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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack HyweHDavies. Bells on Sunday from
St Clement's, Sandwich, Kent. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywehdavies.

: Open University

7.M Modern Art: Vorticism
7.20 Tolstoys View of Art and Morality
7.40 Arts Foundation Course: Sullivan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Presenter Oliver Walston joins Conservative MP Sir Richard Body for breakfast at his farm in Berkshire.
Producer Carol Trewin


Presenter: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Sir Richard Body
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Trevor Barnes Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Andrew Green
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: David Blunkett, MP

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of an organisation that uses sophisticated technology to help the visionally handicapped.
DONATIONS to: Electronic Aids for the Blind, [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Ballywalter
Presbyterian Church,
County Down, led by the Rev Dr Alan Russell.
Readings (NIV): Psalm 8; Luke 15, vv 11-32;
Hymns (CH3): New
Every Morning (47); Lord Thy Word Abideth (130); Lord, Who in Thy Perfect Wisdom (473); Psalm 100: All People That on Earth Do Dwell;
Anthem: 0 Holy Jesu.


Unknown: Dr Alan Russell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Editor Ruth Patterson


Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Liz Forgan
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Liz Forgan
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with David Owen Norris. Stereo


Unknown: David Owen Norris.

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear Professor Sir George Porter , joint winner of the Nobel Prize for
Chemistry and currently President of the Royal Society, talking to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Sir George Porter
Unknown: Sue Lawley.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Belgium. There are 30,000 British residents in Brussels, and just a fraction of them are packed into the British and Commonwealth Women's Club to put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson


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

: Showing Promise

Marjorie's creative writing course is under a bit of a threat, finance-wise, so she's glad to see a new face even if Harry lacks some of the graces she's accustomed to.
Written by Dave Sheasby.
Director Tony Cliff. Stereo


Written By: Dave Sheasby.
Director: Tony Cliff.
Marjorie: Heather Stoney
Brian: Gerry Kersey
John: John Branwell
Jean: Lorraine Peters
Florence: Daphne Oxenford
Harry: Graham Roberts

: Norfolk Man

In the final programme of the series, John Timpson is in conversation with Bill Makins , director and founder of Pensthorpe Waterfowl Trust and Nature Reserve.
Producer Marjorie Lofthouse Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Bill Makins
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: How Far Can You Go?

Is art sacred, or should artists be curbed from going too far on sacred issues? In the first of three programmes, Barry Norman looks at values, beliefs and religious susceptibilities with the help of, among others, John Cleese , Martin Scorsese ,
Arnold Wesker , Fay Weldon and Mary Whitehouse. Editor David Coomes (R)


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Mary Whitehouse.
Editor: David Coomes

: A Voyage of Discovery

In the second of four programmes, writer
John Mortimer looks at some of the great operatic characters including Carmen and Falstaff.
Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: The Biter Bit

The second in a series of four mysterious tales by Wilkie Collins.
Reader John Rowe.
'I have often read of the unprincipled cunning of criminal persons; but I have never heard of three thieves attempting to double on their pursuers by entering a church!' Adapted by Michael Bakewell Producer Rosemary Hart (R)


Reader: Wilkie Collins.
Reader: John Rowe.
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of great radio figures.
3: J B S Haldane, the colourful and controversial scientist, was a familiar radio voice in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Much respected by his colleagues, he made an enormous contribution to the popularisation of science. Written and presented by Professor John Durant. Stereo


Presented By: Professor John Durant.

: To the Back of Not Very Far Away

Ten tales of 60s life on the road read by Anton Rodgers.
Written by Barry Pilton. 6: The Full Quarter
Exploring the Jordanian desert by camel.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


Read By: Anton Rodgers.
Written By: Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow.

: News

: Feedback

: Special Assignment

Conflict in Kashmir
Mark Tully reports from India and Kashmir, on the threat to peace in the sub-continent.

: Cat's Tails

Presented by Julie Mayer from the River Thames.
Includes part 3 of The Last Vampire by Willis Hall , read by Victoria Wood and part 7 of E Nesbit's The House ofArden with Penelope Keith.
Producer Julia Brooke. Stereo


Presented By: Julie Mayer
Unknown: Willis Hall
Read By: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Producer: Julia Brooke.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites
Helen Lederer and Willie Rushton to choose four paperbacks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Willie Rushton

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

Lorelei King reads 'Let Me Put It In, It
Feels All Right' from
Pamela Des Barres's 60s memoirs I'm with the Band. Abridged and produced by Adrian Bean. Stereo


Unknown: Lorelei King
Produced By: Adrian Bean.

: Enquire Within

: The Natural History Programme

The electrical secrets of leaves.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

David Lodge , author of the 'Brummidge' campus novels, chooses other writers who give him pleasure.


Unknown: David Lodge

: The Litmus Test

A quizzical investigation of the lighter side of science with Michael Scott.
Producer Louise Dalzlal Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott.
Producer: Louise Dalzlal

: Seeds of Faith

Ian Bradley concludes his look at concerns raised for Christians about their relationship with creation and the environment.
Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Mo McCullough

: News

About this project

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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