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: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Sunday and, to launch Radio 2's World of Faith week, reveals the results of a survey of religious attitudes in Britain.

: Bob Holness

Presents music old and new.

: Hayes on Sunday

Topical debate and features.

: Vintage Years

12.00 Desmond Carrington with Radio 2 All-Time Greats
2.00pm Benny Green
A weekly celebration of the art of the songwriter.
3.00 David Jacobs
With Sounds Easy
4.00 A Royle Tour
This week, as part of Radio 2's World of Faith week, Canon Roger Royle takes listeners on a tour of Liverpool's cathedrals.
4.30 Sing Something Simple With the Cliff Adams
Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet.
5.00 Charlie Chester with Sunday Soapbox
WRITE TO: Charlie Chester , BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham B5 7QQ


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Benny Green
Songwriter: David Jacobs
Unknown: Canon Roger Royle
Singers: Cliff Adams
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Charlie Chester

: BBC Radio 2 Choirgirl of the Year

As part of Radio 2's World of Faith week, Don Maclean introduces the eight hopeful finalists who are judged by chairman John Rutter, Lady Evelyn Barbirolli and Patti Boulaye. Cantabile provide the interval entertainment.


Presenter: Don MacLean
Judge: John Rutter
Judge: Lady Evelyn Barbirolli
Judge: Patti Boulaye
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Sunday Half Hour

In Radio 2's World of Faith week, Roger Royle travels the world via favourite hymns from many countries. They include, Good
Christian men rejoice
(Rome); Resuscita (South
America); Que la terre et les cieux (France); Abide with me (Coventry/Dresden); Swing low sweet chariot
(USA); As the deer panteth for the water (Barbados);
Thine be the glory (Holland).


Unknown: Roger Royle

: Vigil for Bosnia

I From Southwark
Cathedral as part or naaio's 2's World of Faith week. The first hour of a night vigil for peace in the Balkans, led by the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Roy Williamson. With devotional music and readings, the vigil follows the themes of suffering, reconciliation and hope.
Presented by Chris Stuart. Producer James Whitboum


Unknown: Roy Williamson.
Presented By: Chris Stuart.
Producer: James Whitboum

: Round the World in 60 Minutes

BBC foreign correspondents file special reports on the influence of the great faiths on the seven very different cultures where they are based. Presented by leading religious journalist Trevor Barnes , as part of Radio 2's World of Faith week.
Producer Denis Nowlan


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Denis Nowlan

: From Birth to Eternity

In Radio 2's World of Faith week, Noel Vincent explores the great variety of rites of passage, and shares in the preparations, rituals and celebrations as people from different religious faiths mark the major milestones of life. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Noel Vincent
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Steve Madden

Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought
With Rt Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought
With Rt Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

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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.

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