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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Jonathan Romain.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Allan Little and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms intheircareers. Neil Lyndon had a successful career as a newspaper journalist- until he decided to take on the feminist movement. He claims the subsequent backlash against his articles and book turned him into a pariah and cost him the custody of his son.
ProducerBrian King. Editor Andrew Thorman. Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Neil Lyndon
Editor: Andrew Thorman.

: Let There Be Light!

The glass industry in Britain boomed in the 17th centuryand all because a royal proclamation ordered glassmakers to burn coal rather than wood in theirfurnaces. Maxwell Hutchinson continues his history Of glass in architecture. Producer Elena Curti


Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Elena Curti

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. How Great Thou Art (How Great Thou Art); Isaiah 40, wl2-20; Jehovah's
Praise (Haydn); Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (St Denio). Director Nigel Swinford.


Director: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: River Town

2: Peter Hesslerteaches his Chinese students the classics of English literature such as Beowulf, Robin Hood and Hamlet, and encourages them to act out the parts. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Hesslerteaches
Unknown: Robin Hood

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Frederick and Augusta by Lizzie Slater. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lizzie Slater.

: Surnames, Genes and Genealogy

Mapping Your Surname. The origin of a surname can often be traced by plotting its present-day distribution on a map. For David Hey this led to the discovery of the exact Hey - an enclosed piece of land - which gave rise to the surname 700 years ago. Meanwhile, DNA analysis points to a single ancestorforthe surnames Blencowe and Foden, and to remarkably few ancestors for Redhead and perhaps even Smith. Dr George Redmonds investigates. Producer Sandra Sykes. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Hey
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Comedy Album Heroes

A guide to a time when listening to comedy records at parties was hip. With GregProops. Bill Cosby. Now he's the king of American sitcom but in the sixties he was the first black comedian to break through in the comedy album scene. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Bill Cosby.
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.

: Gypsy in My Soul

The first of two programmes examining the heart of Gypsy music, foreverwild and unpredictable, passionate and popular. Right back to their roots in northern India 1,000 years ago, the Gypsies have been celebrated as musicians. Nick Baker looks at contributions from the Gipsy Kings, the Romanian
Brigands and the Taraf de Haidouks, uncovering the myths to get to the heart of Gypsy music and the source Of its appeal. ProducerSimon Broughton


Musicians: Nick Baker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ice Cream Afternoon

A brother and sister come home from school to an empty house. A woman visiting the seaside begins an affair with a fisherman. Graham White 's story of people trying to come to terms with their pasts and to forge meaningful futures for themselves.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Graham White
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Joy: Frances Barber
Rob: Kim Wall
Pete: Jonathan Keeble
Steven: Vinny Castiglione
Dawn: Lulsa Cusano

: 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

: In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

Mia Soteriou reads the concluding half of the title story from Ana Menendez 's powerful new collection Of fiction. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ana Menendez

: Lend Me Your Ears

The Acoustic World of the Romans. In the arena of the Colosseum ships fought mock naval battles, gladiators fought wild animals, as well as each other, and apparently elephants walked on tightropes. With Fiona Shaw. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw.

: 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 Rebecca Nicholson. E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]. Repeated Sunday llpm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Nigel Wrench.

: The Little World of Don Camillo

Giovanni Guareschi 's humorous tales about a colourful parish priest in an Italian village, dramatised by Peter Kerry. The church centre and the people's palace are due to be opened on the same day, but the Bishop can't be in two places at once. Then there's the village football match to consider. Church and state rivalry come to a head in this concluding episode.
Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters (R)


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

: The Archers

Ki rsty gets i n the middle. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Tony Parsons discussesthe sequel to his bestselling novel Man and Boy, with Mark Lawson. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Tony Parsons
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Frederick and Augusta

Lizzie Slater 's drama about the founders of the gardens at Kew. 2: After the birth of theirfirst child, Prince
Frederick and his wife Princesss Augusta escape the clutches of the royal family by fleeing to Kew. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Slater

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad, presented by Julian O'Halloran. Producer Julia Rooke. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Presented By: Julian O'Halloran.
Producer: Julia Rooke.
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

Babies are born desperate to communicate. They already recognise their mother's voice and within a very short space of time have learned the rules of conversation. By the time they are five, children have sorted out the grammar of their mothertongue and can even have mastered a second language. Connie St Louis explores this incredible achievement by talking to children from birth to five years old. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Julia Durbin.

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Thin Ice

ByCompton MacKenzie. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bycompton MacKenzie.

: At Home with the Snails

Gerard Foster's sitcom about George, Professor of Symbolics at Oxford, who is desperately trying to write a book. His depressed son Alex has done nothing since university until, one day, he starts to become obsessed with snails. His father now has material for his next book, his mother makes things for all the family, including a big cuddly snail, and together, this nice middle-class English family go quietly mad.


Writer: Gerard Foster
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George: Geoffrey Palmer
Beverly: Angela Thorne
Alex: Gerard Foster
Rose: Miranda Hart

: News

: Book of the Week: River Town

Peter Hessler 's humorous account of an American teacher's experiences of life in China.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Hessler

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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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