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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home For Asian listeners BBC Pebble Mill
Correspondence in English or your own language should be sent to: Make Yourself at Home,
BBC. Birmingham B5 7SA
7.45 L W Bells on Sunday from St Peter and St Paul, Griston, Norfolk
Turning Over New Leaves
Mary Craig reviews and selects readings from Child of my Love: An Autobiography by SUE RYDER


Unknown: Mary Craig
Unknown: Sue Ryder

: Open University

7.10 Introduction to Science
7.30 Into the Open: Summer School and Beyond

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Reporter: Trevor Barnes
Producer: David Coomes

: Anthony Andrews

talks, for the Week's 's Good Cause, about work being undertaken by a group of people aiming to help those, who, like themselves, are caring for disabled or elderly relatives at home. Such carers are looking after growing numbers of frail or confused elderly people and adults and children who survive accidents or illnesses, but remain very disabled.
Donations to: Association of Carers, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from King's Park Parish Church, Glasgow
Led by THE REV STEWART SMITH Hymns (CH 3): Hark! The glad sound (160); Be thou my vision
(87); Son of God, Eternal Saviour (454); The Saviour died (293)
Readings (NEB): Isaiah 40, vv 26-31; Romans 8, vv 31-39 Organist PAT gillies Assistant organist TIMOTHY REDMAN BBC Scotland


Organist: Timothy Redman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: Liz Rigbey

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Jackie Collins lives in Beverley Hills, California, and writes novels, all of which appear in the bestseller lists, with many being filmed.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson , she talks about her childhood in England, joining her sister Joan in Hollywood at the age of 15, her brief acting career, and her writing. She also selects her eight records.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Jackie Collins
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: The World This Weekend: News Presented by Gordon Clough



Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society.
(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play: Neverland

by Frances Gray
It's the first week of Advent, and while the rest of the world prepares for Christmas, Lesley lives in a 'Neverland', awaiting the results of her amniocentesis test. Will the child she is carrying be safe? And can she make the decision to have this baby alone?
BBC Scotland. (Stereo)
(Joint winner of the 1985 Radio Times Drama Award)


Writer: Frances Gray
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Lesley: Lynn Farleigh
Nick: Paul Copley
Denny: Maggie McCarthy
Julia/Wendy: Hetty Baynes
Mother: Pauline Letts
Student: Elaine Claxton
Sister: Gwen Cherrell
Pregnant girl: Avril Clark
Proud dad: Jamie Roberts
Doctor: Michael Adley

: Talking About Antiques

Bernard Price and Barbara Morris , with chairman Hugh Scully , answer listeners' questions on antiques, their origins and their value. There's a visit to Mompesson House, Wiltshire, to examine a fine collection of 18th-century glass. Collectors' Guide offers tips on pieces costing little and worth collecting now for the future. Producer MARY PRICE . BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barbara Morris
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Mary Price

: Options

4.0 Museum Choice In the last programme in the series KENNETH HUDSON is joined by comedian MIKE HARDING at the London Toy and Model Museum and the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester. Producer JUDE HOWELLS (R) (e)
4.30 Oaks and Acorns The last of six programmes in which NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to entrepreneurs about their motives and achievements. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (e)
5.0 Employment Counselling Winding Down The last of four programmes in which MICHAEL BRETHERTON counsels those in and out of work. Producers DANIEL SNOWMAN and FIONA GOODALL (e)
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! Twenty programmes for beginners in Italian Presented by DENISE DE ROME and ENRICO VERDECCHIA 9: Cosa prendiamo? (R) (e)


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Jude Howells
Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Michael Bretherton
Producers: Daniel Snowman
Producers: Fiona Goodall
Presented By: Denise de Rome
Presented By: Enrico Verdecchia

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper 's weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: LW The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling investigates the aquarium trade, and Lionel KeUeway talks to MORI pollster Bob Worcester about the public's attitude to wildlife.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Talks: Lionel Keueway
Unknown: Bob Worcester

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Bolton (Details tomorrow at 11.0am L W)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News



Unknown: Simon Vance

: Actuality

'Samaritans, Can I Help You?' 1: 'All we are is tea-brewers'
One weekend last summer the Samaritans of Pendle branch in Lancashire set about initiating a new group of volunteers into the 'principles and practices' of befriending the lonely, the depressed and the suicidal ... Producer JANE WALKER BBC Manchester (Part 2 next week)


Producer: Jane Walker

: Pendennis

Stereo (Details on Friday at 3. 0pm)


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill


Presented By: Susan Hill

: A Word in Edgeways

Jane Glover , Jonathan Raban and Michael Schmidt in conversation with Brian Redhead.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: A Matter of Honour

Stereo (Details Wednesday 12.27pm)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer

: The Cross They Bear

A profile of the St John Ambulance Brigade

: News

: The Sunday Feature Out of the Maze

The Maze prison near Belfast houses what has been called 'the largest concentration of terrorists in Western Europe'. Alison Hilliard examines the role of education - official and unofficial - within the prison, and investigates the claim that the Maze is 'Ulster's University ofTerrorism'.
Producer MOORE SINNERTON BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Producer: Moore Sinnerton

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late ever, ng
Office of Com, line. Stereo (R)

: In Committee

Presented by Mike Baker Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: Mike Baker
Producer: Peter Robins

: * 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.

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