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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Matthew Jones.


Unknown: Fr Matthew Jones.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows

By Harry Pearson. Episode 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Harry Pearson.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

I Know That My Redeemer Lives
(Easter Song); 1 Peter 1, w3-9; Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock); The Strife Is O'er (Vulpius). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Viewing Essential

A series following four people through the agonies and ecstasies of selling up and moving out. 3: If the Price Is Right. After two years of waiting, John and Gwen suddenly get two offers on their house. Now their dilemma is which one to choose. Narrator Moraid Devlin. Producers Sara Conkey and Morag Massey


Narrator: Moraid Devlin.
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Morag Massey

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin meets Latin American jazz pianist Tania Maria , whose music is a fusion of Brazilian rhythms and Caribbean salsa with a dash of Latin jazz. Short story: Smoker, by Rachel Cusk , reader Alison Reid , abridged by Doreen Estall.


Pianist: Tania Maria
Reader: Rachel Cusk
Reader: Alison Reid
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 13/97 to Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet. [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Envious Casca

Based on the comedy-thriller by Georgette Heyer. Dramatised in four parts by Peter Buckman. 4: Toby and Jane have solved the mystery. Now all they need to find is the proof. with Anna Chancellor. Jonathan Tafler. Jon Glover and Katy Odey. Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Georgette Heyer.
Unknown: Peter Buckman.
Unknown: Anna Chancellor.
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Katy Odey.
Director: Neil Cargill
Toby: James Fleet
Jane: Helen Baxendale
Joseph: Leslie Phillips
Hemingway: Peter Kelly
Maud: Susannah York

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Hollow Man: 2: The Second Bullet

By John Dickson Carr , dramatised in two parts by Peter Ling.
Dr Fell unravels the true history of the three coffins.


Author: John Dickson Carr
Dramatist: Peter Ling
Director: Enyd Williams
Dr Gideon Fell: Donald Sinden
Professor Grimaud: Nigel Davenport
Ernestine Dumont: Jillie Meers
Stuart Mills: Ioan Meredith
Michael O'Rourke: Steve Hodson
Jerome Burnaby: Stephen Thorne
[Actor]: Amanda Gordon
[Actor]: Sean Baker
[Actor]: Chris Pavlo
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson
[Actor]: Robert Harper

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen reads the latest in horror fiction, accompanied by author Pete Johnson and Kimberley Reynolds , director of the National Centre for Research in Children's
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Pete Johnson
Unknown: Kimberley Reynolds
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

Russell Davies discovers how a teenage brother and sister redefined their relationship with their father after he revealed his homosexuality in middle age.


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Arts and sports combine as Roisin MacAuley sees the big-screen version of Nick Hornby 's book Fever Pitch, starring Colin Firth. And what do best boy, gaffer, and key grip really mean in film credits?
Producer Julian May
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Roisin MacAuley
Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Colin Firth.

: Short Story: Grandfather's List


Writer: Peter Crowther
Reader: Michael Tudor Barnes
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

No time for love at April Cottage. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Coroner

The second in a six-part series which goes behind the scenes at the West Yorkshire Coroner's Court, opening a window on a world of life and death. Producer Susan Mitchell


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: The Wardrobe

The last of six programmes taking a sideways look at the contents of an average wardrobe, through anecdote, archive and music.
6: The Wedding Dress
Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Susan Roberts

: The People's Peace

The last of six programmes in which Professor Kenneth Morgan reviews major themes of life in Britain since the end of the Second World War. To Your Good Health. The
Lennox/Parry family - three generations of doctors - reflect on life before and after the NHS was created in July 1948. Robert Maxwell , chief executive of the King's Fund, gives a political commentary.
Producer Kerry McGeever Repeat


Unknown: Professor Kenneth Morgan
Unknown: Robert Maxwell

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series. 2: Packaging. A look at the new packaging regulations to be introduced this month and their implications for producers, consumers and the environment. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Reading in the Dark

By Seamus Deane. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Seamus Deane.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Trust
The second series of Wendy Lee 's biting satire about NHS trusts, in six parts. 4:
Mike Blunt has found a new source of organs, but could this be the last straw for the medical staff? with David Holt , Doreen Birkeland and Andrew Wincott. Director Turan Ali
11.30 Doon Your Way
A radio showcase for comedy actress Doon Mackichan. With Pam Ferris ,
Lesley Sharp , Phil Cornwell , Anne Rabbit and Alistair McGowan.
Producer Jon Magnusson Repeat


Unknown: Wendy Lee
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Doreen Birkeland
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Director: Turan Ali
Unknown: Doon MacKichan.
Unknown: Pam Ferris
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Anne Rabbit
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Jon Magnusson
Dr Laura Hanks: Nerys Hughes
Mike Blunt: Keith Allen
Sister Waverly: Margi Clarke
Camilla/Deepa/Suki: Meera Syal
Dr Dominic Henry: Richard Sandells

: News

: The Late Book: The Wasp Factory

By lain Banks, abridged in ten parts by Craig Warner. 8: What happened to Eric. Reader Joseph McFadden.


Unknown: Craig Warner.
Reader: Joseph McFadden.

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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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