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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gethin


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gethin

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Timothy Kinahan.


Unknown: Timothy Kinahan.

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: First Person Plural

The last of four audio diaries.
The Funny Farm. Funny men and women learn the secret rites of TV sitcom. The experience is recorded by two of the students together with tutors Simon Nye and Sue Teddern. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Nye
Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Daily Service

From Ripon Cathedral. See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph (In
Babilone); Acts 1, w6-12; The Song of the Tree of Life (Vaughan
Williams); Let All the World (St Teilo). With Ripon Cathedral Girl Choristers. Director of music Kerry Beaumont.


Music: Kerry Beaumont.

: A Caribbean Mystery

Agatha Christie 's novel, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell. Starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. 2: Was Major Paigrave's sudden death accidental, or was it murder? with Carolyn Jones. Christopher Wright , Alison Pettitt , David Thorpe. Amanda Gordon , John Rowe. Andrew Wincott. Brian Parr and David Brooks. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: David Thorpe.
Unknown: Amanda Gordon
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: David Brooks.
Director: Enyd Williams
Mr Rafiel: George A Cooper
Esther Walters: Yvonne Edgell
Miss Prescott: Jenny Lee

: On This Day

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: Patrick McGrady reads Smoker by Rachel Cusk , from The Catch Collection of Short Stories.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Patrick McGrady
Unknown: Rachel Cusk

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Inspiration!

First in a six-part series of the panel game with questions on inventions. discoveries and design. Chairman Chris Stuart is joined at the Science Museum by team captains Professor Lewis Wolpert and Adam Hart-Davis and guests Sue Nelson and Johnny Ball. Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Sue Nelson
Unknown: Johnny Ball.
Unknown: Crispin Belcher
Producer: Aled Evans

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: The Grey Man

By Gill Adams. Betty and John Wilkinson live a lie. Their son is dying in California. John reluctantly travels out to bury him. but hides at the back: he is the grey man in the crowd. On his return, he has to face Betty.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Gill Adams.
Unknown: John Wilkinson
Director: Melanie Harris
John: James Bolam
Betty: Rachel Davies

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees a new play, Tongue of a Bird, at London's Almeida Theatre, and talks to film director Wim Wenders. Producer Stephen Hughes Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Director: Wim Wenders.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Short Story: The Pig's Squeal

By John E Stuckey. read by Robert Harper. Sam is haunted by the brutal childhood memory of a pig's slaughter. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: John E Stuckey.
Read By: Robert Harper.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

With Clare English, Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: "On the Town" with the League of Gentlemen

Perrier Award winners star in a six-part, blackly comic sketch show set in the town of Spent. Written by and starring Mark Gatiss. Reece Shearsmith ,
Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson. Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Mark Gatiss.
Unknown: Reece Shearsmith
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: The Archers

Paraguay or Uruguay?
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Document

Six programmes employing documentary evidence to throw new light on past events.
1: The Greatest Hangover in History
Far from being the climax of a great social revolution, the Russian Revolution of 1917 was a Bolshevik coup d'etat, characterised by vandalism, random violence and looting. Helen Weinstein talks to controversial historian Orlando Figes, author of A People's Tragedy: the Russian Revolution, about the event.


Interviewer: Helen Weinstein
Interviewee: Orlando Figes
Producer: Helen Weinstein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Analysis

Rights from Europe
The European Convention on Human Rights is being incorporated into
British law. Brendan O'Leary looks at the impact it could have on our national life and asks whether the rights it gives us are those we want. Producer Anthony Dworkin Repeated Sunday 4.15pm
TRANSCRIPTS: write to BBC Videos for Education and Training. Woodlands. 80 Wood Lane, London W12 OTT PHONE: (0181) [number removed]


Unknown: Brendan O'Leary
Producer: Anthony Dworkin

: Pen Friendly

The last of six programmes in which a British writer exchanges letters with a European "pen friend" about a shared obsession or experience.
Filling Space. Pernille Rygg in Oslo writes to Toby Litt in London about her impossible quest for the perfect sofa. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Toby Litt
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and about people with disabilities. Producer Colin Hughes
BBC RADIO 4 HELPLINE: [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: Laughter in the Dark

By Vladimir Nabokov. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov.

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Fergus the Big Kiss

By Phelim Rowland. Ireland's newest saint, St Fergus the Fecund, tells the real story of his martyrdom ... with Tracy Ann Oberman and Sarah Rice Script editor Jonquil Panting Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Phelim Rowland.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Unknown: Sarah Rice
Director: Sally Avens
Fergus/Fergus's tongue: Stephen Hogan
Virtual Plunkett: Frank McCusker
Th Oul Wan: Tony Rohr
Father Sagacious: Gerard Murphy
Scouse Gin: Amanda Gordon
Tom Considine: Alistair Danson
Sgt Fallon: Gerard McDermott

: Offspring

John Peel presents more musings on the maze of family life. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: The Late Book: Funny Boy

By Shyam Selvadurai. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Shyam Selvadurai.

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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