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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
6.25, 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

: Midweek

Sparkling conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Ronni Davis. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: The Arcanum

Part 3.
For details see Monday

: Daily Service

A special programme with music from Bach's St Matthew Passion.
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Lively interviews and features.
Postcards: Shifting the Leaves. Part 3. For details see Monday
Postcards repeated at 7.45pm

: Shall We Try Again?

Four programmes in which Roisin McAuley experiences a typical day inside Salford Magistrates' Court. 1: / Should Have Worn My Overalls
Wayne hopes the magistrates will not send him to prison for handling stolen towels. The duty probation officer seeks accommodation for a homeless arsonist. Julie and Larry, who hope to become magistrates, face cross-examination themselves. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Cartoons, Lampoons and Buffoons

A five-part exploration of political satire. 1: Journals and Papers. Has the Political sketch replaced the more serious political report? Why are broadsheets reporting less about straightforward political business and more about the comedy? Presented by Simon Hoggart.
Producer Margaret Renn


Presented By: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Margaret Renn

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Guess What?

Barry Took presents a revised version of the popular radio parlour game of Twenty Questions. Regular team member Geoffrey Durham is joined by Sir Jeremy Hanley and Helen Atkinson Wood.
Written by Michael Dines. Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Sir Jeremy Hanley
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood.
Written By: Michael Dines.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Double Trouble

By Georgia Pritchett. The second of four comedies celebrating mothers follows the fortunes of a darts team whose players are all pregnant. with Juliet Cowan , John Quinn , Shirley Dixon. Robert Harper. Jenny Lee , Carolyn Jones and Anthony Ofoegbu. Director David Blount


Unknown: Georgia Pritchett.
Unknown: Juliet Cowan
Unknown: John Quinn
Unknown: Shirley Dixon.
Unknown: Robert Harper.
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Director: David Blount
Annie: Maggie McCarthy
Vicky: Eilidh Fraser
Amanda: Gabrielle Glaister

: Gardeners' Question Time

With Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 14/98 to [address removed]


Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Dedicated to ...

3: The Doctors
For details see Monday

: Cartier-Bresson's Europeans

Glass (The First Paid Holidays, France 1936) by Adam Thorpe. Read by Nigel Anthony. For details see yesterday.
Producer Jill Waters. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
Producer: Jill Waters.

: Case Notes

With Graham Easton.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton.

: Thinking Allowed

Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat in three programmes in which Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: I'm Glad You Asked Me That

A six-part comedy guide to surviving the millennium. Presented by Gordon Kennedy , with Philip Pope and a team of comic performers and satirists. 1: Supporting a Football Team
Written by John Langdon , Dan Gaster. Will Ing, Debbie Barham and Bruce Hyman. Producer Rosemary McGowan. Series editor Bruce Hyman


Presented By: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Philip Pope
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Dan Gaster.
Unknown: Debbie Barham
Unknown: Bruce Hyman.
Producer: Rosemary McGowan.
Editor: Bruce Hyman

: The Archers

It is the day of the inquest. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reassesses the reputation of Noël Coward, whose music is reworked by today's stars. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Postcards: Shifting the Leaves

Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The 1998 Reith Lectures

The 50th season of Reith Lectures begins with the first of five lectures,
War and Our World, by military historian John Keegan. Melvyn Bragg introduces the event and chairs questions from an audience in the Faraday Lecture Theatre at the Royal Institution, London.
Producer Keith Jones. For further details. PHONE [number removed]. WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk. Repeated Saturday


Unknown: John Keegan.
Introduces: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Keith Jones.

: Stages of Redemption

Bell Mooney is the last of seven writers to reflect on themes drawn from the story of Christ's Passion. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Frontiers

The first of six programmes in which
Peter Evans explores how science can help to answer the big questions facing the world. This week the issue is nuclear waste disposal. Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Midweek

Revised repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Other People's Children

By Joanna Trollope. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.

: People like Us

John Morton 's award-winning drama in four parts, about a tenacious but unlucky broadcaster.
1: The Mother. Mallard meets Lynne Turner , who does one of the most complex and influential jobs.
Starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard. with Matilda Ziegler , Sue Johnston. Geoffrey Whitehead. Peter Gunn , Linda Polan , Rachel Atkins and Tracy Ann Oberman
Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat


Unknown: John Morton
Unknown: Lynne Turner
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Roy Mallard.
Unknown: Matilda Ziegler
Unknown: Sue Johnston.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Linda Polan
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: First Impressions

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Armadillo

By William Boyd. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Boyd.

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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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