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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 Old Steeple, Dundee. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston breakfasts with Derek Motley on his farm near Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Derek Motley
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Bames. Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


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

: Sunday Papers

: Tony Britton

talks for the Week's Good Cause about the help given to ex-servicemen and women by the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops. Donations to [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from St Finnian's Church, Cregagh, Belfast. Conducted by Rev Noel Battye.


Conducted By: Rev Noel Battye.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Keri Davies. Stereo


Director: Keri Davies.

: News Stand

with Matthew D'Ancona. Producer lain Croft. Stereo


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.

: Pick of the Week

John Walters presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.


Unknown: John Walters

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear the actor Robert Lindsay choose eight records to take to his island exile. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Lower Penn and District
Horticultural Society,
Staffordshire, put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Bridget Moody. Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Amanda Mares. •Send sae for fact sheet to
[address removed]


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares.

: Classic Serial Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert , dramatised in four parts.
3: Deserted by Leon,
Emma is vulnerable to the advances of a man like Rodolphe Boulanger.
Singer: Claude Close
Translated by Alan Russell
Dramatised by Christopher Reason Director Kay Patrick.


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert
Unknown: Rodolphe Boulanger.
Translated By: Alan Russell
Dramatised By: Christopher Reason
Director: Kay Patrick.
Emma: With Nicola Pagett
Charles Bovary: Stephen Moore
Monsieur Homais: Clive Swift
Rodolphe Boulanger: Roger Allam
Lheureux: Sam Dastor
Léon Dupuis: Paul Downing
Félicité: Saskia Downes
Maurice: Rodney Litchfield
Heuvain: James Quinn

: Immortal Diamonds

The End of All Our
Rosemary Hartill continues her exploration of the changing relationship between God and the poets through T S Eliot's Four Quartets. producer Amanda Hancox.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Amanda Hancox.

: Analysis

The New Masters?
The European Court of Justice overrides British MPs, forces Ministers to change policy and even rules against
Jacques Delors. Paul Craig asks why the judges in Luxembourg are becoming so powerful and just who will decide how Britain's future in Europe unfolds.


Unknown: Jacques Delors.
Unknown: Paul Craig

: More Wrestling than Dancing

More musings from David Moreau on life's oddities. 2: The Discreet Charm of the French.
Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: David Moreau
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Nina Myskow in St Andrews

Columnist and broadcaster
Nina Myskow goes on a very personal journey back to St Andrews in Scotland.


Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: St Andrews

: Poetry Please!

from the Brentwood Festival. Simon Rae introduces a series of listeners' requests, read by Elizabeth Bell and Stephen Thome.
Producer Susan Roberts. .Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Stephen Thome.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Loss of Innocence

The fifth of six talks in which Misha Glenny gives a personal account of his frustrating life-long love affair with Eastern and Central Europe.


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Central Europe.

: Word of Mouth

with Frank Delaney.
In the last programme of the series: Tools or technobabble? The jargoneers fight it out.
Producer Simon Elmes.


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Nearest and Dearest

What do we really feel about our relations?
2: Mothers
Why does the only person to soothe the fevered brow, mend the much-loved toy and kill the dragon under the bed turn into the sort of embarrassing, ignorant fool that we pray we'll never turn into or marry? Reporter Anne Brown. Producer Lucy Lunt


Reporter: Anne Brown.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Bookshelf

In Sex and the British,
Paul Ferris looks at sexual mores in the 20th century. He talks to Nigel Forde , who also explores how novelists intrude on their characters' sex lives.


Unknown: Paul Ferris
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: A Taste of ... Hausa

Ray Gosling with Dr Graham Fumiss (ex VSO, now SOAS),
Aliyou Aminu of Kano, Fatima Bilbis of Sokoto and Lola Obola of Kaduna.
Producer Jenny Lo.


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Dr Graham Fumiss
Unknown: Aliyou Aminu
Unknown: Fatima Bilbis
Unknown: Lola Obola
Producer: Jenny Lo.

: Living Dangerously

The last of five programes in which writer and broadcaster Roger Graef talks to young lawbreakers about how they see the world.
Mark - "I treat people the way they treat me". Producer Mohini Patel


Talks: Roger Graef
Producer: Mohini Patel

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Another chance to hear four stories featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's immortal detective.
3: The Stockbroker's Clerk
A young clerk is offered a post beyond his wildest dreams. Is it all too good to be true - and if so, why?
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Dramatised by Denys Hawthorne Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Denys Hawthorne
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Mr Pycroft: Jonathan Tafler
Mr Pinner: Sean Barrett
Inspector Gabriel: Nigel Carrington

: In Committee

Presented by Rob Orchard. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Rob Orchard.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Mary Roy Jenkins considers aspects of popular devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church.
Producer Karen Walker. Stereo


Unknown: Mary Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Producer: Karen Walker.

: 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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