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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Uridge.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor 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: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

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

Your chance to talk to Ed Stourton and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Ed Stourton
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Daily Service

Now Thank We All Our God (Nun
Danket); Psalm 20; Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened (Dearnley); Ride On, King Jesus (Spiritual arr Swinford). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Mean Times Australia

A six-part series presenting true stories from Australia's past and present. 5: Dying for Gold. Harold Lasseter 's body was found in the Australian desert in the 1930s. Buried nearby were letters in which he claims to have found a reef of gold. His son, now in his 70s, has spent a lifetime looking for the gold and feels that he is close to proving that his father was telling the truth. Producers Ann-Marie Evans and John Dryden Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Harold Lasseter
Producers: Ann-Marie Evans
Producers: John Dryden

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago today.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Woman's Hour

Film director Sally Potter , famous for her screen version of Orlando, talks to
Jenni Murray about her love of dance - the subject of her new film, The Tango. Serial: Hen's Teeth. Part 7.
For details see yesterday


Director: Sally Potter
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: All in the Mind

Last in the series of the magazine programme investigating matters psychological and psychiatric.
Professor Anthony Clare poses the question: is counselling good for you? Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: You and Yours

With Margaret Collins.


Unknown: Margaret Collins.

: Booked!

The dons from The Godfather contact memories of mother love and take an anger management course, while Barbara Cartland 's Love Lifts the Curse gets a new beginning and ending. More literary tomfoolery with Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Roger McGough and Rory Motion. Chaired by Barnsley poet
Ian McMillan. The last of the series. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Rory Motion.
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: The Etiquette of Friendship

Jean and Will are old friends. Both have unsatisfactory love lives. She is outwardly confident, American. He is thoroughly English, reticent. They marry so that Jean can stay in the country. This begins to undermine the rock of their friendship.
Producer David Hunter


Producer: David Hunter
Jean: Cathryn Harrison
Will: Robert Harper

: Mirrored in Music

A six-part series in which international musicians choose and discuss music reflecting the character and spirit of their native countries.
3: Andrew Green talks to cellist Matt Haimovitz
, who selects music which describes Israel.
Producer Tracy Ross


Talks: Andrew Green
Unknown: Matt Haimovitz
Producer: Tracy Ross

: The Afternoon Shift

Presented by Daire Brehan.


Presented By: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan sees a film based on George Orwell 's celebrated novel
Keep the Aspidistra Flying, starring Richard E Grant. Plus a collection of Holub the Rampage. Producer Julia Arrowsmith Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Richard E Grant.
Producer: Julia Arrowsmith

: Short Story: Handel's Trumpeter

By Ifor Thomas , read by Danny Grehan. Hywel discovers a love of music and sound when he visits his grandfather. So how will a tuning fork help him overcome his fear of dogs? Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Ifor Thomas
Read By: Danny Grehan.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Imperial Palace

Arnold Bennett 's classic novel set in the 1930s, dramatised in four parts by Peter Ling. 3: There is some staff unrest at the hotel. with Michael Mears , John Hartley. Joanna Monro , Christopher Scott. Adjoa Andoh , Di Botcher and loan Meredith
Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter Ling.
Unknown: Michael Mears
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Di Botcher
Evelyn Orcham: Robin Ellis
Sir Henry Savott: Derek Waring
Grade Savott: Colleen Prendergast
Violet Powler: Charlotte Attenborough
MissCass: Ann Beach

: News

: The Archers

An inspector calls.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

The civil war in Sudan is the longest-running conflict in Africa and has claimed at least 1.5 million lives. As yet another attempt to broker a peace deal gets under way, Maurice Walsh assesses the chances for peace.
Producer David Lewis. Repeated Saturday 5pm


Unknown: Maurice Walsh
Producer: David Lewis.

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review of developments in science. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans

: The Network

Alun Lewis returns with the series that guides you through the information age. 1: Ghosts in the Machine. How is computing power catering for those in search of spiritual enlightenment? Producer Jim Clarke
E-MAIL: the.network@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Jim Clarke

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people. Producer Karen Turner. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Clothes They Stood Up In

By Alan Bennett. Final part. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alan Bennett.

: Mediumwave

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

: Sentimental Journey

A six-part series about personal travel experiences. 1: Cuba and Fidel Castro hold afierce attraction for Arthur Scargill , a man known for his strong opinions. Arthur Smith travels to Havana to relive Scargill's visits to this last bastion of Communism in the Caribbean. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Unknown: Fidel Castro
Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: News

: The Late Book: Bright Lights, Big City

ByJayMclnemey. Part 2.
For details see yesterday Repeat

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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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