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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Jeremy Cherfas joins in the celebrations that made Austin, Minnesota, Spam-Town USA. Producer Ruth Kiely
* Face Behind the Voice: page 8


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

With Neelam Bakshi.


Unknown: Neelam Bakshi.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bill Westwood.


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Beyond a Boundary

By C L R James. 1: Trevor McDonald reads from the memoirs of the Trinidadian writer who was a zealous admirer of cricket and saw within the game's boundaries the possibility for perfect order in his own life. Abridged in five parts by Margaret Busby. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Reader: Trevor McDonald
Abridger: Margaret Busby.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: News

: North of Watford

Theme Park UK. In the last of three programmes, Sean Rafferty , in Belfast, and guests discuss the booming heritage business. Producer Kathleen Carragher


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Producer: Kathleen Carragher

: Big Bang

In the last of the series, Jez Nelson reports on screaming plants. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: Daily Service

This Day God Gives Me (Bunessan); Ephesians 3, w 14-21; God of Our Journeys (Haugen); Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte). Director of music Chris O'Hara.


Music: Chris O'Hara.

: On This Day

A look back at some of the events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Producer Tabitha Morgan
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Tabitha Morgan
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Woman's Hour

Who would you choose as "An Ideal Husband"? In another opportunity to hear the Woman's Hour Leapday debate, Colin Tudge , Brian Mathew , Tariq Ali and Raj Persaud argue the case for their chosen man. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Unknown: Brian Mathew
Unknown: Tariq Ali
Unknown: Raj Persaud
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary from the Oval on the final day's play in the Third Cornhill Test.
Plus at 1.00 The World at One as FM
3.45* News
For details see Saturday * Approximate times

: Fleshtones

The truth behind the racy image of the artist's model. Producer Murdo Macdonald


Producer: Murdo MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Dylan Winter.


Unknown: Dylan Winter.

: Brain of Britain 1996

Robert Robinson chairs the second semi-final - Midlands and East Anglia, North West of England and the North of England. Producer Richard Edis Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The One before the Last

Colin Firth stars as Rupert Brooke in Katherine Parker 's play about the English poet who died during the First World War. It explores one of his most enduring but complex relationships with women. Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Colin Firth
Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Katherine Parker
Director: Cherry Cookson
Ka Cox: Emma Piper
Mrs Brooke: Janet Henfrey
Francis Comford: Michael Tudor Barnes
Frances Comford: Susie Brann
Noel: Deborah Makepeace
Young Man: Jonathan Tafler
Statesman: Peter Howell

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.


: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees the first full-scale opera by Scottish composer James MacMillan , takes the pulse of Scottish ballet, and celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mendelssohn's Elijah. Producer Robyn Read. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: James MacMillan
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story: Holiday Memory

By Dylan Thomas. Read by Sion Probert. Producer Caroline Sarll Repeat


Unknown: Dylan Thomas.
Read By: Sion Probert.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Peter Hunt.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hunt.

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Lower Loxley gets the once-over. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Over the Counter

In the first of four programmes, Oliver Walston takes tea and cakes with cake-maker Meg Rivers. Revised


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Meg Rivers.

: The Monday Play: Song of a Bluefoot Man

A verse drama featuring the poetry of James Berry , adapted for performance by Sue Pomeroy and James Berry , starring Berry's odyssey through black culture from Jamaica to Florida and England is a cornucopia of Afro-Caribbean cultural delights and painful recollections. with Eddie Nestor and Angela Wynter. Director Alby James. Original music composed and directed by Keith Waithe


Unknown: James Berry
Unknown: Sue Pomeroy
Unknown: James Berry
Unknown: Eddie Nestor
Unknown: Angela Wynter.
Director: Alby James.
Directed By: Keith Waithe
Bluefoot: Oscar James
Janic: Adjoa Andoh
Mother Africa: Claire Benedict
Bob: Andrew Branch
Buddy: Burt Ceasar
Lucy: Dona Croll

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

The first of five episodes concluding Carter Brandon 's epic journey in the blood-red Beetle through Wales. With Stephen Thorne as Uncle Mort, Sam Kelly as Carter Brandon and Stuart Organ as the gentleman at the station. 1: A Shufti at the Valleys
Narrated by Christian Rodska. Written by Peter Tinniswood Producer Pete Atkin


Written By: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Gentleman at the station: Stuart Organ

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Enigma

Samuel West begins reading
Robert Harris 's acclaimed thriller, abridged in 12 parts by Neville Teller. Against the backdrop of the secret work of Government codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, a long-untold story begins to emerge. Producer Angela Dalton


Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Angela Dalton

: No Illusions

Francine Stock presents five late-night discussion programmes probing current controversial subjects.
4: Science, Technology and Democracy Is government becoming too dependent on scientific advice on policy-making? Producers Marina Salandy-Brown and Jane Beresford


Producers: Marina Salandy-Brown
Producers: Jane Beresford

: News

: The Late Book: Slaughterhouse-Five

By Kurt Vonnegut , abridged in ten parts by David Buck. Bob Sherman reads the sixth episode.
Producer Maurice Leitch Repeat


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown: David Buck.
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Producer: Maurice Leitch

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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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