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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Alasdair Cross.
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indaj Singh.

: Tips from Women Gardeners

An anthology of green-fingered women. 2: Plantswomen
For details see yesterday

: News

: Call Vincent Hanna: (0171) 5804444

Talk to Vincent Hanna and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Nick Utechin
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Venom

A four-part cultural and natural history of venomous animals.
3: Jellyfish. "An armada of jellyfish is heading for our shores. No one is safe. Medusae are being washed onto the beaches in their tens of thousands. " The answer? Do nothing. Look at life from Medusa's point of view instead, in this journey into the world of a beautiful and mysterious creature.
Producer Jeremy Grange. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Producer: Jeremy Grange.

: Daily Service

Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); Romans 6, w 5-11; The
Easter Anthems (Wilson); Alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord (Fishel). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Jesus Christ
Music: Alan Wilson.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
158: The Peninsular War For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Wendy Austin. Serial: Anita and Me. Actress and comedy writer Meera Syal begins reading her first novel, abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Meera can't wait to grow up but, on top of the normal struggles of a 9-year-old, she is aiming for fish and chips (not chapati and dhal), miniskirts and make-up and, most of all, to hang around with Anita and her gang.


Introduced By: Wendy Austin.
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare discusses Personal codes of morality with Baroness Warnock and finds out why
Psychologists have been given guidelines on how to deal with requests from the media. Producer Ronni Davis
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Ronni Davis

: You and Yours

Presented by Mark Easton.


Presented By: Mark Easton.

: Double Vision

Once again Miles Kington and Edward Enfield battle it out in the only chat show on radio with two hosts, neither of whom wants to let the other have top billing. In the previous round, Kington got bonus points for getting
Joanna Lumley on the show, but Enfield drew level by leaving the studio with her. A Tony Staveacre production


Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Edward Enfield
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Tony Staveacre

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

Repeated from Sunday 11.45am

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay looks at the world of British light music with composers
Ernest Tomlinson and Alan Owen , who have specialised in the field for most of their working lives.
Producer Ray Abbott. Rptd Sat 11.00pm


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Ernest Tomlinson
Unknown: Alan Owen
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Exorcising Ghosts. Clare Francis tries to shake off her public persona as yachtswoman and reinvent herself as a writer.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Clare Francis
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Roddy Doyle , 1993 Booker Prize winner, is back with his new novel The
Woman Who Walked into Doors. Welsh singer Bryn Terfel is Paul Vaughan 's studio guest. And has anything changed in the 50 years since George Orwell 's account of literary drudgery in Confessions of a Book Reviewer? Producer John Goudie. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Roddy Doyle
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story: Seeing Double

By Daphne Glazer. Being married to a twin can mean double problems. Read by Jill Graham. Producer Sue Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Daphne Glazer.
Read By: Jill Graham.
Producer: Sue Wilson Rpt

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: The Board Game

Corporate capers, conundrums and confessions, with Nigel Cassidy and panel Stephen Bayley , Paul Burden , Alastair Ross Goobey and Nigel Whittaker.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Neil finds a confidant.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

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


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.
Producer: Lynne Jones.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: Making Sense

Jobs for life, even jobs for a decade, seem to have gone for ever. Maybe some of the stories of those who have made the future work for them will give hope and example to those caught off-guard and unprepared. In the first of four programmes in which writer
Charles Handy meets people caught up in the changing world of work he explores hi-tech in the home, high pressure in advertising, and the world of the househusband.
Producer Norman Winter


Producer: Norman Winter

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Tony Barringer.
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

ByRoryMacLean.Part7. For details see yesterday

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Four Comers

Last in the series of travel reports.
Let's Do the Breakaway. Fergal Keane reports from Sri Lanka and Adam Fowler from the Russian Far East as the current series ends with a look at a few of the world's separatist movements. Producer Noah Richler Rpt


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Noah Richler Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

By Walter Mosley.
7: Easy Rawlins will be a likely candidate for the penitentiary unless he can get Frankto stand between him and the forces of DeWitt Albright and the law. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Walter Mosley.
Unknown: Dewitt Albright

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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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