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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Michael Marshall.


Unknown: Michael Marshall.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: The Betjeman Letters

Michael Williams reads from Sir John Betjeman
's letters.
1939-40: "There's a war on you know."
For details see Monday


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Daily Service

Be Thou our guardian and our guide (Abridge); Matthew 18, w 1-6, v 10;
Hope for the children (Katsuno); Come, ye thankful people, come (St George's Windsor). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Rebel, Rebel

It is 40 years since the legendary James Dean died in a car crash. Stuart Maconie visits his home town of Fairmont, Indiana, and meets Dean's family and friends.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
48: Crecy, Calais and the Garter For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: An Experiment in Love. Final part. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 39/95 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: England's Glory

In the final episode of Janey Preger 's comedy, Morgan attempts to spice up Dunkwell's image. with Geraldine Fitzgerald , Joan Sims , Brian Bowles and Joanna Monro Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Janey Preger
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Producer: Richard Wilson
Morgan Jeffries: Keith Barron
Angela: Lynda Baron
Kevin: David Holt
Bill: Keith Marsh
Christine: Jane Dolamore
Thomas/Charlie: Sam Kelly
Alice: Tina Gray

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Panacea

ByAminaOsman. Nasreen, a media student, has always defied any traditional arrangements. Then her mother's childhood friend, Dr Leila, arrives ... with Sandra James Young , Madhav Sharma and Anjana Sharma
Director Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: Sandra James Young
Unknown: Madhav Sharma
Unknown: Anjana Sharma
Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick
Dr Shahnaz: Leena Dhingra
Nasreen: Nisha Kapur
Dr Leila: Chand Sherma
Firdaus: Paul Sharma

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen returns with the series about children's books.
Don't Kill the Story. Teachers, authors, parents and students aged 11 to 13 look at school set books.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. People in the public eye select three keepsakes which tell the story of their lives.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper reviews the week's film releases including a science fiction movie starring Ben Kingsley and Forget Paris, a romance with Billy Crystal and Debra Winger. Plus a report from the first night of Sondheim's A Little Night Music. Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Debra Winger.
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: CRIME STORIES Short Story: One Thousand Dollars a Word

By Lawrence Block. A writer discovers a lucrative side to crime writing. Read by Bob Sherman. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Lawrence Block.
Read By: Bob Sherman.
Producer: Julia Butt

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Lynda gets out of hand.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

With John Waite and his team.
Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow at
9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: 20/20: a View of the Century

John Tusa examines five universal themes in a 20th-century context.
3: Enjoying. The 20th century has seen the rise of mass entertainment, but has commercialism spoiled the enjoyment? Producer Suzanne Levy


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Suzanne Levy

: Great Escapes

Robert Kee presents the third of four real-life reconstructions of escapes. Escape from Norman Cross. In 1811, a Frenchman made an escape from
Britain's first prisoner-of-war camp at Norman Cross in Huntingdonshire. with Shaun Prendergast. Steve Hodson and Gareth Armstrong. Written and directed by Adrian Bean. ATestbed production


Unknown: Norman Cross.
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong.
Directed By: Adrian Bean.
Paul Connay: Michael Troughton
Edith Cooper: Eileen Bell
Louise/Rosie/Passenger: Lucy Fitchet
Ship's Captain/Officer/Gentleman: Gavin Muir
First Marine/Jean/Lt Baguley: Russell Floyd

: Natural Genius

Last of the series in which Carmen Pryce investigates the world of the child.
It's Not Fair! How do children develop a sense of what is right from an early age? Producer Constance St Louis. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Producer: Constance St Louis.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton

: RRST BITE Book at Bedtime: One Day Travelcard

By Sonia Lambert. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sonia Lambert.

: Late Night Opening

Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare by Desmond Olivier Dingle
Desmond Olivier Dingle presents a six-part comedy series about the wonderful world of Shakespeare. 4: Desmond and his Company attempt to broadcast from Stratford-upon-Avon in Historic Warwick.
with Mossie Smith and Kevin Allen. Written by Patrick Barlow. Producer Liz Anstee
11.30 If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich?
A six-part comedy drama series by Paul Shearer and Richard Turner , with Richard E Grant , Amanda Root and Peter Capaldi. 1: Death of Hope with Paul Shearer , Amerjit Deu and Kay Stoneham. Music by Richard Attree Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Mossie Smith
Unknown: Kevin Allen.
Written By: Patrick Barlow.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Unknown: Paul Shearer
Unknown: Richard Turner
Unknown: Richard E Grant
Unknown: Amanda Root
Unknown: Peter Capaldi.
Unknown: Paul Shearer
Unknown: Amerjit Deu
Unknown: Kay Stoneham.
Music By: Richard Attree
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Desmond Olivier Dingle: Patrick Barlow
Maurice: Duncan Preston
Bernard: Robert Austin
Mr Horrocks: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Horrocks: Tina Grey
Andrei: Christopher Rozycki

: 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.

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