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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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

Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
(Song 1); 1 Timothy 2, wl-8; Beati
Quorum Via (Stanford); Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey). The director of music is Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Darius Battiwalla.

: Girlies: 2

A four-part comedy serial by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan.
Sonal's student Ramesh becomes increasingly obsessed with her. Jabeen's marriage is on the rocks, and Samina and Salim are having to come to terms with their childless marriage.


Writer: Sudha Bhuchar
Writer: Shaheen Khan
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Jabeen: Shaheen Khan
Sonal: Sudha Bhuchar
Tula: Zita Sattar
Vinny: Bharti Patel
Samina: Sakuntala Ramanee
Masi: Charubala Chokshi
Karan: Susan Sheridan
Ramesh: Ameet Chaana
Dan: Roger Liddle
Salim: Shiv Grewal
Ali: Burt Caesar
Javed: Omar Salimi
Marianne: Alice Arnold
Alia: Sophie Levy
Sara: Nyla Levy

: On This Day

The news from 50 years ago. Foreign Office delegates arrive back in Britain from the Moscow conference with alcoholic souvenirs, but the Soviet wives of British servicemen are still stuck in Russia.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. There is a huge demand for places at secondary schools specialising in technology and languages. But how successful are these institutions? Diana Appleyard
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady(19). For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Diana Appleyard

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and analysis from correspondents around the world.

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Kelly's Heroes

Chris Kelly presents the last of four programmes looking at the lives and works of admirable (and fictional) characters. He contemplates the achievements of East End fashion designer Umberto Plank, who recently died in a freak accident after slipping on a cultured pearl. Celebrities, including Annabel Giles and Professor Graham Norton , also recall the man who inspired the fashion world. with Mark Steel , Simon Greenall , Brian Bowles. Sally Grace and Rachel Atkins Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Brian Bowles.
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: A Civil War

By RJ Gallagher. Based on the true story of director John Huston and the making of the film The Red Badge of Courage, the play explores how studio politics, economics and jealousy had as much effect on the finished work as the technology of film production. With music composed by Andy Price. with Hilary Lyon , Michael Drew ,
Norman Cooley , John Nicholas and Lawmary Champion. Director Foz Allan Repeat


Unknown: Rj Gallagher.
Director: John Huston
Composed By: Andy Price.
Unknown: Hilary Lyon
Unknown: Michael Drew
Unknown: Norman Cooley
Unknown: John Nicholas
Director: Foz Allan Repeat
Gottfried Reinhardt: David Haig
John Huston: Rolf Saxon
Dore Schary: Christian Rodska
Albert Band: Richard Harrington

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Sue Elliot meets two women who love to play Scrabble but live 80 miles apart. They play at a motorway service station halfway between their homes.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews The Things We Do for Love, an Alan Ayckbourn play in Scarborough, and Mother Courage at Nottingham Playhouse.
Producer Olive Clancy. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Mother Courage
Producer: Olive Clancy.

: Short Story: The Real Novel

By Gillian Tindall , read by Nina Wadia. A young, prize-winning novelist is chosen to represent her country in an international competition. Producer Angela Dalton Repeat


Unknown: Gillian Tindall
Read By: Nina Wadia.
Producer: Angela Dalton

: PM

With Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The House of the Spirit Levels

Nick Revell has written and stars in a six-part comedy serial which travels from the Andes to St Petersburg and a town in West Yorkshire. He encounters his 183-year-old father Obadiah, his
Bronte-obsessed ex-girlfriend and the morris-dancing survivalist militia.
1: To Begin at the End. In which the hero is seduced by the physical charms of the impossibly beautiful Natassia Fillipovna Karamazov. with Morwenna Banks. Joanna Brooks , Jonathan Kydd , Peter Gunn ,
Peter Serafinowicz and Chris Pavlo. Music by Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger # See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Natassia Fillipovna Karamazov.
Unknown: Joanna Brooks
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Music By: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: The Archers

Lynda sacrifices a starring role. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Molly's Ashes

Chris Harbon takes his mother's ashes, concealed in a pink plastic carrier bag, to Gibraltar, where she grew up. He plans to bury her in the grounds of the cathedral where she was confirmed, but he also wants to find someone who remembers her so that he can throw some light on the strange and painful history of the secretive Molly.
Producers Ian Willox and Chris Harbon


Unknown: Chris Harbon
Producers: Ian Willox
Producers: Chris Harbon

: Analysis

A Separate Place
Frances Cairncross asks what the debate on children's rights tells us about the position of children in our society. Today's children wear adult clothes, watch adult programmes and sometimes commit adult crimes. Should they have more control over their lives, or would that destroy the family? Producer Ingrid Hassler
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: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

The second of five episodes about Carter Brandon's epic journey through Wales, accompanied by Uncle Mort. Written by Peter Tinniswood.



Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to factsheet No 17.
[address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: Election 97

Comprehensive coverage of results from around the country. Presented by James Naughtie.
Radio 5 Live
* The night watchmen: page 20


Presented By: James Naughtie.

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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.

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.

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