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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: 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

: Daily Service

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Veni creator); Proverbs 8, w 1-6, 14-16; 0 Lord, our governor (Healy Willan); All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Crimescapes

Last in the series in which crime writers stalk the meaner streets of European cities. Stockholm. On a dismal November night, nine people are brutally murdered on a Stockholm bus. Leslie Forbes investigates the crime and its creator, Maj Sjowall. Producer Nigel Acheson. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Unknown: Maj Sjowall.
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain reaches the 1750s. India and North America have an increasing influence on home affairs. 122: Clive of India
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Short story: Stopping at the Lights For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts.
Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Sun 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: You and Yours

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents a six-part series about words and the way we speak. 3: Oo-er,Missus. A long hard look at the language of the double entendre. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jane Ray

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Space Fictions

Conquering Cyberspace. In the last of the series, Dr John Gribbin 's adventures move from outer space to cyberspace in the company of the writers who are mapping out this fictional frontier.
Producers Sara Davies and Sally Marmion


Unknown: Dr John Gribbin
Producers: Sara Davies
Producers: Sally Marmion

: The Search for Nicholas Ludford

Until recently, all that was known of the 16th-century English composer Nicholas Ludford was his exquisite music. Then music historian David Skinner discovered Ludford's will, and other documents concerning his life. Christopher Page puts flesh on the bones of this elusive genius. Producer Helen Garrison Rpt


Unknown: David Skinner
Producer: Helen Garrison Rpt

: The Afternoon Shift

In the first of two reports,
Gabrielle Sanders explores community policing in Brighton's "gay village". Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gabrielle Sanders
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to the author Carl Hiaasen about his new book on crime and sees Athol Fugard's new play, Valley Song.
Producer John Goudie. Revised repeat at


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Carl Hiaasen
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story: The Graffiti Queen of Adelaide Terrace

By Bernadette Crosthwaite. A 78-year-old woman is determined to leave her street something to remember her by - and she picks a very colourful way of doing it. Read by Jean Alexander.
Producer Nandita Ghose. Repeated next Saturday


Unknown: Bernadette Crosthwaite.
Read By: Jean Alexander.
Producer: Nandita Ghose.

: 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.
4: Chesbury FC is in dire trouble, but their manager Frank Spanner and No 1 fan, the Lady Mayoress, have high hopes for its future. With Nelson David , John Duttine , James Grout , Rosy Fordham, Nick Hardy , Howard Lew Lewis , Toby Longworth ,
Jan Ravens , Vivienne Rochester and June Whitfield.
Producer Liz Anstee Rpt


Unknown: Lucy Flannery
Unknown: Frank Spanner
Unknown: Nelson David
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Nick Hardy
Unknown: Howard Lew Lewis
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: June Whitfield.
Producer: Liz Anstee Rpt

: News

: The Archers

Janet is put to the vote.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

With reporter Jane Dodge.
Producer Lynne Jones. Rptd Sat at 5.00pm


Reporter: Jane Dodge.
Producer: Lynne Jones.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans. Producer Richard Aedy


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Richard Aedy

: The 1996 Reith Lectures - the Language Web

A Web of Worries. Is our language sick? Complaints about language "disease" and "decay" are widespread. Yet language change is natural - even humpback whales alter their songs every year, and no-one complains. In the first of her five lectures, Professor Jean Aitchison clears away the "cobweb of old ideas" which ensnares people as they think about language, and argues that we need to understand language, not try to control it.
Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Professor Jean Aitchison
Producer: Tessa Watt

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people. Producer Karen Turner. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: God Stand Up for Bastards

David Leitch reads his autobiography in eight parts. 2: Becky
For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Leitch

: Medium wave

The week's events in the media. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: The Street

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.
3: High Street, Bottesford In this north Leicestershire village between Grantham and Nottingham, a butcher has turned his high-street shop into a profitable franglais country bistro visited by gourmets from miles around, though locals feel out of place. Bottesford is also the capital of educational freedom of choice - parents can send their children to rival schools in three counties. A Tony Wilkinson production


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: News

: Oam The Late Boole Reef

By Romesh Gunesekera. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Romesh Gunesekera.

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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