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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 Holy Trinity Church, Bickerstaffe.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

After an early safari in Zimbabwe,Robin Page joins Ian Taylor at the farm he's converted into a game reserve. Producer Gill Powell


Unknown: Robin Page
Unknown: Ian Taylor
Producer: Gill Powell

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Editor Christine Morgan


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: John Timpson

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which provides year-round respite, care and counselling for severely disabled people.
DONATIONS to Break, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Christ In Cornwall from Truro Baptist Church led by Rev David Rhymer. Hymns: Jesus Shall Reign (Truro); I Give You All the Honour; 0 for a Thousand Tongues (Lyngham); 0 Lord the Clouds Are Gathering; All to Jesus I Surrender; Onward Christian Soldiers (St Gertrude). Readings: Psalm 119, w 169-76; Luke 14, w 25-33. Director of music Nigel Baker.


Unknown: David Rhymer.
Music: Nigel Baker.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

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


Unknown: Joanna Coles
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Cut the Mustard

Dilly Barlow and her guests take a look at cafe society.
Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Desert Island Discs

Author Sybil Marshall is this week's castaway.
ProducerOlivia Seligman


Unknown: Sybil Marshall
Unknown: Producerolivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Sue Phillips, Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward answer queries sent in by listeners. Chairman Dr Stefan Buczacki. Producer Amanda Mares
QUESTIONS on a postcard to[address removed]


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

: Classic Serial: The French Ueutenant's Woman

A three-part dramatisation of John Fowles 's novel, starring Amanda Redman and David Threlfall.
2: Against his better judgment, Charles Smithson has agreed to hear Sarah Woodruff 's story of the French lieutenant.
Dramatised by Frederick Bradnum
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: Amanda Redman
Unknown: David Threlfall.
Unknown: Charles Smithson
Unknown: Sarah Woodruff
Dramatised By: Frederick Bradnum
Director: Janet Whitaker
Sarah Woodruff: Amanda Redman
Charks Smithson: David Threlfall
Writer: Norman Rodway
Ernestina: Teresa Gallagher
Mrs Poulteney: Margaret Courtney
Sam Farrow: Jason Flemyng
Prostitute: Tilly Vosburgh
Aunt Tranter: Jill Graham
Mrs Fairley: Jillie Meers
Dr Grogan: Steve Hodson
Mary: Oona Beeson
Ernest Freeman: John Baddeley

: Analysis

Trading Blows. How much we can really expect to gain from the current round of Gatt talks? Stuart Simon reports.


Unknown: Stuart Simon

: Power Circuit

A tour of the north east with Ian Fells. 2: Durham.


Unknown: Ian Fells.

: Poetry Please!

In the first of three programmes from the Salisbury Festival, Simon Rae explores the work of poet Wilfred Owen who died in battle 75 years ago, a few days before the Armistice. Samuel West reads from Owen's poetry and letters. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Samuel West
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

Reports on the stories and issues affecting people throughout Europe.

: Ice Cream to the Eskimos

Can advertisers really sell us anything? Copywriter Marcus Leigh eavesdrops as three agencies work on some tricky accounts.
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Marcus Leigh
Producer: Ian Bell

: Cult Classics

5: Moving Mountains. Many cult books are about inner transformation, but others - classics of feminism or green politics - aim to revolutionise the outer world.
Mick Brown talks to Marilyn French, Doris Lessing , Erica Jong , Lyall Watson and James Lovelock.
Producer Martin Buckley


Talks: Mick Brown
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Erica Jong
Unknown: Lyall Watson
Unknown: James Lovelock.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Sweat and Inspiration

Five 19th-century engineering feats. 2: The Tunnel
Dr Mark Raiss tells the story of the building of the first tunnel under a major river. It took Marc Brunei and his son
Isambard 18 years to build and was beset with problems. Compiled and written by Martin Worth.
With John Baddeley , Keith Drinkel , Steven Hodson , David Thorpe and John Webb Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Dr Mark Raiss
Unknown: Marc Brunei
Written By: Martin Worth.
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Steven Hodson
Unknown: David Thorpe
Unknown: John Webb
Marc Brunei: Yves Aubert
Isambard Brunei: John Rowe

: Opinion

The Right to Bear Arms. In the last of the series, Jan Stevenson , editor of Handgunnermagazine, argues that gun enthusiasts have become victims of prejudice and legislation.


Unknown: Jan Stevenson

: The Natural History Programme

Nature news and wildlife views in November.

: News

: Never the Same Again

Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about coping.
2: Ann was trying to be the perfect army wife, then one evening her lieutenant-colonel husband announced he was leaving her and their three sons. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Poets and Places

John Florance visits Hull and explores the city Philip Larkin made his own. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Julia Gillett

: In Committee

Tim Fenton reports on the activities of MPs in committee.
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Tim Fenton
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Hard Rock Goes East. Isaac Tigrett , founder of the Hard Rock Cafe, talks about the influence of Sathya Sai Baba, the Indian avatar, on his life.
Producers Claire Randall and Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Isaac Tigrett
Producers: Claire Randall
Producers: 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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