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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 All Saints' Church, Hoole, Chester. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

What is the future of crofting in the Highlands? Robert Forster investigates.


Presenter: Robert Forster
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Andrew Green. Editor David Coomes
Including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: John Gielgud

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the Voluntary Service Overseas -[address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

From St Ninian's Parish
Church, Galashiels. Led by Rev David Kellar.
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (Harington); In a Byre Near Bethlehem (Wild
Mountain Thyme): There's a Spirit in the Air (Orientis Partibus); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den
Herren); 0 For a Thousand Tongues (Lyngham).
Genesis 3, w 8-13; Matthew 6, vv 1-6. Organist
Dorothy A Howden.


Unknown: David Kellar.
Organist: Dorothy A Howden.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Joanna Toye. Stereo


Director: Joanna Toye.

: News Stand

A personal view of the week's papers.
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Derek Walcott , the poet who recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature, talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligmann. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Walcott
Producer: Olivia Seligmann.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chairman Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips to solve listeners' gardening problems.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo • Questions on postcards only to Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ


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

: Sunday Playhouse

This gothic tale of Count Dracula's daughter was the first play written for radio by Angela Carter , who died earlier this year, and is one of three plays being broadcast this week in tribute to her. Countess Vampirella and Elizabeth
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo (First broadcast in 1976)


Unknown: Angela Carter
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Ba 'athory: Anna Massey
Count Dracula, Sawney Beane and Henri Blot: David March
Hero: Richard O'Callaghan
Mrs Beane: Betty Hardy

: The Radio Programme

Star quality or cringe factor? Laurie Taylor looks at how well celebrities cope when they are asked to fill in for regular presenters. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

Mittel Europa Unlimited Chris Cviic asks if the liberalising economies of Central Europe would do better to find their own road to capitalism, instead of copying western models.


Unknown: Chris Cviic

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen and guest Rumer Godden , who for over 40 years has enchanted children with her stories.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Kennedy Country

Ludovic Kennedy explores his Scots heritage.
2: The Preacher, the Preferendum and the Procurator Fiscal.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae talks to the winners of this year's BP Speak-a-Poem
Pauline Hutton and Gareth Owen.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo 0 Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Talks: Simon Rae
Unknown: Pauline Hutton
Unknown: Gareth Owen.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: The Best of Fear on Four

Introduced by Edward De Souza , the Man in Black. 2: The Speciality of the House by Stanley Ellin.
When Costain is taken to
Sbirro's Restaurant he quickly becomes addicted to a special dish on offer. But the craving for it can bring about a terrible fate.
Dramatised by Colin Haydn Evans Director Gerry Jones. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward De Souza
Unknown: Stanley Ellin.
Dramatised By: Colin Haydn Evans
Director: Gerry Jones.
Laffler: Timothy West
Costain: Paul Gregory
Sbirro: David March
Markus: Tim Reynolds

: Bookshelf

As there's a blether of new books about powerful people, Nigel Forde considers the art of political biography. Also, the art and politics of Pablo Casals , in a new biography by Robert Baldock.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Pablo Casals
Unknown: Robert Baldock.

: Punters

Susan Marling hosts the programme that gives listeners the chance to investigate issues which have affected their lives and could affect yours.
● WRITE TO: Punters. BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR
● PHONE: 0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Reading Aloud

A new series begins with El Alamein by Peter Luke. On the moonlit night of 23 October 1942, at 10.00pm precisely, the British launched their infantry attack at el-Alamein. One of the young officers, the playwright Peter Luke , remembers the battle as he muddled through it. Producer John Theocharis.


Unknown: El Alamein
Unknown: Peter Luke.
Unknown: Peter Luke
Producer: John Theocharis.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: Special Assignment

In the first of two programmes from Indo-China, Far-East correspondent Philip Short reports from Cambodia on the biggest ever UN operation to try to restore a semblance of democracy to a country riven by decades of civil war.


Unknown: Philip Short

: News

: The Schooner Flight

Introduced by the author, Derek Walcott , winner of the Nobel Prize for
Literature, and performed by Burt Caesar.
Shabine ships as a seaman on the schooner Flight and his voyage across the Caribbean becomes a journey of discovery of his own identity and his vocation as a poet.
Music composed by Keith Waithe Producer Julian May. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Derek Walcott
Unknown: Burt Caesar.
Composed By: Keith Waithe
Producer: Julian May.

: In Committee

with Carolyn Quinn. The programme that follows the activities of MPs in committee as they cross-examine witnesses on issues of public concern. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith Voices from the Margins

In the last of three meditations, writer Sylvia Sands considers the theme
"Costly Conversion". Reader Trudy Kelly.
Producer Bert Tosh. Stereo


Unknown: Sylvia Sands
Reader: Trudy Kelly.
Producer: Bert Tosh.

: 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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