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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Houston McKelvey.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live inquiry into the moral issues behind the news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from David Cook , Janet Daley , Michael Mansfield QC and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Michael Mansfield Qc
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: The Female Ghost: 3: Afterward

Four ghostly tales by famous women, dramatised by Christopher Hawes.
After a windfall on their American mine, Ned and Mary move to England, but their past is catching up with them.


Author: Edith Wharton
Dramatist: Christopher Hawes
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Edith Wharton: Buffy Davis
Alida: Carolyn Jones
[Actor]: John Guerrasio
[Actor]: Barbara Barnes
[Actor]: Sean Baker
[Actor]: Rachel Atkins
[Actor]: Christopher Scott
[Actor]: Alex Lowe

: Daily Service

We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda); Matthew 28, wl6-20; 0 for a Closer Walk with God (Stanford); A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Serial: Delicate Matters by Vickery Turner. Part 4.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Vickery Turner.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The Heritage Quiz

Sue MacGregor tests the cultural knowledge of Christopher Cook , Jane Glover , Philipa Gregory and Jeremy Sams.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Philipa Gregory
Unknown: Jeremy Sams.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Change of Heart

By Robin Kelly. Tom cryogenically freezes his girlfriend when she is killed. But when he reanimates her with a new heart, she is not the woman that he fell in love with. Director Kristine Landon-Smith Repeat


Unknown: Robin Kelly.
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Tom: Simon Day
Marie: Suzanne Packer
Jim: Steve Da Costa
Sue: Zitta Sattar

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees Geraldine McEwan in a new play, Grace, and investigates how directors and actors use the responses of their audience. Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Virtual Reality

By Dorothy Schwarz , read by Sion Probert. Every summer, at
Honeybeare Hall, tourists enter the Time Tunnel and travel back centuries, for one weekend. But this year, they get stuck in 1597. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Dorothy Schwarz
Read By: Sion Probert.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Taking It up the Octave

The final part of Fintan Coyle and Tom Miles 's comedy.
The first night of Carmen is nigh. The cast's tensions are mounting -
Natasha resorts to verbal abuse, James finds succour in emotional flooding techniques, and Gareth seeks solace in whisky. with Jonathan Kydd and Tom Miles Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Fintan Coyle
Unknown: Tom Miles
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Tom Miles
Producer: Chris Neill
Derek: Andrew Branch
James: Simon Butteriss
Gareth: Godfrey James
Natasha: Caz Weller
Cilia: Carolyn Bonnyman

: News

: The Archers

Eddie lends a helping hand. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Lifestory

Biographies in which the private life of a public face is revealed.
T Dan Smith - the Organiser.
Dick Hobbs remembers the life of council leader and entrepreneur T Dan Smith , a man who had a vision to make
Newcastle the "Venice of the North", substituting motorways with canals and high-rises with palaces. But eventually he was sent to prison. His son, Cliff Smith , discusses the corruption that ruined his family life. Producer Matt Bowen


Unknown: Dan Smith
Unknown: Dick Hobbs
Unknown: Dan Smith
Unknown: Cliff Smith
Producer: Matt Bowen

: Fresh Air

As part of the BBC's Talent 2000, the first of five programmes airing the winners of Radio 4's feature-making competition for 11- to 15-year-olds.
Laxmi Kathuria 's Three F's are football, feminism and forensic pathology. And Barum Jeffreys reveals what it is like to be a boy scout in Northern Ireland. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Laxmi Kathuria
Unknown: Barum Jeffreys
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Inside Track

First of five stories about modern life. Navvy. They were originally the men who built the canals - the navigators - and for generations the "Irish navvy" meant cheap labour on the building sites of Britain. Today, the British road construction industry still relies on the skills of Irish labourers, but the modern counterparts now command £1000-a-week pay packets and a lifestyle to go with it. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and about people with disabilities.
Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frederick Dove
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: The Mark of Zorro

Five-part epic adventure by SJ Ashford. 2: Deadly Reckonings. Trapped in the church with soldiers at the door, Zorro throws himself on the mercy of Lolita. with Clare Isaac , Dafydd Hywel , John Nicholas , Hywel Morgan. Terry Dauncey and Lyn Hunter Music by Andy Price. Director Foz Allen


Unknown: Clare Isaac
Unknown: Dafydd Hywel
Unknown: John Nicholas
Unknown: Hywel Morgan.
Unknown: Terry Dauncey
Unknown: Lyn Hunter
Music By: Andy Price.
Director: Foz Allen
Zorro: Mark Arden
Lolita: Louise Lombard
Friar Felipe: Glyn Houston
The Governor: Don Warrington
Captain Ramon: Ian Gelder
Don Pulido: Anthony O'Donnell
Dona Pulido: Sue Roderick
Manuel: Andrew Howard

: Ad Lib

In the third of six programmes, Robert Robinson talks to a group of interior designers. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Talks: Robert Robinson

: News

: The Late Book: The Giant's House

By Elizabeth McCracken. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth McCracken.

About this project

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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