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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 Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

At their home near Rugby in Warwickshire, retired farmer Reg Dobson and his wife Gladice look back on more than 50 years in the farming industry, with Claire Powell.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Claire Powell
Interviewee: Reg Dobson
Interviewee: Gladice Dobson
Producer: Sue Smith

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Kati Whitaker
Producer AMANDA HANCOX Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: DameJudi Dench

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about an organisation that provides hostels in London for homeless women.
0 DONATIONS: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by NIALL FRASER Editor RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Niall Fraser
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: Service of Remembrance from the Cenotaph

Tom Fleming describes the scene in Whitehall as crowds gather to honour those who have died in the service of their country. The Massed Bands of the Guards Division play a selection of traditional music including Rule
Britannia! and Nimrod.
'The Two-Minute Silence' and 'The Last Post' are followed by the 'Wreath Laying' ceremony led by HM The Queen. A short service is then conducted by The Rt Rev and Rt Hon the Lord Bishop of London.
After this, over 9,000 ex-servicemen and -women march past the Cenotaph.


Unknown: Tom Fleming
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Each Day a Day of Remembrance

Kenneth Kendall speaks about the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: From the Front Line

Experiences of three soldiers on both sides of the trenches who died in the 1914-18 war.
Poems by WILFRED OWEN read by Ian McKellen. Letters of GEORGE AND ALBERT STROPHER of Saxmundham, Suffolk, read by Ivan Cutting. Letters and diaries of LUDWIG KUTTNER of Berlin read by Marcus Stolberg. Music composed and played by LARRY ADLER. Producer KEITH SLADE
BBC South and East, Elstree. Stereo
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Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Read By: Ian McKellen.
Read By: Albert Stropher
Read By: Ivan Cutting.
Unknown: Ludwig Kuttner
Read By: Marcus Stolberg.
Played By: Larry Adler.
Producer: Keith Slade

: Desert Island Discs: Michael Codron

Leading theatrical impresario Michael Codron talks to Sue Lawley.


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Michael Codron
Producer: Olivia Seligman
Programme created by: Roy Plomley

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough Deputy editor ROD LIDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Northants, where the Wellingborough and District Horticultural Society put 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 2

The first Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted in two episodes by Bert Coules
2: The Country of the Saints


Story By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted By: Bert Coules.
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Jefferson Hope: Shane Rimmer
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Researcher Janice Smith
Producer: Chris Paling

: only Options

4.00 New Series Something in the City Corinne Julius explores the London financial markets. 1: The Bankers Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.30 Winter in the Woods The story of the lumberjacks who travelled from Belize to fell trees in Scotland during the Second World War. Producer CHRISTINE BRAMBLE
5.00 Using Your Wordoower I The final programme in the series offers tutors and learners a chance to out their questions on any aspect of the new Basic Skill Initiative to a panel of experts.
* PHONE: [number removed]from 4.00pm
5.30 Buongiomo Italia! Rivediamounpo' Presenters Denise de Rome and Enrico Verdecchia Script by NOEMI MESSORA (R)


Unknown: Corinne Julius
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Producer: Christine Bramble
Script By: Noemi Messora

: Pillars of Society

How much power and influence are vested in Britain's leading institutions? Are they ready to meet the challenge of the 90s?
1: The Royal Opera House James Naughtie assesses its value as a pillar of Britain's artistic world. Producers ANNA PARKINSON and JANE BERESFORD


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Jane Beresford

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Jill Burridge finds out if Robin Hood was a man or a myth - with Richard Carpenter , Sarah Hayes and Tony Robinson.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Sarah Hayes
Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: Down Your Way

The streets of Bloomsbury are dotted with blue plaques hinting at its intellectual past. Dr Tessa Blackstone is particularly proud of the plaque on her door which celebrates
Millicent Garrett Fawcett , suffragist and writer on education and social policy. Baroness
Blackstone sees the tradition continuing.


Unknown: Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Smith on the Soil

A view in six parts by Phil Smith , inspired by his attempts to tame a neglected acre. 5: Nature's Slave BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Europhile

(Details as Sat 11.30am)

: Cat's Whiskers

Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse explore Edinburgh Castle in search of Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce , Mons Meg and a pibroch or two.
This week's birthday guest is Frank Bruno. Eleanor Bron narrates
The Snow Queen (Ep 1) by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN , adapted by OLWEN WYMARK. Taking part: RICHARD
Producer MARY KALEMKERLAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Julie First
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: Robert The Bruce
Unknown: Frank Bruno.
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted By: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Nicola Stapleton.

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks with the novelist Rumer Godden.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Rumer Godden.

: Last Chance to See

The final quest in search of endangered animals with Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams. 6: The Sultan of Juan Fernandez


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Juan Fernandez

: The Chinese People Stand Up

The last of the series with Elizabeth Wright in which Chinese people recall 40 years of Communist rule.
6:The Mandate of Heaven


Unknown: Elizabeth Wright

: Through Ulster Eyes

Rosemary Hartill meets five people who live and work in Northern Ireland. 4: Against the Odds
In Derry unemployment is running at 20 per cent and trade is disrupted by bombs and bullets.
For Luke Hassan , making ends meet is a battle against the odds.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Luke Hassan

: The Natural History Programme

Presenters Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm


Presenters: Fergus Keeling
Presenters: Jessica Holm

: News

: An Odyssey round Odysseus

Oliver Taplin continues his four-part series.
2: The Springs of Troy
Brian Glover is Homer in a new translation of the Odyssey by OLIVER TAPLIN. Stereo


Unknown: Oliver Taplin
Unknown: Brian Glover
Unknown: Oliver Taplin.

: In Committee

A weekly report of the 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
Six programmes on the history of hymnody with Derek Wilson.
5: Victorian Afterglow The First World War shattered many
Christians' faith but, nevertheless, hymnody flowered. The Church, it seems, retreated into an aesthetic bunker and lost contact with popular religious sentiment. Reader BRIAN GEAR.
Music performed by the BRISTOL HIGHBURY SINGERS with soloists
Producer ALISON ROGLE BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Wilson.
Reader: Brian Gear.
Soloists: Margaret Thomas
Soloists: Stephen Foulkes.
Organist: Colin Stuart
Music: John Bishop

: 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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