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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With James Naughtie at the Liberal Democrat's Conference in Brighton and John Humphrys in London.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Eric James.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Eric James.

: The Swiss Family Perelman

By SJ Perelman.
3: Fifteen Dutch on a Red Man's Chest For details see Monday

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest Richard Hoggart. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Hoggart.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Return to Sender

It's a Bat's Life The third of six audio letters. Author and journalist Auberon Waugh hates all bats and strongly objects to their protected status. But conservationist and writer John Burton has an altogether different view. Producer Jacci Parry


Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: John Burton
Producer: Jacci Parry

: Daily Service

0 Jesus, I Have Promised
(Wolvercote); Luke 12, w 22-31; Do Not Be Afraid (Markland); I Want to Serve the Purpose of God (Altrogge). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: On This Day

The news from exactly 50 years ago. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray celebrates the culmination of the 50th anniversary
Best of Health bus tour with highlights of a journey from Surrey to Stornaway, covering everything from breast cancer to birth choices.
Serial: Anna Karenina (18) For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anna Karenina

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 39/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Masala FM

The fourth of a six-part drama series by Meera Syal. Masala's celebration of Asian stars is overshadowed by a call from Prince Charles. Or is it?
Starring Meera Syal , Nina Wadia , Nitin Sawheny and Sanjeev Bhaskar. Music by Nitin Sawhney Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Meera Syal.
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Nitin Sawheny
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Music By: Nitin Sawhney
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

Nick Clarke with the Liberal Democrats in Brighton and James Cox in London.


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Presenter: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Cinderella D-Day

By Julia Stoneham. The second of a three-part story about Land Army girls during the Second World War. With Samantha Bond as Alice Todd.
Producer Tracey Neale


Unknown: Julia Stoneham.
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Alice Todd.
Producer: Tracey Neale
Rose: June Barrie
Georgina: Louise Lombard
Christopher: Adrian Lukis
Taffy: Elaine Claxton
Marian: Becky Hindley
Winnie: Deborah McAndrew
Annie: Tilly Vosburgh
Martha: Rachel Lewis
Mabel: Cathy Murphy
Ferdie: Bill Wallis
Roger: Ioan Meredith
Edward-John: Sam Collings
James: David Jarvis
Dave: Dominic Taylor
Margery: Tessa Worsley
Beryl: Janet Maw
Joan: Elaine Pyke
Kiwi: Joanna Monro

: The New Recruit

A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes. 2: Bus Drivers Producer Lucy Lunt Revised repeat

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan presents Fresh Air, the showcase for new radio talent.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees the film version of Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli and reports from the set of Jude. Producer Erika Wright
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Directed By: Franco Zeffirelli
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: Defying the Tiger

By Nick Timmons.
Read by Neville Jason.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Nick Timmons.
Read By: Neville Jason.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Peter Hunt.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hunt.

: The Labour Exchange

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Sid completes the team. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints. Editor Graham Ellis
Repeated tomorrow at 9.05am
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Probe

Repeated from Sunday 4.15pm

: Calling to Mind

Pensioners at the Age Exchange theatre in Blackheath are staging a show created from improvisations based on their memories.
Cheryl Armitage reports on how this type of "remembering" session is being used increasingly as a therapy. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: Companion to the Cosmos

The last of the series in which
John Gribbin explores scientific conundrums. 5: The Comet's Tale. Expert astronomers and geologists assess the likelihood of a comet's massive collision with the planet Earth. Readings by Crawford Logan.
Music by Geoff Proudley. Producer Louise Dalziel. Repeated Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Gribbin
Unknown: Crawford Logan.
Music By: Geoff Proudley.
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Gatsby

Part three of F Scott Fitzgerald 's classic read by Sam Robards. For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Read By: Sam Robards.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 My Life as a Car
Phil Daniels stars in the final part of Mark Wallington 's comedy.
6: Barry is middle-aged and content but his son has other ideas. With
Chris Jury, Chris Emmett, Sally Grace , Sarah Parkinson , Melanie Hudson and Toby Longworth. Producer Jon Rolph
11.30 Desmond Olivier Dingle 's
Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare by Desmond Olivier Dingle Desmond Olivier Dingle presents a six-part comedy series about the wonderful world of Shakespeare.
5: John Barrowman , Shakespearean actor and star of many West End musicals, helps Desmond search for the Bard's true identity.
Written by Patrick Barlow. Producer Liz Anstee Repeat


Unknown: Phil Daniels
Unknown: Mark Wallington
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Toby Longworth.
Producer: Jon Rolph
Producer: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: John Barrowman
Written By: Patrick Barlow.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Desmond Olvier Dingle: Patrick Barlow
Maurice: Duncan Preston
Bernard: Robert Austin
Beryl: Mossie Smith
Kevin: Kevin Allen

: News

: The Late Book: Amongst Women

Tony Doyle reads John McGahern 's story. 8: Maggie brings home the fiance. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Doyle
Unknown: John McGahern

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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.

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