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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: TheLongView

4/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests explore a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: The MEPs

New series 1/5 Paul Henley meets five of the most dynamic members of the European Parliament. Producer Adele Armstrong ; Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Adele Armstrong
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Let Saints son Earth
(Dundee). Hebrews 11, W32-35; 12, vv1-2. Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock). For All the Saints (Sine Nomine). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: The Wild Horse Diaries

2/5. Is Lizzie's dream horse just a nice idea, something to be talked about once she returns home, or can she make her dream a reality? Can she find her horse again, and if so, how will she capture it and break it in? By Lizzie Spender. Read by Carolyn Pickles. For details see yesterday Rptd at 12.30am


Read By: Carolyn Pickles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Gunpowder Women
2/5. TheMother. By Deborah Catesby.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Deborah Catesby.

: Nature

7/9. The Yellowstone Wolves. Howard Stableford looks at how the wolf population has developed in Yellowstone
National Park in Wyoming in the ten years since they were reintroduced to the wild there. Repeated from yesterday at9pm


Unknown: Howard Stableford

: You'll Never Get Rich - the Bilko Story

Dick Vosburgh pays tribute to one of the most popular and enduring comedy series, first shown 50 years ago on American TV - The Phil Silvers Show, aka You'll Never Get Rich but popularly known as the Bilko Show. Contributors include Phil Silvers's daughter Tracey Silvers, M*A*S*H writer Larry Gelbart, cast members Allan Melvin, Mickey Freeman and Gretchen Wyler, Bilko Show writer Barry Blitzer, and Steve Everitt from the British Phil Silvers Appreciation Society, with archive material from Silvers himself and extracts from the shows.
Producer Neil Rosser

When the new edition of the Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy came out in 2003, at the top of the best ever British and American sitcoms list was The Phil Silvers Show. This morning, comedy writer and Bilko fan Dick Vosburgh gives us what must be the authoritative 30-minute history of the series and why it has remained so popular in the UK. Vosburgh makes the point that the Brits love characters who defy authority. But I think the answer is even simpler: Phil Silvers was damn funny. Jane Anderson


Presenter: Dick Vosburgh
Interviewee: Phil Silvers
Interviewee: Tracey Silvers
Interviewee: Larry Gelbart
Interviewee: Allan Melvin
Interviewee: Mickey Freeman
Interviewee: Gretchen Wyler
Interviewee: Barry Blitzer
Interviewee: Steve Everitt
Producer: Neil Rosser

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presenter: Liz Barclay
Presenter: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: TheRealHistory of Opera

4/4. Gounod's Faust is the most enduring of the many theatrial adaptations of Goethe's masterpiece. Full of wonderful melody and lavish spectacle, it is one of the most popular operas in the world, but problematic nevertheless.
Huw Edwards asks if Gounod dumbed down Goethe's
Challenging play. Producer Kerry Clark Repeated Saturday 3.30pm


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Kerry Clark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beast

By Nick Warburton. Somewhere near a small fishing village a creature is pulled out of the sea. Is it harmless or does it represent some kind of threat? Clay and Rowena must decide what to do about it. Whatever they do, it seems certain to change their lives. Music by David Pickvance, Director Peter Kavanagh


Writer: Nick Warburton
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Music: David Pickvance
Clay: James Fleet
Rowena: Eve Best
Dioby: Struan Rodger
Father Anthony: Gerard McDermott
Soldier: David Goodfellow

: A Service of Remembrance, London 2005

People affected by the bombings in London on 7 July gather in St Paul's Cathedral to offer each other mutual support and remember those who died. In the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Leader the Very Rev Dr John Moses Dean of St Paul's. Preacher Dr Rowan Williams , the Archbishop of Canterbury. Cathedral organist Malcolm Archer. Sub-organist Huw Williams. Commentator Nicholas Witchell. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Dr John Moses
Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams
Organist: Malcolm Archer.
Unknown: Huw Williams.
Commentator: Nicholas Witchell.
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Making History

3/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners historical Challenges. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Belfast Festival Stories

2/5. The Poet and the Shoe Man. By Marie Jones.
Francie Noone , shoe man of Kiladun, faces a life-changing choice between love and family tradition. Can he find a way both to preserve the past and to forge a new future? Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Heather Larmour


Unknown: Marie Jones.
Unknown: Francie Noone
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

27/90 Gibraltar. The strategic importance of the Rock is unique and its part in the story of the British Empire is equally unusual. By Christopher Lee , and narrated by Juliet Stevenson with readings by Mark Heap , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Rob Brydon.

: Nice Work

New series 1/5. With 2.7 million people claiming incapacity benefit, Philippa Lamb asks how successful government plans will be in getting many of them back to work. And why are "wellness managers" sprouting up throughout UK workplaces? Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Consultants

3/6. Comedy from Justin Edwards , James Rawlings and NeilEdmond. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings

: The Archers

There's a cultural clash at Usha's party.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports on an exhibition of works by the French painter Henri Rousseau.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Gunpowder Women

2/5. The Mother. Robert Catesby has sold Bushwood Hall apparently to raise money for his secretive activities. His mother's servant Martha Bates is convinced that her husband is mixed up in the plot as well. Written by Deborah Catesby , a direct descendant of Robert Catesby.
Lute music arranged and played by Paula Chateauneuf
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Catesby
Unknown: Bushwood Hall
Unknown: Martha Bates
Written By: Deborah Catesby
Unknown: Robert Catesby.
Played By: Paula Chateauneuf
Director: Peter Leslie
AnnVaux: Carolyn Pickles
William Waad: Robert Lister
Anne Catesby: Tina Gray
Robert Catesby: Richard Derrington
Martha Bates: Deborah McAndrew
Mary Bates: Helen Monks
Robin Catesby: Tom Ball

: File on 4

4/10. Victims of crime say that they have to wait years for compensation and that the money they receive can be woefully inadequate to care for those with the most serious injuries. Julian O'Halloran investigates. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White , Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Building a Healthier Britain

New series Richard Hannaford surveys some of the epidemiological studies of the last 50 years. 1/4. Diabetes. A look at current thinking on the causes Of diabetes. Producer Helen Sharp Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Richard Hannaford
Producer: Helen Sharp Rptd

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Sweet Danger

7/10. In Campion's absence his friends are getting closer to the mysterious proofs of the Pontisbright inheritance. By Margery Allingham. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Margery Allingham.

: The Bits in Between

2/4. Comedy serial by Ben Edwards. Product placement, tenpin bowling and heart attacks are three things that come between Chris and order in his manic life.
Producer Clelia Mountford ; Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Ben Edwards.
Producer: Clelia Mountford
Director: Nigel Bryant
Chris: Rhys Thomas
Roger: Graeme Garden
Claire: Lucy Tregear
Janey: Charlotte McDougall
Roy: Nitin Ganatra
Hayley: Sharon Trickett

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Wild Horse

Diaries 2/5. By Lizzie Spender. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Spender.

: News

: Masterpiece

My Asian City (2/4)

: Sports International

The Month in Sport

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Sleepers (3/5)

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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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