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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 Garstang St Helen, Churchtown. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

Life's a Beach with Lionel Kelleway.


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Andrew Green.
Producer Christine Morgan including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: John Humphrys

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about
Fairbridge, which offers vital support to young people at risk in inner cities. .DONATIONS to: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from St Columba's Parish
Church, Ayr, led by the Rev Fraser Aitken , assisted by the Rev Douglas Glover.
Readings: Philippians 3, w 7-14, John 21, w 1-12.
Hymns: Praise to the Lord; Sing to the Lord a Joyful Song; Jesus, The very Thought of Thee; The
Saviour Died but rose again. Anthem: Gaelic Blessing (Rutter).
Conductor of Praise
Phyllis Thornton. Organist Leslie Thornton.


Unknown: Fraser Aitken
Unknown: Douglas Glover.
Organist: Phyllis Thornton.
Organist: Leslie Thornton.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones . Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

The Marchioness of Tavistock is Sue Lawley's castaway. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chairman Clay Jones digs into the postbag, with Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo 0 WRITE on postcards only to
Gardeners' Question Time. BBC. PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

The Year of Miracle and Grief
Leonid Borodin , a Russian dissident, tells a story of his childhood that many might regard as a fairy tale.
Dramatised by Nick McCarty Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


Unknown: Leonid Borodin
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Leonid: Steve Hodson
Leon: Tom Lawrence
Sarma: Mary Wimbush
Ri: Carolyn Backhouse
Baikolla: William Eedle
Father: Brett Usher
Mother: Joanna Myers
Vassina: June Barrie
Nessei: Neil Roberts
Teacher: Phylllda Nash
Grandad: Norman Jones
Svetka: Lydia Robertson
Nelka: Laura Hawkridge
Genka: Edward Jones
Valerka: Ross Wilkinson
Yurka: Luke Robertson

: Limpopo Lives: 1: Malawi: Waiting for the Rains

Three talks in which Adeola Solanke tells the story of her recent travels in southern Africa.


Speaker: Adeola Solanke
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Europe of a Hundred Tongues

Billy Kay explores today's renaissance of interest in the linguistic mosaic of Europe.
Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Billy Kay
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen talks to the American children's writer
Judy Blume.
Producer Jill Burridge


Talks: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Judy Blume.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Down the River

A journey with Cliff Morgan along the River Taff.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Lines Of Communication

with Patrick Hannan.
5: You and Whose Army? Producer Hilary Jones


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Hilary Jones

: The Village

Presented by Nigel Farrell. 4: Hilda is welcomed back to the village of her youth.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Wonderiandscapes

The world of Lewis Carroll and Rev Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. One, the whimsical creator of Alice and the characters in "Wonderland" - the other a shy, retiring Oxford don, who stammered in the presence of grown-ups but never before children.
One and the same man portrayed by Alan Bennett and David Collings.
1: Sleepy, Victorian Oxford
Compiled by Michael Bakewell Music: Steven Faux
Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Charles Lutwidge
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Collings.
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Music: Steven Faux
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Reader: Anna Massey
Alice: Charlotte Coleman
Red Queen: Margaret Courtenay
Humpty Dumpty: David King
Mock Turtle: John Baddeley
White Knight: Norman Jones
Canon Lidden: Nigel Carrington

: In Business

Dial 'F' For Fraud
Peter Day reports on the American problem of telephone fraud that may soon arrive here.


Unknown: Peter Day

: Bookshelf

Over a writing career of more than 40 years, Doris Lessing has tackled the most urgent concerns of our time. But her work also has a lighter side.
Nigel Forde investigates.


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

Gudrun Ure reads from
The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant , the Scots 19th-century novelist who was tragically widowed early in life, and whose six children all died before her. Producer Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Margaret Oliphant
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's classic in a four part series by Colin Haydn Evans.
2: The Wife of Bath's Tale
Music Sue Harris
Director Nigel Bryant. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn
Music: Sue Harris
Director: Nigel Bryant.
The Wife of Bath: Rosemary Leach
The Miller: Freddie Jones
Chaucer: Steve Hodson
The Pardoner: Simon Carter
The Host: Roger Hume
The Knight: William Chubb
The Queen: Tina Gray
The Old Woman: Mary Wimbush
The Young Woman: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: Out of Order

Join MPs Julian Critchley and Austin Mitchell and their guests for another round of the political quiz. The chairman is
Patrick Hannan.
Producer Diane Messias


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Diane Messias

: Seeds of Faith

Through the Depths
John Rackley and Ronald Ayres explore some of our deeper emotions. In the second of five programmes,
Ronald Ayres considers Panic. Producer Julia Wills. Stereo


Unknown: John Rackley
Unknown: Ronald Ayres
Unknown: Ronald Ayres
Producer: Julia Wills.

: 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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