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: News Briefing

: Prelude

BBC Pebble Mill. (Stereo)


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Mary the Virgin, Churston Ferrers, Devon.


Presenter: Jack Hywel Davies

: 0am L W News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: Open University

7.00 The Warsaw Pact
7.20 Musical Life in Restoration England
7.40 The Second Reform Act


Unknown: Restoration England

: On Your Farm

Could a return to traditional farming methods mean the revival of the working heavy horse? Les Cottington finds out over breakfast with Geoff Morton , who uses the gentle giants on his farm in Yorkshire. Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Les Cottington
Unknown: Geoff Morton

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Producer NORMAN WINTER Editor DAVID COOMES BBC Manchester FM joins at 8.00 including at 8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Norman Winter

: Penelope Keith

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about a unique new residential centre caring for severely abused children. Donations to:
St Christopher's Fellowship, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Gilgal Baptist Church, Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan led by THE REV JAMES BROWN A Family's Secret
Reading: Genesis 37
Hymns: Jesus shall reign; Give me a sight, 0 Saviour; And can it be BBC Wales


Unknown: Mid Glamorgan
Unknown: James Brown

: The Archers

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


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

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Ellie Updale

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Writer and artist Wainwright talks with Sue Lawley.
Stereo (Details on Friday at 9.05am)

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Gardening Quiz

Stereo (Details Wednesday 10.00am)

: Johnny Mangano and His Astonishing Dogs

Johnny and Carlotta are stuck in a tacky nightclub act with performing dogs.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michel Tremblay
Directed By: Peter King.
Johnny: Derek Newark
Carlotta: Elizabeth Bell
Stage manager: Paul Gregory

: Literary Walks

Alexander Cordell joins
Christopher Somerville on a walk around Blaenavon and the surrounding area. visiting scenes from his historical novel Rape of the Fair Country. Reader Philip Madoc Producer JUDE HOWELLS


Unknown: Alexander Cordell
Unknown: Christopher Somerville
Reader: Philip Madoc
Producer: Jude Howells

: The Christian Centuries

(Details on Tuesday at 8.00pm)

: Options

4.00 The Whole World Picture Show TV weatherman FRANCIS WILSON explores remote satellite sensing from space. Producer LYNNE R. JONES (R) (e)
4.30 Cancer Check The first of eight programmes. Three-year-old Alex complained of aching legs - 'We put it down to the new bike he'd had for his birthday' - but within weeks he was being treated for leukaemia. DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS explores the successful path to combating cancer. Researcher FIONA GOODALL Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (R) (e)
5.00 Up Before the Bench A four-part series on the work of magistrates, presented by LUDOVIC KENNEDY.
1: Sentencing Policy They deal with cases that range from child abuse to traffic offences. But who are the 27,000 volunteer justices and how do their courts operate? Producer CORINNE JULIUS (e)
5.30 The Creating Eye In the first of six programmes that look at the creative process in art and design, CORINNE JULIUS talks to the fashion designer ZANDRA RHODES. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (R) (e)


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Producer: Lynne R. Jones
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Fiona Goodall
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Producer: Corinne Julius
Talks: Corinne Julius
Designer: Zandra Rhodes.
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Victoria

A life of the queen in seven programmes with Narrator Robert Powell
5: Bereavement


Unknown: Sean Barrett.
Unknown: Donald Douglas
Unknown: Garard Green.
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Written By: Richard Mullen
Written By: James Munson
Producers: Alan Haydock
Queen Victoria: Anna Massey

: Remembrance of Gigs Past

5: Deprofundis - the View from the Crevasse Club
The last of five programmes in which Roy Fisher riffles through his early experiences as a jazz pianist, and does for Big Noise from Winnetka what Marcel Proust did for sponge fingers.
(Repeatedon Wednesday at 1 1.47am)


Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Marcel Proust

: Down the River Tay

(Details at 11.00am)

: News



Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Rosemary Hartill and Derek Robinson to pick some paperbacks.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Derek Robinson

: Actors' Workshop

Four programmes in which
Sheila Hancock and Guildhall students Xanthe Gresham and Peter Wingfield explore the craft of the actor. 3: Improvisation with Richard Wilson Producer MERILYN HARRIS (R) revised (e)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Peter Wingfield
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse goes in search often of the most enterprising small businesses of 1988. 9: The Travelling Matte Company
The most sophisticated computer graphics studio in Britain - Travelling Matte - is on wheels. Having a mobile studio is appropriate because the Managing Director, Robert Harris , used a bank loan which was supposed to be for a car to buy his first equipment. Producers LUCY LUNT and ROSIE GREENHAM. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Director: Robert Harris
Director: Rosie Greenham.

: Soundings

Mirror of the Mind or Mark of Faith?
In 1224, while deep in contemplation. St Francis of Assisi experienced the signs of crucifixion on his hands and feet. Since then, hundreds of ordinary people have claimed to experience the stigmata, including a modern English housewife. Ted Harrison investigates this and other strange mystical phenomena. Producer AMANDA HANCOX Editor DAVID COOMES


Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Editor: David Coomes

: The Village

The people of Castle Carrock. Cumbria, talk to David Bean. 4: Mozart and Maggie Baggs Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean.
Unknown: Maggie Baggs
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm discover a tropical rain forest not far from Bristol.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Girl Who Never Grew Up

Chris Powling profiles the 80-year-old writer,
Astrid Lindgren , whose books have delighted our children all over the world.


Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: Astrid Lindgren

: Travellers' Tales

The last of five programmes in which Jeremy Siepmann recounts the adventures and reflections of musicians abroad. Paderewski in Germany and Austria with Producer
RAY ABBOTT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Ray Abbott.
Paderewski: Michael Hordern

: Blowing of the Shofar

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts on 11 September. The
Chief Rabbi, Lord Jakobovitz, reflects on the past year and talks with Ted Harrison about the significance of Rosh Hashanah observance for the coming year. Producer JULIA WILLS BBC North East. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Harrison

: 'am News

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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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