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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

From Edinburgh with Liz Barr.


Unknown: Liz Barr.

: Today

With John Humphrys and 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.

: Notes from a Small Island

Written by Bill Bryson. Abridged and read in four parts by Kerry Shale. 1: Dover to London
Producer Paul Kent Repeat


Written By: Bill Bryson.
Producer: Paul Kent

: News

: Call Robin Lustig: (0171)[number removed]

Talk to Robin Lustig and guests on an issue of the moment.
Producer Bruce Whitney-Low LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Bruce Whitney-Low

: Daily Service

Jerusalem the Golden (Ewing); Luke
19, W41-44; Psalm 61 (Walker); God Has Chosen Me (Farrell). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Music: Christopher Walker.

: Shiva's Wedding

The first of two programmes exploring the role of gods and goddesses in Indian life. Journalist Ruchira Gupta celebrates the wedding day of the god Shiva and explores his image as a long-haired poster pin-up, a drinking and dancing god, and a patron of outcasts and ascetics. (Kali's Smile is tomorrow at 10am.)


Unknown: Ruchira Gupta

: On This Day

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler . India and Pakistan head towards independence, Mahatma Gandhi holds a prayer meeting in Calcutta, and police hunt the Mad Parson in Falmouth.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Mahatma Gandhi
Unknown: Mad Parson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Wendy Austin. Serial: Ice-Candy-Man. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Wendy Austin.

: Medicine Now

Would you trust a mechanical arm with a scalpel? Geoff Watts investigates robots in the operating theatre.
Producer Juiia Durbin. Rptd Sunday 10.15pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Juiia Durbin.

: You and Yours

With Clare Catford.


Unknown: Clare Catford.

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday chairs the panel game which explores the origins of words. with guests David Aaronovitch , Fi Glover , Jeremy Nicholas and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Mark Tonderai


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Fi Sci - Fiction Science not Science Fiction

Pudd'nhead Wilson. Published in 1894, Mark Twain 's story of identical twins exchanged in the cradle and later accused of murder was right up to date in its use of science. Geneticist
Steve Jones asks why Twain was so fascinated with questions of inheritance and examines how relevant those questions remain today. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Erika Wright

: Just the Part

Rodney Milnes talks to six opera singers about their favourite roles.
5: Tenor Philip Langridge talks about singing the title role in Benjamin Britten 's Peter Grimes.
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Talks: Rodney Milnes
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: The Afternoon Shift

Introduced by Daire Brehan.
Editors Nadine Grieve and Keith Jones
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Daire Brehan.
Editors: Nadine Grieve
Editors: Keith Jones

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reviews a successful series of easy listening music releases, and Paul Allen talks to Twyla Tharp at the Edinburgh Festival.
Producer John Goudie. Rvsd repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Twyla Tharp
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story: A Visitor from Pakistan

By Ramlal, read by Shaheen Khan. Saraswati believes she has been widowed as a result of the terrible events of partition. She marries again, but seven years later, when a visitor from Pakistan knocks on her door, she is faced with a situation that she never believed was possible. Producer Kristine Landon-Smith


Read By: Shaheen Khan.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Wonderland Girls

Marianne Carey 's four-part comedy lifts the lid on the life assurance business. 4: A Girl's Best Friend
The marketing department learns the art of damage limitation.
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Director: Patrick Rayner
Maxine: Fiona Bell
Debbie: Wendy Seager
Brian: Tom Smith
Juliet: Jenny Ryan
Rhonda: Monica Gibb
Mr Dunleavy: John Shedden
Farquhar: Andrew Booth
Lyall: Simon Tait
Mr Montgomerie: Bob Docherty

: News

: The Archers

Marjorie is in a state of shock. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: After Partition

Actress and writer Meera Syal joins her father Surendra on his journey back to Pakistan, a country he has not seen since he was 14 years old.
During the partitioning of India and Pakistan, he was one of the thousands of Hindus who made the trip across the border. Meera Syal discusses his thoughts and feelings on being back there, and visits the house in which he lived.
Producer Kathy Smith
* Return journey: page 28


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Meera Syal
Producer: Kathy Smith

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: In Living Colour

The last 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, views and information 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 Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Midnight's Children

By Salman Rushdie. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: 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.
5: A Victorian Banquet Producer Liz Jensen


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Liz Jensen

: News

: The Late Book: Biggest Elvis

By PF Kluge. Part 2. For details see yesterday

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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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