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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Tips from Women Gardeners

An anthology of green-fingered women. 3: Three Town Gardeners For details see Easter Monday

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Daily Service

Thisjoyful Eastertide (Dutch, arr Wood); 1 Corinthians 15, w 12-20; 0 sons and daughters, let us sing! (0 filii et filiae); He is risen (East African, arr Peacock). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: A Retiring Fellow

William Donaldson author. impresario and wine bar philosopher, is about to retire. He continues his four-part quest for a suitable haven. 2: Fowey- Paradise Perturbed. Peter Skellem "Rusty" Eplett and Mr P Nutt form a mixed welcoming committee. Producer Andrew Johnston


Unknown: William Donaldson
Unknown: Peter Skellem
Unknown: Mr P Nutt
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain. 159: The War of 1812 For details see Easter Monday

: Woman's Hour

In the 1950s it revolutionised the food we ate and, with recipes like coronation chicken, it has become as traditional a part of British cooking as bangers and mash. Kathleen Griffin explores our love affair with cordon bleu. Serial. Anita and Me (2) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 15/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

Consumer information with Mark Easton.


Unknown: Mark Easton.

: Maugham's Eye View

The last in the series of Somerset
Maugham's short stories, dramatised by Neville Teller and narrated by Dirk Bogarde.
Before the Party. Kathleen thinks her sister Millicent is hiding something. with Richard McCabe , Caroline Strong and Stephen Critchlow. Director Janet Whitaker


Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Director: Janet Whitaker
M's Skinner: Dorothy Tutin
Mr Skinner: Derek Waring
Millicent: Amanda Waring

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: London Particulars

A two-part Victorian detective thriller by John Peacock. With Todd Carty as Pip Shepherd and Elizabeth Spriggs as Dolly Jenks.
1: Young Kathleen Kelleher travels from Ireland to join her fiance in London. with Becky Hindley , Tina Gray ,
Elizabeth Mansfield , Matthew Morgan , Denys Hawthorne , David Timson , Keith Drinkel and John Hartley Pianist Neil Brand. Director David Blount


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Todd Carty
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs
Unknown: Dolly Jenks.
Unknown: Young Kathleen Kelleher
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Pianist: John Hartley
Pianist: Neil Brand.
Director: David Blount
Thomas Tedman: Charles Simpson
Kathleen Kelleher: Hilary Reynolds
Sarah Vermilloe: Linda Polan
Robert Vermilloe: Jonathan Adams
Toby: Peter Kenny
Ethel: Zulema Dene

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen.
Grotesque characters, quickfire jokes, snappy scenes: Anthony Horowitz talks about his books for children.
Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Anthony Horowitz
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Katie Walsh searches for a person of average intelligence.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Katie Walsh

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews film releases including John Travolta in Broken
Arrow and Al Pacino in City Hall. His studio guest is Ann Sophie Von Otter. Producer Anthony Denselow. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: John Travolta
Unknown: Ann Sophie von Otter.
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Short Story: Fred

By Mary Jones. Mavis and Gladys are interrupted by a surprise caller ... Read by Linda Polan.
Producer Andy Jordan. Rptd next Saturday


Unknown: Mary Jones.
Read By: Linda Polan.
Producer: Andy Jordan.

: PM

With Linda Lewis and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Good news for Elly May.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Science and Wonders

A five-part series in which
Russell Stannard explores where the worlds of science and faith meet.
2: God and Life. Has Darwin undermined the foundations of religion by showing that humans are not essentially different from animals? Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Russell Stannard
Producer: Norman Winter

: A Little Scandal Is an Excellent Thing

By Chrys Salt. The life of the 19th-century romantic novelist Ouida was as colourful as one of her novels.
Born in England with a French father, she died alone and penniless in Italy. with Denys Hawthorne. Patience Tomlinson . Tracy Wiles , David Timson. Roger May and Stephen Critchlow. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Chrys Salt.
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Unknown: Patience Tomlinson
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: David Timson.
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Ouida: Cheryl Campbell
Louise Rame: Olivier Pierre
Madame Rame: Zulema Dene

: The Easter Rising

Eighty years ago, during Easter 1916, militant Irish nationalists seized buildings in Dublin and proclaimed themselves the provisional government of an Irish Republic. Fintan O'Toole looks at the way the events of Easter 1916 were shaped. Producer Mary Price

: Costing the Earth

A place of bleak beauty and fragile ecology? Mark Whittaker looks at what man has made of the Durham
Producer Marie Helly. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Marie Helly.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

Alistair McGowan reads Rory MacLean 's story. Part 8. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Rory MacLean

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Seymour the Fractal Cat
A five-part comedy by Gary Parker. 1: Strange Attractors. Seymour, Jeremy Stone 's pet cat, begins talking. In fact, he won't shut up. with Robert Bathurst , Paul Bown , Nisha K Nayar , Julie Gibbs , Simon Greenall , Brian Bowles and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Jo Clegg
11.30 Paradise Lost in Space
Final part of Colin Swash 's comedy. Oblivio is now in the grip of an ice age. with Daniel Main. Lorelei King , Carla Mendonca and Ronnie Ancona. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Comedy By: Gary Parker.
Unknown: Jeremy Stone
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Paul Bown
Unknown: Nisha K Nayar
Unknown: Julie Gibbs
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Unknown: Colin Swash
Unknown: Daniel Main.
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Carla Mendonca
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona.
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt
Seymour: Greg Proops
Omni-Tec: John Hegley
Norman: Tony Robinson
Max: David Haig
Stella: Lousie Lombard
Macari: Michael Troughton

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

Paul Winfield reads Walter Mosley 's crime noir. Part 8.
For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Paul Winfield
Unknown: Walter Mosley

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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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