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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Matthew Jones.


Unknown: Fr Matthew Jones.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: News

: Vice or Virtue

In the last of six programmes, Mark Lawson re-examines traditional vices or virtues with Bea Campbell , Jonathan Porritt , Peter Stanford and AN Wilson. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt
Unknown: Peter Stanford
Producer: David Coomes

: A Good Read

In the fourth of ten programmes, West Yorkshire Playhouse director Jude Kelly and Jatinder Verma of Tara Arts discuss their favourite paperbacks with Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Susan Roberts. Rptd Sunday 9pm


Director: Jude Kelly
Director: Jatinder Verma
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Daily Service

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton); 1 Kings 19, wl-12; Be Not Afraid (Dufford); Be Not Afraid (Mendelssohn). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: A Many Splendoured Thing. Part 3. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 25/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: North East of Eden

A six-part drama by Peter Kerry.
2: Something strange is happening under the water. Marcia, meanwhile, is still adjusting to a quieter lifestyle. with Sammy Johnson , Jean Southern. Stephen Thirkeld and Niall Ashdown Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Peter Kerry.
Unknown: Sammy Johnson
Unknown: Stephen Thirkeld
Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Producer: Kathy Smith
Auntie Annie: Joan Sims
Marcia: Rebecca Front
Joseph: James Garbutt

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Patricia's Policy

A four-part drama by Tony Mulholland. 2: Women Beware Women. Both
Patricia and New Labour politican
Evelyn are finding the general election is not just about party policies. with James Warrior and Susan Jeffrey Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Tony Mulholland.
Unknown: James Warrior
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Director: Brian Lighthill
Patricia: Lucy Tregear
Tony: Kim Wall
Evelyn: Hilary MacLean
Trevor: Hugh Ross

: Treasure Islands

In the last programme of the series, Michael Rosen invites Wendy Cooling to select paperbacks to interest all ages over the summer holidays. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees the new
Batman and Robin movie in which the caped crusader gains a sense of humour. In the studio, the classical violinist Joshua Bell talks and plays. Producer Olive Clancy
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Violinist: Joshua Bell
Producer: Olive Clancy

: Short Story: Planet Love

By Patricia Alderman , read by Robert Glenister. "Who is your ideal man?" William enquires. "Richard Branson , Andre Agassi and Martin Amis ," replies Antonia.
Producer Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Patricia Alderman
Read By: Robert Glenister.
Unknown: Richard Branson
Unknown: Andre Agassi
Unknown: Martin Amis
Producer: Brian Lighthill

: PM

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Phil feels the generation gap. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

With John Waite and the team.
Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC
Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: Last Boat Home

Farewell. Hong Kong to Durban. On 6 March, the ocean liner Oriana set sail from Hong Kong. For many of the families on board, this was the last boat home and they left behind a life as servants to Her Majesty's Hong Kong Government. In the first of two programmes, Julian Pettifer travels with them to record their memories, regrets and hopes as they contemplate the reality of their new lives.
Producers Sara Conkey and Mary Price


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producers: Sara Conkey

: Your Place or Mine?

Eight documentaries telling stories that cross boundaries of geography and generation.
7: Family Values. A collaboration with ABC Australia that looks behind the façade of Adelaide's genteel provincialism. Who is responsible for a string of gay murders? The police evidence is scrutinized and a big question is posed: is there a conspiracy by the establishment to cover the tracks of a local citizen? Editor Sharon Banoff


Editor: Sharon Banoff

: Catalyst

The second of a five-part series exploring the way different disciplines are working together to illuminate fundamental questions. Three thousand and eight hundred million years ago, the first microbial life forms on earth crawled out of the primordial soup. How did these entities, the ancestors of all life on earth, including humans, arise?
Quentin Cooper goes in search of the origin of life.
Producer Julian Brown. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Brown.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Monkey King

By Timothy Mo. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Timothy Mo.

: Late-Night Opening

11.00 Twenty Players The fourth of six programmes, featuring forgotten sporting heroes. Written by Simon Bullivant Producer Richard Wilson


Written By: Simon Bullivant
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Mahaffys

The fourth of Karl MacDermott 's six-part comedy set in small-town Ireland. Jack is having a midlife crisis and becomes attracted to Breege.
Producer Alan De Pellette


Unknown: Karl MacDermott
Producer: Alan de Pellette
Cora: Pauline McLynn
Jack: Karl MacDermott
Uncle Timmy: Jonathan White
Breege: Farrell Fleming
Muh: Conor Lambert
Malachy: Mario Rosenstock

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

The third of a five-part comedy series written by Bill Dare , starring Robert Duncan and Julia Hills. With Roger Blake , Debbie Isitt , Mark Kilmurry and Dan Strauss. Music by Mark Burton Producer Pete Sinclair Repeat


Written By: Bill Dare
Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Julia Hills.
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Debbie Isitt
Unknown: Mark Kilmurry
Unknown: Dan Strauss.
Music By: Mark Burton
Producer: Pete Sinclair

: News

: The Late Book: II Postino

By Antonio Skarmeta , read in five parts by David Rintoul. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Antonio Skarmeta
Unknown: David Rintoul.

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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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