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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, Jewry, London.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

Lionel Kelleway kicks off the BBC's live Beachwatch day as he uncovers the bustling world beneath a shingle beach. Producer Grant Sonnex
(Beachwatch continues during the day on BBC2 and in The Natural History Programme on Radio 4 at 9.00pm).


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Trevor Barnes. Producer Christine Morgan


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

: Open University

8.00 Artworks 8.30 New Curiosity Shop
9.00 American Conversations: J K
Galbraith 9.20 Lord Briggs on Victorian Culture 9.40 Maths: Methods of Integration

: Stella Clarke

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of a charity which is a source of advice for many unemployed and young people who want to build their own homes. DONATIONS TO: Community Self Build Agency,[address removed] Credit cards [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from Hope Park Parish Church, St Andrew 's. Led by Rev William Henney. Luke 2, w 41-52; Matthew 9, w 1-8. Praise ye the Lord; One more step along the world I go; Spirit of God; Now thank we all our God.


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: William Henney.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Greg Dyke takes to the information superhighway with a guide to the future of TV. Producer Anne Reevell


Unknown: Greg Dyke
Producer: Anne Reevell

: The New Europeans

Dance teacher Ruth Silk has moved to
Lisbon to change her life and "move on". David Lodge discovers the surprising effect the city has had on her. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Ruth Silk
Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

with the actress Zoe Wanamaker.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Crosbie Cochrane and John Cushnie answer questions from visitors to the Landscape Centre, Templepatrick, Co Antrim. The chairman is Eric Robson.
ATayior Made production


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Crosbie Cochrane
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Co Antrim.
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife

A dramatisation of Njal 's Saga, written for radio by David Wade , based on a translation from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson and Herman Palsson. One of Iceland's great legends, it is broadcast in three parts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the island becoming a nation state. Narrated by Norman Rodway and Barbara Jefford.
With Joan Walker and Alice Arnold
Music by David Chiltern and Nick Russel Pavier
DirectorJeremy Mortimer (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Herman Palsson.
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Barbara Jefford.
Unknown: Joan Walker
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Music By: David Chiltern
Music By: Nick Russel Pavier
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Ahdli: Ian Targett
Bergthowm: Maggie McArthy
Unn: Anna Cropper
Brynjolv: John Bull
Greem: Andrew Branch
Gunnar Hamundarson: Struan Rodger
Halgairdt: Maureen O'Brien
Halvardh: Joe Dunlop
Helgi: Vincent Brimble
Hroot Herjolvssonn: David King
Kawl: Ken Cumberlidge
Thord Freemansson: Paul Dawning
Law speaker/ Skjold: Donald Gee
Njal Thogayrsson: Bernard Hepton
Sighmtmdt: Brian Miller
Skarp Hjedhin: Robert Glenister
Thrauin Sghfussonn: John Church

: Pick of the Week

with Christopher Serle.


Unknown: Christopher Serle.

: Analysis

Hugo Young chairs a discussion examining the root causes of European voters' current lack of enthusiasm for their parliamentary democracies.


Unknown: Hugo Young

: Andrew Neil's West End

The editor of The Sunday Times retraces his journalistic roots in the West End of Glasgow.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae talks to novelist, poet and translator Elaine Feinstein about the poetry that she loves best, and introduces a selection of listeners' requests. Producer Sara Davies


Talks: Simon Rae
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Producer: Sara Davies

: Feedback

: Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves

by Diane Whitley and Dave Simpson.
5: The SecondMan. Gemma is demoralised by Keith's insistence that he is guilty.
With Russell Dixon , Jimmy Hibbert , Peter Rylands. Sue Jenkins and Vincent Davies
Producer Martin Jameson


Unknown: Diane Whitley
Unknown: Dave Simpson.
Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Jimmy Hibbert
Unknown: Peter Rylands.
Unknown: Vincent Davies
Producer: Martin Jameson
Gemma: Jane Dawson
Uam: Colin Parry
Andy: Jonathan Perkins
Jennifer Walsh: Maureen Beattie
Susan: Michelle Holmes

: In Business

Lancaster University has devised the Innovation War Game to enable companies to envisage the next 25 years - and react to it. Peter Day reports as top managers play out their future.... and ours. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: A Good Read

with Edward Blishen and his guests A N Wilson and Naomi Lewis.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Naomi Lewis.

: That's History

: Mustn't Grumble

Agony uncle Philip Hodson takes a look at the fine art of grumbling. Producer Penny Lawrence (Rot)


Unknown: Philip Hodson

: The Natural History Programme

As the sun sets over Beachwatch day, Kelvin Boot highlights the best wildlife beaches in Britain.


Unknown: Kelvin Boot

: Big Bang

: News

: Hancock's Half Hour

Starring Tony Hancock in Tlw Emigrant, with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. Wrritten by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Music by Wally Stott and Orchestra
Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast 1957)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Music By: Wally Stott
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Seeds of Faith

God on Monday. Four programmes connecting the world of work with the world of faith. David Clark , director of the Christians in Public Life project, asks why there is a rift between the market place and the holy place. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: David Clark
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Election Special

with James Naughtie on Radio 5 Live.


Unknown: James Naughtie

: News; Election Special

with James Naughtie on Radio 5 Live.


Unknown: James Naughtie

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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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