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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 Luke, Kwe Kwe , Zimbabwe. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Kwe Kwe

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Trevor Bames and Christopher Morgan.
Producers Amanda Hancox and Julia Wills
Including at


Unknown: Trevor Bames
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Producers: Amanda Hancox

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sheila Hancock

speaks for The Week's Good Cause on behalf of Cruse, a charity for sufferers from bereavement .Donations to: [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from Magheracross Parish Church, Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh. Conducted by the Rev Paul Hoey. Preacher: the Rt Rev
Brian Hannon.
Readings: Genesis l;John 1. Hymns: Seek 0 Seek The Lord; Morning Has
Broken; All Things Bright And Beautiful; Thou
Whose Almighty Word;
Shine Jesus Shine.
Anthem: How Beautiful The Morning. Organist and Choirmistress Mabeth McBrien.


Unknown: Paul Hoey.
Unknown: Brian Hannon.
Unknown: Jesus Shine.
Unknown: Choirmistress Mabeth McBrien.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Keri Davies. Stereo


Director: Keri Davies.

: News Stand

with Matthew D'Ancona.
Producer Dinah Lammiman Stereo


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman Stereo

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Gavin Laird , General Secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Ian Gardhouse Stereo


Unknown: Gavin Laird
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chairman Clay Jones digs into the postbag, and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Bridget Moody to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
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: Fred Downham
Producer: Diana Stenson.

: Sunday Playhouse

The Rabbit Hunt by Mike Walker.
Steven idolises the local IRA members who have just returned from the Spanish Civil War. One summer afternoon he joins them for a rabbit hunt, but in his imagination he is fighting house-to-house in the streets of Barcelona.
Recorded on location in the Dublin mountains.
Music by Elizabeth Parker
Director Shaun MacLoughlin A BBC/RTE co-production Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Steven: Hugh O'Connor
Maire: Hilary Cahill
Gran: Pegg Monahan
Mick: Breandan O'Duill
Frank: Liam O'Callaghan
Father Burn: Ivan Hanly
Girl: Collette Proctor
Torrance: Jim Reid
Tomas: Dan Reardon
Ray: Garvan McGrath

: Analysis

Whither Welfare?
Andrew Adonis asks whether universal benefits might be replaced by new ways of targeting to help those most in need.


Unknown: Andrew Adonis

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen invites
Ruth McCarthy to select new books for 5 to
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Ruth McCarthy
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Kershaw On ...

3: Speed
Andy Kershaw indulges his passion for motorbikes as he goes TT racing.


Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: Poetry Please!

from the Salisbury
Festival. Simon Rae joins readers Rosalind Shanks and Andrew Sachs in the medieval hall in Salisbury cathedral close, for a programme of popular poetry requests.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: The Village

with Nigel Farrell.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell.

: Europhile

with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: In Business

Dealing with the Bear Caroline Bayley reports on how well British businesses are dealing with Russia.


Unknown: Caroline Bayley

: Bookshelf

Author John McGahern talks to Nigel Forde about his Collected Stories. And a selection of the autumn's paperback reading.


Talks: John McGahern
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Opinion

Lowering the Barriers Lawyer Nick Blake demonstrates that in spite of the European ideal of the free movement of people, some of the Community's inhabitants are less free to move than others.


Unknown: Nick Blake

: Radio Times/Radio 4 Enterprise 92 Awards

Presented by Hugh Sykes. Tina Magdalinski , a former nurse and careers adviser, started making muffins and German-style biscuits on her kitchen table. Now Pretzels
Continental Bakery in Cambridge is a finalist for the £10,000 award.
Ann Hill , also a nurse, hopes to win £5,000 in category two. Dermacare, the company she founded with husband
Tony in Newcastle-uponTyne, designs and makes garments that help to heal burns victims, especially children.
Producer Gwyn Richards. Stereo W DOCUMENTARIES: page 10


Presented By: Hugh Sykes.
Presented By: Tina Magdalinski
Unknown: Ann Hill
Producer: Gwyn Richards.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: The Hinge of Fate

The Battle of Alamein
"The Battle of Alamein will ever make a glorious page in British military annals ... It marked in fact the turning of the hinge of fate."
(Winston Churchill)
Fifty years after the beginning of this decisive battle, Erik de Mauny, who was there, recalls the atmosphere among the minefields at the desert front and behind the lines in Egypt. He talks to veterans on both sides, and he explains why Alamein was truly a turning-point both in the allied war effort against Hitler and in the tragic personal life of the German commander, Rommel.
Producer Harry Schneider. Stereo


Producer: Harry Schneider.

: In Committee

Tim Fenton presents a new series that follows the activities of MPs In
Committee as they cross-examine witnesses on issues of public concern. Producer Charles Sigler


Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

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


Unknown: Fr Wilfrid McGreal
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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