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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

All Creatures of Our God and King
(Laast uns Erfreuen); Luke 8, w4-15; Teach Me 0 Lord (Attwood); Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys).
Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: A Good Read

James Naughtie and pianist Joanna MacGregor talk to Mark Lawson about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 7.30pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: On This Day

The news of exactly 50 years ago.
Judge Ralph Windham , kidnapped on Monday, is released unharmed. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judge Ralph Windham

: Woman's Hour

Lebanese novelist Hanan Al-Shaykh tells Jenni Murray about her first play. Serial: Gaudy Night (5). For details see Monday


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 4/97 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Rent

Six further episodes of Lucy Flannery 's award-winning sitcom about the Reynolds and their lodgers.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Lucy Flannery
Producer: Liz Anstee
Maria: Barbara Flynn
Richard: Patrick Barlow
Amy: Linda Polan
Ruby: Vivienne Rochester
Paul: Dave Lamb
Barrister/Health visitor: Sally Grace
Usher/Judge: Brian Bowles

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Patricia's Party

Final part of Tony Mulholland 's serial about a woman's political career.
Declaration. Pat gets a rare thing in politics: a second chance. But this time it's make or break. with Norman Bird , Richard Mitchley , David Holt , Terry Pearson , Sally Hedges , Kathryn Hunt , Susan Jeffrey , Robin Bowerman and Pat Quayle. Director Nigel Bryant Repeat


Unknown: Tony Mulholland
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Richard Mitchley
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Terry Pearson
Unknown: Sally Hedges
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Unknown: Robin Bowerman
Unknown: Pat Quayle.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Pat: Lucy Tregea
Tony: Kim Wall
Marston: Gary Bond
Alan: Michael Lumsden
Annette: Susan Hannah
Hawarden: Simon Carter

: Mother Ireland

The fourth of six programmes in which journalist Fionnuala O'Connor reflects on the experience of women in Northern Ireland in the past 25 years. Producer Ian Kirk-Smith


Unknown: Fionnuala O'Connor
Producer: Ian Kirk-Smith

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees three major film releases - Ken Loach 's Carla's
Song, John Cleese 's Fierce Creatures and Al Pacino 's Looking for Richard. Plus a review of Palestrina at the Royal Opera House. Producer Matthew Dodd
Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Ken Loach
Song: John Cleese
Song: Al Pacino
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: Mexican Beans

By Tamar Yellin. Read by Joanna Monro. Memories of teenage angst and piano lessons come flooding back with the discovery of a long-lost piece of sheet music. Producer Pauline Stone


Unknown: Tamar Yellin.
Read By: Joanna Monro.
Producer: Pauline Stone

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday

: News

: The Archers

Ruth wants to expand. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Producer Mervyn Fletcher
Repeated tomorrow 9.05am
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA E-MAIL:FTF@bbc.co. uk.


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Mervyn Fletcher

: 20/20: a View of the Century

The award-winning series examining the impact of the last one hundred years on our lives and ideas, presented by Michael Ignatieff.
12: Suffering. One hundred years ago, disease and early death were commonplace. Over the years, science has changed all that, but has it increased our suffering? Producer Philip Sellars


Presented By: Michael Ignatieff.
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Fresh Air

The series that airs the best features made by media students. This week, Edwina Jarvis introduces Because of Saturday, about the tactics and mind set of football hooligans; and Marie Shotbolt introduces Vowed Lives, in which nuns talk about everyday life. Producer Bella Bannerman


Introduces: Edwina Jarvis
Introduces: Marie Shotbolt
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Eureka

Conversations with scientists.
Barbara Myers talks to Jane Goodall about her work studying chimpanzees in Tanzania, including her remarkable discovery that chimps cannibalise their young.
Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Jane Goodall
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Love

By Nancy Mitford. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nancy Mitford.

: Late Night Opening Truly, Madly, Oetchley

11.00 New series Six-part comedy series about a small local council in Buckinghamshire, written by and starring Julian Dutton , with Liz Fraser , David Battley , Toby Longworth , Simon Godley and Enrico Valdez , the Chilean charmer. Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: David Battley
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Enrico Valdez
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: The Cookbook of Apicius

Six-part series celebrating the culinary delights of the ancient Roman cook Apicius, as spoken by Keith Floyd.
Apicius prepares to entertain a vestal virgin with a love feast. Producer Jane Berthoud


Spoken By: Keith Floyd.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Fab TV

A four-part comedy series which pays homage to the cult action adventure shows of the sixties and seventies.
2: The Return of the Preventers
Written by and starring Morwenna Banks , Chris England and Robert Harley. With Ed Devereaux , Desmond Llewelyn , Neil Mullarkey and John Irwin. Music by Peter Baikie
Producer Phil Clarke Repeat


Unknown: Morwenna Banks
Unknown: Chris England
Unknown: Robert Harley.
Unknown: Ed Devereaux
Unknown: Desmond Llewelyn
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: John Irwin.
Music By: Peter Baikie
Producer: Phil Clarke

: News

: The Late Book: The Third Policeman

Part 8.
For details see Monday

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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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