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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 H\ wel-Davies. Including Bells On Sunday from
Westhoughton Parish
Church of St Bartholomew, Bolton. Stereo

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

How does a man who farms over 9,000 acres balance his passion for wildlife with profits? Robin Page talks to Norfolk farmer Chris Knights. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Chris Knights.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Andrew Green.
Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Claire Rayner

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which promotes good practice in the adoption field and helps to find new families for children.
Donations to BAAF [address removed]
Credit Cards [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Glorious Return ...
...To Be Our Judge. This series of Advent services, featuring the Rev
Dr Colin Morris as preacher, continues with a family service from Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans , led by the Senior Minister, the Rev Michael Bochenski. Also taking part is the Rev
Noel Pepper. Matthew 13, vv
24-30; Hail To The Lord's Anointed; Born In The Night, Mary's Child;
Restore 0 Lord; Rejoice The Lord Is King.
Organist and Conductor Bingitta Birchall. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Unknown: St Albans
Unknown: Michael Bochenski.
Unknown: Noel Pepper.
Conductor: Bingitta Birchall.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Tim Coleman. Stereo


Director: Tim Coleman.

: News Stand

with Sebastian Scott.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Sebastian Scott.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Professor Ghillean Prance , Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Professor Ghillean Prance
Producer: Janet Lee.

: 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 Daphne Ixdward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo ●Send sae for fact sheet to
[address removed]


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

: Sunday Playhouse

Grace and Favour
Are you an unbeliever if you don't go to church?
Grace doesn't think so, but in Richard Everett 's heart-warming play her faith is put to the test.
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Everett
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Grace: Brenda Bruce
Frances: Sarah Badel
Liz: Siriol Jenkins
Robert: Andrew Wincott
Donald: Graham Crowden
Young Grace: Victoria Carling
Frank: Robert Portal
Ruth: Ann Windsor
Gran: Gudrun Ure

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor.
Producer Mary Sharp. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: Analysis

David Walker asks if the Tories have finally killed the post-war progressive impulse in the classrooms.


Unknown: David Walker

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Robert Westall talks about some of his award-winning books, including The Machine-Gunners,
Blitzcat and Stormsearch.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Robert Westall
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Sue Limb in Wotton-under-Edge

Writer Sue Limb goes Down Your Way to the quiet, old-fashioned town of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire.

: Poetry Please!

The third in a series of four programmes in which members of the four estates pick a favourite poem. Today Lord Jenkins of Hillhead makes a choice of poem for "The Lords Temporal".
Producer Julian Wilkinson
● Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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. 6: The Horn by Stephen Gallagher.
Three strangers, trapped in a snowstorm on a remote stretch of motorway, find themselves listening for the sound of a horn which they believe will lead them to safety - but they are very much mistaken!
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward De Souza
Unknown: Stephen Gallagher.
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Natham: John Castle
David: Peter Gunn
Mick: Philip Sully
The Girl: Cara Kelly
The Snotcplough Driver: Christopher Scott

: Bookshelf

A new collection of Rebecca West 's shorter fiction celebrates the centenary of her birth.
Nigel Forde finds out more about the novelist who took her name from one of Ibsen's most independent and strong-willed characters. And a look along the bookshelves of Jesus's biographer, A N Wilson.


Unknown: Rebecca West
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

Life After Life by Tony Parker.
From his tape-recorded interviews with 12 murderers sentenced to life imprisonment. Parker chooses two to bring a rare insight into the mind of the lifer.
Producer Faynia Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Parker.
Producer: Faynia Williams.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

To start a new series,
Helena Kennedy QC presents her own selection of poetry, prose and drama on the theme of crime and justice. Leo McKern and Juliet Stevenson read accounts of spirited advocacy, courtroom drama and the bizarre eccentricities of the legal world. Recorded in the Benchers' Smoking Room in the Middle Temple. Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Leo McKem
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: in Committee

Following the activities of MPs in committee as they cross-examine witnesses on issues of public concern. With Susan Hulme. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

A Season Under Siege Canon John Young , York Diocesan Evangelist, with his reflections for Advent.
3: Pie in the Sky?
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.

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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