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: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin, Chislet, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores the influence of music on our everyday and spiritual lives with Yusef Islam and Michael Lawson
, an organist and composer. A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Yusef Islam
Unknown: Michael Lawson

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston breakfasts with the Marquis of Douro on his estate in Spain. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

With Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producer Rachel Hawkes. WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5038. BBC North. PO Box 27.
Manchester. PHONE: (0161) [number removed]


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Rachel Hawkes.

: Esther Rantzen

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which aims to discourage young people from becoming involved in crime.
DONATIONS TO: The Divert Trust, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

From St Michael 's Church, Linlithgow. Led by the Rev John Paterson. Now Israel may say; The Spirit lives to set us free; Make me a captive, Lord; Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord; Anthem: John Rutter 's Gaelic
Blessing. Organist Andrew Sutherland.


Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: John Paterson.
Unknown: John Rutter
Organist: Andrew Sutherland.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Tues llpm


Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Books and Company

John Walsh presents a series on books, writers and readers.
7: Copyright. A look at the implications of the rights revolution which is extending copyright until 70 years after an author's death.
Producer Ned Chaillet. Rptd Tues 2pm


Unknown: John Walsh
Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: Desert Island Discs

Academic and author Richard Hoggart talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fri 9.05am


Talks: Richard Hoggart
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Geoffrey Smith and Nigel Colborn take questions from residents of Broadstairs in Kent.
ATaylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Nigel Colborn

: Classic Serial: Uncle Silas

Sheridan Le Fanu 's Gothic novel.
2: Bartram-Haugh, 1865. A young heiress has no choice about herfuture. with Tessa Worsley , Jane Whittenshaw. Jonathan Keeble , John Hartley. George A Cooper , Becky Hindley , Pauline Letts , David Collings , John Evitts , Roger May. Stephen Critchlow and Geoffrey Whitehead. Dramatised by Alan Drury Director Enyd Williams. Rptd Fri 2pm


Unknown: Sheridan Le Fanu
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: George A Cooper
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: John Evitts
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Dramatised By: Alan Drury
Director: Enyd Williams.
Director: Rptd Fri
Maud: Teresa Gallagher
Silas: George Cole
Lady Monica Knollys: Joan Sims
Madame de la Rougierre: Dorothy Tutin
Mary Quince: Kathleen Byron

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

How far are the terms Left and Right still a relevant political shorthand? Repeated from Thursday

: Villa Park Incident - a Musical Tour of Birmingham

With seventies rocker Roy Wood. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Roy Wood.

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen helps Chris Meadefrom the Poetry Society pick a selection from the Young Poetry Pack. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Chris Meadefrom
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: In Business

Angels Limited. Big business uses tried and tested ways of raising investment finance but small firms sometimes have to rely on "business angels". Liz Barclay reports.
A Barraclough Carey North production


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: Children's BBC Radio 4: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The final part of Brian Sibley 's dramatisation from C S Lewis's The
Chronicles ofNarnia. with Sylvester McCoy. Robin Bailey , Geoffrey Whitehead , Tessa Worsley. John Hartley , Stephen Thorne , Jonathan Tafler , Teresa McElroy , John Turner , Becky Hindley and Stephen Critchlow. Music by Peter Howell and Elizabeth Parker. Director John Taylor


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy.
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Tessa Worsley.
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Teresa McElroy
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Music By: Peter Howell
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Director: John Taylor
Eustace: Marco Williamson
Lucy: Ellie Beaven
Edmund: Peter England
Caspian: Richard Puddifoot

: Always and Always

Letters between the actor/playwright Hugo Williams and his wife, the model Margaret Vyner , chronicle the months leading up to and beyond VE Day.
Abridged by Kate Dunn. Producer Hilary Dunn Rpt


Unknown: Hugo Williams
Unknown: Margaret Vyner
Abridged By: Kate Dunn.
Producer: Hilary Dunn Rpt

: Suenos - World Spanish

2: Encuentros. With Robert Elms.
Producer Mick Webb. Part of the BBC New World Spanish course. E MAIL: suenos@bbc.co.uk
8.45 The French Experience
En Famille. Chantal Cuer discusses the language of love.
Producer Mick Webb Revised
9.15 Short Stories in German Stories in foreign languages.
2: Jeno warmein Freundby Wolfdietrich Schnurre. Read by Aletta Loymeyer. A Track Record production
9.30 Get By in Portugal
Susan Marling's five-part guide. 2: Fado, Fatima and Football With Luisa Gomes.
Producer Mick Webb Rpt


Producer: Mick Webb.
Producer: Mick Webb
Unknown: Freundby Wolfdietrich
Read By: Aletta Loymeyer.
Unknown: Luisa Gomes.
Producer: Mick Webb Rpt

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Random Editi

Repeated from yesterday 4pm

: Touched by Trees

The relationship between people and trees is explored through the thoughts and experiences of six individuals. Producer Katie Thomson


Producer: Katie Thomson

: The Square on the Pythagoras

Part 2 of Ben Silburn 's irreverent tour through the history of maths. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Ben Silburn

: News

: All in the Mind

What happens when the mind can't accept the body it is in? Repeated from Tuesday

: A Week in the Life

Five people allow listeners to eavesdrop on their lives for a week. 2: Ian, an electrical operations manager from the Midlands, is putting electricity into the South African townships.
Producer Neil Trevithick


Producer: Neil Trevithick

: The Words to Say It

Roots: Language, Colour and Culture. Last in the series about black women's literature.
Read by Lachele Carl , Dona Croll , Alibe Parsons and Ray Shell. Producer Alby James


Read By: Lachele Carl
Read By: Dona Croll
Read By: Alibe Parsons
Producer: Alby James

: Seeds of Faith

With the Very Rev Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: News

: The Late Story: The Woman in the Glass Booth

By Page Edwards. Read by Roger May. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Page Edwards.
Read By: Roger May.

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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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