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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 Mary's, Buckden, Huntingdon,
Cambridgeshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Modern Art: The 1936 Surrealist Show
7.20 The 19th-century Novel and its Legacy: Realism and the Interrogative Text
7.40 Arts: The Rational Amusement

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Libby Purves and Andrew Green Editor Beverley McAinsh including at


Unknown: Libby Purves
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Kenneth Kendall

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation which helps sufferers of Huntington's Disease and their families.
DONATIONS to: COMBAT, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Llangollen
Methodist Church, led by the Rev Roger Baker. Preacher: Rev John H Davis. Hymns (from Hymns and Psalms): Ye Servants of God; From All that Dwell Below the Skies; All
Praise to Our Redeeming Lord; Lord Christ Who on thy Heart Didst Bear;
Lord thy Church on Earth is Seeking.


Unknown: Roger Baker.
Unknown: John H Davis.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear
Britain's permanent
Representative to the United Nations, Sir
Crispin Tickell , talking to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman Stereo (R)


Unknown: Crispin Tickell
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 is paying its first visit to France, where members of the British and Commonwealth
Women's Club and the British Community gather at our Embassy in Paris to put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer Diana Stenson
0 WRITE to: Gardeners' Question Time. BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Ivan the Fool and Vasilisa the Wise

'This is a very peculiar story ...' and so it is, with a man-eating witch, a talking doll, a dead princess and a live skeleton - the source of all the world's evil. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Ivan the Fool is determined to marry the beautiful Vasilisa, no matter what the obstacles.
Written by Stephen Mulrine. Narrator Nicholas McArdle.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo (R)


Written By: Stephen Mulrine.
Narrator: Nicholas McArdle.
Director: Matthew Walters
Ivan: Jonathan Tafler
Tsarita: Julie Berry
She-bear: Julie Berry
Baba Yaga: Pauline Letts
Crow: Pauline Letts
Doll: Caroline Gruber
Priest: Alan Dudley
Pike: Alan Dudley
Vasilisa: Victoria Carling
Koshchei the Deathless: John Rye

: How Far Can You Go?

Barry Norman looks at heroes past and present in the company of, among others, James Fox , David Puttnam , Michael Winner and Lady Antonia Fraser. Editor David Coomes (R)


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser.
Editor: David Coomes

: A Voyage of Discovery

In the last of four programmes,
John Mortimer is transported by operatic delights such as Nessun dorma from
Turandot, the duet from The Pearl Fishers and the trio from Cosi Fan Tutte. Producer Derek Drescher Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Dead Hand

The last in a series of four mysterious tales by Wilkie Collins.
Reader Peter Marinker. 'When he looked at the bed now, he saw hanging over the side of it a long white hand.'
Adapted by Michael Bakewell Producer Rosemary Hart (R)


Reader: Wilkie Collins.
Reader: Peter Marinker.
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of great radio figures. 5: Mr Rude
Gilbert Harding was the most famous broadcaster in 1950s
Britain. Brian Masters looks at the man behind the legend.


Unknown: Mr Rude
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: To the Back of Not Very Far Away

Ten tales of 60s life on the road, read by Anton Rodgers.
Written by Barry Pilton. 8: GI Reds
Sauntering through
Heraklion, a lugubrious - possibly paranoid - young American naval officer tries to make an ally of the traveller.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


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

: News

: Feedback

: The Heavy Side of Town

More than five million people still work in Britain's manufacturing industries. Adjusting his spanner to four that remained British-owned, Ray Gosling sets forth to... 1: Barnard Castle


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Cat's Tails

Presented by Julie Mayer from the River Thames.
Includes part 5 of The Last Vampire by Willis Hall , read by Victoria Wood , and part 9 of E Nesbit's The House of Arden 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
Michael Bentine and Heather Couper to choose fourpaperbacks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Heather Couper

: Punters

: Reading Aloud: Neville Cardus's Cricketing Heroes

Reader Struan Rodger. 'I would rather go into a pub with half a dozen North Country professional cricketers than into all the studios or penthouses or Athenaeum and Savile Clubs in London. I have tried both, so I know.'
Producer Jane Morgan.


Unknown: Neville Cardus
Reader: Struan Rodger.
Producer: Jane Morgan.

: Enquire Within

: News

: Remember the Voice

The story of Charles Hill , Radio Doctor, told by Frank Gillard.


Unknown: Charles Hill
Told By: Frank Gillard.

: The Litmus Test

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


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: Seeds of Faith

Canon Frank Wright explores four plays on the theme of goodness and the good person. 2: Racing Demon 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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