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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Stephen Larson , pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Geneva.


Unknown: Dr Stephen Larson

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop James Jones.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Letters from Here and There

3: Letter from New York
Written and read by Laura Thompson. Producer Julia Butt Repeat


Read By: Laura Thompson.
Producer: Julia Butt Repeat

: News

: Start the Week

Presented by Melvyn Bragg. Producer Olivia Seligman


Presented By: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

Each Monday during Lent,
Lavinia Byrne makes a spiritual pilgrimage. Today she visits St Mary 's School, Shaftsbury. Dorset. Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul); 1 Peter 1 w 14-21; The Sorrows of My Heart (Boyce); Praise to the Holiest (Richmond). Director of music Deborah Radford.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne
Unknown: St Mary
Music: Deborah Radford.

: The Lipman Test

Six programmes in which Maureen Lipman examines the British at play and discovers that seemingly harmless pastimes can be battlegrounds of passion and prejudice. 1: Veterans' Tennis Producer Karen Walker


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Karen Walker

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. Producer Tabitha Morgan


Producer: Tabitha Morgan

: Woman's Hour

The influential choreographer
Rosemary Butcher meets Jenni Murray to celebrate two decades of work. Serial: Every Man for
Himself Marcus D'Amico reads the sixth part of Beryl Bainbridge 's Booker-nominated story, abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Himself Marcus D'Amico
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Josh De La Mare LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: You and Yours

With Charlotte Smith.

: Counterpoint

Richard Fox , Richard Williams and Ron Thomas lock horns for the general knowledge music quiz, chaired by Ned Sherrin. Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Richard Fox
Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Ron Thomas
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Sisters

A three-part drama by Tina Pepler.
2: Twenty years on, Elizabeth is living in Iran, where her four daughters are growing up and discovering there may be more to their mother than meets the eye. with Sarah Jane Holm , Kate Fenwick , Jack Ellis , Janet Maw , loan Meredith, Robert Harper , Chris Pavlo , Shirley Dixon and Christopher Scott. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Tina Pepler.
Unknown: Sarah Jane Holm
Unknown: Kate Fenwick
Unknown: Jack Ellis
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Elizabeth: Haydn Gwynne
Nick: Jonathan Coy
Louise: Teresa Gallagher
Anna: Ciara Janson

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker investigates the collaboration between education and opera, and visits companies currently working with children on large performance projects.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Short Story: The Astronomical Scarf

By Ruth Rendell. From birthday gift to murder weapon, a beautiful silk scarf passes through a number of lives. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.
Producer: Jill Waters

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Brian is put on the spot. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper celebrates chicory, celeriac and kohlrabi.
Revised repeat from Friday


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: A House by the Sea

Stuart Fortey's biographical play is about the period in Chekhov's life during the first production of The Seagull, illustrating how Chekhov's life often ran in parallel with the characters in his plays, and how two very different kinds of relationship with women dominated his life and creative spirit.


Writer: Stuart Fortey
Anton Chekhov: Ciaran Hinds
Sonya: Kate Buffery
Olga Popov: Helena Bonham-Carter
Ivan Belikov: John Carlisle
Yuri Garshin: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Dmitry Kokoshkin: Hugh Dickson
Semyon: Ioan Meredith
Man: Chris Pavlo
Director: Cherry Cookson

: On the Hoof

Three profiles of characters with horses in their blood.
2: Jumping for the Cup.
Pam Cockerill meets a point-to-point rider. Producer Dave Sheasby Repeat


Unknown: Pam Cockerill
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Railway Bazaar

By Paul Theroux. Read by William Hurt and abridged in ten parts by Anne Rees-Jones (1).
Producer Sheila Fox Repeat


Unknown: Paul Theroux.
Read By: William Hurt
Unknown: Anne Rees-Jones
Producer: Sheila Fox

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker presents six documentaries about trade magazines. 5: Truck and Driver Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeat


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

: Education Matters

Philippa Dolley presents the essential guide to knowledge and news in the learning world.
Producer Clare McGinn. PHONE: the Education Matters Hotline on (0181) [number removed]


Unknown: Philippa Dolley
Producer: Clare McGinn.

: King Solomon's Carpet

By Barbara Vine , adapted in four parts by Nick Fisher.
4: Out of This World. Axel's influence over the residents of the schoolhouse finally extends to Tom. with Ann Beach , Kim Wall , Alice Arnold , Stuart Morris , Verity Waite. Shirley Dixon , Alex Lowe , Christopher Scott and Colleen Prendergast. Musicians Polly Hewett , Roland Robert and Christine Messiter Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Unknown: Barbara Vine
Unknown: Nick Fisher.
Unknown: Ann Beach
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Stuart Morris
Unknown: Verity Waite.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast.
Musicians: Polly Hewett
Musicians: Roland Robert
Musicians: Christine Messiter
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Alice: Kate Fenwick
Axel: Mark Strong
Tom: Jonathan Cullen
Daphne: Llnda Polan

: News

: The Late Book: I Am Still the Greatest, Says Johnny Angelo

John Guerrasio reads the first episode of Nik Cohn 's novella, abridged in three parts by Paul Kent. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Nik Cohn
Unknown: Paul Kent.
Producer: Paul Kent

About this project

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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