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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs. Producers Alasdair Cross , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Townley , Rector of All Saints, Stretford in Manchester.


Unknown: Peter Townley

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

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

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


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Dodwell Goes Native

Two programmes in which the intrepid adventurer Christina Dodwell packs her tent and her inquiring mind and sets out to explore a part of the planet rather closer to home than is usual for her - the heart of England. 1: What Price Civilisation ? Producer Simon Elmes. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Daily Service

Father, hear the prayer we offer (Gott Will's Machen); Mark 14, w 3-11;
Sweet perfume (Wimber); Christ is the world's light (Christe sanctorum).
Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: On This Day

A look back at the news on 16 July
1946. Britain pulls out of its military base in Cairo.
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Judy Leden , the first woman to hang-glide across the English Channel, talks to Jenni Murray about her flying career and the time she paraglided off the rim of an active volcano.
Serial: Shirley Williams : Snakes and Ladders, a Political Diary 7: Fog in the Channel For details see yesterday


Unknown: Judy Leden
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Shirley Williams

: Medicine Now

Two hundred years after Robert Burns' death, Geoff Watts investigates the misdiagnosis and sea-water treatment that eventually killed the poet.
Producer Sandy Raffan. Rptd Sun 10.15pm


Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Sandy Raffan.

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Cross Questioned

Caroline Quentin hosts the panel game loosely based on cryptic crosswords With team captains Toby Longworth and Richard Morton and guests Nick Revell and Francis Wheen. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Richard Morton
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Francis Wheen.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Song of the Whale

By Steve Henessey. Tom, a schoolboy, hatches a plan to run away from home to watch whales in their native waters.
But his plans go awry when he meets two sinister characters who compete for his friendship. with Robert Whelan and John Jardine Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Steve Henessey.
Unknown: Robert Whelan
Unknown: John Jardine
Director: Michael Fox
Tom: Guy Bingley
Robbo: Russell Parry

: Dancing for a Living

In the second of six conversations about the pleasures, pains and perils of the dance world, Lynne Walker talks to David Bintley , artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Lynne Walker
Artistic: David Bintley
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. A look at the Dalmatian holiday haunts which have been ravaged by civil war. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan sees Graham Vick direct a new production of Alban Berg 's Lulu at Glyndebourne, and reads a crime novel written by a probation officer.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Graham Vick
Unknown: Alban Berg
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: Short Story: Nan MacDonald's Gamble

By Hugh McMillan. Things look bleak when Nan MacDonald 's husband succumbs to Alzheimer's, but when he simultaneously develops a gift for prophecy, she attempts to exploit the situation to their mutual advantage.... Read by Mary Riggans.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Hugh McMillan.
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Mary Riggans.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: 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.
3: April 27th, 1925. The Ritz Hotel, Paris, France. Lorelei and Dorothy have left Piggie and Major Falcon back in London as there isn't anything else to learn there, whereas in Paris they can at least leam French. with Jamie Glover , John Hartley and Daniel Strauss. Director Tracey Neale Rpt


Unknown: Anita Loos
Unknown: Jeremy Front.
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Daniel Strauss.
Director: Tracey Neale
Lorelei: Annemarie Zola
Dorothy: Rebecca Front
Lady Beekman: Jilly Bond
Robert: Andre Maranne
Louis: Nicholas Boulton

: News

: The Archers

Brian cannot refuse.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

With Jonathan Rugman.
Producer Sharon Keatley. Rptd Sat 5.00pm


Unknown: Jonathan Rugman.
Producer: Sharon Keatley.

: 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 Michael Nangla. PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours). FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: in.living.colour@bh.bbc.co.uk


Producer: Michael Nangla.

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Merry Muse

By Eric Linklater.
2: Max Arbuthnot 's married daughter pays a visit to her old lover - Highland poet Yacky Doo.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Eric Linklater.
Unknown: Max Arbuthnot
Unknown: Yacky Doo.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15 am

: The Words to Say It

A four-part journey through black women's literature.
2: Horror Stories: a Different Version of the Genre. From 18th-century slave narratives to Toni Morrison 's celebrated recent novel Beloved, black writers have managed to describe the effects of slavery and racism on their lives. Readers Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James Rpt


Unknown: Toni Morrison
Readers: Lachele Carl
Readers: Dona Croll
Readers: Alibe Parsons
Producer: Alby James Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: The Sportswriter

By Richard Ford. Part 10. For details see yesterday


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.

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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