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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 Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.


Unknown: Jack Hy

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

What role do universities play in agricultural education? Robert Forster talks to Professor David Harvey of Newcastle University.
Producer Carol Trewin


Talks: Robert Forster
Unknown: Professor David Harvey
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

: Michael Palin

talks for the Week's Good Cause about the work done by Farm Africa.
.Donations to [address removed]. Credit Cards: [number removed]

: 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.
The Mountain Top From Fisherwick
Presbyterian Church,
Belfast. Hymns: Immortal Invisible; 0 Thou who Camest from Above;
Almighty Father who Dost Give; All Earth Was Dark; Psalm 84 - How Lovely Is the Dwelling Place; Within Our Darkest Night (Taize); God Be in My Head. The service is led by Rev Dr David Lapsley with the choir of Fisherwick Presbyterian Church and Jubilate directed by David Stewart.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley
Directed By: David Stewart.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Keri Davies


Director: Keri Davies

: News Stand

with Jay Rayner. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Jay Rayner.

: Pick of the Week

with Liz Lochhead.


Unknown: Liz Lochhead.

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear author
Christabel Bielenberg choose eight records.
Producer Charlie Bunce


Unknown: Christabel Bielenberg
Producer: Charlie Bunce

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Goostrey Women's Institute, Cheshire, put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares
(Repealed on Wednesday at
Send sae for factsheet to
[address removed]


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

: Classic Serial

Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare. 2: Mr Anon
Miss M finds herself torn between the demands of her young suitor and the "evil" Fanny Bowater.
Flemming...SANDRA JAMES YOUNG Susan Monnerie ...FEDERAY HOLMES Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Walter de la Mare.
Unknown: Mr Anon
Unknown: Sandra James Young
Unknown: Susan Monnerie
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Martin Jenkins
Miss M: Emma Fielding
Sir Walter Pollack: John Church
Fanny Bowater: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mr Anon: Robert Glenister
Mrs Bwater: Jill Graham
Lady Pollack: Maureen O'Brien
Mrs Monnerie: Anna Massey
Harold Crimble: Keith Drinkel

: The Radio Programme

Was Dick Barton really all that exciting? And was Rollercoaster such a terrible idea?
Laurie Taylor investigates some of radio's myths. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

The Revisionist
Hugo Young asks whether the new revisionists can hope to rescue the Labour party from permanent opposition.

: The Wedge Between Us

In the last of four talks, Dr Irving Finkel traces the spectre of necromancy through the dust of the underworld inscribed on clay tablets in ancient Iraq. Producer Penny Lawrence


Unknown: Dr Irving Finkel

: Drif's Guide to the Northern Line

Drif Field, Baedeker of the second-hand book world, travels his favourite route.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae and guest poet Matthew Sweeney whet their appetites with a selection of poetry on the theme of food. They taste fresh plums, a Welsh vindaloo and a few edible insects.
Reader Denys Hawthorne. Producer Julian Wilkinson
.Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: In Business

At the BBC, "producer choice" is applying market forces to programme making. How big a change is this for a public organisation? Peter Day investigates.

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde investigates electronic books.


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

The Tight Red
The subject of motherhood inspires poems of extraordinary passion and vitality. Katie Campbell presents a special collection for Mother's Day: from the formal musings of the 17th-century literary ladies to the elation and despair of contemporary women poets. The readers are Jenny Agutter and Adjoa Andoh.
Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Katie Campbell
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Producer: Claire Grove

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: Snakes! Sacred and Profane

Throughout history, snakes have been symbols of both religious belief and sexuality, inspiring mixed emotions of horror, fear, admiration and reverence.
What is it about them that stirs the deepest recesses of the human psyche? Contributors include psychoanalysts Ann Baring and Andrew Samuels , male exotic speciality act Terry Brannigan , snake keeper Jack Comey , egyptologist Rosalie David , and anthropologist
Stephen Hugh-Jones . Original music based on snake sounds by Peter Howell of the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Andrew Samuels
Unknown: Terry Brannigan
Unknown: Jack Comey
Unknown: Rosalie David
Unknown: Stephen Hugh-Jones
Unknown: Peter Howell
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: In Committee

with Carolyn Quinn.
MPs in committee cross-examine witnesses on issues of public concern. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

30 Years of Honesty
A Lent series to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of Honest to
God, by the then Bishop of Woolwich, John Robinson. 4: The Aweful Truth
Ruth Etchells responds to the book's challenge to the image of God as transcendent and absolute. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: John Robinson.
Unknown: Ruth Etchells
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.

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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