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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gilbert Markus.


Unknown: Gilbert Markus.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Allan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. In the first of a new series, he talks to primary school headteacher Marjorie Evans who was convicted by magistrates of striking a pupil. Producer Brian King. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Marjorie Evans
Producer: Bnan King.

: Let There Be Light!

A look at how French glass-makers brought their skills to England in the 16th century but refused to share theirtrade secrets. Maxwell Hutchinson examines their influence on Tudor architecture, Producer Elena Curti


Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Elena Curti

: Daily Service

With Clair Jaquiss. I, Lord of the Sea and Sky (Here I Am, Lord); Matthew 26, W17-20, 26-29; Panis
Angelicus (Franck); The Lord's My Shepherd (Brother James's Air). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book

of the Week: Henry VIII - King and Court
Alison Weir 's biography of Henry VIII. Part 2. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Alison Weir
Unknown: Henry Viii.

: Woman's Hour

Seminal seventies feminist Kate Millet joins
Martha Kearneyto discuss her memoir, Mother Millet. Drama: Dear Exile by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Kate Millet
Unknown: Martha Kearneyto
Unknown: Mother Millet.
Unknown: Hilary Liftin
Unknown: Kate Montgomery.

: Surnames, Genes and Genealogy

Dr George Redmonds begins a five-week odyssey investigating the impact of DNA analysis on genealogical research. There's Only One MrSykes! Sir Richard Sykes of Glaxo SmithKline; dairy farmer Michael Sykes and theologian the Rt Rev Stephen Sykes hear the remarkable theory of professor
Bryan Sykes of Oxford University claiming that they can all trace their ancestry back to one original Mr Sykes in the 13th century.
Producer Sandra Sykes. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr George Redmonds
Unknown: Sir Richard Sykes
Unknown: Michael Sykes
Unknown: Stephen Sykes
Unknown: Bryan Sykes
Unknown: Mr Sykes
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Comedy Album Heroes

A guide to a time when listeningto comedy records at parties was hip, presented by Greg Proops.
Phyllis Diller. The woman with the dirtiest laugh in show business started as a gossip columnist and made itto Carnegie Hall within five years on the back of that laugh and her brash style. Producer Dave Batchelor


Presented By: Greg Proops.
Presented By: Phyllis Diller.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including 12.30 Call You and Yours
PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Two Hundred Years of Moonlighting

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is two centuries old this year. He wrote it for a pupil in an attempt to woo her into marrying him, but she disliked the piece and rejected his advances. Pianist John Lill and Professor Malcolm Wilson demonstrate the pitfalls of playing the "Moonlight", and biographer John Suchet describes the circumstances under which this famous piano piece was written. Producer Rosie Boulton


Pianist: John Lill
Pianist: Professor Malcolm Wilson
Unknown: John Suchet
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: (or until close of play) Triangular Series

Australia v Pakistan
Commentary from Trent Bridge by Peter Baxter , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell. Expert comment from Angus Fraser , Abdul Qadirand Jeff Thomson. Scorer Bill Frindall. 'Approximate times


Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Jim Maxwell.
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Jeff Thomson.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.

: Afternoon Play: Altaban the Magnificent

A young British scientist discovers myth and magic in the looking-glass world of postwar Berlin in Sebastian Baczkiewicz 's drama. Director Claire Grove (R)


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Director: Claire Grove
Frank: Charles Barnecut
Pieter: Clive Swift
SgtStuckart: Stuart Milligan
Major Starr: Nicholas Farrell

: Making History

The programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries, presented by Sue Cook. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: The Best of Bombeck

2: Car Pool Allergy, by Erma Bombeck , read by Maureen Lipman. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Erma Bombeck
Read By: Maureen Lipman.

: Melancholy Baby

2: Bill's Story. Raised in a children's home believing that his parents were dead, Bill only discovered by Chance that this was not true. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Conversation about the world of business, money and technology, with Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Anne Freeman. E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]. Repeated Sunday llpm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Little World of Don Camillo

Giovanni Guareschi 's humorous tales about a colourful parish priest in a quaint northern Italian village, dramatised in four parts by Peter Kerry.
3: Don Camillo has fought with three men in the pub - and won! It looks like the village may get a new priest. Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters (R)


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Unknown: Peter Kerry.
Unknown: Don Camillo
Producers: Chris Wallis
Producers: Jill Waters
Don Camillo: Alun Armstrong
God: Joss Ackland
Bishop: John Moffatt
Peppone: Sean Prendergast
Bagotti/Castelino: Colin MacLachlan
Pietro: Ben Crowe
Mrs Castelino: Eve Karpf
Smilzo: David Thorpe
Brusco: Harry Myers

: The Archers

Debbie protests tOO much. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Why did a small Dutch town become an important artistic centre in the 17th century? Mark Lawson finds out when he visits a major new exhibition of paintings by Vermeer and the school of Delft. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Dear Exile

Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery 's true story of two friends separated by an ocean.
2: Take Me to America Where the Women Are Free For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hilary Liftin
Unknown: Kate Montgomery

: File on 4

As the Government continues to boast of an expansion in higher education, Mark Whitaker examines the growth in student poverty, and asks whether escalating debts are affecting the numbers of students from disadvantaged backgrounds attending university. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane . Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane
Editor: David Ross.

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Life as an Infant

vlost parents worry about whether they are doing the right thing for their children. In the first of a new series which looks at children from birth to school age, Connie St Louis finds out the facts about eating and exercise during those key years. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Connie St Louis
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Thin Ice

ByCompton Mackenzie. Part2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bycompton MacKenzie.

: Coming Alive

The concluding episode of Jim Eldridge 's comedy in which ex-convict and con man, Terry King , battles to breathe new life into the Grove Hill Farm community centre. Out of the Mouth of Babes. Terry and Sandra battle to win council support to keep the community centre alive, and Sandra's daughter Gail captures everyone's heart with a show-stopping performance.
Director Man hyn Imrie. Music Harvey Brough and Jaqueline Dankworth (R)


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Terry King
Music: Harvey Brough
Music: Jaqueline Dankworth
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Mr Preston: David Holt
MrMarsden: Roger Walker
Gail: Jennifer Wheelan

: Requiem in Blue

The musician and composer Harvey Brough 's brother Lester was killed in a motorcycle accident when Harvey was 17. Over several years Harvey has worked on this composition - dedicated to his brother-which fusesjazz, classical, folk, medieval and blues forms.
Producer Marilyn Imrie (R)


Unknown: Harvey Brough
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: News

: Book

of the Week: Henry VIII - King and Court Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am


Unknown: Henry Viii

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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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