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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music
Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

A selection of hymns and music for Sunday morning introduced by Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from the Parish Church of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol Stereo


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 LWSunday Papers

: Open University

7.00 Technology: Bridging the Gap
7.20 Into the Open: Summer School and Beyond

: The Local Network

The sky's the limit as Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations, and take a look at Britain's smaller airlines. Fly Me, Try Me
One airline takes off from a pebble beach in the Western Isles and offers the shortest scheduled flight in the country " .just two minutes.
Despite the enthusiasm of the entrepreneur, why has air travel within Britain never really taken off?


Unknown: Neil Walker
Unknown: David Clayton

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad with Clive Jacobs and Kati Whitaker
Producer ANDREW GREEN Editor DAVID COOMES including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Kati Whitaker

: Sunday Papers

: Jon Snow

asks you, in the Week's Good
Cause, to join him in supporting New Horizon which helps young people who find themselves homeless in London.
Donations to: [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

from Whitton Baptist Church, Whitton, Twickenham led by The Rev Martin E. Smith Hymns: Christ triumphant (Mission Praise 28); Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round (Baptist Hymn Book 358);
Majesty (MP 151); Let there be love (mp 137); There is a redeemer (Songs of Fellowship III 499); One there is, above all others (BHB 214); Make me a channel of your peace (mp 153) Readings: Psalm 15; Matthew 7, w 1-5


Unknown: Martin E. Smith
Conductor: Ian McFarlane
Organist: Margaret Moss

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by CUVE BRILL
Producer LIZ RIGBEY. BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Cuve Brill
Producer: Liz Rigbey.

: News Stand

Martin Wainwright explores Britain's periodicals. Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: 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 Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , mp is often described as one of the new breed of Tory politicians and was widely tipped to be the next leader of the party. But all that changed dramatically in 1986 when he resigned his Cabinet post over the Westland affair.
In conversation with Michael Parkinson he recalls his upbringing in South Wales, schooldays at Shrewsbury, undergraduate life at Oxford and his subsequent career in politics. He also chooses his eight records.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: Huntingtower

3: The Die Hards Go into Action

: Origins

The Great Cathedrals of Britain In the Middle Ages Christianity filled people's lives and churches were the most important buildings in any community. They glorified not only God, but man, offering protection for all, ecclesiastical as well as lay, rich and poor.
Outstanding among churches are the cathedrals with their glorious sculpture, jewelled windows and magnificent architecture.
In a series of six programmes, Malcolm Billings and Tim Tatton-Brown tell the story of the development of British cathedrals from the arrival of St Augustine in 597 until the Reformation.
1: Early Fragments
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Tim Tatton-Brown
Producer: John Knight.

: Options

4.00 The Materials World 3: Transport Reducing fuel consumption in cars and improving the performance of aircraft: challenges for the materials scientist. Presented by GRAEME GARDEN (e)
4.30 Education Matters SUSAN MARUNG explores the fast-changing world of education. (e)
5.00 A vous la France! French for beginners in a 15-part series on radio and television
12: Tout sur vous (1) Two people describe a weekend spent at the seaside, SARA TOMEI looks into the almost free bicycle scheme in La Rochelle, and YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME explain how to tell people what you've been doing. Script by DUNCAN SHIELS (R) (e) Book, same title, £6.95; two cassettes £4. 95 each; computer software £19. 95, from retailers :
5.30 Espana Viva : A new 15-part Spanish course for beginners Introduced by YOLANDA VÁZQUEZ With SALVADOR ORTIZ-CARBONERES and his students 7: El tiempo es oro Telling the time, and talking about work (e) (Extended re-broadcast next Saturday)
Book, same title, £6. 95; two cassettes £4.95 each; computer software pack £22. 95, from retailers
5.45 Ganz spontan! Third-stage German in 20 parts 3: Waren Siegern noch maljung?(X) Do you already have a basic knowledge of German? Would you like to take part in conversations about matters of the moment? Join SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA and people in Bonn, who in today's programme are talking about old age and retirement. Written by iris SPRANKLING (e) Book, same title, £8.95; pack of two cassettes £9. 95, from retailers


Presented By: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Susan Marung
Unknown: Sara Tomei
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Script By: Duncan Shiels
Unknown: Waren Siegern
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla
Written By: Iris Sprankling

: Ultima Thule

The polar eskimos of Thule in Greenland live further north than any other native community in the world.
They still hunt by kayak and dog-sledge for narwhal and polar bear but today they come home to central heating and video games. They, and some of the people who know them, talk about a changing way of life in the high arctic.
Presented and produced by John Arnott BBC Scotland (R)


Produced By: John Arnott

: Even Further up the Tyne in a Flummox

Leonard Barras reads two more of his fairly likely stories:
Worms Have Eaten Them and Quite Unlike a Singing Bird. 'It was Uncle Hal's hot contention that there was no ghost in the greengrocer's shop, and if there was it wasn't
Mrs Finnigan 's, and if it was Mrs Finnigan 's it would be a pretty substantial phantom, because in life she had weighed 17 stones.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Leonard Barras
Unknown: Mrs Finnigan
Unknown: Mrs Finnigan

: Down Your Way

with Fred Dibnah


Unknown: Fred Dibnah

: News



Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley airs your comments about the BBC.


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: The Maestro

A series of eight programmes. Rummaging through an assortment of contemporary documents, Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting and finds that all is not as it seems.
1: A Dream Come Truein which Bach hurls his wig, Handel throws a woman (or tries to), and Lully dispatches himself to his Maker, and all in the name of art.
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Readers: John Westbrook
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Fear on 4

3: The Monkey's Paw by w.w JACOBS Stereo

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde opens up his scene-of-crime kit at New Scotland Yard to investigate the mysteries of the Black Museum with its chronicler and curator BiUWaddell.


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Never the Same Again

Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
3: 'The very first I knew was early one morning the police came hammering on the front door.'
In 1979 Sue's husband, Steve, was arrested for receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to five years. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Caribbean Drift

Five stories from the Black experience in Britain 3: Rasta Love by NORMAN SMITH


Unknown: Norman Smith
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling


Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: News

: The Everest Years

Chris Bonington has been one of the world's leading mountaineers for a quarter of a century.
While climbing a rock face a few miles from his home in the Lake District, he reflects on his years among some of the world's 's highest and most treacherous peaks and recalls what it meant to him to actually stand on the summit of Everest.


Unknown: Chris Bonington

: The Voice of the Poet

Dame Edith Sitwell is remembered as much for her flamboyant eccentricity of manner and dress as for the technical virtuosity of her poetry. Drawing on the poet's letters and on recordings in the BBC's Sound Archives, her biographer
Victoria Glendinning reviews the memory of this English gentlewoman who was showered with honour, praise, and bitter criticism in her day. Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R)


Unknown: Dame Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Producer: Anne Howells

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night
Beyond the Sacred Page Myrtle Langley explores familiar episodes in St Luke's Gospel in the light of present experience.
3: One Thing Is Needful
A tale of two sisters. It's a question of the woman's place. Readers JENNY HOWE and ALAN SYKES
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Readers: Jenny Howe
Readers: Alan Sykes

: '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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