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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, Lymm, Cheshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

What effect will the Single Market have on Britain's farmers?
Producer Carol Trewin


Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Andrew Green.
Editor David Coomes including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Margaret Tebbit

speaks for the Week's Good Causeon behalf of an organisation giving grant aid to make arts venues more accessible for disabled people.
0 DONATIONS to: ADAPT, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

Sung Parish Eucharist (ASB Rite A) from the Church of St Martin with St Peter, Worcester.
Celebrant and Preacher
The Rev Michael Lewis.
Hymns (NEH): As with Gladness (47); Bethlehem, of Noblest Cities (48);
0 Worship the Lord (52); Hail to the Lord's
Anointed! (55).
Communion Setting: The Wiltshire Service (Richard Shephard ). Anthem: 0 Jesu Most Kind (Scheidt/Bach). Readings: Isaiah 49, w 1-6 (NEB); Matthew 2, w 1-12 (RSV). Director of Music Trevor Tipple.


Unknown: Michael Lewis.
Unknown: Richard Shephard

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones . Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Year

Chris Serle and his guests choose their favourite broadcasting moments of 1991. (Stereo)


Presenter: Chris Serle
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Desert Island Discs

Writer A SByatt talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Alfriston in East Sussex, where members of the Cuckmere Valley
Horticulture Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
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Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sunday Playhouse

By Royal Appointment The third of John Wyke 's Hanoverian trilogy.
A young Welsh soldier crosses the rigid barriers of rank and class - and pays a heavy penalty.
Director Enyd Williams. Stereo


Unknown: John Wyke
Director: Enyd Williams.
Capt Charles Jones: Ioan Meredith
Angharad (his sister): Eluned Jones
Duke of Cumberland: John Rye
Prince of Wales: Roger Hammond
Princess Sophia: Danielle Allan
Colonel Stevenson: Ian Lindsay
Queen Charlotte: Elizabeth Kelly
Princess Frederika: Jenny Howe
SirHenry Hatford: James Greene
Lady Hertford: Joanna Myers
Prime Minister: Timothy Carlton
Sgt Creighton: Nigel Carrington
Mrs Neale: Jane Whittnshaw
Ned Gardner: James Simmons
Riding Master: Andrew Wincott
Coroner: Timothy Bateson
Foreman of the Jury: Norman Jones
Beadle: Terence Edmond

: Kentwell 1529

David Presswell dons doublet and hose and joins the re-creation of a household in Tudor England. At first all is peaceful, butter is being churned, beer brewed and wool spun, but then Matt the Archer is caught in flagrante delictowith
Master Pooley's wife.... Producer Kate McAll Stereo


Unknown: David Presswell
Producer: Kate McAll

: The Great Bug Hunt

Four programmes in which Martin Wainwright joins a party of entomologists on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi - and, in the process, realises a childhood dream.
2: Martin learns not to go abroad without a Travel Card.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Coastline

A three-part journey round the Channel Islands with Cliff Michelmore.
2: The coastlines of Sark, Herm and Alderney.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore.
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Personal Obsessions

Four enthusiasts recount the pleasures of collecting. 2: Tony Currie and his collection of past editions of the Radio Times.
Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Tony Currie
Producer: Michael Shaw

: News

: The Village

Six programmes in which Nigel Farrell follows the day-to-day triumphs and tragedies of a small rural community.
2: The national press visit the village, and it's Tony's housekeeper Maureen they're looking for....


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Best Behaviour

Business Manners
More and more shop assistants are now trained to be courteous at work.
In the fourth of six programmes, Nigel Rees asks: do customers like the results? And are business manners more likely to improve during recession? Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sallie Davies

: How Green Is My Salad?

Where does a world-weary environmental broadcaster go to forget about his problems - a restaurant? Fergus Keeling reports. With Peter Jones , Christian Rodska , Cornelius Garrett and Carol Jahme. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Cornelius Garrett
Unknown: Carol Jahme.
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde meets Rosamunde Pilcher, whose The Shell Seekers has sold more than three million copies in paperback.


Interviewer: Nigel Forde
Interviewee: Rosamunde Pilcher

: Concerto

NEW Another four programmes of conversation and music with June Knox-Mawer. 1: Itzhak Perlman is one of the world's leading violinists, in spite of a crippling attack of polio when he was 4 years old. He talks about his career, which took off at the age of 13 and moved from Israel to America, and introduces his recordings of a Scott Joplinragandofthe
Glazunov Violin Concerto.
Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo


Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: The Natural History Programme

Life under stress and cold temperatures. Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: A Sprinkle of Nutmeg

"All the love that has gone into these letters should keep us warm and strong all the rest of our lives."
Patricia Routledge reads a collection of wartime letters from Phyl Fry to her husband Christopher. Producer Jane Morgan Stereo


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Phyl Fry

: Anonymous in Peckham, Slotting in in Houghton

Kim Hitch , from a parish in New Cross, and Stuart Hacking , from a parish in a northern pit village, talk about their work and their faith to Martyn Wiley. Producer Dave Sheasby Stereo


Unknown: Kim Hitch
Unknown: Stuart Hacking
Unknown: Martyn Wiley.
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Seeds of Faith

Looking Forward John Cole and Colin Semper look forward to discover signs of hope in the year ahead.
Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo


Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Colin Semper
Producer: Noel Vincent.

: 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.

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