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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders. Producer David Street


Unknown: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

With Gabrielle Cox.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: A Good Read

Actor and writer Tom Watt and ex-Olympic heptathlete and Gladiator Judy Simpson talk to Thomas Sutcliffe about their favourite paperbacks. Producer John Byrne
Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Tom Watt
Unknown: Judy Simpson
Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

: Daily Service

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
(Kingsfold); Romans 8, wl8-27; My Spirit Longs for Thee (Dowland); 0,
Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: On These Days

Jarrow to Giro. Despite the chaotic effects of economic collapse, many people have existed without recourse to conventional work. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Short story: Walker Brothers Cowboy by Alice Munro , read by Buffy Davis.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alice Munro
Read By: Buffy Davis.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions posed by gardeners from Belfast. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 03/98 to [address removed]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Little Novels: 4: Miss Bertha and the Yankee

Five Victorian mysteries by Wilkie Collins, dramatised by John Arden.
An Englishman and an American are rivals for the affections of a beautiful heiress. with Jenny Lee, David Timson, David Jarvis and loan Meredith. Pianist Colin Guthrie Director David Blount


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised By: John Arden.
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Unknown: David Timison
Unknown: David Jaris
Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: David Blount
Wilkie Collins: Ronald Pickup
Bertha Laroche: Alison Pettitt

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Young PC

A three-part series by award-winning writer Mark Davies Markham.
Paula Young has been shot at in a bank raid and suspects that her ex-boyfriend Tony is involved. with Vincent Davies , Ian Dunn ,
Becky Hindley , Stephen Thorne. Natasha Pyne , Gerard McDermott , Alison Pettitt , Iwan Thomas and Carolyn Jones
Written by Vince Foxall. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Mark Davies Markham.
Unknown: Paula Young
Unknown: Vincent Davies
Unknown: Ian Dunn
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Written By: Vince Foxall.
Director: Claire Grove
Paula Young: Julia Ford
Stuart: Mark Bonnar

: Six of the Best

Six teachers nominated by BBC Radio 4 listeners have allowed microphones into their classrooms. 3: Biology teacher Elizabeth Pollack and her GCSE class from Whitley Bay High School, Newcastle, look at the workings of the eye.
Producer John Dryden Revised repeat


Unknown: Elizabeth Pollack
Producer: John Dryden

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini watches Titanic, starring Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet. Plus reviews of Alex Cox 's film The Winner, set in Las Vegas. Producer Mohit Bakaya
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Leonardo Di Caprio
Unknown: Kate Winslet.
Unknown: Alex Cox
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Short Story: Algebra

By Josephine Corcoran , read by William Hootkins. Angel is a beautiful child - kind and caring. But there is more to her than meets the eye ... Producer Tabitha Potts


Unknown: Josephine Corcoran
Read By: William Hootkins.
Producer: Tabitha Potts

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Counterpoint

Heat three of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday 12.25pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: News

: The Archers

Jill feels torn.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC
Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 9.05am


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Kennedy's Secret Tapes

The second of two programmes in which Anthony Howard draws on the secret tapes made by President
Kennedy to tell the inside story of what went on in the White House during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. Actors Ed Bishop, John Guerrasio , Bill Roberts , Kerry Shale , Bob Sherman , Colin Stinton and John Turner re-create the dramas in the Oval office. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Bill Roberts
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Unknown: Colin Stinton
Unknown: John Turner

: Victorian Interiors

A series of documentary dramas revealing the inside stories of four eminent Victorian partnerships.
3: Carlyle's Silent Room. The life of the great historian Thomas Carlyle was utterly changed by the discovery of his wife's diary. Written by Michael Butt. with Kim Wall , Stephen Critchlow and Joseph Swash. Director Penny Gold Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Carlyle
Written By: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Joseph Swash.
Thomas Carlyle: Denys Hawthorne
Jane Welsh Carlyle: Morag Hood

: Costing the Earth

The last in the current series looking at the environment.
Revised 9.30pm

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Old House

By Anton Chekhov. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.

: The (Almost) Accidental Adventures of Bell and Todd: Part 6

The conclusion of John Eggleston's six-part comedy adventure series in which two friends are thrown into a mad and mysterious world.
Starring June Whitfield as Diana, the wry narrator.


Writer: John Eggleston
Producer: Liz Anstee
Diana: June Whitfield
Bell: Matthew Bell
Todd: Toby Longworth

: TV Dinners

A Far, Far Better Thing. The final part of Keith Lawes 's darkly comic tale.
Starring Timothy West , Maggie Steed and Jonathan Coy. Producer Phil Bowker


Unknown: Keith Lawes
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Jonathan Coy.
Producer: Phil Bowker

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

Harry Hill presents radio's fastest and funniest show. With Burt Kwouk, Edna Dore, Al Murray, Martin Hyder, Matt Bradstock and Peter Serafinowicz.



Comedian: Harry Hill
[Actress]: Edna Dore
Comedian: Al Murray
[Actor]: Martin Hyder
[Actor]: Matt Bradstock
[Actor]: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Phil Bowker

: News

: The Late Book: The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Final part.
For details see Monday

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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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