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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Current affairs in the farming world.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Wigley.
PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Dafydd Wigley.

: Daily Service

Alleluya! Alleluya! (Lux Eoi); Luke 24, W36-48; The Servant King
(Kendrick); 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus); Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Walston Goes Walkabout

The second of four programmes. Delta Blues and Crawfish Oliver Walston wanders the back-roads of America's Deep South. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated Sunday 5.00pm


Unknown: Crawfish Oliver Walston

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. It is Budget Day and the Chancellor has a shock for the nation's smokers.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets musician Jocelyn Pook.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the seventh episode of Henry James 's novel The Portrait of a Lady. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Musician: Jocelyn Pook.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Henry James

: All in the Mind

The programme that deals with matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare hears about a new psychometric instrument capable of identifying young people at risk from substance abuse.
Producer Bruce Whitney-Low Repeated Sunday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Bruce Whitney-Low

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Word of Mouth

Six programmes in which
Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak.
3: Already, So Soon, My Life
This programme wraps up warm, takes a mouthful of chicken soup and explores the Jewish joke. And, a plague on both your houses: the art of obloquy.
Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

The sixth of eight programmes.
John Walsh wonders at the British reluctance to read contemporary translations, and Alain de Botton explains how Proust can change your life.
Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Alain de Botton

: Kin

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is one of the most famous singers of our time. In this last programme, she talks to June Knox-Mawer about the professional challenges and private rewards of growing older. She also speaks enthusiastically about her freedom to move from operatic arias right across to the best of Broadway, and recalls with special pleasure the electrifying Bernstein recording of his own West Side Story.
Producer Derek Drescher Repeat


Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Ray Brown receives a lesson in public speaking at the White Rose Ladies' Club in Pudsey.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Ray Brown

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads
Philippa Gregory 's new novel The Little House, and talks to the author Walter Mosley. Producer Olive Clancy
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Walter Mosley.
Producer: Olive Clancy

: Short Story: Lillies and Lentils

By Helen Simpson.
Eighteen-year-old Jade is determined to live to the full and break free from the shackles of suburbia.
Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Producer: Pauline Harris

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Green Party.

: No Commitments

A six-part drama by Simon Brett.
Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria, and Celia Imrie as Charlotte.
5: Not a Leg to Stand On. Anna's broken leg makes her the unwilling object of Victoria's bedside manner.
Eddie JAMES GREENE Producer Ann Jobson Repeat


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Eddie James Greene
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: The Archers

Jack is in trouble.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, and important events at home and abroad.

: Science Now

Peter Evans traces the origin of culture along a rich seam of natural resources.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans

: The New Sexual Nature

A four-part series in which GP
Dr Gillian Rice explores human sexual behaviour in a new light.
3: Pink or Blue? In attempting to determine the sex of their babies, many people try diets or timing of intercourse, or even visit sex-selection clinics. But if technology does one day provide us with the opportunity to choose, what will the consequences be?
Producer Mary Colwell Repeat


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: 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 from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isobel Hilton.


Unknown: Isobel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

By LP Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 7: Deadly Nightshade
Repeat For details see yesterday

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Plain Tales from the Rhododendrons

The Ever-Decreasing Circle. The last of a three-part series.
The death of the king in 1952 was a watershed for the charmed circle in postwar Surrey. A life of khaki shorts and cricket teas was invaded by the modern world.
Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Late Story: The Hammer Man

ByToni Cade Bambara , read by Lisa Bonet.
A young girl is repeatedly threatened by a boy at school. But when he is picked up by the police she suddenly realises who the real enemy is. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Bytoni Cade Bambara
Read By: Lisa Bonet.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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