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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

: Prayer for the Day

with Stephen Batchelor , Buddhist writer and teacher.


Unknown: Stephen Batchelor

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Bill Westwood. Editor Roger Mosey
LETTERS: Today, BBC, London W1A 1AA. FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Who Goes Home

Roy Hattersley looks back.
4: Every Continental Vice. Roy defies his own party by voting to join the Common Market and refuses the embrace of a beautiful young woman. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Producer: Jane Ray

: News

: Start the Week

Therapist Janet Sayers talks to Melvyn Bragg about 15 modern, true stories in dangerous mental territory. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Talks: Janet Sayers
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

from St Augustine 's RC High School, Billington, near Clitheroe, Lancs. A voice in the wilderness (Rose/
Conlon); Matthew 3, w 1-6; When the words I speak (Rose/Conlon); Walk in the light (Lundy).
Director of music Peter Rose.


Unknown: St Augustine
Music: Peter Rose.

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly hosts the last in the series. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan. Abridged in 25 parts by Peter Luke.
Part 16: The manner of the setting out of Christian's wife and children.
With John Fleming , Matthew Sim and John Church. Music by Wilfredo Acosta Director Glyn Dearman Rpt


Unknown: John Bunyan.
Unknown: Peter Luke.
Unknown: John Fleming
Unknown: Matthew Sim
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman
Bunyan: Bernard Hepton
Christiana: Hannah Gordon
Mrs Timerous: Ann Windsor
Mrs Mercy: Siriol Jenkins
Keeper: David Holt
2nd Ill-Favoured One: David Holt
1st Ill-Favoured One: Keith Drinkel
Interpreter: Keith Drinkel
Reliever: John Webb
Porter: John Webb
Damsel: Federay Holmes

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Looking for Trouble (10) by Cath Staincliffe. Read in 13 episodes by Gillian Bevan , abridged by Monica Grey. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cath Staincliffe.
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Abridged By: Monica Grey.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]
Producer Sarah Pennells
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Counterpoint

Heat five of the musical quiz is conducted by Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jo Clegg. Rptd Wednesday 6.30pm


Conducted By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jo Clegg.

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Islands

Fiona Shaw stars as Beatrice, leader of a Hebridean convent in 500 AD, in Judith Warner 's magical retelling of the myth of the mermaid who lost her voice after falling in love with a man.
Harpist Clifford Lantaff. Flautist Richard Davis Director Michael Fox Rpt


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Judith Warner
Harpist: Clifford Lantaff.
Unknown: Richard Davis
Director: Michael Fox
Beatrice: Fiona Shaw
Maire: Kate Lonergan
Manus: Colin Kerrigan
Iain: John Branwell
Conn: Kieran Cunningham
Crimthan: James Quinn
Micheil: Robert Calvert
Rachel: Saskia Downes

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott examines the poetry that came out of the American Civil War and reviews a production of The Magic Flute with children in mind. Producer Julian May. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

: ROMANCE SEASON Short Story: You

by Alasdair Gray. "I don't think the tension is as Scottish-English as it looks. It's just bloody British.
Whenever two British families come together, one lot feel up, the other lot under ... Even the Royals do it."
Simon Cadell reads Part 1 of a two-part modern romance which crosses borders of class and culture. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Part 2 tomorrow at 4.45pm


Unknown: Alasdair Gray.
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Producer: Pam Fraser

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Kathy's on 42nd Street.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: ROMANCE SEASON The Monday Play: Private Lives

Noël Coward's glittering comedy of the 1930s in a glossy new production for the 1990s, starring Stephen Fry , Imogen Stubbs , Louise Lombard and Simon Ward.
Amanda was married to Elyot, but has just married Victor. Elyot 's new bride is Sibyl. And fireworks are inevitable when the two honeymooning couples find themselves sharing the balcony of a French hotel.
Music arranged and directed by Neil Brand , piano, with Sian Bell , cello, and Sonia Slaney , violin. Director Ned Chaillet
* Sheridan Morley heralds a new radio version: see page 20


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Unknown: Simon Ward.
Unknown: Victor. Elyot
Directed By: Neil Brand
Cello: Sian Bell
Cello: Sonia Slaney
Director: Ned Chaillet
Director: Sheridan Morley
Amanda Prynne: Imogen Stubbs
Victor Prynne, her husband: Simon Ward
Sibyl Chase: Louise Lombard
Elyot Chase, her husband: Stephen Fry
Louise, a maid: Annabel Mullion

: Eaten Alive - by Leeches

Lionel Kelleway follows the trail of the leech from the wild to the nursery tank. Producer Sarah Blunt Rpt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sarah Blunt Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised rpt of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: ROMANCE SEASON Book at Bedtime: The Initials in the Heart

by Laurence Whistler , abridged in ten parts bySue Anstruther , and read by Ronald Pickup . It tells the poignant story of the author's marriage to the actress Jill Furse.
Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Laurence Whistler
Unknown: Sue Anstruther
Read By: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Jill Furse.

: Education Matters

The topical education magazine. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Good Lookers

4: Forensic dentist David Whittaker tells Chris Stuart why teeth cannot lie. A Presentable production


Unknown: David Whittaker
Unknown: Chris Stuart

: The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas 's epic in sixepisodes. 4:The Mark of Satan With Julian Glover , Rachel Atkins , Dominic Letts , Tom Bevan and John Rowe. Dramatised by James Saunders. Director Martin Jenkins Rpt


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: John Rowe.
Dramatised By: James Saunders.
Director: Martin Jenkins
D'Artagnan: Jamie Glover
Athos: Robert Glenister
Porthos: Timothy Spall
Aramis: Anton Lesser
Bonacieux: Norman Bird
De Treville: Malcolm Ward
Milady De Winter: Imelda Staunton

: 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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