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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Ruth Scott from the Richmond Team Ministry.


Unknown: Ruth Scott

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

There's a wideness in God's mercy
(Cross of Jesus); James 2, w 1-7,14-17; When I needed a neighbour (arr Rose); Siyahamba (ed Nyberg).
Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: After Eden

A six-part drama series by Alison Leonard about the life of a woman priest. 4: Visions of Angels. Adam sees angels. Is he mad, or is he a visionary? Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Director: Alison Hindell
Elaine: Christine Pritchard
Sian: Sue Jones-Davies
Freda: Sharon Morgan
Adam: Simon Ludders
Tom: Oliver Senton
Melvyn: Michael Povey
Ellis: Dafydd Wyn Roberts
Puck: Nia Dames

: Something Understood

A new spiritual anthology.
Mercy. Read by Colin McFarlane , Eve Karpf and Jack Klaff.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Read By: Colin McFarlane
Unknown: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the Lebanese writer Hanan al Shaykh. Serial: Sophie Thompson reads the first part of The Normal Man by Susie Boyt , abridged in eight parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Hanan Al Shaykh.
Unknown: Sophie Thompson
Unknown: Susie Boyt
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Questions of Taste

The third of six servings of highlights from the food-and-drink quiz in which Chris Kelly introduces Oz Clarke ,
Antony Worrall-Thompson , Jennifer Paterson and Ursula Ferrigno. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Introduces: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Antony Worrall-Thompson
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Ursula Ferrigno.
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Tower

by Greg Cullen. Ten years ago the miners returned to work after a year-long strike. But at Tower Colliery in South Wales they refused to be defeated.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Greg Cullen.
Director: Alison Hindell
Big Bryn: Islwyn Morris
Sally: Sue Roderick
Bryn: Bob Pugh
Robbie: Laurence Allan
Jen: Jennifer Hill
Lewis: Brian Hibbard
Pru: Tessa Gearing
Sian: Siriol Jenkins
Lyn: Eirlys Bellin
Neil: Jonathan Chapple
Dave: Phil Rowlands

: The Afternoon Shift

with Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews Patricia Highsmith 's last novel, Howard Barker 's current play and the very latest from the Bard - Titus Andronicus in its Arden third edition. And, if you can believe it, Karaoke Macbeth !
Producer Chris Eldon Lee. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Unknown: Howard Barker
Unknown: Karaoke MacBeth
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee.

: Telling Stories

Rve stories from the BBC's annual collection, published this week.
4: Bertram's Funeral by Allan Massie. Feed the cat, have a quick gin. Then it's off to pay some last respects. Read by David Burke.
Producer Duncan Minshull Rpt


Unknown: Allan Massie.
Read By: David Burke.
Producer: Duncan Minshull Rpt

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Paradise Lost in Space

A black-hole comedy by Colin Swash. 2: Norman and Max are welcomed by the incurably friendly Oblivions and are soon offering them priceless gifts.
Producer Richard Wilson


Comedy By: Colin Swash.
Producer: Richard Wilson
Norman: Tony Robinson
Max: David Haig
Stella: Louise Lombard
Macari: Michael Troughton
Ken: Tom Hollander
Terayz: Carla Mendonca
Tony: Geoff McGivern
Inspector Albermarle: Andy Rachleigh

: News

: The Archers

David makes a new acquaintance. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Soundtrack

6: The Light and the Darkness War. "if you're fighting a war, what does your army need before anything? Good intelligence." Gerry Gable has spent the best part of his life exposing the activities of the far right in the pages of Searchlight, the international anti-fascist monthly magazine he edits. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Gerry Gable
Producer: Mark Burman

: Analysis

The Human Factor
An understanding of people's behaviour is central to public debate on issues ranging from welfare to education and even economic policy. But how much is understood about why people behave as they do, and can new research further that understanding? Denys Blakeway examines the debate over human nature and its implications for public policy.
Producer Anthony Dworkin. Rptd Sun 4.15pm


Unknown: Denys Blakeway
Producer: Anthony Dworkin.

: Stranger than Fiction

Each week through Lent a leading novelist considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus. 2Jill Paton Walsh , the Booker Prize nominee and children's author who describes herself as a "life-long lapsed Catholic. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Jill Paton Walsh
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Judy Graham. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed] (Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00)


Presented By: Judy Graham.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Diary of Adam and Eve

by Mark Twain. A comic fable in two parts. 1: "The creature says its name is Eve.... Says it is to call it when I want it to come. I said it was superfluous then." Read by Patrick Barlow. Producer Alexa Moore Rpt


Unknown: Mark Twain.
Read By: Patrick Barlow.
Producer: Alexa Moore Rpt

: Romance Season: A Wagner Matinee

by Willa Cather.
A moving story of self-sacrifice set in Boston in the late 1890s. Dramatised by Sara Baker.
A Public Media Foundation/New Voices production


Author: Willa Cather
Dramatised by: Sara Baker
Director: Martin Jenkins
Producer: Valerie Henderson
Clark Hamilton: Ron Le Van
Mrs Springer: Charlotte Peed
Georgiana: Sheila Ferrini
Howard: Ed Peed

: Postcard from Gotham

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: 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.

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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