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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.
Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm


Unknown: John Waite

: The Windy Sea

Tim Whewell continues his four-part journey around the Caspian Sea. 2: The Fruits of Independence The secretive desert state of Turkmenistan, once controlled by British agents, now aims to revive the Silk Road as one of the world's main transport arteries.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeat


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Andy Denwood

: A Crown of Wild Myrtle

The conclusion of HE Bates's novel, dramatised in four parts by David Gilman. The jealous Mrs Keller is closing in on the happy couple, Jack Marsden and Ruth Forbes , and is clearly determined not to lose the love of her life to the young man. with Chris Pavlo and Andy Lucas Music by Terry T rower Producer Richard Bates. Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: David Gilman.
Unknown: Mrs Keller
Unknown: Jack Marsden
Unknown: Ruth Forbes
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Andy Lucas
Producer: Richard Bates.
Director: Adrian Bean
Beatrice Keller: Sylvia Syms
Ruth Forbes: Barbara Barnes
Jack Marsden: Jonathan Firth
MrVlasopulos: George Jackos
Mrslonnis: Anna Sawa

: Daily Service

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
(Maryton); Luke 2, w48-52; Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: On These Days

Oooh, Dr Kinsey! 4: The 1970s. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Diana's Story. Part 9. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Analysis, insight and colour from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Globetrotting

The travel quiz chaired by Gideon Coe. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Gideon Coe.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Sweet Rugged Mystery

By Jesse Moyo James.
Sharon and Petal struggle to remain friends as they vie for the attention of the same man.
Petal.................................MICHELLE JOSEPH
Sharon HEATHER IMANI wrth Trevor Etienne. Robbie Gee. Tony Marshall , Michael Buffong and Michele Austin Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Jesse Moyo James.
Unknown: Michelle Joseph
Unknown: Sharon Heather Imani
Unknown: Trevor Etienne.
Unknown: Tony Marshall
Unknown: Michael Buffong
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen previews BBC Radio 4's production of A Clockwork Orange. And a look at playwright
Sebastian Barry 's first novel in ten years, about Ireland in the 1920s.
Producer Jackie Christie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Sebastian Barry
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Short Story: In Smoke Concealed

By Mark Cowley , read by Anny Tobin. Life is an adventure, full of challenges and dangers, of which smoking is just one. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Mark Cowley
Read By: Anny Tobin.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: God's Own County

The first of three programmes investigating the Yorkshire psyche. Some of the county's favourite sons reveal whether misery, true grit and xenophobia really are the essence of Yorkshireness.
Presented by Mark Hurst.
Producers Caroline Leddy and Richard Wilson Repeat


Presented By: Mark Hurst.
Producers: Caroline Leddy
Producers: Richard Wilson

: News

: The Archers

Nigel makes a beeline for the feline. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Sentimental Journey

Arthur Smith presents two more programmes on personal travel experiences. Tonight he travels back to Argentina with Hammer Horror actress Ingrid Pitt , who fled there from Europe because of an unhappy love affair. It was a glamorous life, but because of the political situation in the South American country, she was forced to move on. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Ingrid Pitt

: Analysis

Limits to Liberty
The Government has said that soft drugs will remain illegal, has banned the sale of beef on the bone, and plans to restrict cigarette advertising. Yet in many areas of personal morality, we are becoming more tolerant. Peter Kellner asks how we should decide what to ban and what to leave to individual choice. Producer Anthony Dworkin Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Anthony Dworkin

: Shelf Lives

The Cash Machine. In the last of the series, Nigel Cassidy investigates the device which has revolutionised banking. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes
PHONE: [number removed] for information


Unknown: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Quarantine

Part 9.
For details see Monday

: Devices and Desires

By PD James , dramatised in six parts by Neville Teller. 1: A serial killer has claimed four victims and created a climate of fear in the community of Larksoken on the Norfolk coast.
Adam Dalgliesh is drawn into contact not only with the local population but also with the investigating team. with Caroline John. Susan Bertish.
Dermot Crowley. Susannah Doyle , Paul Shelley. Sasha Paul , Will Johnson. Bruce Alexander , Emily Richard and Dominic Jephcott Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Unknown: Adam Dalgliesh
Unknown: Caroline John.
Unknown: Susan Bertish.
Unknown: Dermot Crowley.
Unknown: Susannah Doyle
Unknown: Paul Shelley.
Unknown: Sasha Paul
Unknown: Will Johnson.
Unknown: Bruce Alexander
Unknown: Emily Richard
Unknown: Dominic Jephcott
Producer: Matthew Walters
Adam Dalgliesh: Robin Ellis
Manny: David Timson
Costello: John Baddeley

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson talks to groups of people who share a way of life. In the fourth of six programmes, he meets members of a Welsh male voice choir. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Talks: Robert Robinson

: News

: The Late Book: A Spell of Winter

By Helen Dunmore. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

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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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