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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25 and 7.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.25 Sports News
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: World Cup Cricket

The Semi-finals
The first semi-final at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, in which the league leaders from the first two phases play the team in fourth place. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Christopher Martin-Jenkins .
Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Long View

Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search ottne past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Mark Burman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Mark Burman

: Finger Prints

Claudia Hammond examines fingers-five clues to ourgenetic inheritance, our cultural provenance and our psychological state. 1: The Thumb-It What Makes Us Human? The evolutionary theorists claim it's our opposable thumbs that set us apart from other animals, even primates. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Lavinia Byrne. 0 Taste and bee
(Vaughan Williams). Psalm 40, wl-5. 1 Waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn). My Hope Is Built on Nothing
Less (Solid Rock). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Dr Lavinia Byrne.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

By Norman Lewis. A bountiful fishing trip belies the difficulties soon to face the peasants and fishermen living on Spain's north-eastern coast in the 1950s. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Norman Lewis.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Promenade Rock Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World Cup

: Suddenly One Summer

In the summer of 2001, wildlife cameraman Ian McCarthy travelled to Afghanistan, not on the trail of animals butto film material for a television programme about the country's remote lapis lazuli mines, thought to be the oldest gem mines in the world. Duringthetrip he kept this audio diary, only weeks before the events of 11 September focused the world's attention on Afghanistan and its people. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Ian McCarthy
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Gaiety Girls

Angela Rippon presents a profile of the famous Gaiety Girls -the chorus line dancers of the Gaiety theatre in London - who dazzled Edwardian audiences with their glamorous lifestyles and their extraordinary success in marrying out of their class and into the aristocracy, producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Deep Blue

Blues singer Michael Roach from Washington DC concludes this search forthe heart and soul of his music in the home of contemporary blues, Chicago, where he speaks with today's movers and shakers. Producer Paul Evans


Singer: Michael Roach
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: No Future in Eternity

ByTimandra Harkness and Linda Cotterill. When God is forced to downsize the heavenly host, two angels have no choice but to try their luck on Earth, where they discover that having to choose a gender and dealing with free will can be a little confusing. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Linda Cotterill.
Producer: Steve Doherty
Asphael: Phelim McDermott
Zorephonithuel: Emma Kennedy
Phil: Henry Naylor
Mr Adam Kane: Hugh Dennis
God: Rodney Bewes
Lucifer: Dave Lamb
Assistant: Timandra Harkness

: 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

: Little Black Dress

A week of stories about that timeless classic, the Little Black Dress. 2: The Difference by Sian Preece , read by Aled Pugh. Mark's band is given a shot at fame and his younger sister is on hand to create their look. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sian Preece
Read By: Aled Pugh.

: New Brit Art: 2

Erika Tan, the Singapore-born artist, talks about her multimedia installations that provoke audiences to think about culture and identity.
For details see yesterday


Subject: Erika Tan
Producer: Michael Nangla

: More or Less

Magazine series devoted to the world of numbers. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world of learning.
Producer Elaine Walker Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Elaine Walker

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The World According to Me

r Comedian and erstwhile rabbi Jackie Mason returns with a special performance in two parts. This first programme combines Jackie's caustic social and political satire with topical observations about the current world Crisis. Producer Bruce Hyman
From synagogue to monologue: page 113


Unknown: Jackie Mason
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: The Archers

A testing time for Debbie. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Promenade Rock

By Christopher Denys , starring Nerys Hughes. It is the 1950s, the heyday of the Great British seaside holiday, and Llantwit-on-Sea is experiencing a boom. 2: The Chef. Arnold Pilton, henpecked hotelier and lover of Eirlys Richard , loses his chef and hopes to secure Matthew's services. But can he withstand the attentions of the formidable Theda Pilton and her pet poodle?
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Nerys Hughes.
Unknown: Eirlys Richard
Eirlys: Nerys Hughes
Arnold: Christopher Scott
Matthew: Russell Boulter
Theda: Tina Gray

: Pentagon Power

America spends more on its military than the next ten biggest military powers in the world combined. But Allan Little argues that, far from having imperialist ambitions, the vast US forces of today have evolved against all the nation's instincts, traditions and history.
Producer David Edmonds Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: David Edmonds

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Under the Skin

Laying bare the secrets of the skin. 2. Skin Deep
Edi Stark finds out how much the skin reveals, and what it's like to live with irreparable damage to the skin. With readings by Crawford Logan and Hilary Neville. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Hilary Neville.
Producer: Monise Durrani

: The Long View

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Doctor's Wife

By Brian Moore. 2: An opportunity presents itself for Sheila to enjoy herself while she waits for Kevin in the South Of France. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Brian Moore.

: Radio Fun

Bob Monkhouse presents another programme in a series on the children's comic Radio Fun, published from 1938 to 1961. Featuring Issy Bonn, Big-hearted Arthur, Buzz-Buzz the bully wasp and Vera Lynn. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Vera Lynn.
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

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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