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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Bells on Sunday from St Faith's Church,
Gaywood, Norfolk. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Breakfast conversation from the heart of the British countryside. Producer Carol Trewin


Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Andrew Green.
Editor David Coomes including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Esther Rantzen

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity that leads the way in training the public in first aid. 0 DONATIONS to: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from Lylesland Parish
Church, Paisley, led by the Rev Tom McWilliam with the Rev Janette Black.
Hymns (CH3): Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
(360); Be Thou My Vision (87); There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (2 18); Lift Up Your Hearts! (440);
Forth in Thy Name (463). Anthem: The Lord Bless
Thee and Keep Thee (Rutter). Readings: Hosea 14, vv 1-9;
Matthew 9, w 2-13.
Organist Hugh McAulay.


Unknown: Tom McWilliam
Unknown: Janette Black.
Organist: Hugh McAulay.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: amNewsStand

with Reggie Nadelson.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Reggie Nadelson.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the writer J G Ballard. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: J G Ballard.
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Association for
Spinal Injuries and Research at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, where patients and friends put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Bridget Moody.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Stone Age
Memories of the 60s and her university days have haunted Val for the last 20 years - until a return visit destroys them. Written by Carolyn Sally Jones.
Director Kay Patrick. Stereo


Written By: Carolyn Sally Jones.
Director: Kay Patrick.
Val: Jane Whiitenshaw
Alun: Gareth Armstrong
Rita: Danielle Allan
Iris/Cassie: Pam Scobie
Trevor/Mr Balham/Doctor: Keith Ladd
Mr Pegg: Peter Wheeler
Jenny: Henrietta Whitsun Jones
Declan/Rod: John Capps
Doug: Paul Downing
MrsPrice: Ann Rye

: The Beaten Track

Four talks in which
Ian Ousby dips into the sources of contemporary tourism. 3: Holy Days and Holidays Shrines all over Europe celebrate a tradition of kitsch stretching unbroken from medieval jewellery to plastic statuettes made in Taiwan.
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Ian Ousby
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: The Power and the Glory?

America's Crisis of Leadership
The last of the series with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Golden Oldies

Les Woodland meets six people who have shown that life doesn't end with the pension book.
2:RayTunnicliffe,the retired policeman with music coming out of his ears.

: Down Your Way

Rabbi Lionel Blue visits
Liverpool, a place that he has in mind for his retirement.
Producer Anthony Smith


Unknown: Lionel Blue
Producer: Anthony Smith

: First Person

Dr David Mendel shelters from the rain in Weatherwise in Italy.


Unknown: Dr David Mendel

: News

: The Village

The real-life dramas of a small rural community. The last of the series presented by Nigel Farrell.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Present Voices, Past Words

Six writers talk to
Christopher Bigsby about the novel that has pride of place on their bookshelves. 2: Malcolm Bradbury and Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh.
Reader Brett Usher.
Producer John Theocharis Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Reader: Evelyn Waugh.
Reader: Brett Usher.
Producer: John Theocharis

: The Desert War

Six programmes about how the Gulf War developed and what it achieved.
Presented by BBC Defence Correspondent Mark Laity. Including the latest perspectives from those who fought and directed the war on the allied side.
4: A Hard Pounding First the air attacks, then the artillery barrage against an Iraqi army that had managed to stay in position and had even raided Saudi Arabia. Would it still be able to resist the imminent land offensive?
Producer Peter Burdin


Producer: Peter Burdin

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde investigates whether reading can survive or even be promoted by the invasion of the Nintendo; and joins Captain John Coote on a voyage through fictional seas.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: John Coote

: What If...?

A special edition asking
"What if Columbus hadn't reached the New World?"
How would the native populations in America have developed without horses or wheels? How would Europe have fared without potatoes, tobacco or maize? Would the scourge of racism have been avoided with no large-scale slave trade?
Dr Christopher Andrew is joined by a distinguished group of American scholars to rewrite world history over the last 500 years. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Vaughanssaga

Part of Radio 4's Northern
Lightsfestival. A two-part journey in which Vaughan Purvis loses a ship but ffnds himself in east Greenland.
2: The Steep Side of the Snowdrift
Vaughan has decided to stay in Ammassalik and fight to protect the local seal hunters from a huge mining development. In these days of almost continuous darkness, drunkenness spreads like an epidemic through the streets. Christmas is coming. Stereo


Unknown: Vaughan Purvis

: In Committee

Presented by Peter Hill. Producer Andrew Denwood


Presented By: Peter Hill.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Seeds of Faith

Cedric Mason examines the experience of Christians who challenge both Church and State, in the last of four programmes.
Liberating the Church
Producer Bevertey McAinsh. Stereo


Unknown: Cedric Mason
Producer: Bevertey McAinsh.

: 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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