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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Romain.

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Core Coren

2: Suburban Fauna

: News

: Call Ed Stourton: (0171) [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Ed Stourton and his guest on a current issue. Producer Bruce Whitney Low LINES OPEN from 8am


Unknown: Ed Stourton
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: The Fool Who Stays or the Fool Who Goes Away

Anthony Minghella returns to the Isle of Wight to meet fellow emigrants and residents who are all drawn to the island's gentle beauty, surrounding sea and remarkable characters. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery . Rptd Sunday 5pm * Anthony Minghella 's Kind of Day: page 122


Unknown: Anthony Minghella
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery
Unknown: Anthony Minghella

: Daily Service

Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow); 2 Corinthians 4, wl-6; God Is Light (Bramma); Darkness, like a Shroud (Kendrick/Caplin). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Winston Churchill , launches a stinging attack on the Government's economic policy.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Unknown: Winston Churchill

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Diana Madill.
Serial: Kiss and Kin. Final part. For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Diana Madill.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Julia Durbin
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin

: You and Yours

With Alice Beer.


Unknown: Alice Beer.

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday derives entertainment from the dictionary with Jonathan James-Moore , Susan Jeffreys , Jim Tavare and Richard Vranch in another edition of the expressive panel game. Producer Mark Tonderai


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Jim Tavare
Unknown: Richard Vranch
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The World at One

With Guto Harri.


Unknown: Guto Harri.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Sci-Fi - Fiction Science not Science Fiction

The Third Policeman. Geneticist Steve Jones shows how his favourite literature has been influenced by scientific thinking. Flann O'Brien 's darkly comic novel The Third
Policeman, published 30 years ago, imagines people turning into bicycles and the universe as a sausage. Steve Jones gets on his bike to talk to writers and physicists about how O'Brien used the physics of his day in his bizarre plot and asks how much our understanding of his science has changed. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Flann O'Brien
Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Erika Wright

: Just the Part

Rodney Milnes talks to six opera singers about their favourite roles.
4: Soprano Karita Mattila talks about singing the role of Elisabeth in Verdi's Don Carlos.
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Talks: Rodney Milnes
Soprano: Karita Mattila
Unknown: Don Carlos.
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: The Afternoon Shift

Introduced by Daire Brehan.
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Daire Brehan.
Editor: Nadine Grieve
Editor: Keith Jones

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As books like Orlando Figes 's On the History of the Russian Revolution win the WH Smith Award and Martin Gilbert 's The History of the World published, Tim Marlow examines the new popularity of writing about history. Producer Matthew Dodd
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Orlando Figes
Unknown: Martin Gilbert
Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: The Line Judge

Written and read by David Benedictus. William Skeat is a Wimbledon official whose keen eyes sometimes drift from the lines to the legs of Ms Branka Svavic.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Read By: David Benedictus.
Read By: William Skeat
Unknown: Ms Branka Svavic.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Wonderland Gids

Marianne Carey 's four-part comedy which lifts the lid on the life assurance business.
3: The Icing on the Cake. Maxine steps out on the rocky road of love. with Simon Tait , Gregor Powrie Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Unknown: Simon Tait
Unknown: Gregor Powrie
Director: Patrick Rayner
Maxine: Fiona Bell
Debbie: Wendy Seager
Brian: Tom Smith
Rhonda: Monica Gibb
Juliet: Jenny Ryan
MrDunleavy: John Shedden
Farquhar: Andrew Booth
Lyall: Simon Tait
Austin: Gregor Powrie

: News

: The Archers

Eddie and Clarrie have an unexpected supper guest.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Prison Britain

In the last of three programmes,
Brendan O'Friel , former governor of Strangeways and Risely, concludes his analysis of the prison service. Should the prison service make a further fresh start to deal with the record number of prisoners and the rising expectations of how society manages its errant population? Producer Kathleen Carragher Repeated Saturday 5pm


Unknown: Brendan O'Friel
Producer: Kathleen Carragher

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: In Living Colour

The fifth of six programmes in which Trevor Phillips presents news, views and lively conversation from black and Asian perspectives around the UK. Producer Fran Acheson
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: in.living.colour@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Phillips

: In Touch

Peter White with news and views for visually impaired people. Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Book at Bedtime: Love on a Branch Line

By John Hadfield. Part 7.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: John Hadfield.

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: A History of Britain in

Six Menus Leslie Forbes travels through the centuries in search of a decent meal.
4: An 18th-Century Satirical Society Producer Elizabeth Burke Repeat


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: News

: The Late Book: Kitchen

By Banana Yoshimoto , read by Emily Woof.
2: Mikage's story continues as she finds herself living with the Tanabes. This mother and son are certainly unconventional, but there is comfort to be found in their beautiful kitchen.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Banana Yoshimoto
Read By: Emily Woof.

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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.

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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