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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
Eccleshall Parish Church, Stafford. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Brian Chamberlin , special agricultural trade envoy for New Zealand, talks to
Anthony Rosen. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Brian Chamberlin
Unknown: Anthony Rosen.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Trevor Barnes Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Andrew Green
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Samantha Beckinsale

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of the Family Heart Association.
[address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Methodist Church at Horsham, Sussex. Preacher:
Rev Dr Donald English , President of the Methodist Conference. Ye Servants of God; Come Holy Ghost; We Have a Gospel;
Jesus Has Died; Genesis 1; Colossians 1, vv 15-20; St John 1, vv 1-14


Unknown: Dr Donald English

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Director Alfred Bradley


Director: Alfred Bradley

: News Stand

with Andrew Rawnsley Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to Nicholas Snowman ,
Artistic Director of the South Bank Centre.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Artistic: Nicholas Snowman
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 with Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Producer Diana Stenson


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sunday Playhouse

Episode on a Thursday Evening Don Haworth 's play about the owners of a seedy local cinema who are faced with a bomb scare and the adverse publicity it will bring. Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Director Richard Wortley Stereo (R)


Unknown: Don Haworth
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Director: Richard Wortley
Tom: John Hollis
Jerry: Terry Scully
Rose: Diana Bishop
Proctor: Lewis Stringer

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor reviews the changing face of UK radio. Producer Nick Ware


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Nick Ware

: Analysis

Moneybags and Brains Peter Hennessy with a two-part examination of the costs and benefits of the special relationship between Britain and the USA since 1945.
1: A Dependency Culture? Producer Caroline Anstey


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Time for Verse

Carol Ann Duffy visits the Charterhouse Poetry Festival. Producer Alec Reid


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Producer: Alec Reid

: Down Your Way

Phil Smith visits York to find many people have the same idea. The only escape is up a ladder, studying gargoyles. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: The Finer Things

Today's passion: shoes Producer Fiona Couper (R)


Producer: Fiona Couper

: News

: Feedback

: Sales Force

As defence cuts loomed, UK arms manufacturers marketed their wares at the Eighth British Army Equipment Exhibition at Aldershot.
Anna Grayson reports.
Producer Gwyn Richards. Stereo


Producer: Gwyn Richards.

: Looking Round Dangerously

Charlotte Mitchell with the first of two selections of 'poems through a day'. Producer Piers Plowright Stereo (R)


Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Bookshelf

TV producer-turned-writer Bernard Cornwell ; Hilary Spurling 's biography of Paul Scott ; and Bernard Levin 's favourite reading.


Unknown: Bernard Cornwell
Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Paul Scott
Unknown: Bernard Levin

: Justice

This week: solicitors. Producer Brian King (R)

: Heard Not Seen

Children in conversation with Nick Baker.
This week's topic: lies. Producer Cathy Drysdale (R)


Unknown: Nick Baker.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Treasure Islands

Books for new readers.

: The Natural History Programme

This week: the puffin and the rhinoceros.

: News

: Richard Wright - a Native Son

In 1940 Richard Wright wrote a novel that gave a rare glimpse into the forces driving a complex society. It turned the poor Southerner into an international celebrity.
Clive Davis tells the story of this influential writer. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Richard Wright
Unknown: Clive Davis
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: In Committee

Presenter Peter Hill Producer Jane Beresford


Presenter: Peter Hill
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Seeds of Faith

What moral and spiritual issues arise out of turning points in history? Reflections on the lasting significance of four battlefields by Keith Clements.
1: The Battle of Hastings Producer Stephen Lynas. Stereo


Unknown: Keith Clements.
Producer: Stephen Lynas.

: 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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