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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 Michael and All Angels, Sowton, near Exeter.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Michael

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Fergus and Francesca Wood talk sheep and goats to Oliver Walston. Producer Gill Powell


Unknown: Francesca Wood
Unknown: Oliver Walston.
Producer: Gill Powell

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Producer Christine Morgan


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

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Jeremy Irons

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Gaia Foundation, a charity which works with people around the world who are committed to the protection of cultural and ecological diversity.
DONATIONS TO: [address removed] Credit cards [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Were You There?

In the last of the series, Rosemary Hartill and her guests explore guilt.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Open University:

10.15 Leading from the Front 10.35
Language in Hard Times 10.55 Pissarro and the Politics of Perception 11.15 The Making of Modern Europe 11.40 Literature: Englands of the Mind

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell


Producer: Anne Reevell

: Sentimental Journey

Jo'burg94. In 1953, Barry Norman travelled to take up a position as reporter on the Johannesburg Star. He left the country a year and a half later, having undergone something of a crash course in politics. In the first of this new series, accompanied by writer and comedian Arthur Smith , Barry Norman travels back to South Africa for the first time in 40 years. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

with newspaper proprietor Conrad Black. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Conrad Black.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoff Hamilton , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs help new tenants to plan their gardens in Hulme, Manchester. Chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial: Keys of the Kingdom

A four-part dramatisation of A J Cronin's epic story about a Catholic missionary. 3: Plagues and War Music by Max Early Dramatised and directed by David Spenser A Saffron production


Music By: Max Early
Directed By: David Spenser
Father Chishobn: Peter Kelly
Mother Maria Veronica: Hannah Gordon
Monsignor Sleeth: Phillp Sully
Willie Tulloch: Miles Anderson
Anselm Mealey: Jeremy Sinden
Mr Chia: Bert Kwouk
Lieutenant Shon: David Yip
Wilbur Fiske: Ed Bishop
Agnes Fiske: Helen Horton
Sister dotilae: Stacy Dorning
Sister Martha: Patricia Brake
Aunt Polly: Jennifer Piercey
Joseph: Adrian Pang
Anna: Choy Ling Mann

: Russia

The Bear Contained? John Lloyd concludes his investigation.


Unknown: John Lloyd

: Bill on the Bann

with cartoonist Bill Tidy.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae presents listeners' requests from the Science Museum in London. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Simon Rae
Producer: Sara Davies

: Feedback

: Europhile

: In Business

Presented by Peter Day.


Presented By: Peter Day.

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to Alec Dickson , founder of both Voluntary Service Overseas and Community Service Volunteers. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Alec Dickson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Age to Age

: Reading Aloud: Political Gossips

The new season continues with six programmes on politics and politicians. "Chips ": The Diaries of Sir Henry Channon. An account of the abdication crisis by a glittering society figure and unashamed snob. Reader Michael Siberry. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Sir Henry Channon.
Reader: Michael Siberry.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Days of Good Hope

Donald Woods concludes his look at South Africa's chances of making democracy work afterthe general election.


Unknown: Donald Woods

: News

: Donizetti's Final Mad Scene

Roger Parker explores the final years of Gaetano Donizetti , composer of Lucia di Lammermoor and around 65 other operas, who declined into insanity in 1845 and died three years later. With Norman Rodway as Donizetti and music by Susan Bullock. Director Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Roger Parker
Unknown: Gaetano Donizetti
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Music By: Susan Bullock.
Director: Daniel Snowman

: In Committee

Presented by Robert Orchard . Producer Dinah Lammiman


Presented By: Robert Orchard
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith: Home and Away

3: A Crisis of Confidence. Nigel Swinford , looks at fresh approaches to composition. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Nigel Swinford
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: 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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