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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 Moorlinch Parish Church, Somerset. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.0 State and Society
7.20 Draughtsmen and Craftsmen
7.40 Arts: Sullivan

: Waterlines

Come and test the water with Cliff Michelmore and Dilly Barlow who keep you up to date with all the latest news of the water world.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Producer AUSON BOGLE Editor DAVID COOMES VHF/FM joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Auson Bogle
Editor: David Coomes

: Monica Dickens

talks for the Week's Good
Cause, about the vital work of the Samaritans.
Donations to: [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

(Broadcastat 7.10am LW)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St Leonard's, Hythe, Sussex In this Parish Eucharist
(ASB Rite A) listeners are invited to join two families as they bring their young daughters SOPHIE and kirsti for baptism. Celebrant and Preacher THE REV NORMAN WOODS , Vicar of Hythe
Minister of the Baptism THE REV DESMOND SAMPSON
Readings: Ezekiel 36, vv 24-28; Galatians 5, vv 16-25; John 15, vv 16-27
Hymns: Come down, 0 love divine (EH 152); Be thou my vision (HHT 10); Alleluia sing to Jesus (EH 301); Love divine (EH 437)
Anthem: Prayer to Jesus (Oldroyd)
Organist and Choirmaster DR BERKELEY HILL. Stereo


Unknown: Norman Woods
Unknown: Desmond Sampson

: The Archers

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


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: News Stand

Linda Christmas explores the wealth of reporting and opinion in Britain's periodicals. Producer SAM COLLYNS


Producer: Sam Collyns

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo (Revised re-broadcast of last Friday's 's programme)


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Maya Angelou inherited her love of music from her grandmother, who used to sing to her as a child at the family home in the southern United States. The first volume of her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was a bestseller, describing her life as a singer, actress, stripper, dancer and writer.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson she looks back on a remarkable career and chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5am)


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Small Country Living

(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

Never Been Kissed in the Same Place Twice by ALLAN PRIOR
A love story in six episodes set against the background of the music hall with and 4: Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
Harry and Clara Viner , a musical double act, have arrived in New York. Things are going from bad to worse as Harry refuses to work any of the second-rate Vaudeville houses. Clara has been offered and accepted a job, but it's one she knows she cannot mention to Harry.
Music arranged by DAVID TIMSON Directed by MARTIN JENKINS (R)


Unknown: Allan Prior
Unknown: Clara Viner
Arranged By: David Timson
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Harry Viner: David Suchet
Clara: Karen Archer
W C Fields: Derek Newark
John Hyatt: David Timson
Max Rober: David Healy
Mr Richter: John Rowe
Belle Alvin: Pat Starr
Nevada: Carole Boyd
Jimmy: Nigel Anthony
Mamie: Patience Tomlinson
Patsy: Jill Lidstone
Nurse: Eve Karpf
Uncle Matt: Brian Haines
Paddy: David Gooderson
US stage manager: David Gooderson
MrRossiter: Ronald Herdman
Dr Blake: Hugh Dickson

: Epitaph for Elvin

In 1970 adventurer
John Ridgway set out to explore one of the world's most dangerous rivers, the Apurimac in Peru. His pilot was Elvin Berg , a young Norwegian whose skill saved John Ridgway 's life on several occasions. Some years later, John Ridgway heard that his friend had disappeared and he went back to look for him.
He was too late. Elvin had been murdered by Maoist guerrillas, his wife had gone mad, and his 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was an orphan without hope in a tiny jungle village.
Anne Brown tells how John and Marie-Christine Ridgway set out to adopt Elizabeth and how they managed to help her adapt from her savage-like existence in Peru to the gentleness of their remote Scottish home. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Elvin Berg
Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Marie-Christine Ridgway

: Options

4.0 Crime and Punishment Six programmes about the use of prison, penal policy and the criminal justice process 3: An Inside Job A chance to look at the conditions inside from the viewpoint of the prison staff. Reporter HUGH PRYSOR-JONES Consultant ANDREW RUTHERFORD (R)(e) For a free booklet accompanying the series send a large sae to: [address removed]
4.30 On Course In the fourth of seven programmes CORINNE JULIUS and ANNA PERRY explore the fast-developing world of education and training for mature people and talk to students and tutors about the realities of going back to school. (e)
5.0 The Future of Work Four talks by PROFESSOR CHARLES HANDY
1: Past, Present and Future The 'job' has dominated attitudes to work, as well as being the basis of social organisation and individual identity. But these comfortable old patterns are melting away. Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (R)(e)
5.30 Not So Long Ago Eight programmes about world history since 1945 presented, with the help of archive recordings, by GEOFFREY STERN. 3: Suez (First broadcast on BBC World Service) (e)


Unknown: Corinne Julius
Unknown: Anna Perry
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Geoffrey Stern.

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits the small businesses featured in the 1987 Enterprise series. 3: Rainbow Enterprises
When Bill Dewhurst was made redundant in 1984, he turned his wife's hobby of making soft toys into a thriving business now employing eight people. Producer JUUA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast Thursday 11.30pm L W)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Bill Dewhurst

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling hears from shark biologists and fishermen about the increase worldwide in shark fishing, and he visits the annual meeting of the International Society of Cryptozoology.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Take a Place Like....

(Details tomorrow at 11.0am)

: Anything You Can Do

In the final programme of the series, Annette Heaton describes her life as the sole female in the army's parachute jumping display team, the Red Devils.


Unknown: Annette Heaton
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: News


: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith
(Re-broadcast on Friday at ft 45am)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Persuasion: 1: Old Friends and New Meetings

by Jane Austen, dramatised in three parts by Michelene Wandor
with Juliet Stevenson as Anne Elliot, Tim Brierley as Captain Wentworth and Sorcha Cusack as Jane Austen

It is 1814 in the village of Uppercross in Somersetshire and Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall has long since given up any hope of his daughter making a favourable marriage. But Anne did fall in love, eight years ago, with Frederick Wentworth, a young man with no fortune and no family connections. She was persuaded to give him up and he has not forgiven her.

Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons c.1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs
BBC Pebble Mill
(Stereo) (R)


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
Pianist: Kenneth Mobbs
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Anne Elliot: Juliet Stevenson
Capt. Frederick Wentworth: Tim Brierley
Jane Austen: Sorcha Cusack
Mary Musgrove: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Sir Walter Elliot: Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot: Claire Faulconbridge
Lady Russell: Patricia Gallimore
Admiral Croft: Jeffery Dench
Henrietta Musgrove: Alison Dowling
Louisa Musgrove: Jayne Dowell
Charles Musgrove: Alister Cameron
Mrs Musgrove: Sheila Grant
Mrs Clay: Hedli Niklaus
Sophia Croft: Tina Gray
Mr Shepherd: Stephen Hancock
Little Charles: John Abell
Charles Hayter: Clive Marlowe

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Kevin Crossley-Holland and Patricia Morison to pick some paperbacks.


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Patricia Morison

: The Cross and the Crescent

A History of the Crusades
A series of eight programmes 1: God Wills It
With crusades historian, Jonathan Riley-Smith ,
Malcolm Billings visits sites associated with the Crusaders along their routes to the Holy Land. The story begins in Clermont-Ferrand, the scene, in November 1095, of Pope Urban 11's first appeal to Christendom to regain the holy places of Palestine.
Book, same title, £9. 95 paperback,
914.95 hardback from booksellers


Unknown: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: A Lexicon of Laughter

Richard Anthony Baker examines the exultant exertions Of BILLY CONNOLLY
Producer ALAN OWEN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Richard Anthony Baker
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Gerald Hoffnung
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Alan Owen.

: Law in Action

Presented by John Eidinow


Presented By: John Eidinow

: News

: Victoria

The last of seven programmes with 7: Sunset Years
Compiled and written by RICHARD MULLEN and JAMES MUNSON Narrator Robert Powell


Written By: Richard Mullen
Written By: James Munson
Unknown: Sandra Clark.
Unknown: Donald Douglas.
Unknown: Pauline Letts.
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Queen Victoria: Anna Massey

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline sung by a section of the BBC SINGERS. Stereo (R)

: Ghost Story

The Tower by MARGHANITA LASKI Joss Ackland reads the story of an ascent into Hell.
Abridged by RICHARD DUNN (R)


Writer: Marghanita Laski
Reader: Joss Ackland
Abridger: Richard Dunn

: Hermione

A tribute to Hermione Gingold who died in May compiled by ALAN HAYDOCK 5: Gigi and Other Things
Six programmes in which one of the great entertainers of our time talks about herself in conversations recorded in her New York apartment, with recordings of some of her performances in a long and distinguished career. (R)

: *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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