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: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Continued coverage of the third day's play in the Second Test at Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


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

: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Continued coverage of the third day's play in the Second Test at Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: Taking a Stand

2/6. Fergal Keane talks to people who have made sacrifices for their beliefs. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Centre of Our World

3/5. Carl Chinn visits Birmingham s West Midlands Yemeni Community Association to ask its members why they have emigrated. Producers Rosie Boulton and Nicola Humphries


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

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

2/5. in 1921 aged 16, Burra enrolled as a student at Chelsea College of Art where he began friendships that would last the rest of his life. By Jane Stevenson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Jesus, Hope of Every Nation (Rose). Isaiah 35, vv5-10.
Make Way, Make Way (Kendrick, arr Rose). Hark the Glad Sound! (Bristol).


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 17/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Continued coverage of the third day's play in the Second Test at Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: Linnaeus and the Immoralityof Bluebells

The Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus , born 300 years ago, revolutionised the way we organise all plant life. The gardening writer Anna Pavord explores his life and enduring legacy. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Carl Linnaeus
Unknown: Anna Pavord
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: One Hundred Years of Concrete

As in the futuristic buildings of Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer uses concrete to bring to life his designs. Jonathan Glancey travels to Rio to meet one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Oscar Niemeyer
Designs: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Call You and Yours until 12.15

phone-in with Mishal Husain and Peter White , who are joined by Lord Coe to hear your views on the run-up to the 2012 Olympics. 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

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: A Three-Minute Education

Bruce Springsteen sang "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school". David Hepworth of The Word, explores what, if anything, we've learnt from popular music. With Pet Shop Boy, Neil Tennant.


Presenter: David Hepworth
Guest: Neil Tennant
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Be a Pilgrim

by Rachel Joyce

Maureen believes Harold hasn't got up out of the chair since he retired six months earlier! But then, one day, the tired man opens a letter. And in that moment, everything changes.


Writer: Rachel Joyce
Producer/Director: Tracey Neale
Harold: Anton Rodgers
Maureen: Anna Massey
Queenie: Niamh Cusack
Peter: John Docherty

: Making History

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)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Remember Me

2/5. A figure from Maggie's past enters her life again. For details see yesterday

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

2/5. Matthew Sweet dons a frock coat to find out why the Peak District is irresistible to film-makers of period dramas. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Matthew Sweet

: Word of Mouth

4/6. Michael Rosen investigates the world of words and language. Rptd from yesterday atllpm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Great Lives

New series 1/7. Thora Hird. Once described as the Queen Mum of British stage and screen,
Dame Thora Hird is proposed for great-life status by impressionist Jan Ravens. Expert opinion comes from Thora's daughter,
Janette Scott , and her biographer, Morris Bright. Presented by Matthew Parris.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm Spoken word choices: page 139


Unknown: Thora Hird.
Unknown: Dame Thora Hird
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Unknown: Janette Scott
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

4/6. More of the daily, quixotic battles raged against the modern world by the one-time variety star (Steve Delaney ).
Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


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

: The Archers

Lilian checks out the competition.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news reviews and interviews. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Dombey and Son

17/20. As Florence is reunited with her old friend, Rob the Grinder spills the beans about his missing master. By Charles Dickens. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Real Spooks

2/2. An insight into the world of Britain's security services. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera goes behind the scenes and looks at what MI5 actually does. He asks whether they were prepared for the 7/7 attacks, and what they are doing to prevent another such atrocity.
Producer Mark Savage Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gordon Corera

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

5/6. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest developments in the worlds 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, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Land of Spices

2/10. By Kate O'Brien. As three postulants take the veil, the Reverend Mother recalls how, at
18, she too had turned her back on the world. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate O'Brien.

: The Personality Test

6/6. Esther Rantzen is in the hot seat this week as comedians Sue Perkins , Lucy Porter , Robin Ince and Will Smith answer questions about all things Rantzen. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Will Smith
Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

2/5. By Jane Stevenson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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