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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Shagufta Yaqub.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Shagufta Yaqub.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to high-fliers who have experienced turbulent times. 3: Anita Roddick. She talks about the mistakes that led to major financial problems for her Body Shop empue and the pain of having to relinquish her "benign dictatorship oftne company she founded 27 years ago. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anita Roddick.

: Substance: a History of Modern SyntheticMaterials

An affectionate look at the miracle materials and substances created by modern science that have become part of our everyday lives. 1:
Formica Wayne Hemingway investigates a material that has made such an impact that. without even realising, most of us encounter it every single day. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Formica Wayne Hemingway
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Lord Jesus
Think on Me (Southweln. Acts 4, w32-35, ,wn,
7-9. Beati Quorum Via (Stanford). Maythe Mind of Christ My Saviour (St Leonard's). With the choirof Trinity College, Melbourne. Director of music Michael Leighton Jones.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Michael Leighton Jones.

: Book of the Week: The Story of My Father

The novelist Sue Miller reads from her painfully honest and moving account of her relationship with her father as he succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. 2: Sue Miller looks back at her childhood to relive her memories of her father before his disease took hold. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sue Miller

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. ..
10.45 The Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in London Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: International Cricket

England v Zimbabwe
The second meeting of these teams in the triangular series of one-day internationals. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann , with expert comments from Graham Fowler ,
Mike Selvey and Henry Olonga. *Approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Graham Fowler
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Henry Olonga.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Nature

Flagships or Follies? Pandas and tigers are icons of conservation but do they draw attention away from less popular but equally important species? Or are they ambassadors forthe rest of the ecosystem? Paul Evans examines the use of "flagship" species in conservation. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Comedy Album Heroes

This week Greg Proops sets the record straight on American contemporary comedian Ellen DeGeneres. Forget the controversial sitcom and celebrate her stand-up skills. Producer Pennie Latin


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Ellen Degeneres.
Producer: Pennie Latin

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song

The second of a three-part guide to popular recorded songs, presented by Simon Armitage and Allan Moore. This week, the pairconsiderthe "how" of popular songs: how musical arrangement and vocal expression are used to create meaning and atmosphere. The songs range from Frank Sinatra to Bjork and this week's guest singer is June Tabor. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Presented By: Simon Armitage
Presented By: Allan Moore.
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: The Archer*

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Money for Old Rope

By Juliet Ace . Taking a few pills in the interests of scientific research and extra cash shouldn't be a problem, but Jason finds there are unexpected consequences. Director Gilly Adams


Unknown: Juliet Ace
Director: Gilly Adams
Menna: Di Botcher
Jason: Aled Pugh
Anna Marie: Jennifer Vaughan

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents a new series of the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. EMAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk : PHONE: [number removed] ADDRESS: [address removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Five Stories by James Ellis

2: Scully's Goat. What lies in store for an unsuspecting goat when she escapes from her meadow in pursuit of freedom. For details see yesterday

: Sounding the Divine

2: Sing a New Song to the Lord. James O'Donnell investigates the music of the ancient Jews. Visiting the Liberal Jewish Synagogue at St John's Wood, and the Abbey at Downside, James tries to discover how the music would have sounded at the time of Jesus. For details see yesterday


Unknown: James O'Donnell

: Nice Work

The essential guide to the world of work, with Philippa Lamb. This week she looks at disability discrimination in the workplace. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Philippa Lamb.

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the wide world of learning. With Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Ritula Shah.

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch chairs the radio quiz about radio. This week Phill Jupitus and Edwina Currie challenge
SandiToksvigand Matthew Parris. Producer viv Black


Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Matthew Parris.

: The Archers

Lynda's in a spin. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Journalistic Adventures of an AmericanGirl in London

2: In Cap and Apron. Working forthe demanding Mrs Allison, undercoverjournalist Lizzie finds the role of housemaid a considerable challenge.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Lizzie: Barbara Bames
Mrs Allison: Liza Sadovy
Annie: Alison Pettrtt
Editor: Andrew Harrison
Cook: Carolyn Jones
Young Allison: Ben Crowe

: File on 4

With the Prime Minister promising to reduce the number of asylum seekers, Julian O'Halloran examines the progress so far. Will he be able to deliver his personal pledge of a 50 per cent cut in applications by September?
Producer Anouk Curry Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Anouk Curry

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Life in Middle Age

In the last of the series, Connie St Louis explores men's health in middle age. She finds out who is most prone to heart disease and looks at different treatments for prostate cancer.
Producer Pamela Rutheford Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Pamela Rutheford

: On the Ropes

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

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

By Mark Haddon. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu and read by James Meunier. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: James Meunier.

: 4 in a Field: Radio 4 at the Glastonbury Festival

Arthur Smith introuduces highlights from the Comedy Tent at Glastonbury as well as some off-duty observations from the comfort of his own caravan.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Story of My Father
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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