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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

Miriam O'Reilly reports from the UK biggest agricultural show, The Royal. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thoughtfbrthe Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morns.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morns.

: 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

From St German's Church, Cardiff. With the Rev
Roy Jenkins and the Welsh Chamber Singers. Musical director Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Director: Avril Harding.

: Book of the Week: The Story of My Father

Novelist Sue Miller reads from her painfully honest and moving account of her relationship with her father as he descended into Alzheimer's disease.
1: The first signs. Produced and abridged by Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sue Miller
Abridged By: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in London Part 1 ofthe Woman's How-drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Think About It

Ian Peacock goes on a mission to find a sub-title for his programme. He talks to a chess grand master about strategic thinking, brainstorms with an advertising creative team, mind maps with a brain guru and even meditates with a Buddhist. Along the way he discovers how different people think.Or is the answer to thinking not to think at all? Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Tim Merryman's Days of Clover

A comedy drama series by Ray Connolly.
4. Old Friends. Old friends are not always whatthey seem as Tim discovers when he meets up with old friend, Harry. Harry's wife Catherine has left him after 25 years ofmarriage, HRT and a bell-ringing class. Could this spell trouble for Tim and Amy?
ProducerLouise Armitage Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Ray Connolly.
Producer: Louise Armitage
Director: Dirk Maggs
Tim: Duncan Preston
Amy: Tessa Peake-Jones
Holly: Catherine Shepherd
Joe: Leo Bill
Harry: Gary Waldhom
Sophie: Catherine Hetty
Baines: Rachel Preece

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The long-running general knowledge quiz continues with the first round in the South of England. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Temptation

Dermot Bolger's powerful and emotional journey into the married life of Alison Gill and the passion aroused when she encounters an old flame.
Director Gemma McMullan


Writer: Dermot Bolger
Director: Gemma McMullan
Alison: Zara Turner
Chris: Peter McDonald
Peadar: Gary Whelan
Joan: Eleanor Methven
Doctor: Gerard McSorley
Jack: Gerard McSorley
Sheila: Coirle Magee
Danny: Jack Logue
Babysitter: Emma McNeill

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer your questions On personal finance. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Five Stories by James Ellis: 1: The Devil

The first of five French stories translated to an Irish setting by James Ellis , who reads them in a thatched cottage at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Northern Ireland.
Old Granny Greer outwits a miserly son when she strikes a deal to sit with his ailing mother until she dies.


Writer/Storyteller: James Ellis
Producer: Heather Brennon

: Sounding the Divine

James O'Donnell , Master of Music at Westminster Abbey journeys from 700BC to the present day, exploring how human beings have expressed their quest forthedivine through music. 1:
Musicoftne Spheres. From Mount Olympus, James O'Donnell explores the way the Ancient Greeks associated certain types of music and instruments with religious expression. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: James O'Donnell
Music: Musicoftne Spheres.
Unknown: James O'Donnell
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: The Food Programme

Do you enjoy dark chocolate, chicory and unsweetened coffee? Sheila Dillon explores the taste for bitter-flavoured foods. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

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


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Ritula Shah.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

A second week at the Princess Theatre in Torquay. Regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are joined by Jeremy Hardy. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volumes 2-6 of I 'm Sorry Haven a a Clue are available on CD from 7 July at good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

A right Royal family day out. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show, and gets the verdict on Charlie 's Angels: Full Throttle, a sequel to their Hollywood debut of 2000. Producer Horatio Clare


Producer: Horatio Clare

: The Journalistic Adventures of an AmericanGirl in London

By Elizabeth E Banks, dramatised in five parts by Stephanie Norgate. 1: Liberty and Independence
Frustrated by hertreatment as a female journalist in America, Lizzie comes to Victorian London and disguises herself as a housemaid in order to write about the lot of the domestic servant.
With Alison Pettitt , Andrew Harrison , Bruce Purchase , Ben Crowe , Priyanga Elan and Liza Sadovy Director David Hunter Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Norgate.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Andrew Harrison
Unknown: Bruce Purchase
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Priyanga Elan
Unknown: Liza Sadovy
Director: David Hunter
Lizzie: Barbara Barnes
Miss Jessie: Buffy Davis
Seamstress: Carolyn Jones

: Israel in East Africa

In 1903 the World Zionist Organisation received an offer from the British government of a homeland for the Jews in what is now Kenya. The Zionist leader Theodor Herzl took it seriously but was branded a traitor for considering anywhere other than
Palestine, while the prospect of a Jewish colony in their midst threw the British settlers in East Africa into an anti-Semitic frenzy. The rejection of the offer in 1905 led to a breakaway Jewish movement that believed Arab-occupied Palestine too fraught for colonisation and set about exploring possible sites in Libya, Angola and Australia. Producer Mark Whitaker


Leader: Theodor Herzl
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: What Grandad Did in the Dark

A pile of flaking 78 rpm discs, recorded by the famous spiritualist Noah Zerdin , have lain in a south London garage for 70 years. Remarkably, they contain the voices of people who claim to have died before the recordings were made. Noah's three granddaughters investigate his "great experiment". Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Noah Zerdin
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Nature

Flagships orFo///es?Pandas and tigers are icons of conservation but do they draw attention away from less "sexy" but equally important species? Or are they ambassadors for the rest of the ecosystem?
Paul Evans examines the use of "flagship" species in conservation. He also discovers how saving the Ethiopian wolf could help its poverty-stricken country. Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: 1: The Crime

By Mark Haddon. A gripping ten-part murder mystery, narrated by a 15-year-old who has Asperger's syndrome. When he discovers the neighbour's dog dead on the lawn with a garden fork in its side, his quest to discover the perpetrator takes him on a journey that turns his world upside down.


Author: Mark Haddon.
Abridged by: Sarah LeFanu
Reader: James Meunier
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week:

The Story of My Father
Part 1. 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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