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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward.

: MorningHas Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including
Bells on Sunday from
St Michael the Archangel, Mere, Wiltshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Michael

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Join Robert Forster of the Farmer's Guardian for a Cumbrian breakfast.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Andrew Green
Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: ProfessorAnthony Clare

speaks for the Week's 's Good Cause about the work of the Mental
Health Foundation.
0 DONATIONS to: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Methodist
Central Hall, Westminster. Led by the Rev DrR John Tudor. Give Ear to My
Prayer (Anderson); Earth, Rejoice, Our Lord Is King! (Ephraim); My Eternal King (Marshall); Jesus,
Meek and Gentle (St
Constantine); And Can It Be (Sagina); 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Richmond);
Readings: Psalm 130, Romans 8, w 1-14. Choirmaster
John Chapman.
Organist Keith Beniston. Stereo


Unknown: John Tudor.
Organist: John Chapman.
Organist: Keith Beniston.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Clive Brill


Director: Clive Brill

: News Stand

with Andrew Rawnsley Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: Desert Island Discs

Social and political philosopher Professor Ralf Dahrendorf is
Sue Lawley's castaway.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Unknown: Ralf Dahrendorf
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The WorldThis Weekend

with Nick Clarke
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners'Question Time

visits Kent, where members of the Sidcup
Horticultural Association put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
● WRITE to: Gardeners'
Question Time, BBC. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

The Far Cry
Olivier, a subnormal young Creole, is mistakenly drafted into the French army. He escapes to Berlin, pursued by his faithful brother Willie.
Written by David Zane Mairowitz.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo (R)


Written By: David Zane Mairowitz.
Director: Richard Wortley.
Olivier Dabriou: Tony Armatrading
Willie: Mark Monero
Manman: Carmen Munroe
Uncle Dobbs: Stefan Kalipha
Lieutenant: Simon Treves
Col Masseau: David King
Ulrike: Jenny Howe
Blake: William Hope
Rawles: James Aubrey
Jean-Paul: Nigel Carrington
Doctor: Michael Kilgarriff
Psychiatrist: James Greene
Meunier: Vincent Brimble
Boxing coach: Danny Schiller
Marina: Sue Broomfield
Baker: Nicholas Gilbrook
Detlef: Stephen Garlick

: Analysis

Up the Ladder
An upwardly mobile new Prime Minister and renewed educational anxieties are raising an old British question about social origins and destinations.
David Walker asks: who go to the top of the classes, and do they stay there?


Unknown: David Walker

: 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

Dr Neil Cossons , Director of the Science Museum, discovers a powerful mixture of coal, water and oil beneath the surface of his native Nottinghamshire. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Dr Neil Cossons
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Beaten Tracks

Roger Worsley explores four ancient highways. 1: The Old Trackways Early tracks made by Stone Age travellers. Producer Penny Afzal (R)


Unknown: Roger Worsley

: News

: Feedback

: The Art of Travel

Six programmes in which Annette Kobak invites seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 5: Fiona Pitt-Kethley and Italy
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Fiona Pitt-Kethley
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Root of the Matter

with Janet Cohen


Presenter: Janet Cohen
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Bookshelf

At her Chelsea home,
Anita Brookner discusses the books on her shelves and their influence on her writing. And the memoirs of Canadian novelist
Elizabeth Smart.
Presented by Nigel Forde.


Unknown: Anita Brookner
Unknown: Elizabeth Smart.
Presented By: Nigel Forde.

: Diary of a Madman

In 1963 Kenneth Williams recorded Nikolai Gogol 's story for an animated film by Richard Williams which was never completed.
This is the first broadcast.
Music: Peter Shade.
Producer Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nikolai Gogol
Unknown: Richard Williams
Music: Peter Shade.
Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: A Talking Head

Alan Bennett introduces the radio versions of his prize-winning monologues Talking Heads which start next Sunday.
Producer Matthew Walters


Introduces: Alan Bennett
Producer: Matthew Walters

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Alan Bennett: A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - 29 Years On 24 May 2017

: Enquire Within

'Whispering' Ted Lowe places Dilly Barlow on cue for a shot at the contents of a snooker ball.


Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Natural HistoryProgramme

Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling look at the work of the Search and Rescue
Dog Association.


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: That Reminds Me

'I travel in order to get chances to sing - that is what I like best in life.'
In the fifth of six programmes, the Swedish soprano
Elisabeth Soderstrbm compares her experiences of travelling with those of some illustrious predecessors. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrbm
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: In Committee

A weekly report of the deliberations and dialogues that take place in Parliament's Select Committees.
Presenter Peter Hill.
Producer Andrew Denwood


Presenter: Peter Hill.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for a Sunday evening. Not a Problem
In the first of two programmes, the Rev Roger Grainger , who spent many years as a hospital chaplain, reflects on the unavoidable and universai human experience of suffering. Produce: Noel Vincent. Stereo


Unknown: Roger Grainger
Unknown: Noel Vincent.

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening office of Compline.

: News

About this project

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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