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: Bells on Sunday

From St Margaret's, Westminster.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores the theme of prayer. A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Mark Tully

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Lindsay Cannon breakfasts with Sue and Michael Gibson , two of Scotland's most innovative beef producers. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Lindsay Cannon
Unknown: Michael Gibson
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Religious news with Trevor Barnes.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Rachel Hawkes


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Rachel Hawkes

: Jane Asher

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity dedicated to all aspects of asthma and asthma-related allergy. DONATIONS TO: National Asthma Campaign, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]
(This is a freephone number, with lines open until 10.45am)

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

From Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Swansea. Led by the Rev Clem Roberts.


Unknown: Clem Roberts.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Sentimental Journey

A six-part series of personal travel experiences.
3: Edmund White , writer and critic, is probably best known for his books about growing up gay in America. In
1970 he left New York's newly liberated Greenwich Village in search of la dolce vita in Rome. Arthur Smith took him back there to see how he coped. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Edmund White
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Desert Island Discs

With photographer Eve Arnold. Producer Olivia Seligman
Repeated Friday at 9.05am


Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Nigel Colborn and Geoffrey Smith answer some of the questions posed by the gardeners of Kincardineshire, Scotland. A Taylor Made production
Repeated Wednesday at 11.30am


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

: Classic Serial: Glitter of Mica

Anne Downie 's dramatisation of Jessie Kesson 's classic story, set in a small Scottish farming community in the 1950s, when traditional ways clash tragically with the changing postwar world. with John Yule , Astrid Wilson , Stuart McQuarrie and Donalda Samuel
Director Andi Ross. Rptd Friday at 2.00pm


Unknown: Anne Downie
Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Unknown: John Yule
Unknown: Astrid Wilson
Unknown: Stuart McQuarrie
Unknown: Donalda Samuel
Director: Andi Ross.
Fleming: Michael Elder
Hugh Riddel: Stuart Hepburn
Helen Riddel: Pauline Knowles
Charlie Anson: Finlay Welsh
Maude: Jan Wilson
Celia: Sheila Donald

: Pick of the Week

With Christopher Serle. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Christopher Serle.

: Analysis

Power to the Judges
Ngaire Woods asks what the increasing battles between the government and the courts mean for our society. Repeated from Thursday

: Crimescapes

The meaner streets of Sardinia.
Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

After poems on the Underground comes poetry on the internet. Presented by Gareth Owen. Producer Felicity Goodall
E-MAIL: Radsouth@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Gareth Owen.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: In Search of the National Interest

Sir Charles Powell , former foreign affairs adviser to Lady Thatcher and John Major , asks leading statesmen how governments will define and pursue their national interests as they shape a new international order.
What Shape Europe? In the last of the series, Ruud Lubbers , former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, explains how he sees the future of Europe. Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Ruud Lubbers

: Tales from the Perilous Realm

Last in the series of J R R Tolkien's stories, dramatised by Brian Sibley. Leaf by Niggle. Niggle is a painter - some say not a very good one - who is continually interrupted by his needy neighbour Parish. With Michael Hordern as the voice of Tolkien. Director John Taylor
First broadcast on BBC Radio 5


Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Director: John Taylor

: A Good Read

With Susan Hill and guests. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Susan Hill

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Featuring Britain's most common mammal, more numerous than humans -the short-tailed field vole. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.

: Open University

8.00 VIPs: William Morris 8.30
Virtuous Maths: Hope 9.00 American Conversations: Arthur Hiller 9.20
Educating Immigrants: a Dutch View
21.40 Jewish Enigma: the Waiting People


Unknown: William Morris
Unknown: Arthur Hiller

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Cause celebre

Jenni Mills reveals four stories behind the headlines of the last few years. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jenni Mills

: Making Love to Marilyn

Five programmes of erotic verse and love poetry which take in the many moods of the sensual, raunchy, sometimes ludicrous world of sex.
1: 1 Wanna Be Loved by You Producer Susan Roberts Rpt


Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

: News

: Medicine Now

Repeated from Tuesday

: The Final Frontier

Repeated from yesterday 4.30pm

: In Committee

Presented by Peter Hill. Producer David Browne


Presented By: Peter Hill.
Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

God, the Self and I. Jane Lapotaire continues her spiritual quest in conversation with David McLellan ,
Professor of Political Theory, who discusses Marxism, his Roman Catholic faith and the female side of God.
Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: I. Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: David McLellan
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News


: The Late Story: Web Central

By Fay Weldon.
Read by Oliver Ford Davis.
(Repeated from Friday)


Author: Fay Weldon
Reader: Oliver Ford Davis

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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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