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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Lawrence, Hungerford, in Berkshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Fault Confessed. Mark Tully explores the theme of confession in spiritual and secular life. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

New series 1/4. Hares. Lionel Kelleway goes out at dusk looking for frisky mountain hares. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Alice Peterson appeals on behalf of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. Donations:[address removed], marked NRAS on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Alice Peterson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Making Connections. Another programme in a series for Lent exploring the paradoxes of faith in John's Gospel comes from Down Cathedral, in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Today's service focuses on the story of Jesus turning water into wine. Conducted by the Rev Henry Hull. Director of music Michael McCracken. producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Henry Hull.
Music: Michael McCracken.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Patrick O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

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

: Just a Minute

11/11. With panellists Paul Merton , Tony Hawks, Clement Freud and Gyles Brandreth , and chairman Nicholas Parsons. From the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Exploring current food issues, with Sheila Dillon. Producer Alice Feinstein Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Sunday Best: The Longest Road

2/3. From Europe into Asia. Peter Day continues his journey across Russia. He leaves Europe behind as he crosses the Urals and arrives in Ekaterinburg, on the edge of Siberia. On the way he marvels at some extraordinary Mafia tombs, meets one of Russia's most famous rock stars, and a truck driver who warns him of "dodgy people" on the road ahead. Producers Neil Koenig and Paul Vickers


Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Paul Vickers

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions posed by gardeners in the West Midlands. Bob Flowerdew sets up a trial to see which kinds of hot peppers perform best. Anne Swithinbank creates a South African border and Pippa Greenwood finds out which growing method gives the best show of dahlias. Eric Robson 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] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.
Space-saving water butt: p30 Flowering shrubs offer: p140


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Shoot from the Hip - the World's Coolest Camera

The most sought-after camera in this digital age is not a sleek gadget in a silver case but a 20-year-old relic from behind the Iron Curtain: the Lomo. Lucy Ash talks to "Lomographers" to find out why they are devoted to this old 35mm camera, and visits the Moscow factory making a brand-new old-fashioned model.
Producer Lucy Ash


Producer: Lucy Ash

: Classic Serial: Passing

2/2. By Nella Larsen , dramatised by Annie Caulfield. The beguiling Clare Kendry , still successfully passing for white, has infiltrated herself into Irene's home and into black society. But the gloss of charm that has enabled Clare to be admired conceals a seam of darkness that threatens to shake Irene's ordinary, happy life to its foundations.
Saxophonist Adam Waldmann ; Producer/Director Marina Caldarone Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Nella Larsen
Dramatised By: Annie Caulfield.
Unknown: Clare Kendry
Unknown: Adam Waldmann
Narrator: Bonnie Greer
Irene: Andrea Harris
Brian: Paterson Joseph
Clare: Nicole Charles
John: Martin McDougall
Hugh: Robert Jezek
Gertrude: Tanya Moodie
Dave: Harold Finlay

: Open Book

Jay Mcinerney joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss his new book, The Good Life, which returns to some of the characters in his earlier novel Brightness Falls, and describes the way the 9/11 attacks transform their lives. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
April's Bookclub: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman


Unknown: Jay McInerney
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway
Unknown: Malorie Blackman

: Sappho - the Tenth Muse

Poet Jackie Kay travels to Oxford on the trail of the ancient Greek poet described by Plato as the tenth muse - Sappho of Lesbos. With Dr Margaret Reynolds , Dr Martin West and Josephine Balmer. Producers Susan Roberts Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Dr Margaret Reynolds
Unknown: Dr Martin West
Unknown: Josephine Balmer.
Producers: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

7/9. In the fight against terrorism, how secure are Britain's ports and airports? Gerry Northam reports. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Emily Buchanan presents her 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: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Ed spots a new opportunity.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 29

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme with Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: The Sculptor's Daughter

3/5. Pets and Females.... and the difference between the two. A small girl learns lessons for life from her papa. 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

: Howaay the Laughs

2/2. Comedian Richard Morton concludes his history of the comedy of the North East of England with a look at how
Tyneside humour broke into the mainstream in the 1960s. Scriptwriters Dick Clement and Ian LaFrenais recall the creation of The Likely Lads, and Ross Noble reflects on his rise to global comedy superstardom. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Richard Morton
Scriptwriters: Dick Clement
Scriptwriters: Ian Lafrenais
Scriptwriters: Ross Noble
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

3/9. A Human Politics. Kenan Malik asks whether humanism still has any meaning and what politics might look like without a humanist impulse. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Kenan Malik

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events
10.45 How to Write a Political Diary
2/3. Former MP Gyles Brandreth examines the four "I's" of keeping a political diary: they should be immediate, indiscreet, intimate and indecipherable -just in case the volume fails into the wrong hands before publication. Producer Chris Bond : Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Chris Bond
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

5/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, presented by LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Man Who Made Frank Swing

Martin Koch looks at Nelson Riddle, whose arranging skills re-ignited Frank Sinatra 's career. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Martin Koch
Unknown: Frank Sinatra

: World Today

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Have Your Say

: Test Match Special

India v England Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai. Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times
4.45 Off the Shelf: Short Story Competition Winners (1/5) A Slice of Chilli, by Penny Feeny, read by Paul Bradley
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Producer: Peter Baxter
Read By: Paul Bradley

: Test Match Special

India v England: Commentary on the fourth day of the Third Test.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times
4.45 Off the Shelf: Short Story Competition Winners (2/5) Makeover, by Anitha Murthy , read by Harvey Virdi
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Producer: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Anitha Murthy
Read By: Harvey Virdi

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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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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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