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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St David 's Church, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: St David

: 1 Was Put on Trial by al-Oaeda

2/2. Allan Little looks at what we know about the men from other parts of the Muslim world who came to fight in the Balkans during the Conflict in the 1990s. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Good Judge. It's been estimated that up to a third of our judgements about other people's characters are wrong, yet many of us pride ourselves on being good judges of character. Mark Tully asks what we base our assessments on, and whether we can learn to read the clues more accurately.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series. 1/8. Elinor Goodman visits a bison farm in Wiltshire. Producer Caroline Snook


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Caroline Snook

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Stapleton appeals on behalf of the Parkinson's Disease Society. Producer saiiy natman 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: John Stapleton

: Sunday Worship

The Sub-dean, the Rev William Scott , leads a service marking the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII from the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace, London. The preacher is the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, and the service features Harry Bradford , the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: William Scott
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Harry Bradford
Producer: Philip Billson

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

from 9.45 With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Women's World Twenty20 Cricket

Commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Alison Mitchell on the final from Lord's.
Producer Steve Houghton *approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 9.45am


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Steve Houghton

: The Archers Omnibus.

RT Dl RECT: Ambridge A f fairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for £8.27 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landlinescost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting code RTD320, or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Actor Martin Shaw talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to Radio 4's mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

1/6. Stephen Fry is in the chair, and the panellists comprise Victoria Wood , Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke -Taylor, with pianist Colin Sell providing musical accompaniment. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Pianist: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Britalian Food. With the fall in the value of the pound against the euro, imports have become more expensive. Sheila Dillon looks at the businesses in Britain producing ingredients usually found only in Italy, such as mozzarella di bufala, ricotta and pasta. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The Silent Killer

BBC North American editor
Justin Webb , whose son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, examines this autoimmune disease, which affects 250,000 people in the UK and can have long-term complications ranging from blindness to heart disease. He speaks to some of the world's leading experts about the efforts being made to find a cure. Producer Gemma Newby


Editor: Justin Webb
Producer: Gemma Newby

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs take questions from gardeners in Kent. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


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

: A Guide to Water Birds

4/5. Brett Westwood is joined on the Somerset Levels by keen birdwatcher Stephen Moss and sound recordist Chris Watson to present a practical guide on how to identify rails, a group of water-living birds that includes coot and moorhen, as well as a species that squeals like a pig. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson

: Classic Serial: Armadale

3/3. Wilkie Collins 's tale of passion, deception and murder concludes as Lydia decides on a new and more violent way to secure Allan's fortune - by impersonating his widow. Her plans include murder, but her passion for Allan's companion, Midwinter, threatens to complicate matters.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Producer: Clive Brill
Lydia: Lucy Robinson
Allan: Alex Robertson
Midwinter: Ray Fearon
Neelie: Perdita Avery
Bashwood: Richard Durden
Downward: Geoffrey Whitehead
Jemmy: Grant Gillespie
Vincent: Robin Brooks
Girl: Rebecca Saire

: Open Book

Reviews of the latest books and news from the publishing world. With Mariella Frostrup. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Victoria Shepherd

: Poetry Please

6/6. Gabriel Woolf reads from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to mark the 150th anniversary of Edward FitzGerald 's first translation. Presented by Roger McGough.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Omar Khayyam
Unknown: Edward Fitzgerald
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

4/10. Gerry Northam investigates allegations of incompetence and neglect in the Learning and Skills Council. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Sheila McClennon makes her selection 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: Sheila McClennon

: The Archers

The good news is one-sidedat Willow Cottage. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US from the BBC studio in Washington DC. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: The Closed Door

4/5. Cover. A young wife is unable to free herself from the guilt of her scandalous past. Stella Gonet reads Dorothy Whipple 's story. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Producer: Justine Willett

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' views, comments and queries. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

3/7. A New Iraq? Bronwen Maddox explores the prospects of lasting peace and prosperity in the country. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Bronwen Maddox

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: Learning to Love the Microphone

In the 1920s the first spin doctors helped politicians exploit the growth of mass media. Anne Perkins asks what today's MPs could learn from their predecessors in their application of new media.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Learning to Love the Microphone rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Anne Perkins
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.

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