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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Roberts.


Unknown: John Roberts.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Frances Gumley-Mason

: A Moment's Liberty

Three excerpts from the diaries of novelist and critic Virgina Woolf , abridged and read by Eileen Atkins. 2: Lytton and Carrington. Woolf was one of biographer Lytton Strachey 's closest friends and one of the last people to see painter Carrington alive. Final programme tomorrow 8.40am


Unknown: Virgina Woolf
Read By: Eileen Atkins.
Unknown: Lytton Strachey

: News

: Call Edward Stourton: [number removed]

A chance to talk to Edward Stourton and guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES: open from 8am


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Weston East

The second of two programmes in which Falklands veteran Simon Weston explores the duties and lifestyles of the last British forces to be posted to Hong Kong. He follows the Blackwatch on live weapons training deep in the forest of the New Territories and spends a day with the soldiers patrolling the fence that marks the boundary between Hong Kong and China. Producer Tim Green Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Simon Weston

: Daily Service

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
(Cross of Jesus); Exodus 6, w2, 5-7; Benedictus (Anglican Chant); Here I Am, Lord (Schutte). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, with presenter Geoffrey Wheeler. The
British government plans emergency aid for Germany to alleviate near-famine conditions.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray puts her best foot forward with fashion journalist Linda O'Keefe to celebrate the history of stilettos, sandals and slippers. Serial: Close Relations (7). For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Linda O'Keefe

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare presents the programme that deals with matters psychological and psychiatric, today including a therapy session for someone who suffers a phobia of public speaking.
Producer Nick Utechin
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Nick Utechin

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees chairs the quiz. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes this week are Nigel Barley, Stephen Fry, Sir Bernard Ingham and Rula Lenska. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Chris Neill


Chairman: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Bernard Ingham
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: She Hadda Fly

Based on an original idea by Margaret Wilkinson and Julia Darling.
Two crazy sisters from New York venture to Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, to run a cafe. They fall out, and one flies off in search of real adventure.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson
Unknown: Julia Darling.
Director: Melanie Harris
Renate: Ann Mitchell
Nina/Gypsy Armstrong: Jane Hollowood
Ethel Beaks: Rosalind Bailey
Mr Strinker: Rod Arthur
Katrina: Stephanie Jones

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay considers the current state of ballet in Britain with composer Brian Elias and conductor Barry Wordsworth. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Brian Elias
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

At the Brighton Festival
Paul Vaughan presents a live broadcast from the 31st Brighton Festival, which embraces the anniversaries of Schubert and Brahms.
Producer Helen Garrison
Revised repeat at 9.30pm. See also BBC Radio 3. Friday 5.15pm and 8pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Short Story: A Bit of Company

By Colin Greenland, read by Kerry Shale . Kincaid likes a bit of female company. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Chris Lowe.

: Minor Adjustment

A six-part comedy about a family with a daughter who has Down's syndrome, by Andy and Eric Merriman. Starring Peter Davison as Richard Stubbs and Samantha Bond as Sarah Stubbs.
3: Basic Instinct. Richard and Sarah are asked to meet Kate's headmaster after her shocking behaviour with a boy in her class.
Producer Gareth Edwards Repeat


Unknown: Eric Merriman.
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Richard Stubbs
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Sarah Stubbs.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Kate Stubbs: Claire Russell
Amy Stubbs: Sarah Merriman
Headmaster: Brian Bowles
Julia: Teresa Gallagher
Mrs Morris: Kay Stonham
James: David Cooper

: News

: The Archers

Shula reassures Debbie. Elizabeth has some alarming news from overseas. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jonathan Rugman. Producer Gregor Stewart. Rptd Saturday 5pm


Reporter: Jonathan Rugman.
Producer: Gregor Stewart.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The Network

The third of six programmes walking through the minefield of the information age considers its impact on how people get about. Imagine: robots drive people's cars, and as everyone works from home, there is no need to commute. Is this the future of transport? Alun Lewis investigates. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: In Touch

With Peter White.
Producer Eleanor Garland
PHONE: free on [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: The Grass Is Singing: 2: Back to the Past

Janet Suzman reads Doris Lessing's novel, abridged by Pamela Grace.
For details see yesterday


Reader: Janet Suzman
Author: Doris Lessing
Abridged by: Pamela Grace

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: A Night with.... Patrick Moore

The effect of the night on six people. 4: Astronomer and TV presenter
Patrick Moore 's fascination with the night sky began when he was six. Producer Richard Bannerman Repeat


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: News

: The Late Book: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

By Kate Atkinson. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Atkinson.

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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.

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