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: Bells on Sunday

From St Lawrence, Jewry, London. Repeated at 12.20am

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully considers images, icons and idols in conversation with Professor
Ursula King of Bristol University. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.15pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Ursula King
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Islanders. In the first of three special programmes, Quentin Seddon travels to Shetland to meet crofter Agnes Leask. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: Agnes Leask.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Gerry Northam presents religious news.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Phil Pegum
PHONE: (0161) [number removed].WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5031. BBC North, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Week's Good Cause

is a charity which promotes the protection of women and children who have suffered from or are exposed to domestic violence.
DONATIONS TO: Women's Aid, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

Friendship with God from the Millmead Centre, Guildford, led by the Rev Peter Nodding.


Unknown: Peter Nodding.

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

Editor Sarah Eldridge. Repeated Tuesday 11pm


Editor: Sarah Eldridge.

: A View from Abroad

The last of six international writers who explore aspects of Britain.
Singular Lives. Britain's high divorce rate, longer life expectancy and fractured work patterns mean that people can expect to spend more time alone. Sicilian poet and playwright
Dacia Maraini wonders how we will cope. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Dacia Maraini
Producer: Kate McAii

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is singer Cleo Laine. Producer Angie Nehring Repeated Friday 9.05am


Singer: Cleo Laine.
Producer: Angie Nehring

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from London. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 11.30am


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Aspern Papers

Henry James's novel, dramatised in two parts by Jane Beeson.
1: In the romantic city of Venice, an American poet writes love letters and sonnets to the girl with beautiful eyes, Juliana Bordereau. Fifty years later, a literary bounty hunter will do anything to get a glimpse of the papers; but how high is the price? with John Rowe , David Brooks ,
Tracy Ann Oberman and David Bannerman
Director Janet Whitaker. Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Jane Beeson.
Unknown: Juliana Bordereau.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: David Brooks
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Unknown: David Bannerman
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Narrator: James Laurenson
Miss Tina: Angela Pleasence
Miss Bordereau: Moira Lister
MrsPrest: Carolyn Jones

: Pick of the Week

With Nick Baker.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Nick Baker.

: Blue Pencil

Writer and editor Susannah Clapp talks to editors and authors, from
Edwina Currie to Patrick McGrath , about the hidden relationships behind the writing of a book. Producer Lore Windemuth
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3


Talks: Susannah Clapp
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Patrick McGrath

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

The second of six programmes featuring travellers' tales. What impact has the British recruitment of Gurkha soldiers had on traditional village life in Nepal? Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Sarah Maguire hears poetry requests at the outdoor Minack
Theatre near Land's End in Cornwall, and explores poetry connected with fishing and the sea. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Out of the Fire

John Simpson presents the last of four programmes in which people recount the turbulent changes in their home countries which forced them into exile. Separation in Bosnia When the shells rained down on Sarajevo, Vedat, a Muslim, was on one side of town and Dijana. his Serbian wife, was on the other.
Neither knew whether the other was alive. Their extraordinary story of survival and escape began here. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Tom's Midnight Garden

By Philippa Pearce , dramatised in four parts by Judy Allen. l:Tom Long 's stay with Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan turns from tedium to adventure when the clock in the hall strikes thirteen. with Deborah Berlin, Calum Macpherson. Judy Parkin , Tim Godwin , George Miller ,
Robert Thomas , Oliver Grig and David Holt
Music by Elizabeth Parker. Director John Taylor


Unknown: Philippa Pearce
Unknown: Judy Allen.
Unknown: Tom Long
Unknown: Deborah Berlin,
Unknown: Calum MacPherson.
Unknown: Judy Parkin
Unknown: Tim Godwin
Unknown: George Miller
Unknown: Robert Thomas
Unknown: Oliver Grig
Unknown: David Holt
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Director: John Taylor
Tom: Peter England
Aunt Gwen: Una Stubbs
Uncle Alan: Crawford Logan
Younger Hatty: Sarah Morton

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.

: Open University

8.00 New Curiosity Shop 8.30 Women in Gear - from Concept to Customer
9.00 The Second Reform Act 9.20
Developing World 9.40 American Conversations - Henry Kissinger


Unknown: Henry Kissinger

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4pm

: Fourth Column Revisited

John Diamond reaps Fourth Column 's collected wit on the subject of youth. Producer Brian King


Unknown: John Diamond

: Costing the Earth

Jeremy Cherfas presents an eight-part series on the environment. 6: Aid Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: News

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on how a bag of fluid and a short plastic tube can take the place of 20 feet of intestine. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs a lighthearted quiz about politics with team captains Michael White and Austin Mitchell
MP. Their guests this week are
Matthew Parris and Roy Hattersley. Written by Michael Dines
Producer Ann Jobson Repeat


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Roy Hattersley.
Written By: Michael Dines
Producer: Ann Jobson

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.10am

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: Late Story: On the Fringe - Cameron Spooner's Ultimate Drapery

By lain Grant, read by Michael Mackenzie.
Repeated from Friday


Read By: Michael MacKenzie.

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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.

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