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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, Bexhill, Sussex. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston samples organic Welsh cheese and home-made marmalade on Dougal Campbell 's farm in Wales.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Dougal Campbell
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Bames. Editor David Coomes
Including at


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Trevor Bames.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Rolf Harris and Felicity Dahl

speak for the Week's Good Cause about the National
Society for Epilepsy.
● Donations to: [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]


Unknown: Chalfont St Peter.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Joanna Toye. Stereo


Director: Joanna Toye.

: Service of Remembrance from the Cenotaph

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family gather at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to honour those who have died in the service of their country. Tom Fleming describes the scene as the Massed Bands of the Guards Division play a selection of traditional music. The two-minute silence at 11.00am is followed by the Last Post. Producer David France. Stereo 0 RELIGION: page 8


Unknown: Tom Fleming
Producer: David France.

: The Radio Padre

Stewart Lamont traces the career of the Very Rev
Ronald Selby Wright CVO, who became a household name during the Second World War through his radio talks.
Producer Johnston McKay


Producer: Johnston McKay

: Desert Island Discs

Christabel Bielenberg talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Charlie Bunce. Stereo


Talks: Christabel Bielenberg
Producer: Charlie Bunce.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Broadwindsor Gardens and Allotments Association,
Dorset, put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Bridget
Moody. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo ● Send sae for fact sheet to
[address removed]


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

: Sunday Playhouse: Almost Always African

by Anne Caulfield.
Lenny Henry stars in this comedy about cultural cross purposes and the music industry. When Moses Biama, a Gambian musician, is invited to London to record an album with Frank, a fading English rock star, things don't develop in the way Frank had planned.
Music: Dominique Le Gendre The Hit Single by Neil Arthur and Joe Hagan
Director Paul Schlesinger. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Caulfield.
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Moses Biama
Unknown: Neil Arthur
Unknown: Joe Hagan
Director: Paul Schlesinger.
Moses: Lenny Henry
Frank: Bill Nighy
Moses' Brother: Curtis Walker
Binta: Joy Elias-Rilwan
Fatima: Dona Croll
Tara: Joanna Myers
Jack: James Greene
Journalist: Mark Straker

: The Radio Programme

Sex in radio drama: how to make the heart pound, the breast heave and the temperature rise.
Presenter Laurie Taylor. Producer Mary Sharp


Presenter: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

The programme that takes an in-depth look at public policy and political ideas at home and abroad.

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Sorcerers, sages and flying carpets - Brian Alderson and Rana Kabbani discuss the beguiling stories of the Arabian Nights. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Brian Alderson
Unknown: Rana Kabbani
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Kennedy Country

Ludovic Kennedy explores his Scots heritage, starting with his birthplace, Edinburgh.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces a selection of poetry requests with readers
Rosalind Shanks , Andrew Sachs , Eleanor Bron and Tim Pigott Smith.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Eleanor Bron
Readers: Tim Pigott Smith.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: The Village

6: A special occasion for the vicar and his wife.
Presenter Nigel Farrell.


Presenter: Nigel Farrell.

: Europhile

: The Best of Fear on Four

Introduced by Edward De Souza , the Man in Black. 1: A Day at the Dentist's by James Saunders.
A man is lured into a dentist's chair, unaware that the dentist is bent on a dreadful revenge.
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward De Souza
Unknown: James Saunders.
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Mr Charles: John Castle
Houseman: Mick Ford
MrsPhelps: Joan Matheson
Betty: Karen Archer

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to Julian Barnes whose new novel
The Porcupine examines political and personal conflict in Eastern Europe. He also meets Robert Goddard , favourite contemporary author of the Prime Minister.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Robert Goddard

: Opinion

Who Owns Cricket?
Theatre director Jatinder Verma argues that the uncritical support shown by British Asians for the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams could prove a model for the new


Director: Jatinder Verma

: Radio Times/Radio 4 Enterprise 92 Awards

In March, more than 400 young businesses throughout the UK entered the competition. Twelve won through to the shortlist, and in the teeth of the recession they are all still in business! So who will receive a cheque for
£10,000 as the best young company in Category One? And £5,000 awaits the most promising newcomer. Like everyone,
Hugh Sykes is on tenterhooks.
Producer Gwyn Richards. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gwyn Richards.

: News

: All with Smiling Faces

The Scotswood Road is a north-eastern legend.
Celebrated in the Geordie anthem The Blaydon Races, it was once a thriving working-class community and the centre of Newcastle's heavy industry. Now it's the scene of riots and 95 per cent unemployment.
Residents tell the story of the disintegration of a once-proud area.
Producer Wendy Pilmer. Stereo


Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

: In Committee

Presented by Tim Fenton. Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Tim Fenton.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

Voices from the Margins This week, writer Sylvia Sands meditates on "Passionate Involvement". Stereo


Unknown: Sylvia Sands

: 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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