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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Clement Danes in London.

: Classrooms to Power

1/2. Michael Dobbs discovers how far Winston Churchill 's prep school and its headmaster did - and did not - foresee the future politician in the boy from Blenheim Palace. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Producer: Simon Coates

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Because of the Fire. The fire at the Royal Marsden hospital last January brought together three friends of today's presenter Jane Ray. From this chance encounter on the pavement, Jane reflects on moments in life-changing events that can lead to friendship, romance or tragedy. With readings from Ezra Pound, Thomas Hardy and Carol Ann Duffy. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Presenter: Jane Ray.
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

7/8. Food and Farming Awards. Alex James meets the second finalist in the Farmer of the Year category of the Food and Farming Awards. He visits Aberdeen to see how an organic vegetable grower manages to grow and harvest crops for a box scheme. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Alex James
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical headlines, presented by Edward StOUrton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lady Maryanna Tavener appeals on behalf Of Marfan Trust. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked
Marfan Trust on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Lady Maryanna Tavener
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Choral Mattins for Bible Sunday live from
Tewkesbury Abbey. Preacher the Rev Canon Paul Williams. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Canon Paul Williams.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

With Professor Lisa Jardine. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine.

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
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: Desert Island Discs

Tenor Ian Bostridge talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to the BBC's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Write Stuff

3/6. Harry Ritchie and Simon Brett are the guests joining chairman James Walton and team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. The author for pastiche is Philip Roth. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Philip Roth.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: The Food Programme

Cider. Sheila Dillon looks at the history and range of ciders available in England and finds out what goes into much of the cider we drink - not always just apples.
Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: James Bond, the Last Englishman

In the year of Ian Fleming 's centenary, David Cannadine sets the author and his
James Bond novels in their historical context. Bond was popular not just because he was sexy and suave: he was a fantasy to console a country that had lost its empire but not yet found a role in the world. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Ian Fleming
Unknown: David Cannadine
Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Susan Marling

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Chris Beardshawand Bunny Guinness are guests of Chorley and District Gardening Society in Lancashire. In his guide to growing trees Tony Russell looks at conifers Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 2 25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips; Leaf vacuum and shredder: page 28


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Chris Beardshawand Bunny
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Enigma I Will Not Explain

2/4 Nimrod. Elgar's Enigma variations depict 13 of his friends as well as the composer himself. One friend in particular inspired the variation that is the best known - Nimrod. But who was he and what part did he play in Elgar's career? Ruth Padel investigates. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Classic Serial: Robinson Crusoe and His Farther Adventures

2/2 Andy Barrett 's fast-moving adaptation of Daniel Defoe 's sequel reveals how the hero found his way to the far North and why the ruby is having such a profound effect on him.
Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Andy Barrett
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Director: Peter Leslie
Robinson: Tim McLnnerny
Merchant: Jonathan Tafler
Prince: Adrian Grove
Captain: Stephen Critchlow
Friday: Ben Onwukwe
Atkins: Mark Carey

: Open Book

Sharpe author Bernard Cornwell talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book "Azincourt", which depicts the battle of Agincourt from the perspective of an English archer. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frost
Guest: Bernard Cornwell
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

7/7. Brigid Zengeni and Richard McCabe join Roger McGough to read a selection of verse celebrating the natural world, with works by Ted Hughes , DH Lawrence , Elizabeth Jennings and Shakespeare. Plus a chance to hear some of the winning entries in this year's
BBC Wildlife Magazine poetry competition. Producer Sarah Langan Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Brigid Zengeni
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Producer: Sarah Langan Rptd

: File on 4

4/9. Julian O'Halloran looks at claims that high energy bills may be due to weak regulation, bad planning and a market dominated by just Six big companies. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: From Fact to Fiction

Rptd from yesterday, 7pm

: Pick of the Week

John Waite makes his selection from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Dilly Barlow PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: The Archers

Brenda steps into the breach.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 35

: Go4lt

Kirsten O'Brien hears how a passion for ships led to a boy from landlocked Botswana being on the Queen Mary 11 in Southampton. Plus a review Of Igor. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien

: A Welsh Anthology

3/4. Invitation. Everyone says what fun his mother is, but to Daniel, she's always seemed far more interested in her friends than in him or his father. Now she's dying, and wants to hold a party, right there in her hospital room. Written by Maria Donovan and read by Lestyn Jones. Producer Lis Edwards


Written By: Maria Donovan
Read By: Lestyn Jones.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: Feedback

6/11. Roger Bolton fields listeners' questions and criticisms for BBC radio. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: The Crash: Analysis - Dollars and Dominance

1/8. The economist Ngaire Woods asks if we are witnessing the demise of the dollar as the world's leading currency and, if so, what that says about shifts in global dominance.
She explores why currency matters in global power, and who stands to lose and benefit most from shifting currency power. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ngaire Woods

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the political week.
10.45 The Crash: Scotland's Battle for the Bank Brian Taylor looks at why the proposed takeover of HBOS caused so much anger and concern north of the border.
The Crash: Scotland's Battle for the Bank is rptd on Wed at 8.45pm Editor The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Rptd from Monday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

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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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