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: News Briefing

: Belli on Sunday

From the church of St Thomas in Oxford.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Volunteer Vision. Mike Wooldridge celebrates the role of the volunteer in the company of Glyn Roberts , whose own organisation has sent more than two million reconditioned tools to poor craftsmen and women in Africa and Asia. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Glyn Roberts
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

4/8. Topical agricultural magazine, presented by Elinor Goodman. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Elinor Goodman.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Paul Daniels appeals on behalf of Child Brain Injury Trust. 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 Daniels
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin , from Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. With the Rev Johnston McKay ,
Alison Elliot and Greyfriars Church Choir. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: John Calvin
Unknown: Johnston McKay
Unknown: Alison Elliot
Producer: Mo McCullough

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week s news. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers Omnibus.

RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for E7.99 (RRP E12.72) inc p&P, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min: mobiles vary) quoting code [number removed], or visit bbcshopxom and enter the code at the checkout

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The fifth and final day of the First Test at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff...
For commentators see yesterday * approximate tmes
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: Desert Island Discs

Bacteriologist Hugh Pennington talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and about his choice of records to take to the desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Hugh Pennington
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. Jack Dee is in the chair and the panellists are Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy. Repeated from Mon


Chairman: Jack Dee
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Jeremy Hardy

: The Food Programme

Food and Film. Sheila Dillon looks at why food has become such a popular subject for film- and documentary-makers. 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

: Gordon's Women

Martha Kearney explores whether Gordon Brown really does have a problem working with women, after a former minister accused him of using women in the Cabinet as "window dressing". She talks to close colleagues of the Prime Minister and former and current cabinet members. Producer Kate Dixon


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Producer: Kate Dixon

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs take questions from gardeners in Berkshire. Including at approximately


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Repeated from Friday
Gardenlnq offers: paqe 32

: The Estuary

2/5. Following the story of life on the Wash. The tide turns, forcing the wading birds to feed nearer the shore. Narrated by Peter France. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Classic Serial:The Complete Smiley: The Spy WhoCame In from the Cold

2/3. The trap is set to catch the East German spymaster who has destroyed Leamas's Berlin network - and the bait is Leamas himself. John le Carry 's novel is dramatised by Robert Forrest. Producer Patrick Rayner Repeated on Saturday at 9pm RT DIRECT: To pre-order The Spy Who Came In from the Cold CD (available 23 July) for £7.85 (RRP £15.65) inc p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary), quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop. com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Unknown: John Le Carry
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Leamas: Brian Cox
Peters: Michael Feast
Fiedler: Henry Goodman
Liz: Ruth Gemmell
Control: John Rowe
Peter: Richard Dillane
Mundt: Sam Dale
Ashe: Jamie Newall
Doorman: Stephen Hogan

: Open Book

Marina Lewycka, author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Rptd on Thursday at 4pm


Guest: Marina Lewycka
Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

New series. 1/4. Roger McGough returns to present listeners' requests for verse by Ben Okri , Milton, Mary Oliver and others. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Ben Okri
Unknown: Mary Oliver
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

7/10. Allan Urry asks whether government ministers can still justify their boast that Britain's system of public protection from violent offenders and convicted sex abusers is among the best in the world. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Jenni Murray 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: Jenni Murray

: The Archers

Joe scores points for creativity at the fête. For cast see Friday Rptd tomorrow 2pm
Ambrldqe diary: pages 118-119

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the people and ideas shaping America today. Featuring location reports, discussion and interviews. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Blake's Doors of Perception

2/5. Demonstratlnq Grace. Jenny Worton 's story following the fortunes of two sisters - one in London, the other in Cape Cod, is based on a quotation from Blake's essay Jerusalem. Read by Sally Hawkins. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Jenny Worton
Read By: Sally Hawkins.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' comments, criticisms and praise for the week's BBC radio and redirects them to the programme and policy-makers. 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

6/7. Inspiring Green Innovation. What innovations need to be nurtured to fight global warming? Tim Harford examines the different ways to inspire the creators and inventors who will lead the way in this field. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tim Harford

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Call In the Middle of the Night
1/2. Who makes the decision to wake political leaders in the middle of the night to tell them bad news? Jonathan Powell , Tony Blair 's former chief of staff, interviews key advisers to American presidents and British prime ministers to find out whether it is better to wake the leader or let sleeping politicians lie. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Call in the Middle of the Night is rptd on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 605am

: 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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