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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 Andrew 's Church, Bedford.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Andrew

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Richard and Sue Vaughn have changed their farming focus from growing crops to cultivating tourists. Is this type of farming the way of the future? Quentin Seddon finds out.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Sue Vaughn
Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

With Christopher Morgan and Alison Hilliard.
Editor David Coomes
8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers


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

: Sir Peter Ustinov

appeals for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Caldecott Community, a residential school for children in crisis. DONATIONS to The Caldecott Community, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS:[number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

From Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Pembroke, Wales. A united service marking the 900th anniversary of the town and castle, led by Rev Robert James. Reading: Luke 4, vv 14-21. Hymns: Crown Him with Many Crowns; Make Way, Make Way; Blessed Assurance; Shine Jesus Shine. Conductor Janice Llewellyn. Musical Director Des Thomas.


Unknown: Rev Robert
Conductor: Janice Llewellyn.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Matthew D'Ancona. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Actor William Roache , alias Ken Barlow of Coronation Street, talks to Dr Anthony Clare.


Subject: William Roache
Presenter: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Michael Ember

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits the Radio On Show festival in Scarborough. Members of the public put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Fred Downham. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares
FACTSHEET: Send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Fred Downham.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial: Alexander

A six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great by David Wade.
1:The King's Son. Which sees the birth of Alexander and friction between King Philip of Macedon and Queen Olympias.
Music: Wilfredo Acosta, Director: Glyn Dearman


Writer: David Wade
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman
Achilles: Barry Foster
Patroklos: Simon Ward
King Philip: Brian Cox
Queen Olympias: Geraldine James
Young Alexander: Sam Crane
Antipatros: David March
Demosthenes: Malcolm Sinclair
Lysimachos: Keith Drinkel
Young Hephaistim: Sary King
Aristander: Barry J Gordon
Artabazus: Philip Anthony
Kleitos: John Evitts
Leonidas: John Webb
Pausanias: James Telfer
Agathon: James Telfer
Menapis: David Thorpe
Aeschines: David Thorpe
Helhnike: Patti Holloway
Barsine: Oona Beeson
Clotho: Rachel Atkins
Lachesis: Jill Graham
Atropos: Diana Payan

: The Radio Programme

The A to Z of radio awards: Laurie Taylor, in front of a live audience at the Radio Festival in Birmingham, thanks everybody he knows for making it all possible.


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

All Sound and Fury?
Ian Davidson asks if there is sufficient agreement or the political will to make a common European foreign and security policy a reality.


Unknown: Ian Davidson

: Smashing Pots

5: Pot Bellies. Nigel Barley shares his passion for African pots in the last programme of the series. Producer Mick Webb


Producer: Mick Webb

: Walking through Ireland

Travel writer Robin Neillands retraces his footsteps from the Sperrin Mountains in Ulster to Knocknarea near Sligo.


Unknown: Robin Neillands

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces poetry requests with readers Elizabeth Bell and Garard Green and guest Craig Raine. ProducerPatPryor
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Garard Green
Unknown: Craig Raine.

: Feedback

The last programme of the present series, with Chris Dunkley.
WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: The Board Game

Business badinage, bons mots and bunkum. Panel: Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey, Janette Rutterford , Howard Hodgson. Chairman: Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


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

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Victoria Wood and Muriel Gray recommend three paperbacks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Muriel Gray

: Punters

Presented by Susan Marling.


Presented By: Susan Marling.

: Laughing Aloud

Dancing for Henry Miller. Actress Sheila Steafel recounts her traumatic experience as a scantily-clad ballet dancer in the film of Henry Miller 's Tropic of Cancer.
Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Henry Miller.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Henry Miller
Producer: Matthew Walters

: The Natural History Programme

George Macpherson takes a look at bark.


Unknown: George MacPherson

: News

: About Face

Michael O'Donnell explores how burns victims reconstruct themselves, and the choices that plastic surgeons have to make.
Original music by Stephen Faux Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Music By: Stephen Faux
Producer: Matt Thompson

: In Committee

Presented by Carolyn Quinn. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Graham Cray , Principal of Ridley Hall , Cambridge, believes the era of Enlightenment thinking is giving way to a new age and reflects on the consequences for Christian thought and action. 1: The Walls Come Down. In a collapsing culture, what place is there for faith? Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Graham Cray
Unknown: Ridley Hall
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.

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