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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Gerry Patton.


Unknown: Fr Gerry Patton.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: News

: Call Robin Lustig: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Robin Lustig and his guest on an issue of the moment.

Lines Open from 8.00am


Presenter: Robin Lustig
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Daily Service

Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands); Luke 1, W46-55; A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten); Ye Servants of God
(Padeborn). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: Walston Goes Walkabout

1: A Sleigh Ride Together Oliver Walston travels with the reindeer-herders of Siberia. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated Sunday 5.00pm


Unknown: Oliver Walston

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. Teachers complain of genteel poverty in their campaign for better pay, and a nationwide keep-fit drive is launched.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: The Portrait of a Lady
Miriam Margolyes reads the second episode of Henry James 's novel
The Portrait of a Lady, abridged in 20 parts by Doreen Estall.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the GP's surgery to the research laboratory.
(Repeated Sunday 10.15pm)


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Lynne Malcolm

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Presenter: Lesley Riddoch

: Word of Mouth: 2: The Persistent Past

Six programmes in which Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak.

The novelist AS Byatt is among those trying to account for the surprising persistence of received pronunciation, despite the preference for speech which resembles early-morning television. Actor Hugh Walters coaches some aspiring performers who want to preserve the art of speaking poetry for public entertainment, and comedian David Schneider explores the Palace of Words.


Presenter: Russell Davies
Interviewee: A.S. Byatt
Actor: Hugh Walters
Reporter: David Schneider
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

The fifth of eight programmes tries to get under the skin of the character who is bigger than any of his writers: James Bond. Authorship of the Bond novels has passed to three different writers since the death of his creator, Ian Fleming , and this week the 30th Bond novel is in the shops. Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: James Bond.
Unknown: Ian Fleming

: Kin

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa , one of the best-loved singers of our time, talks about her life and her music to June
Knox-Mawer. In the third of four programmes, she explains why her New York debut of 1974 was "as terrifying as a parachute jump". She also talks about a favourite role in Der Rosenkavalier, by Richard Strauss , and recalls the moment when she had to sing before an audience of 600 million viewers at the Royal Wedding in 1981. Producer Derek Drescher Repeat


Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Jobbing musician Simon Townley on the pitfalls of being invited to be the party pianist.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Musician: Simon Townley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads the new Tim
Parks novel Europa and sees Mark Elder conduct the Berlioz opera The Damnation of Faust. Producer Chris Eldon Lee
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Mark Elder
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Short Story: Kev and Me

"For me and Kev everything would have stayed all right if we had not mended his bike and we had not gone to that DIY place". Read by Sunny Ormonde . Producer Brian Lighthill


Read By: Sunny Ormonde
Producer: Brian Lighthill

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: No Commitments

By Simon Brett. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria, and Celia Imrie as Charlotte. 4: One Gets Better. Just when Victoria thinks her problems with Emily are over, Harriet starts to make her presence felt.
Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Producer: Ann Jobson Rpt
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman

: News

: The Archers

Shula has some late-night revellers. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Last month a House of Commons
Committee criticised the Ministry of Defence's failure to provide full information on "Gulf War Syndrome". In the first of a new series of File on 4, Julian O'Halloran examines how much is now known about the causes of veterans' illnesses. Producer Gregor Stewart


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: Science Now

Anna Grayson presents this week's review of discoveries.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Anna Grayson

: The New Sexual Nature

A four-part series in which GP
Dr Gillian Rice explores human sexual behaviour in a totally new light.
2: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Dr Rice discovers that we share with animals our desires for a perfect mate. Producer Julian Hector Repeat


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Julian Hector Repeat

: In Touch

Peter White with news and views for visually impaired people. Producer Eleanor Garland
PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

LP Hartley's classic story, abridged in ten parts. 2: The Bathing Party For details see yesterday

: Mediumwave

Vincent Hanna reviews the week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Plain Tales from the Rhododendrons

Fishhooks! It's the Major!
The second of a three-part series looks at the bewildering days of boxing competitions and Latin conjugations in a Surrey prep school in the decade after the war.
Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Late Book: Going to Meet the Man

Paul Winfield reads the final part of James Baldwin 's story about racism and violence.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Paul Winfield
Unknown: James Baldwin

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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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