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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Producers Hugh O'Donnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: 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 Jim Thompson.


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

: How to Beat Sir Humphrey

Final part.
For details see Monday

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest Terence Stamp.
Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Terence Stamp.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest (Billing); Luke 22, w39-46; Father, if This Cup (Dean); Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: The Windy Sea

Tim Whewell continues his four-part exploration of the countries bordering the Caspian Sea.
3: Proudly Made in Iran. After two decades of isolation, the country is showing signs of wanting to come in from the cold. But will a new liberal leadership and an appetite for change be enough to break the deadlock? Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Unknown: Caspian Sea.
Producer: Andy Denwood

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Tessa Williams reports on efforts to help men come to terms with their feelings and responsibilities when their partners have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Serial: Angel. Part 3. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Tessa Williams

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 39/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Eastern Mix

Philip Afshar 's six-part comedy drama series about next-door neighbours who start an import business. 4: Florence has to attend a sales meeting when Khalid hurts his back, and Samantha has an announcement to make. with Nisha Kapur. Rachna Kapur , Denise Devlin and Neil McCaul. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Philip Afshar
Unknown: Nisha Kapur.
Unknown: Rachna Kapur
Unknown: Denise Devlin
Unknown: Neil McCaul.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Khalid Miah: Harmage Singh Kalirai
Samantha Miah: Kathryn Apanowicz
Florence Field: Annette Kerr

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Brighton and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Peggers and the Creelers

The final part of Catherine Czerkawska 's three-part drama.
The World's III Divided. It is 1913 and some time since Johnnie went to
Canada, leaving Sarah to look after their daughter. with Rachel Ogilvy , Stuart McQuarrie , Colin Gourley , Andrew Conlan. Jean Faulds and Isabel Wright. Incidental music played by John McCusker. Director Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Rachel Ogilvy
Unknown: Stuart McQuarrie
Unknown: Colin Gourley
Unknown: Andrew Conlan.
Unknown: Jean Faulds
Unknown: Isabel Wright.
Played By: John McCusker.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Sarah: Sybil Wintrope
Mary (as a childl): Carolyn Bonnyman
Duncan's mother: Carolyn Bonnyman
Teresa: Carolyn Bonnyman
Agnes: Sheila Donald

: Letters from Here and There

Six authors recall recent trips they have made. 4: York. Jonathan Meades
is on the city's Viking trail. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Afternoon Shift

With Russell Davies.


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini finds out if a new biography of Stanley Kubrick reveals any secrets, and reviews Hollywood's latest disaster film, Volcano. Producer Helen Garrison Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Short Story: My Son

By Jane Rawlinson , read by Jenny Agutter. She had marched for noble causes, then she held the abandoned baby and really became involved. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Rawlinson
Read By: Jenny Agutter.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Will Susan's future sparkle? Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.
Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow
9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: North and South - Travels along the Irish Border

Four programmes in which writer Colm Toibin traces the border dividing the Republic of Ireland from the North. How is the fragile peace affecting the towns and villages which straddle the divide? 1: The Freedom of the City. The journey begins on the west coast, picking up the border near Londonderry. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Glen to Glen

Four programmes in which
Sean Rafferty and Cherrie Mcllwaine visit great houses and gardens in Ireland. 1: Clandeboye, County Down. Producer Julie Brown


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Cherrie McLlwaine
Producer: Julie Brown

: Icebergs and Swamps

Four programmes in which top scientists celebrate their trail-blazing heroes of the past. 1: Alfred Russel Wallace
Dr Sandy Knapp introduces the naturalist who developed the same theory of evolution as Darwin-only sooner.
Producer Sandy Raffan


Unknown: Alfred Russel Wallace
Introduces: Dr Sandy Knapp
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Action Reaction

Sue Blackmore chairs the third of five debates on scientific issues affecting our everyday lives. From Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Producer Phil Critchlow


Producer: Phil Critchlow

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isobel Hilton.


Presenter: Isobel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: Loitering with Intent

By Muriel Spark. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: On Baby Street

The final part of Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair 's comedy drama about three new mothers. The babies are now a year old and their mothers are celebrating. with Tilly Vosburgh , Linda Robson , Kevin Eldon , Julie Balloo , Hugh Ross. Graham Fellows , Lee Cornes , Eva Stuart. Ronnie Ancona and Jenny Eclair. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Tilly Vosburgh
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Hugh Ross.
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Lee Cornes
Unknown: Eva Stuart.
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Unknown: Jenny Eclair.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Geraldine: Frances Barber
Shona: Claire Skinner

: The Cheese Shop Present

The Butter Factor
The last in this run of the comedy series. With Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb.
Producer Gareth Edwards Repeat


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News Briefing

: The Late Book: Light in August

Part 8.
For details see Tuesday

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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.

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