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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 Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Cheshire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: -The Living World

Lionel Kelleway follows an underwater nature trail around Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel.
Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Bristol Channel.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Sunday

With Trevor Barnes and Alison Hilliard. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Alison Hilliard.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Rabbi Lionel Blue

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which provides training, equipment, advice and information for disabled people.
DONATIONS to Disabled Living Foundation, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

A Harvest Eucharist from St Mary and All Saints, Checkley, Staffordshire. Led by Rev Mark Vidal-Hall , Rev Vaughan Sweet, Rev Tony Hodgson and Rev Prebendary Tony Sadler. Hymns: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (St George, AMNS 289): Praise and Thanksgiving (Bunessan, AMNS 415); Praise To The Lord, The Almighty(Lobe den Herren, AMNS 207). Readings: Deuteronomy 28, w 1-6; II Corinthians 9, w 6-11; Luke 6, w 37-38. Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter). Organist Kenneth Lovatt. Pianist Paul Shouksmith. Choirmaster Mike Prescott.


Unknown: Rev Mark Vidal-Hall
Unknown: Rev Tony Hodgson
Unknown: Tony Sadler.
Organist: Kenneth Lovatt.
Pianist: Paul Shouksmith.
Choirmaster: Mike Prescott.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Joanna Toye


Director: Joanna Toye

: News Stand

After 29 years, Radio 4's weekly review of magazines and periodicals comes to an end. Martin Wainwright presents the final edition of News Stand. Producer lain Croft


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Pick of the Week

with Edwina Currie.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Edwina Currie.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Desert Island Discs

The chairman of the Arts Council, Lord Palumbo , talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Lord Palumbo
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Ben Bradshaw and Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Ben Bradshaw
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Ticknall Garden Club in Derbyshire put their questions to Sue Phillips, Daphne Ledward and Fred Downham. Chairman Dr Stefan Buczacki. Producer Amanda Mares
FACTSHEET: Send sae to [address removed]


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

: Classic Serial: The Small House at Allington

Anthony Trollope 's novel dramatised in four episodes.
2: Blissfully happy in her engagement to Adolphus Crosbie , Lily Dale is much taken aback at his sudden departure to stay with the De Courcys , whose daughter Alexandrina is an old flame.
Dramatised by Martyn Wade ; Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Adolphus Crosbie
Unknown: Lily Dale
Unknown: De Courcys
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Adolphus Crosbie: Alex Jennings
Lily Dale: Julla Ford
JohnnyEames: Jamie Glover
SquireDak: Richard Vernon
Mrs Dak: Brenda Blethyn
Bell Dak: Lesley Sharp
Bernard Dale: Jeremy Clyde
Dr Crofts: Dominic Letts
Mrs Eames: Diana Payan
Lord de Guest: John Evitts
Lady Julia: Pauline Yates
Lord de Courcy: Philip Anthony
Lady de Courcy: Lala Lloyd
LadyAlexandrina: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Lady Emily: Jilue Meers
Gazebee: Steve Hodson
Pratt: David Thorpe

: Tolstoy - At War and Peace

Compiled by Michael Bakewell.
7: They are Tearing Me to Pieces. With Norman Rodway as Count Leo Tolstoy , Anna Massey as Sofya Tolstoy , and Alice Arnold , Victoria Carling , David Collings , Alan Barker , David Goudge , Nicholas Farrell , Nigel Carrington and John Rowe. Director Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Count Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sofya Tolstoy
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Victoria Carling
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Alan Barker
Unknown: David Goudge
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Nigel Carrington
Unknown: John Rowe.
Director: Rosemary Hart

: One Foot in the Grave, or A New Lease of Life

A montage of reactions to the approach of retirement. Reporter Kim Normanton.


Reporter: Kim Normanton.

: Golden Oldies

4: Joan Barrett-Leonard - a woman with a lot of bottles and plenty of bottle. Producer Les Woodland


Unknown: Joan Barrett-Leonard
Producer: Les Woodland

: Way Out West

Country and western singer Hank Wangford explores Ireland's west coast. 2: Connemara - On the Edge


Singer: Hank Wangford

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae goes to Manchester for Radio On Show to present a programme of quirky and irreverent verse. The readers are Polly Hemingway and Russell Dixon. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Polly Hemingway
Unknown: Russell Dixon.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

Presented by Sue Summers . Last in this series.


Presented By: Sue Summers

: New Europeans

4: Prague. Alex Gamme introduces us to her new "theatrical" lifestyle and to the young entrepreneurs who have left Britain and America for Prague. Presented by David Lodge.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Introduces: Prague. Alex Gamme
Presented By: David Lodge.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: In Business

How to Steal the Best Ideas in the World
Peter Day looks at "Benchmarking".
Editor Stephen Chilcott


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen with guests Matthew Sweeney and Jo Shapcott.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
Unknown: Jo Shapcott.

: Rites of Passage

5: Feeding Hungry Ghosts. Ancestor worship and preparation for reincarnation are rites shared by Bel Mooney with the Chinese community in Manchester. Producer Penny Lawrence


Unknown: Bel Mooney

: Opinion

Rules OK. Alan Street argues against reducing regulation of business.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.

: News

: Out of Order

Austin Mitchell and Michael White , with guests Roy Hattersley and John Biffen , compete in a light-hearted test of political knowledge. Chairman Patrick Hannan. Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: John Biffen
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Louise Coats

: Seeds of Faith

Here I Stand. Andrew Green meets
Cecil Lewis , First World War pilot, founder member of the BBC, author and thinker.
11.45 Before the Ending of the Day The late night office of Compline. Producer Noel Vincent


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Producer: Noel Vincent

: 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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