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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 . Bells on Sunday from the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Glasgow. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster visits a sewage farm where he breakfasts with Chris Holt , farms controller for Severn Trent Water.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Chris Holt
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

: Wendy Craig

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that offers help to the elderly and disabled, and to homeless families. e DONATIONS to: [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

Live from Mons, Belgium, a celebration of Christian witness for peace and reconciliation from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe. Congregations of many nationalities unite for this service led by Padre Haydn Jones and the team of chaplains based at SHAPE'S International Chapel Centre. Preacher: the Chaplain General, the Revjames Harkness.
A Safe Stronghold (Ein' festeBurg);WeTurnto
You (Intercessor); For the Healing of the Nations
(Westminster Abbey); God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson); Lord of All Power (Slane); Peace,
Perfect Peace (Song 46); Christ Is the World's True Light (Nun Danket); Micah4,wl-5.
Director of Music
Anne Williams. Organist SgtJohnPeabody. Stereo


Unknown: Padre Haydn
Unknown: Revjames Harkness.
Organist: Anne Williams.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Anne Spackman.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Spackman.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

The historian and peace campaigner EP Thompson is
Sue Lawley's castaway. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo
(Repeated on Friday at 9. 05am


Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Roger Hearing. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Roger Hearing.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Avon where members of the Winscombe and District Horticultural
Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
• WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1 SJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sunday Playhouse

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart.
With Maureen O'Brien. This classic story, first published in 1945 and described as "a masterpiece of poetic prose", is about a woman's obsessive love for a married man. Unable to cope with her sense of guilt and the endless waiting, she lives in a state of anxiety and disquiet.
Maureen O'Brien won a Best Radio Actress award for her performance.
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo (First broadcast 1978 on Radio3)


Unknown: Elizabeth Smart.
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien.
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Director: Cherry Cookson.

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor and guests.
ProducerNickWare. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: Analysis

Learning Curves
Peter Hennessy asks what awaits the UK as it tries to double student numbers by the year 2000.


Unknown: Peter Hennessy

: Time for Verse

Argentinian poet Carlos Suarez reads some of his poetry at the Galway
Festival, and Carol Ann Duffy talks to festival organiser Marg O'Malley. Producers Alec Reid and Michael Adams. Stereo


Unknown: Carlos Suarez
Unknown: Carol Ann
Unknown: Marg O'Malley.
Producers: Alec Reid
Producers: Michael Adams.

: Down Your Way

In the second of two programmes, Anthony Smith continues his journey along the Roman road of Stane Street. He leaves the lushness of rural
Surrey and makes his way to the City of London to find out what Londinium was like nearly 2,000 years ago. Producer Brian Hawkins


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: First Person

Wilfred Taylor remembers a prison in the South Seas.


Unknown: Wilfred Taylor

: News

: The Village

Last in the current series of real-life dramas from
Bentley in Hampshire, presented by Nigel Farrell. Bentley celebrates a village wedding.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Europhile

: The Root of the Matter

returns to report on issues affecting the daily lives of people in local communities.
Presented by Janet Cohen. Producer Sue Davies


Presented By: Janet Cohen.
Producer: Sue Davies

: Bookshelf

Vanessa Redgrave tells Nigel Forde about the books that have influenced her. Would-be writers talk about struggling to get published. And the last volume of David Brown 's
Tchaikovsky biography, Final Years.


Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: David Brown

: A Hack In the Borders

Dylan Winter concludes his six-week journey down the English-Welsh border. Dylan and Molly plod on through a monsoon in Monmouth towards the Severn Bridge.
Producer Brian King. Stereo


Producer: Brian King.

: Enterprise 91

Hugh Sykes meets the last two businesses competing for the Enterprise 91 Awards. From the Midlands, three brothers aim to pick up the £10,000 award in their Quantum kit car. In the £5,000 category, Phillippe Delcloque 's three French pancake restaurants,
La Crepe Rit , are a recipe for success in the north-west.
Producer Maria Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Phillippe Delcloque
Unknown: La Crepe Rit
Producer: Maria Williams.

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report.

: News

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Four plays featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's great detective.
2: The Red-Headed League Why is a pawnbroker being paid four sovereigns a week to copy out the Encyclopaedia Britannica?
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Vincent Me Inerney Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Drjohn Watson: Michael Wiwams
Jabez Wilson: James Grout
Vincent Spaulding: James Wilby
Ross: Sam Graham
Mr Merryweather: James Greene
Insp Jones: Nigel Carrington

: In Commitee

Presented by Tim Fenton. Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Tim Fenton.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

Nigel Holmes talks to Fr Edmund Gornall.
(First broadcast on Radio Cumbria)


Talks: Nigel Holmes
Unknown: Fr Edmund Gornall.

: 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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