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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Producer DAVID BELUNGER BBC Pebble Mil. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

A selection of hymns and music With Jack Hywel-Davies . Stereo including Bells on Sunday from St Mary the Virgin, Thornborough, Bucks


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 LWSunday Papers

: Open University

7.10 Living with Technology: Values
7 30 Into the Open: Completing the Course
7.50 Music interlude

: On Your Farm

David Richardson has breakfast with a well-known personality to the world of agriculture.


Unknown: David Richardson

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs and Jill Cochrane
VHFIFMjoinsat 755 am including at 8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcastat 7.10 am LW)


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Presented By: Jill Cochrane
Producers: David Coomes
Unknown: Edward Lucas

: Susan Hampshire

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the provision of services for the deaf, especially children in the developing countries of the Commonwealth. Self-help is being encouraged in research into prevention of deafness, and by the provision of equipment.
Donations to: The Commonwealth
Societufor the Deaf, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St Faith, Great Crosby
Sung Eucharist (ASB Rite A) Celebrant and Preacher THE REV RICHARD CAPPER
Readings: Acts 9, w 1-22 (JB); Matthew 19, w 27-30 (NEB) Psalm 67
Hymns: For all the saints
(A & MR 527); 0 thou who at thy
Eucharist (A & MR 402); God of grace (hft 34)
Communion anthem:
Holy is the true light (Hams) Organist and choirmaster GEORGE GILFORD
BBC Manchester. Stereo


Choirmaster: George Gilford

: 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

Baroness Ryder of Warsaw in conversation with Michael Parkinson


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team visits the Malvern Horticultural Society.

: The Afternoon Play

Old Alliances by TREVOR ROYLE
After years as a tea-planter in Assam, Andrew Proctor retires in high hopes to his native
Scotland, to the life of a landed gentleman. But it is 1936: a difficult time to come home.
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Trevor Royle
Unknown: Andrew Dallmeyer.
Unknown: Sandy Neilson
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Andrew Proctor: Michael Elder
Jenny Wauchope: Siobhan Redmond
Duncan Reid: Benny Young
Oliphant: Paul Young
Planters: Lain Agnew, Robert Ellis

: Heritage

A series of six programmes in which Kenneth Hudson looks at the way history is viewed. 2:John Bunyan's Bedford
John Bunyan , tinker and son of a tinker, was bom at
Harrowden, near Bedford, in 1628. Imprisoned for insisting on his rights to preach and worship outside the framework of the established church, he wrote The Pilgrim's 's Progress, a book whose influence as a literary work can be compared only to that of Shakespeare and the authorised version of the Bible. Readers ALAN DUDLEY and MARTIN FRIEND
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBCBristol


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: John Bunyan
Readers: Alan Dudley
Producer: John Knight

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper presents his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 On the Cut Six programmes recalling life and work on the English canal system. 4: Horse Power 'The horse looks after you, you look after the horse. You come second, he comes first.' Interviews collected and presented by ARTHUR WOOD (e)
4.30 Not So Long Ago Eight programmes about world history since 1945 presented by GEOFFREY STERN
4: The Algerian War (First broadcast on BBC World Service) (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express!
4: Die Kur am rechten Fleck Saying how you feel, and what you like and dislike. With IRMGARD MEYER andjORGWALEscH Script by WOLFGANG KEINHORST (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (e)
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! Presented by DENISE DE ROME and ENRICO VERDECCHIA 14: Cosa ha fatto? (e)


Presented By: Arthur Wood
Presented By: Geoffrey Stern
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer
Script By: Wolfgang Keinhorst
Presented By: Denise de Rome
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling meets the Green Man , Jonathan Porritt , director of Friends of the Earth and best friend of the environmental movement, and finds out what ants and economics have in common.
Lionel Kelleway goes to
Scotland, to see how a feast of salmon might dull the fragile palate of the lochs.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Green Man
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: News

: Down Your Way

visits Woking in Surrey, home of the railway children and the cricketing twins, where Brian Johnston calls on Mrs Beeton 's French cousin and traces the steps of the Men from Mars. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBCBristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Mrs Beeton
Producer: Jill Marshall

: News



Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Actuality

VSO: Fears, Fantasies and Expectations
'I thought, "Yikes! They want me!... " Then you get this phone, "How about Thailand?" And immediately you think, "Crumbs, where is it?"'
'What happens when I get off the plane and see the flies and the snakes and the heat? ...
Maybe I'll change again, but I don't think so. I'm well primed now. I'm like a little bomb waiting to go off.'
The first of two programmes on Voluntary Service Overseas joins some new recruits in training, when they're introduced to pit latrines, advised to leave their cultural baggage behind and told not to think they can change the world. Producer julie SIMMONS BBC Manchester
0 INFO: page 77

: German Election Report

Alexander MacLeod in Bonn with first results and analysis of today's elections to the West German Bundestag


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Miller's Reel

A love story for radio devised by Donald Campbell from the songs and letters of Robert Burns with David Hayman as 'the lover'
Phyllis Logan as 'his lass' and songs performed by Jean Redpath and Rod Paterson
BBC Scotland. Stereo
HEAR THIS! page 17


Devised by: Donald Campbell
Author: Robert Burns
The lover: David Hayman
His lass: Phyllis Logan
Singer: Jean Redpath
Singer: Rod Patterson
Musical arrangements composed by: Serge Hovey
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
H. R. F. Keating , leading British crime writer and creator of Inspector Ghote, holds a magnifying glass to the art of crime fiction.
Mark Frankland, foreign correspondent and novelist, describes the seductive Moscow setting of his latest novel.


Unknown: H. R. F. Keating

: A Word In Edgeways

Dr June Goodfield , Michael Holroyd and John Maddox in conversation with Brian Redhead
ProducerGILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr June Goodfield
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: John Maddox
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Some Mother's Son

A serial in six parts by JOHN FLETCHER
4: Julian Knight is preparing to meet his deadly rival, Sir Jack Watson. Meanwhile Andy is pursued through London by BD's killer....
Other parts played by RICHARD CURNOW. TREVOR NICHOLS and GREGORY DE POLNAY Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Sir Jack Watson.
Played By: Richard Curnow.
Played By: Trevor Nichols
Played By: Gregory de Polnay
Directed By: Brian Miller
Andy: Nick Chilvers
Julian: Cuve Francis
Kite: Gregory Depolnay
Sir Jack: Conrad Phillips
Grey: Rex Holdsworth
Shirley: Dianefletcher
Anne: Caroline Blakiston
Stanley: Nick Brimble
Rogers: Trevor Nichols

: The Press Barons

Gordon Clough seeks to determine just how much influence today's proprietors have on papers they own and therefore with the readers. 4: Andreas Whittam-Smith of The Independent
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Readers: Andreas Whittam-Smith

: News and German Election Special

National and international news from London; and from
Bonn, a special programme on today's Federal German Elections introduced by Alexander MacLeod with Diana Goodman , BBC Correspondent in West Germany.
Can Chancellor Helmut Kohl 's conservative Christian
Democrats extend their hold on power? Will his coalition partners, the liberal Free
Democrats, be squeezed out of the Bundestag, thereby allowing the Government to move further to the right? Or can the left-wing forces of the Social Democrats and the Greens alter the political scene in a more fundamental way? Producers HARRY SCHNEIDER and GUDRUN DAUBOR in Bonn


Introduced By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Diana Goodman
Unknown: Helmut Kohl
Producers: Harry Schneider
Producers: Gudrun Daubor

: Seeds of Faith

The Case Against Christ Evidence for What?
In the final programme
The Rev John Young , Chaplain at the College of Ripon and York St John , evaluates how people understand the God they believe in. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: John Young
Unknown: York St John

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees Presented by John Foster Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: John Foster
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.

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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