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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Nigel Wright.


Unknown: Dr Nigel Wright.

: Today

With John Humphrys and 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 FeNew

William Donaldson is about to retire. Here he concludes his four-part quest for a suitable haven.
Marbella. Retired gangster "Mad"
Frankie Fraser is Donaldson's guide to the Costa del Say-No-More. Producer Andrew Johnston


Unknown: William Donaldson
Unknown: Frankie Fraser
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: Day Service

Tell out my soul (Woodlands); Luke 1, w 46-55; Kyrie Eleison (Page-Clark) All who claim the faith of Jesus
(Westminster Abbey). Director of music Mark Goggins.


Music: Mark Goggins.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
169: The Death of George IV and the First Reform Act
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Acute exhaustion, loss of concentration, and severe muscle pain - familiar symptoms to sufferers from ME which now seem to be experienced by a growing number of children.
Karen Deco reports. Short story: The Garden of the Villa Mollini. Concluding part. For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Karen Deco
Unknown: Villa Mollini.

: Gardners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 17/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

Presented by Lesley Riddoch.


Presented By: Lesley Riddoch.

: Chambers

Clive Coleman 's five-part sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.
2: The Right to Silence. Hostilities between John and Ruth have intensified. with Geoff McGivem and Peter Serafinowicz Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Geoff McGivem
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
John FullerCarp: John Bird
Hilary Tripping: James Fleet
Ruth Quirke: Lesley Sharp
Vince/Priestland: Jonathan Kydd

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Miss Dynamite

By Guy Fithen. Christopher Cazenove stars as 1930s sleuth
Norman Conquest and Bonnie Langford as his partner Pixie in the first of a two-part crime-solving thriller. with Lyndam Gregory , Anthony Jackson and Gavin Muir. Music by Robert Rigby.
Director Adrian Bean. A Mr Punch production


Unknown: Guy Fithen.
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Gavin Muir.
Music By: Robert Rigby.
Director: Adrian Bean.
Williams: Richard Davtes
Livingstone: Colin Spaull
Primrose: Linda Regan
Trevor: John Woodvine

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen.
Jill Burridge traces the history of pop-up books and assesses their place in children's literature.
Producer Jill Burridge


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

: The Afternoon Shift


: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Ian McKelten in the film of Richard III , set in the 1930s, and talks to Kevin Brownlow about his book on David Lean. Plus reviews of the new George Michael album.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Ian McKelten
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: David Lean.
Unknown: George Michael
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: The leal Novel

By Gillian Tindall. A young novelist is chosen to represent her country in a competition. Read by Nina Wadia.
Producer Angela Daiton. Rptd next Sunday


Unknown: Gillian Tindall.
Read By: Nina Wadia.
Producer: Angela Daiton.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Herald the new arrival.
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. 4: WhatKind of God?What do scientists who are Christians believe about God's dealings with time and space? Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Russell Stannard
Producer: Norman Winter

: Noel Coward ― from His Diaries

In the second of three programmes, Simon Cadell reads further extracts from Noël Coward's journals. With a commentary by Graham Payn. Edited and introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Simon Cadell
Commentary By: Graham Payn.
Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Key Witness: 2: Working with the Democrats

Following last week's personal memories of Stalin and Khrushchev in the first of three conversations with Alan Watson, diplomat Sir Frank Roberts now looks back on his time with Churchill, Ernest Bevin and others. Producer Nick Utechin


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

: Costing the Earth

Absentee landlords, sporting estates and the shadow of history are all creating a Scottish desert, according to environmentalists who want to repopulate the Scottish Highlands with the rural Scot. Mark Whittaker asks whether a larger rural population would transform Scotland.
Producer Marie Helly. Rptd Sunday 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: A Shropshire Lad

By A E Housman. Part 3. For details see Monday

: Late Night Opening Seymour the Fractal Cat

A five-part comedy adventure by Gary Parker.
3: Simplexity. Jeremy thinks Omni Tec is responsible for making Seymour talk. 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: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Seymour: Greg Proops
Omni Tec: John Hegley

: We Know Everything

A six-part series tackling the questions no-one else can be bothered to ask.
2: Written and hosted by Dan Gaster and Paul Powell. With Simon Godley , Clare Cathcart and Martin Hyder. Producer Phil Clarke


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

: Elastic Planet

A six-part comedy of connections by Ben Moor , in which Oliver Postdate talks the listener through a maze of events. 2: The Train. With Miriam Margolyes , Dan Strauss , Kerry Shale ,
Michael Troughton , Ben Moor and Neil Mullarkey. Producer Jon Naismith Rpt


Unknown: Ben Moor
Talks: Oliver Postdate
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Dan Strauss
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Late Book: Lipstick on the Most

By Aidan Mathews. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Aidan Mathews.

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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