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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 John the Baptist, Burford, Oxon. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St John

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Frank Muir

speaks for the Week's
Good Cause on behalf of an organisation which offers support to chest, heart and stroke sufferers. 0 DONATIONS to: CHSA, [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from West Cliff Baptist Church, Bournemouth, during the Baptist annual assembly. Led by the Rev Raymond Tucker.
Preacher: the Rev
Roy Jenkins , President of the Baptist Union of Great
Britain. 0 For a Thousand
Tongues; Ascribe
Greatness; Jesus, We Enthrone You; God of Grace and God of Glory; God We Praise You, God
We Bless You; Go Forth and Tell; Isaiah 58, w 1-12; Luke 4, w 16-21. Musical Director
George Bexon. Organist Paul Lavender. Stereo


Unknown: Raymond Tucker.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: George Bexon.
Organist: Paul Lavender.

: The Archers Omnibus edition.

Director Jane Durrant


Director: Jane Durrant

: News Stand

A personal review of the current magazines and periodicals by Hugh Prysor-Jones .
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to
Dame Shirley Porter , in her last week as controversial leader of Westminster City Council. Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: Dame Shirley Porter
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Brecon in Powys where members of the Brecknock Gardening Association put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares
* WRITE on postcards only to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC. PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1 SJ 0 FACTSHEET 18: send a sae to: [address removed]GARDENING: page 18


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Sunday Playhouse

To Die in Africa
As he waits alone through the last tense, terrible hours of the siege of Khartoum, General
Gordon struggles with an enemy - but is that enemy the Mahdi ... or himself?
Written by David Mowat.
Director David Johnstone Stereo


Written By: David Mowat.
Director: David Johnstone
General Gordon: Paul Daneman
Mahdi: Brian Blessed
Faragh Pasha: Marc Zuber
Abd El Keder: Nicholas Courtney
Hansal: Richard Tate
Mrs Hansal: Madi Hedd
Sayeed: Ian Michie
Deserter: Amerjit Deu

: Shock Waves

The last of a three-part series assessing the effects of recent major disasters on the people involved. The Officials

: Time for Verse

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


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Down Your Way

In the second of two programmes, writer
Bel Mooney reverts to
'unreconstructed hippie' for an alternative tour of Bath.
Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Tales of Earth and Water

Nigel Barley completes his five-part anthropological ramble through Indonesia with a Christmas visit to the Goddess of the South Seas.
Producer Mick Webb. Stereo


Producer: Mick Webb.

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Deserted Child

A two-part exploration by Neville Teller of what
Queen Victoria believed about family life, and why. 1: Victoria's Values
The Queen's own childhood was wretched - which might explain why she took such pains over the upbringing of her favourite son.
Producer Graham Gauld. Stereo


Unknown: Neville Teller
Producer: Graham Gauld.
The Queen: Wendy Hiller
The Narrator: Alan Wheatley

: In Business

Does Whitehall Mean
The DTI likes to be known as the Department for Enterprise - but is it clear about its role of encouraging business? Since 1979 it's had 12 different Secretaries of State. Peter Day talks to Sir Leon Brittan , Lord Young, Nicholas Ridley and others, about what the DTI is for.


Unknown: Sir Leon Brittan
Unknown: Nicholas Ridley

: Bookshelf

Peter Mayle , author of A Year in Provence, introduces the sequel Toujours Provence;
Joanna Trollope discusses the aims of the Trollope Society; and a browse around the bookshelves of novelist Leslie Thomas.
Presented by Nigel Forde.


Unknown: Peter Mayle
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Leslie Thomas.
Presented By: Nigel Forde.

: Punters

Listeners investigate a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Reading Aloud

To School Through the Fields: an Irish
Country Childhood Maggie Shevlin reads from Alice Taylor 's account of growing up on a farm in Co Cork, Ireland, in the 1940s. Abridged by Georgina Brown Producer Marilyn Imne


Unknown: Maggie Shevlin
Unknown: Alice Taylor
Abridged By: Georgina Brown
Producer: Marilyn Imne

: Treasure Islands

Now that science is such a key part of the National Curriculum many publishers have set out to make the subject more attractive to children.
Judith Hann and Carolyn Dale assess how successful they have been.


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Carolyn Dale

: The Natural History Programme

When a squirrel has cached a nut for a rainy day, will it be able to find it - or does it rely on luck? Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm unearth some natural facts.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Guilty Party

Professor Anthony Clare and Fr Wilfrid McGreal
0 Carm investigate the psychological and religious origins of guilt; and consider the relationship between anxiety, guilt and morality for the individual, within the Church and society. Stereo


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Fr Wilfrid McGreal

: In Committee

Presented by Peter Hill. Producer Peter Robins


Presented By: Peter Hill.
Producer: Peter Robins

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for
Sunday evening.
The late evening office of Compline has been a traditional source of spiritual refreshment to many although it is now little used outside monastic communities.
Dr Kenneth Stevenson traces the history of the office and explains its structure and significance. Followed by the office sung in Latin by the Chapel Choir of Bramdean School in Exeter.
Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Kenneth Stevenson
Producer: Noel Vincent.

: 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.

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