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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Discursive Excursions

The first of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits - and their reactions to extreme conditions. Robert Swan explores his motives for enduring the rigours of life at the poles. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Robert Swan
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Daily Service

He Who Would Valiant Be (Monks
Gate); Peter 5, w6-ll; Create in Me a Clean Heart (Strathdee); Be Still My Soul (Finiandia). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: On This Day

The news of exactly 50 years ago. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Every Man for Himself (8). For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 8/97 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet. [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Rent

By Lucy Flannery. in six parts.
5: Paul has a very serious question to ask Ruby. And Maria is developing a big problem with gambling. with Amanda Davies. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Lucy Flannery.
Unknown: Amanda Davies.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Maria: Barbara Flynn
Richard: Patrick Barlow
Amy: Linda Polan
Ruby: Vivienne Rochester
Paul: David Lamb

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: New Found Land

Last of six new plays by American writers.
The Star Quitter by William S Yellow Robe Jr. Set on a Native American reservation in Montana, the play explores the complex relationship between two women from totally different backgrounds.
Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: William S Yellow
Unknown: Robe Jr.
Director: Martin Jenkins
MonaGray: Monique Mojica
Luanne: Sean AmcKenna

: The Vegetable Patch

Six programmes about vegetables. 2: The Potato
With Colin Spenser , Bob Flowerdew and Daphne Watson. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Colin Spenser
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Daphne Watson.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. For many years, Pluckley in Kent has had the reputation of being the most haunted village in England. But now there is another claimant to the record - one which is trying to get recognition from the Guinness Book of Records.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Tim Burton 's sci-fi spoof Mars Attacks and Nicholas Hytner 's film version of Arthur Miller 's The Crucible starring Daniel Day-Lewis . Producer Alison Perks
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Tim Burton
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Daniel Day-Lewis
Producer: Alison Perks

: Short Story: Isn't Life a Hoot

By Kitty Ray. Read by Ann Beach. Producer Pauline Stone


Unknown: Kitty Ray.
Read By: Ann Beach.
Producer: Pauline Stone

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

An unlikely pair.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Global Shake-Out

Four programmes in which
Edward Stourton investigates the new forces binding the peoples of the world together, as transnational corporations continue to drive the global economy into a single unit and borderless communication networks become a new force in the world.
1: Turkey - Where Media Is King
Edward Stourton visits Turkey to see for himself the effect of the internationalism of the airwaves. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies

: The Wardrobe

Six programmes which take a sideways look at the contents of an average wardrobe, through anecdote, archive and music.
1: The Knicker Drawer
Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts Repeat


Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts

: The People's Peace

Professor Kenneth Morgan introduces six programmes which review some of the major themes of life in Britain since the end of the Second World War. 1: Following in Father's Footsteps
Reflections on the economy, industry and employment from
Edmund Gartside and the past and present workers of the Shiloh Textile Company in Lancashire. With comments from Lord Healey.
Producer Ian Bell Repeat


Introduces: Professor Kenneth Morgan
Unknown: Edmund Gartside

: Flashpoints

Professor John Durant explores four events that sparked off the great scientific ideas of our time.
3: The Big Bang and particle physics. Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor John Durant
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Railway Bazaar

By Paul Theroux. (3) For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Truly, Madly, Bletchley Surreal comedy series about a small local council in Bucks, written by and starring Julian Dutton , with Liz Fraser , David Battley , Toby Longworth and Simon Godley. Producer Dirk Maggs
11.15 The Cookbook of Apicius Six-part series celebrating the culinary delights of the ancient Roman cook Apicius, as spoken by Keith Floyd. In the fifth chapter, red mullet in a honey mint sauce is complimented by Apicius's views on extra-marital sex. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: David Battley
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Simon Godley.
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Spoken By: Keith Floyd.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Seymour the Fractal Cat

A five-part comedy-adventure by Gary Parker. 2: Fractal Infinity A brain scan on Seymour uncovers a strange fractal world. with Robert Bathurst , Paul Bown , Nisha K Nayar, Julie Gibbs , Simon Greenall and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


Unknown: Gary Parker.
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Paul Bown
Unknown: Julie Gibbs
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Seymour: Greg Proops
Omnl Tee: John Hegley

: News

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

By Nik Cohn. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nik Cohn.

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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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