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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day WithDrMonaSiddiqui.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Start the Week ,

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Spirit of God within Me
(Schola). John 16, w5-13. The Call (Vaughan
Williams). Atthe Name of Jesus (Camberwell). With the Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music Philip RUShforth. producer Norman Winter


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Philip Rushforth.
Producer: Norman Winter

: Book of the Week: Babycham Night

By Philip Norman , abridged in five parts by Andrew Simpson and read by Jeff Rawle. A new memoir from the novelist and biographer about his bizarre and sometimes traumatic boyhood at the end of an Isle of Wight pier. 1: The author remembers Babycham. the fizzy glamour drink of the 1950s and its part in shaping his father's fortunes and misfortunes as a seaside impresario. Producer Peter Kavanagh Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Philip Norman
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Jeff Rawle.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray , who talks to Alice Sebold , author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky, about rape and child murder.
10.45 The Mill on the Ross
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alice Sebold

: Hidden Voices: Ten Years On

Tony Phillips revisits Muslims he interviewed in Hidden Voices ten years ago to find out how their lives have changed. This week he travels back to the Netherlands, where he meets former political science students Fadime and Esme. Today Fadime is a rising star in the Dutch parliament; Esme has changed her name and decided that she no longer needs to wear her headscarf. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Tony Phillips
Producer: Tony Phillips

: A Service to Celebrate the 50th Anniversaryof the Coronation of Her Majesty QueenElizabeth II

In the presence of Her Majestythe Queen and members of the Royal Family, the service, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Coronation, is a reflection on that event and its ceremonies of commitment, dedication and service. Taken by the Dean, the Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr , with the choir of Westminster Abbey and organist and master of the choristers James O'Donnell. The commentator is Nicholas Witchell. Producer Philip Billson
The day that changed our lives: page 32


Unknown: Dr Wesley Carr
Unknown: James O'Donnell.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Producer: Philip Billson

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

From London's Drill Hall, Ned Sherrin chairs the second semi-final of the music quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Bookmaker

By Sarah Woods. A drama-documentary following one day in the life of a Coventry betting shop. What makes people put their hard-earned money on horses and dogs? Do they real ly believe they can beat the bookie? An affectionate and revealing glimpse behind the scenes of a High Street institution that most people know little about.
Songs by Nick Hall and Sarah Woods , performed by Nick Hall and Mark Standbridge
Producer Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Songs By: Nick Hall
Songs By: Sarah Woods
Unknown: Nick Hall
Unknown: Mark Standbridge
Producer: Peter Leslie Wild

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer questions on personal finance. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: He Would, Wouldn't He?

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Profumo Affair, five stories, each of which ends with the phrase immortalised by Mandy Rice-Davies . 1: Shaft.
Written and read by Ann Enright. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Mandy Rice-Davies
Read By: Ann Enright.
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Year 1953

The Liverpool council house where Paul McCartney grew up in the 1950s is the setting as Robert Lacey recalls the events that shaped the modern world. 1: A Coalition at War. While American and British forces goto warto bring peace and liberty to a far-off land, a prime minister is in trouble and a tyrant dies.
Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Robert Lacey
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: The Food Programme

Milk. Is the low price of a pint of milk costing us our dairy industry? Sheila Dillon investigates. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie explores the issues which unite and divide us across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Another edition ofthe famous "antidote to panel games", from the Civic Theatre in Darlington. Tony Hawks joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volumes 2-6 of I'm Sorry I Haven a Clue are available on CD from 7 July at good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Bon voyage, Debbie. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film Anger Management, a comedy starring Jack Nicholson as a doctor with unusual ideas about the treatment of uncontrollable rage. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot 's tale of love, rejection and reconciliation, dramatised in 15 parts by Judith Adams. 1: BoyandGirl. Maggie Tulliverisayoung woman whose aspirations reach beyond her simple rural life and beyond those of her brother Tom. As she grows up, she struggles to find love and fulfilment amid the restrictive conventions of Victorian society.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Judith Adams.
Unknown: Maggie Tulliverisayoung
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
George Eliot: Deborah Flndlay
Bob: Tom George
Tom: Tom Goodmarn-Hill
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
Mr Riley: Paul Jesson
Mrs Tulliver: Alexandra Mathie
Mr Tulliver: Malcolm Storry

: Why Did We Do That?

Bad Bread. White sliced bread is the ultimate British comfort food. But why did we become so fond of something so lacking in taste and dull in its texture? in the first of a new series Chris Bowlby picks up crumbs of information on topics as varied as the creation of the medieval "upper crust" the 1950s government drive for cheap toast, and the British habit of using bread for purposes other than eating. Producer Smita Patel
The best thing since sliced bread?: page 117


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: Sounds Like

Everwondered what would happen if someone switched off the world? No sight, taste, touch or smell - but what about sound? Kirsten Beasty captures our senses in sound in an aural sandstorm of sensory imagination.
Producer Kirsten Beasty Executive producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Kirsten Beasty
Producer: Kirsten Beasty
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Nature

Gulls and Galls? Lionel Kelleway investigates the reasons behind the rise of the urban gull population in Britain and forthe decline in numbers at an island gull colony off the coast of California. Meanwhile, Stuart Blackman hunts for galls with a gall wasp scientist to learn about the complex relationship between a gall wasp and its chosen host. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Stuart Blackman
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Colour

By Rose Tremain , abridged in 15 parts by Sally Marmion. Juliet Stevenson begins reading this compelling and compassionate new novel. The year is 1866 and Joseph Blackstone and his new bride Harriet have crossed the world in search of happiness in New Zealand. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Babycham Night

Parti. 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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