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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 Nicholas, Sandhurst, Kent.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

Lionel Kelleway visits the Isle of May to meet the shags and their noisy neighbours -the guillemots, puffins and terns. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

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


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

: Richard Briers

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which operates training, rehabilitation and employment schemes for disabled people.
DONATIONS TO: Shaw Trust, [address removed]Credit cards [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

A Tale of Two Cities. Live from St Andrew 's Church, Plymouth, led by Rev Karl Freeman. We are a people of power; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren); Isaiah 1, w 2-4 and 10 -17; 0 Lord the clouds are gathering (Kendrick); Isaiah 1, w 21-6; Lord have mercy on us (Kendrick); Restore 0 Lord (Kendrick/Rolinson); Kyrie Eleison ; We have a gospel to proclaim (Fulda). Organist John Bowden.
Director of Music Mark Hackeson.


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Rev Karl Freeman.
Unknown: Kyrie Eleison
Organist: John Bowden.
Music: Mark Hackeson.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Test. Including at
1.10 In the Land of the Long White Cloud
3.40 At the Bookstall

: Mediumwave

Joanna Coles presents a special edition looking at the future of public service broadcasting. Producer Anne Reevell (Revised rpt Tue 11.00pm)


Unknown: Joanna Coles
Producer: Anne Reevell

: The New Europeans

Berlin. David Lodge meets ex-singer Robin Merrill who is now a DJ in Berlin. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Robin Merrill
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

with art critic Brian Sewell. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer questions at the BBC Gardeners' World Live exhibition at Birmingham's NEC. Chairman Eric Robson. ATaylor Made production


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

: Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife

Three-part dramatisation of Njal's Saga, based on a translation from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson and Herman Palsson. Narrated by Norman Rodway and Barbara Jefford.
2: The Fire beneath the Rock Music by David Chiltem and Nick Russel Pavier Director Jeremy Mortimer (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Herman Palsson.
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Barbara Jefford.
Music By: David Chiltem
Music By: Nick Russel Pavier
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Greem AN: Drew Branch
Skamkjel: Brian Miller
Gunnarr Hamundarson: Struan Rodger
Halgairdt: Maureen O'Brien
Hocni: Paul Downing
Kawlskegk: David Goudge
Law speaker: Donald Gee
Melkov: Ken Cumberlioge
Thorgayr Otkjelsson: Ian Targett
Mordh: Shaun Prendergast
Njal: Bernard Hepton
Otkjel Skarvsson: Vincent Brimble
Thorgeem: David King
Skarp Hjedin: Robert Glenister
Thorgayr: Alan Barker
Thrauin: John Church
Thorgardh: Alice Arnold

: Analysis

Andrew Dilnot looks at UK investment.


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: Richard and the Chocolate Factory

with comedian Richard Herring.


Unknown: Richard Herring.

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae and his guest, poet Ken Smith , introduce a selection of verse by that ubiquitous and prolific author, Anon. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Ken Smith
Producer: Sara Davies

: Feedback

: Children's Radio 4: Crimewaves

The Truth. The final part of Dave Simpson and Diane Whitley 's thriller. With Russell Dixon , Jimmy Hibbert , Peter Rylands and Julian Warwicker. Producer Martin Jameson


Unknown: Dave Simpson
Unknown: Diane Whitley
Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Jimmy Hibbert
Unknown: Peter Rylands
Unknown: Julian Warwicker.
Producer: Martin Jameson
Gemma: Jane Dawson
Liam: Colin Parry
Andy: Jonathan Perkins
Jennifer Walsh: Maureen Beattie

: In Business

Work - or the threat of losing it - is putting more and more people under strain. In the last of the series, Peter Day reports on stress in the workplace. Producer Catherine Chamaud


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Catherine Chamaud

: A Good Read

with Edward Blishen and his guests Anna Raeburn and Nick Campion.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Nick Campion.

: That's History

: Open University

8.00 Artworks: Secular Faiths? 8.30
New Curiosity Shop: When a Horse Eats a Mars Bar 9.00 Transsexuals 9.20
Social Sciences - Assignment 103 9.40 Maths: Networks, Matrices and Functions

: Hearing Heaven

Wagner considered Parsifal the holiest of his works but what did he mean? Rosemary Hartill looks at Wagner's religious ideas. Reader Russell Dixon. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Reader: Russell Dixon.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Big Bang

: News

: Hancock's Half Hour

Starring Tony Hancock in The Last of the McHancocks with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams and James Robertson Justice.
Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast in 195 7)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Singing for a Living

In the last of the series, Nigel Douglas talks to soprano Josephine Barstow. Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Soprano: Josephine Barstow.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: In Committee

Presented by Norman Smith. Producer Caroline Pare


Presented By: Norman Smith.

: Seeds of Faith

God on Monday. This week Lady Judith Wilcox reflects on the dilemmas for a Christian in business management. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Lady Judith Wilcox
Producer: Norman Winter

: 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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