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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 Peter with St James, Brackley, Northamptonshire. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Andrew Sheppy is a rare breeds enthusiast. George Macpherson finds out why. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Andrew Sheppy
Unknown: George MacPherson
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Trevor Bames and Christopher Morgan. Editor David Coomes
Including at


Unknown: Trevor Bames
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Gavin Campbell

talks for the Week's Good Cause about DEBRA, for parents of children with a painful genetic condition. 0 Donations to DEBRA,
[address removed]. Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from St Michael's Church, Aberystwyth, led by Rev Stuart Bell. Readings:
Mark 4, vv 35-41; John 4, vv 9-12; Love Divine;
Purify My Heart; Here Is Love; Peace like a River; Faithful One; More Love More Power; Jesus, We Celebrate your Victory.
Choirmaster Richard John. Organist Ernest Morgan.


Unknown: Rev Stuart Bell.
Choirmaster: Richard John.
Organist: Ernest Morgan.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitbum. Stereo


Director: Vanessa Whitbum.

: News Stand

with Matthew D'Ancona. Producer lain Croft. Stereo


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear the Chief Executive of Channel 4 Television, Michael Grade , choose eight records to take into exile.
Producer Olivia Seligman.


Unknown: Michael Grade
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Residents and gardeners of the London Borough of Sutton put questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Sue Phillips. Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Amanda Mares. •Send sae for fact sheet to
[address removed]


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

: Classic Serial

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. With and Final part: Emma in desperation hurls herself with unhealthy intensity into an affair with Leon.
Translated by Alan Russell
Dramatised by Christopher Reason Pianist Bernard Robertson Director Kay Patrick.


Unknown: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Translated By: Alan Russell
Dramatised By: Christopher Reason
Pianist: Bernard Robertson
Director: Kay Patrick.
Emma: Nicola Pagett
Charles Bovary: Stephen Moore
Monsieur Homais: Clive Swift
Rodolphe Boulanger: Roger Allam
Lheureux: Sam Dastor
Leon Dupuis: Paul Downing
Justin: Damien Walker
Félicité: Saskia Downes
Beadle: Peter Wheeler
The Bailiff: Christopher Wilkinson
Blind Beggar/Cabbie: Claude Close

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor returns to look at the latest radio news.
Producer Mary Sharp.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: Analysis

Freedom for
With a growing proportion of scientific research being carried out by private companies, are commercial considerations eroding the accountability of British science? Hugh Prysor-Jones asks if the government's current review of science policy is too late to stem the tide.


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

More musings from David Moreau on life's oddities.
3: Absolute Showers Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: David Moreau
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Nina Myskow in Knightsbridge

Columnist Nina Myskow explores the deeply serious business of shopping.


Unknown: Nina Myskow

: Poetry Please!

from the Brentwood Festival. Simon Rae introduces a selection of love poetry for Valentine's Day, read by Elizabeth
Bell and Stephen Thome. Producer Susan Roberts. •Requests to Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR.


Unknown: Brentwood Festival.
Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Stephen Thome.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Loss of Innocence

The last of six talks in which Misha Glenny gives a personal account of his frustrating lifelong love affair with Eastern and Central Europe.


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Central Europe.

: Dished Up in the Dordogne

1: On the Job
A family from Newhaven plan a four-star campsite, while a Newbury accountant is now the local estate agent. Both are part of the current British invasion of the Dordogne and, for twelve months, reporter Sylvia Horn and her family joined in. Producer Joy Hatwood.


Reporter: Sylvia Horn
Producer: Joy Hatwood.

: Nearest and Dearest

What do people really feel about those they do not choose but are expected to love and live with? 3: Siblings. There never were devoted sisters, just a source of irritation. Can sibling rivalry lead to deep, meaningful relationships in later life? Reporter Anne Brown. Producer Lucy Lunt


Reporter: Anne Brown.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Bookshelf

Author Joanna Trollope examines the history of the much-maligned romantic novel from its source, medieval romance, through the sentimental novel of the 18th century to the present. Mills and Boon, saga, blockbuster and traditional narrative - which one is true romance?


Unknown: Joanna Trollope

: A Sunday Outing

Matthew Parris and Bea Campbell are joined by a rich variety of guests in the studio in London - and, with the help of Maria Esposito , drop in at a St Valentine's Day Ball in Blackpool. North or South, gay or straight, it'll be a lively evening.
An Outcast production for BBC Radio 4


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Maria Esposito

: News

: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Another chance to hear four stories featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 's immortal detective.
4: The "Gloria Scott "
Holmes's first case, from his undergraduate days, a cruel tale of blackmail and mutiny at sea.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Dramatised by Vincent Me Inerney Director Patrick Rayner.


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Gloria Scott
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Vincent Me Inerney
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Victor: Simon Treves
Trevor: Terence Edmond
Armitage: Nigel Carrington
Captain: Charles Millham
Hudson: Eric Allan
Rev Wilson: Mark Straker
Prendergast: Alan Barker
Doctor: Fraser Kerr
Maid: Siriol Jenkins

: In Committee

with Rob Orchard.
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Rob Orchard.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for
Sunday night.
Rev Paul Hulme , minister of Wesley's Chapel,
London, reflects on the Methodist heritage for which he is responsible. Producer Noel Vincent Stereo


Unknown: Paul Hulme
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.

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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