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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare interviews travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Paul Theroux.

: Summertime

Four programmes in which distinguished Irish writers explore the theme of summer.
1: Belfast playwright Christina Reid recalls idyllic childhood fortnights spent with her grandmother, during the annual Twelfth of July holidays. Producer Judith Elliott


Unknown: Christina Reid
Producer: Judith Elliott

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe invites guests Sarah Maguire and Gillian Reynolds to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: Daily Service

From the Eton Choral Course, Eton College Chapel, Windsor. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Franconia); James 2, wl-4, 8, 14-17; Teach Me, 0
Lord (Byrd); Lord of All Power, I Give You My Will (Slane). Director of music Ralph Allwood.


Music: Ralph Allwood.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Yvette Rowe reports from Jamaica on the role of women within the Rastafarian movement.
Serial: Kiss and Kin. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Yvette Rowe

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 30/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

Call to Account
With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Protesting Too Much

A six-part comedy drama by Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips , set just before the last general election. A Conservative MP finds himself living in a tree to protest about a bypass. with Kevin Eldon. Sally Phillips and Elliott Nicholls. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Kate Brooke
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Kevin Eldon.
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Elliott Nicholls.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George Dank: John Fortune
Hermione Dank: Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank: Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins: Brian Bowles

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Uncle Freddie

The final part of Alex Ferguson 's trilogy. A Catalogue of Disasters
Dad loses his job at the bakery, and Lecky is bullied for being a scholarship boy. with Colin MacLachlan. Alex Ferguson , Janine Birkett. Joe Caffrey , Sharon Percy. Kathryn Quinn and Ian Brown. Music by Jane Wade and Donald McBride. Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Colin MacLachlan.
Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Janine Birkett.
Unknown: Joe Caffrey
Unknown: Sharon Percy.
Unknown: Kathryn Quinn
Unknown: Ian Brown.
Music By: Jane Wade
Music By: Donald McBride.
Director: Melanie Harris
Uncle Freddie: Shaun Prendergast
Lecky: Gareth Brown
Our Mam: Charlie Hardwick

: Countdown

Ten views of life in this century.
5: The Colours of the Street. Artist
Oliver Bevan has always painted cities, and finds them a useful metaphor for the 20th century. Producers Piers Plowright


Artist: Oliver Bevan
Producers: Piers Plowright

: The Afternoon Shift

With Jane Markham. Including an examination of Williams syndrome. And the series on sweets continues with a look at medicinal sweets.


Unknown: Jane Markham.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini takes in the new
Matthew Broderick film Addicted to
Love and looks at the work of Merchant-Ivory.
Producer Fiona Bailey
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Matthew Broderick
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Short Story: Miss Right

By Caroline Upcher. When a chauffeur meets the girl of his dreams, he is driven to distraction. Producer Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Caroline Upcher.
Producer: Nandita Ghose

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

David is put in a difficult position. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: On the Eighth Day

Geoff Watts explores what is meant by creativity in science (as opposed to the arts), how it can be measured, and what makes it flourish.
Scientists in America and Britain explain the importance of curiosity and making connections. Producer Richard Aedy


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Richard Aedy

: Reading Aloud: Work

Six readings that explore the joys and woes of earning a daily crust. 1: Down and Out in Paris and London, by George Orwell. Read by Paul McGann.
Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: George Orwell.
Read By: Paul McGann.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Points of Departure

A series of sixtalks by journalists who have won the James Cameron Memorial Prize.
1: Fergat Keane. The BBC's Asia correspondent draws on his experiences to highlight the tensions between the public commentator and the private individual. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: James Cameron
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Costing the Earth

Jeremy Cherfas presents an eight-part environmental series.
2: Green Architecture. This programme looks at why so much of the housing in Britain is so energy-inefficient, and asks how a sustainable future can realistically be achieved. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Love on a Branch Line

By John Hadfield. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: John Hadfield.

: Dry Slopes

3: The Domino Effect. Afour-part comedy series written by and starring Nick Ball , with Louisa Rix as Mum.
Everybody Angus knows seems to be in a relationship these days.
With Robert Harley. Wayne Forester and Julie Gibbs. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Nick Ball
Unknown: Louisa Rix
Unknown: Robert Harley.
Unknown: Wayne Forester
Unknown: Julie Gibbs.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: And I Am the Queen of Sheba

Ken Livingstone MP chairs the panel game which highlights the art of lying. With guests Tony Hawks, Hattie Hayridge , Neil Mullarkey and Mark Steel. Producer Jon Naismith Repeat


Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Mark Steel.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Late Book: The Changing Forest

By Dennis Potter. 3: Empty Pews
The old chapel religion was losing its grip on the local community. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dennis Potter.

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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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