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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Liz Hansford.


Unknown: Liz Hansford.

: Farming Today

Anna Hill looks at the links between the royal family and the land.


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

JoiningTom Sutcliffe is Yale law
professor Stephen L Carter who was paid over$4 million for his first novel. Does his thriller live up to the advance he has been paid? Or is it a case of hype over content? Producer Ariane Koek Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor Stephen L Carter

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London. With the BBC
Singers directed by Stephen Cleobury. Including music from past coronations. All People That on Earth
Do Dwell (Old Hundredth). 1 Kings 1, w32-40. I Was
Glad (Purcell). 0 Taste and See (Vaughan Williams).


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: St Martin
Directed By: Stephen Cleobury.

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

By William M Kuhn. Henry Ponsonby was Queen Victoria's private secretary for 25 years. This account of his marriage to Mary, a colourful character in her own right, offers fascinatingglimpses into life at the royal court. Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by Geoffrey Palmer. Part 1. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William M Kuhn.
Unknown: Henry Ponsonby
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Geoffrey Palmer.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Claudia Hammond visits Kensington Palace to view the wedding dresses of the country's past five queens, which are on display togetherforthe first time,
10.45 Drama Laughter in Leningrad. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Test Match special

England v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the final day's play in the Second TestatEdgbaston. Including at:
115 Your Letters Answered Write to [address removed]E-MAIL: tms@bbc.co.uk
For details see Saturday 'Approximate time

: Soldier, Soldier: 2: Over the Hills and Far Away

By Stephen Wyatt
Continuing the six-part drama documentary series that explores the life of the British soldier over the centuries.

It is 1705 and Sergeant Jack Matthews (Chris Donnelly) of Colonel Alnutt's regiment is recruiting men - by fair means or foul - to join the Duke of Marlborough's army. Peter Caddick-Adams and Dr Steve Poole provide historical background.


Writer: Stephen Wyatt
Expert: Peter Caddick-Adams
Expert: Dr Steve Poole
Producer: Sara Davies
Sergeant Jack Matthews: Chris Donnelly

: Meet Mr Mulliner

By PG Wodehouse , dramatised in six parts by Roger Davenport. 6: MullinerS Buck-U-Uppo. Pale young curates are rapidlygoing out offashion in the last of Mr Mulliner 's tales from the bar parlour of the Angler's Rest. Augustine Mulliner , in particular, is transformed overnight into a tiger of a churchman when his aunt sends some of Uncle Wilfred's s latest invention, a tonic called Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Pg Wodehouse
Unknown: Roger Davenport.
Unknown: Mr Mulliner
Unknown: Augustine Mulliner
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mr Mulliner: Richard Griffiths
Miss Postlethwaite/Jane/ Aunt Angela: Matilda Zlegler
A port/Rev Stanley Brandon: Peter Acre
A light ale: Martin Hyder
A pint of stout/The bishop: David Timson
A small bitter/Augustine: Carl Prekopp
Another small bitter/Wilfred: Tom George
Mrs Wardle: Sandra Clark

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam 2002

Peter Snow returns with a new series of the challengingquiz for amateurteamsfrom all over the UK. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Saturday llpm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rosalind

Judi Dench leads an all-star cast in this radio adaptation of J M Barrie's poignant one-act play in which, for the first time, audiences will hear Barrie's own stage directions as part of the performance. By a miraculous act of serendipity Charles, a young man of 23, finds himself in the house of his true love's mother. Or so he thinks. Adapted and directed by Julia McKenzie.


Author: J.M. Barrie
Adapted by/Director: Julia McKenzie
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Barrie: Bill Paterson
Mrs Page: Judi Dench
Mrs Quickly: Celia Imrie
Charles: Hugh Bonneville

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer your personal finance questions. Lines open 1.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Dora and Elizabeth

By Joanna Trollope. To mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, a new story from one of Britain's best-loved writers. Dora shares her birthday with the Queen. She reflects that this was the only thing about her that made her mother proud. The reader is Jean Boht. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Unknown: Jean Boht.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Crown and People

Royal biographer Robert Lacey examines the complex and at times ambiguous relationship between the royal family and the British people from 1937 to the present day. Featuring the late Barbara Castle. 1: Celebration. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Unknown: Barbara Castle.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests roam the international agenda from politics to popular culture, sports to Science, and art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The nation's favourite panel game breezes in from the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, where Jeremy Hardy joins regularteam members Tim Brooke -
Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , underthe reluctant chairmanship of Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Rptd Sun 12.04pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on six volumes of audio cassette, in addition to a specially designed boxed set. at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Jubilee celebrations. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock marks the centenary of composer Richard Rodgers , who wrote more than 900 songs and some of the most famous musicals, including The Sound of Music and Carousel. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Producer: John Goudie

: Laughter in Leningrad

Tara Fitzgerald stars in a dramatisation of the memoirs of Dolly Eltenton , an English, middle-class, left-wing thinker who spent five years in Leningrad with her husband and young children, and witnessed the results of revolution first-hand. Part 1.
Accordion and balalaika Bibs Ekkel Musical director David Pickvance Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Tara Fitzgerald
Unknown: Dolly Eltenton
Director: David Pickvance
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Dolly: Tara Fitzgerald
George: Tom Goodman-Hill
Anoushka: Patricia Perry
Mucya: Larissa Kouznetsova
Shura: Ivan Marevich
Guard: Pavel Rimburg
Valya: Cleo Sylvestre
Mike: Maxwell Harris-Tharp
Lil: Gemma Saunders
Yuri: Pavel Rimburg

: Defender Of the Faith

Shortened repeat of Sunday 8.07am

: All in the Mind

As the National Autistic Society celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, a review of current knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum disorders.
Producer Marya Burgess Phone the BBC Action Line: [number removed]


Producer: Marya Burgess

: Nature

Big Snakes. Do boa constrictors and pythons make suitable pets? As the Government considers whetherto include large constrictor snakes in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act. Mark Carwardine looks at both sides of the debate.
Producer Joanne Stevens Shortened repeat tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

John McGahern reads his own ten-part adaptation of his latest novel: the story of a lake in the west of Ireland and of the people who live around it. 1: The Ruttledges receive a visit from Jamesie, who has news - his brother Johnny is coming home from England. Producer Kate Triggs


Unknown: John McGahern
Producer: Kate Triggs

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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