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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward

: Morning Has Broken

with Stephen Oliver , including Bells on Sunday from AU Saints Church, Runcorn, Cheshire. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: News

: Open University

7.00 The Enlightenment: 'The Key'
7.20 17th-Century Culture and Change
7.40 R. W. Dale and the Civic Gospel


Unknown: R. W. Dale

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

LW only goes to Northern Ireland, where Claire Powell has breakfast with pedigree cattle and pig breeders
Cyril and Ann Millar , on their farm near Coleraine. Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Unknown: Ann Millar

: Sunday

LW only 7.40-8.00 with Clive Jacobs and Trevor Barnes
Producer CHRISTINE MORGAN Editor DAVID COOMES including at
8.00am News
8.10 am Sunday Papers


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Gavin Campbell

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation concerned with metabolic disorders that cause physical and mental handicap.
0 DONATIONS: The Society for Mucopoly-Saccharide
Diseases (MPS). [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]


Unknown: Little Chalfont

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Penrallt Baptist Church, Bangor in Gwynedd, led by THE REV PATRICK BAKER.
Hymns: Lord, the light of your love is shining;
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Unto you, 0 Lord; Tydi a wnaeth y wyrth; Trust and obey; Thou Lord hast given.
Readings: Isaiah 5, w 1-7; John 15, w 1-17


Unknown: Patrick Baker.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and edited by RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright of The Guardian.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Salue Davies

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Prize-winning novelist
Penelope Lively talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
Producer olivia SELIGMAN Stereo

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Nick Clarke Editor ROGER MOSEY


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits West Sussex, where members of the Bognor Regis and District
Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips. Chair Clay Jones.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bognor Regis
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Body and Soul

written and adapted in two parts by ROY KENDALL. With and
2: Christine Miller , formerly
Christopher Miller , has been asked to resign her living as a parish priest.
Directed by GORDON HOUSE (A BBC World Service production) Stereo (R)


Unknown: Roy Kendall.
Unknown: Christine Miller
Unknown: Christopher Miller
Directed By: Gordon House
Alex: Michael Williams
Glynis: Penelope Wilton
Christine: Elizabeth Bell
Archbishop: John Bott
Dr Cummins: Michael McCallion
Dean of the Arches: John Moffatt
Fr Greenley: John Burgess

: Forbidden Journey

The second of two programmes recorded by Nick Crane as he travelled secretly through
Afghanistan with aid-worker Julian Gearing. A Hero's Welcome: A Heroic Departure Producer SIMON ELMES Stereo (R)


Unknown: Nick Crane
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Options

FM only
4.00 The Health Show with Angela Rippon and guests. Today: Allergies
0 PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 4. 00-5. 00pm.
0 See feature, page 99
5.00 Get By in Hindi and Urdu A five-part beginners' guide. 3: My Family with Shafi Jamie and Mira Kaushik
5.30 When in Italy 3: LItaliano with Denise de Rome (R)


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Shafi Jamie
Unknown: Mira Kaushik

: Classic Features

Five documentaries from the BBC Sound Archives. 4: The Singer in His Chains
A view of Dylan Thomas seen through the eyes of his widow Caitlin, his daughter Aeronwy, and Pamela Hansford Johnson,
Douglas Cleverdon , George Barker and Maureen Duffy.
Compiled and produced by HALLAM TENNYSON. BBC Manchester
(First broadcast in 1978)


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Pamela Hansford
Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: George Barker
Unknown: Maureen Duffy.
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson.

: Enquire Within

LWonly with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Down the River Trent

In the fourth of his five-part river journey,
Cliff Morgan is in Nottingham, where he visits a Robin Hood exhibition and the National Watersports Centre.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Robin Hood
Producer: Anthony Smith

: First Person - Second Time

LWonly with Danny de Souza , who spent 12 years in a Turkish jail. (R)


Unknown: Danny de Souza

: News

: Viva Garibaldi!

with David Bean
4: The Liberation of Sicily


Unknown: David Bean

: While the Cat's Away....

Cat's Whiskers Summer Special
Presented by Julie Mayer. Serial: Tales of Narnia by c. s. LEWIS
The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY. Episode 9 With and Serial producer
GEOFF MARSHALL-TAYLOR Also featured are club members' birthdays and Narnia competitions. Producer JULIA BROOKE A BBC School Radio production. Stereo


Presented By: Julie Mayer.
Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Producer: Julia Brooke
the Professor: Maurice Denham
Jadis: Rosemary Martin

: Louder than Words

Peter Jenkins talks to seven men who have had the opportunity to turn ideas into action.
7: Michael Checkland , Director-General of the BBC.


Talks: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: Michael Checkland
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits the ten finalists in the Radio 4/Radio Times
Enterprise Competition. 9: Carlisle Construction Ltd
When the company they worked for went bust, John Fisher , John Rumney and John Sewell decided to get together to prove they could do better.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: John Fisher
Unknown: John Rumney
Unknown: John Sewell

: Bookshelf

First on Nigel Forde 's new shelf for the autumn are Martin Amis 's latest fiction and Australia re-examined by John Pilger. June Knox-Mawer sifts the new paperbacks.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: John Pilger.

: Odds Against

Nick Baker meets four lone campaigners who have dedicated their lives to a particular cause. 2: Stuart Holmes has devoted the last six years of his life to campaigning against tobacco.


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Stuart Holmes
Producer: John Watkins

: Just Three Wishes

Robert Booth offers three wishes to a special guest. This week: Pam Ayres
Producer VIV BLACK. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Robert Booth
Unknown: Pam Ayres

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling heads for the hills and a young listener reports on pollution worldwide.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Dear Miss Pym, Dear Mr Larkin

A compilation by Anthony Thwaite of the correspondence between novelist Barbara Pym and poet Philip Larkin.


Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Read By: Stephanie Cole
Read By: John Moffatt.

: The Christian Centuries

A 12-part series.
7: A Golden Apple from the Emperor
Brian Redhead stops off in ninth-century Byzantium. Reader Joanna McKie Researcher IAN MORGAN Series producer


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Reader: Joanna McKie

: Seeds of Faith

Michele Guinness talks to Bertha Leverton , who in 1939 was one of the 10,000 Jewish children who escaped from Nazi Germany.
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Talks: Michele Guinness
Unknown: Bertha Leverton

: 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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