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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 the Church of St Lawrence the Martyr, Abbots Langley , Hertfordshire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Abbots Langley

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon breakfasts on the edge of Exmoor with dairy consultant Gordon Newman.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: Gordon Newman.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

With Trevor Barnes and Alison Hilliard. Including at
8.00 News
8.10 Sunday Papers Editor David Coomes


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Alison Hilliard.
Editor: David Coomes

: John Prescott

appeals for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest, 150 years old this year.
DONATIONS to QVSR. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: .[number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Sung Eucharist (ASB Rite A) from the Church of St Martin with St Peter. Worcester. Celebrant Rev Michael Lewis. 0 Worship the King (Hanover); Gloria (Sumsion): Joshua 1, w 1-9 (New RSV); Lord, I Trust Thee (Handel); John 17, w llb-19 (JB); Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); Sanctus and Benedictus (Sumsion); Agnus Dei (Greening); Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken (Abbot's Leigh). Director of Music Trevor Tipple.


Unknown: Michael Lewis.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

with Jay Rayner.
Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Jay Rayner.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serie.


Unknown: Chris Serie.

: In the Psychiatrist'sChair

Dr Anthony Clare invites Esther Rantzen to reflect on the differences, if any, between her private self and public
A Michael Ember Associates production


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Birstwith Horticultural Society, North Yorkshire, 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

Asix-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great by David Wade.
3:Preparation of the Sacrifice. Alexander proves his manhood. Philip plans to remarry.
Music: Wilfreda Acosta
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: David Wade.
Music: Wilfreda Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman
Alexander: Michael Maloney
Hephaistion: Alex Jennings
Achilles: Barry Foster
Patroklos: Simon Ward
KingPhilip: Brian Cox
Queen Olympms: Geraldine James
Antipatros: David March
Demosthenes/Kalas: Malcolm Sinclair
Pamenim: John Rye
Ptolemy: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas: Michael Onslow
Pausanias: James Telfer
Aristander/Anteas: Barry J Gordon
Simmias/Demades: John Evitts
Attalos: John Baddeley
The Pythia: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: The Radio Programme

Comedy producer Harry Thompson finds out what makes the perfect panellist. Presented by Laurie Taylor.
Producer Mary Sharp


Producer: Harry Thompson
Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Ages Past

NEW A six-part series by Colin McLaren.
Three centuries of English family life told through letters and diaries. 1:The Great Perils of Childbirth


Unknown: Colin McLaren.

: Siesta Days, Fiesta Nights

by Drew Launay.
2: Nicknames. With a tradition of using only a handful of truly Christian names, in Spain nicknames become essential. An Insight Production

: Leslie Thomas in a NovelSetting

The novelist visits the South Hams of Devon, setting for his Magic Army.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae explores Shakespeare's greatest hits with director Bob Carlton. Producer Pat Pryor
REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC. Bnstol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Director: Bob Carlton.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: Letter from Turkmenistan

Kevin Connolly visits Turkmenistan, an economic success story among the republics of the former Soviet Union. Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Europhile

: The Hidden Spirit

Rogan Taylor takes the spiritual pulse of Britain, exploring the alternatives to the established churches. 1: There's a lot of it about! Across-section of people describe how they became dissatisfied with the church of their birth and discovered their own sacred path. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Rogan Taylor
Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen , Sue Townsend and John Hegley choose three paperbacks. (Repeat from Friday)


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: John Hegley

: Punters

Presented by Susan Marling.


Presented By: Susan Marling.

: Laughing Aloud

Meditations on Basic Baroque. Kenneth Tynan charts the history, geography and aesthetics of the female bottom. Reader
Joss Ackland.
Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Reader: Joss Ackland.
Producer: David Benedictus

: The Natural HistoryProgramme

Presented by George Macpherson.


Presented By: George MacPherson.

: News

: The Memoirs ofSherlock Holmes

Four stories featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's immortal detective.
2: The Reignte Squires. Burglary and violent death among the Surrey gentry.
Violinist Leonard Friedman
Dramatised by Robert Forrest Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest
Director: Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Imp Forrester: Peter Davison
Mr Cunningham: Roger Hammond
Alec Cunningham: Struan Rodger
Acton: Terence Edmond

: A Year In Committee

Kate Barker presents a round-up of the Select Committee year. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Kate Barker
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening office of Compline from the Parish Church of All Saints, Old Heathfield. With the Advent Singers.
Director of music Brian Richards


Music: Brian Richards

: 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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