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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Compassion. FergalKeane considers the idea of compassion as found in the roots of the great religions and as experienced in the modern world. Has the burden of everyday suffering and disasters met with the possible danger of compassion fatigue? Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton.
Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Nick Ross appeals on behalf of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Donations: [address removed], marked SLT on the back ot the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman
Rptd at 9.26pm, and on Thu at 3.27pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Suzy Lamplugh

: Sunday Worship

A service from Bangor University, north Wales, with the National Youth Choir of Wales, conducted by Islwyn Evans. Preacher, the Rev Densil Morgan.
Reading: Romans 6, vv3-11. Producer Roy Jenkins


Conducted By: Islwyn Evans.
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: 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's guest is the psychoanalyst Dr Hanna Segal. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Dr Hanna Segal.

: Just a Minute ,

3/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Mermaid Theatre in London. This week's panellists are Graham Norton , Marcus Brigstocke , Clement Freud and PamAyres. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Clement Freud

: The Food Programme ...

Fish - What Can We Eat? We are forever being told to eat more fish, but which species or stocks can we cook with a clear conscience? What should we look for when we buy our fish? Gerard Baker visits Scarborough fish market in his search for delicious, plentiful "ethically caught fish and attempts to convince customers at the local chip shop that it's not cod they want, but coley. Producer Tamsin Hughes Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Gerard Baker
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: A Class Apart

With the Government's education bill under the spotlignt, faith schools have become part of the battleground. Presenter Sarfraz Manzoor tours the UK in search of answers and visits one part of the country where 90 per cent of pupils are educated in separate faith schools. Does
Northern Ireland have anything to teach the rest of the Country? Producer Rachel Hooper


Presenter: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Switninparm answer questions sent in by post. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost £13.44 (rrp E15.99) or 2 audio cassettes cost E8.99 (rrp £10.99). Prices include p&p. To oraer, send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com, or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Ask Alan Titchmarsh : p28 Super geranium offer: p50


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Switninparm
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Apprentice to the Past

4/4. Britain's ancient trades that help give the country its unique look are in danger of dying out through lack of willing apprentices. What can be done to keep these professions alive? Today Clare Jenkins goes to Castleford, West Yorkshire, to find out how canal-lock engineers help to keep the waterways safe.


Presenter/Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Classic Serial: The Name of the Rose

2/2. Three monks have died, and William of Baskerville has so far failed to find the killer. The feared papal inquisitor, Bernard Gui , takes over the investigation and declares that the abbey has been infected by witchcraft.
Umberto Eco's murder mystery, dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Bernard Gui
Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
William of Baskerville: David Hayman
Old Adso: Andrew Sachs
Young Adso: Nick Underwood
Abbot: Crawford Loqan
Jorge: Jim Norton
Bernard: Christian Rodska
Remigio: Gerry Mulqrew
Severinus: Brian Pettlfer
Nicholas: Sean Scanlan
Malachi: Nell McKlnven
Salvatore: Mark McDonnell
Girl: Cara Kelly
Benno: John Kielty
Hugh: Simon Talt

: Open Book

The psychotherapist Adam Phillips joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about his latest book of essays, Side Effects. Plus a readers' guide to books to read while pregnant. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Poetry Societies

New series 1/4. The Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society As part of a series looking at groups up and down the country that meet to celebrate their love of poetry, Judith Palmer spends an evening with the Beddoes Society at the Dead Poets Pub in Belper, Derbyshire, where the poet's family, together with their friends, gather to raise a glass to their brilliant but flawed ancestor. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Viv Beeby

: File on 4

9/11. Angus Stickler investigates claims that multinational companies are stripping developing countries of their natural resources. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Angus Stickler

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

The Snells take a step down.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 30
RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Book is available for £8.45, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]

: 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

: Island Tales

1/5. Dancing with Angels. A champion bare-knuckle fighter is saved from defeat by an angel. Another chance to hear these stories by Scavel An Gow , a group of Cornish writers who create live events and put stories on pasty wrappers, postcards and in village shops. By
Pauline Sheppard , read by Charles Barnecut. Producer Claire Grove


Stories By: Scavel An Gow
Unknown: Pauline Sheppard
Read By: Charles Barnecut.
Producer: Claire Grove

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

Repeated from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

3/9. Control Orders. David Walker asks whether the demand for individualism is diminishing the Government's ability to reassure us that someone is in control. Rptdfrom Thu


Unknown: David Walker
Unknown: Rptdfrom Thu

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events
10.45 A Burst of Freedom
1/2. An extreme brand of free-market ideology called libertarianism took over the Conservative Party's student wing in the mid-1980s and looked set to conquer the party at large. But where are the ideologues now? The Times columnist Tim Hames investigates. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
A Burst of Freedom is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Tim Hames
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

2/7. Blonde Moments. Dolly Parton once said that dumb-blonde jokes didn't offend her because she was neither blonde nor dumb. Should we take her at her word ? Toby Young , Pauline Black and Libby Potter get to the bottom of our varying obsessions with the flaxen-haired, whether as sex symbols, cunning manipulators, or simply dizzy blondes. Dominic Arkwright presents. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Pauline Black
Unknown: Libby Potter
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Miles Warde

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Jack of All Trades

Peter Byrne, who played Dixon of Dock Green's second-in-command for 20 years, profiles his co-star and friend Jack Warner. Bill Pertwee, Ray Alan and Dora Bryan are among those Who pay tribute. (Repeated from Thursday)


Unknown: Peter Byrne
Unknown: Jack Warner.
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Ray Alan
Unknown: Dora Bryan

: News

: 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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