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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Father John McCullagh.


Unknown: Father John McCullagh.

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: A Retiring Fellow

Winebar philosopher William Donaldson is about to retire. He continues his four-part quest for a suitable haven.
3: Tuscany. Donaldson does his best to avoid John Mortimer. Producer Andrew Johnston


Unknown: William Donaldson
Unknown: John Mortimer.
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: Daily Service

Good Christians all, rejoice and sing! (Vulpius); 1 Corinthians 15, w 51-57, But thanks be to God (Handel); Christ triumphant, ever reigning (Guiting power). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

164: The Suicide of Castlereagh For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Janet Leigh , star of Psycho, tells Jenni Murray about her first novel. Serial: Anita and Me (7) For details see Monday


Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 16/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

Presented by Lesley Riddoch.


Presented By: Lesley Riddoch.

: Chambers

A five-part sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of banisters.
1: Forecourt Buildings is not a top-flight set of chambers, but John Fuller Carp , the Machiavellian head of chambers, is determined to become a QC.
Written by Clive Coleman. with Gavin Muir , John Baddeley , Alex Lowe and Jane Whittenshaw. Producer Paul Schlesinger
# See This Week: page 10


Unknown: John Fuller Carp
Written By: Clive Coleman.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
John Fuller Carp: John Bird
Hilary Tripping: James Fleet
Ruth Quirke: Lesley Sharp
Vince: Jonathan Kydd

: 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.
2: A Bow Street runner and a Peeler investigate the murder of an Earl.
With Todd Carty as Pip Shepherd and Charles Simpson as Thomas Tedman. with Peter Kenny , Becky Hindley , Tina Gray ,
Elizabeth Mansfield. Matthew Morgan , Denys Hawthorne and David Timson. Pianist Neil Brand. Director David Blount


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

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen. Aidan Macfarlane , head of the National
Adolescent and Student Health Unit, and journalist Maureen Freely took at books which inform children about drug abuse. Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Presented By: Aidan MacFarlane
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Exorcising Ghosts. Boy George cannot shake off the legacy of Culture Club.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees two new releases - Twelve Monkeys, Terry Gilliam 's futuristic new fantasy film about time travel, and Smoke, written by Paul Auster , starring Harvey Keitel and set in a Brooklyn cigar store.
Producer Celia Toynbee. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Written By: Paul Auster
Unknown: Harvey Keitel
Producer: Celia Toynbee.

: Short Story: Hilda's Lark

By Michael Carson. The Reverend Grout finds a rusty nail. Read by David Timson. Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Rptd next Saturday


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Read By: David Timson.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Janet's big day.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Science and Wonders

A five-part series in which
Russell Stannard , Professor of Physics at the Open University, and a Christian, explores the worlds of science and faith. 3: God and the Mind. As we learn more about the brain, is there any room left for the religious language of the spirit? Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Russell Stannard
Producer: Norman Winter

: Noël Coward - from His Diaries

For the last 30 years of his life, Noël Coward set aside time to write up his own thoughtful commentary on the ways of the world. In the first of three programmes, Simon Cadell reads extracts from the diaries on the theme of England and Englishness. Graham Payn , Noël Coward's companion, provides some explanatory notes. Edited and introduced byTonyStaveacre. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Graham Payn
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Key Witness .

In the first of three conversations with Alan Watson , diplomat Sir Frank Roberts recalls his involvement with British foreign policy in Europe from 1930-68. 1: Dealing with the Dictators Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Sir Frank Roberts
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Costing the Earth

A look at the ambiguous relationship between Greens and technology. Presented by Mark Whittaker.
Producer Marie Helly. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Presented By: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Marie Helly.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Devil's Own Work

By Alan Judd.
3: What is controlling Edward's work? For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Judd.

: Late Night Opening: Seymour the Fractal Cat

A five-part comedy adventure by Gary Parker.
2: Fractal Infinity. Omni Tec and Seymour fail to "finish Jeremy off". with Robert Bathurst, Paul Bown, Nisha K Nayar, Julie Gibbs, Simon Greenall, Brian Bowles and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Gary Parker.
Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Paul Bown
Unknown: Julie Gibbs.
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Bnan Bowles
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Jo Clegg
: Seymour Gregproops
OmniTec: John Hegley

: We Know Everything

A six-part series taking on the questions that How Do They Do That? didn't dare answer.
1: Written and hosted by Dan Gaster and Paul Powell. With Simon Godley , Clare Cathcart and Martin Hyder. Producer Phil Clarke Rpt


Unknown: Dan Gaster
Unknown: Paul Powell.
Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Clare Cathcart
Unknown: Martin Hyder.
Producer: Phil Clarke Rpt

: Elastic Planet

In this six-part comedy of connections by Ben Moor , narrator Oliver Postgate hops through a stream of bizarre events. 1: The Babies. With Miriam Margolyes , Dan Strauss , Kerry Shale ,Michael Simkins and Gary Waldhorn. Producer Jon Naismith Rpt


Narrator: Ben Moor
Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Dan Strauss
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Late Book: Kitchen

By Banana Yoshimoto.
3: Tragedy hits the Tanabe household. For details see Monday


Unknown: Banana Yoshimoto.

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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.

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