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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 Paul's Cathedral,
London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Andrew Green.
Editor David Coomes. Stereo including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes.

: Sunday Papers

: Peter Egan

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation which helps rehabilitate people who have survived torture.
* DONATIONS to: Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from Rosyth Parish
Church, Fife, led by the Rev Stanley Scoular.
Hymns: The Lord Is King; One More Step; Art Thou Afraid?; Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow; Soldiers of Christ Arise. Readings (New
English Bible): Isaiah 51, w 1-6; John 16, w 25-33. Organist: Jim Butler.


Organist: Jim Butler.

: 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

Award-winning architect Richard Rogers talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Talks: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Sue Lawley.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

A postbag edition chaired by Clay Jones. Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips solve gardening problems sent in by listeners. Producer Amanda Mares
0 WRITE on postcards only to: Gardeners' Question Time. BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1 SJ


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

: The Norman Conquests

A trilogy of plays by Alan Ayckbourn. Living Together
The second play is set in Annie's living room.
Having failed to persuade his sister-in-law to spend a weekend with him at the seaside, the indefatigable Norman turns his attention to the other women in the house.


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn.

: Analysis

NEW Markets
A la Mode In the first of a new series, David Walker asks: is a new Conservatism being unveiled or old-style Toryism done up in different garb?


Unknown: David Walker

: Time for Verse

Poet Carol Ann Duffy talks to Gillian Clarke.
The reader is Sian Phillips. Producer Alec Reid


Talks: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Gillian Clarke.
Unknown: Sian Phillips.
Producer: Alec Reid

: Down Your Way

Writer Ferdinand Dennis takes to the streets of NW10 to discover the sites and sounds of Harlesden and the Stonebridge Estate, in a journey from the Mean
Fiddler to Undivided Roots.
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Unfair Sex

From Buddhist tracts to the Beatles - poets, politicians and priests have had their say about women. Tony Slattery and Haydn Gwynne present an anthology of abuse in four programmes. 1: From Eve On ...
'I wish Adam had died with all his ribs in his body.'
(Dion Boucicault )
Producer Sara Conkey. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: Dion Boucicault
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: News

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of The
Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Deserted Child

The second of a two-part exploration by Neville Teller of what Queen
Victoria believed about family life, and why. Making Marriages
Queen Victoria was an inveterate matchmaker - though not a notably successful one.
With Wendy Hiller as the Queen.
Narrator Alan Wheatley. Producer Graham Gauld. Stereo


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

: In Business

A Seat on the Board
It sounds like the ultimate career step - but what exactly is the role of a company director? Is it a privileged and easy ride - or have the responsibilities begun to weigh heavily?
Presented by Peter Day.


Presented By: Peter Day.

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde meets prolific novelist Stan Barstow , and discovers the contents of his bookshelf.
And Margaret Forster discusses her new novel, The Battle for Christabel.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Stan Barstow
Unknown: Margaret Forster

: Punters

The last in the present series. Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Reading Aloud

The last in the series of non-fictional readings. A Short Walk from Harrods
Dirk Bogarde surveys the full circle that has brought him back to London.
Abridged from a piece in the Independent on Sunday Director Janet Whitaker


Director: Janet Whitaker

: Treasure Islands

Leading children's writer Anne Fine talks to
Michael Rosen.


Talks: Anne Fine
Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: The Natural History Programme

During the Second World War, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, near Denver in the USA, developed and produced napalm and mustard gas.
Paradoxically, 50 years on, 'the most polluted spot on earth' is also a unique wildlife reserve and a prime site for the endangered mascot of America - the Bald Eagle. Presented by Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Farm Hall

A dramastised reconstruction of events in the final weeks of the Second World War, when ten of Germany's top physicists were held in a farmhouse in England.
Why were they held? Why were their conversations secretly recorded? (The tapes are still classified.) The news of Hiroshima astonished them. Were they reluctant servants of the Reich or just slower than their American counterparts?

: In Committee

with Patrick Bartlett.
Producer Peter Robins


Unknown: Patrick Bartlett.
Producer: Peter Robins

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for
Sunday evening. Nearer to God in the Garden
In the first of four seasonal programmes, Geoffrey Smith is in his garden near Harrogate. Series editor Noel Vincent Stereo


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Editor: 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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