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: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter 's, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent. Repeated at 12.20am


Unknown: St Peter

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores the bells which resonate through our lives. Producer Jane Jeffes


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

A six-part series of the nature programme. 4: Mud Soup, Mussels and Transport . Cafes. Lionel Kelleway and friends brave the icy winds of winter to join the oystercatchers of the Exe estuary. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

Religious news with Trevor Barnes.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producer Phil Pegum. PHONE: [number removed] WRITE TO: Sunday. Room 5031. BBC North. PO Box 27. Manchester


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Michael Aspel

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which supports families who care for children with disabilities or special needs.
DONATIONS TO: Contact a Family, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

From the Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey, North
Yorkshire. Sung Eucharist according to the Book of Common Prayer for the first Sunday after Trinity. 1 John 4, w 7-end; Luke 16, w 19-end; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; I heard the voice of Jesus say; Shalom chaverim (arr Nigel Duce ); A Prayer of St Patrick (John Rutter ).
Celebrant the Rev John Ward. Preacher the Ven Malcolm Grundy. Archdeacon of Craven. Organist Nigel Duce.


Unknown: Nigel Duce
Unknown: John Rutter
Unknown: John Ward.
Unknown: Ven Malcolm Grundy.
Organist: Nigel Duce.

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: A History of Britain in Six Menus

Leslie Forbes travels through the centuries in search of a decent meal. 1: A Roman Orgy Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Desert Island Discs

With actress Peggy Mount. Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fri 9.05am


Unknown: Peggy Mount.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Test Match Special

Commentary from Edgbaston on the fourth day's play in the First Comhill Test. Including at
3.45* Teatime News and At the Bookstall
For details see yesterday * Approximate time

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn answer questions from the staff and visitors to Bristol Zoo Gardens. Chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: The Classic Serial: The Tin Drum

By Giinter Grass. Abridged in two parts by Mike Walker. With Phil Daniels as Oskar.
2: World War II is raging. Oskar, on the run, discovers sex, jazz and the black market. with Geoffrey Whitehead. Patience Tomlinson, David Timson , Andrew Branch and John Hartley Percussion by Unmen. Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated Friday at 2.00pm


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Phil Daniels
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: John Hartley
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Matzerath: Kenneth Cranham
Maria: Tracy Wiles
Bebra: David Collings
Roswitha: Jane Whittenshaw
Klepp: Nigel Anthony
Lankes: Jonathan Keeble

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Andrew Dilnot asks whether we need local authorities at all. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

A six-part series of travellers' tales. 1: Sahara Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Richard Holmes introduces Coleridge's epic tale, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Read by Simon Callow. Producer Erin Riley


Introduces: Richard Holmes
Read By: Simon Callow.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: In Business

Entrepreneurs on L5 a Day. How can you run a business on a government grant of L35 a week? Peter Day reports on the Welsh youngsters who've quit the dole queues to set up their own companies. Producer Martin Shankleman


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Martin Shankleman

: The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff 's story dramatised in four parts by Sean Darner.
2: Disguised as a travelling magician, Marcus travels north with Esca. with Ceit Kearney and Finlay Welsh. Music by David Dorward , played by John Kenny and Jim Sutherland. Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Rosemary Sutcliff
Unknown: Sean Darner.
Unknown: Ceit Kearney
Unknown: Finlay Welsh.
Music By: David Dorward
Played By: John Kenny
Played By: Jim Sutherland.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Esca: Tony Kearney
Marcus: Tom Smith
Guern: Frederick Jaeger
Dergdian: Domhnall Ruadh
Lianthan: Cullum MacKinnon

: A Good Read

With Edward Blishen and guests. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Blishen

: Open University

8.00 Masterclass 8.30 Education in Europe 9.00 Learning through Life: East Meets West 9.20 American
Conversations: Hugh Sidey 9.40 A Good Read for Social Psychologists


Unknown: Hugh Sidey

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.

: Leviathan

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: The Cutting Edge

Dr David Cook presents four programmes on medical ethics.
1: Lifeblood. A premature baby's life is at risk as the parents and the doctor become embattled over a matter of principle. Producer Alison Bogle


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Producer: Alison Bogle

: A Many-Faceted Thing

Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Medicine Now

Medical news with Geoff Watts.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: In Committee

Peter Hill reports from Parliament. Producer David Browne


Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

The Late Evening Office of Compline from the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral. Producer Stephen Shipley


Producer: Stephen Shipley

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: The Late Story: Running with the Wolves

Julie Riley reads Madeleine Cary 's story. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julie Riley
Unknown: Madeleine Cary

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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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