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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 Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Party Election Broadcast

By Plaid Cymru.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Conservative Michael Heseltine. PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Michael Heseltine.

: Taking the Veil

Actress Fiona Shaw agreed to spend several weeks living the life of a novice nun in an enclosed silent convent. She recorded her surprising experiences in a frank audio diary. Producer Michael Roberts. * Sister actress: page 23


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Michael Roberts.

: Daily Service

Just As I Am (Saffron Walden); John 20, W19-29; 0 Sons and Daughters (0 Filii et Filiae); Jesus, These Eyes Have Never Seen (Nun Danket All). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler. Against scientific advice, the government plans to clear a huge area of East
Africa for the cultivation of peanuts.


Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Kathryn Harrison , whose latest book deals with her incestuous affair with her father, talks to Jenni Murray about the ethics of making money out of the past.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (8). For details see Monday


Unknown: Kathryn Harrison
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 15/97 to Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet.
[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Imperial Palace

Arnold Bennett 's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised in four parts by Peter Ling. 2: There is the threat of a takeover at the hotel. with Janet Maw. Joanna Monro. John Hartley. Stephen Thorne. Mark Bonnar and Sean Baker. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter Ling.
Unknown: Janet Maw.
Unknown: Joanna Monro.
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Mark Bonnar
Unknown: Sean Baker.
Director: Enyd Williams
Evelyn Orcham: Robin Ellis
Sir Henry Savott: Derek Waring
Violet Powler: Charlotte Attenborough
MissCass: Ann Beach
Mr Perosi: Michael Mears

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Way

A series of three plays. 2: Sid Vicious by Sue Teddern. Tip, an unkempt reminder of Patricia's punk past, turns up on her doorstep 18 years later.
Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Director: David Hunter
Patricia: Gillian Bevan
Pete: Charles Simpson
Tip: Peter Kenny
Jase: Robert Harper
Trace: Colleen Prendergast
Dad: Keith Drinkel

: Treasure Islands

With Michael Rosen. Odysseus, Anansi, King Arthur - are classical heroes still cutting it? Julia Eccleshare looks at modem retellings of myths and legends. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Anna MacNamee meets Jackie Stewart and his son
Paul, who have joined forces to run a Formula One racing team.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Anna MacNamee
Unknown: Jackie Stewart

: News

: Kaleidoscope

PaulGambaccini looks at the new film
The Saint, with Val Kilmer in the role of Simon Templar , and also reviews
Woody Allen 's latest, Everyone Says I Love You.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Val Kilmer
Unknown: Simon Templar
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Short Story: The Labour in Vain

By Marika Cobbold , read by Cathy Sara. Amanda's saintly behaviour is a credit to all who know her, but there is an ulterior motive for her virtue.
Producer Louise Grealish


Unknown: Marika Cobbold
Read By: Cathy Sara.
Producer: Louise Grealish

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Natural Law Party.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Janet lets Lynda down gently. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Coroner

The fourth in a six-part series which goes behind the scenes at the West Yorkshire Coroner's Court. Producer Susan Mitchell


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Music under Dictatorships

Four programmes in which Michael. Oliver investigates the impact on music of 20th-century political regimes. 2: Russia. The effects of Stalin and the other Communist dictators were perhaps stronger and lasted longer in Russia than in other countries.
Producers Tracy Ross and Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Michael. Oliver
Producers: Tracy Ross
Producers: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Touching the Elephant

A woman who loves animals, a sex-mad computer whizz, a piano-tuner and an imaginative child are all blind. Never having encountered an elephant, they talk about what kind of a beast it might be. When they are given the opportunity to touch one at London
Zoo, each person has a very different reaction. Presented by Kim Normanton. Producer Matt Thompson


Presented By: Kim Normanton.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series.
4: Patenting. With urgent and growing concern over the patenting of genetic forms, Mark Whittaker looks at the minefield of patenting laws and the struggle to create an equitable protective framework. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

By LP Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 8: Going to War
Repeat For details see Monday

: Late-Night Opening

11.00 The Skivers
Last instalment of the comedy sketch show written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh, with Peter Bradshaw and Sally Phillips. Patrick Allen once more takes on the role of announcer, and the special guest is Phillip Schofield.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeat
11.30 Doon Your Way
The last radio showcase for comedy actress Doon Mackichan. With Pam
Ferris, Lesley Sharp , Phil Cornwell , Anne Rabbit and Alistair McGowan.
Producer Jon Magnusson Repeat


Unknown: Nick Golson
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Producer: Jon Naismith
Unknown: Doon MacKichan.
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Anne Rabbit
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Late Book: Alethia

By Charles Johnson , read by Charles Robinson. A university professor encounters a world of drugs, sex and racial exploitation.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Charles Johnson
Read By: Charles Robinson.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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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