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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Today

With James Naughtie at the Labour Conference in Blackpool and Sue MacGregor in London.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: A Moment's Liberty

The diaries of Virginia Woolf.
3: Ottoline and Royalty. The home of society hostess Ottoline Morrell was the venue for many gatherings of the Bloomsbury group, and among other topics discussed was the abdication of Edward VIII.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.
Unknown: Ottoline Morrell
Unknown: Edward Viii.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest Viscount Linley.
Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Viscount Linley.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwall's
148th); 1 Kings 19, w 1-9; Here I Am Lord (Schutte); I Lift My Eyes
(Baughen and Crocker). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: Return to Sender

The fourth of six audio letters. Michael and Ann Hickey share their thoughts with their son Pius, an actor for the past 14 years, who has Down's syndrome. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Ann Hickey
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: On This Day

The news from exactly 50 years ago. Crowds in Britain flock to cinemas to see private eye Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Marlowe

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with another ten best men from the listeners' poll. Serial: Anna Karenina (23) For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anna Karenina

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 40/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Masala FM

The fifth of a six-part drama series by Meera Syal. Will Ram Krishna sack anyone? Can Khalid get any sexier? And will Shanta and Maz ever get it together? Starring Meera Syal , Nina Wadia , Nitin Sawhney and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Music by Nitin Sawhney Producer Liz Anstee


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

: The World at One

With Charlie Lee-Potter at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool and Chris Lowe in London.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Cinderella D-Day

By Julia Stoneham. Samantha Bond stars as Alice Todd in the final part of the series set during the Second World War. 3: August 1944 with Cathy Murphy. Bill Wallis , Tessa Worsley , loan Meredith, Janet Maw. Dominic Taylor , Alex Lowe , Deny Hawthorne. Chris Pavlo and William Howard. Producer Tracey Neale


Unknown: Julia Stoneham.
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Alice Todd
Unknown: Cathy Murphy.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Janet Maw.
Unknown: Dominic Taylor
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Deny Hawthorne.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: William Howard.
Producer: Tracey Neale
Edward-John: Sam Collings
Georgina: Louise Lombard
Christopher: Adrian Lukis
Rose: June Barrie
Eleanor: Abigail Docherty
Martha: Rachel Lewis
Taffy: Elaine Claxton
Annie: Tilly Vosburgh
Marian: Becky Hindley
Winnie: Deborah McAndrew

: The New Recruit

A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.
3: Wedding Photographers
Producer Lucy Lunt Revised repeat

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Teenager Adam Jordan , who suffers from cerebral palsy, reports on an operation on his leg, and on the ups and downs of the medical complications which subsequently dogged his life.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Adam Jordan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees a new film version of Hardy's Jude the Obscure and Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor. Plus, guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream celebrates 50 years as a performer. Producer Matthew Dodd
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Julian Bream
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: Love and Death in Languedoc

3: Little Anna Half-a-Face
When the English come to town, it can only end in tears.
For details see Monday

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter at the Labour
Party Conference in Blackpool and Chris Lowe in London.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: The Labour Exchange

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Concern at Bridge Farm.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite follows up 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

: First up the Mountain

Russell Davies climbs Snowdon and recalls the mountain guides of old. Producer Ruth Prince Repeat


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ruth Prince Repeat

: Bodies of Evidence

1: Flesh and Bones
In the first of three programmes, Tony Robinson meets the scientific sleuths investigating the amazingly well-preserved remains of the Bog People and a 5,000 year old iceman. Producer Andrew Johnston
Repeated Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton in London and Robin Lustig at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Gatsby

Part eight of F Scott Fitzgerald 's classic, set in twenties America. For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald

: Late Night Opening

11.00 New series
My Booze Hell by Little Johnny Cartilage Written by and starring Johnny Meres.
1: Malcolm MacDonald's Sideburns
The not-terribly-true autobiography of seventies idol Little Johnny Cartilage and his descent into obscurity begins with the launch of Cartilage Family and includes extracts from his infamous appearance on Desert Island Discs. With Sue Lawley, Ben Miller , Peter Serafinowicz , Geoff McGivern ,
Rosemary Martin and Deborah Berlin. Producer Gareth Edwards
11.15 The Comedy Store Players
A celebration of the impro team who have been "making it up as they go along" for more than a decade.
Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Neil Mullarkey , Lee Simpson , Jim Sweeney and Richard Vranch talk about their work. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Little Johnny Cartilage
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Deborah Berlin.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Richard Vranch
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: The Late Book: Nico - Songs They Never Play on the Radio

By James Young. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: James Young.

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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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