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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer JANE ward
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St David 's, Moretonin-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St David

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

This week Claire Powell takes breakfast with Malcolm Morrison , a young man who left academic life in Glasgow to join his grandmother on her farm near
Forsinard in Sutherland. Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Unknown: Malcolm Morrison

: Sunday

Religious news and views with Clive Jacobs and Andrew Green.
Producer NORMAN WINTER Editor DAVID COOMES BBC Manchester including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Andrew Green.

: Sunday Papers

: Nick Ross

speaks, for The Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation which offers practical and emotional support to those who have suffered the effects of crime.
0 DONATIONS: Victim Support. [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Highfields Free
Church, Cardiff, led by THE REV HEFIN ELIAS. Love Never Fails
I Corinthians 13; Glory be to God the Father; Blest be the tie that binds; Peace be to this habitation. Preacher


Unknown: Hefin Elias.

: The Archers

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


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Edited By: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

A personal review of the current magazines and periodicals by Andrew Rawnsley of The Guardian.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Cricketer Ian Botham is cast away on the mythical island where he chooses eight gramophone records to cheer his exile.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Ian Botham
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Gordon dough Deputy editor ROD LIDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Coventry, where members of the Wolston and Brandon Allotment and Gardens Association put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips. Chair Clay Jones.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Classic Serial: A Study in Scarlet: Part 1

The first Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted in two episodes by Bert Coules
1: Revenge
London, 1881: a penniless doctor meets a curious young man with some extremely strange habits....


Story By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted By: Bert Coules.
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor and his guests review the programmes, personalities and politics contributing to the changing face of radio in the UK.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Janice Smith

: Options

4.00 The Health Show with Angela Rippon and guests. Today: Getting Fit and Staying Healthy
0 PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 3.30 to 5.00pm.
5.00 Using Your Wordpower A Guide for Tutors Peter Evans looks at ways of assessing the skills of reading, writing and oracy within the framework of the new City and Guilds Communication Skills (Wordpower) Certificate, with the help of tutors and adult learners from around the country.
5.30 Buongiomo Italia! A series of 20 programmes for beginners in Italian. 4: Buono, buonissimo! Presented by Denise de Rome and Enrico Verdecchia Script by ALAN WILDING (R)
0 BOOK: £6.95; three cassettes, M 95 each; teachers notes, £4.00


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Peter Evans
Script By: Alan Wilding

: Naga Queen

John Horsley Denton tells the story of Nagaland. During the last war, remote Naga tribesmen in north-east India were led against the Japanese by their honorary 'white queen', Ursula Graham
Bower. Now the queen is dead, Nagaland is closed to Westerners, and her daughter has inherited the Naga cause.
Producer CHRIS ELDON LEE BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Horsley Denton
Unknown: Ursula Graham
Music By: Nick Sargent
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen talks to the writer Nina Bawden.


Talks: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Nina Bawden.

: Down Your Way

On a day out in the East Midlands, astronomer Heather Couper checks her watch by the stars and steps back in time to 1066. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Smith on the Soil

A view in six parts by Phil Smith , inspired by his attempts to tame a neglected acre.
4: The Killing Fields BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Singer's Choice

Three programmes in which Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers. 3: Boris Christoff
Producer ROSEMARY HART Stereo (R)


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Singers: Boris Christoff
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Cat's Whiskers

Presented by Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse. Birthday feature: Radio Lollipop celebrates ten years on the air.
Willie Rushton reads Toothie and Cat by GENE KEMP.
Bill Torrance heads south in the Big Budgie for week five of the CWCT (Cat's Whiskers Castle Trail) and Victoria Wood reads the final episode of The Last Vampire by willis HALL, adapted by ALFRED BRADLEY :
The Black Bat Flies Away. Researcher LIS ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Presented By: Julie First
Presented By: Adrian Moorhouse.
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Gene Kemp.
Adapted By: Alfred Bradley

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde steps gingerly into the world of crime.


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Last Chance to See

Six quests in search of an endangered animal with Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams. 5: A Man-Eating, Evil-Smelling Dragon


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: The Chinese People Stand Up

Elizabeth Wright presents six programmes in which the Chinese recall 40 years of Communist rule. 5: Breaking the Iron Rice Bowl


Unknown: Elizabeth Wright

: Through Ulster Eyes

Rosemary Hartill meets five people who live and work in Northern Ireland. 3: Ashes to Ashes
Jim Bell works for the family firm. His business is burying the dead. But when night falls, he walks next door and becomes the landlord of the local pub where people gather to drink their pints and swap yarns. In both his jobs, listening is everything. Producer ERNEST REA


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Jim Bell
Producer: Ernest Rea

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm review the wildlife scene and discover a thriving population of rare African wild dogs.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: An Odyssey round Odysseus

Oliver Taplin embarks on four programmes which explore the enduring popularity of the figure of Odysseus and the idea of an odyssey.
1: Doubling
Maleia Brian Glover is Homer.


Unknown: Oliver Taplin
Unknown: Maleia Brian Glover

: In Committee

A weekly report of the deliberations and dialogues that take place in Parliament's Select Committees.
Presenter Richard Bailey. Producer SALLIE DAVIES


Presenter: Richard Bailey.
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

In Every Corner Sing
A six-part series on the history of hymnody with Derek Wilson.
4: Two Kinds of Revival By the 19th century hymns had become an established part of church life. But a passionate anti-Protestant movement produced a new kind of hymnody. And then came the American evangelists.
Music performed by the BRISTOL HIGHBURY SINGERS with soloists
Producer ALISON BOGLE BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Wilson.
Reader: Brian Gear.
Soloists: Margaret Thomas
Soloists: Stephen Foulkes.
Organist: Colin Stuart
Organist: Musical Director
Producer: Alison Bogle

: 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.

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