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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 Giles's Church, Cripplegate, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston joins
Annie and James Milton on their vineyard in Gisbome, New Zealand Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: James Milton
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

: Jenni Murray

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which gives support and advice to sufferers of endometriosis, a gynaecological disease. ●Donations to: Endometriosis
Society, [address removed]. Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

From St Anne 's Cathedral, Belfast. Conducted by the Very Rev Jack Shearer.
Readings: Jeremiah 20 w 7-11; Matthew 10, vv 16-22. In the Cross of Christ I Glory; Psalm 43; Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium Regale-Howells); Like As the Hart (Howells); 0 God of Bethel;
Lead Us Heavenly Father; Fight the Good Fight.
Organist and Master of the Choristers David Drinkell


Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: Jack Shearer.
Unknown: Te Deum
Unknown: David Drinkell

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Joanna Toye. Stereo


Director: Joanna Toye.

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones .
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Bob Geldof is Sue Lawley's castaway.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Crickhowell and District Horticultural Society in Powys, Wales, put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


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

: Sunday Playhouse

The Monument
Alan Berrie's play in which Old Rosie Mahon opposes a monument to commemorate her bravery in an ambush before the Irish uprising of 1919. Other parts played by members of the cast
Director Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Rosie Mahon
Director: Sue Wilson.
Old Rosie: Elizabeth Kelly
Young ffosie: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Fitzpatnck: Mark Lambert
Paddy: David Bannerman
Dan Mahon: James Ellis
Canon Hayes: Denys Hawthorne
Nita: Joanna Myers
O'Brien: Nigel Anthony
Scully: Sean Barrett
O'Gorman: James Greene
Savage: Malcolm McKee
Power: Brian Miller
Old Willy: Christopher Scott
Georgie Gibson: Michael Vaughan
Kitty Tyrell: Teresa Gallagher
Liam: Nigel Carrington

: The Passionate Intellect

In the 1920s a broken love affair, an illegitimate child, and a discontented marriage left Dorothy L Sayers bruised and battered. By the 1950s she had become a champion of orthodox Christianity and the Church of England. Andrew Green explores the possible connection between the two: was her theology born solely out of crisis, or was it an integral part of her life?
Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Producer: David Coomes.

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

3: Behind the Lines
David Moreau recalls a wartime boyhood spent in an eccentric guest house in Wiltshire.
Producer Tim Suter


Unknown: David Moreau
Producer: Tim Suter

: Down the River

Bala Lake in the heart of Wales, home of a unique fish and a place of mystery and legend, is the starting point of Cliff Morgan's journey along the River Dee.
Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Lines of Communication

with Patrick Hannan.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Ministering to the Arts

A four-part series in which
Sir Roy Strong investigates the relationship between the state and those organisations and individuals that make up the artistic life of the nation. 1: From "Hand-outs" to "Hands-on " The power relationship between the Arts Council and the ministry responsible for subsidising the arts has always been an uneasy one. This first programme traces how the Government's non-interventionist approach of the 1950s evolved to one of "hands-on" in the 1980s.
Producer Jane Beresford. Stereo


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: In Business

The New Age Auditors Nigel Cassidy investigates new management skills in a Manchester paint company.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen talks to guests Anna Massey and Francis Wyndham.


Talks: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Francis Wyndham.

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

Fragments of a Life The Road to Auschwitz
Hedi Fried reads abridged extracts from her autobiography.
The true and harrowing story of what happened to one Jewish family during the Nazi occupation of Hungary during the Second World War. Director Andy Jordan Stereo


Director: Andy Jordan

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Science Friction

Human Guinea Pigs

: Lunching the Hokey-Cokey

Adrian Mourby has learned that lunch is vital in the endless whirl to get a television drama accepted.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Adrian Mourby
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Seeds of Faith

The One and the Many In the first of three programmes Harry Lesser of Manchester University considers Jewish monotheism.
Producer Alastair Simmons Stereo


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.

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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