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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

It is a Thing Most Wonderful (Herongate); Luke 22, wl4-20; Ave Verum (Byrd); There Is a Green Hill (Horsley).
Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: One Bright Child

The second of five episodes dramatised by Patricia Cumper from a true story. At the beginning of the Second World War, 20-year-old Gloria returns from Jamaica to begin her studies as one of the first black women at Cambridge. with Janet Maw , Femi Elufowoju Jr, Amanda Gordon. Christopher Scott , loan Meredith and Ann Beach. Director Marion Nancarrow


Dramatised By: Patricia Cumper
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Amanda Gordon.
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Gloria: Diane Parish
Lionel: Patrick Robinson
Mother: Dona Croll

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Short Story: With Every Tick of the Heart by Candia McWilliam , abridged by Doreen Estall. Reader Alison Reid.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Candia McWilliam
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Reader: Alison Reid.

: From Our OwnCorrespondent

Producer Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Foul Play

The fifth of six editions of the panel game. Chairman Simon Brett challenges Robert Barnard and Caroline Graham to solve the mystery of Another Dead Don. With Lee Simpson
and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Robert Barnard
Unknown: Caroline Graham
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: Russian Roulette

Gerry Huxham's play is based on events in the life of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky and a potentially disastrous bet he made that led to the writing of The Gambler. With loan Meredith, Chris Pavlo, Colleen Prendergast and Mark Bonnar (Repeat)


Writer: Gerry Huxham
Director: Janet Whitaker
Dostoyevsky: David Troughton
Anna: Amanda Gordon
Gregory: Keith Drinkel
Alexis: Robert Harper
Polina: Elaine Pyke
Grandmama: Shirley Dixon
General: Denys Hawthorne
Stellovsky: Stephen Thorne
Dubarry: Christopher Scott
[Actor]: Ioan Meredith
[Actor]: Chris Pavlo
[Actor]: Colleen Prendergast
[Actor]: Mark Bonnar

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. As the Church makes its final preparations for Easter, Ken Cooper meets the men who supply the bishops with their finery.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Ken Cooper

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan sees a reissue of the classic sixties film The Railway Children and a new production of The Hurly Burly. Producer Matthew Dodd
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: TheWashing of Feet

By Margaret Joy , read by Richard Briers. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Margaret Joy
Read By: Richard Briers.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Comer

The second episode in a new six-part series for comedian Harry Hill. With Burt Kwouk , Edna Dore , Al Murray , Martin Hyder , Matt Bradstock and Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer Phil Bowker


Unknown: Harry Hill.
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: Edna Dore
Unknown: Al Murray
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Matt Bradstock
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Phil Bowker

: News

: The Archers

Party time.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: In Paradise

A four-part series in which
Noah Richler uses the clues gleaned from gardens of different religious cultures to explore our ideas of paradise. 2: Ways of Living. Exploring Hindu ideas of paradise through the features of gardens, Noah Richler travels from urban Delhi to Varanasi and the tribal areas of Ranchi, in Bihar, and discovers ideas of living that resist the modern age. Music by Jeremy Peyton-Jones Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Noah Richler
Unknown: Noah Richler
Music By: Jeremy Peyton-Jones
Producer: Noah Richler

: Last Post

In the winter of 1942-3, the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad was surrounded and destroyed. But a small record of individual experience survives -the last letters home by ordinary German soldiers as they came face to face with their end. Director John Theocharis Repeat


Director: John Theocharis

: Stages of Redemption

Six writers reflect on enduring themes drawn from the narrative of Christ's suffering. 6: Novelist Catherine Fox. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Catherine Fox.
Producer: Norman Winter

: Does He Take Sugar?

Magazine for people with disabilities, presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to factsheet No 12. [address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:Reading in the Dark

By Seamus Deane. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Seamus Deane.

: Pet Sematary

The last in asix-part serialisation of Stephen King 's chilling novel, dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans. Louis Creed's attempts to bring his dead son back to life spark a chain of events more terrifying than even Jud could have imagined. with Percy Helm , William Roberts. Liza Ross , Kerry Shale , Erin Williams , Helen Horton.
Mark Bonnar. Sean Baker , Alice Arnold and loan Meredith. Original music composed by David Chilton and Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Director Gordon House


Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Gregory Evans.
Unknown: Percy Helm
Unknown: William Roberts.
Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Erin Williams
Unknown: Helen Horton.
Unknown: Mark Bonnar.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Composed By: David Chilton
Composed By: Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Director: Gordon House
Louis: Creed Johnsharian
Rachel Creed: Briony Glassco
Jud Crandall: Lee Montague
Ellie Creed: Sarah Benichou
Steve Masterton: Stuart Milligan

: Utopia andOther Destinations

Six people explain their ideas of Utopia to Michael O'Donnell.
2: Biographer and novelist Victoria Glendinning reveals to Michael O'Donnell what family would mean in her ideal world and reflects on the role of science. Producer Chris Paling Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: News

: The Late Book:The Wasp Factory

By lain Banks, abridged in ten parts by Craig Warner. 4: Frank explains why he had to dispose of his brother Paul. Reader Joseph McFadden.


Unknown: Craig Warner.
Reader: Joseph McFadden.

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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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