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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim-Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Midsummer Midweek

An eclectic assembly of guests joins David Aaronovitch for lively conversation. Producer Charlie Taylor
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: The Map That Changed theWorld

Simon Winchester 's story of William Smith and his crusade to be the first person to map the underside of the Earth. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: William Smith

: Daily Service

With the Rev PeterWhittaker. Matthew 23, wl-3, W23-28. With the choir of Trinity College,
University of Melbourne. Director of music Michael Leighton Jones.


Music: Michael Leighton Jones.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Spar Boys

When Detective Sergeant Billy Murdoch was a boy he and his friends would hang around outside the local shops. In this concluding programme he meets present-day members of Bradford's Spar gang to find out if things are so very different for today's youngsters. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Sergeant Billy Murdoch
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Smelling of Roses

The Comeback Kid. Simon Brett 's sitcom about the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 3: Rosie and the team are asked to relaunch the career of an aging children's television presentertotryand prove that old fashioned entertainment can win out over computer games - or so they think. Starring
Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , David Wood , Jim North , James Vaughan , Stefan Abingdon and Alice Connor.
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: James Vaughan
Unknown: Stefan Abingdon
Unknown: Alice Connor.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

The natural history quiz, hosted by Lionel Kelleway , continues in the hunt forthe "wildbrain of Britain". Today's semi-final comes from the field studies council's headquarters at Preston Montford in Shropshire. Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Looks Like Rain

The first of two linked plays by Jimmie Chinn. Joyce and Stan attend their mother's funeral before returning to the old family home. As they sort through the belongings bitter grievances surface: revelations are made, confidences are broken and accusations levelled. And what about their missing brother Charlie? Is he really family and should he be allowed to share the inheritance?
Joyce DoraBryan Stan Bernard Cribbins Director Martin Jenkins. Continued tomorrow 2.15pm


Unknown: Jimmie Chinn.
Director: Martin Jenkins.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Roy Lancaster are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Just William

Martin Jarvis celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Richmal Crompton 's immortal 11-year-old.
3: The Bishop's Handkerchief For details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Passion Flowers

Charlotte Smith travels to the Malverns to meet the people whose marriages are woven with fuchsias. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Charlotte Smith

: Thinking Allowed

Exploring and exploding the ideas that shape our society, presented by Laurie Taylor. Producer Merilyn Harris
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind, and examines the arguments surrounding mental health.
Producers Marya Burgess and Cathy Drysdale
PHONE: [number removed]. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producers: Marya Burgess
Producers: Cathy Drysdale

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's six-part comedy set in hell.
5: The Professor and Thomas discover that Satan has never known what it is to sleep, so they try to give him 40 winks.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Old Harry's Game is available now from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Freud: Michael Fenton Stevens
Jung: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Peggydrives Lilian to distraction. Repeated tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Peggydrives Lilian

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Rosie Goldsmith. Producer Kirsty Pope


Presented By: Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 8: A marriage is announced. Cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Janet Soskice and David Starkey cross-examine "witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma from one of the week's stories.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Janet Soskice
Unknown: David Starkey
Producer: David Coomes.

: It's a Funny Old World

A light-hearted look at the week in Westminster, with Simon Hoggart.
Editor Anne Tyerman. Rptd from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Editor: Anne Tyerman.

: Science Friction

Last November Dr Anjan Banerjee was found guilty by the General Medical Council of perpetrating medical frauds, and was suspended from practice. But the frauds had taken place a decade earlier.
Gerry Northam asks why the deceit took so long to come to light, when many privately knew about it. Producer Roland Pease. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr Anjan Banerjee
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Roland Pease.

: Midsummer Midweek

An eclectic assembly of guests joins David Aaronovitch for lively conversation. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Back When We WereGrownups

Liza Ross reads from Anne Tyler 's latest novel.
8: It is time to meet the children. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Anne Tyler

: I Think I've Got a Problem

Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero 's four-part story about a man who cannot stop himself from breaking into song. 1: Tom Caine 's embarrassing problem causes him to lose his job and his girlfriend Sadie. Who are the strange musicians following him around? And why can't anyone else see them?
Director Chris Neill. Producers Torquil MacLeod. Julian Mayers and Andrew McGibbon. Songs Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs


Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Nick Romero
Song: Tom Caine
Director: Chris Neill.
Producers: Torquil MacLeod.
Producers: Julian Mayers
Producers: Andrew McGibbon.
Songs: Andrew McGibbon.
Songs: Nick Romero
Tom: Suggs
Dr Boone: Bob Monkhouse
Sadie: Mika Simmons
Bouche: Phil Comwell
Clammy: Michael Roberts
Jake: Andrew McGibbon
Monty: Nick Romero
Melody: Emma Clarke

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Map That
Changed the World
Simon Winchester 's story of William Smith , read by Philip Franks.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: William Smith
Read By: Philip Franks.

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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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