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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 Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Peter 's Church, Pebworth,
Worcestershire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Is organic milk production a possibility for the future? Claire Powell finds out when she takes breakfast with John and Rosemary Berry on their dairy farm in East Devon. Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Unknown: Rosemary Berry

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Trevor Barnes
Producer NORMAN WINTER Editor DAVID COOMES BBC Manchester including at


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Michael Buerk

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation which offers counselling to those with relationship problems.
• DONATIONS: Relate Marriage Guidance, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St John 's Church,
Boscombe, Bournemouth. Conducted by THE REV GODFREY TAYLOR. Reading: Samuel 1, vv 9-20 (GNB) Psalm 91
Hymns: Fill your hearts with joy and gladness
(Regent Square); Let us sing to the God of salvation; Safe in the shadow of the Lord
(Creator God); Praise you Lord (Rose); Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket)
Musical director
Organist DAVID MAW BBC Bristol


Unknown: St John
Unknown: Godfrey Taylor.
Organist: Derek Baldwin

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by JOHN SCOTNEY Editor RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: John Scotney
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright of The Guardian.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

A Tribute to John Ogdon. Shortly before his death earlier this year, the pianist John Ogdon talked to Sue Lawley about his life and music.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: John Ogdon.
Pianist: John Ogdon
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Nick Clarke Deputy editor ROD UDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits the Channel Islands where members of the Jersey Gardening Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chair Clay Jones.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: No Name

by WILKIE COLLINS adapted in six episodes by RAY JENKINS. With and 1: March 1846
A mysterious letter from New Orleans arrives to disturb the peace of Combe Raven House. Music by PETER BREWIS Played by MAURICE CAMBRIDGE .
Directed by JANET WHITAKER Stereo


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Ray Jenkins.
Music By: Peter Brewis
Played By: Maurice Cambridge
Directed By: Janet Whitaker
Magdalen Vanstone: Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge: Jack May
Norah: Elizabeth Mansfield
Miss Garth: Kathleen Helme
the Narrator: Philip Sully

: Natural Forces

Lionel Kelleway discovers 'one of the largest unofficial nature reserves in Wales!'
Producer JEAN SADLER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Jean Sadler

: Classic Features

The last of five documentaries from the BBC Sound Archives. The Emperor of Lancashire
When the comedian
Frank Randle died in 1957 he was almost unknown to Southern audiences. Yet in the North of England he was a star.
Jeff Nuttall examines his extraordinary life.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(First broadcast in 1979) 0 See David Gillard , left


Unknown: Frank Randle
Unknown: Jeff Nuttall
Producer: Alastair Wilson
Unknown: David Gillard

: Enquire Within

with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Down The River Trent

Cliff Morgan begins the last stage of his river journey visiting Newark Castle and an air museum.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith

: First Person - Second Time

Tom Lowenstein reflects on the ways in which Alaskan Eskimos interpret modern changes. (R)


Unknown: Tom Lowenstein

: News

: Viva Garibaldi!

with David Bean
5: Garibaldi's Englishman


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 10 With and Serial producer
GEOFF MARSHALLTAYLOR Producer JULIA BROOKE A BBC School Radio production. Stereo


Presented By: Julie Mayer.
Unknown: S. Lewis
Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Unknown: Geoff Marshalltaylor
Producer: Julia Brooke
the Professor: Maurice Denham
Asian: Stephen Thorne
Jadis: Rosemary Martin

: The Root of the Matter

goes out into the villages, towns and cities of Britain to report on key issues from the perspective of the men and women most affected by them.
Presenter John Thirlwell Producer MARGARET HILL


Presenter: John Thirlwell
Producer: Margaret Hill

: Open University

7.00 Servants, Masters and the Enlightenment
7.20 Social Science and Common Sense
7.40 The Strategic Defence Initiative

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits the ten finalists in the Radio 4/Radio Times
Enterprise Competition. 10: Datavault Ltd
After experience in Venture-capital investment,
Charles Stuart-Menteth decided to strike out on his own.
Producer ANNE-MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill
(Winners: Thurs 1.20pm)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Charles Stuart-Menteth
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde examines the new brand of 'medical' fiction. He also talks to Rose Tremain whose new novel Restoration recreates life at the court of Charles II. and Peter Porter who celebrates his 60th birthday with two new volumes of poetry.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Rose Tremain
Unknown: Peter Porter

: Odds Against

Nick Baker meets four lone campaigners.
3: Mona McNee is a retired teacher who believes that if all children learned to read phonetically, Britain would be a better place ... Producer JOHN WATKINS


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Mona McNee
Producer: John Watkins

: Just Three Wishes

Robert Booth 's guest this week is former Liberal leader Lord Grimond,
Producer VIV BLACK. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Robert Booth

: The Natural History Programme

Julian Hector witnesses the autumn migration ot birds and Jessica Holm reports on Oklahoma's rattlesnake round-up.


Unknown: Julian Hector
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Blackpool 89

This summer, half a dozen assorted BBC people spent August Bank Holiday
Saturday recording the sounds and citizens of Britain's favourite resort, capturing the day as it happened on tape. Stereo (R)

: The Christian Centuries

A 12-part series.
8: The Music of Angels
This week's stopping-off point for Brian Redhead is the 10th-century Principality of Kiev.
Reader Ronald Farrow Researcher LAN MORGAN Series producer


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Seeds of Faith

Blessed Are the Holy
As the Jewish New Year approaches,
Trevor Barnes talks to the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jakobovits, and asks if it is possible to retain a separate identity in a diverse society.


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Options

4.00 The Health Show with Angela Rippon and guests. Today: The Unmentionables • PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open 3.30pm to 5. OOpm.
5.00 Get By in Hindi and Urdu A five-part series.
4: Take Two After Meals With Shafi Jamie and Mira Kaushik.
5.30 When in Italy 4: Practicalities with Denise de Rome (R)


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

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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.

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