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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 Liverpool Parish Church, a silver jubilee peal for Radio Merseyside. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Can large estates still support their local economy and hold rural communities together, or is the role of the traditional landowner changing?
George Macpherson visits Ewen and Caroline Cameron in Somerset. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: George MacPherson
Unknown: Caroline Cameron
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

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


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Terry Wogan

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the BBC's Children In Need appeal.
Donations to [address removed]Credit and debit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Family Mass for the feast of Christ the King from St Joseph 's Church,
Cockermouth. Crown Him
With Many Crowns; I Am The Bread Of Life; He Is Lord; Walk With Me, 0 My Lord; Hail Redeemer, King Divine; II Samuel 5, vv 1-3; Colossians 1, vv 12-20; Luke 23, vv 35-43. Celebrant and Preacher
Father John Turner.
Choirmaster David Walsh. Organist Vincent P Davy.


Unknown: St Joseph
Choirmaster: Father John Turner.
Choirmaster: David Walsh.
Organist: Vincent P Davy.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Keri Davies. Stereo


Director: Keri Davies.

: News Stand

with Louise Levene.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Louise Levene.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Conductor John Eliot Gardiner
talks to
Sue Lawley .
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Bladon Gardens and Allotments Society, Oxfordshire, put their questions to Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Micky Just Smiles by Mark Power.
Insurance assessment is what Micky does for a living. Taking risks in his own life is what he does for fun. One day it's no fun any more ...
Director Andy Jordan. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Power.
Director: Andy Jordan.
Robbie: Clive Mantle
Micky: Philip Aldridge
Doug: Russell Boulter
Joe: Norman Eshley
Colly: Andrea Gibb
Ruth: Janet Rawson
Lisa: Alison Sterling
Maggie: Caroline Harrington
PC Grimes: Christopher Eshley
Sergeant: Esmond Redeout
PC: Ric Jerrom
George: Ric Jerrom

: The Radio Programme

When there are roadworks on the M6 is it your radio you avoid? Are you put off by the sheer weight of traffic information?
Laurie Taylor takes to the air to find out.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

Through the Roof? David Walker asks if increased national prosperity depends on the housing market, and a new bout of rising prices.


Unknown: David Walker

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Bel Mooney and Danny Baker pick the best books for Christmas presents. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Danny Baker
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Kennedy Country

with Ludovic Kennedy. 3: Ayrshire


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.

: Poetry Please!

A director works with an actor exploring the different ways that poetry by Gerard Manley Hopkins and Isaac Rosenberg can be read.
Presented by Simon Rae.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo
0 Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Isaac Rosenberg
Presented By: Simon Rae.
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. 3: A Routine Operation by Martyn Wade.
Why is Mary so frightened of "a routine operation"?
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward De Souza
Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Mary: Hannah Gordon
Derek: Michael Cochrane
Surgeon: Geoffrey Whitehead
Student: Stephen Garlick
Doctor: Danny Schiller
Anaesthetist: Auriol Smith
Nurse: Heather Emmanuel

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde meets one of the winners in the first stage of the Whitbread Book of the Year, and examines the art of Henry James.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Henry James.
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

Low Life by Jeffrey Bernard.
From the columns of The
Spectator, the paunchy underbelly of Soho life seen through the red-rimmed eyes of Jeffrey Bernard and read by his brother. Oliver.
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Jeffrey Bernard.
Unknown: Jeffrey Bernard
Producer: David Benedictus

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: Special Assignment

Philip Short reports from Hanoi on how Vietnam may become one of the dominant economies of South-East Asia.


Unknown: Philip Short

: News

: Last Post

Stalingrad, winter 1942-43. The German Sixth Army was surrounded and destroyed. However, a small record of individual experience survives: the last letters home by ordinary German soldiers as they came face to face with their end.



Reader: Keith Drinkel
Reader: Terence Edmond
Reader: David Learner
Reader: Nicholas Murchie
Reader: Peter Penry Jones
Reader: Gordon Reid
Reader: Neil Roberts
Reader: Mark Straker
Reader: Brett Usher
Reader: John Webb
Reader: Andrew Wincott
Mouth organ played by: Harry Pitch
Director: John Theocharis

: In Committee

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


Unknown: Caroline Quinn.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

Here I Stand ...
A series of occasional programmes which explore personal faith.
This programme features Rev Hugh Dawes , Vicar of St James , Cambridge. Producer Noel Vincent


Unknown: Rev Hugh Dawes
Unknown: St James
Producer: Noel Vincent

: 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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