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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: First Person Plural

Last in the series of audio diaries compiled from more than one point of view.
Feeling the Kicks. Three young, single mothers-to-be living in neighbouring bedsits await the birth of their babies. Producer Jenni Mills
Repeated Sunday at 9.00pm

: First Men in the Moon

The second of Joe Dunlop 's four-part adaptation of the novel by H G Wells. With James Bolam as Bedford and Donald Sinden as Professor Cavorthe first travellers in space. The sphere has survived and our heroes arrive on the moon! Music by Robert Rigby. Director Martin Jameson. A Mr Punch production


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Novel By: H G Wells.
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Music By: Robert Rigby.
Director: Martin Jameson.
Manson: Gary Olsen
Spargus: Chris Pavlo
Gibbs: Anthony Jackson

: Daily Service

We sing the glorious conquest (King's Lynn); Acts 9, w 1-8; We will lay our burden down (Bell); I am a new creation (Bilbrough). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
114: George II and Turnip Townshend For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Mother of Pearl (6) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: To Boldly Go

Kevin Day chairs the second of four sci-fi quizzes. Featuring Toby Longworth. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Toby Longworth.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Strangers on a Train

Craig Warner's adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith. When two young men meet on a train, there's nothing they fear to say. They'll never see each other again.


Author: Patricia Highsmith
Adapted by: Craig Warner
Music: Craig Warner
Director: Andy Jordan
Charles Bruno: Anton Lesser
Guy Haines: Michael Sheen
Anne Haines: Saskia Reeves
Gerard: Bill Nighy
Elsie Bruno: Jane Whittenshaw
Alex: Denys Hawthorne
[Actor]: Roger May
[Actor]: Stephen Critchlow
[Actor]: John Hartley
[Actor]: Andrew Branch

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Frieda Morrison points out the gap between the image of country life as portrayed in magazines and her daily experience of it.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Frieda Morrison

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen considers a new way of portraying Shakespeare on television as Channel 4's series The Merchant of Venice is screened.
Producer Neil Trevithick. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Neil Trevithick.

: Short Story: From Marrakech

By Catherine Linstrum. Ahmed travels to Europe to work, leaving his wife behind. "After eighteen months of working in Europe, Ahmed missed his wife so much that he couldn't remember her face." Read by Gareth Armstrong.
Producer Caroline Sarll. Rptd next Sunday


Unknown: Catherine Linstrum.
Read By: Gareth Armstrong.
Producer: Caroline Sarll.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: The Airport

Four-part comedy series about the worst airport in Britain.
3: Lyndon has his eye on the coveted "Employee of the Month" award. With Michael Buffong , Roger Griffiths ,
Uewella Gideon , Felix Dexter , Jo Martin , Josephine Melville and Eddie Nestor. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Michael Buffong
Unknown: Roger Griffiths
Unknown: Uewella Gideon
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Jo Martin
Unknown: Eddie Nestor.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

: The Archers

Confession time.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Sons and Mothers

Are "New Men" born or made? Nick Baker
explores the often uneasy relationship between feminist mothers and their sons. From babyhood, through school, to manhood, how do their mothers influence them?
Producer Rebecca Farnworth


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Rebecca Farnworth

: Asia Gold

Lights the Way for Vietnam and Eclipses the West. In the last of a series examining the social, economic and political impact of the rise of Asia, Edward Stourton visits the packed pavements of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to see how the poor are beginning to benefit from economic reform.
Producer Sue Davies. Rptd Sun 4.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: Aesthete's Foot

A six-part series of Scottish humorist John McKay 's popular reminiscences of adolescent life.
3: The Rag. In sleepy Fenton Heugh , no news is good news, so what does the local newspaper do when something actually happens? Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: John McKay
Unknown: Fenton Heugh
Producer: Noah Richler

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC.
6112 Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

: Thirty Minute Theatre: The American Wife

By Richard Nelson. Starring
Zoe Wanamaker. In her eighth month of pregnancy, and at an impromptu
Thanksgiving dinner in London, Ann Day 's suspicions of her husband's infidelity come to a head. with Melinda Walker. Director Ned Chaillet
* The new season on radio: page 24


Unknown: Richard Nelson.
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker.
Unknown: Ann Day
Unknown: Melinda Walker.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Ann Day: Zoe Wanamaker
Harry Day: Anton Lesser
Fiona: Emily Richard
John: Oliver Cotton
Sam Beach: John Sharian
Seth: Alan Marriot

: Ad Lib

The last of the series, presented by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Presented By: Robert Robinson.

: News

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

Nicholas Farrell reads the fourth episode of J G Ballard 's classic adventure.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: G Ballard

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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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