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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Mary's Church,
Handbridge, Chester. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.0 Education: Pastoral Care
7.20 Milton's Readers
7.40 Hopkins's Religious Poetry

: Waterlines

Cliff Michelmore climbs aboard for a new series of programmes about what's happening in, on or under the water.
There's a report from the Isle of Wight on the Conrad Ritblat Round the Island Race and a preview of a very different kind of yacht race which starts in Wales and finishes in Scotland. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Conrad Ritblat
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Sunday

with Jill Cochrane and Ted Harrison
VHF/FM joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News


Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Sarah
Producer: Caroline Donne
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: The Rt Rev David Sheppard

Bishop of Liverpool, talks, for the Week's 's Good Cause, about the practical help and support being given by Family Service Units to families in difficulty. Donations to: FSU, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

2,000th Edition by Alistair Cooke
(Alistair Cooke 's Transatlantic Call at 12.10 pm)
0 WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

St Magnus Festival Service from St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney led by THE REV WILLIAM CANT Introit: Peace be unto you by Knut Nystedt sung by STORD CHOIR OF NORWAY Readings (New Authorised Version): Exodus 19, w 1-6;
1 Peter 2, w 4-10; John 15, w 1-5 Hymns (CH 3); 0 come, and let us to the Lord (19); 0 greatly blest the people are (390); Stand up, and bless the Lord (39); Angel voices, ever singing (455)
Anthem: Thus saith God the Lord (William Mathias ) With the CATHEDRAL CHOIR
Master of music DAVID DRINKELL Assistant organist ROBIN CHEER BBC Radio Scotland


Unknown: Knut Nystedt
Sung By: Stord Choir
Unknown: William Mathias

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Producer LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Alistair Cooke's Transatlantic Call: [number removed]

This weekend marks the 2,000th Letter from America and today is your chance to phone in and talk to Alistair Cooke on the line from New York.
Born in Manchester, educated at Blackpool Grammar School and Cambridge, he first visited
America in the 1930s and has lived there for over 40 years. As the New York Times once wrote, Alistair Cooke loves America 'as a shrewd child loves a stepfather'. His greatest passions are American politics, jazz and golf. Charles Wheeler is in the Chair as listeners from home and abroad put their questions to Alistair Cooke.
Producers MARGARET HILL for Radio 4 and NEIL CURRY for the BBC World Service. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE (A simultaneous broadcast with BBC World Service)
Lines open from 10.0am
0 HEAR THIS! page 17 7


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Unknown: Neil Curry
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Detailson Wednesday at 10.0 am)

: The Afternoon Play

The Last of a Dyin' Race
A comedy by CHRISTINA REID The Irish wake is famous throughout the world. However, when Lizzie dies in Belfast in 1986, her daughter-in-law decides that she will be cremated without ceremony.
Sarah and Agnes, the retainers of the death linen, are determined to give Lizzie the send-off she deserves, with hilarious results.
Directed by SUSAN HOGG
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Christina Reid
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Sarah: Leila Webster
Agnes: Sheila McGibbon
Johnnie: Peter Adair
Madge: Maureen Dow
Dave: Peter Quigley
Florence: Heidi Reid
Female mourner: Catherine Gibson
Male mourner: Michael Duffy
Sergeant: J Hogg
Undertaker: David Coyle
Joe: Derek Halligan
Sharon: Frances Quinn
Young female mourner: Olivia Nash

: Origins

The Gift of the Nile
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert.... Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies....
And on the pedestal these words appear:
*My name is Ozymandias, king ofkings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
4: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair
In a series of six programmes, Barry Cunliffe traces the development of a civilisation which flourished on the banks of the Nile - one of the greatest civilisations known to man and one which has fascinated Europeans for hundreds of years.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBCBristol


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Producer: John Knight.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Options

4.0 Dealing with Drugs PETER EVANS presents a survival guide for non-specialist workers.
3: Realistic Aims 'Drug use is a way of staying put: to stop means drastic changes, and that's scary.' It's important that drug problems are seen in context: a perceptive assessment depends on a wider view. (e) Book, same title, £7.95 from bookshops
4.30 Education Matters With SUSAN MARLING (e)
5.0 Out in the Community Six programmes about the place of mentally handicapped people in Britain today Presented by TONI ARTHUR 5: A Home of their Own (e)
5.30 Get By in Arabic Everyday spoken Arabic, designed for holiday-makers and business people Presented by AHDAF SOUEIF and ALIX REF AlE 3: Shopping Written by HILARY WISE and SALAH EL GHOBASHY (R) (e) Book, £2.25: set of two cassettes. £10.95, from retailers


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Susan Marling
Presented By: Toni Arthur
Presented By: Ahdaf Soueif
Written By: Hilary Wise

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling talks with whale biologists.


Talks: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Tales from Araby

3: Breaking the Spell
In which June Knox-Mawer ends her series of recollections of British people who once lived and worked in the Arabian Peninsular.

: News



Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Feedback

with Christopher Dunkley


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: Instruments of Torture

Aspects of the life of an orchestral musician in the words and music of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra 1: The Man on the Box

: East Lynne

2: The Keepers of the Dead Stereo (Details Friday 3.0pm)


Unknown: Mrs Henry Wood

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill
Traveller and novelist
Bruce Chatwin ventures deep into the Australian outback.


Presented By: Susan Hill
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin

: A Word In Edgeways

Beryl Bainbridge , Dr Jack Dominian and Roy Porter in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Dr Jack Dominian
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: George Gershwin

A survey by Alistair Cooke 2: Early Successes


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Law In Action

Presented by John Eidinow


Presented By: John Eidinow

: News

: Victoria

with Anna Massey as Queen Victoria, whose Golden Jubilee was celebrated 100 years ago this month. 1: Girlhood
Compiled and written by RICHARD MULLEN and JAMES MUNSON
Narrator Robert Powell


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Golden Jubilee
Written By: Richard Mullen
Written By: James Munson

: Seeds of Faith

The Retreat Experience
Sue Talbot gathers reactions from people of different religious traditions about the place of silence and solitude in their spiritual development. 2: Reform Judaism
Producer HUGH FAUPEL BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Actuality

A steamy evening in the hairy arms of Frank Pearson , alias Foo Foo Lammar , drag artiste and nightclub owner.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Frank Pearson
Unknown: Foo Foo Lammar
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: * 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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