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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 Mary the Virgin, Nottingham. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster has breakfast with sheep farmer, writer and raconteur R W F Poole. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Debbie Thrower Editor David Coonies including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Editor: David Coonies

: Sunday Papers

: Terry Wogan

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the BBC Children in Need Appeal.
DONATIONS to: BBC Children in Need, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Chapel of Loretto School, Musselburgh.
Conducted by the Chaplain, the Rev John Anderson.
Readings: Ezekiel 34, vv 11-16,20-24;
Matthew 25, vv 31-46
Hymns: Christ
Triumphant, Ever
Reigning, Lift High the Cross (Crucifer);
Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus)
Anthems: Hymn after a Song of Wisdom
(Stanford); The Spacious Firmament on High (Addison/Graves)
Organist John Riley Director of Music
Timothy Goulter


Unknown: John Anderson.
Organist: John Riley
Unknown: Timothy Goulter

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Directors Niall Fraser and Alfred Bradley


Directors: Niall Fraser
Directors: Alfred Bradley

: News Stand

with Robin Lustig
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Baroness
Trumpington, Minister of State for Agriculture. 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

visits Harrogate,
North Yorkshire, where members of the Northern
Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
• WRITE to: 'Gardeners' Question Time', BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Devils in the Glass
A new play by Adisakdi Tantimedh , a Young Playwright Festival winner.
A young Chinese student returns home to Hong
Kong and discovers the ghosts in her country's past that have caused the recent terrible upheavals.
Director Peter Kavanagh. Stereo


Play By: Adisakdi Tantimedh
Director: Peter Kavanagh.
Li Ann: Sarah Lam
Mr Soong: Burt Kwouk
MrsSoong: Pik-Sen Lim
Philip: Paul Courtenay-Hugh
Tony: Richard Rees
Grandmother: Barbara Yu Ling
Captain/Policeman: David Bannerman

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor and his guests review the changing face of radio in the UK.
Producer Nick Ware. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Analysis

No Turning Back?
Have the Thatcher years banished the traditions of solidarity and common welfare provision? Or are they in temporary exile?

: Time for Verse

Carol Ann Duffy visits the Janneau King's Lynn Festival.
Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

From under the rubble come the voices of Vaughan Street as playwright Wally K Daly spends his 50th birthday in his old home of Grangetown near Middlesbrough. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Wally K Daly
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Smith on Old Age

Phil Smith 's chirpy six-part guide to making the most of your sunset years. 1: First Signs
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Europhile

: The Root of the Matter

goes out into the villages, towns and cities of Britain to report on key issues. Presented by Janet Cohen.
Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Janet Cohen.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde unravels the mysteries of Nemo's
Almanac; novelist Jean Rhys is rediscovered with the help of her biographer
Carole Angier ; and Scottish poet Norman MacCaig talks about his
Collected Poems.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Jean Rhys
Unknown: Carole Angier
Talks: Norman MacCaig

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

The second in a series of five non-fiction readings. Ten Days That Shook Czechoslovakia
The first of two extracts from Rudolf Krejcik 's eyewitness account of the events in Prague a year ago.
Reader Karl Johnson. Translated by Frank Radd Producer Alan Drury


Unknown: Rudolf Krejcik
Reader: Karl Johnson.
Translated By: Frank Radd
Producer: Alan Drury

: Treasure Islands

Julia Eccieshare , editor of Children's Books of the Year, recommends Christmas presents for all ages.


Unknown: Julia Eccieshare

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Michael Scott discover how to clean up murky waters with mussel power.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Michael Scott

: News

: Arthur - the King

Graeme Fife 's epic series in sevenparts. 3: Gareth
'I serve the King, I serve his Round Table, I wish to serve your lady for her honour, to rescue her from foul knight.'
With Tara Dominick ,
Jo Kendall , Marcia King , John Bull , Brian Miller ,
Simon Treves and James Greene.
Music Steven Faux
Director John Powell. Stereo


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Tara Dominick
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Marcia King
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Brian Miller
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: James Greene.
Music: Steven Faux
Director: John Powell.
Gareth: Crawford Logan
King Arthur: Keith Baxter
Morgan le Fay: Anna Massey
Lynet: Rosalind Shanks
Lancelot du Lac: Nicholas Farrell
Sir Gawain: Loan Meredith
Sir Kay: Michael Kilgarriff

: In Committee

with Peter Hill
Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Peter Hill
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Seeds of Faith

The Greatest
In the first of four programmes on Christian connections between
England and Germany, Carsten Thiede tells the story of St Boniface, missionary and martyr.
Followed by the late evening Office of Compline, sung by the Benedictine community of Solesmes, Normandy. Producer Denis Nowlan. Stereo


Unknown: Carsten Thiede
Producer: Denis Nowlan.

: 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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