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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 Whichford Church Tower, Warwickshire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston meets the Labour spokesman on agriculture,
Dr Gavin Strang. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Dr Gavin Strang.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

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


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Joanna Trollope

talks for the Week's Good
Cause about the Lady
Hoare Trust for physically disabled children.
• Donations to [address removed]. Credit Cards: [number removed]


Unknown: Hoare Trust
Unknown: Lady Hoare Trust

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Places of the Passion
A series of devotional services for Lent, featuring places which have associations with the Passion story.
3: Caesarea Philippi, the source of the river
Presented from St Giles's
Church, Bredon,
Gloucestershire, by the Rev Canon John Ridout , with The Rt Rev Jeremy Walsh , Bishop of Tewkesbury, and James Butterworth.
Matthew 16, w 13-28; Here I Am, Lord; Believe Not
Those Who Say; Through All the Changing Scenes of Life; Take Up Thy Cross.
Organist Derrick Grainger. Choirmaster
Andrew Chapman.


Unknown: Canon John Ridout
Unknown: Jeremy Walsh
Unknown: James Butterworth.
Organist: Derrick Grainger.
Choirmaster: Andrew Chapman.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Melanie Phillips. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Melanie Phillips.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Television writer and producer David Croft talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: David Croft
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The WorldThis Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners'Question Time

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
• Questions on a postcard to
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward

: Classic Serial

Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare. A story of love and obsession in three parts, in which Miss M struggles to find her place in Victorian society. 1: Miss M
Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Walter de la Mare.
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Martin Jenkins
Miss M: Emma Fielding
Sir Walter Pollacke: John Church
Pollie: Melanie Hudson
Young MissM: Sian Jenkins
Adam Waggett: Matthew Morgan
Gypsy Woman: Susan Brown
Mrs Bowater: Jill Graham
Bates: John Baddeley
Fanny Bowater: Sylvestra Letouzel
Dr Phelps: John Webb
Young Man: David Holt
Harold Crimble: Keith Drinkel
Lady Pollacke: Maureen O'Brien
Mrs Crimble: Pauline Letts

: The RadioProgramme

How many radio consultants does it take to change a station? Nancy Durham takes out a calculator. Presented by Laurie Taylor.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Nancy Durham
Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: AnalysisRites of Passage

The 1990s are fast becoming the decade of refugees and asylum-seekers. David Walker asks how claims for shelter in Britain should be assessed and considers the relevance of borders in a single European market.


Unknown: David Walker

: The Wedge Between Us

In the third of four talks, Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum deciphers the secrets of wedge writing from Mesopotamia, discovering cuneiform recipes for fertility, pregnancy and childbirth, plus a bonus cure for premature hair-loss in harassed parents.


Speaker: Dr Irving Finkel
Producer: Penny Lawrence

: From the 'Pool to100 plus a Fish

Surrealist London
George Melly ends his autobiographical journey exploring another of his passions - art.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae with guest poet Matthew Sweeney.
Reader Denys Hawthorne. Producer Julian Wilkinson
0 Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Reader: Matthew Sweeney.
Reader: Denys Hawthorne.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: In Business

Export or Die?
Peter Day asks if Britain PLC can export its way out of recession.

: Bookshelf

Authors Robin Chapman and Jay Parini , who have both written biographies, talk about approaching a life through fiction.


Unknown: Robin Chapman
Unknown: Jay Parini

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Goodbye to All That

Last of a four-part series looking at the world's creative communities. Calcutta
Simon Parkes travels to
India, where writers, poets and painters live among the poverty-stricken back streets.
Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: The NaturalHistory Programme

Jessica Holm reports on the endangered white-winged wood duck.


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: Pak's Britannica

Second of two documentaries by David Dabydeen , who was bom in Guyana, and presents an outsider's view of England today.
Mandevitte's Hive
England has been absorbing foreign influences ever since the Angles settled these islands. Can this subconscious tradition be harnessed to create a more positive attitude to modem immigration? Contributors include: Dan Gidwany ,
Harry Goldbourne ,
Vaya Naidu and Marina Warner. Producer David Perry


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Dan Gidwany
Unknown: Harry Goldbourne
Unknown: Vaya Naidu
Producer: David Perry

: In Committee

The programme that follows the activities of MPs in committee.
Presented by Rob Orchard. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Rob Orchard.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Thirty Years of Honesty A Lent series to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of the controversial paperback Honest to God, by the then Bishop of Woolwich, John Robinson.
3: A Loss of Nerve
John Bowden , Managing
Director of the SCM Press, who published the book, considers how honesty has fared since then.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: John Robinson.
Unknown: John Bowden
Producer: Norman Winter

: 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.

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