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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-Mary-without-the-Walls, Chester. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Bames. Editor David Coomes
Including at


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Bames.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Paul Eddington

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund, which relieves the hardship of people suffering for their political or religious beliefs. •DONATIONS to:[address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from High Kirk
Presbyterian Church,
Ballymena, led by the Rev Russell Bimey.
Organist Cyril McMaster.


Organist: Russell Bimey.
Organist: Cyril McMaster.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn


Director: Vanessa Whitburn

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones . Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week


: Desert Island Discs

English rugby captain Will Carling is Sue Lawley's castaway.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Unknown: Will Carling
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

From Surrey, where members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham , and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer Diana Stenson
●WRITE on postcards only to
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse: The Adonis Bird

"Nature never gives up." But it has left Harold in the lurch on "his" Greek island. Where will it leave Michael and Jessica?
Written by Nigel Lewis.
Director Richard Wortley Stereo


Written By: Nigel Lewis.
Director: Richard Wortley
Jessica: Shelley Thompson
Michael: Bill Nighy
Harold: James Greene
Dmitri: Brian Miller
Mr Kolokotronis: Ronald Herdman

: Limpopo Lives

Adeola Solanke tells the three-part story of her recent travels in southern
2: Zimbabwe - A Dream
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Adeola Solanke

: Letters to a Viceroy

In 1929
William Wedgwood Benn became
Secretary of State for India. Sixty -three years later his son, the Rt Hon Tony Benn , MP, presents a selection of the correspondence between his father and the Viceroy, Lord Irwin.


Unknown: William Wedgwood Benn
Unknown: Tony Benn

: Treasure Islands

Presenter Michael Rosen.
Where is children's poetry now? Angela Huth and John Foster assess the merits of the classics and the contemporary. Producer Jill Burridge


Presenter: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Angela Huth
Unknown: John Foster
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Down Your Way

In 1592 Queen Elizabeth I signed a charter to establish Ireland's first university, "to the banishment of barbarism, tumult and disorderly living." Tumult returns in the form of 400th birthday celebrations at Trinity College, Dublin, alma mater to Swift and Wilde - and newscaster
Martyn Lewis from the class of '67. producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Lines of Communication

Last of six programmes in which Patrick Hannan tries to leap the gap between what people say and what they mean. I'm Sure I Read it Somewhere.
Producer Hilary Jones


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Jones

: The Village

Presenter Nigel Farrell.


Presenter: Nigel Farrell.

: Wonderlandscapes

The world of Lewis Carroll and Rev Charles Dodgson. One and the same man - portrayed by Alan Bennett and David Collings.
2: The Rectory Umbrella
Compiled by Michael Bakewell. Music by Steven Faux Director Rosemary Hart Stereo


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Charles Dodgson.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Collings.
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Music By: Steven Faux
Director: Rosemary Hart
Alice: Charlotte Coleman
Mad Mathesis: Margaret Courtenay
Clara: Susan Sheridan
Gnat: Petra Markham
Mock Turtle: John Baddeley
Gryphon: Norman Jones
White Rabbit: Ronald Herdman
Tweedledee: David King
Mrs Dodgson: Elizabeth Kelly
Young Charles: Henry Power
Collingwood: David Goudge

: In Business

Is the new political environment helping firms to beat the recession?
Peter Day reports.


Unknown: Peter Day

: Bookshelf

In the 20th century, it seems revenge has become a source of inspiration for women writers.
Kate Saunders , Olivia Goldsmith and Roy Porter investigate. Plus, Howard Jacobson talks about his new novel, The Very Model of a Man. Stereo


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Olivia Goldsmith
Unknown: Roy Porter
Talks: Howard Jacobson

: Punters

Susan Marling presents the last programme in the series.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Reading Aloud

Trees of Paradise by Richard Edmunds and Nigel Hughes.
In the last programme of the series
Richard Edmunds reads a vivid account of the writers' search for an ancient Papua New Guinean rain-forest.
Director Andy Jordan. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Edmunds
Unknown: Nigel Hughes.
Unknown: Richard Edmunds
Director: Andy Jordan.

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm launches the BBC Radio Nature
Reporter Competition your chance to have your report broadcast and win a dolphin-watching holiday in the Mediterranean.


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's morality tales in a four-part series by Colin Haydn Evans.
3: The Miller's Tale
The Carpenter ...GEOFFREY BANKS Music Sue Harris.
Director Nigel Bryant Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Nigel Bryant
The Miller: Freddie Jones
The Wife of Bath: Rosemary Leach
Chaucer: Steve Hodson
The Pardoner: Simon Carter
The Host: Roger Hume
Nicholas: Andy Hockley
Alison: Denica Fairman
Absolom: Daniel Strauss

: Out of Order

Political quiz with MPs
Julian Critchley and Austin Mitchell and guests.
Chairman Patrick Hannan. Producer Diane Messias Stereo


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

: Seeds of Faith

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


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

: 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.

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