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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 Hywel-Davies . Bells on Sunday from St Peter and St Paul ,
Lavenham, Suffolk. stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: St Paul

: News

: Open University

7.00 Artists' International Association
7.20 Social Sciences' Grapevine Magazine
7.40 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600: Bodin and Sovereignty

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Trevor Barnes Editor David Coomes including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Andrew Green
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Michael Williams and Dame Judi Dench

speak for the Week's Good Cause about the work of an organisation which helps those who suffer from schizophrenia. DONATIONS to: National
Schizophrenia Fellowship,[address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Holy Trinity Church, Hounslow, led by the Rev Peter Denton.
Preacher: the Rev
John Barter. Readings: I Corinthians 2, vv 1-16; John 16, vv 5-15;
Hymns: Lift Up Your Hearts (Woodlands);
Look Around You (Kyrie Eleison); For This
Purpose; 0 Holy Spirit, Breathe On Me; One
Shall Tell Another; 0 Let the Son of God Enfold You; Glory, Glory in the Highest. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Denton.
Unknown: John Barter.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Ruth Patterson


Director: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Hilton Fyle


Unknown: Hilton Fyle

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear actress Thora Hird , with Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman
Stereo (R)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

A postbag edition. Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve listeners' gardening problems. Producer Diana Stenson
9 WRITE to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: The Dog It Was That Died

The last in a season of plays by Tom Stoppard. Rupert Purvis , spy and counter-spy, has lost himself in the intricacies of double and triple bluff and cannot say whether he belongs to us or them. Director John Tydeman Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tom Stoppard.
Unknown: Rupert Purvis
Giles Blair: Charles Gray
Rupert Purvis: Dinsdale Landen
Pamela Blair: Penelope Keith
Hogben: Kenneth Cranham
Seddon: John Le Mesurier
Arlon: Stephen Murray
Matron: Betty Marsden
Chief: Maurice Denham
Vicar: Noel Howlett
Wren: Lockwood West
Slack: Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Ryan: Katherine Parr

: How Far Can You Go?

The Life of Brian and The Satanic Verses have been attacked as blasphemous by Christians and Muslims. In the second of three programmes, Barry Norman looks at the conflict between artistic integrity and blasphemy with, among others, John Cleese , Arnold Wesker and Dr Yakob Zaki.
Editor David Coomes (R)


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Dr Yakob Zaki.
Editor: David Coomes

: A Voyage of Discovery

In the third of four programmes,
John Mortimer discovers how the underdogs fare in opera, including the servants in The Marriage of Figaro and the Hebrew slaves in Nabucco. Producer Derek Drescher Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Derek Drescher

: A Terribly Strange Bed

The third of four short stories by Wilkie Collins. Reader Paul Daneman.
'Was I mad? Or was the top of the bed really moving down, sinking slowly, silently, horribly right down upon me .. ?' Adapted by Michael Bakewell Producer Rosemary Hart (R)


Stories By: Wilkie Collins.
Reader: Paul Daneman.
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of great radio figures. 4: Winning without Actually Cheating
Stephen Potter was an innovative radio satirist who wrote Oneupmanship and became a celebrity. Mark Lawson looks at the effect fame had on him.


Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: To the Back of Not Very Far Away

Ten tales of 60s life on the road read by Anton Rodgers.
Written by Barry Pilton. 7: Holiday Package
To Brezhnev's Moscow with contraband - an M & S shirt - for a dissident.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


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

: News

: Feedback

: Special Assignment

Conflict in Kashmir
The second of two programmes presented by Mark Tully.


Presented By: Mark Tully.

: Cat's Tails

Presented by Julie Mayer from the River Thames.
Including part 4 of The Last Vampire by Willis Hall , read by Victoria Wood , and part 8 of E Nesbit's The House of Arden with Penelope Keith.
Producer Julia Brooke. Stereo


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

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen 's guests are Simon Rae and Wendy Cope.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Wendy Cope.

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

A Samba Night
'The drums slammed into action, there was a piercing short whistle, the dancers bounced into the air....'
Alma Guillermoprieto 's account of the night all Brazil waits for.
Reader Maggie Steed.
Producer Duncan Minshull. Stereo


Unknown: Alma Guillermoprieto
Reader: Maggie Steed.
Producer: Duncan Minshull.

: Enquire Within

: The Natural History Programme

Bats, botanists and boats on the Basingstoke Canal.

: News

: From Calvinist to Cardinal

To mark the centenary of the death of John Henry Newman, journalist Mary Kenny meets historians and theologians who believe Newman's influence is still alive.


Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: Mary Kenny

: The Litmus Test

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


Unknown: Mike Scott.
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: Seeds of Faith

Canon Frank Wright explores four plays which have recently been running in London's
West End. All of them, at least indirectly, are concerned with the question of goodness and the good person. 1: The Secret Rapture by David Hare.
Producer Alistair Simmons. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Frank Wright
Unknown: David Hare.
Producer: Alistair Simmons.

: 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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