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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Thought for the Day

with Mary Grey.


Unknown: Mary Grey.

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]
Talk to Nick Ross and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

For the healing of the nations (Alleluia, dulce carmen):
Romans 12, vv 9-21; Grant us thy peace (Mendelssohn); My peace I give unto you (Routledge).


Director of Music: Martin Bates.

: Hack on the Cut

Dylan Winter and his faithful horse Molly continue their six-part journey, pulling a cargo boat along 300 miles of canal from Liverpool to London.
2: Snowbound in Cheshire, a grand Shakespearian entrance and Molly goes AWOL-twice. Producer Brian King Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Dylan Winter

: Children's Radio 4: The Spying Game

by Pat Moon. 2: "A paper round's the perfect cover."
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Pat Moon.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Evening of Adam by Alice Thomas Ellis , read in three episodes by Helen Bourne. "Once, Adam had kept Eve to himself for fear that someone would steal her from him, now he hesitated to expose his colleagues to her for fear of what she might say. "
Abridged by Janet Hickson


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Unknown: Helen Bourne.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare assesses the Psychological impact of changing sex. Producer Paul Kobrak
Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents the final programme in the series about language.
6: Bad Words and Bons Mots. How the French are playing hard with le soft, le fax, and le hamburger. Plus the results of the competition to find the wittiest person in Britain. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Bons Mots.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: In Conversation with Madonna

A comic love story by Julie Rutterford. Life is totally confusing for Shirley as she receives conflicting advice from two very different icons. Can the two Madonnas sort out her man problems or will they just make matters worse?
Director Nandita Ghose


Story By: Julie Rutterford.
Director: Nandita Ghose
Shirley: Julie Riley
Mam: Paula Tilbrook
Cart: John Brobbey
Colin: Jimmy Hibbert
Madonna: Lorelei King
Mrs Ackerley: Vanessa Rosenthal

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

To mark the centenary of the birth of the English composer E J Moeran on 31 December, Richard Baker discusses his life and works with biographer Barry Marsh and pianist John Talbot. Producer Ray Abbott
Repeated Saturday at 11.00pm


Unknown: J Moeran
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Barry Marsh
Pianist: John Talbot.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews of Original Sins, the new P D James thriller featuring the return of Commander Adam Dalgleish , and the latest novel by Angela Lambert , The
Constant Mistress, in which a middle-aged Englishwoman faces up to cancer. Producer Adnan Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Adam Dalgleish
Novel By: Angela Lambert
Producer: Adnan Washbourne

: Short Story: Tosca

by Isabel Allende.
Mauritzia Rugieri lives in a fantasy world where she stars as the great romantic heroine. But is her dreamworld about to be shattered?
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden and read by Sandra Berkin. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Isabel Allende.
Unknown: Mauritzia Rugieri
Translated By: Margaret Sayers Peden
Read By: Sandra Berkin.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: pm

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: A Perfect Spy

John le Carre 's story in eight parts. Starring James Fox as Magnus Pym ,
James Grout as Jack Brotherhood and Brenda Bruce as Miss Dubber.
5: A surprise revelation has Jack
Brotherhood backtracking to Magnus Pym 's National Service days.
With Patricia Garwood , Natasha Pyne. Steve Hodson. Christopher Rowe and Peter Majer Music Max Harris
Adapted by Rene Basilico
Producer John Fawcett Wilson Rpt


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Magnus Pym
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Jack Brotherhood
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Magnus Pym
Unknown: Patricia Garwood
Unknown: Natasha Pyne.
Unknown: Steve Hodson.
Unknown: Christopher Rowe
Unknown: Peter Majer
Music: Max Harris
Adapted By: Rene Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Axel: Jack Klaff
Major Membury: Frederick Jaeger
Sabina: Edita Brychta
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: News

: The Archers

Something old, something new, anything blue?
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Reporter Julian 0' Halloran. Producer Lynne Jones
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Producer: Lynne Jones

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans.

: In Living Colour

Juliet Alexander celebrates today's opening of Liverpool's Transatlantic Slave Gallery and examines the legacy of slavery.
Producer Constance St Louis QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: call [number removed](24 hours)


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Producer: Constance St Louis

: In Touch

with Peter White.
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Producer Dave Harvey
Call [number removed] (9.30pm 10.30pm)


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: Los Angeles without a Map

by Richard Rayner. Episode 5. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Richard Rayner.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Sentimental Journey

John McVicar returns to his cell in the high-security wing of HM Prison Leicester. In 1965, he was sentenced to 26 years for armed robbery. After escaping from prison in 1968, he was dubbed Britain's most wanted man, until his recapture in 1970. Now he is a writer, and Arthur Smith joins him for a trip "down memory lane". Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt


Unknown: John McVicar
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: 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.

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.

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