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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Canon Stephen Oliver.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Tips from Women Gardeners

An anthology of green-fingered women, compiled by Deborah Kellaway. 4: Travellers For details see Monday


Unknown: Deborah Kellaway.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: First Person Plural

Four audio diaries, each from several points of view.
1: The story of Chris, a 14-year-old who attends a school for emotionally disturbed boys but longs for the relative anonymity of a comprehensive school. Producer John Byrne


Producer: John Byrne

: Tales from the Islands

Four plays based on Joseph Conrad 's stories of the Malay Archipelago. 3: Karain. Langston is eager to release an island chief from a strange haunting. Dramatised by Colin Haydn Evans. With Adnan Pang. Eddie Yeoh and Michelle Lee. Music by Martin Allcock. Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Dramatised By: Colin Haydn Evans.
Unknown: Adnan Pang.
Unknown: Eddie Yeoh
Unknown: Michelle Lee.
Music By: Martin Allcock.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Marlow: John Nettles
Langston ;: Nicholas Farrell

: Daily Service

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(Converse); 1 Timothy 2, wl-6;
Beauty for Brokenness (Kendrick); Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
(Temple). With Wellspring, director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: On This Day

The news of 75 years ago today. People hope for a faster, brighter, more exciting life. Women in particular have a complex role to play.

: Woman's Hour

Josceline Dimbleby 's childhood took her to places as far apart as Peru and Denmark and left her with a fascination for food and the ability to combine unusual tastes and textures.
She takes Jenni Murray on a tour of her favourite dishes.
Short story: Stealing, from the collection Gravity, by Erica Wagner. Read by Liza Ross.


Unknown: Josceline Dimbleby
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Erica Wagner.
Read By: Liza Ross.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reports from around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs a lighthearted quiz about politics with team captains Michael White and Austin Mitchell MP.
Producer Phil Bowker


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Phil Bowker

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Deadline

By John Fletcher.
For generations, villagers living in the remote Chinese village of Liuquan have venerated their ancestors, buried in the local cemetery.
Then comes the bombshell - an edict from the provincial governor that in future the dead will be cremated rather than buried. with Burt Kwouk , John Rowe , Cecil Cheng , Daniel York. Nigel Anthony. Benedict Wong and David Brooks.
Director Gordon House


Unknown: John Fletcher.
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Cecil Cheng
Unknown: Daniel York.
Unknown: Nigel Anthony.
Unknown: Benedict Wong
Unknown: David Brooks.
Lin Jun: Kim Wall
YuFeng: Mary Wimbush

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen talks to Janet Suzman as she directs a version of a Brecht play which she has transferred to South
Africa - The Good Woman of Sharkville. Producer Jackie Christie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Short Story: Every Word in the Book

By Gee Williams, read by Kathryn Dimery. Mr Al Ghamdi receives a Christmas card of Cader Idris deep in snow, yet Wales is having its warmest winter on record. Will he see snow before he returns to Saudi Arabia? Producer Tanya Nash


Read By: Kathryn Dimery.
Read By: Mr Al Ghamdi
Unknown: Cader Idris
Producer: Tanya Nash

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: First Impressions

Pete McCarthy chairs the panel game for impressionists. With team captains Alistair McGowan and Steve Nallon. Producer Chris Lang


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Steve Nallon.
Producer: Chris Lang

: News

: The Archers

Sid feels betrayed.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Facing West

The first of two programmes on Islam in Britain. Jeremy Harding explores the ways in which British Muslims are coming of age more than 30 years after their arrival in Yorkshire. Producer Judith Melby
Series editor Anne Koch


Producer: Judith Melby
Editor: Anne Koch

: Analysis

Working for Your Welfare
At the core of the Government's reforms of the welfare state is a commitment to getting an "underclass" back to work. But can there be jobs for everyone, and should people be compelled to take them? Andrew Dilnot looks at some of the dangers of making work the cornerstone of "new welfare". Producer Jane Beresford Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pen Friendly

A series ofsix programmes.
3: Science for Poets. Poets
Lavinia Greenlaw and Miroslav Holub share their fascination with science. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Unknown: Miroslav Holub
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes. FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 41. [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: The Story of Mr Sommer

Part 2.
For details see yesterday

: Fear on Four: Tissue Memory

Anna has a healthy new heart. But how did the donor die? By Judy Upton. with John Rowe , Gerard McDermott and Carolyn Jones. Director David Blount


Unknown: Judy Upton.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Director: David Blount
Anna: Rachel Atkins
Paul: Kim Wall

: Offspring

With John Peel. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Unknown: John Peel.

: Death in Essex

Sara Monk gives the last of three talks about life at the Job Club. Repeat


Unknown: Sara Monk

: News

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

Part 7.
For details see Monday

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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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