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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Roberts.


Unknown: John Roberts.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

With Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: News

: Election Call

On the eve of polling day,
Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Conservative Party leader John Major. PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Leader: John Major.

: Daily Service

Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicaea); Romans 13, wl-7; Lead Me, Lord (Wesley); Through Our Lives and by Our Prayers (Iona);
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Survivors

Six investigations that begin with a piece of documentary evidence.
2: The Estonia Survivors' Story. John Man meets Kent Harstedt and Sara Hedrenius , who kept each other alive in the long hours during the sinking of the Estonia; and Thomas Grunde , who cast about in vain for the office colleagues who had been with him at the on-board karaoke show. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: John Man
Unknown: Kent Harstedt
Unknown: Sara Hedrenius
Unknown: Thomas Grunde
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: On This Day

The news 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Marya Burgess celebrates the legend, life and legacy of the actress Ellen Terry.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (18). For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marya Burgess
Unknown: Ellen Terry.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 17/97 to Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Imperial Palace

The conclusion of Arnold Bennett 's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised by Peter Ling.
4: From Paris to London - and some changes of heart at the hotel. with Michael Mears , Stephen Thorne ,
Christopher Scott , Di Botcher and Kim Wall Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Peter Ling.
Unknown: Michael Mears
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Di Botcher
Director: Enyd Williams
Evelyn Orcham: Robin Ellis
Violet Powler: Charlotte Attenborough
Sir Henry Savott: Derek Waring
Gracie Savott: Colleen Prendergast
Miss Cass: Ann Beach

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Hydro

Writer Ronald Frame's new, four-part serial is set in a luxury hotel in the Scottish Highlands.
Fee Drummond has taken over the running of the Carnbeg Hydro following the death of her husband in a speedboat accident.
But Fee is not short of enemies who would love to see her fail. with Wendy Seager , Gayanne Potter and Geoffrey Lee. Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Wendy Seager
Unknown: Gayanne Potter
Unknown: Geoffrey Lee.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Fee: Eliza Langland
David: David Rintoul
Mrs Kirkpatrick: Sheila Donald
Marjorie Drummond: Ann Scott Jones
Sergeant Wilkie: Finlay McLean
Mr Edel: Crawford Logan

: Treasure Islands

With Michael Rosen. Jamila Gavin talks about her books for children, which cross British and Indian cultures.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Jamila Gavin
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Phil Smith and his somewhat eccentric band of age
50something friends, the Yorricks, become aware of their mortality and go in search of spiritual inspiration. The Afternoon Shift catches up with them as they go ambling to Byzantium.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees actors Johnny Depp and Al Pacino in the new mob movie Donnie Brasco and considers the contribution of John Wayne to the film industry. Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Johnny Depp
Unknown: Al Pacino
Unknown: Donnie Brasco
Unknown: John Wayne
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: The Peacocks

By Barbara Anderson , read by Tracy Ann Oberman. Denise is desperate to control the peacocks in her head, but first she has to take control of her life.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Barbara Anderson
Read By: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Phil lets the cat out of the bag. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Coroner

The last of six programmes going behind the scenes at the West Yorkshire Coroner's Court. Producer Susan Mitchell


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Music under Dictatorships

Concluding the series in which Michael Oliver investigates the impact on music of 20th-century political regimes. 4: Italy. Benito Mussolini was well known as an amateur violinist, but his musical pretensions were to stretch significantly further than hosting soirees for favoured musicians.
Producers Tracy Ross and Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Benito Mussolini
Producers: Tracy Ross
Producers: Fiona Shelmerdine

: After You've Gone

Oral historian Alan Dein , himself a resident of London's East End, follows a kosher meals-on-wheels service to hear from the hidden
Jewish minority in the area. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series. 6: The Aral Sea. The shrinking Aral
Sea in Central Asia is seen as one of the worst legacies of Soviet rule. Can the west provide the right expertise and finance to treat the problem? Presented by Jeremy Cherfas. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

By Willa Cather. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Willa Cather.

: Late-Night Opening

11.00 Elvis to Oasis
Second programme in the light-hearted discussion series about music. Three guests talk about how it has affected their lives. Chaired by Steve Punt. Producer Liz Anstee
11.30 Kathmandu or Bust
A six-part comedy by David Napthine and Mike Yeaman.
2: Gut Reaction. The travellers are beginning to worry about the itinerary.
Producer Lissa Evans Repeat


Unknown: Steve Punt.
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
Doctor: Jonathan Keeble

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis and read by Alan Davies. Part 8.


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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