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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 John the Baptist, Sedlescombe, Sussex,


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St John

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

How does farming on the Scilly Isles differ from farming on the British mainland? Robin Page joins Scillonians Peter and Penny Rogers.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Robin Page
Unknown: Scillonians Peter
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Christopher Morgan. Editor David Coomes
8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Editor: David Coomes

: Patrick Moore

appeals for the Week's 's Good Cause on behalf of the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering.
DONATIONS to B I M E, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

As part of BBC Radio On Show, a service shared by the "Churches Together" in the Highfields area of Leicester, held in the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart with congregations from Wesley Hall Methodist Church, the Anglican Parish of Christ the Saviour and the Moravian Church. Led by Fr John Lally , Rev Dr Eric Lott , Rev Stephen Bould and Rev Gloria David. Preacher: Rt Rev Thomas Butler , Bishop of Leicester. Director of Music Luke Spencer. Organists Roger Marvin and Peter Weston.


Unknown: Moravian Church.
Unknown: Fr John Lally
Unknown: Rev Dr Eric Lott
Unknown: Rev Stephen Bould
Unknown: Gloria David.
Unknown: Thomas Butler
Organists: Luke Spencer.
Organists: Roger Marvin
Organists: Peter Weston.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Martin Wainwright.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Singer Joan Baez talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Olivia Seligman


Singer: Joan Baez
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Ulster New Zealand Trust in Glenavy, County Antrim, put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Crosbie Cochrane and Fred Downham. Chairman
Clay Jones.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Crosbie Cochrane
Unknown: Fred Downham.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial: The Sea, The Sea: 1: Vanished Pantomimes

Iris Murdoch's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.
Charles Arrowby, celebrated actor, writer and director, has retired from his London world and come to the sea to become a hermit and draft his memoirs. But the past will not let him rest...


Author: Iris Murdoch
Cellist: Peter Esswood
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised by: Richard Crane
Director: Faynia Williams
Charles: John Wood
Hartley: Joyce Redman
Landlord: Jonathan Adams
Local 1: John Evitts
Local 2: Steve Hodson
Local 3: John Baddeley
Rosina: Sian Phillips
Lizzie: Tamara Ustinov
Peregrine: T.P. McKenna
Gilbert: Peter Kelly
dement: Jill Graham
Young Charles: David Holt
Young James: Sam Crane
James: Terrence Hardiman
Young Hartley: Rachel Atkins

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor returns with the latest radio news.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Melanie Phillips examines how a common set of values might be provided for the next generation.

: Smashing Pots

There's no such thing as an empty vessel for anthropologist
Nigel Barley. In a series of five talks, he shares his passion for African pots and the meanings they contain. 1: A Pot of Messages Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Nigel Barley.
Producer: Mick Webb

: Roads to Freedom

First of a two-part documentary about Harold Wolpe , a lawyer for the ANC, and his escape from South Africa. Presented by Joanna Buchan.


Unknown: Harold Wolpe
Presented By: Joanna Buchan.

: Poetry Please!

Michael Rosen is Simon Rae 's guest, and Tony Robinson indulges in a little nonsense poetry. Recorded at the BBC Children's Poetry Festival in Bristol. Producer Julian Wilkinson
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: The Board Game

The business quiz for the 90s.
Panel: Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey, Nigel Whittaker , Peter Day.
Chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker
Unknown: Peter Day.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to Deborah Cherry about the lives and talents of Victorian women artists; and modern images of village life.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Deborah Cherry

: Concerto

Pepe Romero is a member of a family of guitarists. He talks to June Knox-Mawer about his life and career, and introduces his recordings of music by Albenlz and Boccherini, and the Concierto para una Fiesta, composed for him by Rodrigo.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Pepe Romero
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Natural History Programme

Kelvin Boot explores Britain's wetlands.


Unknown: Kelvin Boot

: News

: Thatched Cottage, NookyPub

Frank Barrett takes a wry look at how Britain markets itself to tourists. In the 1960s, David Ogilvy conceived the image of a Britain made up of thatched cottages by idyllic village greens; today we sell selected images to different nations. Including contributions from Countess Spencer and the man who brought deep pan pizza to Britain, Bob Paton. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Frank Barrett
Unknown: David Ogilvy
Unknown: Bob Paton.
Producer: David Prest

: In Committee

Presented by Robert Orchard . Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Robert Orchard
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Christine Warring reflects on the birth pains of the community of St Peter. Producer Christine Liddell


Unknown: St Peter.
Producer: Christine Liddell

: News

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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