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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Vedast, Foster Lane, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston takes breakfast with plantation owner James Townes in the Mississippi Delta.


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: James Townes

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Trevor Barnes including at


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sue Cook

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation that helps those affected by Down's Syndrome.
Down's Syndrome Association, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by AUstair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Luke's Parish Church, Greenock led by The Rev Russell Barr.
Reading: Matthew 2, wl-16
Hymns: As with gladness men of old;
One more step along the world we go; The Lord's my shepherd
Organist MAY MCGEORGE BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Russell Barr.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition by PAUL BURNS


Unknown: Paul Burns

: Pick of the Year

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Dirk Bogarde.


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.

: The World This Weekend

Gordon Clough
Deputy editor ROD UDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones selects some of the best, and a few of the worst, moments from past programmes.


Unknown: Clay Jones

: Plaza Suite

BBC Radio Drama presents The LA Classic Theater Works in the first radio production of NEIL SIMON 'S acclaimed three-part stage play. With Ed Asner Marsha Mason
Hector Elizondo Alfred Molina Joe Spano and JoBeth Williams.
Special appearances by Richard Dreyfuss and Amy Irving.
Each part takes place in the same suite in the Plaza Hotel, New York. 1: Visitor from Mamoreneck (*Guest artists) 2: Visitor from Hollywood 3: Visitor from Forest Hills
Roy Hubley ed ASNER Mimsey Hubley amyirving
Stereo (R)


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Ed Asner
Unknown: Marsha Mason
Unknown: Hector Elizondo
Unknown: Alfred Molina
Unknown: Joe Spano
Unknown: Jobeth Williams.
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown: Amy Irving.
Unknown: Roy Hubley
Unknown: Mimsey Hubley
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Karen Nash: Marsha Mason
Sam Nash: Joe Spano
Bellhop: Kerry Shale*
Waiter: Alfred Molina*
Jean McCormack: Michele Costa*
Jesse Kiplinger: Hector Elizondo
Muriel Tate: Jobeth Williams
Norma Hubley: Marsha Mason
Borden Eisler: Richard Dreyfuss

: The Brighton Line

Jack Tinker tells the story of Britain's most famous railway line, the line he's been travelling on for the last 30 years. He investigates the blood-curdling details of the celebrated Brighton railway murder; discovers how the Victorians managed to get 11 million bricks into the heart of the Sussex countryside to build the Ouse Valley Viaduct and finds out what it's like to live in the cottage perched above the mouth of the Clayton Tunnel. Incidental music by STEVEN FAUX
Research and dramatic scenes by ROY APPS
BBC South and East, Elstree Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jack Tinker
Unknown: Clayton Tunnel.
Music By: Steven Faux
Producer: Peter Hoare

: Down Your Way

The second of two programmes.
Born in London but conceived in Leningrad.... actor-philosopher Peter Ustinov contemplates East-
West relations in the city where he became a twinkle in his father's eye.... and where he's still intrigued by the mummy in the basement.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Ustinov

: The Tingle Factor

Alan Ayckbourn is Robin Ray 's guest. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Robin Ray

: The Cream of Cat's Whiskers

with Paul Nicholas. A New Year's Eve selection of your favourite moments from past programmes.
Start the decade with the BBC Bumper
Birthday Competition. Researcher us ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: Bookstacks, Haversacks and Sensible Shoes

A Portrait of the London Library
Suitably shod and braving the literary poltergeists and static electricity, June Knox-Mawer explores the labyrinthine bookstacks of Britain's most distinguished private library.
Producer NIGEL ACHESON Stereo


Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Years Ahead

BBC correspondents discuss ways the world may change before the year 2000. In the chair, Gordon Clough. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Producer: Adam Raphael

: Tracks - News from the Underground

A journey on the London Tube with some of the people who work there: Sharon
Bloomfield, Anna Dadds , Kevin Edwards , Edna Field , George Huslin ,
James McCormick , Bill Middleton , Maqusudar Mostazir ,
Philip Saunders , Robert Saunders ,
Brian Theobald , Graham Whitfield and Christopher Hughes.
Researched and compiled by HILARY KENDALL
Producer piers PLOWRIGHT Stereo (R)


Unknown: Anna Dadds
Unknown: Kevin Edwards
Unknown: Edna Field
Unknown: George Huslin
Unknown: James McCormick
Unknown: Bill Middleton
Unknown: Maqusudar Mostazir
Unknown: Philip Saunders
Unknown: Robert Saunders
Unknown: Brian Theobald
Unknown: Graham Whitfield
Unknown: Christopher Hughes.
Unknown: Hilary Kendall

: The Tip

: News

: Censored by the State!

'The forms are new but not the topics.' Jonathon Green investigates the history of official censorship in Britain, and shows how for centuries the State has tried to regulate public expression on such sensitive topics as sex, politics and religion.


Unknown: Jonathon Green

: The 80s RIP

A mystery royal personage presents awards for the 80s, including: Most Pointless War, Best Scandal, Most Welcome Departure and Most Promising Newcomer. Written by Mike Barfield, Mark Brisenden, Simon Bullivant, Mike Coleman, Michael Dines and Ged Parsons.
Songs by Steve Brown
Producer Bill Dare


Writer: Mike Barfield
Writer: Mark Brisenden
Writer: Simon Bullivant
Writer: Mike Coleman
Writer: Michael Dines
Writer: Ged Parsons
Songs By: Steve Brown
Producer: Bill Dare

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Ring in the New 31 December 2015

: Bliss at the Dawn

A meditation for New Year's Eve.
The Rev Peter Mullen reflects on the hope of changing times.
Reader: ALAN SYKES. Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Mullen
Reader: Alan Sykes.

: 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.

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