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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Vedast Foster Lane in London.

: Bong! The Condensed History of

Repeated from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Tree of Life. Mike Wooldridge is joined by geneticist Steve Jones to examine the concept of The Tree of Life - one of the most enduring and universal symbols of life and connectedness, from Genesis to Darwin to DNA. Producer Eley McAinsh


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

3/4. Starfish. Marine biologist
Peter Heyward leads Lionel Kelleway through the rock pools on the Gower Peninsula at low tide in search of starfish. The pair encounter the common variety, but also find less visible members of the family. producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Peter Heyward
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Colin Jackson appeals on behalf of Fairbridge. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 6.56pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed] Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Colin Jackson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A Trinity Sunday service from St James' Roman Catholic Church in St Andrews, Fife, close to the home of the Culdees - the earliest religious communities to live in the town. Presented by Canon Brian Halloran and John Haldane , professor in the department of moral philosophy at St Andrews University. With the Cecilian Choir. directed by Mary Veal. Producer Mo McCullough


Presented By: Canon Brian Halloran
Presented By: John Haldane
Directed By: Mary Veal.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

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 E8.27 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline cost 5p per min; mobiles vary)quoting code [number removed] or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

J Journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight recordings to take to Radio 4's mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Piers Morgan
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Museum of Curiosity

5/6. Feast your ears as Kate Adie ,
Jon Richardson and Roger Law offer weird, surreal but interesting and amusing exhibits to the world's most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by Sean Lock. Rptd from Mon


Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Jon Richardson
Unknown: Roger Law
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.

: The Food Programme

Newcastle. Newcastle's secret paladares, five cooks from five different countries, including Bosnia, Pakistan and Colombia, open up their homes to serve food to complete strangers. Sheila Dillon follows them as the evening of meals unfolds. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented byShaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: Britain in Their Sites

3/3. In the last of three controversial public building projects through which he has traced 60 years of tumultuous architectural change, Tristram Hunt tracks the creation of the Canary Wharf skyline from the old docks of the Isle of Dogs to the new skycrapers of Canada Square. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Tristram Hunt
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood answer listeners' questions sent in by post and email. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday Garden essentials offers: page 142


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: A Guide to Water Birds

2/5. With the help of wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson , Brett Westwood presents a guide to identifying British ducks, including mallards, teal, and widgeon. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Watson
Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Classic Serial: Armadale: 1/3

New series.
Wilkie Collins's dark tale of passion, deception and murder, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Callow Allan Armadale unexpectedly inherits a substantial estate in Norfolk, bringing him to the attention of the beautiful and dangerous fortune-hunter Lydia Gwilt. She plans to seduce and marry him but there are obstacles in her way, in the shape of Allan's pretty young neighbour - and his mysterious friend Midwinter.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Writer: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Producer: Clive Brill
Lydia: Lucy Robinson
Allan: Alex Robertson
Midwinter: Ray Fearon
Neelie: Perdita Avery
Maria: Carol MacReady
Susan: Rebecca Saire
The Major: Sean Baker
Bashwood: Richard Durden
Pedgift: Grant Gillespie

: Bookclub

Kate Grenville talks to James Naughtie and a group of readers about her novel The Secret River. Told through the eyes of the deportee William Thornhill and his family who arrive in Australia in the 19th century, the book examines themes of ownership, belonging and identity. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Kate Grenville
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: William Thornhill
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

4/6. Listeners' request for poetry from the Book of Psalms, read by Kenneth Cranham and Henry Goodman. Presented by Roger McGough. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Read By: Kenneth Cranham
Read By: Henry Goodman.
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

2/10. With the UK jobless total now topping 2.1 million, the Government says it's tightening the immigration rules to help preserve British jobs for British workers. But Jenny Cuffe asks if the policy is being undermined by employers who are intent on bringing in overseas workers as a way of driving down pay. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Ernie Rea makes his selection 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: Ernie Rea
Producer: Cecile Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: The Archers

All publicity's good publicity for Brookf ield Farm. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridqe diary: paqes 116-117

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US from the BBC studio in Washington, DC. Location reports, lively discussion and interviews provide new and surprising insights into contemporary America as well as the people and ideas shaping the country. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: The Closed Door

2/5. Family Crisis. The highly respectable Mr Parker loses his composure when his daughter's departure threatens his orderly life. Neil Dudgeon reads Dorothy Whipple 's story. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Mr Parker
Unknown: Neil Dudgeon
Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Producer: Justine Willett

: Feedback

Roger Bolton fields listeners' views, comments and queries and redirects them to BBC programme- and policy-makers. Producer Brian McCluskey
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WlA lOT phone: [number removed] email: feedback@ibbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Election Special: European Elections

James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn present comprehensive coverage and debate in London as results of the 2009 European
Elections come in from the UK and the rest of the EU. Jonny Dymond reports from
Brussels and political scientist Philip Cowley provides expert analysis. Including interviews with key figures. Editor Rupert Allman


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Philip Cowley
Editor: Rupert Allman

About this project

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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