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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Akhandadhi Dasa.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev
Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Terry Waite is Sue
Lawley's castaway this week. He'll be talking about his life and recalling the years he spent in captivity and choosing eight records to take with him to a desert island. Stereo


Unknown: Terry Waite

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of The
Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.
Producer Nadine Grieve
.WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Hullo Motor Folk!

Series of features in which Harry Thompson climbs into his Bulinosed Morris and recalls motoring between the wars. 3: Rivers Fletcher Falls in Love ... with speed, sheer speed.All of Britain was inspired and the nation was once the fastest in the world - with Brooklands in Surrey the first ever custom-built motor-racing circuit, with world speed champions like Sir Henry Seagrave , with hill climbs, speed trials and racing. Even the world's fastest motoring tortoise was British. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Unknown: Sir Henry Seagrave
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Daily Service

He Became Poor (Iona);
Love's Endeavour, Love's Expense; I Corinthians 1, vv 18-30; Give Thanks (H Smith); Praise to the Holiest (Gerontius, BBC
HB 88). Director of Music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles
9. Paul makes his defence.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Mills. (Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
The Fireman's Fire (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Mills.

: Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thower. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Debbie Thower.
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.
Pesticides and poultry, fast-food and foie gras - the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial

Still Life
A four-part serialisation of award-winning writer A S Byatt's novels The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life dramatised by John Harvey.
2: The Virgin in the Garden
Stephanie's wedding is to go ahead, in spite of her father's opposition.
Rehearsals for Alexander's play, and Alexander himself, are occupying her sister Frederica's attention, while her younger brother Marcus is undergoing a series of increasingly dangerous psychic experiments.


Dramatised By: John Harvey.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main British or foreign topics in this week's news.
Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey

: Bookshelf 071.[number removed]

If you've ever put down a book and imagined a conversation with its author, now's your chance to find out: How did it all start? Do characters really have a life of their own?
Does the author imagine the perfect reader?
In a special edition, Nigel Forde invites listeners to phone his guest authors. Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Lively and Paul Bailey , author of Gabriel's Lament, will be answering your calls. Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo
•LINES OPEN from 2.00pm


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

An exhibition of pre-
Hispanic Aztec books at the British Museum; modem Mexican papier mache artists at the Museum of Mankind: and Greek blues singer George Dalaras. Presented by Natalie Wheen.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Singer: George Dalaras.
Presented By: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

Blue Poppies by Jane Gardam.
Revelations at the old house where the Duchess presides and the old Duke dithers.
Read by Anna Massey.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Jane Gardam.
Read By: Anna Massey.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme with Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

There's chaos at the church with more exciting discoveries. Written by Simon Frith. Stereo


Written By: Simon Frith.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
AW: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert: Roger Hume
Robin: Tim Meats

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Any Questions?

From Brierley Hill, West Midlands.
The panel includes:
Sir John Harvey Jones , industrialist; and Ann Taylor MP, Shadow Spokeswoman on Environmental Protection.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Sir John Harvey Jones
Unknown: Ann Taylor
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

The return of Marcel Berlins with a weekly look at developments in the law. Tonight he talks to the new Lord Chief Justice, Lord Taylor.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Alan Strachan talks to one of Britain's foremost classical actors, Robert Stephens. Stereo


Talks: Alan Strachan
Unknown: Robert Stephens.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Daisy Miller by Henry James. Final part.


Unknown: Henry James.

: Week Ending

A satirical look back at the week's news with the Week Ending team. Producer Louise Coats

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: News

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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.

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