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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 Michael, Cornhill, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster is in the Scottish Highlands, breakfasting with Patrick Gordon-Duff -Pennington, Governor of the Scottish Landowners' Federation.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Patrick Gordon-Duff
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Andrew Green
Editor David Coomes including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: David Kossoff

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation which supports parents whose children have died.
The Compassionate Friends [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

At the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a meeting at Gateshead's Church of the Holy Rosary of members of the local
Salvation Army, the Methodist Church, the Anglican Parish of St Paul's and the Kelvin
Grove Christian
Led by Fr Tony Battle , the Rev Thomas Jamieson and the Rev Brian Howell. Hymns: I Will Enter His Gates; Sing We of the Modern City; God's Spirit Is in My Heart; Majesty; Thine Be the Glory.
Readings: I Corinthians 12, vv 12-21, 26-27;
Matthew 13, w 31-33, 44-46. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98.


Unknown: Fr Tony Battle
Unknown: Thomas Jamieson
Unknown: Brian Howell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

A personal review of the current magazines and periodicals by Martin Wainwright. producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Prolific musician
Brian Eno discusses his life and work with Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Eno
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Cambridgeshire where members of the Bottisham and District
Gardening Club put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones. producer Diana stenson


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Nicaragua: four people meet and decide to make a journey into the heart of the country, but they happen upon a group of trigger-nervous Contras and their nightmare begins. Written by Mike Walker.
Music David Chilton and Nick Russell-Pavier
Director Peter King. Stereo (R)


Written By: Mike Walker.
Music: David Chilton
Music: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: Peter King.
Kyle: Derek Newark
Anna: Angharad Rees
Richmond: Trevor Nichols
Simon: Colin Stinton
Tom Burke: Stuart Milligan
Cmdr Condor: Arturo Venegas
Little Fish: Francisco Morales
Manager: Alan Dudley
Border official: Michael Deacon

: The State in Question

The last of four programmes on the British state with John Lloyd.
The Nation Divided
Economic interests and European idealism seem to conflict with British traditional values.
Can Britain resist the momentum towards the European ideal?


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

'I told you so,' says
Director of the Science
Museum Dr Neil Cossons as his birthplace,
Nottingham, wins the title of Britain's 'Top Town'. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Dr Neil Cossons
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Best Avoided

In the last of Laurence Alster 's attacks on the irritations of modern living, he focuses on estate agents.
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. 4: Bill Bryson and the USA. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Bill Bryson
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Root of the Matter

with Haig Gordon
Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Haig Gordon
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde ventures into science fantasy, explores Douglas Adams 's bookshelf and discovers the worlds created by author Terry Pratchett. Also, a new award for science fantasy first novelists, and Pauline Melville discussing her award-winning short stories, Shape-shifter.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Terry Pratchett.

: Reith Discussion

The Persistence of Faith
Ian Mclntyre chairs a discussion of the argument put forward by the Chief Rabbi-elect, Dr Jonathan Sacks , that adherence to the biblical tradition is still the only route to morality and social cohesion.
With Oxford sociologist Professor A H Halsey; the Rev John McDade ,
SJ, Editor of The Month; and psychoanalyst Anne Harrison.
Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks
Unknown: John McDade
Unknown: Anne Harrison.
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Enquire Within

with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm on the fascinating wildlife of New Zealand.


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: That Reminds Me

'Floating with your voice on top of the orchestral sound I believe can be compared to hang-gliding with a parachute. It fills you with an ecstatic feeling of freedom.' In the fourth of six programmes, the Swedish soprano
Elisabeth Soderstrom chooses music to illustrate her reflections on performing. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: In Committee

Producer Sue Davies

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night. God and Gothic
In the last of four talks,
Dr George Pattison considers the message medieval art has for the modern church architect.
Producer Alastair Simmons


Unknown: Dr George Pattison
Producer: Alastair 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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