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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

Introduced by Jack Hywel-Davies . Including Bells on Sunday from St Clements Church, Hastings.


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

An exploration of the wildlife of Britain. Producer Julian Hector


Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

with Trevor Barnes.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Paul Heiney

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which helps people in East Africa overcome poverty and malnutrition.
DONATIONS TO: Send a Cow, [address removed]


Unknown: Priston Mill

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

Hope for All the Earth
During Advent, Christians from different ethnic backgrounds explore the theme of hope. 2: Hope for the Community. Christians from the Indian subcontinent gather in Battersea.
Led by Canon Ivor Smith-Cameron , Rev George Kavoor and Ram Gidoomal, and music from Asia Worships. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Canon Ivor Smith-Cameron
Unknown: Rev George Kavoor
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Repeated Tuesday at 11.00pm

: Four Corners

5: Perils of the Flesh. To what extent are Westerners' fears about disease and maladies merely a mask for prejudice? Stephen Jessel , the BBC's former Paris correspondent, looks at the mordant experiences of intrepid travellers. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Stephen Jessel
Producer: Noah Richler

: Desert Island Discs

with the writer Margaret Forster.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Margaret Forster.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Roddy Llewellyn are in South
Glamorgan. Chairman Eric Robson.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am FACTSHEET: send sae marked 49/94 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet[address removed]


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Roddy Llewellyn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Tusitala - the Teller of Tales: Kidnapped ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

R L Stevenson's classic novel of adventure and friendship dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska. 2: Murder in Appin. The brig Covenant is shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland and David Balfour is cast ashore. He has Alan Breck 's silver button safe in his pocket and he makes his way to Appin, and a fateful encounter. Director Marilyn Imrie Rpt For cast see Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: David Balfour
Unknown: Alan Breck
Director: Marilyn Imrie Rpt

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Andrew Marr examines the options for the future shape of government in Northern Ireland.
Revised rpt from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: Essex Teenager to Renaissance Man

Vivian Stanshall , lead labio-dentalist with the Bonzo Dog Band, artist and humanist, goes back to Southend in the first of a new series of features about people and places. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Vivian Stanshall

: Poetry Please!

Dr Jan Marsh interviews
Christina Rossetti , played by Anne Harvey , and discovers some insights into the emotional life of the poet, in this centenary year of her death. Introduced by Gareth Owen. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Dr Jan Marsh
Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Played By: Anne Harvey
Introduced By: Gareth Owen.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Children's Radio 4: The Wizard of Oz

First in a new three-part dramatisation of L Frank Baum 's classic tale about
Dorothy's trip down the Yellow Brick Road, where she befriends the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion and does battle with the Wicked Witch.
Dramatised by Marcy Kahan. Music by Dominique Legendre. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Frank Baum
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan.
Music By: Dominique Legendre.
Director: Sally Avens
Dorothy: Barbara Barnes
Scarecrow: Philip Franks
Tinman: Patrick Barlow
Lion: Bradley Lavelle
Wicked Witch: Maureen Lipman
Toto: David Holt
Aunt Em: Eva Stuart
Uncle Henry: Derek Waring
Witch of the North: Margaret John

: In Business

Two into One Won't Go
As companies pare down their workforces year after year, Peter Day asks what impact this has on those still in work. Are longer hours and flatter careers a sign of the times? And how can business retain the commitment of the staff who stay? Producer Rosamund Jones


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

with Michele Roberts , Fiona MacCarthy and Julian Critchley MP. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Fiona MacCarthy
Unknown: Julian Critchley

: Scapegoats

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

: Writer's Weekly

Nick Baker looks at creative and factual writing.
8.30 The French Experience
9: Meneurs. Chantal Cuergoes into French domestic life and discovers who does what in the French home.
9.15 Make German Your Business
Some basics of business German.
9.45 New Series Short Stories in Italian
Luna e Gnac by Italo Calvino. Read by Enrico Verdecchia and introduced by Loredana Polezzi of Warwick University.


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Italo Calvino.
Read By: Enrico Verdecchia
Introduced By: Loredana Polezzi

: Tusitala - the Teller of Tales: Reading Aloud

Alan Cumming reads from the new Yale edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's letters. Producer Tamsin Collison. See also In Search of Robert Louis Stevenson : Radio 2 10.00pm


Unknown: Alan Cumming
Unknown: Robert Louis
Producer: Tamsin Collison.
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Costing the Earth

What should children be taught about the environment? Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Love and Death OPERAMA

Can even the greatest crimes be pardoned? Jeremy Isaacs explores the theme of forgiveness in opera. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Eureka!

Professor Sir Roy Caine at the University of Cambridge discusses his work with human liver transplants and his ideas on population control. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Sir Roy Caine

: In Committee

Producer Smita Patel


Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Through These Eyes ... 2: British Asian Christians reflect on their faith, as they prepare to celebrate Christmas. Producer Norman Winter


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.

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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