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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 Lawrence, Bourton-on-the-Hills, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Sylvia Smith discovers the secret of superb Spanish ham in the company of Quentin Agnew Larios. Producer Gill Powell


Unknown: Sylvia Smith
Unknown: Quentin Agnew Larios.
Producer: Gill Powell

: Sunday

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


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

: Open University

8.00 Art Works: Who Owns the Past?
8.30 New Curiosity Shop: It's a Miracle
9.00 Women's Studies: Mothers and Daughters 9.20 Gombrich on Art History 9.40 Renaissance Music

: Penelope Keith

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People, acharity which provides specialised facilities for disabled adults. DONATIONS TO: [address removed] Credit cards [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Parish Eucharist from Holy Trinity Church, Coventry. Celebrant and preacher Rev David Urquhart. Reading: Matthew 7, w 7-12. Music: Glorious things of Thee are spoken; Praise we now the word of grace; Father all-powerful; God of grace and God of glory. Communion setting: The Stoneleigh Mass (Paul Leddington Wright). Anthem: Prayer of King Henry VI (Ley). Director of Music Chris Howard.


Unknown: Rev David Urquhart.
Unknown: Paul Leddington
Music: Chris Howard.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Presented by Joanna Coles.
Producer Anne ReeveU


Presented By: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Anne Reeveu

: Sentimental Journey

In the last of the series, Fiona Shaw returns to Cobh on Ireland's south coast where she spent an idyllic childhood looking out across a sea that was sometimes so wild "You could fish for herrings off your doorstep". Cobh was the harbour town from which thousands of Irish emigrants sailed to the New World - and which Fiona left to eventual recognition as one of today's most acclaimed actresses. She takes
Arthur Smith on a rainy return journey. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

Storyteller Garrison Keillor talks about his writing and chooses his eight favourite records.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Garrison Keillor
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer questions in Clacton, Essex. Chairman is Eric Robson. ATaylor Made production


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Classic Serial: The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Skimmity-Ride. Events reach their dramatic denouement in the final episode of Thomas Hardy 's epic novel.
With Anna Keene , Graham Colclough. Gillian Goodman , Susan Jeffrey , Mary Wimbush , Richard Avery and Gerry Hinks
Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band Dramatised by Sally Hedges
Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Anna Keene
Unknown: Graham Colclough.
Unknown: Gillian Goodman
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Richard Avery
Unknown: Gerry Hinks
Dramatised By: Sally Hedges
Director: Nigel Bryant
Michael Henchard: David Calder
Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray
Lucetta: Sandra Berkin
Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng
Abel Whittle: David Holt
Newson: John Nettles
Jopp: Jonathan Wyatt

: Analysis

Whose Authority?
Melanie Phillips examines the impact of this week's local elections.


Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Visiting Angel

Mary Stewart 's journey down the Americas ends in a village in Ecuador.


Unknown: Mary Stewart

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces the winning poems in the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year Awards, and listeners' requests for poetry on the theme of natural history. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Introduces: Simon Rae
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Letter from....

John Halkes paints a picture of Cornwall that is far from its pretty tourist image.


Unknown: John Halkes

: The Adventures of Tintin

The Red Sea Sharks (Part 1) by Herge
Dramatised by Simon Eastwood
Producer John Yorke (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Dramatised By: Simon Eastwood
Producer: John Yorke
Tintin: Richard Pearce
Capt Haddock: Lionel Jeffries
Snowy: Andrew Sachs
Calculus: Stephen Moore
Thompsons: Charles Kay
Nestor: Stephen Thorne
Pilot: Akim Mogaji
Mull Pasha: Nigel Carrington
Abdullah: Siriol Jenkins
Arab woman: Siriol Jenkins

: In Business

Family Fortunes
Life's not easy for the family firm. Is there enough talent among the close relations? What happens when someone retires? And, when it comes to inheritance, how does a family firm avoid turning itself into a family feud? Peter Day investigates. Producer Colin Wilde


Producer: Colin Wilde

: Fourth Column Revisited

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Malcolm Love

: What If..?

: Reading Aloud: Political Gossip

The Alan Clark Diaries. Reading from his diaries for 1983-90, Alan Clark deals with subjects including his disastrous first speech as a minister and his memorable appearance on Question Time. A CSA Telltapes production


Unknown: Alan Clark Diaries.
Unknown: Alan Clark

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker goes to Leicester to find out how communities can be motivated to act for the good of the planet.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: News

: Concerto

Violinist Gidon Kremer talks to June Knox-Mawer about his upbringing in Latvia, his studies with David Oistrakh , and his work with Martha Argerich. Producer Derek Drescher


Violinist: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Unknown: Martha Argerich.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Committee

Presented by Michael Fairbairn. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Presented By: Michael Fairbairn.
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Seeds of Faith

Fire from Sinai
3: Letters of Creation. Brian Lancaster looks at the mystical use of language in the last of his talks exploring Judaism from a psychological perspective. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Brian Lancaster
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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