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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Rachel Dobie.


Unknown: Rachel Dobie.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Diary of a Nobody

By George and Weedon Grossmith. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Weedon Grossmith.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Street

A series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 4:Mansfield Crescent, Armthorpe, South Yorkshire. Tony Wilkinson visits a 1920s mining village that survived the miners' strike but had to face up to pit closures in 1992. Now, with the pit set to re-open, only a handful of miners remain. Producer Tony Wilkinson


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Tony Wilkinson

: Daily Service

Eternal Light, Shine in My Heart
(0 Waly Waly); Kings 3, w 5-15a; Master, Speak! Thy Servant Heareth
(Whitbourn); Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak (Herongate). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: On This Day

The news from 21 August 1946: the King honours Odette Churchill for her work with the French Resistance. For details see Monday


Unknown: Odette Churchill

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Gail Foley. As Mencap celebrates its half century, Karen Deco looks back on 50 years of changing attitudes.
Serial: Saint Patrick's DaughterFinal part.
For details see Monday


Introduced By: Gail Foley.
Unknown: Karen Deco

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 34/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: No Commitments

Asix-part comedy-drama series about the lives of three sisters, starring
Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria, Celia Imrie as Charlotte and James Greene as Eddie.
5: Not a Leg to Stand On. Anna's broken leg makes her an unwilling recipient of Victoria's bedside manner. Written by Simon Brett Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: James Greene
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Ann Jobson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Forest Tales

The last of a three-part drama by Colin Haydn Evans.
In the mysterious Forest of Lussac, five travellers fleeing plague and war tell tales to dispel the night shadows. But someone else is listening. 3: The Story of Melusine
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Alison Hindell
Melusine: Manon Edwards
Dame Ghislane: Christine Pritchard
Joan: Nia Davies
Constance: Eluned Jones
Guy: John Webb
Gerard: Michael Povey
Raymond: Geraint Owen

: From Their Own Correspondent

The third of six programmes in which writers and journalists send letters home offering their personal views on contemporary life in Britain.
Producer Tony Phillips Revised repeat


Producer: Tony Phillips

: The Afternoon Shift

Brian Sibley explores the timeless appeal of children's fantasy, from
Sesame Street to Wallace and Gromit.


Unknown: Brian Sibley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini watches the Whiteoak Dance Project featuring
Mikhail Baryshnikov , and reviews the week's new film releases.
Producer Matthew Dodd. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Producer: Matthew Dodd.

: Short Story: A Dog for All Seasons

By Lily Herzberg. Tex, a lovable Alsatian, dominates the household. This is his story. Read by Fiona Ramsey. Producer Andy Jordan


Unknown: Lily Herzberg.
Read By: Fiona Ramsey.
Producer: Andy Jordan

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain 1996

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Guilty until proven innocent. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Sounds of Sirens

From Homer to Hollywood and from fairy tales to feminism, Fiona Shaw muses on the myth of the mermaid. Producer Anne Tyley


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Anne Tyley

: Tales from the Wildside

In the second of four programmes, Fergus Keeling explores the challenges, issues and dilemmas of wildlife film-making with three top cameramen.
Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: 0-20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

In the last of four programmes, round-the-world yachtsman Mike Golding looks at the only real wilderness left on earth, the deep sea. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Mike Golding

: Costing the Earth

Last of the series of the environmental magazine, with Mark Whittaker.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Book at Bedtime: Washington Square

By Henry James. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Henry James.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 New series My Life as a Car Phil Daniels stars in a new six-part comedy by Mark Wallington.
1: As Barry Harris drives down the road of life, we meet his first love, Lucy. And the car that took him on that part of the journey? A two-tone blue Rover 100. With Chris Jury, Chris Emmett, Sally Grace ,
Sarah Parkinson , Joanne Brookes , Sally Phillips and Toby Longworth. Producer John Rolph
11.30 Desmond Olivier Dingle 's
Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare by Desmond Olivier Dingle A six-part comedy series on the wonderful world of Shakespeare, featuring the Royal Dingle Company and special guest stars.
1: Richard E Grant 's guide to Shakespearean comedy. with Richard E Grant as himself. Written by Patrick Barlow
Producer Liz Anstee Repeat


Unknown: Phil Daniels
Comedy By: Mark Wallington.
Unknown: Barry Harris
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Joanne Brookes
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Toby Longworth.
Producer: John Rolph
Producer: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Richard E Grant
Unknown: Richard E Grant
Written By: Patrick Barlow
Producer: Liz Anstee
Desmond Olivier Dingle: Patrick Barlow
Bernard: Robert Austin
Maurice: Duncan Preston
Beryl: Mossie Smith
Kevin: Kevin Allen

: News

: The Late Book: Slaughterhouse-Five

By Kurt Vonnegut. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut.

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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.

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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