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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Sheffield Cathedral.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Science Test. Mark Tully considers the questions science can and cannot answer.
Science can tell us the "what" and the "how", but not the "why".
Producer Eley McAnish Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAnish

: On Your Farm

7/7. Elinor Goodman talks to an English pig farmer about bacon, slurry, foreigners and Celebrity chefs. Producer Steve Peacock


Talks: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Paul Heiney appeals on behalf of Send a Cow. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service for Holocaust Memorial Sunday on the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, led by the Rev Nicholas Holtam with Rabbi Lionel Blue. Director of music Andrew Earis. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: Lionel Blue.
Music: Andrew Earis.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Nick Sutton


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for E827 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting code [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites the author
Alan Sillitoe to select eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Alan Sillitoe

: Just a Minute

4/12. Paul Merton , Clement Freud ,
Josie Long and Julian Clary appear in the stopwatch comedy panel game, with chairman Nicholas Parsons. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Josie Long
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Pigs. Sheila Dillon investigates the factors that have seen cheap pork flood the supermarkets. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Nick Sutton


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: Our First Plural City

Tim Whewell paints a portrait of diverse
Leicester, which may hold lessons for how urban Britain will cope with new arrivals. The civic elite here extol the harmonious "Leicester Model" of race relations, developed after East African Asians arrived in the 1970s and prospered.
But how will it hold up if it becomes a city where no one group is in the majority? Producer Mukul Devichand


Producer: Mukul Devichand

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs take questions from gardeners in Norfolk and offer advice on sticking to a budget. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at around 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: A View through a Lens

3/5 PoyangLake. Having set up his h de at the edge of Poyang Lake in China, wildlife cameraman John Aitchison waits
To dawnandwatchesthebirdsashe reflects on everyday miracles such as feathers, boatmen and Chinese worms. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: John Aitchison

: Classic Serial: The Grand Babylon Hotel

2/2. On a whim, an American tycoon buys a top European hotel and is thrown into a world of intrigue, espionage and murder.
Arnold Bennett's romantic thriller dramatised by Chris Harrald, concludes.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Chris Harrald
Producer: Stephen Canny
Theodore: John Sessions
Nella: Matti Houghton
Aribert: Joe Klosja
Jules: Richard Katz
Miss Spencer: Fenella Woolgar
Felix: Stephen Greif
Miss Ferguson: Jill Cardo
Prince Eugen: Stephen Critchlow
Reginald: Gunnar Cauthery
Servant: Inam Mirza
Emperor: Malcolm Tierney
Sampson Levi: Chris Pavlo

: Open Book

Charles Elton talks to Manella Frostrup about his new novel Mr Toppit , which concerns the dubious legacy of a children's s book that becomes a success only after the death of its author.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Charles Elton
Unknown: Manella Frostrup
Unknown: Mr Toppit
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

3/9 To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns , Roger McGough presents a selection of some of his greatest verse read by John Mackay. Lia Williams reads listeners' requests for other poetry.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robbie Burns
Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: John MacKay.
Read By: Lia Williams
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: File on 4

1/11 With a record number of companies expected to go into administration this year.
Julian O'Halloran examines Britain's insolvency laws and asks whether weaknesses in regulation and enforcement are being exploited by some company directors to dispose unfairly of debts. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Peter White selects his highlights from the past Week on BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Tom and Brian play hardball.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 38

: Go4it

Jason Bradbury knows technology like the back of his hard drive. Tonight he talks robots to Barney Harwood and the team.
Natalie Barrass meets up with TV presenter Richard Hammond at the Science Museum in London to talk about the scintillating science in his new Show for CBBC. Producer Louise Orchard


Unknown: Jason Bradbury
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Natalie Barrass
Presenter: Richard Hammond
Producer: Louise Orchard

: Opening Lines

2/2. The Perfect Fit. The purchase of an exquisite pair of dance shoes offers hope to a troubled young couple. Julie-Ann Rowell 's story is read by Emily Chennery. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Julie-Ann Rowell
Read By: Emily Chennery.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: More or Less

8/8. Author, economist and Financial Times journalist Tim Harford presents the programme that investigates the numbers that are everywhere - in the news, in politics and in life generally. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Tim Harford

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the life stories 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

: In Business

6/9. Now That the Party's Over. Credit crunch, financial collapse, global recession - 2008 saw the business world convulsed by unprecedented confusion. Now that the dust is clearing, Peter Day asks what has changed and finds out how to cope with the new future. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Few 1/2. Andrew Keen talks to the new elite of the digital age: that small group of rich and powerful people - Silicon Valley entrepreneurs - who are reshaping the world according to their economic interests and philosophical ideas.
The Few is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Talks: Andrew Keen
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Gus Van Sant talks to Francine Stock about his latest film Milk, which stars Sean Penn as Harvey Milk - California's first openly gay elected official. Repeated from Friday


Talks: Gus van Sant
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. 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.

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