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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Producers John Harvey , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Nun Astrid from the Peace
Pagoda in Milton Keynes.


Unknown: Milton Keynes.

: Today

With James Naughtie in Glasgow and Peter Hobday in London. This morning Colin Powell , who many believe will be the next American President, is live in the studio.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Colin Powell
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Coloured People

Henry Gates reads the first of five extracts from his lively, provocative memoirs about growing up as a "coloured boy" in the small paper mill town of Piedmont, West Virginia. Abridged by Margaret Busby
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Abridged By: Margaret Busby
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg discusses the taboo subject of race science and the image of scientists as mad boffins. His guests include Professor Steven Rose and writer MarekKohn. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: God of grace and God of glory; Take my life. Matthew 19, w 16-24. Director of music Avril Harding
Organ ist Andrew Wi Ison-Dickson -


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Big Bang

The key to prolonging life? Jez Nelson examines new research into aging genes and anti-aging drugs. Producer Adrian Washboume


Producer: Adrian Washboume

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington. With David Timson and John Turner.
41: Chancery, Treasury and a 13th-Century Wedding Brawl. written by Christopher Lee
Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: John Turner.
Written By: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Experiment in Love. Mia Soteriou reads the sixth part of Hilary Mantel 's Book. Abridged in 13 parts by Di Speirs. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Unknown: Di Speirs.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours


: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Anthony Quinton chair the return of the intellectual hellraisers. This week - the Midlands v London. Taking part are Irene Thomas , Eric Korn , John Julius
Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer.
Producer Amanda Mares. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: John Julius
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer.
Producer: Amanda Mares.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal
Democrat conference in Glasgow and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Mr Solowei and the Unicorn

By Helen Buhaenko. They say in Byelorussia, that if it rains for long enough the unicorn will come. But what's it got to do with Mr Solowei ? with Lynne Seymour , Robert Harper , Roiant Prys and Manon Edwards. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Helen Buhaenko.
Unknown: Mr Solowei
Unknown: Lynne Seymour
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Roiant Prys
Unknown: Manon Edwards.
Director: Alison Hindell
Mr Solowei: Cyril Shaps
Cara: Clare Isaac
Giovanni: Steve Hodson
George: Greg Ashton
Tariq: Lyndam Gregory

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.
Who really named America? - the story of Richard Ameryke , a medieval millionaire reputed to have put up the cash for John Cabot 's voyage.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Richard Ameryke
Unknown: John Cabot

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Two new directions in classical music:
Tim Marlow reports on the premiere of Alexander Goehr 's opera Arianna at the Royal Opera House, and animators take on the classics in an adventurous new children's series Oscar's Orchestra.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Music: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Short Story: Bear Junction

By Beatrice Colin. Miss Colleen learns to drive with the intriguingly mysterious MrPodstovski. She isn't a very good pupil - but then he isn 't a very good teacher. Read by Siobhan Redmond. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Read By: Siobhan Redmond.
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Pat's going potty.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Meeting for the Meal

In the last of the series,
Henrietta Green is served an Afro-Asian supper. Revised repeat from Friday


Unknown: Henrietta Green

: The Seduction and Demise of Joseph Loughran

By Pearse Elliott. Joseph Loughran is a soft-hearted drunk with nothing more to look forward to than hard work on a building site and a bit of love and lust. with Simon McGill , Anthony Finigan , Carl Wright. Cathy Brennan , Claron McMenamin.
Grainne Cleary and Matthew Coyle. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Pearse Elliott.
Unknown: Joseph Loughran
Unknown: Simon McGill
Unknown: Anthony Finigan
Unknown: Carl Wright.
Unknown: Cathy Brennan
Unknown: Claron McMenamin.
Unknown: Grainne Cleary
Unknown: Matthew Coyle.
Director: Pam Brighton
Narrator: Des McAleer
Joseph: David Herlihy
Chris Walsh: Joe Crilly
Tara: Katy Tumelty
Fergeal: Michael Gregory
Newsreader: Conor Bradford
Ma Thompson: Maureen Dow
Bobby Heatley: : Dan Gordon
Jake: Tim Loane

: The Fall of Trafalgar

They were called Horatio, Vanguard, Victory. They were tower blocks in Burnley's notorious Trafalgar Gardens estate. "It's a nice address, isn't it,
Trafalgar Gardens, Burnley -to anyone out of town who doesn't know...
High Hopes. In the first of two programmes, Phil Smith tells the story of how Margaret, Audrey, Peter and others lived their lives on Trafalgar. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Crawford Logan reads the sixth part of P G Wodehouse 's classic comedy of potty dukes, erring nephews, stolen pigs and sundered hearts. Abridged in ten parts by Patrick Carroll. Producer Patrick Rayner Rpt


Unknown: P G Wodehouse
Unknown: Patrick Carroll.
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: No Illusions

Dr Jonathan Steinberg leads, among others, Adrian Woolridge of The
Economist, Onora O'Neill of Newnham
College, Cambridge, and Homi Bhabha of Chicago University, in a live discussion about equality, meritocracy and fairness. Does egalitarianism breed inequality? Mary Ann Sieghart keeps the score. Editor Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Steinberg
Unknown: Adrian Woolridge
Unknown: Onora O'Neill
Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart
Editor: Marina Salandy-Brown

: 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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