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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Michael Sadgrove.


Unknown: Canon Michael Sadgrove.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Paul Johns.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Paul Johns.

: News

: Opinion

Lowering the Barriers Lawyer Nick Blake demonstrates that in spite of the European ideal of free movement, some of the community's inhabitants are less free to move than others. If time all citizens were treated equally. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Nick Blake
Producer: Sue Davies

: The Virgin in the Ice

by Ellis Peters. The second series of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, narrated by Michael Hordem and starring Philip Madoc as the medieval sleuth. 1: Casualties of War It is winter 1139 and amid a civil war Brother Cadfael sets out to find a missing boy and his sister.... With John Church, David Holt , Jonathan Tafler , Eric Allan , Steve Hodson. Ann Windsor , and Julian Rhind-Tutt . Dramatised by Bert Coules Producer Phil Clarke. Stereo
0 DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: Ellis Peters
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Brother Cadfael
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Ann Windsor
Unknown: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Producer: Phil Clarke.
Hugh: Douglas Hodge
Olivier: Raad Rawi
Ermina: Moira Buffini
Ives: Dean Magri
Leonard: Leonard Fenton
Elyas: Crispin Letts

: The Hindu Scriptures

14: The Gift of Broken Rice.

: Woman's Hour

Frankie Armstrong was the queen of British folk music until she lost her sight. Now it has been restored. She talks tojenni Murray.
Serial: A Lesson in Dying (4)


Unknown: Frankie Armstrong

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: Trivia Test Match

The stumps fly and the wickets fall as Brian Johnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge.
Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton , with Leslie Thomas and Christopher Martin -Jenkins. From IBM
Hursley Cricket Club, near Winchester.
Producer Jon Magnusson Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Hot Rubber or Death on the Motorway

Written by John Fletcher The year: 2025. The setting: the 20-lane relief sub-orbital motorway of the ten-lane relief sub-orbital motorway of the M25. Our heroine: Madge. She's rough, she's tough. She is behind the wheel and she has a mission.
Producer Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


Written By: John Fletcher
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Madge: Natasha Pyne
George: Tom Lawrence
Jiggery: Carole Jahme
Pokery/Old Woman: Patricia Hayes
Shuttle/Demolition man: Brett Usher
Cock/Estate Agent: Chris Harris
Reg: Bill Wallis
Harry/Riccardo/Gerry: Christian Rodska
Perry: David Lerner
Annie: Emma Cullimore
Lazzie: Laura Hawkridge

: Bus Stop

Jenni Mills and Nick Baker take the pulse of the country - lift the lid off local issues, measure the real impact of national affairs, and meet the people who make a place special.
Producer Nick Patrick Series editor Ian Bell


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nick Patrick
Editor: Ian Bell

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen at the Leicester
Haymarket for a new production of Blood
Wedding, plus the eagerly awaited new work by sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Dame Elisabeth Frink.
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: Short Story

Departures by Brian Leyden.
An emigrant returns to his west of Ireland home and is startled by the painful beauty of the place.
Read by Ian McElhinney. Producer Pam Brighton. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Leyden.
Read By: Ian McElhinney.
Producer: Pam Brighton.

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party.

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

This week Death and the Afterlife - find out what sandpit life's helter-skelter will really land you in. More hilarity and philosophy in the cult comedy show that answers life's big teasers. With
Richard Herring , Stewart Lee , Rebecca Front,
Armando lannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: The Archers

Brian gets his own back. Stereo

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell explores the extraordinary within ordinary family life. 3: Jim and Darryl
Comedian Jim Sweeney's brand of improvised comedy has made him a success. At home, with partner Darryl and their two small daughters, there's a different kind of daily performance. Their younger child is autistic; her therapy involves much energy, upheaval - and delight. Producer Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Analysis

Whither Welfare?
One of the most potent messages of the last election was "No more tax", so whither the Welfare State?
Andrew Adonis asks whether universal benefits might be replaced by new ways of targeting to help those most in need.
Producer David Levy


Unknown: Andrew Adonis
Producer: David Levy

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
For listeners with disabilities.
Producer Marlene Pease
•PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)
•WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

0 Caledonia!
Part 7.

: Lord Edgware Dies

The last of a five-part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel.
Ross has had to abandon a telephone conversation with Poirot to answer the doorbell. When he doesn't return, the panic-stricken Poirot and Hastings go round to his apartment.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams Stereo
0 BBC CASSETTE: Lord Edgware Dies, from retailers


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Captain Hastings: Simon Williams
Inspector Japp: Norman Jones
Jane Wilkinson: Nicola Pagett
Bryan Martin: Brett Usher
Jenny Driver: Adjoa Andoh
Ellis: Paula Jacobs

: News

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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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