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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Brightest and Best

with Hazel Bradley. Including Bells on Sunday from St Andrew in Whilton, Northamptonshire. Producer Clare Huey


Unknown: Hazel Bradley.
Unknown: St Andrew
Producer: Clare Huey

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston joins Leo and Sarah Barclay for a taste of Scotland. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Sarah Barclay
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Dudley Moore

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which provides support for children with congenital abnormalities of the lower limbs.
DONATIONS TO: STEPS, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

All Too Human Lenten series in which women preachers explore the impact of the gospel today. 4: Gospel in Times of Change. From Sion Baptist Church, Burnley. Led by Yvonne Roberts. Preacher the RevVivienne
Lassetter. Isaiah 66, w 7-16. Director of music Alex Markham.


Unknown: Yvonne Roberts.
Music: Alex Markham.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tues 11.00pm


Producer: Anne Reevell.

: A View from Abroad

Six European travel writers explore the strange culture and landscape of what is to them a very foreign country -Britain. Wouldn't It Be Loverly. Dutch writer and broadcaster Adriaan van
Dis's first encounter with British culture was the film My Fair Lady. Fascinated by the portrayal of the class system, he makes his observations on this most
British of things, with evidence from many witnesses.
Producer Kerry McGeever


Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Desert Island Discs

with Mary Stott , former Guardian Women's Editor.
Producer Olivia Seligman Rpt


Unknown: Mary Stott
Producer: Olivia Seligman Rpt

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Tme

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Geoffrey Smith answer questions for Merseyside horticultural societies. A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Classic Serial: Ben Hur

by Lew Wallace. Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska. 2: Son ofArrius. Judah Ben Hur has been falsely accused of attempted murder.
Music by Wilfredo Acosta. Director Glyn Dearman. Repeated Friday at 2.00pm


Unknown: Lew Wallace.
Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: Judah Ben Hur
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta.
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Bible: Michael Gambon
Judah Ben Hur: Jamie Glover
Messala: Samuel West
Simonides: Bernard Hepton
Sheik llderim: Freddie Jones
Balthasar: Michael Hordern
Esther: Deborah Berlin
Iras: Becky Hindley
Malluch: Gavin Muir
Drusus: Ian Masters
Passenger: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Maid: Natasha Pyne
Servant: Joshua Towb

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Geoff Mulgan asks if economic growth necessarily leads to greater happiness. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

5: China. One of the world's biggest holes is explored by a team who have been invited to China by the locals. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

In the first of two programmes, Gareth Owen sets out on the trail of the old American West. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley with the last of the series. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: In Business

On Top of the World. As the storm over high salaries grows ever louder, businesses such as British Gas argue that world-class companies need to offer world-class rewards. Peter Day asks what "world-class" really means. Producer Paul Charles


Producer: Paul Charles

: Children's Radio 4: Joe's Kingdom

A futuristic four-part play by John Peacock. The Crystal Wall. Three hundred and twenty years after the Great Rood destroyed Britain, three children from the Seventh
Underground State of St Albans are swept once more to the Overland.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Celia De Wolff


Play By: John Peacock.
Unknown: St Albans
Director: Celia de Wolff
Joe: Ross Livingstone
Wilfred: Richard Pearce
Beth: Abigail Docherty
Meg: Jane Whittenshaw
Arthur: David Bannerman
Ken: Derek Warmsley
Gulliver: Joshua Towb
Emergency Voice: Michael Tudor-Barnes

: A Risky Business

Safe sex or a dangerous game? Joanna Buchan explores the art of flirtation. Producer Caroline Adam


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Caroline Adam

: Open University

8.00 Great Pioneers in Education:
Thomas Arnold 8.30 Diamonds, Rust and a Handful of Sand 9.00 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.20
Language in Hard Times 9.40 The Making of Modern Europe


Unknown: Thomas Arnold

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Invisible Histories

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Fourth Column Revisited

Alistair Beaton presents the best of Fourth Column. His guests include Andy Kershaw and Dave Barry. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Dave Barry.
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson hosts a special quiz for Science Week. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Kitchen Cabinet

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


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: A War of Words

Six programmes in which Simon Rae presents an international anthology of the poetry of the Second World War. 1: Thinking of War. The new war poetry, pacifism, an Ode to the Fuhrer and Spike Milligan 's first poem. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: In Committee

Presented by Rodney Foster. Producer Smita Patel


Presented By: Rodney Foster.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

In the first of four programmes,
Ian Bradley explores the power of the idea of sacrifice in Christian thought.
The Pelican and the Com of Wheat
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Ian Bradley

: 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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