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: News; Play of the Week

Beautiful Only at Night - the Ugandan Project
A series of eight personal journeys

: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Southwark Cathedral in London.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Mind the Gap. Once a fervent Roman Catholic, journalist Sarah Joseph converted to Islam. She asks what can be done to bridge the widening gap between religions and their believers. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Sarah Joseph
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Living World

2/4. The Long-Tailed Basket Weaver. Lionel Kelleway joins bird behaviourist Ben Hatchwell in Yorkshire looking for long-tailed tits intent on nest building and laying eggs. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Ben Hatchwell
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Religious news, with Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Frank Gardner appeals on behalf of Steps.
Donations: [address removed] marked STEPS 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: Frank Gardner
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Making Connections. The next in the series of Lent services exploring the paradoxes of faith in John's Gospel comes from Grace Family Church, Liverpool, for Mothering Sunday.
Pastor Diana Stacey and Gee Walker, mother of murdered teenager Anthony Walker , reflect on how people can keep their faith in God in the face of tragedy. producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Diana Stacey
Unknown: Anthony Walker
Producer: Simon Vivian

: 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

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

: Quote.... Unquote

1/9. With guests Simon Brett , Dave Gorman , Stephanie Merritt and John Lloyd. The reader is William Franklyn. Presented by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Stephanie Merritt
Unknown: John Lloyd.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Presented By: Nigel Rees.

: The Food Programme

Vegetarianism. In the wake of BSE, foot-and-mouth disease and now avian flu, Sheila Dillon discovers whether vegetarianism is attracting new converts. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Paula McGinley

: 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

3/3. End of the Line. The road takes Peter Day through the cities of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish
Autonomous Region, and elegant Khabarovsk, until at last it delivers him into bustling Vladivostok, on the shores Of the Pacific. Producers Neil Koenig and Paul Vickers


Unknown: Peter Day
Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Paul Vickers

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Fiowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from members of the Hambledon
Horticultural Society in Hampshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette with free p&p. Two CDs cost £10.99 (rrp £'12.99) or 2 cassettes £8.99 (rrp £10.99). To order call [number removed] and quote code RT45.
Your gardening questions answered: page 25


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Henry's People

Henry is a barge that began its working life more than a century ago. Graham Easton met nearly all of the barge s previous owners, or their descendants, at its 100th birthday party. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Classic Serial: A House for Mr Biswas

1/2. Set in Trinidad, VS Naipaul's masterpiece depicts the life of an ordinary Hindu man struggling to overcome circumstances and fulfil his destiny - his main obstacle being his formidable mother-in-law. Dramatised by Brian Wright.
Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Brian Wright.
Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon
Narrator: Rudolph Walker
Mohun Biswas: Nltin Ganatra
Shama: Nina Wadia
Mrs Tulsi: Leena Dhinqra
Seth: Madhav Sharma
Alec: Victor Romero Evans
Govind: Jim Findley
Maclean: Stefan Kallpha
Sushila: Inika Leigh Wright
Bipti: Angela Wynter
Tara: Yvonne Brewster
Anand: Jonathan Bishop

: Open Book

Exploring why some authors like to hide behind pseudonyms and why some choose to publish under several different names, depending on the genre. Presented by Mariella Frostrup.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
April's Bookclub: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman


Presented By: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Nicola Holloway
Unknown: Malorie Blackman

: Like a Rolling Stone

Arthur Rimbaud 's poems, dazzling products of a few youthful years, had a huge impact on literature. His poetry lives on in many rock songs and in the lives of those who sang them, like Bob Dylan , Jim Morrison and Patti Smith. But would Rimbaud have thanked them? The writer and translator Jeremy Harding , who has prepared a new
English edition of Rimbaud's poems, explores the myth of the gypsy troubadour and Rimbaud's surprising attachment to the road home.
Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Arthur Rimbaud
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Jim Morrison
Unknown: Patti Smith.
Unknown: Jeremy Harding
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

8/9. The Child Support Agency is the latest public body to turn to private bailiffs for help in recovering cash owed to it in taxes, fines and maintenance payments. Allan Urry investigates and asks who really benefits When the bailiff calls. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Sheena McDonald 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: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

David plays the walking wounded.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 29

: Go 4 It

A group of Manchester school children get to hear their own music played on the organ of Bridgewater Hall. With
Barney HarwOOd. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: The Sculptor's Daughter

4/5. Snow. Snow in the city is friendly, but snow on the island is different. Our heroine and her mother learn to love the island snows. Readings by Claire Skinner from Tove Jansson 's Stories. Producer Lisa Osborne


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

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Glasgow Dreamer

Another chance to hear a celebration of the work of the eccentric poet and musician Ivor Cutler , who died earlier this month, presented by fellow humorist and Glaswegian Arnold Brown and including a selection of Cutler's work and interviews from the last 20 years. With contributions from the late John Peel and his former producer John Walters , and from comedians Harry Hill and Stewart Lee ,
John Hegley , radio producer Piers Plowright and Alan McGee , founder Of Creation Records. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Musician: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: John Peel
Producer: John Walters
Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Piers Plowright
Producer: Alan McGee
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/9. The Prophet and the State. A confidential Home
Office internal report warned the Government, well before the 7/7 bombings, that extremism among a minority of Britain's Muslim population had become a threat to security. Andrew Brown talks to those advising the Government to discover what its strategy is and whether it Stands any Chance Of success. Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Andrew Brown

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events
10.40 How to Write a Political Diary
3/3. Former MP Gyles Brandreth examines the perils and pitfalls of the political diary. Do people stop telling you things because they know you keep a diary? Or worse, do you reveal your inner secrets and then, on publication, find yourself a bit Of a joke? Producer Chris Bond ; Editor Terry Dignan


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

: Budget Statement

On behalf of Plaid Cymru.

: The Learning Curve

6/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Last Picture Show

With unprecedented access to the final moments of some of Britain's biggest art shows, John Wilson presents a first-hand experience of the leave-it-to-the-last-minute Culture. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Wilson

: Analysis

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

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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.

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