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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: Today

With John Humphrys at the Conservative Conference in Bournemouth and James Naughtie in London.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Changing Trains

Steven Norris MP, former Transport Minister, reads his memoirs.


Unknown: Steven Norris

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Return to Sender

The fifth of six audio letters. A re-enactment society provides the backdrop for two couples who wish to air their different views. Producer Jean Sadler


Producer: Jean Sadler

: Daily Service

Dear Lord and Father (Repton); Jonah 3, w 1-6.10; Call to Remembrance
(Farrant); 0 for a Thousand (Lyngham). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: On This Day

The news from exactly 50 years ago. The underwear shortage drives houswives to take desperate measures.
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Helen Mirren reveals the joys, pitfalls and unexpected rewards of being 50. Serial: Broadcasting a Life: the Autobiography of Olive Shapley(3) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Helen Mirren

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 41/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Masala FM

The last of a six-part drama series by Meera Syal. Love is in the air at Masala FM as the first wedding resulting from Khalid's phone-in draws near. 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 Nick Clarke at the Conservative
Party Conference in Bournemouth and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Hulme Stories

By Bill Taylor. Gritty, real-life stories and memories of a Manchester community are embedded in the fictional lives of the Harrington family. 1: Something in the Air
Producer Michael Fox


Unknown: Bill Taylor.
Producer: Michael Fox
George: John McCardle
Susan: Jane Hazelgrove
Brian: Keith Ladd
Pamela: Christine MacKie
Beryl: Romy Baskerville
Stanley: John Bramwell
Maggie: Alison Darling
Rowan: John Lloyd Fillingham
Caunton: Russell Dixon
Broadley: Malcolm Hebden

: The New Recruit

Last of the series in which old and new hands compare notes.
Driving Instructors. Alec Skinner passes on some tricks of the trade to newcomer Sue Snaith.
Producer Lucy Lunt Revised repeat


Unknown: Alec Skinner
Unknown: Sue Snaith.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Including part two of everything you wanted to know about hitch-hiking but were afraid to ask.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Featuring a report from the set of Terry Jones 's film of Wind in the Willows. Paul Gambaccini 's studio guest is pianist Melvyn Tan. Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Pianist: Melvyn Tan.
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Short Story: Home

By Kevin Ramshaw.
Read by Michael Begley. Producer Melanie Harris
Repeated Monday 12.30am


Unknown: Kevin Ramshaw.
Read By: Michael Begley.
Producer: Melanie Harris

: PM

With Chris Lowe at the Conservative
Party Conference in Bournemouth and Nigel Wrench in London.


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: The Labour Exchange

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Julia makes a friend.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite follows 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.

: Tahiti in a Cold Climate

The Story of St Kilda. The dramatic fall in the fortunes of the inhabitants of this remote archipelago 50 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. Producer David Perry Repeat


Unknown: Outer Hebrides.
Producer: David Perry

: The Location Hunters

Quentin Cooper discovers what makes the ideal film setting. Producer Mohit Bakaya Repeat


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Bodies of Evidence

In the second 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 man. 2: Flora and Fauna
Producer Andrew Johnston
Repeated Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig in London and Isabel Hilton at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: I'm Here I Think, Where Are You?

3: Timothy West tours Australia and America with the RSC's Hedda Gabler.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Hedda Gabler.

: Late Night Opening My Booze Hell, by Little Johnny Cartilage

The not-very-true autobiography of seventies idol Little Johnny Cartilage, written by and starring Johnny Meres . 2: Sugar Der Der Der Der Der Der, Ah Honey, Honey. With Melvyn Bragg ,
Ben Miller , Peter Serafinowicz , Geoff McGivern , Rosemary Martin and Deborah Berlin.
Producer Gareth Edwards
11.15 New series 1690 and All That
The search for the answer to the Irish question is premature. An ancient book searches for the actual question. Written by Charlie Warmington. Narrated by Gordon Fulton. Producer Stephen Price
11.30 Control Group Six
First instalment of a four-part sketch show-cum-psychological thriller set in a company town with a high murder rate. Written and performed by Richard Bean , Apdrew Clifford and Clive Coleman. With Geraldine Rtzgerald and Mandy Knight. Producer Colin Swash Repeat


Unknown: Little Johnny
Unknown: Johnny Meres
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Deborah Berlin.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Written By: Charlie Warmington.
Unknown: Gordon Fulton.
Producer: Stephen Price
Unknown: Richard Bean
Unknown: Apdrew Clifford
Unknown: Clive Coleman.
Unknown: Geraldine Rtzgerald
Unknown: Mandy Knight.
Producer: Colin Swash

: News

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

By James Young. Final part. 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.

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