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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 Dafydd Owen.


Unknown: Dafydd Owen.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (0171)[number removed]

A topical discussion.
Producer Anne Peacock. LINES OPEN 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Daily Service

Through all the changing scenes of life (Wiltshire); Psalm 55, w 1-8, 22-23; 0 for the wings of a dove (Mendelssohn); What a friend we have in Jesus (Converse). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Six travellers' tales.
5: Kenya. The game parks of Kenya are renowned for their teeming herds of animals, but there are other parks which receive scant attention. These are the marine parks, whose diversity of life depends on preserving the coral reefs. Marine biologist Maggie Watson reports on how the Kenyan Wildlife Service is trying to maintain a balance which serves local fishermen as well as the eco-tourist industry. Producer Neil Walker. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Unknown: Maggie Watson
Producer: Neil Walker.

: Five Western Philosophers

A five-part anthology of Western thought. 2: Erasmus. Anthony Hyde reads from In Praise of Folly. Producer Tim Dee Rpt


Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Producer: Tim Dee Rpt

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. They shocked all London with their bloomers, thick socks and cloth caps. Philippa Dolley looks back on a century of women gardeners at Kew. Serial: Letters from Prague (9) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Philippa Dolley

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care from the research laboratory to the GP's surgery.
Producer John Watkins. Rptd Sun 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: John Watkins.

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees for the last in the series are Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Denis Norden , Sandi Toksvig and Polly Toynbee. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Reader: Polly Toynbee.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Sad

By Sheila Goff. Twenty-five years ago today, Kay quit as "Honey Sweet K J
Jones" and exchanged country singing stardom for a company car. Now she is visited by the all-too-familiar Jay - the original rhinestone cowgirl.
Song by Sheila Goff and Polly Hewett performed by Alice Arnold , Polly Hewett and Margo Sagov. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Sheila Goff.
Unknown: Sheila Goff
Unknown: Polly Hewett
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Polly Hewett
Unknown: Margo Sagov.
Director: David Hunter
Kay: Sheila Hancock
Jay: Alice Arnold
Adrian: Sean Baker

: Striking Chords

In the last in the series, Sarah Ward invites jazz vocalist Claire Martin ,
Jamaican composer Eleanor Alberga and folk rock guitarist
Richard Thompson to argue their personal tastes in music. Producer Jane Jeffes


Unknown: Sarah Ward
Unknown: Claire Martin
Unknown: Eleanor Alberga
Guitarist: Richard Thompson
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan introduces an hour of features and topical debate. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Daire Brehan
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads Nik Cohn 's novel Need, set in a New York on the brink of the apocalypse, and investigates those books that we all leave unread by our bedsides.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Nik Cohn
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Short Story: The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

By Sean O'Faolain. A Dublin housewife becomes romantically inspired by the celebrated film star. Read by Ger Ryan. Producer Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Sean O'Faolain.
Read By: Ger Ryan.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By Anita Loos , dramatised in four episodes by Jeremy Front.
1: March 16, 1925. New York, the United States of America. Lorelei Lee and a gentleman friend are dining at the Ritz when he suggests that she should keep a diary, because a girl ought to do something else with her brains besides think....
Director Tracey Neale Rpt


Unknown: Anita Loos
Unknown: Jeremy Front.
Unknown: Lorelei Lee
Director: Tracey Neale
Lorelei: Anne Mariezola
Dorothy: Rebecca Front
Lulu: Vivienne Rochester
Gus Eisman: Ed Bishop
Gerry: David Collings
Lord Cooksleigh: Andrew Branch
Major Falcon: Maurice Denham
Steward: Paul Jenkins

: News

: The Archers

Domestic upheaval at Blossom Hill Cottage.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Julian O'Halloran.
Producer Jim Hackett. Rptd Saturday 5.00pm


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.
Producer: Jim Hackett.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: In Living Colour

Trevor Phillips presents the magazine highlighting issues relating to black and Asian people in Britain and beyond. Producer Virginia Crompton
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: in.living.colour@bh.bbc.co.uk


Producer: Virginia Crompton

: In Touch

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


Presenter: Tony Barringer
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Paula

Isabel Allende 's fascinating story, as told to her daughter Paula during the interminable hours spent at her bedside after she fell into a coma. Part 2.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Isabel Allende

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Knowing Their Place

Fun and Games. How did an 18th-century infant develop its coordination skills without a computer game console? In the last programme of the series on the history of child rearing, Rosalind Miles looks at how children of the past spent their free time. Producer Lucy Lunt Rpt


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Producer: Lucy Lunt Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: The Comfort of Strangers

By Ian McEwan. Final part. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

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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.

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