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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Brightest and Best

Presented by Hazel Bradley. Including Bells on Sunday from St Mary the Virgin and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire. Producer Philip Billson


Presented By: Hazel Bradley.
Producer: Philip Billson

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robert Forster joins John and Frances Willmer at the birthplace of diversification in Oxfordshire. Producer Tim Coleman


Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Frances Willmer
Producer: Tim Coleman

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: His Hon Judge Stephen Tumim

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which runs an award scheme supporting the arts in prisons and special hospitals.
DONATIONS TO: Koestier Award Trust.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Were You There?

Last of the series in which
Rosemary Hartill explores aspects of our common human experience. Profit and Loss Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Philip Billson

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tuesday 11.00pm


Producer: Anne Reevell.

: Dodwell Rides Out

Over the next four weeks, traveller and explorer Christina Dodwell ventures into the virtually unexplored heart of Madagascar. 1: Uphill without Brakes. Christina learns to drive a stagecoach, shelters from a cyclone and rebuilds many bridges. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Desert Island Discs

with actor Christopher Lee.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Sheena MacDonald.


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Nigel Colborn answer listeners' questions sent in by post.
ATaylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nigel Colborn

: Classic Serial: Dead Souls

Nicolai Gogol 's comic masterpiece, set in 1820s Russia, is dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and stars Ken Stott as Chichikov.
1: Coming. A man arrives in an isolated provincial town. His mission is to buy up the "dead souls".
Musicians Eleanor Knight , Andy Crowdie , George Ricci and Jamie McCarthy
Music by Andy Frizell. Director Kate Rowland Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Nicolai Gogol
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt
Unknown: Ken Stott
Musicians: Eleanor Knight
Musicians: Andy Crowdie
Musicians: George Ricci
Musicians: Jamie McCarthy
Music By: Andy Frizell.
Director: Kate Rowland
Korobochka: Jean Alexander
Plyushkin: Bryan Pringle
Nozdrev: Mark McGann
Anna: Brigit Forsyth
Sobakievich: Trevor Cooper
Manilov: Robert Whelan
Mme Manilov: Jane Cox
Selifan: David Whitaker
Landlord: David Fleeshman
Proshka: Jane Hazlegrove

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

A report on the relationship between democracy and economic success. Repeated from Thursday

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

1: Sumatra. Journalist Debbie Martyr scours the mountainous jungles of Sumatra on the trail of an ape-man. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Debbie Martyr

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen introduces requests for poems by Edgar Allan Poe , Keats and Wendy Cope. Read by Peter Whitman , Peter Kelly and Elizabeth Bell. Producer Sara Davies


Introduces: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Wendy Cope.
Read By: Peter Whitman
Read By: Peter Kelly
Read By: Elizabeth Bell.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Supporting Cast

Spirella was the UK's largest company producing made-to-measure ladies' corsetry. It may have closed, but many women still remember the "Spirella Lady".
Producer Jackie Christie


Producer: Jackie Christie

: Children's Radio 4: A Traveller in Time

Final part of Alison Uttley 's adventure.
Flautist Laura Bradshaw. Dramatised by Melissa Murray. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Alison Uttley
Unknown: Laura Bradshaw.
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.
Director: Alison Hindell
Penelope: Eirlys Bellin
Aunt Tissie: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Francis: Lee Graves
Anthony Babbington: Ben Miles
Tabitha: Susie Hawthorne
Uncle Barnabas: John Evitts
Ian: Jonathan Chapple
Mistress Babbington: Julie Higginson

: The 1995 Reith Lectures - Sir Richard Rogers

3: Sustainable Architecture
Richard Rogers explains his approach to architecture. He describes the importance of quality building and consideration for public spaces and stresses the need for environmentally friendly buildings that put modern technology at the service of man. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Richard Rogers
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 VIPs: Carl Gustav Jung 8.30 Diamonds, Rust and a Handful of Sand 9.00 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.20 Lord Briggs on History 9.40 Understanding Society: The World We Have Lost


Unknown: Carl Gustav Jung

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

: Your Place or Mine?

5: Blue Is the Colour of Hope. Martha Kumsa , an Ethiopian political prisoner, started to receive letters from two members of the Canadian PEN organisation. Their intimate correspondence secured her release. Producer Marilyn Powell for CBC


Unknown: Martha Kumsa
Producer: Marilyn Powell

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson gets to grips with friction. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Kitchen Cabinet

The first of six programmes in which women from the Isle of Dogs have their say. With Susan Marling. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Foreign Postings

Robert Kee asks British diplomats about their first-hand experience of world-changing events. Laurence O'Keeffe was UK Ambassador to
Czechoslovakia in 1989. After dinner with a group of dissidents, he gave them lifts home. A few weeks later, they were running the country. A Brian Lapping production


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Laurence O'Keeffe

: In Committee

Presented by Rob Orchard. Producer Smita Patel


Presented By: Rob Orchard.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Last of the series in which
Tony Jasper traces stories of faith through musical traditions. Jazz Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: Tony Jasper
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.

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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