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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Prayer for the Day

From Glasgow with the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: 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

: 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

: Daily Service

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
(Abbot's Leigh); Revelation 21, wl-7; They Shall Not Grow Old (Guest); The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: A Caribbean Mystery

Agatha Christie 's novel, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
3: The authorities have been called in and a murder investigation is underway. with Tracy Ann Oberman. Brian Parr. Amanda Gordon. Anthony Ofoegbu , David Brooks. David Bannerman and Chris Pavlo Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Unknown: Brian Parr.
Unknown: Amanda Gordon.
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: David Brooks.
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Evelyn Hillingdon: Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon: Christopher Wright
Molly Kendall: Alison Pettit
Tim Kendall: David Thorpe

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Hen's Teeth. Part 4. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Inspiration!

Chris Stuart chairs another round of the panel game in which inventions, discoveries and design are subjected to quizzical investigation. He is joined at the Science Museum by team captains Professor Lewis Wolpert and Adam Hart-Davis and guests Professor Susan Greenfield and Dr Anna Grayson. Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Dr Anna Grayson.
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: Wasteland

By Nigel Moffat. Jane meets the rich and charming Fox at a nightclub. Is he her ticket away from unemployed single-motherhood, or will she be repeating a familiar pattern? with Alex Jones and Alison Belbin Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Nigel Moffat.
Unknown: Alex Jones
Unknown: Alison Belbin
Director: Tanya Nash
Jane: Adjoa Andoh
Fox: Eddie Nestor
Maude: Jillie Meers
Tanya: Nicola Wainwright
Lany: Nicholas Bailey
Sandra: Lorna Laidlaw
Young Tanya: Hannah Molloy
Gemma: Lucy Jones

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen talks to Geoffrey Rush , star of the film Shine, as he produces a play, The Popular Mechanicals.
Plus a review of The Ultimate Intimacy by Czech writer Ivan Klima. Producer Mohit Bakaya
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Geoffrey Rush
Unknown: Ivan Klima.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Short Story: Windfall

By Dorothy K Haynes , read by Crawford Logan. A young woman finds a bowlerhatted visitor on her doorstep. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Dorothy K Haynes
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

With Clare English, Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Black comedy with Steve Pemberton , Reece Shearsmith , MarkGatiss and Jeremy Dyson. Spent is holding a fun run. Producer Sarah Smith


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

: News

: The Archers

Eddie thinks ivy is poisonous. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Document

Using documentary evidence to throw new light on past events.
2: Thin Ice. In 1984, Stephen Weeks was directing a major feature film in India, when he received reports from London that all the film rushes were unusable. He tried to salvage the film, only but his work had fallen prey to a massive insurance fraud. Producer Jules Wilkinson


Unknown: Stephen Weeks
Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: Analysis

People Behaving Oddly
Every day we face choices - as consumers, investors or employees. A mass of political and economic decisions depends on the assumption that we choose in our rational best interests. But do we? Michael Blastland examines a growing reassessment of economic attitudes and behaviour.
Producer Ingrid Hassler
Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Michael Blastland
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Torremolinos: beyond the Beaches

Three programmes in which
Harry Ritchie explores the Costa del Sol's most notorious holiday resort.
Is there more to it than lager louts and all-day British breakfasts?
1: Sun, Sea and Spanish Tummy Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and for 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: The Clothes They Stood Up In

Written and read by Alan Bennett. Part 4.
For details see Monday


Read By: Alan Bennett.

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Party and Chips with Scraps

Mandy Precious. Lil , newly widowed, has always been somebody's wife. Now she must contemplate life alone - until she befriends Mudassar, a young man who pushes her to emerge from the shadow of her late husband. Together they take a cruise - a voyage of discovery.
Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Mandy Precious.
Director: Kate Rowland
Lil: Rita Tushingham
Mudassar: Ravin J Ganatra

: Offspring

John Peel peeks into the goldfish bowl of family life. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: The Late Book: Funny Boy

By Shyam Selvadurai. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Shyam Selvadurai.

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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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