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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Personal History

Part 4.
For details see Monday

: 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 ,
Geoffrey Robertson QC and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook,
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Geoffrey Robertson
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: One Flat Summer

A six-part drama by Dave Sheasby. 3: The Derby. For Ken, the stakes have been raised by a big win at Newmarket and the attentions of the mysterious Racecourse Rita. But the home front has been badly neglected. with Janet Maw , Tom Georgeson and Andrea Pickering. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Dave Sheasby.
Unknown: Racecourse Rita.
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Tom Georgeson
Unknown: Andrea Pickering.
Director: David Hunter
Dad: Keith Marsh
Curly: Anthony Ofoegbu

: Daily Service

Blessed Assurance (Blessed
Assurance); Mark 2, w23-28; Quiet My Mind (Orrison); How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Bowater). With Wellspring. Director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Troubles flare in India and Pakistan.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Marya Burgess presents a survival guide for parents and children facing an imminent visit to hospital. Serial: Larry's Party. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Marya Burgess

: 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 Germaine Greer , Roy Hattersley ,
Andrew Rawnsley and Jackie Rowley. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Jackie Rowley.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie.


Unknown: Alex Brodie.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Forgotten Army

Tom Wright 's play is set on the North East Frontier of India after the Second
World War and tells of the life of four soldiers who, while they are waiting to go home, are joined by a fifth soldier - a new arrival from England. with Laurance Rudic and Liam Brennan
Director Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Tom Wright
Unknown: Laurance Rudic
Unknown: Liam Brennan
Director: Hamish Wilson
Dusty: Neil Shackleton
Nobby: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Fred: Mark McDonnell

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen talks to the author
Ian McEwan about his novel Enduring Love, and reviews the Almeida production of Heartbreak House, directed by David Hare. Producer John Goudie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Directed By: David Hare.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: Clean and Bright

By Mat Coward, read by Chris Harris. Plunging handfuls of air into a sink and trying to wash them seems only natural to granny. But her grandson does not understand it - until after her death.
Producer Hilary Field


Read By: Chris Harris.
Producer: Hilary Field

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Control Group Six

A four-part comedy that is half sketch show and half thriller. 2: Can Heaven find a wife soon enough to satisfy a suspicious Bishop? And if he does, will she smell enough like his mother? Written by and starring Richard Bean , Andrew Clifford , Clive Coleman and Colin Swash. With Geraldine Fitzgerald. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Richard Bean
Unknown: Andrew Clifford
Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Colin Swash.
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: News

: The Archers

George and Chris have an unwelcome homecoming. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Chrissie and Freda

Jenni Mills looks at the lives of Chrissie and Freda. In the winter of 1947, these two baby girls of nine months old were swapped. For 17 years, Chrissie felt she did not belong in her family, and then she discovered the deception. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Reading Aloud

Another opportunity to hear selected programmes from the series.
Telling Stories. Life imitates art in movieland, in a strange account by novelist Russell Hoban. Read by Joss Ackland.
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Russell Hoban.
Read By: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Chronicles of a Catastrophe Foretold

The first of two programmes in which New Yorker writer David Rieff explores the paradoxes and failings of humanitarian interventions.
Whether To Stay or Go. In Rwanda and the eastern Congo, the Hutu perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide are intermingled with genuine refugees in the UN-administered camps and are benefiting from the aid effort to stabilise the region. Aid workers are unsure of their mission and are asking whether bad things can ensue from good intent. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: David Rieff
Producer: Noah Richler

: 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 35, [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: To the Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Fear on Four The Chimes of Midnight

Five scary stories which begin with David Suchet starring as a theoretical physicist whose consuming passion leads him into a great deal of trouble. By Nick Fisher.


Writer: Nick Fisher
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Prof Richard Hargreaves: David Suchet
Jonathan Tempray: John Rowe
Mary: Jenny Lee
Moira: Alison Pettitt
Toby: Christopher Wright
Woman at lecture: Jillie Meers

: A Pebble in the Pond

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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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.

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