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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The bells of St Peter's Church, Tiverton, Devon.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Expanding God. Mike Wooldridge explores how our expanding knowledge of the cosmos challenges us to expand our vision of God. He talks to Professor Keith Ward , who believes that we must rethink our imagery of creation and of heaven. There may be millions of years of evolution still to come, he suggests, and God's plan for intelligent life may hardly have begun. Producer EleyMcAinsh Rptdat11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Professor Keith Ward

: On Your Farm

Meeting people who live the country life. producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Edward Stourton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Wendy Craig appeals on behalf of the Leprosy Mission.
Donations: [address removed], marked Leprosy Mission 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: Wendy Craig
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Charles Wood Summer School, St Patrick's s Cathedral, Armagh. Producer Rev Robert Tosh


Producer: Rev Robert Tosh

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news. With Justin Webb. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Justin Webb.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs .

In the final show hosted by Sue Lawley, the actress
Joan Plowright chooses eight records that she would take to the mythical desert island.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Friday at 9am
Sue Lawley - the castaways' views: page 111


Unknown: Joan Plowright
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Just a Minute ,

8/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Pleasance in Edinburgh. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

The second of two programmes focusing on meat production in the USA. A hundred years ago, Upton Sinclair s book The Jungle rocked America with its expose of the meat-packing plants of Chicago. As a result, legislation was brought in to improve meat quality and working conditions. However, a century on, Sheila Dillon discovers that The Jungle has disturbing echoes for the USA toaay. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4.04pm


Unknown: Upton Sinclair
Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Art of Pop

2/3. Pulp f rontman Jarvis Cocker explores the connections between British art schools and pop. The
1960s and 70s saw numerous pop groups springing from a freethinking art-school background. But successive governments were concerned about the kind ot education art schools were offering, producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jarvis Cocker
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie. Bob Flowerdew and Anne swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Merseyside. And at the GOT garden, Anne Swithinbank gives a detailed guide to pruning rambling roses, Bob Flowerdew explains the different methods for successfully removing blanket and duck weed from ponds, and Chris Beardshaw decapitates dahlias. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: John Cushnie.
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost E13,44 (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]. visit www.bbcshop.com. or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Anne Swithinbank answers gardeners' questions in the September issue of Good Homes Magazine
Alan Titchmarsh answers your gardening queries: p24


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Men of Stone

5/5 Island Life Now. Julian Richards concludes the story of Portland stone and the men who quarried it by asking whether the future for the industry is to go underground. And what does one do with a worked-out quarry?
Producer Nick St George


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Nick St George

: Classic Serial: Erewhon

2/2. Life in Erewhon is becoming uncomfortable for Higgs. He is under suspicion from the evil Professor Mahaina for possessing a music box and his beloved Arowhena is about to be arrested for the serious offence of having a head cold. Samuel Butler 's satire on Victorian society is dramatised by Eamonn O'Neill , Martin Shea and James O'Neill.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Samuel Butler
Dramatised By: Eamonn O'Neill
Dramatised By: Martin Shea
Dramatised By: James O'Neill.
Director: Gary Brown
Higgs: Graeme Hawley
Arowhena: Jasmine Hyde
Nosnibor: Jonathan Taller
Mrs Nosnibor: Sue Rydlnq
Mahaina: Brigit Forsyth
Thims: Leigh Symonds
Lord Stafford: David Fleeshman
Judge: Stuart Richman

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to publishers, agents and booksellers about the current state of the book industry. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

In the first of several programmes this week marking the centenary of John Betjeman 's birth,
Roger McGough celebrates his poetry, with readings by Stephen Fry , Miriam Margolyes and Samuel West. producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Christine Hall

: The Silent Terrorist

Terrorists usually attack urban targets, but America and Britain are now said to be vulnerable to an even deadlier threat - to agriculture and the food supply. Simon Cox reports on the silent threat of agro-terrorism. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Cox

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Peter White 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: Peter White
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Ed gets back in the saddle.
For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 27

: Go 4 It

Lauren St John talks to Barney Harwood about her debut novel, The White Giraffe, which is about the bond between an English orphan and a young giraffe. It's inspired by the author's own childhood growing up on a game reserve in Zimbabwe. Plus the final episode of Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende. Producer AbiAwojobi


Talks: Lauren St John
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: A Necklace of Raindrops

1/5. A Necklace of Raindrops. A series of stories by Joan Aiken. Read by Miriam Margolyes. Producer Jill waters.


Stories By: Joan Aiken.
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.

: The Message

4/7. Jenni Murray and guests on current media trends. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Last Word

Jane Little celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jane Little

: Face the Facts

With John Waite. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

8/9. The Gnome Zone. As many as four-fifths of us live in suburbs. Richard Weight asks how far we understand our core habitat. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Weight

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Gibbon Test

New series 1/3. In every age since Edward Gibbon wrote The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire people have looked to his work for signs of decay in their own times. Matthew Parris explores what lessons
Gibbon's work may have for Britain's politicians and parliamentary institutions in the 21st century. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Gibbon Test is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Edward Gibbon
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

7/7. Dominic Arkwright confesses to some of the occasions when he has put his foot in it, in the company of fellow penitents Melissa Kite , Dominic Holland and Annie Nightingale. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Melissa Kite
Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Annie Nightingale.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Miles Apart

2/3. Sabina Guzzanti. Miles Kington's interviewee from a different culture this week is Italian satirist and impressionist Sabina Guzzanti , who wrote and directed the controversial 2005 film Viva Zapatero ! Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Sabina Guzzanti.
Unknown: Sabina Guzzanti
Unknown: Viva Zapatero

: 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.

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