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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Continued coverage of the fourth day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday 'approximate times

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Continued coverage of the fourth day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday 'approximate times

: Taking a Stand

New series 1/6. Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Centre of Our World

2/5. Carl Chinn visits Birmingham's Polish Centre, asking its members what they make ot Britain's second city and the UK as a whole. Producers Rosie Boulton and Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Carl Chinn
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Nicola Humphries

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. The Day of the Lord (Air Falalalo). 2 Peter 3, vv 8-14. Veiled in Darkness (Rudolph). The Lord Will Come (St Stephen).


Service led by: Bishop George Stack.

: Book of the Week:At Large and at Small

2/5. Night Owl. Anne Fadiman 's essays continue with her musings on being a night owl married to a morning lark. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anne Fadiman

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Continued coverage of the fourth day's play in the First Test at Kandy.
For commentators see Saturday 'approximate times

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 12/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Ice-Cream Man Cometh

Jerry Greenfield , the co-founder of the ice-cream brand Ben and Jerry's, is fostering youthful awareness of global warming. Tom Feilden asks him how a company that was bought out by Unilever can maintain the moral high ground on the environment. Producer Claire Burgoyne


Unknown: Jerry Greenfield
Unknown: Tom Feilden
Producer: Claire Burgoyne

: Russia's Lone Rangers

Lucy Ash tells the story of "the eastern or "the Red western". She asks why these Brezhnev-era cowboy films are still so popular and what they tell us about Russian macho COOl. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Call You and Yours until 12.15

Phone-in with Mishal Husain and Peter White. EMAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Mishal Husain
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Trumpet Shall Sound

Jazz composer and pianist Julian Joseph goes in search of black classical musicians from the past. It's a journey that takes him back 500 years and uncovers trumpet players on the Napoleonic battlefield and 19th-century violin prodigies who entertained royalty.
Producer Sarah Taylor Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Pianist: Julian Joseph
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Boniface and Me

A divorced woman begins to write to an African child she met on a trip to Zimbabwe. Soon. she is writing to several children and their grateful headmaster. In a series of letters, she finds more love and support from their friendship than she does from her own offspring. By Gillian Plowman. Harriet Walter stars as Nell Porter.
Producer Catherine Bailey ; Director Annie Castledine


Unknown: Gillian Plowman.
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Nell Porter.
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Annie Castledine

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk. Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: An Audience with Max Wall

2/5. Foundations of a Wall. Max describes his famously eccentric comedy dance routine. By Tony Lidington. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tony Lidington.

: Apprentice to the Past

2/4. Clare Jenkins talks to three Norfolk flint-knappers. For details see yesterday


Talks: Clare Jenkins

: Word of Mouth

3/6. Michael Rosen investigates the world of words and language. Rptd from yesterday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: A Good Read

9/9. The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy and the novelist and cultural critic David Dabydeen join Sue MacGregor.
Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

3/6. More of the daily quixotic battles raged against the modern world by the one-time variety star (Steve Delaney ). Today we follow Arthur on his circuitous route to an after-dinner speaking engagement. Will he make it? Starring Steve Delaney , with Sue Perkins , Alastair Kerrand Dave Mounfield.
Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Kathy and Kenton get festive.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, hosted by Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Dombey and Son

12/20. The Dombeys embark on a frosty married life after returning from honeymoon. By Charles Dickens.
For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Real Spooks

1/2. A rare insight into the shadowy world of Britain's security services, forced into radical change after 9/11. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera goes behind the scenes and looks at what MI5 actually does - and doesn't - do. What was its response to 9/11 and how has it adapted to the latest terrorist threat?
Producer Mark Savage Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gordon Corera

: In Touch

Peter White with information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

4/6. Dr Raj Persaud looks at developments in the world of psychology and psychiatry. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, with David Eades.


Unknown: David Eades.

: Book at Bedtime: Burning Bright

7/10. Maisie has been seduced by John Astley but Maggie enlists the help of the Blakes to save her from utter ruin. Written by Tracy Chevalier. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Astley
Written By: Tracy Chevalier.

: The Personality Test

5/6. Asking the questions that are all about her is this week's guest host, "agony aunt" Claire Rayner. Answering them are comedians Will Smith, Sue Perkins ,
Lucy Porter and Robin Ince. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Claire Rayner.
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

The day's developments in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:At Large and at Small

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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