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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Canon Stephen Oliver.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation 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: 4: The Demon Lover

The last of four ghostly tales by women, dramatised by Christopher Hawes. Mrs Drover nervously returns to her old London house in the Blitz to discover a letter on the hall table.


Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Dramatist: Christopher Hawes
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Elizabeth: Maggie Steed
Mrs Drover: Jenny Howe
Soldier: Jonathan Keeble
Drover: Christopher Scott
Father: Stephen Thorne
Mother: Shirley Dixon

: Daily Service

Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan); Matthew 7, wl-5;
Humbly in Your Sight (Colvin); Spirit of Holiness (Blow the Wind Southerly). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Serial: Delicate Matters by Vickery Turner. Part 9.


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 ,
Philippa Gregory , Roisin MacAuley and Martin Wainwright. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Roisin MacAuley
Unknown: Martin Wainwright.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: A Fine and Private Place

By Peter Moffat. George Guthrie has dedicated his life to his lover, the celebrated artist Robert Glasgow , but at a price. When Glasgow dies, the glowing obituaries make no mention of this hidden relationship.
Director Cathryn Horn


Unknown: Peter Moffat.
Unknown: George Guthrie
Artist: Robert Glasgow
Director: Cathryn Horn
George Guthrie: Clive Swift
Alex Hope: Nicholas Farrell

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Goes Home
Paul Allen grew up in Canterbury, where he first read Orwell and became interested in the theatre.
Now based in Sheffield, Paul uses both his homes to retrace his cultural roots. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Morning Glories

The French Collection
By Colette, translated by Matthew Ward , read by Greta Scacchi.
Valentine's lover prefers her to be adorned and made-up rather than naked and natural, leading to some frank observations from Colette on a woman's fixation with personal appearance.
Producer Gemma Jenkins


Translated By: Matthew Ward
Read By: Greta Scacchi.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

A six-part comedy series by Bill Dare , starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens as Radio 4's antidote to Anne and Nick. Mike and Sue ponder the future and grapple with relationships. with Roger Blake , Bill Dare , Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips
Music by Mark Burton. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Music By: Mark Burton.
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Archers

John is a little jealous, and Lynda has some casting success. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Lifestory

Six biographies in which the private life of a public face is revealed.
5: Peter Is My Rock. They met at a lunch party in 1937 and stayed together for 40 years.
Humphrey Carpenter presents a portrait of the tenor Peter Pears , who was the inspiration for and the exponent of almost all the music that
Benjamin Britten wrote. At home, Pears played the stout defender and guardian of his lover's genius. He was a bon viveur, but his partner Britten preferred the home comforts and safety of Suffolk. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Fresh Air

The second of five special programmes which air the winners of BBC Radio 4's feature-making competition for 11 to 15-year-olds. Adam Chehata talks about living with Tourette's syndrome. Producer Bella Bannerman


Talks: Adam Chehata
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Inside Track

Five stories about modem life told from the inside.
2: Living Doll. The truth behind the greatest body ever sold - Barbie.
Business genius Ruth Handler and inventor/designer Elliot created the toy company Mattel, and their daughter Barbara was the first genuine Barbie. Alan Dein heads for California to hear how the blond goddess was born, named and sold to a world hungry for the dream doll. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Ruth Handler
Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and about people with disabilities.
Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 28, [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 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: The Mark of Zorro

A five-part epic adventure by SJ Ashford. 3: The Avenging Blade. While saving Conchita from the lecherous governor, Zorro is surrounded. Is there no escape for our hero? with Andrew Howard , Clare Isaac. Dafydd Hywel , John Nicholas. Hywel Morgan.
Terry Dauncey and Lyn Hunter. Music by Andy Price Director Foz Allen


Unknown: Andrew Howard
Unknown: Clare Isaac.
Unknown: Dafydd Hywel
Unknown: John Nicholas.
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

: Ad Lib

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: The White Boy Shuffle

By Paul Beatty. 4: Gunnar finally makes a friend, the brutal killer
Psycho Loco.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Beatty.

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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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