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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 Holy Trinity Church, Guildford.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

An exploration of Britain's wildlife. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Sunday

with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Terry Wogan

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the BBC's annual appeal for children.
DONATIONS TO: BBC Children in Need, P[address removed] Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

Hope for All the Earth
During Advent, Christians from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds explore the theme of hope.
1: Hope for Ourselves from Woodgreen New Testament Church of God, London. The largely Caribbean congregation is led by the Rev Eric Brown with the preacher Rev Joel
Edwards of the Evangelical Alliance. Director of music Patrice Carter.


Unknown: Eric Brown
Unknown: Rev Joel
Music: Patrice Carter.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Repeated Tuesday at 11.00pm

: Four Corners

4: The Beaten Track. Fergal Keane , BBC Radio's long-time South Africa correspondent, presents reports from areas ravaged by conflict and clinging to tenuous peace, with features from Rwanda, Yugoslavia and Beirut. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Noah Richler

: Desert Island Discs

with the painter Sir Howard Hodgkin. Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Sir Howard Hodgkin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Geoffrey Smith and Nigel Colborn are in County Durham. Chairman Eric Robson.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am FACTSHEET: send sae marked 48/94 to [address removed]


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Tusitala- the Teller of Tales: Kidnapped

Another chance to hear Robert Louis
Stevenson's classic novel of adventure and friendship, dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska. 1: The House of Shaws. The year is 1751 and Scotland is still in political turmoil after the Jacobite rebellion.
Young David Balfour makes his way to Edinburgh, and his adventures begin.
Director Marilyn Imrie. Rptd Friday at 2.00pm


Unknown: Robert Louis
Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: David Balfour
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
David Balfour: David Rintoul
Alan Breck: Paul Young
Ebenezer: Rikki Fulton
Hoseason: Jonathan Battersby
Campbell: John Shedden
Jennet: Marillyn Gray
Landlord: Tam Dean Burn
Riach: Billy Riddoch
Shuan: Stuart Bishop

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Francis Cairncross asks whether imported American film, television and pop music threatens Europe's culture and entertainment industry. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Francis Cairncross

: A Hack on the Cut

Dylan Winter and his faithful horse Molly reach journey's end. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Dylan Winter

: Poetry Please!

Christina Rossetti , who died a hundred years ago, is known chiefly as a member of the Pre-Raphaelites and for the "quiet music" of her poetry.
Gareth Owen rediscovers the life of this ever-popular poet with Jan Marsh , author of a new biography. Readings by Anne Harvey Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Unknown: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Jan Marsh
Unknown: Anne Harvey
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Children's Radio 4: Knocking on Heaven's Door

A clap of thunder ... a howling dog.... and a ring at the doorbell. These are the three sound effects that entrants of the BBC Education Writing for Radio competition were invited to use as a plot outline for a radio play.
This is the prizewinning entry by 15-year-old Inderjeet Lalli, adapted and dramatised by Michael Butt. Producer Alan Lambert
* See This Week: page 62


Writer: Inderjeet Lalli
Dramatised By: Michael Butt
Producer: Alan Lambert

: In Business

Presented by Peter Day. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Presented By: Peter Day.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests, gardener Geoff Hamilton and MP Ken Livingstone , select three paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Ken Livingstone

: Writer's Weekly

Nick Baker looks at creative and factual writing.
8.30 The French Experience 8: Hotels et Campings, with Chantal Cuer on booking a hotel and Miles Kington on the French sense of humour.
9.1S Make German Your Business
Some basics of business German.
9.45 Short Stories in Spanish Nos han dado la tierra by Juan Rulfo. The last in the series is read by Guillermo Leon -Ruiz and introduced by Mike Gonzalez of Glasgow University.


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Juan Rulfo.
Read By: Guillermo Leon
Introduced By: Mike Gonzalez

: Scapegoats

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

: Reading Aloud

All Parrots Speak by Paul Bowles. John Guerrasio reads a traveller's tale of psittacine addiction. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Paul Bowles.
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Costing the Earth

Presented by Mark Whittaker. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Mark Whittaker.

: News

: Love and Death

Prepare to be seduced as Jeremy Isaacs , general director of the Royal Opera House, presents music from opera's great lovers. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Eureka!

Jocelyn Bell-Burnell , professor of Physics at the Open University, talks to Barbara Myers about discovering pulsating stars.
Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Jocelyn Bell-Burnell
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: In Committee

Producer Smita Patel


Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Through These Eyes ...
The first in a series of four programmes featuring people from different cultures as they prepare to celebrate Christmas.
This week, black Christians from
Birmingham's inner city tell their story. Producer Tim Pemberton


Producer: Tim Pemberton

: 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.

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