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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Fr Donal McKeown.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Better than Sex

Four writers celebrate an experience that brings them intense pleasure. 2: Secret River Bathing by Adam Thorpe. It is one thing to share one's passion for swimming naked in the hidden rivers of France, quite another to divulge the location. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Adam Thorpe.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Daily Service

Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down
Ampney); 1 Corinthians 12, w4-ll; Come, Thou Holy Spirit, Come
(Palestrina); Spirit of God (Skye Boat Song). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe invites Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe and Demos co-founder Helen Wilkinson to nominate their favourite paperbacks. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Helen Wilkinson
Producer: Sara Davies.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. In the fifties an ample bosom was the ultimate fashion accessory, but by the nineties the superwaif look had become the vogue. Kathleen Griffin looks at how breasts have fared in the 20th century.
Serial: Delicate Matters. Part 3. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 27/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

Call to Account
With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: North East of Eden

Peter Kerry 's six-part comedy.
4: The annual festival of St Marcus brings a convoy of tourists to Paradise Island. However, the celebrations are marred by a mysterious illness, and the torchlit parade is threatened. with Jean Southern. Stephen Thirkeld and Niall Ashdown. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Peter Kerry
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

Final part of Tony Mulholland 's drama. 4: Crunch. The general election is but a few days away. with Hugh Ross. Michael Lumsden. Chris Quinn , Marian Kemmer and Kim Durham Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Tony Mulholland
Unknown: Hugh Ross.
Unknown: Michael Lumsden.
Unknown: Chris Quinn
Unknown: Marian Kemmer
Unknown: Kim Durham
Director: Brian Lighthill
Patricia: Lucy Tregear
Evelyn: Hilary MacLean

: Countdown

Ten views of life in this century. 2: Kitchen Gods. Iva Chin Shue divides her time between three countries, her wonderful cooking and a career as a hypnotherapist.
Producers Sara Lloyd and Piers Plowright


Unknown: Iva Chin Shue
Producers: Sara Lloyd
Producers: Piers Plowright

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini talks to the musician Herb Alpert as he begins a new tour. Plus reviews of the Kirov
Ballet in Don Quixote and the Spike Lee film Get on the Bus. Producer Jerome Weatherald Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Gambaccini
Musician: Herb Alpert
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Spike Lee
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: The Last Word

By Anne Biggar , read by Una McLean. Tarn starts to attend funerals as a recreational pastime. Producer Pam Wardell


Unknown: Anne Biggar
Read By: Una McLean.
Producer: Pam Wardell

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Lynda is still having problems. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Cheshire Wives: Ladies Who Lunch

The first of three programmes focusing on the home of the richest people outside Greater London, and the women who live there.

Cheshire women Fiona, Pam, Chloe and Ashley spend their days on a round of beauty salons and charity luncheons.


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Witnessing History

Benjamin Britten 's War Requiem was given its world premiere as part of a festival celebrating Coventry's new cathedral. John Florance talks to conductor Meredith Davies , soprano Heather Harper , critic Donald Mitchell and others who witnessed this event.
Producer Rosie Boulton Repeat


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Talks: John Florance
Conductor: Meredith Davies
Soprano: Heather Harper
Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Whiter than Wight

Portrait of a Play
The theatre is booked, but the play has yet to be written. In just 12 sessions playwright Peter Mortimer works with a group of ten-year-olds from Allendale Middle School in the North Pennines to create, produce and perform a play. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Peter Mortimer
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Catalyst

A five-part series which explores the way scientific disciplines work together to illuminate fundamental questions. 4: Quentin Cooper talks to pioneers of nanotechnology about how the manipulation of materials, atom by atom, could transform the world.
Producer Julian Brown
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Julian Brown

: Kaleidoscope

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: Late-Night Opening Twenty Players

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


Written By: Simon Bullivant
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Mahaffys

The final part of Karl MacDermott 's comedy set in small-town Ireland.
6: Jack is knee-deep in trouble again. 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

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

The last of a five-part comedy series by Bill Dare , starring Robert Duncan and Julia Hills. In a recent survey, sex was voted Britain's favourite activity-after eating, sleeping, ironing and emptying the bin. 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
Cora: Pauline McLynn
Jack: Karl MacDermott
Fr Des: Conor Lambert
Tuffy: Conor Lambert

: News

: The Late Book: The Giant's House

By Elizabeth McCracken. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth McCracken.

About this project

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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