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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross , John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Lavinia Byrne. Editor Roger Mosey
LETTERS; write to Today, BBC, London W1A 1AA; fax [number removed]; e-mail: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Benn Tapes

Former minister Tony Benn reveals what really went on behind the scenes in Britain's last Labour government. Producer Keith Jones


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Keith Jones

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

for One World Week. Led by Iris Mclntyre , Merseyside Co-ordinatorfor Christian Aid, with Maywa from Bolivia. From Holy Spirit Church, Dovecot, in Liverpool.


Unknown: Iris McLntyre

: The Mating Game

The Emperor Penguins challenge the American Alligators to a race through the cycles of life. The chairman is Lionel Kelleway. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.

: Children's Radio 4: The Spying Game

by Pat Moon , read in five parts by Richard Pearce. 1: The story of a young boy who seeks out the man whom he believes to be responsible for the recent death of his father.
Abndged by David Self. Producer Celia De Wolff


Unknown: Pat Moon
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Unknown: David Self.
Producer: Celia de Wolff

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Story: Liza Ross reads The Jack Randa Hotel by Alice Munro. Abndged by Di Speirs
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Jack Randa
Unknown: Alice Munro.
Unknown: Di Speirs
Editors: Sally Feldman
Unknown: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Katie Derham
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Katie Derham

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Paul Barker and Margaret Lesser face Irene Thomas and Eric Korn - in a return match. Gordon Clough and Tony Quinton ask the questions.
Producer Amanda Mares. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Margaret Lesser
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Quinton
Producer: Amanda Mares.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: An Odd Body

A four-part detective series by Sue Rodwell , featuring Annette Badland as Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury of East Suffolk Police Headquarters, Gudrun Ure as Joan Danbury and John Duttine as Detective Sergeant Henry Jacobs. 1: Past Imperfect
The discovery of a body buried in 1965 leads to a murder investigation. Gwen, with the interfering assistance of her mother, tries to "unbury" the past.
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Sue Rodwell
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Gwen Danbury
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Joan Danbury
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Henry Jacobs.
Director: Glyn Dearman
Superintendent Phillips: John Rye
Mrs Banks: Tina Gray
Dr Edward Barker: Terence Alexander
Virginia Barker: Margaret John
Stuart Barker: Jonathan Tafler
Lennox: Peter Whitman
Ben Meen: Peter Tuddenham
Dr BuN: Don McCorkindale
Archivist: David Jarvis
Keith: Marc Wilson
Jimmy: Martin Davey

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott unearths "the real Traviata" - the great Italian singer and wife of Verdi,
Giuseppina Strepponi. Plus a preview feature of the new Harrison Birtwistle opera at
Glyndebourne, The Second Mrs Kong. Producer John Boundy. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Giuseppina Strepponi.
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: Mrs Kong.
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story: The Prayer Lady

by Sylvia Watanabe , read by David Yip. "Okusan knelt beside the couch ... she had no doubt he possessed the determination to die out of sheer cantankerousness...."
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Sylvia Watanabe
Read By: David Yip.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Brian has a Clea view.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme


: The Monday Play: The Rock Station

In Ger Fitzgibbon 's radio debut, set in October 1866, a mysterious death on a fragile timber-frame lighthouse off the west coast of Ireland reunites two estranged brothers, causing them to confront their personal and political differences.
Director Michael Quinn


Unknown: Ger Fitzgibbon
Director: Michael Quinn
Peter: Tom Hickey
Eddy: Niall Cusack

: Simon Meets Stanley

Comedian Simon Bligh is plucked from the alternative cabaret scene and taken to the Falklands to perform to several hundred members of the armed forces.
Producer Julian Wilkinson


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: Los Angeles without a Map

by Richard Rayner , read by Shaun Prendegast.
4: Pale, bespectacled Richard sticks out among the brightly coloured people of Los Angeles, but he appeals to Barbara. They visit Las Vegas and, on a whim, get married. Abridged by William Roberts Producer Lucy Hackney


Unknown: Richard Rayner
Read By: Shaun Prendegast.
Abridged By: William Roberts

: Education Matters

Too High a Price? Who should pay for education beyond school?

: Home Truths

In the first of five conversations with people whose lives abroad have given them a fresh view of their native country, John Miller talks to the writer and former diplomat. Sir Fitzroy McLean. Producer Richard Bannerman Rpt


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Sir Fitzroy McLean.
Producer: Richard Bannerman Rpt

: A Whole New Ball Game

Desmond Barrit. Brenda Blethyn and Richard Pearce star in a second series of Martin Davies 's acclaimed comedy of faith, families and football. 1: And Pigs Can Fry Is a mock medieval pig roast the soundest way to raise money for a new St Andrew 's 1st XI strip? Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Desmond Barrit.
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Martin Davies
Unknown: St Andrew
Producer: Richard Wilson
Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce
Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson
Andy Hunt: Mark Straker
Janet: Nicola Buckingham
Guy: Henry Woolley

: 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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