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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Philip Crowe.


Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to four more successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
1: Simon Dee. host of the TV chat show Dee Time , was one of the top personalities of the sixties, with a superstar salary and a lifestyle to match. But in the seventies, it all went sour. He ended up on the dole and even spent a month in prison. Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Simon Dee.
Unknown: Dee Time

: Daily Service

Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love); Luke 4, wl6-22; There Is a Joy in the Journey (Card); How Wonderful (Bilbrough).
With Wellspring. Director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: Girlies

The last in a four-part comedy serial by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. Sonal admits her infidelity with Ramesh to the girls, and they swear secrecy.
(FM only)


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
[Actor]: Ameet Chaana
[Actor]: Roger Liddle
[Actor]: Shiv Grewal
[Actor]: Burt Caesar
[Actor]: Omar Salimi
[Actor]: Alice Arnold
[Actor]: Sophie Levy

: On This Day

The news 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

Playwright Charlotte Keatley explains to Jenni Murray the popularity of the play My Mother Said I Never Should. Serial:Close Relations(9). For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah with another edition of the literary quiz. Guests this week are
Jeffrey Robinson , Simon Shaw. David Stafford and Daniel Evan Weiss. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Unknown: Simon Shaw.
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Daniel Evan Weiss.
Producer: Ann Jobson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Next Time We Might Play Better

A touching comedy written by Peter Tinniswood about an excruciatingly inept quartet of musicians whose fervent aim is to play better. with Jillie Meers , Carolyn Jones. Christopher Scott , Stephen Thorne. Anthony Ofoegbu. Tracy Ann Oberman and Gerard McDermott. Musical director Michael Haslam. Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Musical Director: Michael Haslam
Director: Enyd Williams
Leslie Deedes: Graham Crowden
Narrator: Hugh Dickson
Mrs Clite: Jillie Meers
Penelope: Carolyn Jones
Esmond: Christopher Scott
Mr Sivwright: Stephen Thorne
Mr Martindale: Anthony Ofoegbu
Mr Constantinous: Gerard McDermott
Mistress: Tracy Ann Oberman

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen takes in the second week of Glasgow's lively Mayfest, which this year includes premieres at the Tron Theatre and a Peter Maxwell
Davies opera, Resurrection.
Producer Alison Perks. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Producer: Alison Perks.

: Short Story: Little Extras

By Jerry Walker , read by Andy Hockley. Being a film extra can be very exciting - unless you are sharing a battle scene with enthusiastic ex-squaddies. Producer Rosemary Watts Repeat


Unknown: Jerry Walker
Read By: Andy Hockley.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.

: The House of the Spirit Levels

Nick Revell 's six-part comedy saga continues. Starring David Swift as Obadiah, Maggie Steed as Alice, Alison Steadman as Jane, Claire Skinner as Emily and Nick Revell as Tony.
3: Mum, Will You Shut Up Please Now You're Dead? On learning her brother has returned to the family after a ten-year absence, Jane is so upset that she has a severe nosebleed. Mother is so upset that she falls down dead. with Peter Gunn , Natalie Walter ,
Peter Serafinowicz and Joanna Brookes. Music by Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Natalie Walter
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Joanna Brookes.
Music By: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: The Archers

Sid is dealing with an eyesore. Clarrie has father-in-law trouble.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Captured

On the anniversary of their rescue, three young scientists describe what it was like to be held hostage by separatists in the hazardous mountain jungles of Irian Jaya. Their four months of captivity came to a bloody end, but there is little bitterness towards their tribal captors. Producer Neil Walker


Producer: Neil Walker

: Analysis

Basic Instincts
Michael Blastland investigates whether it is possible to replace political and social science with biology. A new discipline called evolutionary psychology is the latest attempt to understand human affairs using
Darwinian theory, and has reopened the age-old debate about the forces of nature and nurture. The variety of questions it seeks to ask is vast. He finds out how much of our behaviour evolutionary psychology can explain. Producers Michael Blastland , Anthony Dworkin Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Michael Blastland
Producers: Michael Blastland
Producers: Anthony Dworkin

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe: As Legend Has It

The fourth of five episodes continuing Carter Brandon's journey through Wales with his Uncle Mort. With Stephen Thorne, Sam Kelly, Stuart Organ and June Barrie. Narrated by Christian Rodska. Written by Peter Tinniswood. (Repeat)


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actor]: Sam Kelly
[Actor]: Stuart Organ
[Actor]: June Barrie
Narrator: Christian Rodska

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET. send sae to [address 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 Grass Is Singing

4: Mary's Problems with Houseboys For details see Monday

: Double Dribble

Four-part comedy drama by Martin Glynn. 2: Steadman has mixed ajungle music anthem for the Cougars. with Eddie Nestor , William Hope.
Lorna Laidlaw , Anthony Ofoegbu and Alex Jones Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Martin Glynn.
Unknown: Eddie Nestor
Unknown: William Hope.
Unknown: Lorna Laidlaw
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: Alex Jones
Director: Tanya Nash
Larry: Patrick Robinson
Steadman: Robbie Gee
Neville: Roger Griffiths
Deena: Adjoa Andoh

: Offspring

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

By Kate Atkinson. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Atkinson.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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