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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 questions behind the week's 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
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Capital Gains

A four-part drama series by Collin Johnson. 2: Stake CapitalWhen an act of civil disobedience centred around a tea break fails to bring results, Julius Hutch , the leader of the Tree Party, turns to games of chance. with Justine Midda , Jillie Meers , David Holt , Collin Johnson and Brian Perkins Producers Andy Jordan and David Blount


Unknown: Collin Johnson.
Unknown: Julius Hutch
Unknown: Justine Midda
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Collin Johnson
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Producers: Andy Jordan
Producers: David Blount
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Sir Gainford Blounty: Stephen Thorne
Sexton Lewis: Jeffry Wickham
Pauline Hutch: Celestine Randall

: Daily Service

With the songsters of the Salvation Army, Sale. Soldiers of Christ (From Strength to Strength); Matthew 25, W31-40; People Need the Lord
(Colvard); They Need Christ (Gowans). Director of music Frank Crowhurst.


Music: Frank Crowhurst.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The Queen Mary makes her maiden post-war voyage, and 7,000 Britons head for a new life in Canada.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Woman's Hourtakes a look at the etiquette of the reading group, a social craze that bookshops are only too keen to encourage.
Serial: Kiss and Kin. Part 9. For details see Monday


Introduced By: 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.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Trevor Phillips chairs the historical discussion programme with guests Tony Benn MP, Sally Grace , Toby Moore and Lesley Regan. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Moore
Unknown: Lesley Regan.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7 -05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: An Oscar for Janice

By Janet George. Theatre-mad Janice soon finds that the stars in her eyes lose their twinkle when she gets a work placement in her local theatre. with Sandra Maitland , Bernard Padden , Terrance Mann. John Jardine and Holly Grainger. Music by Tim Browne. With musicians Tim Browne , Colin Beckett and Christian Loyal. Director Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Janet George.
Unknown: Sandra Maitland
Unknown: Bernard Padden
Unknown: Terrance Mann.
Unknown: John Jardine
Unknown: Holly Grainger.
Music By: Tim Browne.
Musicians: Tim Browne
Musicians: Colin Beckett
Director: Nandita Ghose
Janice: Julie Riley
Dad: Geoff Hinsliff
Terry: Dave Hill

: The Afternoon Shift

With Jane Markham. Festival sweets are featured in today's look at the world of confectionery.


Unknown: Jane Markham.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen talks to the author and playwright Simon Gray about his new novel and West End play. Producer Olive Clancy
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Simon Gray
Producer: Olive Clancy

: Short Story: The House Next Door

By Ros Muldowney , read by Hilary Neville. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Ros Muldowney
Read By: Hilary Neville.
Producer: Bruce Young

: 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. This week, how to embarrass your children in public.
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

Mike gets stuck in. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Queen of Adventure

Enid Blyton has been derided for her stereotyped characters and simplistic plots with racist and sexist undertones, but she remains Britain's most popular writer. To mark the centenary of her birth, Susan Jeffreys joins writers, critics, and pupils from Holt Primary School in Norfolk to reappraise the contribution of this most read and most controversial of children's writers.


Presenter: Susan Jeffreys
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Fresh Air

The fourth of five special programmes which air the winners of BBC Radio 4's feature-making competition for 11- to 15-year-olds. According to
Kyran Fields, Simon Gillis and Erin Percival , being a teenager means family friction, agonies over that first kiss and a confused sense of identity. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Simon Gillis
Unknown: Erin Percival
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Inside Track

Five stories about modern life told from the inside. Looking at Father Adam Fowler was 14 when his journalist father walked out on his family. By the time John Fowler had completed his chronicle Looking at
Glasgow, a gulf of 21 years had grown between himself and his son, Adam.
This spring, they began their reconciliation, walking through the Glasgow that had been written about 25 years before.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Unknown: John Fowler
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 30.[address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Love on a Branch Line

By John Hadfield. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: John Hadfield.

: The Mark of Zorro

The final part of SJ Ashford's epic adventure. 5: The Gathering Storm Zorro faces the evil governor. with Don Warrington , Ian Gelder , Anthony 0'Donnell. Sue Roderick. Andrew Howard , Clare Isaac , Dafydd Hywel , John Nicholas ,
Hywel Morgan ,Terry Dauncey and Lyn Hunter Music by Andy Price. Director Foz Allen


Unknown: Don Warrington
Unknown: Ian Gelder
Unknown: Anthony 0'Donnell.
Unknown: Sue Roderick.
Unknown: Andrew Howard ,
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

: Ad Lib

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Changing Forest

By Dennis Potter. 4: Out with the Old The Forest of Dean elders remembered the past, but the young people embraced what was new.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Dennis Potter.

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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