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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer Vat Simmonds. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: Vat Simmonds.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Including Bells On
Sunday, from St Oswald's, Hooe, East Sussex. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: 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

: Ken Dodd

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool.
●Donations to: [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

A service for Hospital
Sunday from Cnelmsley Hospital, Marston Green , Birmingham, introduced by Rev Michael Blood. Led by the Chaplain, Rev John Morgan , with the Choir and Music Group of Knowle Parish Church.
Reading: Luke 19, w 1-10. Hymns: Morning Has
Broken; Caribbean Lord's Prayer; Give Me Oil in My Lamp; Kum Ba Yah; Go Tell It on the Mountain.


Unknown: Marston Green
Introduced By: Rev Michael Blood.
Unknown: John Morgan

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn. Stereo


Director: Vanessa Whitburn.

: 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

Julie Andrews talks to
Sue Lawley.
Producer Charlie Bunce. Stereo


Talks: Julie Andrews
Producer: Charlie Bunce.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Yealmpton in Devon is the only town to hold a garden show just for children and today the team is helping the young contestants to grow more winners and fewer losers. Introduced by Clay Jones with Bridget Moody ,
Dr Stefan Buczacki and Fred Downham.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


Introduced By: Clay Jones
Unknown: Bridget Moody
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham.
Producer: Diana Stenson.

: Sunday Playhouse

The Cello and the Nightingale by Patricia Cleveland-Peck . Introduced and with music performed on the cello by Julian Lloyd Webber.
Starring Diana Quick as Beatrice Harrison.
Re-broadcast to coincide with the BBCs anniversary celebrations, this play is about cellist Beatrice Harrison , who in 1924 became world famous for a BBC live broadcast of a nightingale in her garden acocmpanying heronthecelh
Monica THERESA STREATFEILD Director Cherry Cookson. Sfereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber.
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Beatrice Harrison.
Unknown: Beatrice Harrison
Unknown: Monica Theresa
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Captain West: Geoffrey Whitehead
Colonel Harrison: Garard Green
Mrs Harrison: Maxine Audley
Margaret: Kate Binchy
Mr Eckersley: Jonathan Adams
Cyril Scott: Kelth Drinkel
Mr Reith: Gordon Reid
Rex Palmer: Peter Penry Jones
Listener-In: Eric Allan
Child: Jill Lidstone
Madame Melba: Joanna Wake
Bates: John Webb

: Eat Your Heart Out, Walter Mitty

Trebitsch Lincoln - MP, spy, missionary, oil magnate, Buddhist abbot - he did them all, and still exaggerated his memoirs!
Eric Robson tracks Lincoln around the world and hears from relatives who learned to live with his reputation. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Trebitsch Lincoln
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Ian Bell

: Analysis

Not Playing in Peoria Godfrey Hodgson examines why America's politicians seem to be part of her problems.

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen. Lucy Boston 's stories were created around the mystery of her own home. Julia Eccleshare revisits "Green Knowe".
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Lucy Boston
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Kershaw On ...

2: Man
Andy Kershaw played truant from school to go to the TT Races. He now returns to the Isle of Man to find out what it's like without the bikes.


Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: Poetry Please!

marks the centenary of the death of Tennyson with Simon Rae and guest Christopher Ricks.
Producer Pat Pryor. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Christopher Ricks.
Producer: Pat Pryor.

: The Village

Presented by Nigel Farrell.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Servants of the Empire

Two programmes about the British experience in the Middle East, introduced by Derek Hopwood.
Readers Kathryn Hunt , Barbara Marten ,
Brian Trueman and Geoffrey Wheeler. 2: Palestine
Producer Gillian Hush


Introduced By: Derek Hopwood.
Readers: Kathryn Hunt
Readers: Barbara Marten
Readers: Brian Trueman
Readers: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: In Business

"Dear Boss, You're Fired...."
Peter Day examines the radical process where staff evaluate their managers.


Unknown: Peter Day

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde reads a new biography of Tennyson by Michael Thorn.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Michael Thorn.

: Opinion

Defending the Ark Gerald Durrell defends zoos, which he believes provide a necessary haven for animals.


Unknown: Gerald Durrell

: Radio Times/Radio 4 Enterprise 92 Awards

4: Two companies that have benefited from the recession. Bahvinder and Narinder Birdi , of ND Electrical in Twickenham, are contenders for the L10,000 award. They make a small power-supply converter which enables machinery, bought cheap from bankrupt industry, to be used at home by the self-employed and disabled. And competing for the £5,000 award: David Whyatt He founded the Glossopdale Bus Company in the Pennines, buying his first 16-seater at a liquidation auctioa His fleet now numbers three.
Producer Gwyn Richards. Stereo eDOCUMENTARY: page 16


Unknown: Narinder Birdi
Unknown: David Whyatt
Producer: Gwyn Richards.

: The Natural History Programme

Michael Scott investigates the implications of the depletion of the ozone layer for our native wild plants and crop species.


Unknown: Michael Scott

: News

: Growing Up With Grief

People who lost a parent as children talk openly about their experience.
Producer Caroline Sarll. Stereo


Producer: Caroline Sarll.

: Conscience Be My Guide

To mark the start of Amnesty International's Prisoner of Conscience week, a selection of writings, taken from
Geoffrey Bould 's book and read by Alec McCowen ,
Diana Quick , Clarke Peters and Shireen Shah.
Producer Roy Apps. Stereo


Unknown: Geoffrey Bould
Read By: Alec McCowen
Read By: Diana Quick
Read By: Clarke Peters
Read By: Shireen Shah.
Producer: Roy Apps.

: Seeds of Faith

Fr Wilfrid McGreal reflects on a tradition and a spirituality that speaks to the present and future. 2: Elijah and the Carmelite Tradition
Producer Alastair Simmons. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Wilfrid McGreal
Producer: Alastair Simmons.

: News

About this project

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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