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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 . Including Bells on Sunday from St Machar's Cathedral Church of Old


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster breakfasts in North Wales with Sir
Watkin Williams-Wynn . Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Watkin Williams-Wynn
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

Presented by Christopher Morgan and Trevor Bames.
Editor David Coomes


Presented By: Christopher Morgan
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Penelope Keith

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the National Gardens Scheme which raises money for nursing and private charities.
● A book listing 2,800 mostly private gardens is available from bookshops or by sending £2.75 to:
[address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Wellsprings of the Spirit
A series of devotional services for Lent which explore themes of personal and practical spirituality. Today's service, the first in the series, comes from the Christian Community at RAF St Mawgan and follows the theme of Discipline.
Led by Station Chaplain, the Rev Brian Stevens.
Exodus 14, vv 10-18; Luke 4, w 1-14.


Unknown: Brian Stevens.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Louise Levene.
Producer Dinah Lammiman Stereo


Unknown: Louise Levene.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

The Rector of the Royal College of Art, Jocelyn Stevens , talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Talks: Jocelyn Stevens
Producer: Janet Lee.

: 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 Manchester, where members of the South
Manchester Federation of Townswomen's Guilds put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
0 WRITE on postcards only to
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

The Last Castrato by Antony George.
Premonitory dreams and obsessions draw an ordinary desk sergeant into an extraordinary crime.
Director Nigel Bryant Stereo


Unknown: Antony George.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Jack: John Duttine
Grace: Kathryn Hurlbutt
John: Richard Pearce
Donald: Andy Hockley
Mr Jones: Gerry Hinks
Mr Mirth: Steve Hodson
Mr Mirth 's brother: Garard Green
Richard Dowel: Andrew Curry
Newsreader: Brian Conway

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor.
This week: the secret life of the Radio Four continuity announcer.
Producer Emma Selby. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Emma Selby.

: Analysis

Full Of
Eastern Promise
Peter Haynes investigates whether Western companies should copy Oriental methods.


Unknown: Peter Haynes

: Missions Improbable

Four talks in which Martin Wainwright reflects on historical characters united by enthusiasm verging on obsession. Today: John 'Pudding' Wroe, the 18th-Century Yorkshire prophet who tried unsuccessfully to part the waters of Bradford's River Aire. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: River Aire.
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Down Your Way

To celebrate International Women's Day, Christine Crawley MEP goes to Strasbourg to meet the European women working both in the city and Parliament towards social and political change.


Presenter: Christine Crawley
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: Lines of Communication

Six programmes in which Patrick Hannan tries to bridge the gap between what people say and what they mean.
1: What everybody else knows.


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile


: Africa:

Deadline for the Dark Continent
Africa is sliding backwards in every aspect of human development. Corruption and inefficiency have squandered benefits from the West. In the third of four programmes, Michael Buerk looks at the demands donor countries are now making on African governments - demands that imply prosperity can be achieved via the ballot box. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Sue Davies

: Bookshelf

Described by Edmund Burke as "the woman of fashion of all ages", Mary Delaney was one of the most engaging personalities of the 18th century. Nigel Forde explores her life, and the continuing influence of her artistic talent.


Unknown: Edmund Burke
Unknown: Mary Delaney
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: The Great Monkey Trial

The State of Tennessee v
John Thomas Scopes adapted from the original transcripts by Peter Goodchild , and recorded in Hollywood. With Tyne Daly ,
Edward Asner and Charles Durning.
In 1925, in the small town of Dayton, a young schoolmaster was indicted for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution, because "it denied the story of the Divine
Creation as taught in the Bible". Fundamentalists and Evolutionists soon locked antlers.
Narrator Tyne Daly.
Producer Susan Loewenberg and Martin Jenkins
(In association with L A Theatre Works) 0 DRAMA: page 5


Unknown: John Thomas Scopes
Unknown: Peter Goodchild
Unknown: Tyne Daly
Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: Charles Durning.
Narrator: Tyne Daly.
Producer: Susan Loewenberg
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Judge Raulstan: John Randolph
William Jennings Bryan: Edward Asner
Tom Stewart: Harris Yulin
Ben McKenzie: Logan Ramsey
Clarence Darrow: Charles Durning
DF Malone: Harold Gould
A G Hays: Gerrit Graham

: News

: The Road To Rocio

A lifetime ambition is realised when Trader
Faulkner joins a million
Spanish pilgrims on their journey to the Andalusian village of Rocio. Producer Mick Webb


Producer: Mick Webb

: In Committee

Presented by Patrick Bartlett.
Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Patrick Bartlett.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

These Things
A series of seven talks for
Lent and Easter in which women reflect on themes from the Apostles' Creed. 1: 1 Believe
Presented by Professor Ursula King.
Producer Guli Francis-Deh qani Stereo


Unknown: Ursula King.
Producer: Guli Francis-Deh

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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