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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 the Parish Church of St
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston visits
Rosemaund Experimental Husbandry Farm near Hereford.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Debbie Thrower.
Producer Chnstine Morgan including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Producer: Chnstine Morgan

: Sunday Papers

: Sue MacGregor

talks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of the Rainer Foundation, which helps young people to make the transition from victims of sexual abuse to survivors.
* DONATIONS to: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from St Andrew 's
Presbyterian Church,
Rosetta, Belfast. Led by the Rev Alistair Kennedy. Hebrews 13, w 5-8; This Earth Belongs to God; Make Way; Crown Him with Many Crowns; Led Like a Lamb; 0 Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go.
Organist Robert Scott.
Choirmistress Jeanette Scott.


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Alistair Kennedy.
Organist: Robert Scott.
Organist: Choirmistress Jeanette Scott.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright. Producer Jane Beresford. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Singer songwriter Elvis Costello is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Songwriter: Elvis Costello
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Roger Hearing. Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Roger Hearing.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits the Wirral in Cheshire, where members of the Willaston and District Horticultural Society put their questions 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

Part of the Furniture In Trevor Lloyd's play, a man comes to rent a room - somewhere quiet, airless and with a landlady who won't interfere. But what does he want it for?
Director Janet Whitaker Stereo


Director: Janet Whitaker
John/Voice: Adrian Edmondson
MrsX: Patsy Rowlands
Second doctor: Shireen Shah
Denise/Announcer: Jane Whittenshaw
First doctor: Alan Barker
Newsreader/Bingo caller: Ian Lindsay

: The Radio Programme

Gold fever: Laurie Taylor asks why yesterday's hits are winning new listeners today.
Producer Emma Selby. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Emma Selby.

: Analysis

An Unnatural Practice?
Is coalition government as alien to Britain's political culture as many people assume, or could this country be on the threshold of a new politics of consensus at the top? With Peter Hennessy.


Unknown: Peter Hennessy.

: Golden Oldies

Les Woodland meets six people whose lives haven't ended with the pension book. 5: Alan Bloom , the steam-and-bulbs king who refuses to have his hair cut.


Unknown: Alan Bloom

: Down Your Way

Clay Jones spends a day in Ebbw Vale, where they are preparing for Garden Festival Wales.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Clay Jones
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: First Person

Actress Indra Ove considers the horrors and hilarities of an audition. Stereo

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Present Voices, Past Words

Six writers talk to
Christopher Bigsby about the novel that has pride of place on their bookshelves. 5: George V Higgins and Appointment in Samarra byjohnO'Hara.
Reader Terence Edmond.
Producer John Theocharis Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: George V Higgins
Reader: Terence Edmond.
Producer: John Theocharis

: Africa

Deadline for the Dark Continent
Almost ten years ago
Michael Buerk brought the West's attention to
Ethiopia's great famine. Since then underlying conditions for the entire continent have deteriorated dramatically. Each day people fight for their lives against unjust or inefficient economic, social or political systems. In the first of four programmes Michael Buerk examines what, if anything, the West should do to help those who are being victimised by civil war.
Does it have a new moral duty to intervene directly in places like Somalia? Producer Sue Davies
0 COVER STORY: page 20


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Sue Davies

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde explores the past forms and present shape of poetry;
Ruth Rendell uncovers the trail to her very first book; and the funding and function of the modern library.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Ruth Rendell

: The Radio 4 Debates

Four programmes.
3: The Church Debate Members of the Church of England Synod and Christians from other denominations gather at Church House,
Westminster to debate the proposition that: "The time has come to disestablish the Church of England." Proposing: the Rt Hon
Tony Benn ,MP;Rt Rev Colin Buchanan ; Emma Nicholson , MP.
Opposing: the Bishop of Peterborough; the Rt Hon Michael Alison , MP; Frank Field, MP.
Chairman Brian Redhead.
Producer Margaret Hill


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Colin Buchanan
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Michael Alison
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Producer: Margaret Hill

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm visits Senegal, a stopping point for some of Britain's migrating birds. (Broadcast last Friday;


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Another Pharaoh

The story of the building of Franco's tomb in El Valle de los Caidos, carved by forced labour out of a granite hill, with a nave and dome the size of St Peter's, and its role in Spain now. Compiled by Harold Heckle, with testimony from the prisoners, civil war exiles and the historian Paul Preston.
Narrator Michael Jayston, with the voices of Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Joanna Myers, Eric Allan, Peter Penry Jones, Charles Millham, and Nigel Anthony as Francisco Franco.


Compiled by: Harold Heckle
Speaker: Paul Preston
Harmonica: Harold Pitch
Adapted by: Colin McLaren
Producer: Louise Purslow
Narrator: Michael Jayston
Voice: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Voice: Joanna Myers
Voice: Eric Allan
Voice: Peter Penry Jones
Voice: Charles Millham
Francisco Franco: Nigel Anthony

: In Committee

with Patrick Bartlett.
Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Patrick Bartlett.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

The Celtic Way
3: From Lindisfarne to Little Gidding
Ian Bradley continues his four-part exploration of Celtic Christianity.
Producer Alastatr Simmons. Stereo


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Alastatr Simmons.

: 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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