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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian McKenzie.


Unknown: Ian McKenzie.

: Today

John Humphreys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphreys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral issues behind the week's news. Joining him are Dr David Cook , Janet Daley , Michael Mansfield QC and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Dr David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Michael Mansfield Qc
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

Speak Lord in the Stillness
(Quietude), 1 Kings 19, w 8-13a; In
Silent Stillness (Pakistan arr Weaver); Dear Lord and Father (Repton). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Wonderland Girls

Marianne Carey 's four-part comedy lifts the lid on the life assurance business, where passions smoulder behind every personal equity plan and pensions valuation is a hot-bed of naked ambition.
1: Striking It Lucky Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Director: Patrick Rayner
Maxine: Fiona Bell
Debbie: Wendy Seager
Brian: Tom Smith
Juliet: Jenny Ryan
Rhonda: Monica Gibb
Mr Dunleavy: John Shedden
Farquhar: Andrew Booth

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

introduced Jenni Murray. Chef Sally Granger extols the virtues of Ancient Greek and Roman food.
Serial: Perfectly Correct (11) For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sally Granger

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reports from around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Foul Play

Chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers HRF Keating and PD James to solve the mystery of "The Adventure of the Murdered
Heiress". With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane.
Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Maria McErlane.
Producer: Ann Jobson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Darling, My Darling, My Life and My Bride

By Aileen la Tourette. The story of Edgar Allan Poe 's last days. with loan Meredith. Alex Lowe , Joanna Myers and Colleen Prendergast. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Aileen La Tourette.
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Joanna Myers
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Edgar Allan Poe: James Aubrey
Annie: Janet Maw
Jack: Sean Baker
William: Christopher Scott
Richard: Chris Pavlo
Dr Carter: Michael Onslow
Man: Kim Wall
Nathan Brooks: Denys Hawthorne
John: Robert Harper
Eliza Poe: Alice Arnold

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Simon Hoggart continues his political novice's guide to personality types commonly found among our MPs.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews two new
Shakespeare productions at
Stratford-upon-Avon: Much Ado about Nothing and Henry VIII. Producer Anthony Denselow Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Henry Viii.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Non-traditional Wife

By Leila Keys. Arjun's non-traditional wife demands a divorce.
Read by Shiv Grewal.
Producer Kristine Landon-Smith Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Unknown: Leila Keys.
Read By: Shiv Grewal.

: PM

Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Hair in the Gate

Clive Coleman 'sfour-part comedy series set in the world of arts broadcasting.3: Sheena finds corruption in lottery funding for the arts.
Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jo Clegg
Brian Melvin: Geoffrey Whitehead
Sheena Donut: Rebecca Front
Liz Merson: Joanna Monro
Tim Mullen: Chris Walker
Gareth: Martin Hyder

: News

: The Archers

An unwelcome guest.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of the great names in radio and television.
5: You Are, Are You Not ...
Richard Coles looks back on the life and career of Russell Harty. Producer Fiona Couper


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Russell Harty.
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Analysis

Climate of Fear
Terrorism strikes at targets around the world, but increasingly without demands or identifying a cause, Is a new kind of terrorism - irrational and indiscriminate - emerging alongside the old? Michael Blastland asks whether terrorism is deadlier than ever, and how governments should respond.
Producer Ingrid Hassler
Repeated Sunday at 4.15pm


Unknown: Michael Blastland
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: The New Recruit

The last of a four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes. Estate Agents. When
John Widdicombe started in the housing market it was a profession. Now, he says, they are just salesmen. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: John Widdicombe
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Does He Take Sugar?

The programme for people with disabilities, with Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to[address removed] E-MAIL: dhtsugar@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

By a spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats.

: Book at Bedtime: Archy and Mehitabel

By Don Marquis. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Marquis.

: Beaumarchais

Craig Warner's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 4: Hors de Combat. Frantic after the death of Louis XV, Beaumarchais finds himself distracted by a milkmaid. with Alex Lowe , Kim Wall , Christopher Scott. loan Meredith, Jason O'Mara and Denys Hawthorne. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Jason O'Mara
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman
Marie Antoinette: Siobhan Redmond
Le Comte d'Mois: Sean Baker

: Ad Lib

Last in the series. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Carol

By Patricia Highsmith. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.

About this project

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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