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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 St Mary the Virgin, Witney, Oxon. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Conversation from the heart of the British countryside. Producer Carol Trewin


Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

With Trevor Barnes and Alison Hilliard. Editor David Coomes including at


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Rt Hon Sir David Steel

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that provides a continuing programme of help to adopting and birth Parents, and to their children. ● DONATIONS to: Independent Adoption Service, [address removed]
Credit cards:[number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Giving in the Kingdom
The final Advent service: Living in the Kingdom in Unity. From the shared church of St Basil and All Saints, Hough Green, Widnes.

Led by Archbishop
Derek Worlock,
Bishop David Sheppard and Dr John Newton.
Readings: Isaiah 9, w 1-5,
7 and John 1, v 1-5, 9-14.
Hymns: O' Little Town of Bethlehem; Hark! a Herald Voice Is Calling; Love
Divine, All Loves Excelling; Come, Lord Jesus, Come; Tell Out, My Soul.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn


Director: Vanessa Whitburn

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor Jones.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Prysor Jones.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Actor Gorden Kaye is Sue Lawley's castaway. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Gorden Kaye
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Roger Hearing. Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Roger Hearing.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits West Sussex where members of Wisborough Green Horticultural
Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Sue Phillips. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Christmas at the Wells

Six plays presented by Sir
Charles Crawford , actor/ manager of Sadler's Wells Theatre in 1899, assisted by his stage manager.
With Michael Hordem as Sir Charles Crawford and Ronald Herdman as the stage manager. 1: Trelawny
A musical adaptation of Arthur Wing Pinero's Trelawnyofthe Wells.
With the BBC Singers.
Music producer Chris de Souza Adapted by Aubrey Woods.
George Rowell and Julian Slade
Director Ian Cotterell. Stereo (A Woman of No Importance, tomorrow 2.00pm) 0 DRAMA: page 8


Unknown: Charles Crawford
Unknown: Michael Hordem
Unknown: Sir Charles Crawford
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Producer: Chris de Souza
Adapted By: Aubrey Woods.
Adapted By: George Rowell
Adapted By: Julian Slade
Director: Ian Cotterell.
Mrjames Telfer: Peter Pratt
Mr Ferdinand Gadd: Aubrey Woods
Mr Augustus Colpoys: Ronnie Stevens
Mr Tom Wrench: Gary Bond
Mrs Telfer: Dilys Laye
Miss Rose Trelawny: Ann MacKay
: Miss Avonia Bunn Jan Waters
Mr Mossip: Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Mossip: Jane Wenham
Albert: Alex Jennings
Mr Denzil: Nigel Graham
Miss Brewster: Hilda Schroder
Mr Palmer: William Eedle
Vice Chancellor Sir William Gower: Nigel Stock
Arthur Cower: Geoffrey Collins
Clara deFoenix: Carole Boyd
Miss Trafalgar Gower: Joyce Carey
Captain de Foenix: Clive Panto
Charles: Michael Bilton
Greengrocer: Timothy Bateson

: A Good Read

Dulcie Domum and Winston put in festive appearances when Edward Blishen invites Sue Limb and Peter Tinniswood to choose four favourite paperbacks.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Dulcie Domum
Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Down Your Way

Ludovic Kennedy joins Scottish cookery writer Claire Macdonald as she selects her ingredients for a perfect Christmas on the Isle of Skye. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Claire MacDonald
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Not What the Brochure Said

The last of Barry Pilton 's six journeys, read by Anton Rodgers. Pistachio Now!
In Ankara, a dangerous mission to obtain.... ice cream?
Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Barry Pilton
Read By: Anton Rodgers.
Producer: Louise Purslow

: News

: Feedback

Last in the present series with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Best Behaviour

In the second of six programmes, Nigel Rees discovers what kind of bad behaviour is annoying, ponders the art of saying "thank you" and looks at driving, kissing and swearing.
Everyday Manners
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Munro's Challenge - 100 Years of Hillwalking

In 1891, Sir Hugh Munro published his tables of Scottish mountains over
3,000 feet. Since then,
"bagging" the 277 Munros has become an obsession with many hillwalkers.
Cameron McNeish talks to some of the enthusiasts who head for the hills come sun, snow, wind or rain.


Unknown: Sir Hugh Munro
Talks: Cameron McNeish

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde hosts two celebrity teams of writers in literary games for
Christmas. The guests include Clare Francis and John Mortimer.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: John Mortimer.

: Punters

The last in the series in which listeners report on a variety of issues, with the help of Susan Marling and the Puntersteam.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Thinking Aloud

The last of six great
English language essays.
England, Whose England? In the mid-1960s, Malcolm Muggeridge surveyed with mordant wit the decline of England over the preceding half-century. Reader Hugh Dickson. Abridged by Stuart Griffiths
Producer Richard Wortley. Stereo


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Reader: Hugh Dickson.
Abridged By: Stuart Griffiths
Producer: Richard Wortley.

: The Natural History Programme

A special edition from
Dartmoor of poetry and writing with roots in nature.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main British or foreign topics in this week's news.

: News

: Casanova or The Just Desserts of

Don Giovanni
Casanova shared many of Mozart's friends in Prague and knew his librettist, da Ponte, well. Mysteriously, after his death, a sketch for a redrafted scene from
Mozart's opera was discovered among Casanova's papers.
Written by Kate Fenton with music by Mozart.


Unknown: Don Giovanni
Written By: Kate Fenton

: In Committee

A report on Parliament's Select Committees.
Presented by Tim Fenton. Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Tim Fenton.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Sunday night.
Faith in the Future
Martin Palmer concludes his look at Christian influence on future trends in society with a look at issues in the arts, education and media.
What Medium, What Message?
Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Palmer
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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