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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 the church of St Peter , Boughton Monchelsea, Kent.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Peter

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Andrew Green. Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Bob Monkhouse

appeals for the Week's
Good Cause on behalf of the Royal Air Forces Association.
● Donations to RAF Association, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Sung Eucharist comes from Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, with settings of the Mass by Haydn.
Readings: Revelations 19, w 6-9; Luke 24, w 13-35; Hymns: At the Lamb's
High Feast; We Hail Thy Presence Glorious; Love's Redeeming Work is Done. Preacher Rev Dr Kenneth Stevenson. Organist Dr John McElvoy.


Organist: Dr Kenneth Stevenson.
Organist: Dr John McElvoy.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Keri Davies


Director: Keri Davies

: Sam News Stand

with Louise Levene. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Louise Levene.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Desert Island Discs

Master of Birkbeck College Tessa Blackstone talks toSueLawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team visits the International Spring
Gardening Fair, Wembley, where visitors put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sue Phillips and Fred Downham.
Chairman Clay Jones. ProducerAmandaMares
Ssaeforfactsheetto to
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC,
PO Box 29, Manchester M12 6AD


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

: Classic Serial

Children of the Dead End
Patrick MacGill 's novel earned him condemnation from every pulpit and landowner in Ireland. 1- Restless Youth
Though only 12, Dermod and Norah are forced to leave Donegal and work the potato fields of Scotland. Gerard
Murphy is Dermod Flynn the narrator.
Dramatised by Maurice Leitch Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Patrick MacGill
Unknown: Dermod Flynn
Dramatised By: Maurice Leitch
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Young Demod: Robert Taylor
Norah Ryan: Diane O'Kelly
Fergus Ryan/Ticket collector: Tim Loane
Fr Devaney/Old Man: Kevin Flood
Farley McKeoum: John Hewitt
Judy/Mrs Ryan: Aine McCartney
Bennett: Sean Caffrey
Sheila Carroll: Stella McCusker
Ma Bennett: Trudy Kelly
Mikky's Jim: Niall Cusack
Young Michael: Allen Docherty
Girl: Katy Gleadhill
Mary: Margaret D'Arcy
Schoolmaster: Bj Hogg

: Trumpets and Foie Gras

by Roderick Graham.
Robert Lang plays Sydney Smith , "the Smith of Smiths", in the third of four programmes...
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Roderick Graham.
Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: Sydney Smith
Director: Jane Morgan
Saba: Marian Diamond
Dr Holland: Andrew Wincott
Mrs Smith: Ann Bell
Jeffrey: Mark Straker
Lord John Russell: Norman Jones
Gardner: Terence Edmond

: The Thin Blue Line

James Naughtie goes inside the United Nations to tell the story of the biggest revolution in its history.
2: Revolution on the 37th


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Treasure Islands

From Mog the Forgetful Cat to When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - writer and illustrator Judith Kerr celebrates her 70th birthday with Michael Rosen. producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Judith Kerr
Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Six programmes in which Martyn Wiley and Ian McMillan follow in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell , whose accounts of their 1773 tour of the Western Isles became classics of travel writing. 3: The heroes go to Skye, meet an Englishman who survived the climate, and ponder on comings and goings.


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dr Samuel Johnson
Unknown: James Boswell

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests and announces the winners of the Quotations Competition.
Producer Pat Pryor
● Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae

: The Village

Alan reaches crisis point with the village shop.
Presented by Nigel Farrell.


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Europhile

: In Business

Turning Up the Heat The last ten years have seen the creation of a new breed of people: the regulators who intervene to control the activities of the privatised monopolies. Peter Day asks how they are measuring up.

: Bookshelf

Author Frances Fyfield investigates the Crime Novel, with the help of Trevor Barnes , Michael Dibdin and P D James.


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Michael Dibdin

: Punters

The last programme in the series, with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

Crispin Written and read by Sheila Steafel.
"When I started out as an actress it really irritated me when one of my fellow artistes brought their dog into rehearsal. But that was before.... Crispin." Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Crispin Written
Read By: Sheila Steafel.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: The Natural History Programme

with George Macpherson.


Unknown: George MacPherson.

: News

: Farewell, Fleet Street

Four documentaries by David Wheeler presenting the inside story of the newspaper industry. 2: The Entertainers
Lord Rothermere and Hugh Cudlipp , William Deedes ,
Geoffrey Goodman , Max Hastings , Alastair Hetherington , Sir John Junor , Gerald Long and Andreas Whittam
Smith chart the changes in the relationship between owners and editors, and the character of newspapers, especially when it comes to comment, gossip and sex.
Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Hugh Cudlipp
Unknown: William Deedes
Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Alastair Hetherington
Unknown: John Junor
Unknown: Gerald Long
Unknown: Andreas Whittam
Producer: Louise Purslow

: In Committee

with Susan Hulme.
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Singing the Faith
Ian Bradley explores how hymns have expressed changes in theology and attitudes in the Church. 1: The Reformation Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: 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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