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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With William Crawley.


Unknown: William Crawley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Between Ourselves

In the first of a new series Olivia O'Leary meets two mercenaries who have made their living fighting brutal civil wars in Africa and survivingjungle warfare in the remotest parts of South America. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: 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. 5: Kevlar
Wayne Hemingway talks to the BBC world affairs editor John Simpson about the miracle fibre that saved his life during the recent Iraq war. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Editor: John Simpson
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Book of the Week: Just William at Large

2: William and the White Cat. Martin Jarvis reads the second of this week's Richmal Crompton stones, in which the ill-advised Mr Romford entrusts William with an important delivery. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Out of the Direst Depths (Southwell). 1 Samuel 13, w5-14. Litany to the Holy Spirit (Hurford). He Who Would Valiant Be
(Monks Gate). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music David Ogden.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: David Ogden.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Wuthering Heights
Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Bird Brains

Conservationist Dr Carl Jones goes in search of "intelligent" birds. On his travels he discovers that some birds are as intelligent as primates and finds the Einstein of birds "nesting" in an American university. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Dr Carl Jones
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheelertravelsto Eastbourne , where he meets staff and supporters of the Royal Hippodrome Theatre. Built in the 1880s and acclaimed at the time as one of the most luxurious variety theatres in the country, its stage has seen everything from light operetta to music hall and stand-up, producer Libby cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheelertravelsto Eastbourne

: 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.

: Reporter's Notes

Emily Buchanan continues the series in which foreign correspondents share musical memories associated with their assignments. 2: Mike
Wooldridge, BBC world affairs correspondent. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Jewish War

Hattie Naylor 's drama is a contemporary reworking of a text written by Josephus in the 1st century AD, played by a mixture of actors and real news reporters. Eleazar and a band of rebel Jews have taken refuge in the hilltop fortress of Masada, but the Roman army's superior hardware proves more than a match fortheirdefences. Will the rebels surrender? Director Kate McAII


Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Rachel: Valerie Jones
Miriamme: Shireen Shah
Julia, the producer: Dee Sadler
Traffic: Nicola Smythe
Mat, the presenter: Peter Jefferson
Studio manager: Jamie Ballard
Eleazar: Mark Meadows
Jonathan, reporter: Rupert Ward-Lewis
Marcus, reporter: Brian Gear
Vespasian: Paul Nicholson
Commander: John Telfer

: 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

: A Sussex Peep-Show

By Walter Wilkinson. 2: TheRoadtoBurpham Read by David Timson For details see yesterday


Unknown: Walter Wilkinson.
Read By: David Timson

: Tales of Cats and Comets

2: Schroedinger's Cat. If you can't see a cat in a box, is it alive, dead or both? Ian Peacock talks to novelist Philip Pullman and playwright Michael Frayn , who have both used Schroedinger's conundrum in their writing. If an audience can't see a play, does it exist? For details see yesterday


Talks: Ian Peacock
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Michael Frayn

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests return with a new series about the world of business. In the first programme they look at the concept of Ideopolis - the city of ideas. But wouldn't the worker of the future prefer to live in the countyside?


Presenter: Heather Payton
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor and her guests Esther Rantzen and Oliver James entertain an audience in the Barn at
Dartington Hall, where they discuss three of their favourite paperbacks.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Oliver James
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The House of Milton Jones

The fourth episode of the sitcom starring Milton Jones , set in his house.
Written by Milton Jones and James Cary Producer David Tyler


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

: The Archers

Joe and Lynda go to war. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Horatio Clare


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Horatio Clare

: Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte. 12: A Haunting Takes Many Forms Heathcliff reveals his plans to Nelly Dean , while
Cathy tries to make sense of the family relationships she encounters on a visit to Wuthering Heights.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emily Bronte.
Unknown: Nelly Dean
Heathcliff: Tom Goodman-Hill
Cathy: Annabelle Dowler
Edgar: Jonathan Keeble
Hareton: Danny J Burns
Linton: Christopher Kelham
Nelly: Deborah McAndrew
The house: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: Raising Ham

How does a black woman raise her son? Given the alarming statistics weighted against African and Afro-Caribbean boys growing up in the UK, black mothers need hope, inspiration and support. Connie St Louis meets black women who are meeting the challenge of raising their sons in a story which is also her own. Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to the blind. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud asks whetherthere is a link between cannabis and psychosis. Using volunteers underthe influence, new research is under way to map the human brain to see how the drug affects the mind. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Between Ourselves

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Something Might Happen

By Julie Myerson , read by Haydn Gwynne. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Two Doors Down

By Annie McCartney. Another chance to hearthis four-part comedy drama about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 1: The Feminine Thrust
Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Tanya Nash
Sally: Stella McCusker
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Evie: Katy Gleadhill
Trevor: Des McAleer
Tony: Robert Patterson
Fidelma: Alne McCartney
Anna: Hannah R Gordon
Simon: Patrick Gleadhill

: My Life As a Dalek

Mark Gatiss peeks below the skirts of Dr Who's most feared adversary to celebrate their 40-year-reign Of galactic terror. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Producer: David Prest

: News

: Book of the Week: Just William at Large

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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