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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Lymm, Cheshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

After You're Gone. !s there a "best" way to deal with the loss of a loved one? Fergal Keane considers the evolution Of grief. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

9/10. A retired religious teacher returns to the school where the city farm he started 25 years ago is about to close. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious news, with Edward Stourton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Winston appeals on behalf of the Association of Children's Hospices. Please note a change of telephone number: Freephone [number removed]. Donations: [address removed] BBC Radio 4 Appeal, marked ACH 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

Making Connections. A look at Jesus's mysterious title "Lamb of God", as part of a Lent series that explores paradoxes of faith in John's Gospel. Live from St Paul's Cathedral, with Precentor Canon Lucy Winkett and Succentor Canon Simon Reynolds. Director of music Malcolm Archer. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Canon Lucy Winkett
Unknown: Succentor Canon Simon Reynolds.
Music: Malcolm Archer.
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news. With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The thriller writer Jack Higgins talks to Sue Lawley and chooses eight recordings to take to the mythical isle. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Jack Higgins

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Just a Minute

9/11. Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Tony Hawks are among this week's panellists. Chaired by Nicholas Parsons. From the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

How difficult is it for immigrant populations to keep their food culture alive? Sheila Dillon , joined by Latvians in Northern Ireland and Poles in London, explores a world ot new tastes from eastern Europe. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: 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: The Bat Bombers

Peter Day tells the extraordinary story of the American project, hatched after Pearl Harbor, to bombard Japan with a million bats, each carrying a tiny incendiary device. Producer Neil Koenig


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions put by gardeners in Oxfordshire. Anne
Swithinbank shows how to grow gerberas. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for E22.50 (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 www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.
Alan Titchmarsh solves your gardening problems: p26 Beautiful begonias: page 140


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Extreme Britain

4/5. The Most Dangerous Place in Britain. Visiting the eerie Wistman's Wood and the bleak tors of Dartmoor,
Mike Dilger unearths the links between the landscape and the legends it engenders, producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Mike Dilger
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Classic Serial: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

2/2. A delicious satire based on Oscar Wilde 's short story, dramatised by Mike Walker. Lord Arthur sets about concocting the intricacies of a murder. But it's not as straightforward as he initially hoped.
Producer/Director Gemma McMullan Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Lord Arthur: Rupert Penry-Jones
Sybil: Gillian Kearney
Podgers: David Bamber
Willet: David Bradley
The General: Patrick Ryecart
Aigy: Patrick Kennedy
Archdeacon: Clive Swift
Lady Clementina: Doreen Mantle
Rouveloff: Christopher Rozycki
Lane: Michael Kllqarriff
Policeman: David Holt

: Bookclub

The holder of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Lionel Shriver , discusses with James Naughtie and a studio audience her controversial novel We Need to Talk about Kevin, which details the painfully honest analysis of a mother whose unloved son has grown up to commit a horrifying crime. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
April's Bookclub: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman


Unknown: Lionel Shriver
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Malorie Blackman

: In Search of Mad Carew

To most people of a certain age the word "monologue" will probably evoke childhood memories of listening to Stanley Holloway reciting The Lion and Albert.
Here actor Jonathan Cecil explores the rich tradition behind that famous monologue, and with the help of Roy Hudd , Michael Marshall and Nigel Anthony , he goes in search of Mad Carew, the tragic hero of the much parodied work, The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God.
Producers Michael Pointon and Neil Rosser Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Michael Marshall
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Producers: Michael Pointon
Producers: Neil Rosser

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary from Nagpur on the final day's play in the first Test. For details see yesterday. Including at 6.30 News and Papers.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: File on 4

5/9. Kate Clark reports from southern Afghanistan where, this month, a vanguard of British troops arrives ahead of a larger deployment in the spring. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Kate Clark

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Simon Fanshawe 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: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Matt quits while he's ahead.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 29

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme, presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: The Sculptor's Daughter

1/5. The Dark. In the cold Finnish winter, a little girl reflects on the all-embracing dark. Claire Skinner reads from Tove Jansson 's autobiographical stories. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Tove Jansson
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: The Late Mrs Buggins

An affectionate look at the life and career of pioneering radio comedy actress Mabel Constanduros whose irascible character, Grandma Buggins, taught the nation how to cook their rations with a smile.


Grandma Buggins: Mabel Constanduros
Mr Buggins: Michael Hogan
Producer: Emily Williams

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from7.55am

: Analysis

1/9. Feeling Whose Collars? Told to catch more criminals the police face unprecedented pressure to improve their performance. David Walker asks what the limits are to police action in tackling criminality and if greater police efficiency comes COSt-free. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The SDP Diaspora
2/2. Mark D'Arcy examines how "refugees" from a defunct political party of the 1980s, which started out as an attempt to replace Labour, ended up as key advisers in Tony Blair 's Downing Street. Producer Mark D'Arcy ; Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

3/7. The world of learning, with LibbyPurves. RptdfromTue

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Speaking from the Belly

A guide to the mysterious art of ventriloquism, presented by Nina Conti , with commentary from Ken Campbell on the mythological origins of the genre and the ventriloquial skills of ferrets. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Nina Conti
Unknown: Ken Campbell

: World Today

: News

: The interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Have Your Say

: Off the Shelf

Amadeus (1/8) F Murray Abraham reads this version of Peter Shaffer 's play about the composer Salieri's rivalry with Mozart


Unknown: Murray Abraham
Unknown: Peter Shaffer

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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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