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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 Holy
Trinity Church, Guildford, Surrey.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Alison Hilliard. Editor David Coomes
Including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Alison Hilliard.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Glenda Jackson

appeals for the Week's
Good Cause on behalf of the Katherine Dormandy Trust's Haemophilia Cure Appeal.
●Donations to [address removed] ●Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

A service from St Giles' Cathedral to mark the 150th anniversary of the Disruption. Led by Rev Professor Alec Cheyne.


Unknown: Professor Alec Cheyne.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Tim Coleman


Director: Tim Coleman

: pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Managing director ot GEC Lord Weinstock talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chairman Clay Jones digs into the postbag and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Daphne Ledward and Sue Phillips to solve listeners gardening problems. 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: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Sue Phillips

: Classic Serial

My Son, My Son by Howard Spring dramatised in five parts. With Ronald Pickup as William Essex.
2: Essex has now married Nellie and their life together, based on his need for money, is joyless. He clings to his plans for his son Oliver, and as he and Dermot become more and more successful, he blinds himself to his sons faults.
Dramatised by Stan Barstow Director Kay Patrick


Dramatised By: Stan Barstow
Director: Kay Patrick
Dermot: Stuart Organ
Sheila: Sandra James-Young
Nellie: Alison Reid
Maevea as a child: Sophie Green
Maevea as a girl: Melinda Walker
Olivera as a child: Sam Wise
Oliver as a boy: James Cohen
RoryasacW: Ben Guy
Rorjasaboy: Adam Morley
Daisy: Sunny Ormonde
Donnelly: Keith Drinkel
Sam Sawle: Danny Schiller
Judas: Michael Goldie
Mary Latter: Jillie Meers

: Sweat and Inspiration

Five engineering feats from the 19th century. 2: The Tunnel
Dr Mark Raiss tells the story of the building of the first tunnel under a major river - more than 150 years before the construction of the Channel Tunnel. It took Marc Brunei and his son
Isambard 18 years to build and was beset with problems, both structural and financial.
All other parts played by John Baddeley , Keith Drinkel. Steve Hodson , David Thorpe and John Webb
Compiled and written by Martin Worth producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Dr Mark Raiss
Unknown: Marc Brunei
Played By: John Baddeley
Played By: Keith Drinkel.
Played By: Steve Hodson
Played By: David Thorpe
Played By: John Webb
Written By: Martin Worth
Producer: Mark Savage
Marc Brunei: Yves Aubert
hambard Brunei: John Rowe

: Analysis

When the Party's Over Is the mass political party dead? If so, asks
Sarah Benton , what happens to democracy?


Unknown: Sarah Benton

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen from the BBC Radio Children's Poetry Festival in Bristol. With
Morag Styles 's poetry workshop for the 7- to 11-year-olds. Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Morag Styles
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Kershaw in Cuba

Cuba One: Miami Capitdismo o
Muerte Andy Kershaw travels to
Cuba and to Miami, Florida.


Unknown: Muerte Andy Kershaw

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen , the holder of the BP Speak-a-Poem award, performs a selection of verse for the BBC
Poetry Festival in Bristol. Producer Julian Wilkinson
●Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: The Village

Nigel Farrell pays his final visit to the village of Bentley in Hampshire.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: Wilko's Spain

4: Tarragona
In the last programme of the series, Tony Wilkinson portrays the Catalan port of Tarragona through its local paper, the Diari.
An independent production by Tony Wilkinson


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Production By: Tony Wilkinson

: Vietnam Revisited

Two programmes presented by Julian Pettifer. The images of Hollywood films such as The
Deerhunter and Apocalypse Now have almost eclipsed the reality of the terrible 16-year-long war in Indo-China. But what was it really like for those who were there? From 1966 until the fall of Saigon,
Julian Pettifer reported for the BBC in Vietnam and Cambodia - until now he has not been allowed to return. From Ho Chi Minh City to the Vietcong tunnels at Cu Chi, he explores how the country has survived the post-war period.
1: Ho Chi Minh City, or is it Saigon?
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Julian Pettifer.
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde investigates what drives the family enthusiast into the past.


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Concerto

Julian Lloyd Webber talks to June Knox-Mawer about his musical family, his cello, his passion for horror stories and Delius, and he introduces his recording of the Cello
Concerto in C minor by Nikolai Miaskovsky , which he fell in love with when he was 11 years old. Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Nikolai Miaskovsky
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Natural History Programme

with George Macpherson.


Unknown: George MacPherson.

: News

: Podium Power

Orchestral conductors flit from country to country, sometimes holding two or three jobs at once. In the golden age of conducting - the era of Mahler, Nikisch, Furtwangler and Toscanini - a music director worked with the same orchestra, creating a personality that could be recognised at the fall of the first downbeat.
Norman Lebrecht examines the history of "The Maestro Myth" and suggests that conducting could be in danger of decline.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Norman Lebrecht
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: In Committee

with Michael Fairbairn. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Michael Fairbairn.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline from Harrogate Ladies' College, North Yorkshire. Director of Music David Andrews.


Music: David Andrews.

: 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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