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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Prayer for the Day

With Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Approach, My Soul, The Mercy-seat (Stracathro); Matthew 6, wl6-21; Jesu Dulcis Memoria (Victoria); How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (Scottish folk tune).
Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and his guests, inventor James Dyson and columnist Ann Leslie , discuss some of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall Revised 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: James Dyson
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: On These Days

3: The 60s secondary modern. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Theory of War. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by students, parents and staff of Cheam Hawtreys School, Newbury. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send AS sae marked 08/98 to [address removed]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Visiting Julia

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part comedy drama series. 4: I Should Have Had the Sausages. Julia has too many visitors. with Stephen Thorne. Kate Binchy , Nigel Anthony and Frances Jeater Producer John Tydeman


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Stephen Thome.
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Producer: John Tydeman
Roger: Keith Barron
Julia: Uz Goulding
Ma-in-'ell: Shirley Dixon

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Case Book of Shedock Holmes

Three classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
2: The Veiled Lodger. Mrs Merrilow has the perfect lodger - a gentlewoman who keeps herself to herself and pays rent in advance. But why will she not show her face?
Violin Leonard Friedman and Main Campbell. Dramatised by Roger Danes
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Mrs Merrilow
Violin: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Roger Danes
Director: Patrick Rayner

: Stages of Redemption

Seven writers reflect on enduring themes drawn from the story of Christ's Passion.
1: Minette Walters , crime novelist. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Minette Walters
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews the latest
Steven Spielberg film, Amistad. And a look at a new version of The Tales of Hoffmann, produced by Graham Vick and conducted by Paul Daniel for the English National Opera. Producer Julia Arrowsmith
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Produced By: Graham Vick
Conducted By: Paul Daniel
Producer: Julia Arrowsmith

: Short Story: Romance with Double Bass

By Anton Chekhov , read by Dougal Lee. A pastoral comedy of embarrassment and confusion in which a musician loses his clothes while on his way to perform at a concert in a country house. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Read By: Dougal Lee.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: News

: The Archers

Tommy's birthday does not go as planned.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: In the Name of Security

Three drama-documentaries examining major cases of US espionage generated by the Cold War. 1: The Trials of Alger Hiss (1948-50) Was Alger Hiss a spy? What was
Richard Nixon 's role in the case? And has the recent release of secret papers resolved or deepened this great mystery? with William Frankfather , Arthur Hanket. Tom Virtue and Alan Wilder
Contributions from relatives, historians. FBI agents and trial participants including Alger Hiss. Whittaker Chambers, Robert Stripling , Richard Nixon and Allen Weinstein
Trial transcripts edited by Peter Goodchild Producer Susan Albert Loewenberg
Directors Martin Jenkins and John Theocharis


Unknown: Alger Hiss
Unknown: Richard Nixon
Unknown: William Frankfather
Unknown: Arthur Hanket.
Unknown: Alan Wilder
Unknown: Alger Hiss.
Unknown: Robert Stripling
Unknown: Richard Nixon
Unknown: Allen Weinstein
Edited By: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Directors: Martin Jenkins
Directors: John Theocharis
Hiss: David Hyde Pierce
Chambers: Francis Guynan
Nixon: Richard Hoyt Miller

: Lion's Den

Humphrey Carpenter presents three arts debates in which a "Daniel" figure braves an audience of interested - and sometimes agitated - practitioners. 1: Exit. Pursued by a Bear. Writer and journalist Bryan Appleyard argues that the British arts establishment places too much importance on the theatre. From London's Bush Theatre. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Bryan Appleyard
Producer: Paul Quinn

: On Giants' Shoulders

Melvyn Bragg with six more programmes in which he talks to scientists and historians of today about the giants who have made scientific history. 1: Henri Poincare - the Man Who Discovered Chaos by Accident. With Professor Ian Stewart ,
Michel Paty , June Barrow Green and Professor Sir Robert May.
Producers Ruth Gardiner and Jeanette Thomas


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Henri Poincare
Unknown: Professor Ian Stewart
Unknown: Michel Paty
Unknown: Sir Robert May.
Producers: Ruth Gardiner
Producers: Jeanette Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: The Bookshop

Part 8.
For details see Monday

: We Know Everything

The last in the series of the comedy sketch show. With Dan Gaster , Paul Powell , Melanie Hudson ,
Martin Hyder , Neil McCaul and Dan Strauss. Written by Dan Gaster and Paul Powell Producers Phil Clarke and Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Dan Gaster
Unknown: Paul Powell
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Neil McCaul
Unknown: Dan Strauss.
Written By: Dan Gaster
Written By: Paul Powell
Producers: Phil Clarke
Producers: Dawn Ellis

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

Another chance to hear Bill Dare 's six-part comedy. 1: Mike and Sue ponder the future. Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens. With Roger Blake , Bill Dare , Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips. Music by Mark Burton Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Music By: Mark Burton
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Late Book: Lucky You

Part 8.
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.

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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