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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 Giles Church, Balderton,
Nottinghamshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster talks to Katy Cropper , shepherdess, sheep dog trainer and winner of One Man and His Dog. Producer Carol Trewin


Talks: Robert Forster
Unknown: Katy Cropper
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

: The Reverend Canon Geoffrey Brown

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a fund for the poor and those in need in the United Kingdom. .Donations to: [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]


Unknown: United Kingdom.
Unknown: St Martin

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Glorious Return ...
The second service in Radio 4's Advent Series comes from the Chapel of Wesley House in Cambridge. The Rev Dr Colin Morris is joined by members of the Theological Colleges as he explores his theme As a Bridegroom. The service is introduced by the Rev Kenneth Cracknell.
I Thessalonians 5, vv 1-11; Matthew 25, w 1-12; Lift Up Your Heads; He Comes To Me As One Unknown; Sleepers Awake.
Organist and Director of Music Rev Dr Ivor Jones.


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Unknown: Kenneth Cracknell.
Unknown: Dr Ivor Jones.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn. Stereo


Director: Vanessa Whitburn.

: News Stand

with Louise Levene.
Producer lain Croft. Stereo


Unknown: Louise Levene.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Carmen Callil , the founder of Virago, the feminist publishing house, talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Carmen Callil
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Culgaith Victoria Institute, Cumbria, put their questions to
Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sid Robertson.
Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


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

: Sunday Playhouse A Matter of Sex

by Nick Stafford.
James and Abigail lived an outwardly conventional married life in early 19th century London. On his death, James was found to be a woman and a public scandal followed. Director Claire Grove. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Stafford.
Director: Claire Grove.
James Allen: Anna Sawa
Older Abigail: Patricia Hayes
Younger Abigail: Diane Bull
Peapok: Terence Edmond
Mistières: Sylvester Morand
Job: Colin McFarlane
Colly Mutton: Gudrun Ure
Maddy Ford: Joanna Myers
Jimmy Giblet: Roger Watkins
Tommy Twattle: Peter Gunn

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

A Class of their Own? Britain seems to be acquiring an American-style "underclass". Melanie Phillips considers the perils for policy makers of ignoring this uncomfortable social reality.


Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen and Wendy Cooling pick paperbacks for Christmas.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Sue Limb in Ozleworth

Writer Sue Limb goes Down Your Way to the beautiful valley of Ozleworth in Gloucestershire.
(Broadcast last Tuesday)

: Poetry Please!

The second of four programmes in which members of the four estates pick a favourite poem. Today Simon Rae talks to members of "The
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo
0 Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Talks: Simon Rae
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

The programme that reports on the stories and issues affecting people throughout Europe.

: The Best of Fear on 4

Introduced by Edward De Souza , the Man in Black. 5: Survival by John Wyndham.
A group of people in outer space find that things become a matter of life or death, each dependent on the other in a horrifying way.
Dramatised by Pat Hooker
Director Gerry Jones. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward De Souza
Unknown: John Wyndham.
Dramatised By: Pat Hooker
Director: Gerry Jones.
Alice: Karen Ascoe
David: Simon Cuff
Marshall: David March
Rogers: Richard Tate
Capt Winters: Michael Deacon
Prentiss: John Moffatt
Temple: Nicholas Courtney
Hank: Joe Dunlop
Carter: Martin Dew
Al: Michael Graham Cox
Mrs Feltham: Eva Stuart

: Bookshelf

This week Nigel Forde meets the New York rabbi and author Chaim Potok , whose latest novel departs from Jewish issues to examine love in the midst of the horror of war.
Plus a survey of the season's thrillers.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Chaim Potok

: Punters

Listeners' reports with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

No Fur, No Feathers At the beginning of last year the actress
Caroline Blakiston set about learning her lines for the role of the eccentric governess in Chekhov's The Cherry
Orchard. This time though the lines were in the original Russian. A couple of months later she was on stage by the Black Sea, the lone English performer with the provincial theatre company of Taganrog,
Chekhov's birthplace. As opening night arrived, the cast greeted her with: "No fur, no feathers" - the Russian equivalent of "break a leg".
Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Caroline Blakiston
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Natural History Programme

with Jessica Holm.


Unknown: Jessica Holm.

: News

: A Search for the Spanish Soul

General Franco died on 20 November 1975, as did his pact with Spanish
Catholicism. Jen Sutton asks how the Catholic church has fared and where lies the Spanish soul. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Jen Sutton
Producer: Malcolm Love

: In Committee

Presenter Susan Hulme. Producer Charles Sigler


Presenter: Susan Hulme.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

A Season Under Siege Canon John Young , York Diocesan Evangelist, with his reflections for Advent.
2: Our Judgement on Judgement
Producer Clair Jaquiss. Stereo


Unknown: Canon John Young
Producer: Clair Jaquiss.

: 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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