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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Bell.


Unknown: John Bell.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.
8.40 The Pillow Goose by Jane Gardam. An "enchanting Ethiopian gypsy" visits the Thanet marshes and leaves a strange gift. Read by Tessa Worsley Rpt


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Jane Gardam.
Read By: Tessa Worsley Rpt

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest Charlton Heston.
Producer Dymphna Rynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Charlton Heston.
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: Just a Part of the Furniture

Last of the series in which Clare Clare x looks at what furniture can reveal about people's lives.
The Mantelpiece. A miniature museum that shows off our prized possessions and personalities. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Clare Clare
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Daily Service

Ye Servants of God (Paderborn); 1 Corinthians 9, w 24-27; Beati quorum via (Stanford); Christ for the world we sing! (Milton Abbas). Director of music Ronald Frost.


Music: Ronald Frost.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
78: The Execution of Charles I For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Misses Mallett by E
H Benson. Patricia Hodge reads the first of 12 episodes abridged by Pat McLoughlin. There are four Misses
Mallett - ageing spinsters Caroline and Sophia, their half-sister Rose, and their niece Henrietta.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: H Benson.
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 46/95 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: God's Own County

A humorous three-part investigation into the Yorkshire psyche in which a selection of the country's favourite sons reveal whether misery, true grit and xenophobia really are the essence of all Yorkshireness.
Producers Caroline Leddy and Richard Wilson


Producers: Caroline Leddy
Producers: Richard Wilson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: 4 New Comedies on 4: The Colour Norman

The second of four new comedies for
Radio 4 is written by Stephen Dinsdale and Jerome Vincent. Science student
Norman Gittings invents a new colour and is besieged by fashion designers, greedy lawyers and M15, all desperate to get their hands on it. with Tessa Worsley , John Turner ,
David Timpson. Andrew Branch , Sandra James-Young and Geoffrey Whitehead. Director Anne Pivcevic


Written By: Stephen Dinsdale
Written By: Jerome Vincent.
Unknown: Norman Gittings
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: David Timpson.
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Sandra James-Young
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Director: Anne Pivcevic
Norman: Richard Pearce
Simon: Roger May
DrHimsk: David March
Bletchley: John Hollis
Jane: Rebecca Front
Tina: Rebecca Front

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen talks to Melvin Burgess , a rising star in the world of children's books, about his novels forteenagers. Producer Jill Burridge


Talks: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Melvin Burgess
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
From Cradle to Catwalk. How do teenage models react to being pushed into provocative poses?


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews the week's new film releases, including
Roland Joffe 's The Scarlet Letter, and talks to studio guests, the Brodsky Quartet.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Roland Joffe
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan.

: Short Story: Strong Language

By James McVeigh. It's the 1950s and Joseph Stalin has just died. But, for young Joey, it's just another day. Read by Sam Kelly. Producer Andy Jordan


Unknown: James McVeigh.
Unknown: Joseph Stalin
Read By: Sam Kelly.
Producer: Andy Jordan

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Guy gets a rough ride.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Points of Departure

Six journalists who have won the James Cameron Memorial Prize recount the experiences which have most affected them while covering world events. 1: Robert Fisk , currently the Independent's Middle East correspondent, talks about his years of reporting in such a volatile environment. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Robert Fisk
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Crusade

In November 1095, Pope Urban II launched the first Crusade.
On to Jerusalem. In the second of two programmes, Fazlun Khalid , a Muslim, and Martin Palmer , a Christian, complete their journey to Jerusalem, travelling through land where Christians and Muslims live in harmony. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Fazlun Khalid
Unknown: Martin Palmer
Producer: Norman Winter

: UK pic

Dieter Heim continues his provocative six-part analysis of British economic life. 5: Earth, WindandRre. If the Victorians could build railways, lay on water and deal with sewers, why can't we?
Producer Colin Wilde. Rptd Sunday at 9.00pm


Unknown: Dieter Heim
Producer: Colin Wilde.

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker asks whether developing countries can protect their oceans from the plunder and pollution of richer nations.
Producer Jessica Mitchell. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Spring Torrents

By Ivan Turgenev. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Late Night Opening Late Edition

The fifth 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

: Beachcomber.... By the Way

Second in the series of the adventures of characters created between the wars by humorist J B Morton. With Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall ,
Henrietta Garden , June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins.
Adapted by Mike Barfield and Richard Ingrams Producer Harry Thompson Rpt


Unknown: J B Morton.
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Henrietta Garden
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Adapted By: Mike Barfield
Adapted By: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Harry Thompson Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Dr Haggard's Disease

By Patrick McGrath. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick McGrath.

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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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