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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Olave's, Hart Street, London.

: Petitioning the Modern Way

Repeated from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Entitlement. Mark Tully explores the relationship between a sense of entitlement and the claiming of rights.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Alex James meets Julian Hodge , who unites his passions for meat and motorbikes by riding through the countryside providing a unique on-farm butchery service. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Alex James
Unknown: Julian Hodge
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

India Knight appeals on behalf of Children's Heart Federation. 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 website


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Stephen Shipley reflects on the faith of Felix Mendelssohn in the 200th anniversary year of the composer's birth. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young talks to today's castaway, Whoopi Goldberg. Producer Leanne Buckle
Radio features: pages 118-119


Talks: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for £6.27 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting code [number removed], or visit [web address removed] and enter the code at the checkout

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
The fifth and final day of the First Test at Lord's. For commentators see yesterday 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.45am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: Desert Island Discs

Whoopi Goldberg is the first castaway of the new season. She talks to Kirsty Young about her life, career and choice of records to take to Radio 4's mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Museumof Curiosity

1/6. John Lloyd and Sean Lock throw open the doors of the world's most curious museum to receive Brian Eno , Viz co-founder Chris Donald , and comedian Dave Gorman 's new exhibits. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Chris Donald
Unknown: Dave Gorman

: The Food Programme

Suckling Pigs. Suckling pigs (month-old, milk-fed piglets) are a celebratory part of Chinese, Spanish and Italian cuisine, but fell from favour from the British menu many centuries ago. John Waite asks if they are due for a comeback. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented byShaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: Catholics and Jews

2/2. War and Peace? To mark Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Israel, Edward Stourton explores the complex relationship between Catholics and Jews. He asks whether relations have cooled following a string of controversies, including calls to canonise Pope Pius XII , sometimes called "Hitler's Pope". Producer Helen Grady


Unknown: Pope Benedict
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Pope Pius Xii
Producer: Helen Grady

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw are guests of Somerfords Garden Club near Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Includes at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Rptd from Friday Plants offer: page 36


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

: Lights, Camera, Landmark

3/5. Lacock, Wiltshire. Matthew Sweet discovers how locals from the medieval Wiltshire village of Lacock cope when their village is transformed for period dramas on the small and big screen. Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Classic Serial: The Siegeof Krishnapur

1/2. it is 1857 and the British in India are confident that their "superior culture'" will prevail when they come under attack, but as the Indians show their mettle, the Collector of Krishnapur is forced to reconsider. JG Farrell's novel is dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson. Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Rptd on Sat at 9pm


Dramatised By: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan Rptd
Hopkins, the Collector: Alex Jennings
Fluery: Ben Askew
Prince Hari: Shiv Grewal
Harry: Matt Addis
Louise: Jasmine Hyde
Dr Dunstaple: Malcolm Tierney
Mrs Dunstaple: Caroline Guthrie
Willoughby: Sam Dale
Miriam: Janice Acquah
Dr MacNab: Stephen Hogan
The Padre: Philip Fox
Cutter: Jonathan Taller
Lt Peterson: Paul Rider
Lucy: Lizzy Watts

: Open Book

Irish writer Colm TÏŒibá½·n discusses his new novel, Brooklyn.
Rptd on Thu at 4pm


Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Women of RainerMaria Rilke

Hayley Radford discovers how the women in the poet's life shaped and inspired his work, travelling to Germany, Oxford and Canterbury to discuss his writing with fans and critics. Producer Lucy Greenwell Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Hayley Radford
Producer: Lucy Greenwell Rptd

: The New HinduFundamentalists

Navdip Dhariwal explores the history of the Hindu right and finds out why ever more numbers of Hindus are being drawn to the fundamentalist agenda. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Navdip Dhariwal

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay selects her highlights from the past seven days of BBC radio.
PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The Archers

Lilian digs for information.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: Go4it

Barney Harwood visits a farm to find out where his eggs and meat come from. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Stories with Latitude

3/5. Jon Ronson reads his own musings on the tensions inherent in knives, wives, dogs and small boys. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: More Or Less

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

6/8. Iceland Feels the Chill. Peter Day finds out what it's like when a whole country goes bust. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Letters to Mary

1/3. Janet Todd updates the 18th-century proto-feminist
Mary Wollstonecraft on how the education of girls has advanced in the 250 years since her birth. With readings by Sian Thomas. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Letters to Mary is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Janet Todd
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft
Unknown: Sian Thomas.

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Repeated 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.

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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