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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Michael Marshall.


Unknown: Michael Marshall.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rosemary Harthill.

: The Betjeman Letters

Michael Williams reads a second selection from the first volume of Sir
John Betjeman 's letters.
1932-7: literature and love. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Betjeman

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Talk to Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Travels with Mr Lear

David Bean continues his travels in the footsteps of Edward Lear , who explored Albania a century and a half ago. Producer Gillian Hush Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Edward Lear

: Daily Service

Bright the vision that delighted (Laus Deo ). Daniel 10, w 4-9, 19b-21;
Sanctus (Schubert); Praise, 0 praise our God and King (Monkland).
Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Laus Deo
Music: James Whitbourn.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
47: Edward III and the Start of the Hundred Years War For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Robert Louis Stevenson crossed continents for her; she took a young lover when she was in her 70s; she smoked and wore her hair short. Jenni Murray talks to Alexandra Lapierre about the life of Fanny Stevenson. Serial: An Experiment in Love (12) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alexandra Lapierre
Unknown: Fanny Stevenson.

: All in the Mind

While atrocities in Bosnia continue to shock, Professor Anthony Clare delves into the minds of torturers.
Sadistic monsters? Or can a violent world bring out the beast in us all? Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Sunday 10.15pm
HELPLINE: for free and confidential
'"formation and advice, call [number removed]


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: You and Yours

Reports on consumer and social issues.

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies explores language, words and what lies between them.
2: Words and Music. What's in a name, where pop groups are concerned?
What is the sound of silence and why can singing in English be so difficult? Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The WorM at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

With John Walsh.
4: Bard Wars. There is never a lack of faction fighting among British poets. What do the skirmishes tell us?
Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh.

: The Tingle Factor

In the last of the series, Lord Gowrie, chairman of the Arts Council of England, talks to Jeremy Nicholas about those moments in music that send a shiver down his spine.
Producer Ray Abbott. Rptd Sat 11.00pm


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. People in the public eye select the three keepsakes which tell the story of their lives. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker talks to Martin Bell as he publishes an account of his journalistic dilemmas in a war zone, and reviews Mark Rylance in his own version of Macbeth.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Martin Bell
Unknown: Mark Rylance
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: CRIME STORIES Short Story: Insufficient Evidence

By Frances Hegarty. An angry mother plots retribution against the driver who injured her daughter. Read by Jilly Bond. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Frances Hegarty.
Read By: Jilly Bond.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Nigel Wrench and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Russia House

Concluding the story by John le Carre , dramatised by Rene Basilico , and starring Tom Baker as Barley Blair and Valentina Yakunina as Katya. As his Moscow mission moves towards a dramatic conclusion, Barley Blair the man comes into conflict with Barley Blair the spy.... and there are hard decisions to be made. with Christopher Fulford , Yuri Stepanov and Hana-Maria Pravda. Theme music by Max Harris. Producer John Fawcett Williams Rpt


Story By: John Le Carre
Dramatised By: Rene Basilico
Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Valentina Yakunina
Unknown: Christopher Fulford
Unknown: Yuri Stepanov
Music By: Max Harris.
Producer: John Fawcett Williams
Ned: John Rowe
Harry: Michael Turner
Clive: Pip Torrens
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Russell Sheriton: David Healy
Zapadny: Constantine Gregory

: News

: The Archers

Roy's on the case.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: file on 4

Reporter Mark Whitaker.
Producer David Haggie. Rptd Saturday 5.00pm


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.
Producer: David Haggie.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The Network

Champions of the information revolution claim that everyone will be able to talk to everone else, but what about those without the access or skills? Alun Lewis asks who will be the losers and looks at the attempts to ensure that no one is left behind.
Producer Toby Murcott


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Toby Murcott

: In Touch

With Peter White.
Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to In Touch, [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day Travelcard

By Sonia Lambert. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sonia Lambert.

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: A View from Abroad

Another chance to hear six European travel writers explore British culture and landscape.
1: Wouldn't 't Be Loverly. Dutch writer and broadcaster Adriaan van Dis 's first encounter with British culture was the film My Fair Lady. He is fascinated by the British class system, and makes his observations on it with evidence from a series of diverse witnesses and encounters in the street.
Producer Kerry McGeever Rpt


Unknown: Adriaan van Dis
Producer: Kerry McGeever Rpt

: 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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