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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 Martin-in-the-Fields, London.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robin Page meets one of Britain's biggest landowners, the Duke of Westminster. Producer Carol Trewin


Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Producer David Coomes
8.00 News and 8.10 Sunday Papers


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

: Jenni Murray

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about Phoenix House, a charity which cares for sufferers of drug abuse.
DONATIONS TO: [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from Butlins Summerwest World at Minehead, led by Rev Clive Calver and Graham Kendrick. Readings: Philippians 2, w 5-11; John 21, w 15-19.


Unknown: Clive Calver
Unknown: Graham Kendrick.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

with Joanna Coles.
Producer Anne Reevell


Unknown: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Sentimental Journey

John McVicar returns to his cell in the high-security wing of HM Prison Leicester, which he left in 1978. Now a writer, he takes Arthur Smith down memory lane. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: John McVicar
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

Poet Roger McGough talks to Sue Lawley and chooses eight records.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Roger McGough
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank are in Cannington, Somerset, with chairman Eric Robson. A Taylor Made production


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge

Nineteenth-century Dorset is brought vividly to life in Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall. 1: The Horse-Fair With Zoe Ganjavi , Graham Colclough. Gillian Goodman and Martin Reeve. Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band. Dramatised by Sally Hedges Director Nigel Bryant SEE THIS WEEK page 7


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Zoe Ganjavi
Unknown: Graham Colclough.
Unknown: Gillian Goodman
Unknown: Martin Reeve.
Unknown: Mellstock Band.
Dramatised By: Sally Hedges
Director: Nigel Bryant
Michael Henchard: David Calder
Susan: Janet Dale
Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray
Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng
Furmity-seller: Mary Wimbush
Auctioneer: Jonathan Wyatt
Nance: Anna Keene
Solomon Longways: Gerry Hinks
Christopher Coney: Richard Avery

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary on the third day's play in the Fourth Test by Jonathan Agnew , Peter Baxter , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Vic Marks. Including at 5.10 News
5.15 To the Islands in the Sun
Peter Baxter recalls the England tour to the Caribbean of 1981.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Unknown: Peter Baxter

: Conversation Piece Platform

With actor and activist Ian McKellen.


Unknown: Ian McKellen.

: Visiting Angel

A four-part journey from Alaskato Tierra del Fuego begins.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae and his guest Lavinia Greenlaw introduce listeners' requests. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer: Sara Davies

: Feedback

: The Adventures of Tintin: 2: The Prisoners of the Sun

by Herge. Dramatised by Simon Eastwood


Author: Herge
Dramatised by: Simon Eastwood
Producer: John Yorke
Tintin: Richard Pearce
Snowy: Andrew Sachs
Capt Haddock: Lionel Jeffries
Prof Calculus: Stephen Moore
Inspector: Charles Kay
[Actor]: Andrew Wincott
[Actor]: Neil Roberts
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne

: In Business

Profit without Honour As companies begin to realise that profit alone is an insufficient yardstick, Peter Day asks what other standards should be used to judge tomorrow's company. Producer Colin Wilde


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Colin Wilde

: Fourth Column Revisited

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Malcolm Love

: What If..?

The programme that rewrites history returns.

: Reading Aloud: My Life with Nye Political Gossip

Eileen McCullum reads from Jennie Lee 's account of Aneurin Bevan 's difficulties with Hugh Gaitskell , the anti-nuclear debate and lunch with Khrushchevs. Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Eileen McCullum
Unknown: Jennie Lee
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Unknown: Hugh Gaitskell
Producer: Alison Hindell

: News

: Concerto

Saxophonist John Harle talks to June Knox-Mawer about the different aspects of his career, including the Berliner Band, film soundtracks, and composing and arranging for his own band. Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: John Harle
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Open University

10.15 Gender at Work 10.35 Class in Britain Today 10.55 Modem Literature 11.15 Learning through Life 11.40 European Media Empires?

: Kaleidoscope Unplugged

Tim Marlow presents a second selection of last year's live sessions, repeated by popular request. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Seeds of Faith

from St Mary Le Bow , London, led by Rev Victor Stock and sung by Canticum Novum . Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: St Mary Le Bow
Unknown: Rev Victor Stock
Sung By: Canticum Novum
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.

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