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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.

: Farming

Today With Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Unreliable Evidence

6/8. The Legacy of Lord Denning. Five years after the death of this giant of British law-making, Clive Anderson and his panel of guests examine the life and work of one of the great and controversial judges of the 20th century. Producer Cathy Packe Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Routemasters

1/5. The Blue and the Green. A celebration of some of our most familiar, yet unrecognised, design classics: the road sign, the white line, me roundabout, the green man and the traffic calmer. Joe Kerr meets the woman who was one half of the partnership that, in the 1960s, came up with the distinctive look Of British road Signs. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Daily Service

Presented by Fr Philip Sumner. When Morning Gilds the Skies (Laudes Domini). John 13, w31-35. A Touching Place (Dream Angus). King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Fr Philip Sumner.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

2/5. Time. "No matter how fast we go, there are never enough hours in the day." Written by Carl Honore. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Carl Honore.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in OurHouse By Julie Myerson.
7/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Julie Myerson.

: Supergrass

Two bodies are discovered: the bodies of two men 1,000 miles and five millennia apart. One discovery poses an archaeological riddle, the other launches a murder investigation. Yet simply by examining plant remains associated with the bodies it's possible to piece together the stories of these two very different lives and deaths. Crime writer Louise Welsh discovers that plants are a useful tool in the hunt for clues.


Presenter: Louise Welsh
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Fabulous Flops

3/4. No blushes are spared as Paul Roseby continues his trawl through musical theatre's glorious failures. Polly James talks about Albert and I, and Bonnie Langford , who starred in Gone with the Wind when she was only seven, talks about what it means to lose Serious cash in the theatre. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Paul Roseby
Talks: Polly James
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Tales from the Stave: 2/3: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Crime writer and radio sleuth Frances Fyfield tracks down the hidden stories of musical creativity locked within the hieroglyphics, scribbles and corrections in manuscripts of three great works of classical music.


Presenter: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Life Is a Dream

When Sam Lazarus awakens to find himself in a parallel reality in which he is married to his childhood sweetheart and Hillary Clinton is President, he thinks he has died and gone to heaven - but has he? Written by Shelagh Stephenson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Sam Lazarus
Unknown: Hillary Clinton
Written By: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Sam: Nathan Osgood
Patricia: Kristin Marks
Hope: Lorelei King
Dr Greenblatt: John Guerassio
Jim: John Chancer
The hooker: Larissa Murray
Nat: Tom Raphael Eaves
Phoebe: Amanda Gordon

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates another batch of listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: Making History. PO BOX 3096. Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Writers' Choice

2/5. Hence. A chapterfrom Carol Shield's last novel, Unless, chosen by Deborah Moggach and read by Lorelei King. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Read By: Lorelei King.

: Sea Fever

Another chance to hear four programmes about boats with literary connections.
1/4. The Jane Slade , the Cornish schoonerthat inspired Daphne du Maurier's first novel. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Jane Slade

: Shop Talk

Entrepreneurs and big companies alike are trying to make money from the natural world. Butjust how biga business can renewable energy become? Heather Payton explores the world Of "green" power. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

Broadcaster and journalist Stuart Maconie and actress Rebecca Front talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

(Repeated on Sunday at 11pm)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Stuart Maconie
Guest: Rebecca Front
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Elephants to Catch Eels

4/6. Charity. It's Jesters' Relief Week in Drumlin Bay and Tamsyn is a bit tired of raising money for the people of Devon just because their clotted cream is slightly less clotted than the Cornish equivalent. Historical sitcom, written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.
Other parts played by members of the cast Producer Jan Ravens


Written By: Tom Jamieson
Written By: Nev Fountain.
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Sheridan Smith
Jago: John Bowe
Maj Falconer: Cameron Stewart
Cpt Marriot: Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe: Martin Hyder
Dewey: Mark Felgate
Smeldof: Mark Perry

: The Archers

It's hard to refuse Lilian.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and announces the winner of the Gulbenkian Prize for the Museum of the Year. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Uvedin Our House

7/10. By Julie Myerson. Happiertimesforthe Hinckleys and we meetthe formidable Miss LucySpawton.
For details and more cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Myerson.
Unknown: Happiertimesforthe Hinckleys
Philip: John Pennington
Eleanor: Anna Wing
Charles: Peter McCamley
Isabella: Charlie Norfolk
Lucy: Amelda Brown
Beryl: Jenny Lee
Pete: Michael Fenton Stevens
Nurse: Cherie Taylor- Battiste

: The Arab Crisis

2/2. The Arab nations have oil, gas and lots of well-educated people, yet they've failed to keep up with the global economic boom of the last 20 years. Dr Maha Azzam travels across the Arab world to ask why it has failed to develop and provide jobs for its citizens. She meets women who say they've been left out of the race for progress and hears from the experts who put the blame on overpopulation, corruption and red tape. Producer Hugh Levinson Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Dr Maha Azzam
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: 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

6/9. Blood transfusions can save lives, but they can also cause problems - in the past they have spread infection (HIV and hepatitis C) and recent research suggests they may impair immunity in cancer patients. Dr Mark Porter investigates two alternative approaches that involve giving the patient theirown blood. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

2/10. By Jean Rhys. Antoinette Cosway 's mother marries an Englishman in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Jean Rhys.
Unknown: Antoinette Cosway

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekend

6/6. Derek is over the moon when his two sons come to stay. Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. With Martin Trenaman, Amelia Bullmore, Buster Stonham and Anil Douglas. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Buster Stonham
Unknown: Anil Douglas.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

2/5. By Carl Honore. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Carl Honore.

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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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