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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with the Rev John Bell.


Unknown: John Bell.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Tony Burnham.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: ([number removed]

With Nick Ross.
Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Crimescapes

Six programmes in which Leslie Forbes stalks the meaner streets of various
European cities with crime writers who use them as a backdrop for their books. 5: Sassari. A judge with a none-too-clean record is brought from the mainland to investigate a murder in Sardinia's second city. Leslie Forbes sits in judgement over his creator, SalvatoreMannuzzu.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Daily Service

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Praise, my soul); John 2, w 1-11;
Jesu, joy of man's desiring (J S Bach); Songs of thankfulness and praise (St Edmund). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: This Scepr'd Isle: 117: Patronage and The Fall of Robert Walpole

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.

(For details see yesterday)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Mother of Pearl (9) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts.
Producer Toby Murcott. Rptd Sun 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Toby Murcott.

: You and Yours

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents a six-part series of the programme about words and the way we speak.
2: Hits and Misses. What happens when the name of a product means one thing in one language and something different in another?
Russell Davies explores the world of linguistic collisions. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The WorM at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Space Fictions

Take Me to Your Leader. In the third of four programmes, Dr John Gribbin discusses the paradoxes of creating a convincing alien. With writers of space fiction including Doris Lessing , Gwyneth Jones , Paul McAuley and Lisa Tuttle. Producers Sara Davies and Sally Marmion


Unknown: Dr John Gribbin
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Gwyneth Jones
Unknown: Paul McAuley
Unknown: Lisa Tuttle.
Producers: Sara Davies
Producers: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Haitink Bernard Haitink is one of the world's leading conductors. As he undertakes a celebration of Mahler symphonies in Amsterdam, he talks to
Charles Haziewood about his opera repertoire and his association with the European Union Youth Orchestra. Producer John Boundy Rpt


Unknown: Haitink Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Charles Haziewood
Producer: John Boundy Rpt

: The Afternoon Shift

Ray Brown meets a father and son who have run a junk shop for longer than they can remember. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ray Brown
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads about sightings of the Virgin Mary in Cumbria in Nicholas Mosley 's new book Children of Darkness and Light, and the Tricycle Theatre stages Two Trains Running,
August Wilson's play about the fight to save a Pittsburgh diner threatened by a 60s renovation project.
Producer Robyn Read. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Nicholas Mosley
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story: Alphabet Moon

Written and read by Jeff Noon. An accountant from Jupiter finds himself in Moonchesterwith an illegal book in his hands and a genehound on his trail. Producer Jill Waters


Read By: Jeff Noon.
Producer: Jill Waters

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Any Other Business

Lucy Flannery 's six-part sitcom about local government.
3: His Worship Robin Whittaker has to chair his first council meeting and he's scared witless. With Nelson David , John Duttine , James Grout , Rosy Fordham, Nick Hardy , Howard Lew
Lewis, Toby Longworth , Jan Ravens ,
Vivienne Rochester, June Whitfield and Sally Grace.
Producer Liz Anstee Rpt


Unknown: Lucy Flannery
Unknown: Robin Whittaker
Unknown: Nelson David
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Nick Hardy
Unknown: Howard Lew
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Liz Anstee Rpt

: News

: The Archers

Susan hits the Spot.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Mark Whitaker. Producer David Lewis. Rptd Sat 5.00pm


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.
Producer: David Lewis.

: Science Now

With Peter Evans.
Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The 1996 Reith Lectures - Jean Aitchison

The Reith Lecturer Interview
This year's lecturer is Jean Aitchison, Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University.
In her series The Language Web she will be exploring the evolution of language, the unlimited possibilities it provides, and its hidden snares.
Tonight, she talks to John Wells about her own interest in words.
Producer Tessa Watt
See This Week: page 10


Lecturer: Jean Aitchison
Unknown: John Wells
Producer: Tessa Watt

: In Touch

With Peter White.
Producer Karen Turner. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Karen Turner.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Part 12. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: The Street

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six British streets.
2: The Podium, Barbican. This raised walkway is the main street of Britain's most sophisticated urban village, the Barbican in the City of London. A Tony Wilkinson production.


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: News

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

Nicholas Farrell reads the seventh episode of J G Ballard 's adventure. For details see yesterday


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.

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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