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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
Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster joins Alan Spedding , Emma Leonard and Dick Jones of the Royal Agricultural
Society, to find out how they are preparing for this week's Royal Show. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Alan Spedding
Unknown: Emma Leonard
Unknown: Dick Jones
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Andrew Green. Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: John Simpson

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of Health Unlimited, which sets up lasting and effective healthcare systems in remote and often war-torn parts of the world.
•Donations to: [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

From St Woolos Cathedral, Newport, Gwent, led by the Dean, the Very Rev
Gareth Lewis. Sermon by the Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt Rev Rowan Williams.
Readings: Isaiah 55, vv 6-11; Hosea 11, w 1-8; Luke 15, vv 20-24; II Corinthians 5, vv 18-20.
Hymns: Round the Lord in Glory Seated (Sanctus); I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold); For the Healing of the Nations (Rhuddlan); Psalm 13;
Salvator Mundi (Canticle). Anthem: Come Down, 0 Love Divine.
Organist and Master of the Choristers Christopher Barton.


Unknown: Gareth Lewis.
Unknown: Rowan Williams.
Unknown: Christopher Barton.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn. Stereo


Director: Vanessa Whitburn.

: News Stand

with Matthew D'Ancona. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Dilly Barlow , Stereo


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Desert Island Discs

Clare Short , MP is Sue Lawley's castaway.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Unknown: Clare Short
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits London where members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sue Phillips and Adrienne Wild.
Chairman Clay Jones
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo •WRITE on postcards only to
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

A romance by Sue Ashby , set in the Fens.
Jess's emotions seem as frozen as the water in his beloved rivers, until
Emma comes to work on the farm.
Director Michael Fox. Stereo


Unknown: Sue Ashby
Director: Michael Fox.
Jess: Colin Kerrigan
Emma: Kathryn Hunt
Jim: David Fleeshman
Dido: Jane Lancaster
Snelly: Christine MacKie
Mother: Dinah Handley

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor.
Including guest reviewer Stephen Fry.
Producer Emma Selby. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Producer: Emma Selby.

: Analysis

Chaired by Peter Hennessy.


Unknown: Peter Hennessy.

: Dust Devils

Six tales of North
Africa by Vaughan Purvis.
1: The Ecstasy of Gold "I lay back on a sack of cannabis seeds and cracked walnuts with a tyre lever. Nestor moved past me, and dropped a plastic sack at the Australian's feet. Rachid slit the bag with a dagger and withdrew a handful of pale buff powder."
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Vaughan Purvis.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Coastline

The "lost" town of Dunwich is featured as Cliff Michelmore continues his journey along the Suffolk coast.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Smith in Shining Armour

Phil Smith continues to champion the cause of honesty and decency. 2: Nipped in the Bud Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: Your Place or Mine?

The first collaboration between UK and US radio documentary-makers in a series ofeightprogrammes.
1: Settling Sedona
In Sedona, Arizona, the New Age settlers are now at odds with the people who attracted them there - the Native Americans.
Producer Njemile Rollins Editor Sharon Banoff


Producer: Njemile Rollins
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: Bookshelf

When author Muriel Spark 's first novel appeared, following her conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1954, she had already established a reputation as a poet and biographer. The Comforters was warmly received and was followed by many novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She is about to publish a volume of autobiography. Nigel Forde examines her particular talent for elegant, comic and eccentric stories.
Nigel Williams talks about his new novel, They Came From SW19, and Kate Figes selects the pick of paperback reading. Stereo


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Talks: Nigel Williams
Talks: Kate Figes

: Iconoclasts

In the last programme of the series, Father Matthew Fox , the American
Dominican theologian, argues the need for a creation-based spirituality to liberate society from its obsessive materialism.
With him in the studio will be Margaret Hebblethwaite and the Rev John Reader. Chaired by Trevor Bames. Producer Amanda Hancox. Stereo
0 Phone lines will be open from
7.00pm to take listeners' comments on [number removed]


Unknown: Father Matthew Fox
Unknown: Margaret Hebblethwaite
Unknown: John Reader.
Unknown: Trevor Bames.
Producer: Amanda Hancox.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: The Elvis Cult

Elvis Presley died on 16 August 1977. Fifteen years on, thousands of fans keep his name alive with a religious fervour.
Ted Harrison visits Graceland, Elvis's home and the place where he is buried, and meets people who follow Elvis.
Producer John Newbury. Stereo


Presenter: Ted Harrison
Producer: John Newbury

: Fourth Column Revisited

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


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Seeds of Faith

Life, Truth and Rock and Roll
Tony Jasper paints the first of four "sound collages" to depict the human condition.
1: Pilgrimage
Producer Alastair Simmons


Unknown: Tony Jasper
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.

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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