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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 Leslie Griffiths.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Rynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: A Good Read

Susan Hill and her guests theatre directors Richard Eyre and Katie Mitchell discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby. Rptd Sunday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Susan Hill
Directors: Richard Eyre
Directors: Katie Mitchell
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: Daily Service

I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold); John 4, w 46-54; Remember Your mercy, Lord
(Inwood); We cannot measure how
You heal (Angelus). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
118: War, Pragmatism and the Final Charge of an English Monarch For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Mother of Pearl (10) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm.
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 5/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

: Babblewick Hall

Final episode of the 18th-century sitcom written by Scott Cherry , starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe. The downfall of Fenton and Babblewick Hall appears imminent.
With Sam Kelly and Gillian Bevan. Music by Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Written By: Scott Cherry
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Fenton Babblewick
Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: Babblewick Hall
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Gillian Bevan.
Music By: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Fenton Babblewick: Nicholas Prevost
Augustus Snipe: Forbes Masson
Barney: David Antrobus

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Kaleidoscope

As the spaceship Venturer lifts off from Earth, few members of the crew are able to contemplate the perils of space as they will experience them.
Tom Watson and Finlay Welsh star in Ray Bradbury 's own adaptation of his short story from The Illustrated Man. with Neil Shackleton , John Adam Baker and Lynn Bains. Director Hamish Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Finlay Welsh
Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Unknown: Neil Shackleton
Unknown: John Adam Baker
Unknown: Lynn Bains.
Director: Hamish Wilson Rpt
Hollis: Tom Watson
Applegate: Finlay Welsh
Stone: Rebecca Hawking
Stimson: John Yule
Lespere: Stuart McQuarrie

: Letters from Here and There

Six authors recall recent trips abroad. 5: Pescara. On a visit to the beach, under the sun, novelist Tim Parks has a glimpse of Italian family life. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Tim Parks
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Love Life - a rare work by composer Kurt Weill - on stage in Leeds, and talks to Maureen Lipman who is rehearsing the role of Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals.
Producer Jackie Christie. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Mrs Malaprop
Producer: Jackie Christie.

: Short Story: Tangled Up in Blue

Written and read by Bonnie Greer. November, 1963. The civil rights movement has reached Chicago, and Carla has her eyes on the stars. Producer Michelle Matherson Frederick


Read By: Bonnie Greer.
Producer: Michelle Matherson Frederick

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: No Job too Small

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Nigel goes nutty.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up 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.

: Times Past, Times Future

Jeremy Paxman chairs six discussions in which people who have held the nation's top jobs share their experiences and debate both the lessons they learnt and how their successors could change things.
3: The Civil Service. With Tony Benn , John Biffen , Sir Peter Middleton , Sir Patrick Nairn , Sir James Dunnet and Sir Charles Powell.
A Barraclough Carey North production


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: John Biffen
Unknown: Sir Peter Middleton
Unknown: Patrick Nairn
Unknown: Sir James Dunnet
Unknown: Sir Charles Powell.

: Still Lives

A four-part series in which
Harry Thompson meets people still living in the house where they were born.
3: Ted. One of the eldest residents of New Town Road, Bedworth,
Warwickshire, Ted has for 63 years combined his love of figures and arithmetical good order with the bustle and glitter of amateur theatre. Producer Gaynor Vaughan Jones Rpt


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Eureka!

Five conversations with scientists.
1: Richard Dawkins , Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at
Oxford University tells Barbara Myers about his life and work. Producer Ann McNaught Rpt


Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Ann McNaught Rpt

: 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 13. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

: Late Night Opening On Baby Street

A five-part comedy drama series by Perrier Award-winning comedienne Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo about three pregnant women living in the same street.
4: At the antenatal classes Ian disgraces himself, Kelly extols the virtues of Caesarians and Yvette runs out in embarrassment. With
Keith Allen , Frances Barber , Kathy Burke and Jenny Eclair as Mother Nature. Producer Jane Berthoud
# See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Keith Allen
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Missed Demeanours

Eddie Izzard stars with fellow regular Stephen Frost in the anarchic comedy panel game loosely based on history. Chairperson Neil Mullarkey battles to keep order as guests Jo Brand and Lee Comes join the fray. Producer Phil Clarke Rpt


Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Jo Brand
Producer: Phil Clarke Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

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


Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: G Ballard

About this project

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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