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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders.
Producer Ashley Gethin


Unknown: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Ashley Gethin

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus
(Bullinger); Mark 9, wl7-24; From Deep Despair to You I Call (Norton);
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Bowater). With Wellspring, director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: A Caribbean Mystery

The conclusion of Michael Bakewell 's five-part dramatisation of Agatha Christie 's novel. Starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. Two murders and now an attempted suicide - are they somehow linked? with Yvonne Edgell , Andrew Wincott. David King. John Rowe , Carolyn Jones. Tracy Ann Oberman and Christopher Wright. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Yvonne Edgell
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Unknown: David King.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Unknown: Christopher Wright.
Mr Rafiel: George A Cooper
Molly Kendall: Alison Pettitt
Tim Kendall: David Thorpe

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

To celebrate today's publication of The New Woman's Hour Book of Short Stories, Fiona Shaw reads
Clare Boylan 's God and Slaves. And Jenni Murray asks a panel of authors how well women writers write about men. Producer Emma Selby


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Clare Boylan
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Emma Selby

: From Our Own Correspondent

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 Lewis Wolpert , Adam Hart-Davis and guests Sue Nelson and Johnny Ball.
Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: 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: Long Time Man

By Judy Upton. When three lonely women start writing to the same long-term prisoner, they send their hopes and fantasies along with their signatures. Life is complicated for a man entrusted with so many dreams. with Leda Hodgson , Alison Pettitt.
Gerard McDermott. Carolyn Jones. Alastair Danson , Sarah Rice. Rachel Atkins , Iwan Thomas , John Rowe and Anthony Ofoegbu Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Judy Upton.
Unknown: Leda Hodgson
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: Alastair Danson
Unknown: Sarah Rice.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Scott: Paul Higgins
Donna: Dl Botcher

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees the stage premiere of Babe the Sheep Pig at the Birmingham Hippodrome and a new production of Twelfth Night directed by Adrian Noble at Stratford. Producer Robyn Read
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Directed By: Adrian Noble

: Short Story: Personal Growth

By Gill McEvoy , read by Sunny Ormonde . Is Doreen's therapist a "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde "? Doreen begins to wonder when she visits her out of hours.
Producer Sue Wilson


Unknown: Gill McEvoy
Read By: Sunny Ormonde
Unknown: Mr Hyde
Producer: Sue Wilson

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Black comedy written by and starring Mark Gatiss , Reece Shearsmith ,
Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson. 4: Bonfire Nights. A bridegroom disappears from a rowdy stag night, and the local kids have got a new guy for the town bonfire. Producer Sarah Smith


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

: News

: The Archers

Bert is brainy.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Document

Five programmes using documentary evidence to throw new light on past events. 4: My Home, My Land
Fifty years ago today, the United
Nations voted to partition Palestine and give a home to the Jews. The story of the events leading up to that crucial vote is told by the people whose lives it changed. Presented by Roisin McAuley.
Producer Ronit Knoble


Presented By: Roisin McAuley.
Producer: Ronit Knoble

: Analysis

Who Cares Wins
Can caring and tolerance really be the keys to regaining the public's trust? Peter Kellner examines the changing politics of William Hague's Tory Party. Producer Jonathan Brunert. Rptd Sunday4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

: Torremolinos: beyond the Beaches

Last of three programmes exploring the Costa del Sol resort. 3: Pourquoi Pas? Harry Ritchie meets the French proprietress of one of the town's many gay bars and visits a disco where you can drink, dance and swim until 6am. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and about people with disabilities.
Producer Colin Hughes
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: Another Time, Another Place

By Jessie Kesson. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jessie Kesson.

: Tales of the Bizarre

Ray Bradbury introduces dramatised versions of six of his short stories.
2: Jack in the Box. Dramatised by Brian Sibley. School is just up the stairs, and each birthday you get a new room. If your life was changed by changing the world in which you live, would that be a freedom, or a new nightmare?
Director Adrian Bean


Introduces: Ray Bradbury
Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.
Director: Adrian Bean
Boy: Richard Pearce
Father: Ed Bishop
Mother: Carolyn Jones
Whisperers: Sarah Rice
Whisperers: Caroline Strong
Old lady: Jenny Lee
Policeman: Christopher Wright

: Offspring

In the last programme of the series, John Peel peeks into the goldfish bowl of family life. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Bright Lights, Big City

By Jay Mclnerney. Part 9.
For details see Monday. Repeat


Unknown: Jay McLnerney.

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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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