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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Eric James.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Eric James.

: Coloured People

Henry Lewis Gates reads a fourth extract from his autobiography, in which he discovers religion, West Virginian style.
For details see Monday

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.
Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm


Unknown: John Waite

: Opinion

The second of eight programmes in which guest presenters offer a personal point of view.
The Fat Controller. Consultant neurologist Charles Clarke explains why he thinks there's too much of the wrong sort of management in the NHS. A Just Radio production


Unknown: Charles Clarke

: Daily Service

He sat to watch o'er customs paid (Wareham); Matthew 9, w 9-13;
Psalm 121 (Rawsthome); Praise, my soul, the king of heaven (Praise, My
Soul). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Dead Man's Ransome: 3: A Princely Death

Philip Madoc stars as the medieval sleuth in Ellis Peters 's five-part series of the chronicles of Brother Cadfael.


Author: Ellis Peters
Music by: Peter Salem.
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Producer: Neil Cargill
Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
Brother Cadfael: Philip Madoc
Hugh Beringar: Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen: Susannah York
Elis: Jason Hughes
Melicent: Katy Odey
Eliud: Mark Lewis Jones
Radulfus: Trevor Peacock
with: Shaun Prendergast
with: Douglas Blackwell
with: Matthew Morgan.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
44: The King's Favourite and Bannockbum
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Experiment in Love (9) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: Beyond the Blue Horizon

Between the wars, "abroad" was an unknown place over there - our view of it formed by fiction and selective history. Harry Thompson looks back to this lost world in six programmes. 3: Goodnight Vienna
Producer Amanda Mares Rpt


Unknown: Harry Thompson
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 yesterday 7.05pm

: Alaska

By Susan-Jane Harrison.

Against the backdrop of Alaska, boy meets girl across a bar. It might be the start of a romance, but this is a parallel universe. with John Hartley, Ross Livingstone and Andrew Branch.


Writer: Susan-Jane Harrison
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Frank: Michael Sheen
Jack: John Bowe
Dean: Stephen Critchlow
Winona: Nancy Crane
Man 1: Ross Livingstone
Man 2: Andrew Branch
Man 3/Waiter: John Hartley

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Him Indoors. As more women take on traditionally male jobs, how do different occupations change gender?


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Each year, the Italian tenor
Luciano Pavarotti takes a break in Pesaro. Jeremy Isaacs catches up with him in reflective mood as he approaches 60 and his autobiography, My World, is published. Producer John Boundy. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm * See This Week: page 7


Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Pesaro. Jeremy
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story: Birthmark

By Claire Keegan. "If pain had a memory, nobody in her right mind would have more than one baby." Read by Helen Griffin. Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Claire Keegan.
Read By: Helen Griffin.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: PM

With Nigel Wrench and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

Comedian Harry Hill and the all-singing, all-dancing Family Hill, with Burt Kwouk, Edna Dore, Al Murray, Martin Hyder and special celebrity guests. Producer Jon Magnusson


Comedian: Harry Hill
[Actor]: Burt Kwouk
[Actor]: Edna Dore
[Actor]: Al Murray
[Actor]: Martin Hyder
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

Simon's feeling generous. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Document

Six programmes using documentary evidence to throw light on past events. 3: Mata Hari - the Fatal Lover. Why was Mata Hari executed in October 1917? As a new campaign to overturn her guilty verdict gets underway, author Julie Weelwright explores the fact and fantasy behind the legendary spy, courtesan and exotic dancer. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Julie Weelwright
Producer: Mark Burman

: Echoes

The last in the series of impressions of past and present.
Roty in the Back. A flying adventure with Tigers, Moths and other wild animals in the words of instructors and intrepid flyers at Clacton-on-Sea and Duxford and voices from earlier times.
Producer Adrian Quine


Producer: Adrian Quine

: Picture of Helen

In 1972, 15-year-old Sue Schilperoot from Mountain Ash found herself pregnant. Parental pressure forced her to give the child up for adoption. Twenty-one years later, Sue wrote a play,Half a Million Women, about her experiences. On the opening night, mother and daughter were reunited. This is the remarkable story of how a young girl traced her birth mother. Producer Martin Kurzik


Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove.
Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00)


Unknown: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Uncle Fred in the Springtime

By P G Wodehouse. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: G Wodehouse.

: Me and Billie Marker

By Joyoti Grech. Chandra is struck by the music of Billie Marker , but she discovers that his idea of "making music" is different from her own. with Jamila Massey and Sandra James Young. Music Aniruddha Das. Director Anne Edyvean


Unknown: Joyoti Grech.
Unknown: Billie Marker
Unknown: Jamila Massey
Unknown: Sandra James Young.
Music: Aniruddha Das.
Director: Anne Edyvean
Chandra: Nisha K Nayar
Kiran: Monica Patel
Nick: Don Gilet
Eddie: Ben Onwukwe

: Postcard from Gotham

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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