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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Elizabeth Templeton.


Unknown: Elizabeth Templeton.

: Today

With Anna Ford and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

: Vice or Virtue

Mark Lawson , journalist Ann Leslie , environmentalist Jonathon Porritt , feminist Bea Campbell, novelist A N
Wilson and special guests re-examine traditional vices and virtues in their modern guise.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Producer: David Coomes

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen discusses favourite paperbacks with guests gardeners Ursula Buchan and Bob Flowerdew. Producer Felicity Goodall. Rptd Sun 7.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Ursula Buchan
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew.
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: Daily Service

God is working his purpose out
(Purpose); Ephesians 1, w 3-6, 11-14; We wait for Thy loving kindness (McKie); King of glory, King of peace (Gwalchmai). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

199: The Cutty Sark , Dickens, Education and Stanley For details see Monday


Unknown: Cutty Sark

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Heat Wave (7) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 23/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Are You from the Bugle?

A six-part sitcom set in Butterthwaite's local newspaper office. Written by John Gradwell. 3: Rovers Return
With Dean Williamson , Rachel Atkins , Mark Gatiss and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Kathy Smith


Written By: John Gradwell.
Unknown: Dean Williamson
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Kathy Smith
Bert: Jeffrey Holland
Graham: Robert Beck
Arnold: David Ryall
Brenda: Frances Jeater
Vicky: Sue Devaney

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Way

The last of a series of three plays. The Gypsy Kings. By Sue Teddern. One package holiday. Two couples. Three's a crowd?
Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Pauline: Anita Dobson
Claire: Lisa Coleman
Geoff: Alex Norton
Stewart: Douglas Henshall
Eddie: John Hartley
Donna: Colleen Prenderghast
Salvador: Christopher Pavlo
Barbara: Zulema Dene
Waiter: Robert Harper

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen.
Paul Jennings , the cult Australian author of quirky short stories, is now Uncovered -the title of his new book.


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Presented By: Paul Jennings

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Girl 6, the new
Spike Lee film, and talks to
John Baxter about his new biography of film director Steven Spielberg. Producer Fiona Bailey
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Spike Lee
Unknown: John Baxter
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Short Story: One Call Is All It Takes

A grisly suicide, some amateur sleuthing and ABBA's greatest hits come together in Pauline Masurel 's darkly humorous story.
Read by Stephen Critchlow. Producer Tabitha Duncan


Unknown: Pauline Masurel
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Tabitha Duncan

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Brain of Britain 1996

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Richard is in the dog house. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints. Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: Your Place or Mine?

An international documentary series. 5: Catfish Culture. The catfish has been portrayed as a monster by Mark Twain. It can often weigh so much that fishermen are wary of landing the fish and is best caught by hand. Deep in the Mississippi, the men who hunt them, the women who make a living gutting them and the man who tastes them, explain the nature of the catfish. Producer Dan Collison
Series editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Mark Twain.
Producer: Dan Collison
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: A Nest of Singing Birds

When Christopher Matthewjoined an advertising agency in 1964, he found a world where every other copywriter had a play, a novel or a poetry collection on the go alongside their vital creative work on coffee, shampoo and paint. Prompted by the recollections of Fay Weldon , David Puttnam , William Trevor , John Bowen and others, he looks back with fondness at this cross-fertilisation. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Christopher Matthewjoined
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: John Bowen
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: A Many-Faceted Thing

A four-part investigation into the enigma of human memory.
1: Memory - the Territory, Is memory like a video recorder? Or more like a computer? And why does it let you down so in pub quizzes? Joy Hendry discovers that while writers instinctively know how to use it, scientists are only now beginning to unlock some of its inner secrets.
Producer Anne McNaught. Rptd Sun 9.30pm # See This Week: page 11


Producer: Anne McNaught.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: Bookshop

By Penelope Fitzgerald.
8: Lolita brings in a surge of sales but problems too.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald.

: Late Night Opening A Square of One's

11.00 Own
Final part of Ivan Shakespeare 's comedy series parodying the life and times of the Bloomsbury Group.
A Study in Hysteria. With Matthew Bell , Joanna Brookes , Chris Emmett , Sally Grace , Nick Hardy , Stanley Kowalski , Toby Longworth and Sarah Parkinson. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Ivan Shakespeare
Unknown: Matthew Bell
Unknown: Joanna Brookes
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Nick Hardy
Unknown: Stanley Kowalski
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: First Impressions

Pete McCarthy chairs the panel game for impressionists with Alistair McGowan , Steve Nallon , and guests Enn Reitel and Jessica Martin.
Producer Sioned Wiliam Rpt


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Jessica Martin.
Producer: Sioned Wiliam Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: The Last Girl

By Penelope Evans. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Evans.

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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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