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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 Our Lady of St Nicholas, Liverpool. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

with Oliver Walston Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Trevor Barnes Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Brian Redhead

speaks for the Week
Good Cause on behalf of an organisation which helps children and adults with learning difficulties.
The Rathbone Society, Freepost, Manchester Ml 8DR
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Newtownabbey Methodist Mission, County Antrim.
Conducted by the Rev William Buchanan , President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, assisted by the Rev Edward McDade.
Readings: Psalm 27; Matthew 10, w 1-15;
Hymns: Lord Make Me an Instrument; Angel Voices Ever Singing; Jesus
Where'er Thy People
Meet; Jesus Calls Us; 0 Thou Who Camest from
Above; Anthem: Not with Sword (Carmichael).
Organist and Choirmaster Thomas Brown


Unknown: William Buchanan
Unknown: Edward McDade.
Choirmaster: Thomas Brown

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the film director Fred Zinnemann. With films such as High Noon, From Here to
Eternity, Oklahoma! and A Man for All Seasons to his name, he will be contemplating a life of island exile with no films, and just eight gramophone records for consolation.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Director: Fred Zinnemann.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week Clay Jones digs into the postbag, and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer Diana Stenson
0 QUESTIONS on postcards only: 'Gardeners' Question Time'. BBC. PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ
0 FACTLINE: [number removed]


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Strange Meeting
Susan Hill 's tale of the 'strange meeting' of two young subalterns in the First World War.
Adapted by Guy Vaesen
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Adapted By: Guy Vaesen
Director: Richard Wortley.
Coulter: Nigel Graham
Hilliard: Martin Jarvis
Barton: David Timson
Franklin: Stephen Thorne
Garrett: Tony Britton
Harris: Hugh Ross
Parkin: John Bull
Nurse: Julie Hallam
Mrs Hilliard: Hilda Schroder

: The State in Question

Four programmes with John Lloyd.
3: Sowing the Seedcorn A successful modern state must have highly educated workers. Britain competes with Europe but its traditions and attitudes are profoundly different. How should this society act to fight its decline in this crucial area?


Unknown: John Lloyd.

: Time for Verse

Carol Ann Duffy visits the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

Forty years ago,
Bermondsey's biscuit factory came under the researching eye of Baroness Seear. Today she again looks at the close dockland community. Producer Lorna Baker


Producer: Lorna Baker

: Best Avoided

This week Laurence Alster 's attack on the irritations of modern living focuses on car maintenance.
Producer Kate Whitehead (R)


Unknown: Laurence Alster
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: News

: Feedback

: The Art of Travel

Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 3: Martha Gellhorn and the Caribbean.
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Martha Gellhorn
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Root of the Matter

goes out into the villages, towns and cities of Britain to report on key issues from the perspectives of the men and women most affected by them. Presented by Stephen Beard.
Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Stephen Beard.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Bookshelf

An investigation into the popularity of published playscripts; a 'sense of place' in fiction: how do city streets and rural landscapes conjure up mood and atmosphere? Plus Charles Palliser 's new love story. Presented by Nigel Forde.


Unknown: Charles Palliser
Presented By: Nigel Forde.

: Passing the Buck

Employment prospects for disabled people are grim, and it's claimed that costly legislation,
'Quota and Registration', intended to help people into jobs, is a failure and should be abandoned. Is this the answer?
Peter White and Kati Whitaker ask disabled people for their views and question the need for anti-discrimination legislation.
Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: A Year in Paris on L100

The year was 1910, when Dorothy Foster went to France to continue her art studies. Her nephew David Foster selects extracts from her letters home.
With Jane Slavin as Dorothy.
Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: Dorothy Foster
Unknown: David Foster
Unknown: Jane Slavin

: Enquire Within

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm investigate illegal international trade in wildlife.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: That Reminds Me

In the third of six programmes on singers and singing, Elisabeth Soderstrom chooses music to illustrate her contribution to the endless debate on the question: which comes first, the music or the words?
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: Never the Same Again

The last of three programmes in which Jenni Mills talks to families about how they weathered a crisis.
When Sue Smith was only 17, she was diagnosed as having a spinal tumour that would eventually paralyse her.
Producer Sarah Rowlands (R)


Talks: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Seeds of Faith

God and Gothic
In the third of four talks, Dr George Pattison considers the message medieval art has for the modern church architect.
Producer Alastair Simmons. Stereo


Unknown: Dr George Pattison
Producer: Alastair Simmons.

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo (R)

: 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.

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