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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

Chimes from St Michael and All Angels, Great Comberton in Worcestershire.


Unknown: St Michael

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

I Want to Be Left Alone. MarkTully investigates the human desire for privacy, and evaluates how to balance this need with responsibilites owed to others. Producer Libby Spurrier Rptd at 11.30pm


Producer: Libby Spurrier Rptd

: Living World ,

5/5 The Duck Pond. Lionel Kelleway visits the RSPB Reserve at Snettisham in Norfolk for a spot of dUCk watching. Producer Sarah Blunt See pages 134-135


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

A round-up of the week's religious headlines With Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Honor Blackman appeals on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Helpline.
Producer Sally Flatman
Rptd at 926pm and Thu at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked
National Domestic Violence Helpline on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed], online via the Radio 4 website


Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

No Stranger Encounter. A service from
Portsmouth Cathedral retelling the story ot the Road to Emmaus. Led by the Very Rev David Brindley , with Bishop Kenneth Stevenson. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: David Brindley
Unknown: Kenneth Stevenson.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

With Clive James. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive James.

: Broadcasting House

Clare Balding discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
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: Desert Island Discs .

Diane Abbott MP talks to Kirsty Young about her life and career, and about her choice of music to take to the desert island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Write Stuff

1/6. Wendy Holden and John O'Farrell are the guest panellists in the literary game in which James Walton presides over
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. This week's subject for pastiche is EM Forster. Beth Chalmers is the reader.
Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates the rapid increase in the price of rice worldwide and looks at the impact across Asia and Africa.
Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm In the May issue of BBC Good Food magazine, Sheila Dillon reveals how she transformed her kitchen


Producer: Dan Saladino
Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Dancing round the Mediterranean

Armed with his dancing shoes, Steve Carver joins a cruise ship as a "gentleman host". He takes up the offer of a complimentary voyage on the Boudicca in exchange for ensuring the single female passengers never feel like wallf lowers in the ballroom. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Steve Carver
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Gardeners' Question Time

Peter Seabrook , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Essex. Anne Swithinbank explains the impact of climate change on ornamental garden plants. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 2 25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 44


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Men Read Maps, Women Gossip

4/4. Empathy. Does the idea that men lack empathy have any scientific grounding?
Ouentin Cooper and Vivienne Parry test their ability to empathise. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Classic Serial: Mr Sponge 's Sporting Tour

2/2 Picaresque romp following the fortunes of Soapey Sponge as he betters himself at the expense of others. As Soapey Sponge's seemingly endless crimes are reeled off before the judge, it becomes increasingly obvious that he isn't the only one who should be in the dock. RS Surtees's novel dramatised by Scott Cherry.
Violinist Liz Menezes ; Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mr Sponge
Dramatised By: Scott Cherry.
Violinist: Liz Menezes
Producer: Clive Brill
Judge: Clive Swift
Mr Reynolds: Paul Jesson
Mr Waffles: John McAndrews
Benjamin: Trevor Martin
Soapey: Rupert Evans
Lord Scamperdale: David Troughton
Mr Jawleyford: Philip Jackson
Mrs Jawleyford: Stella McCusker
Amelia: Julie Cox
Jack: Chris Emmett
Peter: David Cardy
Spigot: Trevor Martin
Robert: John McAndrews

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup looks at the works of novelist VS Naipaul.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Fred's Archive

Back in the crazy days of the 1960s, Fred Hunter began to record some of the great poets of his time, including Tom Raworth , Lee Harwood , Robert Duncan , Edward Dorn , Anselm Hollo, Stuart Montgomery and Basil Bunting. Joan Bakewell presents this exploration of Fred's unique archive. Producer Neil Rosser


Unknown: Tom Raworth
Unknown: Lee Harwood
Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Edward Dorn
Unknown: Stuart Montgomery
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Neil Rosser

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Czechoslovakia's new president is sworn in. For details see yesterday

: File on 4

10/10. Angus Stickler investigates South
Africa's platinum rush. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Angus Stickler

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Matthew Parris makes his selection from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Hilary Dunn PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Archers

Will puts the past behind him.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 39

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood is allowed a preview of the spectacular pictures on the tomb of Nebaumn from Ancient Egypt, painted nearly 3,500 years ago and recently restored by the British Museum. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Just William Strikes Again

2/5. William - the Dear Little Boysie. Things are looking grim for William and the Outlaws as there seems to be no way for them to avoid Mrs Bott 's planned party and - much, much worse - Violet Elizabeth. Read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Little Boysie.
Unknown: Mrs Bott
Unknown: Violet Elizabeth.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of people who have recently died. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

6/10. Kicking the Habit. Social historian Richard Weight asks why the problem of drug addiction has proved so intractable to a range Of public policy approaches. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Weight

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the political week.
10.45pm Who Owns Adam Smith ?
Like the Prime Minister, he is a native of Kirkcaldy. He used to be a hero to Thatcherites but now the Left are fighting over the legacy of the 18th-century Scottish economist. So who has the best claim to Adam Smith 's crown? Who Owns Adam Smith ? is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Omnibus edition.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores new research on how society works. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Return to Kurdistan


: Heart and Soul

Alice Herz Sommer

: 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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