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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's Church, Chester. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

The Co-operative
Wholesale Society is
Britain's biggest farmer. CWS Chief Executive
Sir Dennis Landau talks to Anthony Rosen. Producer Carol Trewin


Talks: Sir Dennis Landau
Unknown: Anthony Rosen.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes.
Editor David Coomes including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Nick Ross

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Greater London Association of Disabled People.
0 DONATIONS to: GLAD, [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

In the opening service of the Wirral International
Jazz Festival, Tony Davis and Angela Christian join the Merseysippi Jazz Band in St Hilary's Church,
Wallasey. Led by the Rev Richard Orton. Preacher: the Rev Wesley Rooney.
Psalm 150; Joshua 1; Luke
14, w 7-14; The Old Rugged Cross; Closer
Walk; Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho; Journey to the Sky; Two Little Fishes; Amazing Grace.


Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Angela Christian
Unknown: Richard Orton.
Unknown: Wesley Rooney.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Cricketer Imran Khan is
Sue Lawley's castaway. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Imran Khan
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Susannah Simons.
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Bimam in Scotland where members of the Dunkeld and Birnam Horticultural Society put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sid Robertson.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sid Robertson.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sunday Playhouse

Lea and Renata
When Renata walks out on 30 years of domestic responsibility, her family is left in a state of shock, particularly Lea.
Written by Jane Beeson.
Pianist Stuart Hutchinson.
Director Cneny Cookson. Stereo


Written By: Jane Beeson.
Pianist: Stuart Hutchinson.
Director: Cneny Cookson.
Marcus: Alan MacNaughtan
Renata: Anna Massey
Lea: Elizabeth Mansfield
Kate: Lesley Dunlop
Georgie: Barbara Flynn
Saul: William Hope
Charles: Christopher Scott

: Analysis

The Bear Unchained

: Time for Verse

The first of 11 programmes from the Galway Festival features the poetry of Eithne Strong. And Carol Ann Duffy talks to festival organisers Liz McAvoy and Michael Higgins. Producers Alec Reid and Michael Adams. Stereo


Talks: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Liz McAvoy
Unknown: Michael Higgins.
Producers: Alec Reid
Producers: Michael Adams.

: Down Your Way

Train enthusiast Ludovic Kennedy heads for Skye on the scenic West Highland Line.
Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Tales of a Dragon Watcher

What do snails have to do with dragons? Roger Worsley explains.
Producer Helen Odams


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Producer: Helen Odams

: News

: The Village

The real-life dramas of a small Hampshire community, presented by Nigel Farrell in eight programmes.
4: Plans for the by-pass are on display in the village....


Presented By: Nigel Farrell

: Murder Most Foul

The last of six murder cases narrated by Nick Ross.
The New Year Nightmare The celebrations are hardly over when Jean Constable's body is found and the police inquiry begins. Written by John Scotney.
With David Bannerman, Timothy Bates, James Greene, Emma Gregory, Jenny Howe, Joanna Myers, Michael Turner and Angus Wright.
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Jean Constable
Written By: John Scotney.
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Timothy Bates
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Emma Gregory
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: Joanna Myers
Unknown: Michael Turner
Unknown: Angus Wright.
Producer: Mark Savage.
Eugene Boshears: Kerry Shale
Jeavms: George Parsons

: In Business

Seconds Out
Ferocious competition is forcing firms to slash the amount of time it takes them to bring new products to market. Peter Day reports on a management revolution in the making.


Unknown: Peter Day

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde gives the lowdown on footnotes; and Colin Thubron on the books he takes travelling. Also Frankfurt on the eve of the book fair.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Colin Thubron

: A Hack In the Borders

Dylan Winter continues his six-week journey down the English-Welsh border.
2: Mrs Da vies has a crisis with a calving cow and Dylan lends a hand. A mud bath for Kate and Molly and a confrontation with a bunch of militant pensioners. Producer Brian King. Stereo


Producer: Brian King.

: Enterprise 91

In the second of six programmes, Hugh Sykes travels to rural Dyfed to meet Thelma and Gwynfor Adams , who hope that their wide range of Caws Cenarth farmhouse cheeses, on sale in Harrods, will bring home the £10,000 award. By a busy Midlands motorway, Glyn Roberts , in the £5,000 category, explains how his Traffic 2000 speed sensors are set to bring motorists to their senses.
Producers Maria Williams and Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Gwynfor Adams
Unknown: Caws Cenarth
Unknown: Glyn Roberts
Producers: Maria Williams
Producers: Gwyn Richards

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm with current events in the living world.


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad.

: News

: Dirty Years of Satire

A celebration of 30 years of Private Eye magazine.
Featuring Richard Ingrams, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, John Wells, Barry Humphries, Ian Hislop, Auberon Waugh, Willie Rushton, Desmond Wilcox, Derek Jameson and others.


Contributor: Richard Ingrams
Contributor: Peter Cook
Contributor: Dudley Moore
Contributor: John Wells
Contributor: Barry Humphries
Contributor: Ian Hislop
Contributor: Auberon Waugh
Contributor: Willie Rushton
Contributor: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Harry Thompson

: A Perspective for Living

Bel Mooney talks to six people about the way in which one particular death affected their lives.
3: Anna Haycroft , better known as the writer
Alice Thomas Ellis , wrote her second novel after the death of her sonjoshua.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Anna Haycroft
Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Seeds of Faith

The Rt Rev Peter Firth presents the first of four reflections on the poetry of RS Thomas.
The Place Where
Cuckoos Sing
Readers June Barrie and Brian Gear.
Producer Alison Bogle. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Firth
Unknown: Brian Gear.
Producer: Alison Bogle.

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline. Stereo

: 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.

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