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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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Liberal Democrat Charles Kennedy. PHONE: [number removed]. Local call rates apply SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC1


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Charles Kennedy.

: One Bright Child

The fourth of five episodes by Patricia Cumper. Is Gloria becoming the girl her mother always dreamed of? Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Patricia Cumper.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Gloria: Diane Parish
Mother: Dona Croll
Lionel: Patrick Robinson
George: Jamie Glover
Margaret: Amanda Gordon
DrWeekes: Sean Baker
Man: Sean Baker
Neighbour: Ann Beach
Mrs Compton: Joanna Monro
Harry: Nicolas Colicos
Jimmy: Mark Bonnar

: Daily Service

From the Church of St Mary and St John, Cowley, Oxford. Led by Canon
David Winter, with Voces Sacrae. Now Is Eternal Life (Christchurch); John 19, w25-27; 0 Salutaris Hostia
(Rossini); All for Jesus. Director of music Judy Martin.


Unknown: Voces Sacrae.
Music: Judy Martin.

: On This Day

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (A). For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reports from around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Kelly's Heroes

Chirs Kelly looks at the people he most admires. In the first of four programmes, he explores the lesser-known facts concerning a fictional American president. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Chirs Kelly
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Paradise Radio

A musician and his market-trader wife accept an invitation to buy the stage costumes of a seventies pop legend. Dominic Power's chiller sees them caught in a Gothic underworld where both the living and the dead are too close for comfort.
Pianist Paul Jones. Director Michael Fox


Pianist: Paul Jones.
Director: Michael Fox
Howard Chapman: Mick Ford
Polly Chapman: Kathryn Hunt
Bronwen: Brigit Forsyth
Whistler: Andrew Schofield
Maggie: Sharon Muircroft
Radio voices: Jimmi Hibbert

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Ian Peacock considers the spirit of time by trying to have enough fun to work out whether time flies while he is doing it.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Ian Peacock

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews a new play at the Dundee Rep, A Greater Tomorrow, about Scots volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War. And, on the 80th anniversary of the burial of Edward Thomas , a fresh look at his poetry and its influence.
Producer Julian May. Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Edward Thomas

: Short Story: Broken Nights

By Margaret McAllister. An 86-year-old spinster has trouble sleeping. A sharp cry from her niece's bedroom disturbs her. She reflects on other broken nights, more than half a lifetime ago, in Africa, when she fell in love once and for ever with a man who could never be hers. Read by Daphne Oxenford. Producer Melanie Harris Repeat


Unknown: Margaret McAllister.
Read By: Daphne Oxenford.
Producer: Melanie Harris

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

The fourth 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.


Comedian: Harry Hill.
[Actor]: Burt Kwouk
[Actor]: Edna Dore
[Actor]: Al Murray
[Actor]: Martin Hyder
[Actor]: Matt Bradstock
[Actor]: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Phil Bowker

: News

: The Archers

Susan is worried about her future. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: In Paradise

A four-part series which uses the clues gleaned from gardens of different religious cultures to explore our ideas of paradise.
4: The Memory Garden. If paradise is a memory, then just whose memory is it? Noah Richler visits California, Utah and Arizona, and discusses the very idea of paradise with evolutionary psychiatrist Anthony Stevens , sociobiologist Walter Burket , and the director of Kew Gardens, Sir Ghillian Prance.
Music by Jeremy Peyton-Jones Producer Noah Richier


Unknown: Noah Richler
Unknown: Anthony Stevens
Unknown: Walter Burket
Music By: Jeremy Peyton-Jones
Producer: Noah Richier

: Analysis

The Public Purse
In the second of the special general election programmes, Peter Kellner chairs a discussion between politicians from the major parties and Andrew Dilnot , Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, on Britain's economy. What are the real questions about tax and public spending, and how do the parties measure up? Producer Michael Blastland.
TRANSCRIPTS: available for purchase from
BBC NewsLine, PO Box 5080. London W12 6AJ. PHONE: (0181) [number removed]for more information Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Death in Essex

In the second of her three talks about life at the Job Club, Sara Monk gets a day's work as a supply English teacher in the local comprehensive school - and begins to wish she never had. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Sara Monk
Producer: Mark Burman

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes.
FACTSHEET: send sae to factsheet No 14, [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: The Go-Between

By LP Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 4: On Spooning
For details see Monday Repeat

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Song of the Whale

By Steve Hennessey. Tom, a schoolboy, hatches a plan to run away from home to watch whales in their native waters. But his plans go awry when he meets two sinister characters. with John Jardine. Director Michael Fox Repeat


Unknown: Steve Hennessey.
Unknown: John Jardine.
Director: Michael Fox
Tom: Guy Bingley
Robbo: Russell Parry
Terry: Robert Whelan

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Never Marry a Mexican

By Sandra Cisneros , read in three parts by Rita Moreno.
2: Passion turns to hatred.


Unknown: Sandra Cisneros
Unknown: Rita Moreno.

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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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