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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Tavistock Parish Church in Devon.

: Letters to Mary

3/3. Pptd from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Ordinary Time. Mark Tully celebrates what novelist Marilynne Robinson has called the dear ordinary", and what GK Chesterton described as "the ecstasy of being ordinary". Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Marilynne Robinson
Unknown: Gk Chesterton
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/4. Grass Snakes. The grass snake can grow to five feet in length and is Britain's s largest native reptile, yet we hear very little about it. Lionel Kelleway tries to get close to the Shy creature. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: News; Sunday Papers

7.10 Sunday
With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Richard Stilgoe appeals on behalf of the Treloar Trust. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 327pm
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Alan Gyle and the Rev Richard Coles lead a service from St Paul 's Church in Knightsbridge, London, for he Feast of Pentecost, featuring music from Haydn s
Creation to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer's death. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Alan Gyle
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: St Paul
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm
CD for £827 (RRP £1272) inc p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting code [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs: Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook

The rural campaigner, Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook, talks to Kirsty Young about her choice of records to take to the desert island.
Repeated on Friday at 9am.


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Castaway: Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: The Museum of Curiosity

4/6. John Hodgman , Oliver James and Charlotte Uhlenbroek offer up interesting, if not downright surreal exhibits to the world's s most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by Sean Lock. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: John Hodgman
Unknown: Oliver James
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.

: The Food Programme

School Food. Sheila Dillon finds out about the particular challenges of providing good food in secondary schools. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented byShaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: Britain in Their Sites

2/3. Tristram Hunt tells the story of 60 years of tumultuous architectural change in Britain. He continues with the furious debate in 1961 over the future of London's historic Euston Station and Arch. Producer Julia Johnson


Unknown: Tristram Hunt
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Middleton Cheney Garden Club near Banbury,
Oxfordshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday
Stone and decking cleaning offer: page 140


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: A Guide to Water Birds

New series. 1/5. Brett Westwood presents a guide to identifying British freshwater birds, with the help of wildlife sound recordist
Chris Watson. They begin with the waders of wet meadows, including lapwing and curlew. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Chris Watson.

: Classic Serial: Mugsborough 1926

2/2. By Andrew Lynch. The characters created in Robert Tressell's The Ragged Trousered
Philanthropists now find themselves in 1926. Socialist ideas and talk of revolution are in the air as workers and managers come to blows, and an illegitimate child with a tragic secret is used as a pawn in a bigger game.
Johnny Vegas and Paul Whitehouse lead a starry cast.
Producer/Director Dirk Maggs Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Andrew Lynch.
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Director: Dirk Maggs Rptd
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Old Misery: Paul Whitehouse
Hunter: Paul Whitehouse
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Nora: Raquel Cassidy
Frankie: Lain McKee
Bert White: Des O'Malley
Bundy: Tony Pitts
Barnngton: Tom Goodman-Hill
Charlie: Carl Rice
Elsie: Nicola Stephenson
Sweater: Rupert Degas
Slyme: Kevin Eldon
Crass: Arthur Smith
Rushton: Bill Bailey
Young Elizabeth: Yasmin Garrard
Freddie: Kenny Doughty
Older Elizabeth: Joanna Neary

: Open Book

From the Hay Festival at Hay-on-Wye, where Mariella Frostrup talks to Monty Don about his five favourite books.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Monty Don
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

3/6. Roger McGough presents listeners' requests for verse by Robert Frost and Edward Thomas. The readers are Peter Marinker and Philip Franks.
Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Philip Franks.
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

1/10. Allan Urry follows the David-and-Goliath struggle of some small-business owners trying to force a high-street giant to take responsibility for the decisions they say left them in ruins. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Frank Cottrell Boyce selects his highlights from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright
PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

There is big news at Bridge Farm.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: Americana

New series. 1/44. From Washington
DC, Matt Frei combines location reports with discussion and interviews to present an insider's guide to the people and ideas shaping the United States today. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: The Closed Door

1/5. Wednesday. A divorced mother prepares for another painful meeting with her estranged children. Stella Gonet reads the first story from a collection by Dorothy Whipple. Abridged by Jules Wilkinson. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Dorothy Whipple.
Abridged By: Jules Wilkinson.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' views, comments and queries on BBC radio.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WIA 1QT; phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Money Box

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: The Report

8/10. Simon Cox follows up the furore over
MPs' expenses by finding out how the system was open to such abuse. He reveals how proposed changes, which could have averted the damaging disclosures, were repeatedly thwarted by MPs themselves. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Bong! The Condensed History of

The Great Clock is celebrating 150 years of - almost - continuous time-telling. To mark the occasion Adam Long , co-founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, takes a whirlwind tour of all things Ben.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Bong! The Condensed History of Big Ben is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Adam Long
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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