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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 Dunblane Cathedral.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon joins David Naish , President of the National Farmers' Union, for breakfast in Nottinghamshire. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: David Naish
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes and Alison Hilliard. Editor Christine Morgan


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: David Jacobs

appeals on the Week's Good Cause for more volunteers to become collectors for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. VOLUNTEERS should phone [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Community Mass from the Chapel of St Patrick's College, Armagh.
Celebrant and preacher: His Eminence Cardinal Cahal B Daly , with the choir of St Patrick's Cathedral.
Readings: Isaiah 45: w 1, 4-6;
I Thessalonians 1: w 1-5; Matthew 22: w 15-21.
Music of the Mass: Dixit Maria Mass (Hassler); Alleluia (O'Carroll); 0 Lord We Trust Alone in Thee (Handel); Salve Regina Coelorum (Lotti); Hail Christ Our King (Holden).
Organist and choirmaster George Minne.


Unknown: Cahal B Daly
Unknown: Regina Coelorum
Choirmaster: George Minne.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Written by Janey Preger Director Keri Davies


Written By: Janey Preger
Director: Keri Davies

: Mediumwave

Joanna Cole explores the week's events in the media.
Producer Anne Reevell


Unknown: Joanna Cole
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Cut the Mustard

Dilly Barlow and gueststake a look at dreams and nightmares. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Desert Island Discs

The American ambassador in London, Raymond Seitz , talks to Sue Lawley.
ProducerOlivia Seligman


Talks: Raymond Seitz
Unknown: Producerolivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Pirton Pumpkin Club, Hertfordshire, put their questions to Fred Downham and Bob Flowerdew. Chairman Dr Stefan Buczacki.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew.
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial: On the Eve

Turgenev's romantic novella in two parts, with Amanda Root as Elena and Philip Franks as Insarov.
1: Who will Elena fall in love with? With John Griffin and Stephen Tomlin Pianist Pauline Alston
Singer Rosamund Barker
Dramatised by Michael Crompton
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Amanda Root
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: John Griffin
Pianist: Stephen Tomlin
Pianist: Pauline Alston
Singer: Rosamund Barker
Dramatised By: Michael Crompton
Director: Michael Fox
Shubin: John Lloyd Fillingham
Bersyen: Mark Chatterton
Anna: Jane Cox
Nikolai: Russell Dixon
Umr: Alan Partington
Zoya: Saskia Downes
Fedushka: Keith Clifford
German bully: Martin Oloreld

: Analysis

More, Wiser and Wealthier?
Andrew Adonis asks whether further expansion in higher education is necessarily a good thing.


Unknown: Andrew Adonis

: John Walters in a Surrey Cemetery

2: Gone for Long Walkies

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae takes a look at Poets News-the BBC2 programme broadcast nightly last week in which poets offered their interpretations in verse of the day's news. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Simon Rae
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Pennine People

3: Muck and Brass

: The Great Game

Richard Vaughan explores the remote mountain regions of northern Pakistan, where a belief in fairies is still an integral part of society, and a wild and dangerous form of mountain polo takes place at
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Producer: David Prest

: In Business

Can You Hear Me? As the communications revolution speeds up, do telecoms companies knowwhere they're heading? Presented by Peter Day.


Presented By: Peter Day.

: Cult Classics

From Catch 22to Dispatches, cult books have confronted the absurdity and ugliness of warfare. From Last Exit to Brooklyn to American Psycho, they have ventured into the darkness at the heart of the collapsing social and urban order. Featuring Joseph Heller , Hubert Selby Jr , Michael Herr and Bret Easton Ellis. Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: Joseph Heller
Unknown: Hubert Selby Jr
Unknown: Michael Herr
Unknown: Bret Easton Ellis.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Against the Odds

More stories from people who remember how gambling brought fun and excitement to their lives.
In Cheats Occasionally Prosper, the second in this trilogy, one-time bookie turned historian Carl Chinn hears about the ways punters and police tried to bend the rules. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Carl Chinn
Producer: Ian Bell

: Opinion

Government within the law. Recently the courts ordered the Home Secretary to think again about the Derek Bentley pardon - a vivid example of the growing role of the judges in overseeing the conduct of government. High Court judge Sir Stephen Sedley believes that this is a necessary development for democracy.


Unknown: Derek Bentley
Unknown: Sir Stephen Sedley

: The Priestland Memorial Lecture

Brian Redhead delivers the inaugural Priestland Memorial Lecture in honour of Gerald Priestland , who died two years ago aged 64. An acclaimed foreign correspondent for many years, Priestland attracted his largest audiences as the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent. In his general reporting, his Yours Faithfully talks and series like Priestland's Progress, he articulated the questions and doubts of churched and unchurched alike and won their hearts in the process. Introduced by Rosemary Hartill. Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Introduced By: Rosemary Hartill.
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: City Lights, City Shadows

Professor David Harvey continues his exploration of urban life.
2: The Underclass Strikes Back. Is there such a thing as community in the city and what are the pressures facing the urban dweller? Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Professor David Harvey
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor of business administration at Harvard and international expert on management. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Rosabeth Moss
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Seeds of Faith

Four of Hearts. Rosemary Hartill talks to Satish Kumar , founder of the Schumacher College, about his early life as a Jain monk and his campaign for land reforms.
Producer Amanda Hancox


Talks: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Satish Kumar
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: 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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