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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 including
Bells on Sunday from
St Peter 's Parish Church, Heswall, Merseyside. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster talks to Bill Telfer in Northumberland. Producer Carol Trewin


Talks: Robert Forster
Unknown: Bill Telfer
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

With Debbie Thrower and Christopher Morgan Editor Beverley McAinsh including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: Sunday Papers

: Alistair Cooke

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund, in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. DONATIONS to:
[address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Holy Communion from
St James 's Church,
Muswell Hill , London.
Celebrant and preacher: the Rev Michael Bunker.
Readings: Philippians 3, v 12 to 4, v 1; Matthew 6, vv 25-34. Thine Be the Glory (AHB 193); Name of All Majesty (HTC 218); Such Love; Ye
Servants of God (AHB 336); Rejoice, Rejoice. Director of Music
Hubert Best
Organist Jeremy Allen Stereo


Unknown: St James
Unknown: Muswell Hill
Unknown: Michael Bunker.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Andrew Rawnsley Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serie presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television.

: Desert Island Discs

Today's castaway is
Lord Annan, who talks to Sue Lawley about his long and varied career in posts that have included Vice-Chancellor of the University of London,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National
Gallery and Director of the Royal Opera House. Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Oxfordshire where members of the Hook Norton Horticultural
Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
v WRITE to: 'Gardeners' Question Time', BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ
W FEATURE: page 29
• CEEFAX: page 637


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Blue Pacific Island
On a hot summer afternoon, on a train somewhere between Victoria and Clapham Junction, Susan meets Peter, 30 years her senior, who may or may not be a spy.
Written by Andrew Rissik.
Director Caroline Raphael Stereo (R)


Written By: Andrew Rissik.
Director: Caroline Raphael
Susan: Juliet Stevenson
Peter: Anthony Bate
Helen: Atkinson Wood
Allenby: Bernard Brown

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor
Producer Nicke Ware. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Nicke Ware.

: Analysis

Moneybags and Brains In the second of two programmes, Peter Hennessy asks: will
British influence increase in Washington thanks to a Gulf dividend, or does the 'special relationship' now depend on the degree to which Britain commits herself to Europe? 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

Michael Bentine unearths some unusual objects at
London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Albert Museum.
Producer: Jill Marshall

: The Finer Things

Today's passion: haircuts. Producer Fiona Couper (R)


Producer: Fiona Couper

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Caring for Kate

In 1987 Colleen and Angus [text removed] adopted a much-longed-for
2-year-old child called Kate, a sister to their own son Ian. It was no ordinary adoption, however, as the [text removed]s knew that
Kate was HIV positive and would probably develop AIDS.
Helen Boaden reports. Producer Anne-Marie Cole (R)


Unknown: Angus [text removed]
Unknown: Helen Boaden
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: I Want to Go Home

The second of two programmes of 'poems through a day'. Written and read by Charlotte Mitchell . Producer Piers Plowright Stereo (R)


Read By: Charlotte Mitchell
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Bookshelf

Colleen McCullough discusses her new novel; a look at a selection of Jane Austen 's letters to her sister Cassandra, and an anthology of erotic writing by women.


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Unknown: Jane Austen

: Justice

The last programme in the series looks at the role of barristers. Producer Brian King (R)

: Heard Not Seen

In the last programme of the series, children from around the country discuss rule breaking and making with Nick Baker. Producer Cathy Drysdale (R)


Unknown: Nick Baker.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Treasure Islands

Fantasy is a vital tradition in children's literature.
Jenni Mills meets
Ursula Le Guin , Diana Wynne
Jones and Jenny Nimmo.


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Ursula Le Guin
Unknown: Diana Wynne
Unknown: Jenny Nimmo.

: The Natural History Programme

This week: the pygmy chimpanzee, plus the link between kangaroo paws and the courtship roles of Australian bush crickets.

: News

: The Passionate Intellect

In the 1920s a broken love affair, an illegitimate child and an unhappy marriage left Dorothy L Sayers bruised and battered. By the 1950s she had become an outspoken champion of orthodox Christianity and the Church of England. Andrew Green, with the help of Sayers's friends, biographers and the author's own letters, explores the possible connection between the two: was her theology born solely out of crisis, or was it an integral part of her life?
Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Producer: David Coomes.

: In Committee

Presented by Peter Hill
Producer Andrew Denwood


Presented By: Peter Hill
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Seeds of Faith

How can morality survive in a 'holy war'?
In the second of four reflections on turning-points in history, Keith Clements recounts the remarkable story of the treachery and truces during the 12th-century siege of the Crusaders' stronghold at Kerak. Producer Stephen Lynas Stereo


Unknown: Keith Clements
Producer: Stephen Lynas

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo

: 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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