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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Patrick Baker.


Unknown: Patrick Baker.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Christina Odone.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Odone.

: Family Life - Birth, Death and the Whole Damn Thing

By Elizabeth Luard.
2: Cats, Rabbits and Other Home Comforts
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Elizabeth Luard.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (017115804444

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


Producer: Anne Peacock.

: A Night at the Opera

Lesley Garrett goes behind the scenes at the London Coliseum to introduce the people who make up her working life backstage at the English National Opera. Producer Miriam Akhtar Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: Daily Service

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Posten); Genesis 2, w 15-17 and 3, w
17-19; Since by Man Came Death
(Handel); Forth in Thy Name (Angel's
Song). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: On This Day

A look back at the headlines 50 years ago today. At the start of the hop-picking season, more that 7,000
Londoners scurry to the fields of Kent for some hard work and fun. And
Marlene Dietrich , the original blonde bombshell, seems to be taking food rationing just too far: she has been advised by American government medical advisers to put on 20 pounds. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. The poet Grace Nichols celebrates her roots, her past and her poetry.
Serial: Anna Karenina. Read by Juliet Stevenson and abridged in 25 parts by Doreen Estall (2). For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Grace Nichols
Unknown: Anna Karenina.
Read By: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Doreen Estall

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports. Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies with the programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Big Worms, Little Worms and Just Worms. The lingua franca of linguine or the alphabetti of spaghetti, and a new theory on the ageing of the voice. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jane Ray

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

John Walsh from the Independent returns with the programmme dedicated to books and their readers. This week, a short history of reading. Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh

: Just the Part

Rodney Milnes talks to six opera singers about their favourite roles. 3: Tenor Dennis O'Neill talks about singing Gustavus in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Talks: Rodney Milnes
Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan and guests with topical discussion and feature stories from around the country.
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Daire Brehan
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reads After Hannibal, the latest novel from Booker Prize winner
Barry Unsworth. Plus a review of the David Nash exhibition at Leeds. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Barry Unsworth.
Unknown: David Nash
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Short Story: Someone Suitable

By Leila Keys. Mala's comfortable domesticity is challenged when her old and glamorous school friend,
Paru, comes to stay. But is Paru's life as happy as she makes out? Read by Sudha Bhuchar.
Producer Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Leila Keys.
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith

: PM

With Nigel Wrench and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: A Whole New Ball Game

The last in the series by Martin Davies. Violence and bruised limbs are not the only unfortunate consequences of an ill-advised meeting between St Andrew 's 1st XI and Kingsway Industrial Estate Celtic. 6: The Friendly
Producer Richard Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Martin Davies.
Unknown: St Andrew
Producer: Richard Wilson
Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce
Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson
Andy: Mark Straker
Janet: Nicola Buckingham
Guy: Henry Woolley
Mr Plant: Peter Serafinowicz

: News

: The Archers

Elizabeth investigates.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell with four portraits of contemporary family life.
3: The Joneses of Milford Haven
Richard Jones thoroughly approves of his ex-wife's partner and wants them to marry. But Henry VIII says they can't.
Producers Celia Quantrill and Ronni Davis Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Richard Jones
Unknown: Henry Viii
Producers: Celia Quantrill
Producers: Ronni Davis

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: Being American

The last of the series in which
Simon Parkes talks to citizens who are still committed to the American dream.
What identifies America beyond the cliches of Coca-Cola, Disney and Hollywood? Simon Parkes finds out. Producer Sheila Dillon


Talks: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Eleanor Garland
PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Enigma

By Robert Harris. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Harris.

: Mediumwave

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

: Mirrored in Music

Fiveth of a six-part series in which international musicians choose and discuss music describing the character and spirit of their native countries. This week, the Armenian violinist Levon Chilingirian. Producer Gwen Hughes Repeat


Violinist: Levon Chilingirian.
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: News

: The Late Book: Some Kind of Black

By Diran Adebayo. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Diran Adebayo.

About this project

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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