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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Julie McGuinness from Chilwell.


Unknown: Julie McGuinness

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Stone.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: David Stone.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Presented by Michael Buerk. With
Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes


Presented By: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky (Lasst uns erfreuen); John 20, w 19-29; He is risen (Phillips); When I feel the touch (Jones/Matthews). Director of music Martin Bates.


Music: Martin Bates.

: Capital Gains

Four-part drama series by Collin Johnson. 3: Venture Capital. Absconding with £4.6 million of someone else's money is more difficult than it sounds. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Collin Johnson.
Director: Andy Jordan
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Mrs Pauline Tone: Celestine Randall
Sexton Lewis: Jeffry W1ckham
Kate: Justine Midda
Peter Fang: Peter Whitman
Newsreader: Collin Johnson

: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

by Judith Kerr. 9: Max is having a hard time at his school but Anna loves hers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judith Kerr.

: Woman's Hour

In commemoration of the centenary of crime writer Ngaio Marsh 's birth, her biographer Margaret Lewis talks to
Wendy Austin and Simon Williams reads the first of two parts of Chapter and Verse: The Little Copplestone Mystery


Unknown: Ngaio Marsh
Talks: Margaret Lewis
Unknown: Simon Williams

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Radio Times Past

This week, a half-baked flavour of the month of April 1955, cooked-up from Radio Times back issues and a slice of the BBC sound archives. With
Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Peter Goodwright. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Peter Goodwright.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Globe Theatre 95

Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
4: The Prisoner of Papa Stour by Louise Page. Based on real events on a remote Scottish island in 1834, this is the story of Edwin Lindsey.
With Andrew Branch and David Collings. Violinist Andrew Bridgmont. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Louise Page.
Unknown: Edwin Lindsey.
Violinist: David Collings.
Violinist: Andrew Bridgmont.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Edwin Lindsey: Henry Goodman
George Pilkington: Oliver Ford-Davies
Gideon Henderson: Andrew Melville
Maria Watson: Teresa Gallagher
William: Phil McKee
Kirsty: Rosie Kellagher
Angus: Ian Robertson
The Laird: Roy Hanlon
John Morton: Paul Panting
Sherriff: John Hartley
Mr Jacobs: Ian Masters

: The Afternoon Shift

with Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker considers the health of the British musical, as Alan Ayckbourn puts the finishing touch to his new musical and The Magic of the Musical tours the country.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Short Story: Crossing the Glacier

by Berlie Doherty , read by Janet Dale. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Read By: Janet Dale.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Nigel Wrench and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Dry Slopes

written by and starring Nick Ball.
1: The Lost Boys. Angus Dry has no job, no friends and lives at home with his mum. She has an international business career and a string of lovers, but he still feels sorry for her. With Louisa Rix as Mum, Robert Harley , Toby Longworth and Julie Gibbs. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Nick Ball.
Unknown: Angus Dry
Unknown: Louisa Rix
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Julie Gibbs.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

: The Archers

Kate keeps busy.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Going Back

Three programmes in which people revisit places where they have lived in the past. 1: In the early 1940s, Mavis Bacca was living in Franco's
Barcelona, studying the violin. She was also a British secret agent. Imprisoned by the pro-German
Spanish authorities, she now returns. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Mavis Bacca
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Makers of Modern Politics

Anthony Howard looks at the reputations of five politicians whose ideas are at the heart of current political thinking. 2: Aneurin Bevan : The Politician as Hero. With contributions from Jim Callaghan , Neil Kinnock and Barbara Castle.
Producer Mark Savage. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Unknown: Jim Callaghan
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Barbara Castle.
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Worse Things Happen at Sea

Ian Mcintyre steps back from the fray and offers some fresh observations on the arguments of the day. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Ian McIntyre
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Does He Take Sugar?

Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00)


Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Child Possessed

by R C Hutchinson. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: C Hutchinson.

: Master and Commander

A six-part dramatisation of Patrick O'Brian 's Napoleonic seafaring adventure. 3: The discipline of the Sophie's crew is found to be wanting.
With Richard Pearce , David Jarvis and Danny Kananber. Dramatised by Roger Danes
Music by Roger Danes and Trevor Allan Davies Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Danny Kananber.
Dramatised By: Roger Danes
Music By: Roger Danes
Music By: Trevor Allan Davies
Director: Adrian Bean
Jack Aubrey: Michael Troughton
Stephen Maturin: Nigel Anthony
James Dillon: Charles Simpson
Day/Mangan/Judge Advocate: Lloyd Johnston
Watt/Roche: Russell Floyd
George Ricketts/Capt Lemercier: Peter Whitman
Musgrave/Choslin/Mowett: Dominic Letts
Marshall/Sir Harry Neale: Neville Jason

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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