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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

LW only from 6.45

: Open University

6.45 Mithraic Symbolism
7.5 Science: Urban Geology 7 25 Who Will Care For Me While I'm Dying?

: News

7. 10 LW Sunday Papers
7.15LWApnaHiGhar Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves
Stephen Oliver selects a handful of books for recommended holiday reading.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

The weekly look at religious news and views from home and abroad.
Presented by Trevor Bames Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Trevor Bames
Producer: David Coomes

: Bernie Winters

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about St Raphael's Training Centre.
Donations to: The St Raphael's Training Centre Appeal.
[address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

from Trinity Church, Stafford led by THE REV ERIC CARLESS and THE REV DAVID HILL
Hymns (Hymns and Psalms):
Let all the world (10); How sweet the name (257); Jesus is Lord! (260); Thy hand, 0 God (784); Readings: Psalm 118;
Philippians 2, vv 6-11 (Good News)
Organist ALAN SYKES BBC Birmingham


Organist: Alan Sykes

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: William Smethurst

: The Colour Supplement

The glossy Sunday magazine presented by Margo MacDonald
Today's edition includes: The Morning After:
Nigel Farrell reports on how one group of people spent Saturday night. A Year of My Own:
Patrick Lichfield chooses a year that was special for him: 1981, the year in which
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married and in which both the Pope and President Reagan survived assassination attempts.
High Noon: guests in the studio talk over one of the topics of the week.
International Exchange: a link-up with other countries around the globe.
Derek Jameson takes a personal look at the day's offerings from Fleet Street.
Producers LAN


Presented By: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield
Unknown: Lady Diana Spencer
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: Gardhouse Simon Shaw.
Unknown: Vanessa Harrison

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Family Firm

2: Axminster Equals Carpets Carpets were first made in Axminster in the middle of the 18th century, and even when the original company folded, the name remained as a carpet weave that has become synonymous with quality. But it took the Dutfield family to bring carpet-making back to Axminster - and they've gone from strength to strength. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (R)


Producer: Anne Brown

: The Afternoon Play

Based on personal experience, this story traces the effects on a family, and on the mother in particular, when her twin babies suddenly die just before Christmas.


Unknown: Lesley Davies
Liz: Barbara Flynn
Ted: Michael Tudor Barnes
Mum: Pauline Letts

: Options

4.0 Women Running FRANCES DONNELLY looks into the growing popularity of running among women - be they unassuming joggers aiming to stay fit, or those who push themselves towards tougher goals, often emerging as talented athletes. But what is fitness, and how does it relate to athleticism and health? Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (R)
4.30 Dealing with Drink A series of six programmes 4: A Question of Approach Although each problem drinker needs to be assessed as an individual, there are some general points which need to be considered when working with particular groups. In this programme PETER EVANS examines a number of issues related to women, young people, the elderly and the single homeless. Written and presented by PETER EVANS (R)
5.0 Opera at the Vic JOAN CROSS was principal soprano at the Old Vic in the 1920s and into the 30s. Eighty-five next month, she still has vivid memories of those pioneering days. With her contemporary POWELL LLOYD , Joan Cross talks to BRYAN CRIMP about some of the colourful events and personalities of Lilian Baylis 's Opera at the Vic. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
5.30 Back on Course This week MARGARET KORVING meets ex-steel workers picking up new job skills in Rotherham; meets new graduates converting to electronics at the Polytechnic of Wales; and visits Shrewsbury which offers one- and two-year courses in furniture craft and design. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Peter Evans
Presented By: Peter Evans
Unknown: Vic Joan
Unknown: Powell Lloyd
Talks: Joan Cross
Unknown: Lilian Baylis
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Handling the Hate

On the day the war in the Pacific ended Peter Rhodes was a prisoner-of-war, working in a Japanese coal mine.
For many years he re-lived that experience in his nightmares.
He realised that his hatred for the Japanese - and one man in particular - was getting worse as the years passed.
Peter Rhodes talks to
Robin Harris about the extraordinary steps he took to overcome that hatred.
Producer MOORE SINNERTON BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Peter Rhodes
Talks: Peter Rhodes
Unknown: Robin Harris

: The Living World

(Details on Thursday at 9.30 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Harrogate
(Details tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Treasure Islands

7: Jamaica - Pleasure and Pain Novelist Joseph Hone travels over the Blue Mountains to a Victorian guest house in Port Antonio before taking an old banana raft down the Rio Grande. (R)


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Margaret Howard and Johnny Morris to pick some paperbacks Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast on Thursday at 4. 10pm)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Lord Jim

(Detailson Wednesday at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: Joseph Conrad

: Faith, Fatherland, Family

The first of two programmes Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien has spent much of his life writing about Ireland and has been actively involved in Irish politics. At present he is a Fellow at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where he is lecturing on 'The Age of Enlightenment'.
Martin Dillon visits him there and talks to him about his academic life and how his views on Ireland have been shaped by his family background, Roman Catholicism and his Irishness. (First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien
Unknown: Martin Dillon

: The Return of the Peregrine

This spectacular falcon was driven almost to extinction in Britain and the eastern USA 20 years ago by pesticides and persecution. Today its highspeed flight, the fastest in the world, can be seen again in its old haunts. Michael Scott tells the story of a remarkable recovery.
Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: John Arnott

: Modern Monasticism

The monastic life has its roots in the earliest of Christian history. This series presents three pictures of the life that has survived in an evolved form in Britain today.
1: The Benedictine Abbey at Belmont in Herefordshire BBC Wales

: Kidnapped and Catriona

by R. L. STEVENSON 8: The Bass Rock
(Details on Friday at 3. Opm) Stereo


Unknown: R. L. Stevenson

: News

: War Report

Frank Gillard tells the story of the BBC's coverage of the last year of the Second World War. (Details on Friday at 11.0am) 0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Grace in the Devil's Territory

1: The Shortest Way Home
An examination of religious belief and literature in the 20th century written and presented by DewiZ. Phillips BBC Wales

: Between Earth and Sky

A man's work is from sun to sun, But a woman's work is never done
A reflection of rural life in Victorian England by Neil Philip with music by GEORGE ISOBEL DEACON
2: Silence Becomes Me Best
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Unknown: Neil Philip
Music By: George Isobel Deacon
Producer: John Knight.

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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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