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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Judge Dick Hamilton.


Unknown: Judge Dick Hamilton.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Thought for the Day

with Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Great Railway Bazaar

Part 4 of Paul Theroux 's railway voyage, read by William Hurt. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: William Hurt.

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite.
Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm


Unknown: John Waite.

: Opinion

Light at the End of the Tunnel. Mary Archer argues that market forces will be enough to meet our future energy needs, but consumers should be taught restraint.
Producer Gudrun Dalibor
Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Mary Archer
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: The Water Gypsies

by A P Herbert, dramatised in six parts by Nick McCarty.
5: Love Bliss. Jane gets married, but is he the right man for her? Music by Elizabeth Parker. Cellist Peter Esswood Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Unknown: Love Bliss.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Unknown: Peter Esswood
Director: Janet Whitaker
Jane: Amanda Root
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
Mr Bell: David Ryall
Fred: John Duttine
Ernest: Robert Glenister
Mrs Higgens: Rosemary Martin
Jimmy: Don McCorkindale
Mr Palmer: Neville Jason
Hattie: Karen Salt

: Daily Service

Come, let us join our cheerful songs (Nativity); Revelation 12, w 7-12; Faire is the heaven (Harris); Angel-voices ever singing (Angel Voices). Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Paradise Lost

Part 19 of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Milton

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Burning Bright (11) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Slightly Foxed

The last in the series of the literary quiz chaired by Gill Pyrah comes from the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Magda's Lover

by James MacVeigh.
When Magda's passionate affair with hard-drinking ex-con Francie seems doomed, she embarks secretly on a course which will test their love to breakingpoint. But how will he react?
With Michael Drew. Anthony Donovan and Rory Drew. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: James MacVeigh.
Unknown: Michael Drew.
Unknown: Anthony Donovan
Unknown: Rory Drew.
Director: Andy Jordan
Magda: Melanie Hudson
Francie: Con O'Neil
Natalie: Margot Steinberg
Janice: Heather Williams
Katie: Zoe Laurie

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The long-awaited new album from "the best rock 'n' roll band in the world",
REM; Magnum founder George Roger with his new book of photographs; and Paul Allen meets the great Polish war journalist Ryszard Kapuchinski. Producer Anthony Denselow Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: George Roger
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ryszard Kapuchinski.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: Carapace

by Romesh Gunesekera.
Should a young Sri Lankan woman marry the man her mother has planned for her, a Sri Lankan businessman living in Sydney, or should she remain loyal to Vijay, a local cook? ReadbyMamtaKaash. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Romesh Gunesekera.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: PM

with Jon Sopel and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Masterson Inheritance

6: The Mastersons Go Down. The final episode of the improvised historical saga. With Josie Lawrence ,
Phelim McDermott , Paul Merton , Lee Simpson , Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke Rpt


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke Rpt

: News

: The Archers

Who is Joan?
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Document

Six programmes using documentary evidence to review past events.
The Quiet Man (How Civil Servants Won the Peace). The 1921 truce in Ireland was engineered by brilliant, but middle-ranking British civil servants who risked everything to meet the IRA. It was a secret even from those who could protect them, the British Army. Julian Putowski investigates. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Entente Cordiale

Jacques and Jill. In the last of the series, Sir Charles Powell , former
Foreign Affairs Adviser to Lady Thatcher and John Major , examines the relations between Britain and France. Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Classic Storylines

4: The Time Machine. H G Wells sent his time traveller into the future almost a hundred years ago and began a series of novels which exhilarated readers with the imaginative possibilities of science. Peter Kemp examines Wells's future. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: G Wells
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Judy Graham. Producer Marlene Pease
FACTSHEET: Does He Take Sugar?. BBC. 6112 Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Judy Graham.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4,05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime; The Stone Diaries

Part 9 of Carol Shields 's story, read by Shelley Thompson. Ease 1977 For details see Monday


Unknown: Carol Shields
Read By: Shelley Thompson.

: 21st Century Blues

A six-part series by Steve Walker.
3: Seve's Spiritual Exercises. Donald Pleasence is Chaff: stylite and chronicler, who plunges headlong into the forthcoming millennium to find his nephew, Seve, attempting to clone his way to spiritual perfection.
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Steve Walker.
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Haha: Frances Jeater
Rainbow: Teresa Gallagher
Seve: Shaun Scott
Jude: David Jarvis
Ex-King: James Taylor
Edmundo: Gareth Armstrong
Stagecoach driver: Tom Bevan
Chief: Lyndam Gregory
Officer Kruppke: Peter Whitman
Pepe: Dominic Letts
Gaibraith: John Evitts
Harold Wilson: Steve Walker

: The Tatum Touch

In the second of the series about
American pianist Art Tatum , Alun Morgan concentrates on the late 1930s. By then, Tatum's fame had spread and in 1938 he visited England -the only time he ever worked outside America. Producer Derek Drescher
First broadcast on Radio 3


Pianist: Art Tatum
Pianist: Alun Morgan
Producer: Derek Drescher

: 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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