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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midsummer Sins

3/8 Joan Bakewell takes a look at the Seven Deadly Sins and asks whether sins are that sinful any more. Gluttony. "A minute on the lips means a lifetime on the hips." Vanessa Feltz , AC Grayling and Matthew Fort discuss the most delicious of sins. Producer Cathie Mahoney Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Vanessa Feltz
Unknown: Matthew Fort
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Stuck in the Middle

3/5 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Do you still love the person to whom you're married? Clare Short ,
Stephanie Caiman and others confess the truth about love and relationships in the middle years. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Book of the Week: 1914 - the Diary of King George V

3/5 Pioneering Royal Visits and a Distant Assassination. Blazing June and there's still no mention of war as the Queen's grandfather records his private thoughts and sets up his office in a tent on the lawn at Buckingham Palace. Presented on location from Buckingham Palace. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Ram Gidoomal . There's a Spirit in the Air
(Lauds Galatians 5, W13-16; 22-25. The Father's
Love (Lole). Father, Lord of All Creation (Abbot's Leigh).
With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music Geoff Weaver.


Presented By: Ram Gidoomal
Music: Geoff Weaver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Invincible Violet By Chris Burgess. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Chris Burgess.

: Small, Gifted and Black

The slave trade was not only about the sale of human beings; they were given away too. These "gifts" were often very young because small, black pageboys were prized as fashion accessories in the stately homes of 17th- and 18th-century England. Michelle Williams tells the remarkable story of some of these boys and what happened When they grew up. ProducerHeatherForrester

: Snap

3/6. Ryan seems out of sorts but neither Doug or Molly know why Is there something going on at school that's troubling him? Kaz has some answers but not the full storv Trying to be mature and adult, Doug and Mollyjoin forces to help their son, but will they succeed? Written by Paul Mendelson. Susan Samantha Spiro
Director David Ian Neville


Written By: Paul Mendelson.
Written By: Susan Samantha Spiro
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn/Susan: Samantha Spiro
Annie/Waitress: Marlene Sidaway
Ansel/Steve/Stallholder: Richard Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

6/6 Last of the light-hearted quiz about politics and politicians. With guests Elinor Goodman and Lord Baker. Hosted by Steve Richards. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Unknown: Steve Richards.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sara

In 1826, Coleridge'sdaughterstoppedoffonacoach journey to London and, on the spur of the moment, decided to stay on in her inn room indefinitely, leaving her husband and children to fend forthemselves. She had very good reasonsforthisdecision. By Melissa Murray.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Sara Coleridge: Sophie Thompson
Henry: Scott Handy
Coleridge: Clive Merrison
Mrs Wren: Carolyn Pickles
Doctor: David Timson
Tom: David Holt
Mary: Sarah Paul

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Nayland and District Horticultural Society, near Colchester. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Gill Pyrah is in the chair.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Field Study

3/5. Tentsmuir Sands. A small boy has a disquieting encounter at the beach. Written by Rachel Seiffert and read by Stella Gonet. For details see Monday


Written by: Rachel Seif
Read by: Stella Gonet.

: Joan's Journey

3/5. Joan Armatrading meets pop artist Peter Blake , Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed and Paul McCartney at the current Art and the 60s: This Was Tomorrow exhibition at Tate Britain to discuss the relationship between music and art. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Artist: Peter Blake
Artist: Martin Creed
Artist: Paul McCartney

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: All in the Mind

4/5. Dr Raj Persaud finds out how well the health service treats mental health workers, including psychiatrists and psychotherapists, when they suffer from mental illness. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Concrete Cow

3/6. Marriage. A sketch show in which anything is possible. This week, a couple are forced to put an exact price on love. With Robert Webb , Beth Chalmers , Catherine Shepherd , Steven Kynman , Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Abigail Burdess
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Terrific news at The Bull. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson hosts the arts magazine programme, featuring the verdict on King Arthur, the latest film version of the story, starring Clive Owen.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Invincible Violet

3/5. Violet goes shopping and buys six pairs of shoes, nine handbags and a castle. By Chris Burgess.
For cast and more details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Chris Burgess.

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: The MPs Road Show

2/3. Dinah Lammiman travels with the chairwoman of the transport committee, Gwyneth Dunwoody , and her colleagues on some rural railways. They talk to passengers and officials aboutjust how bad the trains can be. So what do they propose to do about it? Producer Dinah Lammiman Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Unknown: Gwyneth Dunwoody
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Connect

5/6. The Design of British Sea Power. Even though this country is an island, Britain has only recently been able to tap into the sea as a source of clean energy. Quentin Cooper investigates the technology that is finally allowing Britannia to rule both the waves and the tides. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Midsummer Sins

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Ripley's Game

8/10. Stanley Tucci continues to read from Patricia Highsmith 's novel. Knock knock.... and there are some unwanted visitors at Belle Ombre.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Stanley Tucci
Unknown: Patricia Highsmith

: Paperback Hell

4/6. Not-entirely-true autobiography, as Jack "Sunglasses" Ramsey reads from his personal account of life in the 1960s criminal underworld. With Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. By Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Inner Voices

3/4. Pea-Green Boat. Written and performed by Stewart Lee. The owl from Edward Lear 's The Owl and the Pussycat paints a considerably less jolly picture of events at sea than that depicted in the poem. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Stewart Lee.
Unknown: Edward Lear
Producer: Liz Webb

: Audience Profiled

1/2. Crowd Control. John Florance traces the changes in etiquette in listening to classical music in concert halls overthe centuries and asks how audiences will behave in the future. Producer RosieBoulton


Unknown: John Florance

: News

: Book of the Week: 1914 - the Diary of King George V

3/5. Pioneering Royal Visits and a Distant Assassination 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.

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