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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Core Coren

Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.
3: Away from it All


Unknown: Humourist Alan Coren

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

With historian Norman Stone. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Norman Stone.

: Summertime

Four programmes in which distinguished Irish writers explore the theme of summer.
2: Author and broadcaster
Frank Delaney compares his childhood summers in County Tipperary with his current summers spent in Italy. Producer Judith Elliot


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Judith Elliot

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutciiffe invites guests Jo Brand and Jonathan Meades to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Sutciiffe
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Daily Service

'Tis Good. Lord, to Be Here (Carlisle); Luke 9, w28-36: At the Name of Jesus (Walker); Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Director of music Philip Jakob.


Music: Philip Jakob.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Diana Madill. Short story: Walker Brothers Cowboy by Alice Munro , read by Buffy Davis and abridged by Di Spiers.


Introduced By: Diana Madill.
Unknown: Alice Munro
Read By: Buffy Davis
Abridged By: Di Spiers.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 31/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Protesting Too Much

A six-part comedy drama by Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips.
2: Conservative MP George Dank climbs a tree in protest at the building of the new bypass, and Robbins tries to find something to smear Dank's good name with. with Brian Bowles , Kevin Eldon. Sally Phillips and Elliott Nicholls. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Kate Brooke
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Unknown: George Dank
Unknown: Brian Bowles
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

: The World at One


: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Love Divine

Martyn Wade 's three-part serial about the life of the founding father of Methodism, John Wesley.
1: The Holy Club. Wesley was a devout man, yet he was often tortured by doubts about the specific nature of his belief. Having developed his ideology while at Oxford, he and his brother then travelled to America to try to convert the immigrants there.
With Clive Francis as John Wesley and Michael Cochrane as Charles Wesley. with Jenny Lee , Alison Pettitt. Gerard McDermott , Christopher Wright , David Bannerman and Anthony Ofoegbu. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: John Wesley.
Unknown: Clive Francis
Unknown: John Wesley
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Charles Wesley.
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Susanna Wesley: Mary Wimbush
Samuel Wesley: John Rowe

: Countdown

Ten views of life in this century.
6: Away from Home. Adhaf Soueif was born in Cairo in 1950 and spent her childhood moving between Britain and Egypt. Now living with her family in London, she reflects on the changes, particularly for women, she has seen in half a century.
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Adhaf Soueif
Producer: Piers Plowright

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees the film version of Bean with Rowan Atkinson and Burt Reynolds.
Producer Nicki Paxman
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Burt Reynolds.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story: Dying to Tell You

By Tony Warren. Ida and Jean visit the ailing Pops in hospital and Ida makes a confession. Read by Arthur Smith. Producer Pauline Harris Repeat


Unknown: Tony Warren.
Read By: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Pauline Harris

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Clive has hidden talents.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Dissection of Jeremy Bentham

The remains of Jeremy Bentham reside in a discreet cloister at London
University. He died in 1832, having arranged to have his own corpse dissected. Historian Ruth Richardson explores the difficulties which beset 19th-century medical research and prompted his remarkable act. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Jeremy Bentham
Unknown: Ruth Richardson
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Reading Aloud: Work

Six readings that explore the joys and woes of earning a daily crust. 2: Biting the Dust: the Joys of Housework by Margaret Horsfield. Read by Brenda Blethyn. Producer Lesley Allan


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield.
Read By: Brenda Blethyn.
Producer: Lesley Allan

: Points of Departure

A series of six talks by journalists who have won the James Cameron
Memorial Prize. 2: Maggie O'Kane
The Guardian journalist draws on her coverage of the war in Bosnia. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: James Cameron
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Costing the Earth

Jeremy Cherfas presents an eight-part series on the environment.
3:Integrated Transport. This week
Jeremy Cherfas asks if people should be weaned from their dependency on the car for the sake of the planet. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Book at Bedtime: Love on a Branch Line

ByJohnHadfield. Part 8.
For details see Monday Repeat

: Dry Slopes

The Invisible Man. The last of a four-part comedy series written by and starring Nick Ball , with Louisa Rix as Mum. Nobody seems to pay Angus much attention these days. He tries to tell his problems to a psychiatrist but cannot seem to make himself heard over the cricket commentary.
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 ofSheba

Ken Livingstone MP uncovers more tales of fraud, lies and deceit. Guests are 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: Kitchen

By Banana Yoshimoto , read by Emily Woof. 3: Unexpected tragedy comes to the Tanabe household, and Mikage's new-found relationship is strained to the limit.
For details see Monday 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.

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