn from the US and what the limits are to that comparison. Repeated from Tuesday

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Ruth and David start "Changing Rooms". For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 30

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine programme, hosted by Barney Harwood and featuring the first part of a new story,
Fiddlesticks by Alan Fraser , read byJonathan Howard. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Alan Fraser
Read By: Jonathan Howard.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Brighton Women

1/5. Lynne Truss presents five original stories each celebrating the life of an important woman in Brighton's history, recorded at the town's new Jubilee Library.
Looking Out to Sea. Judy Cornwell reads the story of the 18th-century Brighton "dipper" Martha Gunn. Producer Celiade Wolff


Unknown: Martha Gunn.
Producer: Celiade Wolff

: Feedback

1/11. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, redirecting them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Repeated from Friday ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

8/9. Michael Rosen presents the programme that takes a close look at words, where they come from and how people play with them. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/8. Down with Hierarchies. Feel jaded? Job getting you down? Perhaps it's not you, but the organisation you work for. Gerard Fairtlough is a very experienced business leader who thinks the traditional hierarchies of command and control are dysfunctional. He tells Peter Day about some better ways of getting things done. Repeated from Thu


Unknown: Gerard Fairtlough
Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Mr Ambassador
1/2. John Bruton , former Taoiseach of Ireland, describes what it is like to represent 25 countries as Europe's ambassador to the United States - a job he refers to as "more telephone than megaphone".
Editor Terry Dignan Mr Ambassador is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: John Bruton
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

7/10. News presenter Fiona Bruce and author Gervase Phinn join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Fiona Bruce
Unknown: Gervase Phinn

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Children's author Dick King-Smith entertains an audience with the writing that has inspired him in life.
His choices include Tarka the Otter, The Jungle Book and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers. Excerpts read by Bill Wallis , Jenny Coverack and John Telfer. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Dick King-Smith
Unknown: Samuel Whiskers.
Read By: Bill Wallis
Read By: Jenny Coverack
Read By: John Telfer.

: World Today

: News

: The interview

: News

: Heritage

The Hejaz Railway (1/4)

: World Today

: News

: Have Your Say

: Off the Shelf

Memoir (1/5)
John McGahern reads his own memoir about growing up in County Leitrim

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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