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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 Peter ,' Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Richard Knight , national advisor to the Farming and Wildlife Advisory
Group, explains how it is possible to farm efficiently and conserve the countryside.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Richard Knight
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Trevor Bames and Andrew Green.
Producer Norman Winter
Including at


Unknown: Trevor Bames
Unknown: Andrew Green.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Derek Jacobi

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the AFAS1C which aims to help children with speech impairments.
ODonations to: [address removed] Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

The Grand Tour Festival
Service in St Paul 's
Church, Birmingham, led by Canon Denis Claringbull with Ex
Cathedra Chamber Choir and the Birmingham Schools' Chorale.
Guest preacher
Rev Frank Topping.
All Creatures of Our God and King (NEH 263); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (BBC HE 534); Te Deum (Luther);
Matthew 6, vv 5-13; Organ prelude and chorale: Vater Unser im Himmelreich (Bach); Extract from
Singet dem Herrn (Bach); All Glory, Laud and Honour (NEH 509); Final Chorale from St John Passion (Bach).
Director of music
Jeffrey Skidmore
Organist David Ponsford Stereo


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Canon Denis Claringbull
Unknown: Rev Frank
Unknown: Vater Unser
Organist: David Ponsford

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Joanna Toye. Stereo


Director: Joanna Toye.

: News Stand

with Matthew d'Ancona.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Andy Kershaw.


Presented By: Andy Kershaw.

: Desert Island Discs

Fashion designer
Vivienne Westwood is Sue Lawley's castaway this week.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Susannah Simons.


Unknown: Susannah Simons.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chairman Clay Jones digs into the postbag, and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sue Phillips and Adrienne Wild to solve gardening problems.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo .WRITE on postcards only to
Gardeners' Question Time. BBC, PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Sue Phillips
Unknown: Adrienne Wild
Producer: Diana Stenson.

: Sunday Playhouse

So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
Johnny Johnstone gets a guitar, a manager and then a record deal in a meteoric rise to fame - but disaster is just around the corner in Wendy Paterson 's black comedy.
With David Bannerman. Emma Fielding , Siriol Jenkins , Fraser Kerr , Robert Portal and Mark Straker
Music by Free Airways Radio Director Marilyn Imrie Stereo


Unknown: Johnny Johnstone
Unknown: Wendy Paterson
Unknown: David Bannerman.
Unknown: Emma Fielding
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Robert Portal
Unknown: Mark Straker
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Johnny Johnstone: Bobby Carlyle
Maw: Elaine C Smith
Paw: Alex Norton
Jerry Logan: Alex Norton
jockey Wilson: John McGlynn
Mrs Flynn: Elaine Collins
neighbour: Elaine Collins
fat woman: Elaine Collins

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor.
As the number of stations increases, what is the future of local radio?
Producer Emma Selby. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Emma Selby.

: Analysis

John Major is pledged to reduce Whitehall secrecy. But, Peter Hennessy asks, can Britain achieve genuine open government without a Freedom of Information Act?


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Peter Hennessy

: Treasure Islands

In the last in the series
Lindsey Fraser , executive director of the Book Trust
Scotland, joins Michael Rosen to select holiday paperbacks for all ages. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Lindsey Fraser
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Coastline

- Cliff Michelmore begins a journey along the Suffolk coast from Shingle Street in the south to Lowestoft.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Smith in Shining Armour

In the first of six talks Phil Smith champions the cause of honesty, decency and fair play in a wicked world: 1: Early Promises Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: Who Believes in Britain?

Mike Wooldridge , BBC Religious Affairs
Correspondent, meets adherents of the major religious traditions, and explores the issues facing them in today's society. 6: The Jews
While some Orthodox
Jews are finding renewed confidence in the ancient traditions, and the Reform tradition attempts to engage with the modem world, some say the middle ground is in danger of being deserted.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge

: Bookshelf

Authors Penelope Lively and Paul Bailey in conversation with Nigel Forde and answering listeners' questions.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: Penelope Lively
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: Iconoclasts

The Rev Dr Ian Paisley considers what role
Christians should take in politics. Trevor Barnes discusses these ideas with a panel of experts.
Producer Amanda Hancox. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Ian Paisley
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Amanda Hancox.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: In Living Memory

An entertainment by Graham Padden based on reminiscences of the "old Boroughs" of Northampton. This is the story of a lost community - a community at work and play, in sickness and health, in love and out of it. Probably the oldest part of the town, the Boroughs were demolished before the war. "It were a real community, the Boroughs. Everyone seemed to know each other. If you didn't have a crust and they'd got one, they'd break it and give it to you." Producer John Knight Stereo


Unknown: Graham Padden

: Fourth Column Revisited

Simon Hoggart casts a fresh eye over favourite columns from the past series.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline from Harrogate Ladies' College, North Yorkshire. Director of music David Andrews. Producer Alastair Simmons


Music: David Andrews.
Producer: Alastair 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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