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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 and St Gabriel, Stoke Gabriel , Devon. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Stoke Gabriel

: News

7.10 L W Sunday Papers

: Open University

7 0 Maths Foundation Tutorial
7.20 Acts, Actions and Meanings
7.40 Technology in the Past

: On Your Farm

A breakfast conversation introduced by David Richardson


Introduced By: David Richardson
Producer: Ann Marie Clifford

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Researcher ALISON BOYLE Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH VHFIFM joins at 8.0am including at 8.0 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Alison Boyle
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Patrick Moore

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about an organisation which is helping frail elderly people to live with dignity. Donations to: Counsel and Care for the Elderly, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Paul 's Church, Rusthall,
Kent Mattins from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Conducted by THE REV RALEIGH PRATER
Readings: Nehemiah 2, w 11-18; 4, vv 1-3; Matthew 7, w 21-29
Venite (Turton 286); Psalm 84 (Hopkins 187)
Jubilate: Stanford in B flat Anthem: Gloria in excelsis (Mozart)
Hymns (AMR): Christ, whose glory fills the skies (7); Thou, whose almighty word (266); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (382)
Director of Music JOHN FRANCIS Organist WILMARC ELLMAN


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Kent Mattins
Organist: John Francis
Organist: Wilmarc Ellman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by VANESSA WHTTBURN Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Vanessa Whttburn
Producer: Liz Rigbey

: News Stand

David Walker explores the wealth of reporting to be found in Britain's periodicals. Producer SAM COLLYNS


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Sam Collyns

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is the Irish writer Edna O'Brien whose first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960 to great acclaim. In conversation with Michael Parkinson she looks back on her career and in her choice of music reveals a wide taste ranging from Elvis Presley to Carl Orff.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Stereo
(Rebroadcast on Friday at 9.5am)


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Carl Orff.

: 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

One Thing More or Caedmon Construed by CHRISTOPHER FRY with and In this play, written for
Chelmsford Cathedral and for radio, Christopher Fry explores the history of the 7th-century poet Caedmon, and the reasons why he, a humble stableman, shying away from company, was suddenly inspired to sing his verses to the praise of God. with DAVID GOODLAND
Music composed and arranged by GRAHAM ELLIOTT
Sung by mia soteriou and the choirs of CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL and NEW HALL CONVENT
Directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL and JANE MORGAN. Stereo (R)
0 INFO: page 76


Unknown: Christopher Fry
Unknown: Christopher Fry
Unknown: David Goodland
Unknown: Paul Gregory.
Unknown: Peter Howell
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Unknown: Tim Reynolds
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Sung By: Mia Soteriou
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Caedmon: Terrence Hardiman
the Venerable Bede: Bernard Hepton
the Abbess Hilda: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Joddy/Prior: Sylvester Morand
Kern/Precentor: George Raistrick
Widow Win: Fanny Carby
Overman: Norman Jones
Novice nun/Girl: Geraldine Alexander
Person in the dream: Stephen Thorne
Young man/Monk: Terence Budd

: One Front Door at Sparthbottoms

'You've got to remember there were two groups of people not talking to each other - and what's more the whites were blaming the Asians for bringing the area down.'
Sparthbottoms, in Rochdale, used to be a divided community, but over the past few years they've come together to work for a common cause.
They wanted their own
Community Centre and now they've built it. There's a new confidence in the area and a pride in telling the story. Reporter Jenny Cuffe Producer JOY HATWOOD
0 INFO: page 76


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits small businesses featured in the 1987 Enterprise series.
6: Sovereign Soft Furnishings Ingrid Johnston and Barbara Devlin were both made redundant for the third time in 1985. Instead of looking for other jobs, they set up their own business and within three weeks had completed their first order as contract upholsterers. Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast Thursday 11.30pm LW)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Ingrid Johnston
Unknown: Barbara Devlin
Producer: Julia Parker

: Options

4.0 Crime and Punishment 6: New Links/Old Chains In this final programme. HUGH PRYSOR-JONES looks ahead to the future of the prison service. Consultant OLE HANSEN Producer JENNY LO (e) For a free booklet accompanying the series send a large sae to: [address removed]
4.30 On Course In the last of seven programmes CORINNE JULIUS and ANNA PERRY explore the fast-developing world of education for mature people. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (e)
5.0 The Future of Work The last of four talks by PROFESSOR CHARLES HANDY New Directions 'The word we need in the world of work is one to replace "job"... I don't yet know what it is.' But new words are only a start. It will take all kinds of institutional change to re-align our work patterns and to avoid social chaos. Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (R) (e)
5.30 Not So Long Ago Eight programmes about world history since 1945 presented by GEOFFREY STERN.
6: The Prague Spring (First broadcast on BBC World Service) (e)


Unknown: Ole Hansen
Unknown: Corinne Julius
Unknown: Anna Perry
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Presented By: Geoffrey Stern.

: The Natural History Programme

Mike Jordan investigates the crisis brewing in Britain's water industry.


Unknown: Mike Jordan

: Down the River

(Details tomorrow at 11.0am)

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9. 45am)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The Count of Monte Cristo

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS 1: The Betrayal
Stereo (Details on Friday at a Opm)


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Sean French and Susan Marling


Unknown: Sean French
Unknown: Susan Marling

: The Cross and the Crescent

A History of the Crusades
A series of eight programmes presented by Malcolm Billings 4: The Kingdom in Crisis
The battle of Hattin in 1187 was to be a decisive turning point for the kingdom of Jerusalem. Series consultant
Book, same title, £9.95 paperback, £14.95 hardback from booksellers


Presented By: Malcolm Billings

: A Lexicon of Laughter

Richard Anthony Baker at the zenith of zany zealotry With THE GOONS. SPIKE JONES BOB NEWHART and others.
Producer ALAN OWEN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Richard Anthony Baker
Unknown: Spike Jones
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Producer: Alan Owen.

: A Splendid Discipline

A series of five programmes which traces the development of music within the cinema. 3: Razzle Dazzle Days in which the cinema organ rises into view.
Written and introduced by Diane Shelley
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)


Introduced By: Diane Shelley
Producer: Peter Pilbeam

: News

: Darlings of the Theatre

I started writing to everybody, and I had a little form-letter. I used to write 'Dear Mr So-and-So, this isjust to remind you: I'm plain but serviceable, 'which was a little phrase we used to use in drapers ' shops when one was buying a length of stuff.
In a series of three programmes, Liz Holmes looks at the changing role of the actress on the British stage over the last century.
2: Plain but Serviceable Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Liz Holmes
Producer: John Knight

: Seeds of Faith

Seeking the Kingdom
A short series on Christian communities
Some Christians choose to seek the kingdom outside traditional church structures.
3: Peter Bradbury introducesthe Community of Christ the King in Leicester.
Researcher RACHEL CASE Producer JUUA BROSNAN BBC Manchester. Stereo

: John Morgan on Sei

In his third talk, John Morgan reflects on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and today's new climate of fear. (R)


Unknown: John Morgan

: Farrell's Travels

The second part of Nigel Farrell 's exhaustive 12-month tour of Britain in search of the extraordinary side of ordinary British life.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: *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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