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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Michael Marshall.


Unknown: Michael Marshall.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: The Betjeman Letters

Michael Williams reads from the first volume of Sir John Be tjeman's letters. 1945-8: Prose, poetry and religion. For details see Monday

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: Opinion

Guest presenters offer a personal point of view.
3: Our Endangered Species. Farmer
Robin Page argues that country people in Britain are an endangered species whose interests need to be protected. A Capron production


Unknown: Robin Page

: Daily Service

Christ the fair glory of the holy angels (Coelites Plaudant); Revelation 12, w 7-12; Magnificent Warrior (Kendrick); Kindle a flame to lighten the dark
(lona Community); Give me the wings of faith to rise (Song 67).
Director of music Stephen Williams.


Music: Stephen Williams.

: Dead Man's Ransom

Philip Madoc stars as the medieval sleuth in Ellis Peters 's five-part series of the chronicles of Brother Cadfael. Narrated by Michael Kitchen. 4:Allies with Trevor Peacock , Mark Lewis Jones. Shaun Prendergast , Siobhan Rynn , Douglas Blackwell and Matthew Morgan. Music by Peter Salem Dramatised by Bert Coules. Producer Neil Cargill


Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Ellis Peters
Unknown: Michael Kitchen.
Unknown: Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Mark Lewis Jones.
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Siobhan Rynn
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Matthew Morgan.
Music By: Peter Salem
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Producer: Neil Cargill
Hugh Beringar: Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen: Susannah York
Elis: Jason Hughes
Melicent: Katy Odey
Owain: Sion Probert

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century. 49: The Black Death For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to garden designer Rosemary Verey about creating a garden. Serial: Joy Elias-Rilwan begins reading Changes by Ghanian writer Ama Ata Aidoo , abridged in eight parts by Ann Rhys-Jones .


Talks: Jenni Murray
Designer: Rosemary Verey
Unknown: Ama Ata Aidoo
Unknown: Ann Rhys-Jones

: From Our Own Correspondent

John Simpson presents the second of two special editions to mark the programme's 40th anniversary. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Beyond the Blue Horizon

Six programmes in which
Harry Thompson recalls our perspective on the world in the inter-war years. 4: Sing Me a Song of the Islands Producer Amanda Mares Rpt


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Amanda Mares

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree

By Tracy Adair-Routh . Penny's gran, Helen, wants them to visit her sister, Ruth, and see the chestnut tree planted by her home the day she was born. with Sunny Ormonde. Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Tracy Adair-Routh
Director: Tanya Nash
Penny: Jessica Lloyd
Helen: Jill Graham

: The Jinx

Kenneth Glenaan plays Bobby Fortune in lain Black's comic-strip play. With Carol Ann Crawford , Kate Hollands , Crawford Logan , Stuart McQuarrie , Robert Paterson , Rosaleen Pelan , Douglas Russell and John Yule. Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Kenneth Glenaan
Unknown: Bobby Fortune
Unknown: Carol Ann Crawford
Unknown: Kate Hollands
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Stuart McQuarrie
Unknown: Robert Paterson
Unknown: Rosaleen Pelan
Unknown: Douglas Russell
Unknown: John Yule.
Director: Patrick Rayner

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. A portrait of the powerful dynastic families who hold sway in Scotland's local communities.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reports from the radio and television festival - the Prix Italia.
Based in Bologna, Paul experiences the best in European broadcasting and celebrates the centenary of the inventor of radio - Marconi. Plus a report on this year's Booker shortlist. Producer Julian May. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen

: CRIME STORIES Short Story: The Fall of a Coin

By Ruth Rendell. James can't live with Nina, and Nina refuses to divorce him. Read by Richard Mitchley. Producer Rosemary Watts Rpt


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.
Read By: Richard Mitchley.
Producer: Rosemary Watts Rpt

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

The fiveth of a six-part series with comedian Harry Hill. With Burt Kwouk , Edna Dore , Al Murray , Martin Hyder and special celebrity guests. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Harry Hill.
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: Edna Dore
Unknown: Al Murray
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

Freda's got competition. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Document

Six programmes using documentary evidence to throw light on past events. 4: Question of Trust. Gerry Kennedy traces members of a Moscow group which defied the Soviet authorities and contacted western peace movements during the early 1980s. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Gerry Kennedy
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Race Matters

Britain is described as a multicultural community, but beneath the surface of harmony, each group is questioning its place in society. Yasmin Alibhai -Brown explores how "race matters". Producer Mary Price. Rptd Sun 4.15pm


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai
Producer: Mary Price.

: The New Recruit

A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.
Dinner Ladies. Meat, veg and mash was the meal Nora Jacques served up 34 years ago. Nowadays. Diane Smith is more concerned with healthy options. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Nora Jacques
Unknown: Diane Smith
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove.
Producer Marlene Pease.
PHONE: [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: One Day Travelcard

By Sonia Lambert. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sonia Lambert.

: Sex and Subversion

Politics, romance and sexual intrigue are combined in Richard Heap's thriller. Seb meets Kelly. Kelly meets Seb.
With Vanessa Rosenthal and Terence Mann Director Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal
Unknown: Terence Mann
Director: Nandita Ghose
Kelly: Nicola Stapleton
Seb: Mathew Dunster
George: Finetime Fontayne

: E-Mail 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.

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