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: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Radio 4's spiritual anthology starts a series of Sunday programmes with new presenter Mark Tully. Through music, verse, prose and conversation, he probes questions he believes lie at the heart of our humanity.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Presenter: Mark Tully.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Robin Page samples breakfast in Zimbabwe with Mick Townsend. Producer Tim Coleman


Unknown: Mick Townsend.
Producer: Tim Coleman

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Bernie Clifton

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which provides long-term development opportunities for young people at risk.
DONATIONS TO: Endeavour Training, [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. 5: Gospel in Suffering.
Led by the Rev John Howard. Preacher the Rev Professor Frances Young.
Isaiah 52, w 14-lsaiah 53, 16; Mark 8, w 31-35. Organist William Jones.


Unknown: John Howard.
Unknown: Professor Frances Young.
Organist: William Jones.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tuesday 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. 2: The Lonely Rider. Horseman and travel writer Marc de Gouvenain returns to East Anglia, a place where he spent four days 27 years ago. Producer Kerry McGeever
See also Reading Aloud 7.30pm


Unknown: Marc de Gouvenain

: Desert Island Discs

with novelist Nina Bawden.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Nina Bawden.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Geoffrey Smith and Nigel Colborn answer questions from visitors to The National Trust's
Gibside Estate, Tyne and Wear.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Nigel Colborn

: Classic Serial: Ben Hur

by Lew Wallace. Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.
3: The Chariot Race. The biggest day of Ben Hur 's life dawns -the chariot race with Messala.
With Neville Jason. Ian Masters ,
Oliver Senton. Joshua Towb , Michael Tudor Barnes and Peter Yapp. Music by Wilfredo Acosta
Director Glyn Dearman. Rptd Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Lew Wallace.
Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: Ben Hur
Unknown: Neville Jason.
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: Oliver Senton.
Unknown: Joshua Towb
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Peter Yapp.
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman.
Bible: Michael Gambon
JudahBenHur: Jamie Glover
Messala: Samuel West
Simonides: Bernard Hepton
Sheik llderim: Freddie Jones
Am rah: Phyllis Calvert
Malluch: Gavin Muir
Mother: Margaret John
Tirzah: Natasha Pyne
Esther: Deborah Berlin
Iras: Becky Hindley

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Andrew Dilnot questions the assumptions behind the British Government's science policy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

In the last of the series, Guy Duke tries to bring the warring tribes of Kohistan in Pakistan together for the good of themselves and their environment.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Guy Duke

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen and Judith Palmer introduce contemporary cowboy poetry, recorded at Elko, Nevada. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Viv Beeby

: All Fall Down

Misha Glenny 's four-part series on post-Cold War Europe. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Misha Glenny

: In Business

Follow the Leader. What makes a good boss? Are top business people special or lucky? Peter Day hears from the trainers, the selectors and the leaders themselves.
A Kochan Hutchings Associates production

: Children's Radio 4: Joe's Kingdom

A futuristic four-part play by John Peacock. 2: The Overland. With
Dexter Retcher as Danny. Joe, Beth and Wilf's quest for survival begins.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Celia De Wolff


Play By: John Peacock.
Unknown: Dexter Retcher
Director: Celia de Wolff
Joe: Ross Livingstone
Wilfred: Richard Pearce
Beth: Abigail Docherty
Lil: Jane Whiltenshaw
Arthur: David Bannerman
Gulliver: Joshua Towb

: Reading Aloud: As Others See Us

Seven readings which present Britain through the eyes of settlers, visitors and passers through. 1: Letters from England by Karel Capek. The Czech playwright celebrates 1920s Britain. Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Karel Capek.
Read By: Stephen Moore.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 Great Pioneers in Education:
Miss Buss and Miss Beale 8.30
Maths Miscellany 9.00 American
Conversations: Gloria Steinem 9.20
Jews and Christians in Renaissance Venice 9.40 Class in Britain Today


Unknown: Gloria Steinem

: Invisible Histories

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Fourth Column Revisited

Alistair Beaton presents the best of Fourth Column from the last two series. With Bill Tidy and Dillie Keane. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Dillie Keane.
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker looks at the buzz words of "sustainable development". Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: News

: Kitchen Cabinet

Last of the series in which 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. 2: How to Kill. The poetry of battle. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Rae
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: In Committee

Presented by Rodney Foster. Producer Smita Patel


Presented By: Rodney Foster.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Ian Bradley explores the power of the idea of sacrifice in Christian thought. 2: The Cross as Tree of Life
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.

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