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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Labour's Gordon Brown. PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Gordon Brown.

: Daily Service

0 God, Our Help in Ages Past (St Anne); Psalm 67; God of Mercy, God of Grace (Heathlands); The Lord Bless You
(Rutter). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Survivors

Six investigations that begin with a piece of documentary evidence.
1: Roger Cooper 's Story. The journalist and author had been living in Iran for many years when he was accused of being a spy for Britain. After five years of imprisonment, he was freed at the same time as the hostages in Beirut. His knowledge of Persian and his understanding of politics had enabled him to keep his personality intact. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Roger Cooper
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: On This Day

The news 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

She was once Hollywood's "highest-paid blonde" but left the glamour behind to live in seclusion on a ranch. On the eve of the re-release of Alfred Hitchcock 's Vertigo, Kim Novak talks to Kathleen Griffin about the role for which she is best remembered.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (13). For details see Monday


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Talks: Kim Novak
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 16/97 to [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.
3: There is staff unrest at the hotel. with Ann Beach. Michael Mears , John Hartley , Joanna Monro. Christopher Scott. Adjoah Andoh. Di Botcher and Ioan Meredith Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter Ling.
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Unknown: Michael Mears
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Joanna Monro.
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Adjoah Andoh.
Unknown: Di Botcher
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Director: Enyd Williams
Evelyn Orcham: Robin Ellis
Sir Henry Savott: Derek Waring
Grade Savott: Colleen Prendergast
Violet Powler: Charlotte Attenborough

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Way

The last of a series of three plays. The Gypsy Kings. By Sue Teddern. One package holiday. Two couples. Three's a crowd?
Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Pauline: Anita Dobson
Claire: Lisa Coleman
Geoff: Alex Norton
Stewart: Douglas Henshall
Eddie: John Hartley
Donna: Colleen Prendergast
Salvador: Chris Pavlo
Barbara: Zulema Dene
Walter: Robert Harper

: Treasure Islands

With Michael Rosen. The pick of new poetry books with Matthew Sweeney. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Matthew Sweeney.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews the cinema releases, from a new baseball story to an exciting chase film, plus a new production of The Admirable Crichton. Producer Olive Clancy
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Olive Clancy

: Short Story: Startling Woman of Heaven

By Shelley Weiner , read by Shirley Dixon. Why would anyone give a silk scarf with the image of a naked woman to prim Muriel Pritchard ? Producer Elaine Pickford


Unknown: Shelley Weiner
Read By: Shirley Dixon.
Unknown: Muriel Pritchard
Producer: Elaine Pickford

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Pat is not convinced.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Coroner

The fifth of six programmes going 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 and musical life of certain 20th-century political regimes.
3: Spain. Rodrigo's guitar concerto was at one time synonymous with the reign of General Franco. But two generations of Spanish musicians left the country, and musical life in Spain still bears the scars.
Producers Tracy Ross and Fiona Sheimerdine


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: Tracy Ross
Producers: Fiona Sheimerdine

: Between the Sheets

Kati Whitaker explores beds - from the Great Bed of Ware to great beds in literature, feather beds that have been passed down the generations, beds with in-built stereos and drinks cabinets, and other beds to love, live and die in. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series. 5:
Election. Mark Whittaker looks at the Europeanisation of environmental policy and whether it is seen as a threat to national autonomy or as a response to the challenges of an increasingly global society.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

By Willa Cather. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Willa Cather.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 New series Elvis to Oasis Steve Punt chairs the first in a six-part, light-hearted discussion series about music. This week Sir Tim Rice , Katie Puckrik and David Spicer talk about how music relates to their past and present.
Producer Liz Anstee
11.30 Katmandu or Bust
A six-part comedy by David Napthine and Mike Yeaman. 1: Dover and Out
Producer Lissa Evans Repeat


Unknown: Sir Tim Rice
Unknown: Katie Puckrik
Unknown: David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee
Comedy By: David Napthine
Comedy By: Mike Yeaman.
Producer: Lissa Evans
Petra: Michelle Chadwick
Joan: Sarah Crowden
Simon: David Haig
Callum: Forbes Masson
Trigger: Richard Ridings
Ellie: Lolly Susi
Bemice: Natasha Pyne

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis and read by Alan Davies. Part 3.


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Read By: Alan Davies.

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.

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