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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs the first in a series of live analysis on the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from David Cook , Janet Daley ,
Michael Mansfield QC, and Dr David Starkey.
Producer David Coomes


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

: In the Balance: 4

Mark Tavener's six-part comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics.

Star England striker Danny Mole is the latest victim of the World Cup murderer.


Writer: Mark Tavener
Music: Paul Mottram
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
George Cragge: Michael Williams
DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster
John Matthews: Jim Carter
Max: Peter Woodthorpe
Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde
Crispin Trent: Robert Bathhurst
Caroline: Susie Brann
Harry Davis: Christian Rodska
[Actress]: Joanna Monro
[Actress]: Tracy-Ann Oberman
[Actor]: Giancarlo Ciccone
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actor]: Peter Donaldson

: Daily Service

My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
(Westminster); John 17, w20-26; 0 Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace (Tye);
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbot's Leigh).

: On This Day

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

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the writer
Joanna Briscoe , whose new novel gets under the skin of plastic surgery. Serial: Every Man for Himself (9). For details see Monday


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Joanna Briscoe

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Charlotte Smith.

: Foul Play

The first of six more editions of the panel game in which chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers
Tim Heald and Jessica Mann to solve the mystery of A Murdered Reputation.
With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Tim Heald
Unknown: Jessica Mann
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

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Tower

By Greg Cullen. Twelve years ago, the miners returned to work after a year-long strike. But at Tower colliery in South Wales, they refused to take defeat lying down. with Laurence Allan , Jennifer Hill ,
Brian Hibbard. Tessa Gearing, Siriol Jenkins. Eirlys Bellin, Jonathan Chapple and Phil Rowlands Director Alison Hindell Repeat


Unknown: Greg Cullen.
Unknown: Laurence Allan
Unknown: Jennifer Hill
Unknown: Brian Hibbard.
Unknown: Jonathan Chapple
Unknown: Phil Rowlands
Director: Alison Hindell
BigBryn: Islwyn Morris
Sally: Sue Roderick
Bryn: Bob Pugh

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan with guests.
Miriam O'Reilly talks to two men who seemed destined to spend their lives serving God, until they chose the highpressure world of big business instead.


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Talks: Miriam O'Reilly

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen follows Kathryn Hunter 's creation of a female King Lear in Leicester, and hears a first performance of Roger Garfitt 's Bordersongs - poems engraved in glass, reflecting the story of the Marches. Producer Chris Eldon Lee
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Kathryn Hunter
Unknown: Roger Garfitt
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Short Story: The Proposal

By Diana Hendry. On the day the sailor came to tea, Jocelyn's life changed for ever. Read by Kate Beckinsale. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Diana Hendry.
Read By: Kate Beckinsale.
Producer: Sara Davies

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Topical comedy, written by and starring Jeremy Hardy. Also starring Meera Syal and Gordon Kennedy. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy.
Producer: David Tyler

: News

: The Archers

Hayley finds her dream home. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Document

Six new investigations whose starting-point is a piece of intriguing documentary evidence.
4: The Art of the Impossible. George Fischer investigates how in the late eighties the covert political and diplomatic initiatives of a few reform-minded Hungarian Communists played an unforeseen but essential part in the fall of the Berlin Wall. German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscherand Hungarian Prime
Minister Miklos Nemeth recollect their secret meetings and negotiations. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: George Fischer
Unknown: Miklos Nemeth
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Analysis

Growing Doubts
While economic debate turns toward encouraging growth and worrying less about inflation, Peter Kellner examines the rise and fall of economic orthodoxies and asks if we really know what works. Producer Michael Blastland
Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Stages of Redemption

Six writers reflect on enduring themes drawn from the narrative of Christ's suffering. 2: The novelist Nigel Williams. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Producer: Norman Winter

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to factsheet No 8,[address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Railway Bazaar

By Paul Theroux (4). For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux

: Pet Sematary

The second in a six-part serialisation of Stephen King 's chilling novel, dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans. with Stuart Milligan , Helen Horton , Alice Arnold and Mark Bonnar. Original music composed by David Chilton and Nicholas Russell-Pavier . Director Gordon House


Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Gregory Evans.
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Mark Bonnar.
Composed By: David Chilton
Composed By: Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Louis Creed: John Sharian
Rachel Creed: Briony Glassco
Jud Crandall: Lee Montague
Ellie Creed: Sarah Benichou

: Close Ups

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Another Saturday Night

John Guerrasio reads the first part of Nik Cohn 's short story, abridged in two parts by Paul Kent. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Nik Cohn
Unknown: Paul Kent.
Producer: Paul Kent

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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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