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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Norman Winter.


Unknown: Norman Winter.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Paul Johns , management consultant and Methodist lay preacher
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Paul Johns

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest Piers Gough.
Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Piers Gough.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest in the Height
(Chorus Angelorum); 1 Corinthians 1, W17-25; Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Farrant); What Was It, 0 Our God? (Samuel). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Kutcha Butcha Half-Baked Bread

In the 17th century, the East India Company decided it was too expensive to ship English women to India for their employees to marry, so they encouraged mixed marriages with native Indian women. Three centuries later, their descendants returned to mother England. Navdip Dharawal explores the history of the Anglo-Indian people.


Presenter: Navdip Dharawal
Producer: John Byrne

: On These Days

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Madame Bovary. Part 18. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Madame Bovary.

: Gardeners'Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Berkshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 13/98 to [address removed]


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

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Born to Be Perfect

Bon viveur Sue Nelson has been overdoing it. In her audio diary, she gathers the latest scientific advice on diets and exercise and finds out whether fatness is in the genes. Producer Anne McNaught Repeat


Unknown: Sue Nelson
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Mother's Day:Bag-a-Bagel

By Sue Teddern. The first of four comedies celebrating mothers. When
Shirley Silver 's husband walked out on her, he left his mother's bagel recipe behind. Success is the best revenge. with John Rowe , Rachel Atkins. Gerard McDermott. Jenny Lee. Chandra Ruegg and Brian Parr Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Unknown: Shirley Silver
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Unknown: Chandra Ruegg
Unknown: Brian Parr
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Shirley: June Whitfield
Debby: Matilda Ziegler
Merline: Sharon D Clarke

: Stages of Redemption

Seven writers reflect on enduring themes drawn from the story of Christ's Passion.
6: Adam Thorpe , novelist and poet. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Peter Fonda's film "Ulee's Gold" and the film version of Peter Carey's book "Oscar and Lucinda", starring Ralph Fiennes as an eccentric priest.

(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Julia Arrowsmith

: Short Story: Walking

By Sally Cameron , read by Ann Rye. Producer Nandita Ghose Repeat


Unknown: Sally Cameron
Read By: Ann Rye.

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Counterpoint

With Ned Sherrin.
Repeated from Monday 12.25pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: News

: The Archers

Lynda snaps unwisely. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Bunny Wars

Australia has declared the rabbit a "target organism" and is waging biological warfare against a pest that has been devastating its farmland. But might a new virus recently released among the rabbit population prove harmful to humans? Dennis Sewell investigates.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeat


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Consider the Butterfly

By Patricia Hannah. Great thinkers meet their maker as Primrose Path completes her practical training in the central institute under the auspices of her exacting tutor, Dr Reaper.
Music by Geoff Proudley
Director Louise Dalziel Repeat


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Music By: Geoff Proudley
Director: Louise Dalziel
Dr Reaper: Vivienne Dixon
Primrose Path: Jan Ravens
Queen Christine: Jan Ravens
Jean: Jan Ravens
Elizabeth: Jan Ravens
Thinking Man: James Bryce
Doors: James Bryce
Hume: James Bryce
Descartes/Nietzsche/Barthes: Sandy Neilson

: The Front

When Pretence Gets out of Hand Last of three programmes about people and pretence, with Sara Parker. Producer Sukey Firth Repeat


Unknown: Sara Parker.

: On Giants' Shoulders

Where Are They Now?
Where are the Newtons and Einsteins of tomorrow? What questions remain to be answered? In the last of his six-part journey through the history of science, Melvyn Bragg talks to
Professor Sir Martin Rees , Professors Jocelyn Bell Burnell , Igor Aleksander , Roger Penrose , Paul Davis , and John Maynard Smith , among others, about what the future holds. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Sir Martin Rees
Unknown: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Unknown: Igor Aleksander
Unknown: Roger Penrose
Unknown: Paul Davis
Unknown: John Maynard Smith
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Great Gatsby

By F Scott Fitzgerald. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Why has Mrs Carter lost the power of speech? And who is the mysterious old hag on the moor? And just who has finished the last of the sherry? Join the intrepid investigator Lavinia Bullock as she unravels another supernatural mystery in the wilds of Norfolk.


Producer: Ann Jobson
Madam Bullock: Jean Boht
Dr Litefoot: Charles Kay
Lord Hoxton: Geoffrey Whitehead
[Actress]: Sally Grace
[Actor]: David Antrobus
[Actress]: Deborah Berlin
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actress]: Hilda Schroder

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

Last episode of the sketch show starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens as BBC Radio 4's antidote to
Anne and Nick. Written by Ian Brown. With Roger Blake , Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips. Music by Mark Burton
Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Written By: Ian Brown.
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Music By: Mark Burton
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Late Book: Moscow Mule

3: It's Only Day Two and Eggie Has Begun to Bug Me
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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