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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into 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

: Daily Service

From the Parish Church of St Andrew and St George, Edinburgh. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay. With the St Andrew Camerata, directed by Vincent Wallace.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Directed By: Vincent Wallace.

: In the Balance

The final part of Mark Tavener 's comedy-thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. Against the backdrop of an England-Germany World Cup final, the prime minister struggles to survive and lead his party into the imminent general election. with Joanna Monro , Ioan Meredith , Dave Lamb. Chris Pavlo , Stephen Thorne. Sean Baker and Charlotte Green . Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Charlotte Green
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 Bathurst
Caroline: Susie Brann
Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Joanne Watson tunes in to some new
American operas with fiesty, feminist heroines. Serial: Human Croquet (4). For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Joanne Watson

: 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

The third of six more editions of the Panel game in which celebrated crime Writers try to find the solution to a Mystery. Chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers
Sarah Dunant and Keith Miles to solve the Mystery of Daytime Death. With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Keith Miles
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: The Earthquake Girl

By Katie Hims. Starring Saskia Reeves as Edie/Elenor. Edie works in a library and is terrified of causing a world catastrophe. Her sister-in-law, Lila, thinks she should go out and find a man, but Edie would rather stay in to write a Gothic romance. In fact, Edie would be a library if she could.
Director Kate Rowland


Writer: Katie Hims
Director: Kate Rowland
Edie/Elenor: Saskia Reeves
Library supervisor: Barbara Marten
Mrs Penny: Jean Alexander
Lila: Jane Hollowood
Aunt Amelia: Jane Hollowood
Errol Maroon: Burt Caesar
The hero: Philip Rham

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Max Boyce bids a fond farewell to the old rugby ground at Cardiff Arms Park as demolition makes way for a new stadium.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Max Boyce

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees the London premiere of the Gershwin-Weill musical Lady in the Dark and the new Martin Crimp play Attempt on Her Life. Producer Alison Perks
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Alison Perks

: Short Story: Andy

By Michael Faber . Reader Kerry Ireland . Producer David Jackson Young


Reader: Michael Faber
Reader: Kerry Ireland
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Ending this series of the stand-up comedy show written by and starring Jeremy Hardy , with Meera Syal and Gordon Kennedy. Producer David Tyler


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

: News

: The Archers

All is revealed.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Document

The last of six new investigations the starting-point of which is a piece of intriguing documentary evidence. Chocolate Soldier from the USA
One night in May 1944, Leroy Henry , a black US soldier in Britain, went Awol. He was picked up, accused of rape, found guilty and sentenced to be hanged, even though rape was not a capital offence in Britain. Using the trial transcript and new research from America, George Pixley reveals some disturbing aspects of US military justice in the Second World War. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Leroy Henry
Unknown: George Pixley
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The Road from Marriage Farm

The story of a Kentish family in war and peace, composed from diaries, letters and memories. Words and music by Peter Cork , with readings by Tim Pigott-Smith .
Producer Piers Plowright Repeat


Music By: Peter Cork
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Stages of Redemption

Six writers reflect on enduring themes drawn from the narrative of Christ's suffering. 4: Novelist Frances Fyfield. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Frances Fyfield.
Producer: Norman Winter

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes 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 Lonely Londoners

4: Harris Holds a Dance and Play La de Dah
For details see Monday

: Pet Sematary

The fourth in a six-part serialisation of Stephen King 's chilling novel, dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans. The most shattering of tragedies strikes the Creed family. with Liza Ross , Stuart Milligan , Kerry Shale. Alan Tilvern , Gordon Sterne and Garrick Hagon. Original music composed by David Chilton and Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Director Gordon House


Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Gregory Evans.
Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Kerry Shale.
Unknown: Alan Tilvern
Unknown: Gordon Sterne
Unknown: Garrick Hagon.
Composed By: David Chilton
Composed By: Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Director: Gordon House
Louis Creed: John Sharian
Rachel Creed: Briony Glassco
Jud Crandall: Lee Montague
Ellie Creed: Sarah Benichou
Irwin Goldman: William Roberts

: Close Ups

A rare interview with Richard Widmark. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Unknown: Richard Widmark.

: News

: The Late Book: The Hobbit

9: On the Doorstep
For details see Monday Repeat

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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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