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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ephraim Borowski.


Unknown: Ephraim Borowski.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25. 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Jeevan Deol.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jeevan Deol.

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to different individuals who, through conviction or circumstance, have taken a stand forwhat they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Lend Me Your Ears _

As a passionate pedestrian, Charles Dickens thought nothing of walking 20 miles a day around London's crowded streets. But what kind of sounds might he have heard as he traversed the capital?
1: A Whole Lot of Shouting Going On
Fiona Shaw makes an ear-opening journey into the past, as she recreates the soundscape of 19th-century London. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai). Luke 12, wl3-21. Restless Is the Heart (Farrell). Jesus Calls Us (St Andrew). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Duende - a Journey in Search of Flamenco

Tom Goodman-Hill reads a five-part abridgement by Alison Joseph of the book by Jason Webster.
2: Jason finds a guitar teacher and falls in love. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Alison Joseph
Book By: Jason Webster.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Unspoken
Part 2 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Bob Hope's 100th

Later this year the entertainer Bob Hope celebrates his 100th birthday. In this early tribute to one of the world's best loved comedians the writer Dick Vosburgh tells the comic's lite story and own experiences of writing gags for the British-born comedian who never forgot his roots. Hope was born in Eltham, south London, in May 1903 and emigrated to America with his family when he was five. Although he used to joke about being "marked for export" from an early age, Hope loved performing for British audiences and often returned here for hugely popular tours. Featuring archive performances and interviews with Bob Hope and with some of his former colleagues.


Presenter: Dick Vosburgh
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 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.

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards discovers how someoune great operatic masterpieces reflect the political and social circumstances of their age. 2: Eugene Onegin
The strange imitations of art in life which lie behind a quintessentially Russian work of art - Tchaikovsky's setting Of Pushkin's verse novel. Producer KerryChapman


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Eugene Onegin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Resurrection of Miss Pym

The true story of novelist Barbara Pym disappearance from the literary scene of the 1960s and her subsequent triumphant rediscovery as told through her poignantjournals and correspondence. Starring Penelope Wilton.
Other parts played by Kim Hicks , Brian Gear. Bonnie Hurren , John Mackay and Lisa Kay. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Penelope Wilton.
Played By: Kim Hicks
Played By: Brian Gear.
Played By: Bonnie Hurren
Played By: John MacKay
Played By: Lisa Kay.
Barbara Pym: Penelope Wilton
Philip Larkin: Bill Wallis

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. Write to: [address removed] or email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Stories by Angela Huth

Read by Maggie Steed. 2: Consequences
Professor Bravington meets Leonora on the 8.15 train to Paddington. "He would not let her come too close, of course. All she would see of him would be the public man, the humorous intellectual who smiled on television." For details see yesterday


Read By: Maggie Steed.

: Reference Library

Another chance to hearthe series that looks into the history of valued works of reference.
2: Dictionary of Yorkshire Dialect. Puzzled as to what a "dockener" or a "mowdiwarp" may mean? The best place to find out is the Yorkshire Dialect
Dictionary. Simon Fanshawe discovers whetherthis publication is keeping abreast of the word on the streets of Skipton and Rochdale in the 21st century. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss the lengths retailers go to in order to make us shop till we drop. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world of learning.
Producer Sukey Firth Repeated next Sunday at llpm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The 99p Challenge

Another edition of the panel game in which someone stands the chance of leaving the studio 99p richer. Hosted by Sue Perkins.
Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley with Jon Holmes Producer David Tyler


Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

There's concern for Marjorie. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the latest on the arts, including news of this years nominations forthe Oscars. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Unspoken

ByTrish Cooke. 2: Rosalyn Joseph , lonely after her son has left for university, finds solace in reading her diary from 1962. It records her feel ings when, newly arrived from Dominica in the West Indies, she lands at Southampton Dock and is met by a stranger-her father.
Fordetailsseeyesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rosalyn Joseph

: File on 4

At a time when the police are investigating the deaths of patients in a hospital in Hampshire, David Lomax asks whether there are enough controls over the drugs being administered to the elderly. Are too many dying unnecessarily because of the medicines they've been given?
Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Ritual

Rituals provide us humans with some of our most spectacular and meaningful events, but why do we perform them? DrGillian Rice probes into the world of animal and human ritual behaviourto seewhetherwe are only obeying a natural instinct. Producer MaryColwell

: Taking a Stand

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: When the Emperor Was Divine

Teresa Gallagher reads the second part of Julie Otsuka 's compelling new novel about the plight of Japanese Americans interned in 1942. Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
2: The Girl's Tale. An endless journey across Nevada and the Great Salt Lake to an unknown destination.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Julie Otsuka
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: The Mark Steel Lectures

Another chance to hear some of the comedian's lectures on the lives and works of people he admires. All of his subjects were impassioned men who had ideas and enthusiasms that shaped their generation. 2: Isaac Newton Produced by Lucy Armitage


Produced By: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book of the Week: Duende - a Journey

in Search of Flamenco 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.

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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