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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
Minster Church, llminster, Somerset.


Introduced By: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

An exploration of the wildlife of Britain. Producer Simon Roberts


Producer: Simon Roberts

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Writer's Weekly

Nick Baker looks at creative and factual writing.

8.30 The French Experience 10: Loisirs. Chantal Cuer on what the French do on their days off; call in about learning French on [number removed]

9.15 Make German Your Business
Some basics of business German.

9.45 Short Stories in Italian
It Lungo Viaggio by Leonardo Sciascia. Read by Enrico Verdecchia.

: Reverend Canon Geoffrey Brown

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the annual Christmas appeal for social causes around the country. DONATIONS TO: St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Christmas Appeal, [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

Hope for All the Earth
In the third of the Advent series on hope, the congregation of the Cardiff Chinese Church reflect on the life and worship of Chinese Christians in South Wales. Producer Roy Jenkins


Producer: Roy Jenkins

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Media news with Joanna Coles.
Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tuesday 11.00pm


Unknown: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Anne Reevell.

: Four Corners

6: The Work You Do. The occasional scam of volunteer work in developing countries comes under scrutiny, and American writer Walter Kirn seeks out the secret of the Keiioggs cereal empire in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Stephen Jessel, BBC Radio's former Paris correspondent, presents. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Walter Kirn
Producer: Noah Richler

: Desert Island Discs

with TV newsman Trevor McDonald. Producer Olivia Seligman Rpt


Unknown: Trevor McDonald.
Producer: Olivia Seligman Rpt

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Geoffrey Smith and Bob Flowerdew are in Lincolnshire.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am FACTSHEET: send sae marked 50/94 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet[address removed]


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Tusitala - the Teller of Tales: Kidnapped

R L Stevenson's classic novel of adventure and friendship dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska. 3: The Flight in the Heather . David Balfour and Alan Breck have witnessed the murder of the Red Fox at Appin and, suspected of complicity in the crime, they both flee across the bare moors, pursued by the redcoats. Director Marilyn Imrie Rpt For cast see Friday 2.00pm
BOOKLET: for a copy of the illustrated BBC
Guide to Robert Louis Stevenson , send cheque/ PO for £3.95 (payable to BBC Education) to [address removed]


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: . David Balfour
Unknown: Alan Breck
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Susie Symes asks whether
Americans no longer see politicians as having a legitimate role. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Susie Symes

: Looking into the Harris Hole

On the remote island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, a plan to build the biggest quarry in Europe has split the local community. Helen Fraser reports. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Helen Fraser

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen introduces a selection of requests from Christina Rossetti 's contemporaries and influences. Producer Sally Marmion


Introduces: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Children's Radio 4: The Wizard of Oz

A new dramatisation of L Frank Baum 's classic tale.
2: More dangers await Dorothy and her friends on their journey to the Emerald City. Will they ever get to meet the Wizard of Oz?
Dramatised by Marcy Kahan. Music by Dominique Legendre. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Frank Baum
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan.
Music By: Dominique Legendre.
Dorothy: Barbara Barnes
Scarecrow: Philip Franks
Tinman: Patrick Barlow
Lion: Bradley Lavelle
Wizard of Oz: Kerry Shale
Wicked Witch: Maureen Lipman
Toto: David Holt
Queen Field Mouse: Eva Stuart
Wolf Leader: Derek Waring
Guardian of Gate: Peter Yapp
Stork: Natasha Pyne

: In Business

Peter Day presents the last in the series which investigates business worldwide. Producer Neil Koenig
TRANSCRIPTS: write to[address removed] or call [number removed]


Producer: Neil Koenig

: A Good Read

with Edward Blishen and his guests H R F Keating and Lee Langley. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Lee Langley.

: Scapegoats

Repeated from yesterday

: Reading Aloud

The Desert of Men/read by David Horovitch. Colin Thubron 's most recent trip was to the countries of Central Asia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. And Merv itself? A place of ghosts and dust and strains of the dutah. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: David Horovitch.
Read By: Colin Thubron
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Costing the Earth

A look at the impact of environmental destruction on our spirits and psyches. Repeated from Wednesday

: News


: Love and Death

From illicit passion to wedded bliss - Jeremy Isaacs enjoys operas extolling the rapture of love. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Eureka!

Anglican priest Reverend Dr John Polkinghorne reveals to
Barbara Myers how his work as a theoretical physicist has helped him in his understanding of God. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Reverend Dr John
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: In Committee

Producer Smita Patel


Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Through These Eyes....
3: Bernard Jackson talks to Greek
Orthodox Christians as they prepare to celebrate Christmas. Producer Amanda Hancox


Talks: Bernard Jackson
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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