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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop James Jones.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Roger Mosey. LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London W1A 1PY. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: today@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: James Jones.
Editor: Roger Mosey.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is IVF specialist Professor Robert Winston.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Professor Robert Winston.

: United States of Anger

A six-part series examining the disillusionment of ordinary Americans. 2: End of the American Dream
Gavin Esler travels to New Hampshire to meet a family for whom the dream has ended.
Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Tony Grant

: An Act of Worship

A reading from St John of the Cross.

: In the Grip of the Glossies

The last of four programmes that pay homage to women's magazines. Marriage and Marital Bliss Liz Lochhead looks to women's magazines of the past 40 years for the secrets of marital bliss. Readings by Jessica Martin and Robert Hartley. Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Robert Hartley.
Producer: Sally Flatman

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray celebrates 20 years of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Serial: Air and Angels (9) For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Producer Simon Roberts
Repeated Sunday at 8.00pm
WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

Mark Whittaker presents reports on consumer and social affairs.
Editor Chris Burns
PHONE: to raise issues for investigation (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Chris Burns

: The Food Programme

Food intolerances and allergies - are they on the increase?
Producer Lucinda Montefiore
Revised at 7.20pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand 's classic play, translated by Anthony Burgess and starring Alex Norton as Cyrano.
In the first of two episodes, Cyrano fights a duel, saves a poet from certain death and falls desperately and utterly in love.
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm + See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Edmond Rostand
Translated By: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: Alex Norton

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow intvestigates an ancient art - the colouring of sculpture, and how the process was revived in the mid-19th century. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Short Story: Goodbye Africa

"At first the face had only appeared to him by night. Then suddenly, these last few days, the face started appearing before him in broad daylight." Read by Jack Klaff.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Read By: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh
WRITE TO: PM Letterline. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Going Places

David Stafford with more ideas for enjoying a great British weekend. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Lynda worries about Larry's intention.
Written by Simon Frith. Director David Ian Neville. Editor Vanessa Whitburn Repeated Monday at 1.40pm
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: David Ian
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Sean Myerson: Gareth Armstrong
Laurence Lovell: Stephen Hancock

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer John Goudie
Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: John Goudie

: Any Questions?

Discussion from South Woodham
Ferrers, Essex, with Sir David Naish , president of the National Farmers'
Union and Copa; Helena Kennedy QC; Professor Colin Blakemore , Waynflete Professor of Physiology; and Julia Cleverdon , chief executive, Business in the Community. Nick Clarke is in the chair.
Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Sir David Naish
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Professor Colin Blakemore
Unknown: Julia Cleverdon
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the last in the current series of the programme which looks at the issues, the cases and the people behind the law. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Pursuit

Part 5 of Tom Sharpe 's comic novel, read by Willie Rushton. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Read By: Willie Rushton.

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show, starring Sally Grace , Meera Syal and Dave Lamb.
Producer Jane Berthoud
Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Fourth Column

A quizzical look at life from the essayists with attitude. Producer Brian King


Producer: Brian King

: News

: The Late Book: Milk and Potatoes

By John Tunney. A man relishes the opportunity to revenge an act of cruel bigotry that has haunted him since childhood. Read by David Kelly. Producer Pam Brighton Repeat


Unknown: John Tunney.
Read By: David Kelly.

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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.

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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