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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 Canon Jane Sinclair.


Unknown: Canon Jane Sinclair.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Anna Ford.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: My Name Escapes Me

Written and read by Sir Alec Guinness. 2: July-October 1995 For details see yesterday


Read By: Sir Alec Guinness.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

A topical discussion.
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Inside Chequers

Norma Major takes Helen Fraser for a tour of the Prime Minister's country residence. En route, we discover the difficulties of finding a bed big enough for Boris Yeltsin; why Baroness Thatcher loved Chequers for its custard, and why President Clinton visited with a helicopter full of armoured cars. This is the first time programme-makers have ever been allowed behind the scenes at Chequers, and the result is a unique insight into the history and working routine of a house that has been home to 14 prime ministers to date. Producer John Byrne Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Helen Fraserfora
Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Producer: John Byrne

: Daily Service

Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket); Proverbs 30, vv 5-9; The Lord's Prayer (Howells); Lord of All Hopefulness (Slane). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Director of Music: James Whitbourn.

: On This Day

A look back at the headlines from exactly 50 years ago today. For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to soap superstar and blockbuster author Joan Collins about fighting the book deal that nearly toppled her.
Serial: Anna Karenina. Read by Juliet Stevenson and abridged in 25 parts by Doreen Estall (12). For details see yesterday


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Anna Karenina.
Read By: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Doreen Estall

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare talks to Tim Lott , author of a moving account of his mother's suicide, and explores the psychological state of Britain's farming community in the light of BSE. Producer Nick Utechin
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Talks: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Tim Lott
Producer: Nick Utechin

: You and Yours

Reports on consumer and social issues.

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies with the programme about words and the way we speak. 5: The Most Super Fab Programme in the World - Ever! Super superlatives and the rise of the absolutely fabulous adjective. And how do the political parties manifest their promises? Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

With John Walsh and Sue Limb. Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh

: Just the Part

Rodney Milnes talks to six opera singers about their favourite roles. 5: Soprano Barbara Bonney talks about singing the role of Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Producer Gwen Hughes


Talks: Rodney Milnes
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan with guests, topical discussions and the story of a group of Asian women who cross divides of language and religion. 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 reads Peter Ackroyd 's novel Milton in America, about a fictitious journey made by Cromwell's secretary. Also,
Humphrey Carpenter 's history of Radio 3. Producer Erika Wright
Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: The Visitor

By Alex Barr. Edith pretends to be someone else in order to get a visitor. What's a small deception when you're old and lonely in a hospital bed? Read by Elizabeth Bailey. Producer Melanie Harris


Unknown: Alex Barr.
Read By: Elizabeth Bailey.
Producer: Melanie Harris

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: England's Glory

A comedy in six parts by Janey Preger.
2: Morgan Jeffries wants to clear the skeletons out of the local church to make way for a themed hotel. There are also a few in his cupboard which could do with airing.
Producer Richard Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Janey Preger.
Producer: Richard Wilson
Morgan Jeffries: Keith Barron
Angela Jeffries: Lynda Baron
Henrietta: Joan Sims
Charlie Burrows: Sam Kelly
Kevin: David Holt
Stacey: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Bill: Keith Marsh
Alice: Tina Gray
Christine: Jane Dolamore
Greg Grimes: Brian Bowles

: News

: The Archers

Richard's spirits are dampened. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker reports on major issues at home and abroad. Producer Kim Barrington
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Kim Barrington

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The Network

Alun Lewis presents a new series of the programme which cuts through to the heart of the information revolution.
Producer Toby Murcott
E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Toby Murcott

: 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.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: The Nation's Favourite Poems

The second of five programmes in which John Nettles , Siobhan Redmond , Greg Wise and Emma Fielding read a selection from the nation's top 50 poems. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Greg Wise

: Mediumwave

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

: On the Ropes

When a business genius made a private joke public it cost him his high street empire. John Humphrys asks Gerald Ratner why he did it. Producer Malcolm Love Repeat


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Gerald Ratner
Producer: Malcolm Love

: News

: The Late Book: Amongst Women

By John McGahern. 2: Rose's pursuit. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John McGahern.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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