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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Archangel, Russia.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Cricket. Mark Tully is joined by historian
Ramachandra Guha to celebrate cricket as a symbol of an ideal society.
Producer Elizabeth Burke Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: RamacHandra Guha
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: On Your Farm

7/8. Alex James visits Hill Farm in Oxfordshire, which is transformed once a year into the location for locally run music festival Truckfest. Producer Helen Lennard


Unknown: Alex James
Producer: Helen Lennard

: Sunday

Religious and ethical issues with Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Zoe Wanamaker appeals on behalf of the Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and on Thu at 327pm
Donations:[address removed]Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

From St Martin's, Belfast. Preacher: Bishop Harold Miller. With the Grosvenor Chorale, directed by Edward Craig. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Harold Miller.
Directed By: Edward Craig.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: 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 inc Heartache at Home Farm CD for £7.99 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting code [address removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on day four of the Third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
For commentators see yesterday.
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

interior designer and socialite Nicky Haslam talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Nicky Haslam
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

1/10. Panellists Sue Perkins and Pam Ayres discuss twittering while Tony Hawks and Tim Rice compare the contents of their fridges in the stopwatch panel game. With chairman Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Food Programme

Sport and food. Sheila Dillon looks at the business of food at sports events, talking to the caterers and the companies behind the thousands of meals provided. Producer Dan Saladino Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dan Saladino Rptd

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Tracing Your Roots Special

To mark Scotland's first year of Homecoming, Sally Magnusson discovers why Scottish family-history records are among the best in the world. Producer Claire White


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Claire White

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from members of Letchworth District Gardeners Association. And pest expert Pippa Greenwood unearths a local colony of rare, but temperamental black squirrels. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The Estuary

5/5. Peter France explores the history, landscape and wildlife of the Wash. Here he considers the future for the estuary in the light of climate change and rising sea levels. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Classic Serial: Ruth

1/3. By Elizabeth Gaskell. Because she is an inconvenience to her guardian,
16-year-old orphan Ruth is apprenticed as a dressmaker to the hard-bitten Mrs Mason. A job as a seamstress for a Hunt Ball and an encounter with a young man have far-reaching consequences. Dramatised by Ellen Dryden. Producer Richard Blake : Director Ellen Dryden Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.
Unknown: Mrs Mason.
Dramatised By: Ellen Dryden.
Producer: Richard Blake
Director: Ellen Dryden
Ruth: Laura Rees
Bellingham: Rory Kinnear
Benson: Anton Lesser
Mrs Mason: Abigail Thaw
Guardian/Jones/Thomas: Richard Hope
Nelly/Mrs Bellingham: Alison Skilbeck
Miss Duncombe: Aimee Cowen
Jenny: Helen Jenkinson
Bessie: Daisy Ashford

: Bookclub

Historical mystery writer CJ Sansom joins James Naughtie and an audience of readers to talk about Dissolution, the first book in his series featuring hunchback lawyer-cum-investigator Matthew Shardlake. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm September's Bookclub: The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane


Unknown: Cj Sansom
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Matthew Shardlake.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Robert MacFarlane

: Tennyson's Ulysses Revisited

Marking the 200th anniversary of Tennyson's birth, Sean O'Brien explores his great poem Ulysses, from the singular story of its tragic origins to its many meanings for today's readers. The reader is Anton Lesser. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Unknown: Anton Lesser.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: File on 4

Stephen Grey investigates the relationship between the US and the UK security services in the "war on terror". Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Stephen Grey

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Northam makes his selection from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw: Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Jazzer keeps a low profile at The Bull. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: page 119

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Blake's Doors of Perception

5/5. May Malone. Inquisitive young Norman Trench becomes convinced May Malone is keeping a monster in her house. Then to his alarm, she invites him in to see it.
David Almond 's story, read by Alun Armstrong , is inspired by Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Norman Trench
Unknown: David Almond
Read By: Alun Armstrong
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

2/6. Housing Expansion, Law Evasion. John Waite looks at how some landlords have used false documentation to obtain local authority approval for unlicensed bedsit conversions. Repeated from Thursday


Presenter: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

2/9. Learning Curve. Peter Day finds out how to create Learning Organisations. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: The Election Agent

1/3. What really goes on behind the scenes of an election campaign? What messages do dissatisfied voters write on their ballot papers? With exclusive access to an election count, Shaun Ley hears the stories of the election agents. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Election Agent is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Rptd 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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