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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's, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell takes breakfast with Derek and Mollie Kelly on their poultry farm in Essex.
Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Mollie Kelly

: Sunday

with Libby Purves and Kati Whitaker.


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Christine Morgan
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Canon Geoffrey Brown

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the annual St Martin's Christmas appeal. 0 DONATIONS:
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Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

On the second Sunday in Advent The Rt Rev Barbara C. Harris , Suffragan Bishop of Massachusetts, preaches at the Cathedral Church of St Paul, Boston, with the Provost, THE REV
CANON GERALD W. PORTER. Readings: Isaiah 11, vv 1-10; Romans 15, vv 4-13; Matthew 3, vv 1-12
Music: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
(Merton); There's a voice in the wilderness crying (Ascension); On
Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New); Comfort, comfort ye my people (Psalm 42); Lo! he comes, with clouds descending
(Helmsley); Anthem: Nun komm der Heiden heiland.
Director of Music and Organist


Unknown: Barbara C. Harris
Unknown: Suffragan Bishop
Unknown: Canon Gerald W. Porter.
Organist: Mark Engelhardt

: 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

with Nicholas Comfort Producer JANE BERESFORD


Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear the poet
Sir Stephen Spender in conversation with Sue Lawley. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough Deputy editor ROD LIDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Derbyshire where members of the Hayfield Gardening Club put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Roy Bee.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Roy Bee.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Classic Serial: The Sign of the Four: Part 1

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted in two episodes by Bert Coules
1: Timbertoe
When criminals become unimaginative and crimes unchallenging, Sherlock Holmes seeks stimulation elsewhere ...


Story By: Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted By: Bert Coules
Violin: Alexander Balanescu
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Jonathan Small: Brian Blessed
Mary Morstan: Moir Leslie

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor Researcher JANICE SMITH Producer CHRIS PALING


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

: Options

4.00 Something in the City Corinne Julius explores the London financial markets. 5: Currencies, Options and Futures
4.30 Understanding Parliament Five programmes. 4: The Judiciary Presented by Dr Oonagh McDonald.
5.00 Wordpower Writing New stories and poems for adult readers plus pieces written by Adult Basic Education students themselves. A Sense of Place Presented by Nigel Forde
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! A series of 20 programmes 9: Cosa prendiamo? Script by ALAN WILDING (R) • BOOK: £6. 95; three cassettes
94.95 each; teacher's notes £4.00


Unknown: Corinne Julius
Presented By: Dr Oonagh McDonald.
Presented By: Nigel Forde
Script By: Alan Wilding

: Pillars of Society

A critical look at six leading institutions. 5: Lincoln's Inn
For over 500 years Lincoln's Inn - the senior Inn of Court - has been at the centre of the English legal tradition. Julia Neuberger examines the Inn's role and finds out how the barristers and judges of Lincoln's Inn are reacting to radical changes in the legal world.


Unknown: Julia Neuberger

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen meets the celebrated poet and story-teller James Berry.


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: James Berry.

: Down Your Way

Littlehampton was birthplace to one
Anita Pirelli whose
Italian-American family ran a cafe in the town. Thirty years on Anita Roddick set up the Body Shop, which still has its headquarters in Littlehampton as well as branches all over the country.


Unknown: Anita Pirelli
Unknown: Anita Roddick
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Really Not a Soldier

In the third part of his tales from Gallipoli, Rupert Westmacott describes how he could touch the Turks in their opposing trenches. But, going over the top, he meets a shell - and loses a leg.
Producer JULIAN HALE (R)


Unknown: Rupert WestmacOtt
Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Europhile

(Details as Saturday 11.30am)

: Cat's Whiskers

Andy Crane and Julie First accept a Royal
Invitation to Kensington Palace, London, as part of its 300th birthday celebrations, where they enter the world of paintings, princesses and Victorian pastimes. Story: Odysseus and the King of Winds
Eleanor Bron narrates episode five of The
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Julie First
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted By: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Jenny Luckraft
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Nicola Stapleton
Unknown: Richard Tate.

: Bookshelf

Jonathon Porritt chooses his favourite 'green' books,
Bill Buford shows
Nigel Forde his bookshelves and Allan Garganus discusses his gargantuan novel about the American Civil War.


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Allan Garganus

: Punters

The programme that gives you the chance to report on your own stories with the help of Felicity Goodey and Eric Robson.


Unknown: Felicity Goodey
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Chess in Washington Square

From the novel Searching for Bobby Fischer by FRED WAITZKIN adapted by ELIZABETH BRADBURY.
Reader William Roberts.
Fred Waitzkin 's son is a chess prodigy, prepared to take on the wild chess players of Washington Square. Producer DAVID BENEDICTUS


Unknown: Bobby Fischer
Unknown: Fred Waitzkin
Reader: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Reader: William Roberts.
Reader: Fred Waitzkin

: Rich Pickings

A series of four poetry and prose anthologies in which Hannah Gordon and David Suchet taste the bitter sweetness of love.
3: Secret Love
'In secret we met In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee After long years,
How should I greet thee? With silence and tears. ' Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: David Suchet
Producer: Julia Parker

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm discover Fred the bull moose, Norman the rocky mountain big-horned ram and Jeremy Cherfas , the British radio reporter at Sybille Wildlife Research Unit in Wyoming, USA.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: News

: The Zero Option

The world's biggest environmental group, Greenpeace, is pressuring industry to block off all disposal routes for toxic waste. In the rush to be green, are the dangers of the 'zero option' being ignored? Richard North , environment correspondent of The Independent, reports.


Unknown: Richard North

: In Committee

A weekly report of events along
Parliament's Committee corridor.
Presenter John Turnbull Producer SALLIE DAVIES


Presenter: John Turnbull
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

Lighting the Way to Christmas
3: The Prophets
On Bible Sunday, Pauline Webb highlights the biblical prophets who prepared the way of the Lord.
She also includes some contemporary prophets among them.
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Pauline Webb

: 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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