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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Including Bells On
Sunday from St Lawrence Jewry, London.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Nick and Trish Girling -Butcher entertain
Oliver Walston to breakfast New Zealand style.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Trish Girling
Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Christopher Morgan. Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Jane Lapotaire

talks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of the National Council for One Parent Families.
* Donations to [address removed]
Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from
St Teresa of Avila Church, Ashford, Kent. Celebrant
Fr Thomas Cooper. Preacher Fr Wilfrid McGreal.
Christ is Made the Sure
Foundation (Westminster Abbey); The Ashford Liturgy (Bernadette Farrell ); Readings:
I Corinthians 3, vv 16-23; Matthew 5, vv 38-48; Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket).
Director of Music Mark Dellor.


Unknown: St Teresa
Unknown: Fr Thomas Cooper.
Unknown: Fr Wilfrid McGreal.
Unknown: Bernadette Farrell
Music: Mark Dellor.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Matthew D'Ancona. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Cabinet Secretary Sir
Robin Butler talks to Sue
Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Robin Butler
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week, chairman Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer Amanda Mares
● Questions on a postcard to Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27,
Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips

: Classic Serial

Persuasion by Jane Austen.
Starring Juliet Stevenson 1: Old Friends and New Meetings
It is 1814 in the village of Uppercross in Somersetshire, and Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall has long since given up any hope of his daughter's making a favourable marriage. But Anne did fall in love eight years ago with Frederick Wentworth , a young man with no fortune and no family connections. She was persuaded to give him up. Has he forgiven her?
Director Vanessa Whitburn


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Sir Walter Elliot
Unknown: Frederick Wentworth
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Anne Elliot: Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth: Jm Brierley
Jane Austen: Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot: Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot: Claire Faulconbridge
Mary Musgrove: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove: Alister Cameron
Little Charles: John Abell
Henrietta Musgrove: Alison Dowling
Louisa Musgrove: Jayne Dowell
Mrs Musgrove: Sheila Grant
Lady Russell: Patricia Galumore
Admiral Croft: Jeffery Dench
Sophia Croft: Tina Gray
Mrs Clay: Hedli Niklaus
Mr Shepherd: Stephen Hancock
Charles Hayter: Clive Marlowe

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor. Presenters on the graveyard shift invite us to enter their twilight zone. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

Bully for the Boys in Blue
David Walker asks if the government's new structure for the police will cut crime, and what the political consequences might be.


Unknown: David Walker

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

The last in the series of David Moreau 's musings. Having a Smashing Time on the M40.
Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: David Moreau
Producer: Viv Beeby

: From the 'Pool to 100 plus a Fish

George Melly begins an autobiographical journey. 1: Liverpool.


Unknown: George Melly

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae presents readings from Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha. Producer Julian Wilkinson
0Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Dished Up in the Dordogne

2: And the Living is Easy. Sylvia Horn reports on the year she took her family to live among the Brits in the Dordogne.
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Sylvia Horn

: Nearest and Dearest

What do we really feel about our relations? 4: Grandparents
Is this the easiest of all family relationships?
Reporter Anne Brown. Producer Lucy Lunt


Reporter: Anne Brown.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde looks at the role of the fiction editor, and Terence Stamp reveals his essential reading.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Terence Stamp

: A Taste of ... Finnish

Following tea with Dr Michael Branch and his wife Hannele, Ray Gosling visits Rotherhithe to listen to Magnus, Jenny and Esse. Producer Jenny Lo


Unknown: Dr Michael Branch
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Jenny Lo

: Goodbye to All That

A four-part series on the world's creative communities.
1: Deya. Simon Parkes travels to Mallorca to find the community which grew up around the poet Robert Graves , and which now includes musicians like Kevin Ayres , film actor Michael Douglas , and vacationing poets such as Brian Patten.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Kevin Ayres
Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Brian Patten.
Producer: David Prest

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: In Search of Utopia

All Things in Common Some 10,000 people in Britain today live in communes, a radical alternative to the nuclear family. The adults may feel that they have found Utopia, but what is the legacy of such a life for the children? In the first of two programmes,
Felicity Goodall meets people who have grown up in religious or spiritual communities. Producers Susan Roberts and Pat Pryor


Unknown: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Pat Pryor

: In Committee

with Tim Fenton.
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Tim Fenton.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Harold Ingham on deism. Producer Fiona Cormack


Unknown: Harold Ingham
Producer: Fiona CormacK

: Before the Ending of the Day

The Office of Compline.

: News

About this project

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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