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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With David Savoury.


Unknown: David Savoury.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Tom Butler.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Harvest of the Cold Months

By Elizabeth David. 3: India. The community in Calcutta is galvanised by the arrival of an ice-carrying ship. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth David.


: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the second day's play in the Fifth Test in Cape Town. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM * Approximate time


Unknown: Cape Town.

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: A Good Read

Susan Hill and guests Jocasta Innes and Rory Stuart discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall. Rptd Sun 7.30pm


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Jocasta Innes
Unknown: Rory Stuart
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: Daily Service

The people that in darkness sat (Dundee); Ezekiel 39, w 25-29;
There'a a light upon the mountains (Wostenholm arr Wilson ); As with gladness men of old (Dix).
Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Wostenholm Arr Wilson
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Children's BBC Radio 4

He Never Boiled His Cabbages Twice by Catherine Kiontz. Read by Richard Tate. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Catherine Kiontz.
Read By: Richard Tate.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Kathleen Griffin reappraises the life and work of the enigmatic artist Gluck. Serial: Lions and Liquorice (2) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Kathleen Griffin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm FACTSHEET: send sae marked 1/96 to Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

: Babblewick Hall

A six-part 18th-century sitcom written by Scott Cherry , starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick.
2: Fenton sets about establishing his reputation as an agricultural reformer. Music by Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Written By: Scott Cherry
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Fenton Babblewick.
Music By: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Barney: David Antrobus
Jack: Sam Kelly
Molly: Gillian Bevan

: The World at One

With Sheena MacDonald.


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Overheard

In Tony McHale 's thriller, Abbie is worried by what she overhears of her husband's phone conversations. with Tara Dominick , Ian Masters , Jilly Bond , Peter Yapp and Don McCorkindale Director Matthew Walters Rpt


Unknown: Tony McHale
Unknown: Tara Dominick
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: Jilly Bond
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Director: Matthew Walters Rpt
Abbie: Annabel Mullion
Patrick: David Antrobus

: Letters from Here and There

Six authors recall recent trips abroad. 1: Letter from Egypt. Beryl Bainbridge becomes acquainted with the country's antiquities. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Producer: Julia Butt

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Old Stagers. As past variety stars re-emerge for panto, Frank Wilson witnesses fond reunions with theatres they regard as working friends.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Frank Wilson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini talks to
Morgan Freeman about his role in Seven and reviews Quentin Tarantino 's Four
Rooms, in which four stories set in a hotel are linked by the bellboy.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Morgan Freeman
Unknown: Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: Family Feelings

By Deborah Moggach. 3: Rent-a-Granny
For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Deborah Moggach.

: PM

With Nigel Wrench and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Kit and the Widow's Sound of Music

Cabaret duo Kit and the Widow host their music quiz. With guests
Tom Conti , Howard Goodall , Rory Bremner and Wayne Marshall.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Tom Conti
Unknown: Howard Goodall
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Wayne Marshall.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: News

: The Archers

There's something in the air. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite returns with his team of investigators to follow up more 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.

: The Code War

Cancer. For more than 30 years, molecular biologists have been trying to work out what it is, but despite billions of dollars spent on research, they still haven't found a cure. Geoff Watts investigates. Producer Richard Aedy


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Richard Aedy

: The Spirit of America: 5: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955

British writer Caryl Phillips explores key moments in American history.
Over 40 years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Today, in her 80s, she reflects on her act of defiance which is generally acknowledged to mark the start of the civil rights movement.


Presenter: Caryl Phillips
Interviewee: Rosa Parks
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Flashpoints

Professor John Durant looks back at the events that sparked off the great scientific ideas of our time.
1: The butterfly effect and chaos theory. Producer Deborah Cohen. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor John Durant
Producer: Deborah Cohen.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Owen Bennett Jones.


Unknown: Owen Bennett Jones.

: Book at Bedtime: The Harpole Report

By J L Carr. Part 3. For details see Monday

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Trust
The last episode of Wendy Lee 's satire about NHS Trusts.
Dr Hanks has had enough and leads a mutiny against Mike Blunt. with Richard Sandells , Meera Syal , David Holt and Doreen Birkeland. A Bona Lattie production
11.30 Paris London
More comedy written and performed by Simon Godley , Robert Harley , Carla Mendonga and Gary Parker. Producer Phil Bowker Rpt


Unknown: Wendy Lee
Unknown: Mike Blunt.
Unknown: Richard Sandells
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Doreen Birkeland.
Unknown: Bona Lattie
Unknown: Paris London
Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Carla Mendonga
Unknown: Gary Parker.
Producer: Phil Bowker Rpt
Sister Waverly: Margi Clarke
Mike Blunt: Keith Allen
Dr Laura Hanks: Nerys Hughes

: The Late Book: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

Part 13 of Peter Hoeg 's thriller. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg

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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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