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: World News

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Unreliable Evidence

7: Clive Anderson considers Lord Justice Auld's s review of the criminal justice system. His eminent guests include Lord Justice Judge and the Chief
Constable of Thames Valley Police, Peter Neyroud. Producer Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Peter Neyroud.
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: The End of the Line? ..

In the last of the series, poet Roger McGough buys a return ticket on the train from Liverpool to Southport and finds a man with a 12-inch Willing Worker, checks out Vanessa Feltz 's dibber, meets a bestselling children's author, and says adios to his sister. Producers Janet Graves and Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Vanessa Feltz
Producers: Janet Graves
Producers: Clare Jenkins

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Peter Firth. Be Thou My Vision
(Slane). Wisdom 6, wl-3, 6-11, 17-21. Teach Me,
0 Lord (Byrd). 0 King of Kings, 0 Lord of Hosts (Rex
Regum). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Peter Firth.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

ByWilliam M Kuhn. 2: Henry and Mary start married life in the unusual world of Queen Victoria's s court. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Bywilliam M Kuhn.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray. Drama: Laughter in Leningrad. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Big Snakes. Mark Carwardine considers whether boa constrictors and pythons make suitable pets. Shortened repeat of yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Service of Thanksgiving

The Golden Jubilee celebration live from St Paul s Cathedral before the Queen and the royal family, representatives of the Commonwealth, the Lord
Mayor and the Bishop of London. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev DrGeorge Carey, will give the sermon. The service includes a new setting by John Rutter of Psalm 150, cathedral organist John Scott 's setting of wordsfrom Psalm 84 and afeast of royal favourites. Introduced by Nicholas Witchell. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: John Rutter
Organist: John Scott
Introduced By: Nicholas Witchell.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Jubilee Poetry

Andrew Motion presents a selection of poetry and music, featuring verses by poets laureate over the ages, recorded at the Chapel, Lincoln's Inn in London, to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Read by Juliet Stevenson , Samantha Bond and Samuel West. Violinist Alexandra Wood Producer Cherry Cookson


Read By: Juliet Stevenson
Read By: Samantha Bond
Violinist: Samuel West.
Violinist: Alexandra Wood
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Anon's Anthem: The Strange Story of God Save the King

Robert King researches the origin of the National Anthem. Its first known performance was in 1745, in support of the Hanoverian George ll's suppression of the Jacobite Rebellion led by Stuart pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie. But was the anthem in fact written in the 1680s in honour of the Stuarts themselves? Contributors include historian Paul Monod, early music performer/scholar Peter Holman, conductor Leonard Slatkin, Major Roger Swift of the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall, and pupils at Templewood School in Welwyn Garden City who have been writing new verses for the anthem.


Presenter: Robert King
Interviewee: Paul Monod
Interviewee: Peter Holman
Interviewee: Leonard Slatkin
Interviewee: Major Roger Swift
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ceremonial in Three Flats

By John Mortimer. A specially commissioned drama to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee. A group of strangers are brought together by the mystery ot television to witness the crowning of the young queen. As the historic event unfolds the shared experience gently pulls people together until secrets are revealed and friendships are forged
Violinist Thomas Kemp Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Violinist: Thomas Kemp
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Guy: Nigel Havers
Annabel: Patricia Hodge
Jakub: Andrew Sachs
Tony Laidlaw: Chris Barrie
Denise: Letltia Dean
Teresa: Indira Varma
Jonathan: Christopher Kelham

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of your historical queries.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick Write

: Goldenhay

The first of four specially commissioned stories from this year's Hay Festival. Today Julia Blackburn , author of Old Man Goya , reads one of her own stories. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Julia Blackburn
Unknown: Old Man Goya
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Crown and People

2: Role and Duty. Fordetails see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and workplace issues. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning. With LibbyPurveS. Producer Sukey Firth Rptd Sunday llpm PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: thelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting

The first in a six-part comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith, who takes on the mantle of the United Nations as she tries to broker a fragile peace between elderly neighbour Betty and live-in builder Chris. In the strife-torn streets of East London, can bingo and musical theatre ever be reconciled? With Jeremy Hardy, Martin Hyder, Margaret John, Chris Neill and Femi Olufowuju Junior. Producer jonRoiph


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Femi Olufowuju Junior

: The Archers

Someone's sending anonymous letters. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

The Matt Groening Interview. Mark Lawson meets Matt Groening , creator oftelevision's most famous cartoon family, The Simpsons. Herecallstheirorigins and reveals some future plans. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Matt Groening
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Matt Groening

: Laughter in Leningrad

By Dolly Eltenton. 2: Dolly has made many friends and is happy in Leningrad. But the change is too much for the children and their health is beginning to suffer. For details see yesterday Repeat from 10.45am


Unknown: Dolly Eltenton.

: File on

New Labour promised a new era of open and inclusive local politics. In the wake of last month's local elections, Gerry Northam investigates claims that party manipulation and dirtytricks are still keeping good candidates from office. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.
Producer Ian Macrae PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Case Notes

Day Surgery. The Government sees an increase in day surgery as the key to meeting its pledge to reduce waiting times for patients. Already about half of all operations in the UK are carried out as day cases. Graham Easton visits Kingston Hospital in Surrey to discover what this means for patients and medical Staff. Producer Paula McGrath
E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9.00am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

By John McGahern. 2: The Ruttledges tell the tale of how they bought their house, moved to the lake and received an unexpected visit from a neighbour. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John McGahern.

: Dead Ringers: Golden Jubilee Special

The award-winning team of impressionists don't usually do the royals but perhaps this Jubilee special will be an exception, as they look back on 50 years of British cultural life. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly , Producer Bill Dare Court jesters: page 26


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Kevin Connelly

: Ancient Voices: 1: Voices of Love

Another chance to hear Michael Wood's four-part exploration of the world of medieval music.

How the concept of courtly love was depicted in the songs of the troubadours.


Presenter: Michael Wood
Producer: Lyndon Jones
Producer: Deborah Preston

: News

: Book

of the Week: Henry and Mary
AM Ponsonby Part 2. 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.

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