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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 Paul's Cathedral, London.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robin Page talks to botanist and wild flower expert Miriam Rothschild. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Miriam Rothschild.
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

: Judi Dench

talks for the Week's Good Cause about the Low Pay
Research Trust.
.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.
This week, The Garden, a personal pilgrimage in words and music from Borrowdale to Durham. Wild Hills O'Wannie ; There is a Green Hill
(Horsley); Passion Chorale (JS Bach); The Boar's Head
(Jordan); Ring Christ, Ring Mary, Benedict and Bede
(Woodlands); The Stranger (Surrey); Walking in a Garden (Noel Nouvelet);
Border Spirit; Matthew 26, w 36-44; I John. Extracts from T S Eliot,
Dylan Thomas , Richard Tamplin. Worship led by Ruth Etchells with folk singer
Maddy Prior, Mark Jordan (woodwind) and Clifford Lantaff (harp).


Unknown: Hills O'Wannie
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Richard Tamplin.
Unknown: Ruth Etchells
Unknown: Mark Jordan
Harp: Clifford Lantaff

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Jay Rayner. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Jay Rayner.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert island Discs

Another chance to hear
Sir Isaiah Berlin choose eight records to take to his island exile.
Producer Janet Lee


Producer: Janet Lee

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Braunston Village Gardens Association,
Northamptonshire, put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sue Phillips and Fred Downham.
Chairman Clay Jones. producer Amanda Mares
●Send sae for factsheet to
[address removed]


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

: Classic Serial

Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare. Final part: The Circus.
Miss M's determination to be free leads her into the world of circus, and to an untimely death.
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 PoUacke: John Church
Mrs Mmnerie: Anna Massey
Susan Monnerie: Federay Holmes
Fanny Bowater: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mr Anon: Robert Glenister
Captain Valentine: David Holt
Percy Maudlen: Charles Simpson
Adam Waggett: Matthew Morgan
Gypsy Woman: Susan Brown
Showman: John Junkin
Mrs Bowater: Jill Graham

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor.
Libby Spurrier doorsteps the doorsteppers. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

Out of the Red
John Lloyd investigates whether radical market reforms in Russia should be intensified, modified or thrown out altogether.

: Treasure Islands

The return of the children's books programme, introduced by Michael Rosen.
Censored or sensitive?
Should children's writers be forced to be "politically correct", or is this a threat to freedom of expression? Michael Rosen talks to authors and publishers. Producer Jill Burridge


Introduced By: Michael Rosen.
Talks: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Down Your Drain

Director of the Science
Museum Dr Neil Cossons lifts a manhole and looks into London's sewers.


Unknown: Dr Neil Cossons

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces requests and talks to guest poet Matthew Sweeney.
Reader Denys Hawthorne. Producer Julian Wilkinson eRequests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: In Business

Business in Handcuffs
In view of the problems caused by big fraud cases, Peter Day investigates how to lock up the fraudsters.


Unknown: Peter Day

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde goes behind the pages of the book review business.


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Punters

with Susan Marling.
Listeners report on issues which have affected their lives.
e WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR e PHONE: 0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

The Endless Knot by Kurt Diemberger.
Read by Frederick Jaeger. A mountaineering love story, Kurt Diemberger 's account of climbing K2 with Julie Tullis is one of high drama and heroic endurance, of triumph followed by tragedy. Adapted and produced by Keith Hindell


Unknown: Kurt Diemberger.
Read By: Frederick Jaeger.
Unknown: Kurt Diemberger
Unknown: Julie Tullis
Produced By: Keith Hindell

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: To the Tempest Given

Richard Holmes reconstructs the emotional and artistic turmoil of Shelley's last weeks in Italy. Was the poet suicidal, or was he on the brink of a new lease of creative life?
Producer Ed Thomason


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Producer: Ed Thomason
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Michael Maloney
Mary Shelky: Selina Cadell
Edward Williams: Christopher Bramwell
Jane Williams: Moir Leslie
Edward John Trelawny: Nigel Anthony

: In Committee

with Carolyn Quinn. The programme that follows the activities of MPs in committee as they cross-examine witnesses on public issues.
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 the controversial million-selling paperback Honest to God, by the then Bishop of Woolwich, John Robinson.
5: Truth is Many-eyedAlan Race , Director of Studies for the Southwark
Ordination Course, which John Robinson founded, picks up the trail.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: John Robinson.
Unknown: Alan Race
Unknown: John Robinson
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.

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