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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With James Naughtie 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: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Shagufta Yaqub.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to high-fliers who have experienced turbulenttimes. 4: Martin Sixsmith The Transport Department media chief at the centre of the September 11 email row. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys

: 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. 2: Scotch Brand
Cellophane Tape. Wayne Hemingway discovers the story behind a product that has wrapped itself around our daily lives - sticky tape. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Wayne Hemingway
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Daily Service

Presented by Ali Hutchison. God Everlasting,
Wonderful and Holy (Diva Servatrix). Isaiah 49, w8-13. The Father's Love (Lole). God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him (Hyfrydol). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented By: Ali Hutchison.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book

of the Week: The MiraculousFever TreeBy Fiammetta Rocco , read by Hilary Neville. The story of how quinine was discovered continues. 2- How the Jesuits brought back a wonder drug made of powdered bark. But in Britain, there was much scepticism of the "Jesuit's Powder" - until quacks proved it worked. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Fiammetta Rocco
Read By: Hilary Neville.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Learning to Talk Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Small Slice of Tranquility

In the first of two programmes first broadcast last year, sound recordist Chris Watson makes an evocative and often surprisingjourney through a world of rhythms, sound and silence as he tries to escape the noise of everyday life. producer sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Watson

: Comedy Album Heroes

Greg Proops concludes his series with a profile of Jonathan Winters , one of the most inventive and influential American comics of the past 50 years. He is a one-man theatrical troupe who instantly creates characters, voices, sound effects and stories. Producer Pennie Latin


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Jonathan Winters
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 Tim Franks.

: Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song

In the final part of their guide to popular recorded songs, Simon Armitage and Allan Moore consider the "what" of songs - what songs mean and what significance they have for their listeners. The pair discuss songs by the Rolling Stones,
Richard Thompson and Talking Heads. Their guest is Tom McRae. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Songs: Simon Armitage
Songs: Allan Moore
Unknown: Richard Thompson
Unknown: Tom McRae.
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: International Cricket

England v South Africa
From Edgbaston. England's third meeting with South Africa in the NatWest series. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: Bestiary

By Jim Burke.
Three animals who have suffered at the hands of humans have their say. A whale recalls how his life was ruined when he was chosen by God to swallow a man; a monkey finds himself on trial for espionage in Hartlepool and a young puppy is sent to the Moon never to return.


Writer: Jim Burke.
Smiffy the whale: Sam Kelly
Pierre the monkey: Mark Chatterton
Laika the dog: Carla Henry
Director: Nadia Molinari
Producer: Nadia Molinari

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme about listeners' environmental concerns. EMAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk : PHONE: [number removed] ADDRESS:[address removed]. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Carnbeg Stories: 2: The New

Refused membership of the exclusive Carnbeg Lawn Tennis Club, a local entrepreneur builds a rival club of his own - but even in the egalitarian new world of the 1960s, social respectability still eludes him. Read by Michael Mackenzie.
(For details see yesterday)


Reader: Michael MacKenzie

: Friend for Life

2: Kay Mellor and Linda Niery. How a 45-year-long friendship has steered writer Kay Mellor from nursery school through the women's movement and motherhood to a television career. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kay Mellor
Unknown: Linda Niery.
Unknown: Kay Mellor

: Nice Work

A window into the world of work, with all the latest news and trends in the workplace. Presented by Philippa Lamb. Producer Rosamund Jones


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

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


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Elaine Walker

: PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The House of Milton Jones

A new sitcom starring Milton Jones , set in a house. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones
Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: David Tyler
Susan: Olivia Colman
Ian: Nigel Lindsay
Aunt Dilys: Rosemary Leach
Anton: Tom Goodman-Hill

: International Cricket

England v South Africa
From Edgbaston. England's third meeting with South Africa in the NatWest series. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Archers

Crossed wi res at Home Farm. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Learning to Talk

By Hilary Mantel. 2: Curved Is the Line of Beauty In the early 1960s, in a mill village in the north of England, Theresa is ten and caught up in a family crisis. Some months ago, herfather disappeared and her mother has scandalised the community by moving in her lover and giving birth to a baby. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hilary Mantel.
Adult Theresa: Julia Ford
Narrator: Julia Ford
Young Treezer: Hollie Wilson
Philip: Chris Overton
Dad: David Shaw-Parker
Pianist: David Shaw-Parker
Mum: Becky Hindley
Jim: Paul Copley
Schoolmistress: Tina Gray

: File on 4

PM only
Jenny Cuffe investigates claims of a crisis in the children's court service, Cafcass, and asks whether poor management and financial constraints are putting the lives of vulnerable children at risk. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White

: All in the Mind

In the first of a new series that highlights issues from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health, Dr Raj Persaud examines the way psychiatry is represented - or misrepresented - in Hollywood. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm Are TV psychiatrists all loopy?: page 31


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Katy Hickman

: On the Ropes

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

( to 10.15) With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

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

By Mark Haddon. 7: Christopher has discovered the truth about his mother as well as the identity of the killer of his neighbour's dog. He decides to make a frighteningjourneyto London. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.

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

Arthur Smith introduces further highlights from the Cabaret Marquee at Glastonbury, and his personal account of a weekend spent in a caravan on site. Producer Lucy Armitage


Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book of the Week: The Miraculous

FeverTree 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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