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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Enid Morgan.


Unknown: Enid Morgan.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Frances Gumley-Mason .


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Frances Gumley-Mason

: Party Section Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Tony Blair , leader of the Labour Party.
PHONE [number removed] (local call rates apply) Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Leader: Tony Blair

: Walston Goes Walkabout

4: Waiting for Walston. Oliver Walston struggles to keep pace with the fast-changing rural scene of the Irish Republic. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated Sunday 5.00pm


Unknown: Oliver Walston

: Daily Service

Jesus Calls Us! (St Andrew); Isaiah
45, wl-7; From the Rising of the Sun (Ouseley); 0 Jesus I Have Promised (Thornbury). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

She swears like a man, she likes to shock and is determined not to become a coalminer's wife. Helena Bonham-Carter talks to Jenni Murray about her role as the feisty outcast in the film Margaret's Museum.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (17). For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: All in the Mind

The programme that deals with matters psychological and psychiatric, this week includes a report on the work carried out at the Institute of Psychiatry's Child Trauma Clinic, London.
Producer Nick Utechin
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm


Producer: Nick Utechin

: 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.
5: Did You Come Far?The big picture on small talk, the a-wop-bom-aloomop-a-lop-bam-boom of nonsense song lyrics, plus the subtle art of the threatening letter.
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

In the last of the current series,
Richard Coles offers a potted biography of Joseph Conrad. And listeners bring in their second-hand literary treasures. Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Joseph Conrad.

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay investigates pianolas and player-pianos with Rex Lawson and Denis Hall.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Rex Lawson
Unknown: Denis Hall.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Today, essential listening for those who have ever considered getting out of the rat race and starting a quieter life. Shelley McAlister, who has recently left a des res in West London for a damp cottage on the Isle of Wight, gives a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of "downshifting".


Presenter: Daire Brehan
Interviewee: Shelley McAlister

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan 's guest is author
Paul Theroux as he publishes his novel set in Hong Kong. Plus a look at an autobiography of the poet RS Thomas.
Producer Alison Perks
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Short Story: Ivan and Wally

By Michael Camey. Nearly 40 years ago, John had battled for Ivan's life. Now it was Wally's turn to be killed. Read by Bill Wallis.
Producer Paul Dodgsori Repeat


Unknown: Michael Camey.
Read By: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Paul Dodgsori

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Minor Adjustment

By Andy and Eric Merriman. Starring Peter Davison as Richard Stubbs ,
Samantha Bond as Sarah Stubbs and Peter Jones as Ron Miller. A six-part comedy about a family with a young daughter who has Down's syndrome. 1: Kate launches a campaign to help a lollipop man, and family life is disrupted by a well-meaning documentary crew. with Stephen Critchlow , Keith Drinkel and Carol Smith. Producer Gareth Edwards Repeat


Unknown: Eric Merriman.
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Richard Stubbs
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Sarah Stubbs
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ron Miller.
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Carol Smith.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Kate Stubbs: Claire Russell
Amy Stubbs: Sarah Merriman
Emma: Heather Jones

: News

: The Archers

Tony has an offer he cannot refuse. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jolyon Jenkins. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: Science Now

Psychologist Martin Conway presents the latest in brain-scanning techniques.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Martin Conway

: The Network

Alun Lewis returns with the series that walks through the minefield of the information age. This week, the history and future of global communications. Can the world get any smaller?
Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information 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 Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

The seventh part of Willa Cather 's
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, abridged in 12 parts by Katie Campbell and read by Ian Porter.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Willa Cather
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Ian Porter.

: Mediumwave

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

: A Night with.... Natalie Hodgson

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives, and on the words, music and paintings they associate with night-time. 2: There is a notice on Natalie Hodgson's
kitchen wall that reads "Old age and treachery shall overcome youth and skill". This has become a motto for the 83-year-old bee-keeper, lavender farmer, water-skier and glider pilot who finds the night perhaps the most productive time of her day.
Producer Jane Ray Repeat


Unknown: Natalie Hodgson'S
Producer: Jane Ray

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis and read by Alan Davies. Part 7.


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

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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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