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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Allan Spence.


Unknown: Allan Spence.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Jonathan Aspinwall


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Jonathan Aspinwall

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Unreliable Evidence: Parliamentary Sovereignty

Clive is joined by four distinguished guests from the legal world to discuss the subject of parliamentary sovereignty.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: Another Five Numbers

Simon Singh continues his investigation into the history and merits of some of the most special numbers in maths. 3: Prime numbers are the building blocks of maths, yet the search for the largest prime number has eluded many; if found, it could have surprising uses.
Producer Adrian Washbourne EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Daily Service

Presented by AN Hutchison . Great Is Thy
Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Genesis 26, wl-5. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Davies).
Let Us with a Gladsome Mind (Monkland). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: An Hutchison
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Return to Paris

By Colette Rossant.
2: A Promise Broken and Student Life For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Colette Rossant.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Where Angels Fear to Tread Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Prehistoric Footprints under the Sand

Gordon Roberts is an amateur archaeologist who records the tracks and footprints of ancient animals and humans uncovered by the sea on Formby beach, Merseyside. A group of present-day schoolchildren join Gordon Roberts on the beach to compare their own footprints with those of their ancestors. Producers Mike Hally and Janet Graves


Unknown: Gordon Roberts
Unknown: Gordon Roberts
Producers: Mike Hally
Producers: Janet Graves

: Eric at 80

On his 80th birthday Eric Sykes takes a breather from his current West End show to recall some of his favourite moments from an illustrious career and some of his favourite co-stars, including Frankie Howerd , Peter Sellers , Tommy Cooper and Sykes's on-screen "twin sister" Hattie Jacques. Presented by Matthew Harvey. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Tommy Cooper
Unknown: Hattie Jacques.
Presented By: Matthew Harvey.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Taking Note

A series in which conductors, performers and experts re-examine familiar pieces of classical music in the light of their own personal experience. 2: Pianists Peter Donohoe and Howard Shelley and musicologist Ron Beech talk about Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor. Producer Rosie Boulton


Pianists: Peter Donohoe
Pianists: Howard Shelley
Musicologist: Ron Beech
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Emily Rising

By Dan Rebellato. Ten-year-old Emily wakes up one morning to find that her feet do not touch the ground. Despite the frantic efforts of her family and the authorities, she continues to rise and rise. How does an ordinary south London family deal with a levitating daughter? And what does the average ten-year-old think about outer space? Emily Rising takes a funny and touching look at the world from a slightly different angle.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Dan Rebellato.
Director: Polly Thomas
Emily: Louisa Lytton
Robbie: Ross Cook
Sarah: Zoe Henry
Greg/Dr Jeffrey: Graeme Hawley
Jean/Mrs Foster: Martine Brown

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of your historical queries. Contact the programme at [address removed] or email making.history@bbc.co.uk.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Unknown: Sue Cook
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: The Whole Story and Other Stories

By AN Smith. 2: Gothic. A disenchanted bookshop assistant describes some of her less savoury customers. Read byGerda Stevenson. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: An Smith.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: A Diary of Climate Change

2: Vanessa Collingridge joins an expedition to South Georgia to carry out important experiments on climate change. But this assignment is farfrom glamorous - the team are faced with angryfur seals and terns which launch ferocious attacks on the visitors.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge

: Shop Talk

What was yesterday's luxury is today's necessity.
Heather Payton and guests ask what premium brand companies have to do to stay exclusive. Producer Rosamund Jones Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and guests film director Anthony Minghella and writer and critic Susan Jeffreys recommend favourite books: To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee , The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson , and The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Director: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Harper Lee
Unknown: Anne Carson
Unknown: Rebecca West.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The In Crowd

Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward with more glimpses into the lives of the menagerie ofdysfunctionals inhabiting the world that is The In Crowd. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Archers

Do mums know best? Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Where Angels Fear to Tread

By EM Forster.
2: The romanticism of Italy has cast a spell on widowed Lilia and she is engaged to be married. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Forster.

: Notes of Uncertainty

John Wilson investigates the state of the classical music industry. Can it overcome the challenges before it: ageing concert audiences, increased competition from other musical forms and a growing number of younger educated consumers who seem uninterested? And why do so many people within the classical musical world object so vociferously to innovations like crossover music and marketing tricks picked up from the pop business? Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Is the fat lady clearing her throat?: page 109


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Obesity. Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the UK. But how true are some of the myths that surround overweight? Does dieting really make you fat, or is it all in your genes? Dr Graham Easton looks at the latest research to see if it has the answer to appetite control. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm See also tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Unreliable Evidence

Parliamentary Sovereignty. Clive is joined byfour distinguished guests from the legal world to discuss the subject of parliamentary sovereignty. Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Happiness

7: With Jack back in her life Sara has no further happiness to pursue, but then ... For details see yesterday

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

A four-part comedy series starring Simon Greenall ,
Kay Stonham , Debbie Stephenson and Phil Cornwell. 3: Robin and Wendy are shown "Black Bess" as their randy friends Sue and Glen persuade them to attend a battle re-enactment. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Debbie Stephenson
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in Westminster.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Return to Paris
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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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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