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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 John the Baptist, Burford. Producer Clare Huey


Presented By: Hazel Bradley.
Unknown: St John
Producer: Clare Huey

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston joins Mac and Anne Woodley on their ranch near the Mexican border for a Texan breakfast. Producer Tim Coleman


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Anne Woodley
Producer: Tim Coleman

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Chnstine Morgan


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Chnstine Morgan

: Mrs Linda Edwards

The director of the National
Osteoporosis Society speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the charity's work.
DONATIONS TO: [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: 0[number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

All Too Human Lenten series in which women preachers explore the impact of the gospel. 3: Gospel and Partnership. From the Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield. Preacher Canon Jane Sinclair. Genesis 1, w 26-31;
Mark 14, w 1-9. Musical director Simon Lole. Organist Tim Horton.


Unknown: Canon Jane Sinclair.
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: Tim Horton.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell. RptdTuesday 11.00pm


Producer: Anne Reevell.

: Dodwell Rides Out

Last of the series in which Christina
Dodwell explores the mysterious island of Madagascar. A River Ride to the Fossil Forest. Christina paddles her own canoe and meets an invisible man. Producer Simon Elmes


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Desert Island Discs

with music critic Felix Aprahamian.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Felix Aprahamian.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn answer questions from the Sawston Horticultural Society. A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn

: Classic Serial: Ben Hur

by Lew Wallace. Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.
1: A Friendship Betrayed. Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews." with Michael Tudor Bames ,
Don McCorkindale , Gavin Muir and Joshua Towb. Music by Wilfredo Acosta. Director Glyn Dearman. Repeated Friday at 2.00pm * See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Lew Wallace.
Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: Judah Ben Hur.
Unknown: Michael Tudor Bames
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Joshua Towb.
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta.
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Bible: Michael Gambon
Judah Ben Hur: Jamie Glover
Messala: Samuel West
Amrah: Phyllis Calvert
Mother: Margaret John
Tirzah: Natasha Pyne
Arrtus: Derek Waring
Angel: Deborah Berlin

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Denys Blakeway examines the debate over human nature and its implications for public policy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Denys Blakeway

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

4: Little Tibet. A team of students visits an isolated group of Tibetans. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen , poet Lavinia Greenlaw and actor Bernard Hill explore some of the best new science poetry. Producer Viv Beeby
+ See This Week: page 8


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Unknown: Bernard Hill
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: In Business

At the Double. Logistics can win wars. And the science of getting the right stuff to the right place on time is now crucial to a company's success too. Peter Day reports from the front line. Producer Colin Wilde


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Colin Wilde

: Children's Radio 4: Goldfish the Movie

A dramatisation of Betsy Byars ' novel The Two Thousand Pound Goldfish.
The final episode. with Dominic Letts , John Baddeley , Keith Drinkel and James Telfer Dramatised by Tony Coult Director Celia De Wolff Rpt


Unknown: Betsy Byars
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: James Telfer
Dramatised By: Tony Coult
Director: Celia de Wolff
Warren: Leonard Kirby
Aunt Pepper: Heather Tobias
Fiona Hillman: Diane Bull
Louise: Sacha Flory
Saffron: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Joking Apart

Black comedy has come a long way since the days of negative stereotypes and self-deprecating humour. Lenny Henry , Angie Le Mar , Felix Dexter ,
Llewella Gideon and others tell the story of the new wave of black comedians.
Producer Jackie Christie


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Angie Le Mar
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Producer: Jackie Christie

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 VIPs: Gregor Johann Mendel 8.30 Diamonds, Rust and a Handful of Sand: ICs, Microchips and Silicon Valley
9.00 Modern Art: Pissarro - Politics and Painting 9.20 Renaissance Music
9.40 Assignment 103


Unknown: Gregor Johann Mendel

: Invisible Histories

A four-part series on the histories of black people in Britain. 1: Packed Like Books. Presented by David Dabydeen. Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm


Presented By: David Dabydeen.

: Your Place or Mine?

Last in the documentary series. Ambos Nogales. Writer Margy Rochlin grew up listening to her father's stories about his home town of Nogales on the US/Mexico border. On the occasion of the Cinqo de Mayo festival she returned to look for the city of her imagination. Producer Jay Allison for Soundprint, USA


Unknown: Margy Rochlin

: Fast Forward

Prof John Durrant discusses developments in the technology of war. Repeated from Wednesday 8.15pm


Unknown: Prof John Durrant

: News

: Kitchen Cabinet

Women from the Isle of Dogs have their say. With Susan Marling. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Foreign Postings

The events in Tiananmen Square are often grouped with the anti-Communist revolutions in Europe during 1989. In the last of six conversations with British diplomats, Sir Alan Donald , UK Ambassador to China at the time, tells Robert Kee how China always defeats such easy assumptions. A Brian Lapping production


Unknown: Sir Alan Donald
Unknown: Robert Kee

: In Committee

Presented by Peter Hill. Producer Smita Patel


Presented By: Peter Hill.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Sylvia Sands considers the spirituality of the Bronte sisters.
3: Ann - Compassionate Universalist Producer Bert Tosh


Producer: Bert Tosh

: 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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