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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation forthe new day with Barbara Laceyfrom Southwell Diocese.


Unknown: Barbara Laceyfrom

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Thou art the Christ, 0 Lord (Love Unknown); Mark 14, w 53-5 and 66-end; Before the cock crew twice (Hallgrim); Lord Christ, who on thy earth didst bear (Gronfalon Royal).
Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: A Good Read

In the last of the series, Edward Blishen and his guests Claire Rayner and John Mortimer select three paperbacks they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts (Repeated Sunday at 7.3Opml


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Something Understood

An Anthobgy of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of humanity. Producer Katriona Wade


Producer: Katriona Wade

: Woman's Hour

introduced byJenni Murray.
Serial: Shadwell. Edward Petherbridge reads the last of Sylvia Townsend Warner's Five Stories.


Unknown: Edward Petherbridge

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Ballylenon

by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Fourth of six episodes set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953. The gloves are off in the battle to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall.
Music by Stephanie Hughes Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Killycromper Hall.
Music By: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Stumpy Bonnar: Gerard McSorley

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Head Man

Final part of Jonathan Smith 's story of a successful headmaster running an independent school in London.
Do You Sleep Wel ? Patrick sets off on a secret assignation with his attractive publisher. Meanwhile, his marriage is becoming more public, and he is playing with fire.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Judith: Melinda Walker
Michael: Christian Rodska
Lindsay: Carolyn Backhouse
Daphne: June Barrie
Charles: Nick Rowe
Receptionist: Ingrid Wiseman
Alex: Neil Stacy
Sister: Carole Jahme
Editor: John Baddeley
Schoolgirl: Anna Semple

: Treasure Islands

Sex, violence, poverty and crime - Michael Rosen uncovers the unsavoury history of nursery rhymes. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn watches the new Pedro Almodovar film, a remake of Sam Peckinpah 's The Getaway, and a western starring Drew Barrymore, Madeleine Stowe and Andie MacDowell as Bad Girls. Producer Robyn Read (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Pedro Almodovar
Unknown: Sam Peckinpah
Unknown: Madeleine Stowe
Unknown: Andie MacDowell

: Short Story: The Year We Were Rich

by Patrick Cunningham.
What would you do if you became rich overnight? An unsuspecting grandson is about to find out.
Read by Nicholas Boulton. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Patrick Cunningham.
Read By: Nicholas Boulton.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Brain of Britain

FirstRound- North of England. Philip Gray (financial consultant); Dan Verity (retired school teacher); Dr Philip Jones (solicitor); Colin Denson (civil servant).


Unknown: Dan Verity
Unknown: Dr Philip Jones
Unknown: Colin Denson

: News

: The Archers

Say it with flowers.

: Face the Facts

Last of the series in which John Waite and his team follow up listeners' complaints. Editor Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

How can cycling and re-cycling contribute to health? Geoff Watts finds out.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson with the latest from the world of science and technology.
Producer Sue Broom

: Fin deSiecle: Six Excursions into Our Past

3: The 1690s: Way of the World. As Wren's new cathedral rises over the City, London emerges as the greatest, wealthiest and most vibrant city in the world. Here are the new merchants and financiers jostling with the soldiers, priests, pimps, politicians and playwrights of London's taverns and coffee houses. A decade of war (Ireland, France) is also the era of Purcell, Dryden and Congreve - and of some of the most scurrilous and evocative popular songs to have survived the ravages of history.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Sheena McDonald.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

: Book at Bedtime: Our Learned Fellow Townsman

by George Gissing.
Asmall-town celebrity faces financial ruin. Read by Gareth Armstrong.


Unknown: George Gissing.
Read By: Gareth Armstrong.

: Dear Diary

In the first of a six-part series, Edward Blishen , himself a diarist for over 60 years, discovers how private lives are shaken by world events using extracts from diaries of two world wars. These include a soldier on leave, desperate to taste the pleasures of life before returning to his battalion on the Somme; a young nurse sneaking out for a date with a handsome French patient; the writings of a pacifist; and the secret diary of a prisoner-of-war in the Far East, his own "personal act of defiance".


Unknown: Edward Blishen

: The Locker Room

How does it feel when a friend asks you to father her child? From Hell's Angels to Masons - what's so great about men-only clubs? And John Hegley with new poems about men. Presented by Tom Robinson.


Unknown: John Hegley
Presented By: Tom Robinson.

: 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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