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: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael and All Angels, Sowton, near Exeter.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Peter Hobday wanders from mythology to modern psychiatry in search of the meaning of fate and destiny. A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Adam and Sarah Nicolson are turning the farming clock back 100 years. Producer Joanna Toye


Unknown: Sarah Nicolson
Producer: Joanna Toye

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producer Phil Pegum. PHONE: (0161) [number removed]. WRITE TO: Sunday, room 5038, BBC North, PO Box 27, Manchester


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Liza Goddard

speaks forthe Week's Good Cause about a charity raising awareness of the threats facing whales and dolphins. DONATIONS TO: Whale and Dolphin
Conservation Society, F[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Easter People

A six-part pilgrimage to a variety of Christian communities in the UK.
2: Today, Brian Sibley shares in worship at the Teen Challenge Rehabilitation Centre at Gorslas in Dyfed.


Unknown: Brian Sibley

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Books and Company

John Walsh of the Independent returns with a new eight-part series about books. 1: Smells Like Teen Fiction
Teenagers look at teen orientated books. Plus Lynne Truss's novice writer returns to the struggle.
Producer Ned Chaillet. Rptd Tue 2.00pm


Unknown: John Walsh
Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: Desert Island Discs

Gordon Brown MP talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fri 9.05am


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Rowerdew answer questions from visitors to the Country Living Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew

: Classic Serial: The Roads to Freedom

By Jean-Paul Sartre. Dramatised in three parts by Nigel Gearing.
1: The Age of Reason. Paris, June
1938. Mathieu Delarue believes that one is free to do whatever one wants. with Claudia McNulty , Jilly Bond , Becky Hindley and Graham Turner.
Music by Julie Cooper , played by Mitch Dalton , Harold Fisher , Sophie Langdon ,
Andrew Lynwood, Steve McManus , Alasdair Malloy and Dave Roach.
Director Alby James. Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Nigel Gearing.
Unknown: Mathieu Delarue
Unknown: Claudia McNulty
Unknown: Jilly Bond
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Graham Turner.
Music By: Julie Cooper
Played By: Mitch Dalton
Played By: Harold Fisher
Played By: Sophie Langdon
Unknown: Steve McManus
Unknown: Alasdair Malloy
Unknown: Dave Roach.
Director: Alby James.
Mathieu: James Wilby
Brunet: Miles Anderson
Lola: Debby Bishop
Jacques: James Fleet
Odette: Stella Gonet
Daniel: David Haig
Marcelle: Nichola McAuliffe
Ivich: Josette Simon
Boris: Sebastian Harcombe

: Pick of the Week

With Christopher Serle. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Christopher Serle.

: Analysis

The second of two programmes about the economics of cooperation. Repeated from Thursday

: The Off Season

Travel journalists visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

The first of two programmes celebrating A E Housman's A
Shropshire Lad in the centenary year of its publication. Presented by Gareth Owen with Pete Postlethwaite. Producer Erin Riley


Presented By: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Pete Postlethwaite.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Postmarks

A chance to eavesdrop on the letters sent home by four foreign women who came to live and work in Britain. Producer Julian Wilkinson Rpt


Producer: Julian Wilkinson Rpt

: Travelling Light

A six-part serial by Shaun Prendergast. 1:Jenny's Story.A group of children pit their wits against an evil cult. with John Sharian , Shiv Grewal , Vincent Marcello. Lorelei King , Jane Whittenshaw , Stephen Critchlow and Bradley Lavelle. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Unknown: John Sharian
Unknown: Shiv Grewal
Unknown: Vincent Marcello.
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Bradley Lavelle.
Director: Sally Avens
Jenny: Milly Gregory
Simon: John Hasler
Chrissie: Diane Bull
Philip ,: Robert Glenister
Ecky: Ross Livingstone
Carmen: Jay McInnes
Tiramani: Kerry Shale

: Opinion

A series of personal viewpoints.
Green Light for Red. John d'Espinay argues that brothels should be legalised. Capron productions

: Open University

8.00 VIPs: Michael Faraday 8.30 Diamonds, Rust and a Handful of Sand: Radar 9.00 American Conversations: Walter Mosley 9.20 Shakespeare's History Plays 9.40 The Jewish Enigma: Exodus
8.00 FM only The Natural History Programme Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Walter Mosley

: That's History

Presented by Roy Porter. Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm


Presented By: Roy Porter.

: Fourth Column Revisited

Presented by Alistair Beaton. Producer Malcolm Love Rpt


Presented By: Alistair Beaton.
Producer: Malcolm Love Rpt

: Making Love to Marilyn

The last in the series of love and erotic poetry which takes in the many moods of the world of sex. I'm Through with Love Producer Susan Roberts Rpt


Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

: News

: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: The Disunited Kingdom

David Dimbleby presents a five-part series on the future of the UK.
2: Looking at the strength of national and regional identity, David Dimbleby travels to Wales and Newcastle and asks whether there is a cultural divide in Britain.
Producers Sallie Davies and Anthony Dworkin Rpt


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Producers: Sallie Davies
Producers: Anthony Dworkin Rpt

: In Committee

Presented by Robert Orchard . Producer David Browne


Presented By: Robert Orchard
Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

God, the Self and I. Jane Lapotaire concludes her conversations by talking to Shaun de Warren , a "life coach". Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: I. Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Shaun de Warren
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: The Late Story: Time Will Tell

By Martin Worth. Read by James Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Martin Worth.
Read By: James Taylor.

About this project

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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