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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Cardinal Basil Hume.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Better than Sex

Four writers celebrate a sensual experience that gives them pleasure. 3: Anna Pavord on the taste of pears. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: A Good Read

Sarah Dunant discusses favourite paperbacks with guests Darcus Howe and Gillian Slovo. Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Sun 7.30pm


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Darcus Howe
Unknown: Gillian Slovo.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: Daily Service

Guide me, 0 Thou great Redeemer
(Cwm Rhondda); Ruth 3, w 7-15; By gracious powers (Lloyd); You are my hiding place (Ledner). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: On This Day

On July 10th, 1946, the murder of an ex-Wren continues to dominate the headlines.
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Some of the country's leading new playwrights join Jenni Murray to discuss the challenges of writing for radio.
Serial: Shirley Williams : Snakes and Ladders, a Political Diary 3: Another EnglandFor details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Shirley Williams

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 28/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: No Commitments

As an introduction to the forthcoming new comedy drama about the lives of three sisters, a chance to hear three episodes from the first series.
2: Cracks in the Varnish. Charlotte's attempts at having a meaningful relationship seem doomed. with Peter Penry-Jones and Nicholas Murchie Written by Simon Brett. Theme music by Elizabeth Parker (BBC Radiophonic
Workshop). Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Peter Penry-Jones
Unknown: Nicholas Murchie
Written By: Simon Brett.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Nicola Pagett
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Delia: Maxine Audley
Roger: Stephen Moore
Malcolm: Robert Bathurst

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Legal Affairs

The final episode of the drama series about a firm of solicitors in a Warwickshire town. Two months have elapsed since the public hearing which will have far-reaching effects. with John Rowe , Michael N Harbour. Kim Durham. Terry Pearson and Rob Swinton. Written by Chris Thompson. Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Michael N Harbour.
Unknown: Kim Durham.
Unknown: Terry Pearson
Unknown: Rob Swinton.
Written By: Chris Thompson.
Director: Brian Lighthill
Colin Stafford: Graham Padden
Sarah Stafford: Nina Thomas
Natasha Bhandari: Meera Syal
Sanjeev: Ravi Kapoor
Helen Shepherd: Julia St John
James Shepherd: James Warrior
Tim Shepherd: Tom Aldwrincle
Laura Shepherd: Fiona Johnston
Rosalind Whittaker: Marian Kemmer

: Letters from Abroad

In the third of six letters by Veronica Cecil reflecting a visit to Pakistan, she investigates the tale of her cousin
Bill's murder in Islamabad, 50 years after the event.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Veronica Cecil
Producer: Carol Trewin

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan considers social responsibility.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Jim Carrey in his latest film, The Cable Guy, and Disney's new animated blockbuster, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Jim Carrey
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Short Story: My Mother and Her Sister

By Jane Rogers. Read by Joanna Monro. Producer Christine Boar


Unknown: Jane Rogers.
Read By: Joanna Monro.
Producer: Christine Boar

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain 1996

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Lynda is on a recruitment campaign. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Without Issue

Liz Lochead asks the growing number of "child-free" why they don't want to hear the patter of tiny feet. Producer Sarah Conkey


Unknown: Liz Lochead
Producer: Sarah Conkey

: Temper, Temper

Kati Whitaker examines the furor brevis (brief madness) when people lose their temper and talks to those who lash out and those on the receiving end. Producer Cathy Drysdale


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Grub's Up!

Is the world ready for cheesy mealworms, cricket lollipops and locust burgers? Joanna Pinnock takes an inside look at edible insects.
Producer Jan Castle


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker presents the environmental magazine.
Mountains. A look at human influence on mountain ecology, in the run-up to a UN conference on mountains.
Producer Sera LefroyOwen. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Sera Lefroyowen.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat at 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Two Words

Sandra Berkin reads the first of three short stories by Isabel Allende.
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. "She went under the name of Bella
Crepusculario.... she made a living selling words."
Producer Rosemary Watts Rpt


Unknown: Sandra Berkin
Stories By: Isabel Allende.
Translated By: Margaret Sayers Peden.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Kathmandu or Bust A six-part comedy by David Napthine and Mike Yeaman.
5: A Sticky Wicket. The travellers are in a mellow mood - until theirtruck is stolen. with Forbes Masson. Richard Ridings. Lolly Susi, Lyndam Gregory and Shiv Grewal Producer Lissa Evans


Comedy By: David Napthine
Comedy By: Mike Yeaman.
Unknown: Forbes Masson.
Unknown: Richard Ridings.
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory
Producer: Lissa Evans
Petra: Michelle Chadwick
Joan: Sarah Crowden
Simon: David Haig

: Twenty Players

A six-part album of forgotten sporting heroes.
1: Gentleman Jack Perkins Narrated by Desmond Lynam. Written by Simon Bullivant Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Jack Perkins
Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Written By: Simon Bullivant
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt

: The Shutlleworths

A six-part run of the comedy show featuring the world of aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth. 1: Wireless Wanderings. Written and performed by Graham Fellows , with a special appearance by Charlotte Green. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Songwriter: John Shuttleworth.
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Producer: Paul Schlesinger Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: The Sportswriter

By Richard Ford. Part 6. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Ford.

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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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