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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 All Saints' Church, Tilsworth, Bedfordshire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Great Yarmouth bloaters are on the menu when Henry and Gill Head serve up breakfast. Oliver Walston talks to them about farming lavender. Producer Gill Powell


Talks: Oliver Walston
Producer: Gill Powell

: Sunday

with Andrew Green and Christopher Morgan.
Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Christopher Morgan.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Margaret Drabble

appeals for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Association of Stammerers. DONATIONS to Association of Stammerers.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Parish communion from St John the Baptist, Crowthorne, led by Rev Brian Spence. Hymns: Guide Me 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); Rise and Hear! The Lord Is Speaking (Sussex); Take this Bread; Shine Jesus Shine. Communion Setting: Addington (Richard Shephard ). Readings: Acts 11, v 27 -12, v 2, Matthew 10, w 35-45. Director of Music: Penelope Bagshaw. Organist: Christopher Stephenson.


Unknown: St John
Unknown: Brian Spence.
Unknown: Richard Shephard
Organist: Penelope Bagshaw.
Organist: Christopher Stephenson.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Keri Davies


Director: Keri Davies

: News Stand

with Matthew D'Ancona. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serie.


Unknown: Chris Serie.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Colin Blakemore talks to
Dr Anthony Clare.
Produced by Michael Ember Associates


Talks: Professor Colin Blakemore
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.
Produced By: Michael Ember

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

From Northern Ireland. Panel: Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Crosbie Cochrane. Chairman: Clay Jones. producer Amanda Mares
FACTSHEET: Send s a e to [address removed]


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

: Classic Serial: Alexander

A six-part serial of the life of Alexander the Great by David Wade.
2: “I Am Also Alexander". Alexander is used as a pawn in the war between his parents, and is educated by Aristotle.
Music Wilfreda Acosta
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: David Wade.
Music: Wilfreda Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman
Alexander: Michael Maloney
Young Alexander: Sam Crane
Hephaistion: Alex Jennings
Young Hephaistion: Gary King
Achilles: Barry Foster
Patroklos: Simon Ward
King Philip ,: Brian Cox
Queen Olympias: Geraldine James
Aristotle: John Moffatt
Demosthenes: Malcolm Sinclair
Lysimachos: Keith Drinkel
Leonidas: John Webb
Ptolemy: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas: Michael Onslow
Pausanias: James Telfer
Aeschines: David Thorpe
Anteas: Barry J Gordon
Demeratos: John Evitts

: The Radio Programme

Hamish Mykura goes deep-sea jiving at the Underwater Music Festival in Florida. Presented by Laurie Taylor. producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Hamish Mykura
Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Analysis

Off with Their Heads!
David Walker asks if Britain pays the price for its suspicion of big ideas. The last in the present series.


Unknown: David Walker

: Siesta Days, Fiesta Nights

Drew Launay recounts his experiences of life in Spain in a six-part series.
1: Fiesta. Religious fiestas may not turn out so holy when aggrieved farmers and drunken fishermen join in. An Insight Production

: Walking through Ireland

A walk with Robin Neillands along the west coast of Ireland.


Unknown: Robin Neillands

: Poetry Please!

celebrates the work of Rudyard Kipling. Simon Rae introduces requests with guest Craig Raine. Reader Garard Green. Producer Pat Pryor
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Reader: Craig Raine.
Reader: Garard Green.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: Letter from the Creuse

The first in a series of reports from out-of-the-way places by BBC foreign correspondents. Stephen Jessel visits a remote area of the Massif Central.


Unknown: Stephen Jessel

: Europhile

: The Board Game

Last in the series of the show that teaches you what you didn't learn in business school. Panel: Peter Day , Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey , Janette Rutterford. Chairman: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig


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

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and guests Michael Meyer and Timberlake Wertenbaker select three paperbacks.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Michael Meyer
Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Punters

Presented by Susan Marling.


Presented By: Susan Marling.

: Laughing Aloud

An Unofficial English Sunbeam. Frank Muir reads from Arthur Marshall 's essays. Producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Michael Earley

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.

: News

: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Four stories featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective.
1: The Musgrave Ritual. Holmes recalls one of his earliest cases, involving a 17th-century ritual in a noble family.
Dramatised by Peter Mackie Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan
Dramatised By: Peter MacKie
Director: Enyd Williams
Slterlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Reginald Musgrave: Robert Daws
Brunton: David Bannerman
Rachel: Eluned Jones
Sgt Harriss: Michael Kilgarrift

: In Committee

Presented by Carolyn Quinn. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Graham Cray reflects on the end of the era of Enlightenment thinking.
2: Imagining a Different World. In response to the collapse of a familiar culture, can there emerge faith, imagination and a new way of living? 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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