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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 The Assumption of the Virgin Mary ,
Redenhall, Norfolk. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Virgin Mary

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Chris Haskins , chairman and chief executive of Northern Foods, shares his views on food and farming with Robert Forster. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Chris Haskins
Unknown: Robert Forster.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Alison Hilliard.
Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Alison Hilliard.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Libby Purves

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation which helps handicapped people to enjoy the challenge of sailing.
0 DONATIONS to: The Jubilee Sailing Trust. [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from Brixton Seventh Day Adventist Church. Led by Pastor James Phillip with the London Adventist Chorale. Preacher:
Pastor Don McFarlane. Reading: Luke 21, vv
25-36. Hymns: 0 For a Thousand Tongues to
Sing (Lyngham); Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens
(R Pritchard); Lead On, 0 King Eternal
(Lancashire); Lord, I
Believe (S Keister); Any Time; Face to Face with Christ my Saviour; Mine
Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn).
Directors of Music: Ken Burton and Derek Hoyte. Organist: Sharon Platt. Accompanists:
Miguel Davis , Leslie Reid. Stereo


Unknown: James Phillip
Unknown: Don McFarlane.
Music: Ken Burton
Organist: Derek Hoyte.
Organist: Sharon Platt.
Accompanists: Miguel Davis
Accompanists: Leslie Reid.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Andrew Rawnsley. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Writer A S Byatt is Sue Lawley's guest.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


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 with Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Producer Amanda Mares
(Repeated Wednesday 10.00am; 0 WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Sunday Playhouse: Lucifer and the Lobster

An outrageous Faustian pastiche adapted from a story by James Joyce.

The fraudulent mayor of an island community finds that between the devil and the deep blue sea lies a lobster named Spike.
Written by Sean Moffatt.


Author: James Joyce.
Adapted by: Sean Moffatt
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Lucifer: Kevin Flood
Mayor: John Hewitt
Mrs Jones: Stella McCusker
Mr Smith: Wesley Murphy
Councillor O'Mahoney: B.J. Hogg
Alfred: Aine McCartney
Gunter: Robert Taylor

: Life with Lederer

In the third of five programes, Helen Lederer looks for a suitable relationship.
With Malcolm Raeburn , Diane Whitley ,
James Quinn and Victoria Finney.
Producer Paul Z Jackson Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: Diane Whitley
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Victoria Finney.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor and guests.
Producer Nick Ware


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Nick Ware

: Analysis

Not in My Backyard Where is the housing needed for the 1990s to be built? David Walker asks why the government has not applied market principles to land use and development. Will it soon have to insist on building in somebody's backyard?


Unknown: David Walker

: Rich Pickings

Six programmes in which Rosemary Leach and Michael Fitzgerald read poetry and prose about the weather.
5: Clouds and Fog Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Michael Fitzgerald
Producer: Julia Gillett

: Coastline

The second of a three-part journey with Cliff Michelmore along the Yorkshire coast from
Whitby to Scarborough.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Great Lift Journeys

This week's lift journey takes Steven Wells 1,500 feet below ground in the rattling cage of the Wheal Jane tin mine, in Cornwall. Producer David Haggie Stereo (Rpt;


Unknown: Steven Wells
Unknown: Wheal Jane
Producer: David Haggie

: News

: The Village

Eight programmes following the day-to-day triumphs and tragedies of a small Hampshire rural community.
4: Denise's sister arrives on her first trip home from Australia in four years.
Presented by Nigel Farrell.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Europhile

: The Root of the Matter

reports on key issues from the perspectives of the men and women most affected by them. With Janet Cohen. Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Janet Cohen.
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Bookshelf

Michael Longley discusses Gorse Fires, his first collection of new poems for over ten years. Also. Nigel Forde talks to Ben Elton , who exposes the turbo-charged enemy of the environment in Gridlock, his new comic thriller. Plus the views of novelists and politicians who write: what is the role of the writer in shaping society?


Unknown: Michael Longley
Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Ben Elton

: The Scarman Report

In the final programme, Lord Scarman presents his report on the future of the British police service. Summing Up
In the Grand Committee
Room of the House of Commons a distinguished invited audience, including the Home
Secretary, opposition politicians and the public, hears Lord Scarman draw his conclusions from evidence gleaned during his investigation.
With Gerry Northam. Reporter Julia Sharp. Editor Leslie Robinson


Unknown: Gerry Northam.
Reporter: Julia Sharp.
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Wendy Cooling , head of the Children's Book
Foundation, recommends novels for older readers.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Wendy Cooling

: The Natural History Programme

Male bitterns can be identified from their distinctive booming calls, helping ornithologists to count their numbers and conserve Britain's 'most important breeding bird'. Presented by Fergus Keeling and Nick Davies.


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Nick Davies.

: News

: Manna to Microwave

The second of six programmes in which
Madhur Jaffrey examines how the food and cookery of different cultures and civilizations have developed, changed and interacted with each other over 6,000 years.
Food, Health and Medicine Additional music:
Steven Faux.
Producer Jenny Lo. Stereo


Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Unknown: Steven Faux.
Producer: Jenny Lo.

: In Committee

Presented by Tim Fenton. Producer Chartes Sigler


Presented By: Tim Fenton.
Producer: Chartes Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

The Shadow of the Galilean
John Rackley considers how four 20th-century authors have depicted the life of Jesus and the impact of their work on his faith.
In the third of four programmes, he looks at The Last Temptation by Nikos Kazantzatis. Producer Juli Wills. Stereo


Unknown: John Rackley
Unknown: Nikos Kazantzatis.
Producer: Juli Wills.

: 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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