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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 Woolos
Cathedral, Newport, Gwent. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Christopher Morgan. Editor David Coomes
Including at


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Brian Johnston

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the Handicapped Adventure Playground Association. ●DONATIONS to:[address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

From St Paul 's Methodist Centre, Aberystwyth, led by the Rev Peter Barber. Preacher: the Rev Donald Knighton , chairman of the South Wales District of the Methodist Church. Crown
Him with Many Thorns; Hail, Thou once Despised Jesus; Earth, Rejoice, Our Lord Is King!; We Have a Gospel to Proclaim; Psalm 150; Ephesians 4: w 1-8; Luke 24: w 44-53.
Organist Gordon Appleton.


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Peter Barber.
Unknown: Donald Knighton
Organist: Gordon Appleton.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn


Director: Vanessa Whitburn

: News Stand

with Louise Levene.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Louise Levene.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: Desert Island Discs

Actress Prunella Scales is Sue Lawley's castaway. Producer Olivia Seligman Stereo


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Susannah Simons.


Unknown: Susannah Simons.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits York, where members of the Yorkshire
Philosophical Society put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer Diana Stenson
9 WRITE on postcards only to
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

The Fen Story
The Danish invasion of England in 892 was only the ill-planned enterprise of an army that had been defeated on the Continent.
But a sentence in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle brings the chronicler,
Brother John , into direct conflict with the King's Ealdorman. Written by Adam Thorpe.
Other parts played by Andrew Wincott.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle translated by G N Garmonsway.
Music composed and played by Martin Best.
Musician: Lucie Skeaping.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo


Unknown: Brother John
Written By: Adam Thorpe.
Played By: Andrew Wincott.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Brother John: Mark Straker
Brother Ignatius: Denys Hawthorne
Ealdorman Sigwulf: Lan Hogg
Edwin: Richard Pearce
Woman: Tara Dominick

: Analysis

Europe In A Major Key? David Walker chairs a discussion on the kind of lead Britain should offer when it takes over the presidency of the European Community in July.


Unknown: David Walker

: Treasure Islands

New Zealand author
Margaret Mahy talks to Michael Rosen.
Producer Jill Burridge


Talks: Margaret Mahy
Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Down Your Way

Jeffrey Bernard, Daniel Farson, Norman Balon and Ruby Venezuela help George Melly in his search for the Soho of the 1950s.
Producer Kerry McGeever


Presenter: George Melly
Contributor: Jeffrey Bernard
Contributor: Daniel Farson
Contributor: Norman Balon
Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Aesthete's Foot

What does a teenager do in a quiet, Scottish country town? Scottish humorist
John McKay remembers the importance of the powers of darkness, in the third of six programmes. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: John McKay
Producer: Noah Richler

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Wonderiandscapes

The world of Lewis Carroll and Rev Charles Dodgson. One, the whimsical creator of Alice, the other a shy, retiring Oxford don.
One and the same man, portrayed by Alan Bennett and David Collings.
5: Do None But Actors Ever Wear a Mask?
Compiled by Michael Bakewell Music: Steven Faux
Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Charles Dodgson.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Collings.
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Music: Steven Faux
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Ellen Terry: Anna Massey
Isa Bowman: Victoria Carling
Collingwood: David Goudge
Henry Liddon: Nigel Carrington
Miss Crabb: Margaret Courtenay
Miss Verjuice: Elizabeth Kelly

: Who Believes in Britain?

Mike Wooldridge , BBC Religious Affairs
Correspondent, meets adherents of the major religious traditions. 2: The Muslims
Over a million Muslims represent what is now
Britain's second-strongest faith, confronting what they see as the materialism and spiritual bankruptcy of Western society. Yet Muslims themselves are divided on what is essential to Islam.
Producer Norman Winter. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Norman Winter.

: Bookshelf

A small market town at the foot of the Black
Mountains on the England-Wales border has become the home for one of Britain's most exciting literary festivals.
Nigel Forde reports from Hay-on-Wye on the legacy of local writers Kilvert and David Jones , and with international stars Amos Oz and Simon Schama discusses the role of history in writing.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: Amos Oz
Unknown: Simon Schama

: Concerto

June Knox-Mawer talks to young Japanese violinist
Midori, who introduces her records of music by Paganini, Dvorak,
Debussy and Bach - the Double Concerto.
Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo


Producer: Derek Drescher.

: The Natural History Programme

The United Nations Earth Summit starts next week in Brazil. Jessica Holm looks at its importance.


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: How Many is Too Many?

On the eve of the Rio
Conference, Colin Tudge , with reports from Kenya, Thailand and the USA, looks at political, religious and environemtnal sensitivities and asks whether population growth is the problem behind the Earth's destruction.
Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: John Ruthven

: Fourth Column Revisited

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: Seeds of Faith

Words and Music for Sunday Evening
The Rev
Dr Kenneth Stevenson , secretary of the Liturgical Committee in the Guildford Diocese, traces the history of the Compline office and explains its significance. The office is sung in Latin by the Chapel Choir of Bramdean School in Exeter.
Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Kenneth Stevenson
Producer: Noel Vincent.

: 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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