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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

With Professor Anthony Clare. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare.

: Better than Sex

Four writers explore an experience that gives them intense pleasure.
1: Meetings with Pelicans by Howard Jacobson. "It was while I was lounging against the bonnet of the car, trying to make a crisp and cheese sandwich, that the pelican paddled up. I called to him, 'Come nearer,' which he did. Then I said, 'Open your mouth,'and he did." Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Howard Jacobson.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Daily Service

Holy! Holy! Holy! (Nicaea); 1 Peter 1, W13-21; Love One Another (Wesley); Love of the Father (Song 22). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: A Good Read

Novelists Lawrence Norfolk and Rachel Cusk discuss their choice of paperbacks with Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Rachel Cusk
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial:
A Many Splendoured Thing. Final part. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 26/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: North East of Eden

Peter Kerry 's six-part comedy series. 3: In her bid to settle on Paradise,
Marcia decides to take time out from medicine and join in a few local activities. The lifeboat drill on the Bobby Vee is not quite what she had in mind for a fun night out, but on this remote island, what else is there to do? Mrs Peevis, however, is unhappy.
With Jean Southern. Stephen Thirkeld and Niall Ashdown. Producer Kathy Smith


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

: 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. 3: The Big Picture. An ex-member of the Militant Tendency is making life difficult for Evelyn as she continues to canvass for New Labour, and Pat has just had to sack her drunken agent.
The election campaign could be going better for both candidates.
Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Tony Mulholland.
Director: Brian Lighthill
Patricia: Lucy Tregear
Evelyn: Hilary MacLean
Trevor: Hugh Ross
Alan: Michael Lumsden
Mostyn: Graham Colclough
Derek: Graham Padden

: Countdown

First of ten views of life in this century. An Early-Morning Swim. Rudolf Strauss was born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1913. When Hitler rose to power, he departed for Britain, where he has lived ever since. Winter and summer, he begins the day with a swim in the ponds of London's Hampstead Heath. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Rudolf Strauss
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Budget Special

With Nick Clarke and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

An unexpected visitor for Susan. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

With John Waite and his team. Editor Graham Ellis
Repeated 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

Hail! Durban to Southampton. 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 second of two programmes, Julian Pettifer travels with the families to record their memories, regrets and hopes. Producers Sara Conkey and Mary Price


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producers: Sara Conkey

: Your Place or Mine?

The last of eight documentaries telling stories which cross boundaries of geography and generation.
Vicarage Allsorts. In a quiet corner of Norfolk, many of the Rev Martin Down 's parishioners have found new ways to worship. Sara Parker reports that some of the more traditional villagers are unhappy about the rash of speaking tongues and healing. Series editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Martin Down
Unknown: Sara Parker
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: Catalyst

Thethird in afive-part series exploring the ways different scientific disciplines are working together to illuminate fundamental questions. Presenter Quentin Cooper examines how psychologists, neuroscientists and biochemists are on the brink of discovering what makes humans smart. Producer Julian Brown
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Brown

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini looks at how the British national character has been portrayed on screen from Dickens to Dad's Army.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Quinn

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

By the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

: Book at Bedtime: The Monkey King

By Timothy Mo. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Timothy Mo.

: Late-Night Opening Twenty Players

The fifth of six programmes featuring forgotten sporting heroes. Written by Simon Bullivant Producer Richard Wilson


Written By: Simon Bullivant
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Mahaffys

Karl MacDermott 's six-part comedy. 5: Cora is busy trying to organise
Tubberbiggle's first-ever arts festival. with Jonathan White , Mario Rosenstock and Farrell Fleming. Producer Alan De Pellette


Unknown: Karl MacDermott
Unknown: Jonathan White
Unknown: Mario Rosenstock
Unknown: Farrell Fleming.
Producer: Alan de Pellette
Cora: Pauline McLynn
Jack: Karl MacDermott
FrDes: Conor Lambert

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike

and Sue The fourth of a five-part comedy series by Bill Dare , starring Robert Duncan and Julia Hills. with Roger Blake , Mark Kilmurry , Sally Phillips and Dan Strauss. Music by Mark Burton Producer Pete Sinclair Repeat


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

: News

: The Late Book: The Giant's House

By Elizabeth McCracken. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth McCracken.

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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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