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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Today

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


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

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Daily Service

When came in flesh the incarnate word
(Walsall); 2 Corinthians 5, w 17- 6, v 2; An Advent sequence (Salus aeterna, arr Frost); Hills of the north (Little Comard). Director of music Ronald Frost.


Music: Ronald Frost.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Evelyn Glennie and Patrick Moore discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Camilla Collier. Rptd Sun 7.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Camilla Collier.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

98: The Battle of the Boyne For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Clean Break (8) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 50/95 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet. [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates: 2: Grey Wednesday

A detection comedy by Michael Bond, dramatised in three parts by Alick Rowe. Gorden Kaye plays Monsieur Pamplemousse, an inspector working for Le Guide French restaurant guide, with Trevor Martin as Pommes Frites.
A Mentorn Radio production


Author: Michael Bond
Dramatised by: Alick Rowe
Monsieur Pamplemousse: Gorden Kaye
Pommes Frites: Trevor Martin
Le Guide's Director: Roger Hammond
Martine Borel: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Rambaux: Stephen Thorne
Jojo and others: Steve Hodson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thriller Playhouse: Conquest Marches On

The series of thrillers from the 1930s continues with Guy Fithen 's adaptation of the books by Berkeley Grey.
Christopher Cazenove stars as Norman Conquest , otherwise known as the Gay Desperado, and Bonnie Langford is his resourceful partner, Pixie.
Music by Robert Rigby. A Mr Punch production


Unknown: Guy Fithen
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Music By: Robert Rigby.
Chief Inspector Williams: Richard Davies
Mandeville Livingstone: Colin Spaull
The Voice: Jack Klaff
Mary Langford: Hetty Baynes
Mr Chester/Luke/Marty/Sergeant: Gavin Muir
Walt/Butch/Bramley Blett: Steve Hodson
Beetle/Manny Leavy/Butler: Richard Tate

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen presents the first part of this year's Treasure Islands quiz from the Edinburgh Festival. Anne Fine and Terence Blacker do battle with Philip Ridley and Theresa Breslin over their knowledge of children's books. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Anne Fine
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Philip Ridley
Unknown: Theresa Breslin
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift


: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews Babe, the animal movie of the year, starring the pig who rounds up sheep and the dog who points him in the right direction. Producer Nicki Paxman. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story: Masquerade CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS

Burt Caesar reads Roy Heath 's tale of an old masquerader's memories of Christmas in Guyana. Producer Rosalynd Ward


Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Roy Heath
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats

: Kit and the Widow's Sound of Music

Cabaret duo Kit and the Widow host the third edition of the new music quiz. With guests Patricia Hodge , Robert King , Catherine Bott and Peter Polycarpou. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Robert King
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Peter Polycarpou.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: News

: The Archers

Eddie sings the blues.
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.
5: Martin Woollacott of the Guardian describes the plight of the Kurds in northern Iraq.
Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Martin Woollacott
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Out of Africa AFRICA 95

The second of three interpretations of journeys out of Africa by leading writers. Africa to the Caribbean - a Journey of the Oral Tradition. Caribbean writer MerJe Collins travels from Ghana to
Grenada to discover and re-create the "voice" which informs her writing. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Merje Collins

: The Spirit of America

British writer Caryl Phillips explores six key moments in American history with six prominent African Americans. 3: The Legacy of the New Deal. Ron Brown , US Secretary of Commerce, assesses the legacy of President F D Roosevelt, whose New Deal steered the nation through the 30s Depression. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Ron Brown
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker discovers some of the initiatives young people are taking to control and improve their environment. 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.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between CINEMA 100

By L P Hartley. 3: The Messenger For details see Monday

: Trust

A six-part satire about NHS Trusts. Written by Wendy Lee.
3: Mike Blunt tries to keep the lid on the shady dealings at the hospital. with Richard Sandells , Meera Syal , David Holt and Doreen Birkeland. A Bona Lattie production


Written By: Wendy Lee.
Unknown: Richard Sandells
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Doreen Birkeland.
Unknown: Bona Lattie

: Beachcomber

.... By the Way
Last in the series with Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Garden and June Whitfield , and the voice of Brian Perkins. Adapted by Mike Barfield and Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson Rpt


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
Sister Waverly: Margi Clarke
Mike Blunt: Keith Allen
Dr Laura Hanks: Nerys Hughes

: News

: The Late Book: Sucking Sherbert Lemons

By Michael Carson. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Carson.

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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.

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