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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 's Church, Alstonefield.
Producer Denis Nowian. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter
Producer: Denis Nowian.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston talks to
Agriculture Minister John Gummer about the problems he'll be facing during his six months as President of the EC Agriculture Council. Producer Carol Trewin


Talks: Oliver Walston
Unknown: John Gummer
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

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


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Agnes Fletcher

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the Scoliosis Association.
.Donations to: [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Celebrates the legacy of the Victorian era from the annual Chelford steam rally in Cheshire. Including hymns set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan , bom 150 years ago this year.
Preacher Rev Ian Bradley.


Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Rev Ian Bradley.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Joanna Toye. Stereo


Director: Joanna Toye.

: News Stand

with Melanie Phillips.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Melanie Phillips.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Elizabeth Esteve-Coll , Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Esteve-Coll
Talks: Albert Museum
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Winslow Garden Society in Buckinghamshire put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Smart Boy Wanted
Written by Colin Douglas. It is interview day for the post of senior registar at an Edinburgh hospital. Five nervous candidates steel themselves for the most gruelling afternoon of their careers.
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Written By: Colin Douglas.
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Sir John: Tom Fleming
Dr Walker: Paul Young
Dr Bell: Roy Hanlon
Dr Roberts: Finlay Welsh
Dr Watt: Craword Logan
Ms MacMillan: Grace Glover
Prof Nicholson: Martin Heller
Dr MacSuit: Bill Murdoch
Dr Choudry: Madhav Sharma
Dr Boyd: Ann-Louise Ross
Dr Duff: Sandy Welch
Dr MacGrory: Sam Graham
Dr Ratho: John Ramage

: The Weaver of Time

The writer George Mackay Brown's work has held a timeless universal appeal. Kevin Crossley-Holland presents an appreciation of his work. Also taking part are Ted Hughes ,
Peter Maxwell-Davies , Archie Bevan and Gunnie Moburg.
Producer Alec Reid. Stereo


Unknown: George MacKay
Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Peter Maxwell-Davies
Unknown: Archie Bevan
Unknown: Gunnie Moburg.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Dust Devils

Six tales of North Africa by Vaughan Purvis. 6: A Fear of Water
"'... Ouvermans struck again with the skewer, but the dog only drew back with a snarl."
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Vaughan Purvis.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Down Your Way

Visits to Prinknash Abbey and a restored rococo garden in Painswick are on Margaret Howard 's itinerary as she continues her journey along the Cotswold Way.
Producer Anthony Smith


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Lines of Communication

The first in a new series in which
Pratrick Hannan muses on words and meaning and rhyme and reason.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Pratrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: The Village

It's Magdalene's big day - but where are the people? Presented by Nigel Farrell.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: The Standard Setters

In a series of four conversations,
Rev Dr Edward Norman talks to people whose work influences moral attitudes. What principles do they use to decide what is right or wrong? 1: James Pickles
Producer John Newbury. Stereo


Talks: Dr Edward Norman
Producer: John Newbury.

: Your Place Or Mine

Eight stories from both sides of the Atlantic.
6: A Flexible Friend
Not everyone can afford a flexible friend. For many on low incomes, the only credit available comes from the tallyman or caller. It's friendly, personal and convenient - so convenient that some people find they can't do without his financial services. Sara Parker goes on the knock with tallyman Ivan Welch , and uncovers the relationship he has with his customers on a Leicester estate. Producer Sukey Firth
Editor Sharon Banoff. Stereo


Unknown: Sara Parker
Unknown: Ivan Welch
Editor: Sharon Banoff.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen with guests Sophie Grigson and Paul Levy.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Paul Levy.

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

John Barleycorn
Jack London was larger than life in everything, including his drinking binges. Three years before he died, he published this account of his struggles and obsession with the bottle. Read by Bob Sherman.
Producer Brian Miller. Stereo


Unknown: John Barleycorn
Unknown: Jack London
Read By: Bob Sherman.
Producer: Brian Miller.

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm spends a week among the humpback whales off Greenland.


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Four stories dramatised by Vincent Mclnerney featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's great detective.
1: The Five Orange Pips Colonel Elias Openshaw receives a letter whose singular contents spell violent death.
Violinist Leonard Friedman.
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Dramatised By: Vincent McLnerney
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Colonel Elias Openshaw
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Drjohn Watson: Michael Williams
Bias Openshaw: Brian Greene
John Openshaw: Angus Wright
Mary: Danielle Allan
Joseph Openshaw: Michael Turner
Fordham: Brett Usher

: The Board Game

Recorded at the Industrial
Society headquarters in London. Panel:
Janet Cohen , Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey ,
Nigel Whittaker. Chairman
Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Janet Cohen
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: Seeds of Faith

Sister Una Kroll of the Society of the Sacred Cross reflects on issues arising out of the religious life. 1: Commitment
Producer Julia Wills


Unknown: Una Kroll
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.

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