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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

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston talks to farmers and ice cream makers Peter and Suzanne Redstone. Producer Carol Trewin


Talks: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Suzanne Redstone.
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

: Terry Wogan

talks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of a Concern Worldwide project in Ethiopia. 0 Donations to [address removed]
0 Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from Kensington Temple, London, led by Rev Colin
Dye. Reading: Acts 2, vv 1-21; Hosanna!; Jesus We
Celebrate Your Victory; 0 For A Thousand Tongues; 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae); Let Your Living
Waters Flow. Director of Music Rev Christopher Cartwright with the Kensington Temple Gospel Choir.


Unknown: Rev Colin
Unknown: Christopher Cartwright

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Allison Pearson. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Allison Pearson.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Kaye Webb , founder of Puffin Books for children, talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Kaye Webb
Unknown: Sue Lawley.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Newcastle and District Gardening
Society, Northern Ireland, put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , John Cushnie and Fred Downham.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Fred Downham.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial

My Son, My Son by Howard Spring.
Third of five parts, with Maeve is now a huge success in the theatre and Essex is tempted to write a play for her.
Song: Kay Patrick
Dramatised by Stan Barstow Director Kay Patrick


Song: Kay Patrick
Dramatised By: Stan Barstow
Director: Kay Patrick
William Essex: Ronald Pickup
Demot: Stuart Organ
Nette: Allson Reid
Mam: Melinda Walker
Maggie: Kate Binchy
Livia: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Ojiver: Richard Willis
Rory: Matthew Morgan
Headmaster: Philip Anthony
Wertheim: Steve Hodson
Annie: Jill Graham

: Sweat and Inspiration

Five engineering feats from the 19th century. 3: The Railway
Civil engineer
Dr Mark Raiss tells the story of the construction of the railway linking London and Lancashire.
With John Baddeley as Thomas Roscoe.
All other parts played by Philip Anthony , Keith Drinkel. Geraldine Fitzgerald , John Fleming , Steve Hodson and Dominic Letts Compiled and written by Martin Worth producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Dr Mark Raiss
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Thomas Roscoe.
Played By: Philip Anthony
Played By: Keith Drinkel.
Played By: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Played By: John Fleming
Played By: Steve Hodson
Played By: Dominic Letts
Written By: Martin Worth
Producer: Mark Savage

: Analysis

Monarchs to Measure Anthony King considers how far the monarchy needs to re-invent itself. Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Anthony King
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen from the BBC Radio Children's Poetry Festival in Bristol. With Morag
Styles and Gerard Benson. producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen
Presented By: Gerard Benson.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Kershaw in Cuba

Cuba Two: The Island The Barring of Soap
In Santiago and Havana, Andy Kershaw discovers an island rich in culture, sophistication, and the most ardent contradictions. Can Cuba resist the collapse of the Soviet Union and the strangulation of the American embargo?


Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces listeners' poetry requests with readers Adjoa Andoh and Michael Maloney , and guest Jackie Kay.
Producer Julian Wilkinson


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Adjoa Andoh
Readers: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Jackie Kay.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Day the Rains Came

On the west coast of Ireland you can spend days watching a thin gauzelike veil of fine drizzle fall on the land ... Constant rain: a boon to some, depressing for others - but what of its significance in different cultures? From the northern city of Tromso where it rains every day, to India where the monsoon comes with sudden violence, and Sarawak where the natives have 27 different word for rain - Simon Parkes peers into the drizzle.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Vietnam Revisited

Julian Pettifer concludes his two-part journey through Indo-China, from the postwar recovery of Vietnam to the atrocities of the "killing fields". Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde discusses Walter de la Mare.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Walter de la Mare.

: Concerto

Salvatore Accardo , Italian violinist and conductor, talks to June Knox Mawer and introduces his recordings of Rossini's String Sonata and Paganini's Violin Concerto No 2 in B minor (La Campanella).
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Unknown: Knox Mawer
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

: Silent Daughters

A family uncovers 40 years of sexual abuse. Presenter Jenni Mills. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Presenter: Jenni Mills.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: In Committee

with Susan Hulme.
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Seeds of Faith

Words and music for Whit
God was Already There
Graham Kings reflects on Christianity's encounter with culture in Africa. Music by students at St
Andrew's College, Kabare, on Mount Kenya. Producer Norman Winter


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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