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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Susan Hulme and Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. England begin their second series of the winter. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray , JonnySaunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have had to make a life-changing choice. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Blood Is Thicker than Water

Continuing the series in which Professor Steve Jones examines the different blood groups and their hidden influences on people's lives. 3: I've Got Rhythm. Have you got the blood of a Pharaoh? Steve Jones finds out how blood groups have been used to match Egyptian mummies to theirfamilies. Producer Andrea Kidd


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Andrea Kidd

: Book of the Week: Words of Mercury

A week of excerpts from Patrick Leigh Fermor ' s best writings, abridged by Andrew Cummins and read by Tim Mclnnerny. 2: The Munich Hofbrauhaus Germany, 1933. Paddyfinds himself in Munich and heads straight forthe local landmark and beer house. His uneasiness about the growing Nazi presence and the strength of the local beer hurls him into a night of bizarre imaginings and catalepsy. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Abridged By: Andrew Cummins
Read By: Tim McLnnerny.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rae. Thy Kingdom Come! On Bended Knee (Irish). Daniel 7, wl-3;
13-14. Zion, at the Shining Gate (arr George Guest). The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow (St Stephen). Director of music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rae.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. England begin their second series of the winter. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray , JonnySaunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Fathers Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: The Lab and the Mosque

In Western eyes, science and religion don't mix. But Muslims see no contradiction in a belief system that embraces both science and religion. Zia Sardar visits the Islamic Al-Azhar University in Cairo to investigate the practical and philosophical links between science and Islam. Producer John Watkins


Producer: John Watkins

: A History of Wind

Mel Giedroyc looks at the way that breaking wind has long been a staple of comedy and satire. With examples from Chaucer, Joyce Grenfell, Kenneth Tynan, the two Ronnies, Reggie Perrin, Isabel Allende and Roald Dahl.


Presenter: Mel Giedroyc
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: For One Night Only

Paul Gambaccini looks at the stories of the concerts behind the recordings, with the help of people who were there. Today he looks at the first performance of Britten's War Requiem in Coventry Cathedral, May 1962. With contributions from Peter Pears and Dietrich FiSCher-DieSkaU. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Peter Pears
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Missing Pieces

By Elspeth Sandys. Two women with absolutely nothing in common. They don't agree about politics, money or men - so why on earth do they become so imoortant to each other?
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Elspeth Sandys.
Director: Jane Morgan
Nella: Emilia Fox
Morag: Monica Dolan

: Making History

Sue Cook examines listeners' historical queries. EMAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Address: [address removed]Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Fantastic Tales

2: The Voice of God, by Winifred Holtby. Read by Jack Klaff. Turn your radio off - and what is this? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Winifred Holtby.
Read By: Jack Klaff.

: Cooking the Books

Simon Fanshawe and his guests are in Bath enjoying a meal from Jane Austen. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Shop Talk

New series Heather Payton and guests discuss the world Of business and technology. Producer Paul OKeeffe


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Paul Okeeffe

: A Good Read

New series Art critic Brian Sewell and Irish writer Josephine Hart , author of Damage, talk to Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Josephine Hart
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Our Brave Boys

Another chance to hear Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence. 4: Stiff Limb Syndrome. The aftermath of George and Bryan's disastrous trip to Aldershot is overshadowed by the need to solve the problem of falling recruitment.
Director Pete Atkin Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Director: Pete Atkin
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
CdrBill: Christopher Godwin
CPO Grieves: Peter Capaldi
Wing Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame

: The Archers

Tensions deepen between Brian and Greg. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news.
Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Fathers

By Damian Lanigan. Five plays exploring different father/child relationships. 2: Tallest Dad in the School. Nine-year-old Frank has always idolised his fireman dad. But he starts to suspect Barry might not be quite the hero he has always supposed.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Damian Lanigan.
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Frank: Alex Slater
Barry: Thomas Craig

: File on 4

Fran Abrams looks at the issue of public interest immunity and asks whether British justice is being corroded by a culture of secrecy.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially Sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter examines the controversies and alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT, which has been blamed for an increase in the incidence of breast cancer.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Dr Mark Porter on alternatives to HRT: page 42


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: The Choice

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Dracula

By Bram Stoker. 7: Professor Van Helsing knows they must Visit the graveyard. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bram Stoker.
Unknown: Professor van Helsing

: Romantic Friction

A four-part comedy-drama by Michelle Read.
2: As love blossoms for romance writer Anna, her characters become increasingly annoyed by the lack of authorial presence in their plot lines.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Michelle Read.
Anna: Samantha Bond
Brian: Hugh Bonneville
Minnie: Sue Elllott-Nicholls
Bob: Andrew Wincott
Fertility: Doll Adioaandoh
Buddha: Kammy Darwelsh
Brenda: Michelle Read
Dierdre: Beth Chalmers
Book: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: Today in Parliament

The final day's debate on the Queen's Speech. With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Words of Mercury
Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
3.00 Something to Think About: Age 5-7 3.15 Let's Move:
Age 5-6 3.35 Time to Move:Age 6-8 3.55 Stories and Rhymes: Age 5-7 4.05 Maths Adventure Year 4: Age 8-9 4.25Maths Adventure Year 4: Age 8-9 4.40 Talking Points: Age 10-12

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play of the First Test from Galle, Sri Lanka. Including News at 6.30.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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