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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Judge Dick Hamilton.


Unknown: Dick Hamilton.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest Magnus Magnusson. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Just a Part of the Furniture

Claire Jenkins takes a three-part look at what furniture can reveal about people's lives and personalities.
The Bookcase. Do we keep books on our shelves merely to show off our interests and intellect? P D James tells how her fictional detective Adam Dalgleish uses the bookshelves of his suspects as clues to their personalities, and the Duchess of Devonshire reveals the false books in her library. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Claire Jenkins
Unknown: Adam Dalgleish
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Daily Service

Welcome all you noble saints of old
(Stamps); Luke 6, 20-23; Holy is the true light (Harris): Spouse of Christ, whose earthly conflict (Sponsa Christi). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

68: Essex, Ireland and Sturdy Beggars For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

She started as a secretary and rose to become Controller of BBC Radio 2.
As Frances Line retires from broadcasting, she talks to Jenni Murray about her life and career. Serial: Ladder of Years (6) For details see Monday


Unknown: Frances Line
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 44/95 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: Moving

Neil McKay 's six-part comedy taps into the British obsession with homes.
5: Flight. The return of Harry, Antony and Brian's dad could put a stop to Greta's plan to become a director. with Kathym Hunt , Kevin McMonagle ,
Judith Davis and Keith Clifford. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Neil McKay
Unknown: Kathym Hunt
Unknown: Kevin McMonagle
Unknown: Judith Davis
Unknown: Keith Clifford.
Director: Kate Rowland
Antony: Stephen Tompkinson
Brian: Philip Jackson
Greta: Brigit Forysth
Julie: Tracy Brabin

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Who Sings the Hero?

Four stories of individual or group heroism.
4: The Roof of the World by John Fletcher. In 1891, a Muslim sepoy led the British Army up a precipice in the Himalayas to storm a hitherto impregnable fortress. with Saba Khalil. Riffat Abbas and Iqbal Bahoo. Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: John Fletcher.
Unknown: Saba Khalil.
Unknown: Riffat Abbas
Unknown: Iqbal Bahoo.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Ali: Shiv Grewal
Colonel Durand: Bill Wallis
Manners-Smith: Cornelius Garrett
E Knight: Nigel Anthony

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen presents the series about children's books.
Read or Dead? Mia Eccleshare asks why the historical novel is in decline and whether it can stage a comeback. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Mia Eccleshare
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
In the second of three programmes about a retiring farmer,
Mark Holdstock joins the bidders as Frank White 's farm goes under the hammer.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Unknown: Frank White

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews Tony Scott 's film Crimson Tide, leafs through a book about DC Comics and reads a new biography of the improbable movie phenomenon that is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Tony Scott
Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: Desire in November

By Italo Calvino. What will happen when an old porter's search for winter clothes takes him into the salons of the rich? Read by Tim Piggott-Smith . Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Italo Calvino.
Read By: Tim Piggott-Smith
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Debbie overstays her welcome. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

Last of the series in which John Waite follows up listeners' complaints.
Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: Hungry Eyes

In the developing world people understand famine not as an extraordinary event, but as an extension of normality - a normality unimaginable to most people in the West. Fintan O'Toole dismantles the stereotypes and traces the evolution of our understanding of famine, starting with the Irish Great Hunger. Producer Mary Price


Producer: Mary Price

: UK plc

Dieter Helm continues his provocative six-part analysis of British economic life at the end of the 20th century.
3: Made in Britain. Why don't we make things any more? Does it matter? Do we have any world-class products?
Producer Colin Wilde. Rptd Sunday at 9.00pm


Unknown: Dieter Helm
Producer: Colin Wilde.

: Costing the Earth

The environmental magazine returns for an eight-part series with Mark Whittaker investigating stories ranging from Indian land rights in Argentina, to pollution in Tibet and ecovillages in the UK.
Producer Jessica Mitchell. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Booker at Bedtime

Tonight, In Every Face IMeet by Justin Cartwright.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.

: Late Night Opening

Late Edition
The third of six satirical discussions on the week's news. Chaired by Kevin Day with guests Francis Wheen ,
Mark Steel , Linda Smith and Pete Bradshaw. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Kevin Day
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Pete Bradshaw.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich?

Last episode of the comedy series by Paul Shearer and Richard Turner.
Et in Arcadia Ego with Christian Rodska and Dominic Letts. Music by Peter Baikie. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Paul Shearer
Unknown: Richard Turner.
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Dominic Letts.
Music By: Peter Baikie.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger Rpt
Giles: Richard E Grant
Judith: Amanda Root
David: Peter Capaldi

: News

: The Late Book: The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood. 8: Jezebels For details see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

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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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