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: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.
Repeated at 12.20am

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

On Mothering Sunday, when apprentices were traditionally given leave to visit their mothers, Eileen Campbell examines the apprentice's lot.
Producer Tamsin Collison. Rptd at 11.15pm


Unknown: Eileen Campbell
Producer: Tamsin Collison.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Rogue giraffes and border bandits provide the breakfast backdrop in northern Kenya.
Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Gerry Northam presents religious news.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Liz Leonard
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: Liz Leonard

: Sue MacGregor

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which tackles the effects of drug addiction.
DONATIONS: Addaction, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Frrday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Hope through Tears
Sung Eucharist for Mothering Sunday from St Nicholas Church, Dunston, Gateshead. Celebrant the Rev Keith Teasdale. Preacher the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Michael Turnbull. With the choirs of Dunston Hill and Dunston Riverside Primary Schools. Ephesians 5, v25; 6, v4: Mark 3, W31-35. Director of music
David Wainwright. Organist Malcolm Savage.


Unknown: Keith Teasdale.
Unknown: Michael Turnbull.
Unknown: Dunston Hill
Organist: David Wainwright.
Organist: Malcolm Savage.

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

Roger Bolton reviews the media.
Producer Sarah Eldridge. Rptd Tuesday11pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Sarah Eldridge.

: Books and Company

John Walsh lifts the flap on the coming of age of the pop-up book, and Lucy Harland investigates an initiative to introduce babies to the Pleasures of books.
Producer Lisa Osborne. Rptd Tuesday 2pm


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Lucy Harland
Producer: Lisa Osborne.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is award-winning poet and biographer Andrew Motion. Producer Angie Nehring. Rptd Friday 9.05am ♦ Ten years of Lawley castaways: p7 ♦ See Roland White : page 129


Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Producer: Angie Nehring.
Unknown: Roland White

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from Benfleet in Essex. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated Wednesday 11.30am


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Ladies' Paradise

By Emile Zola , dramatised in two parts by Stephen Wyatt. With Dervla Kirwan as Denise Baudu and Douglas Hodge as Octave Mouret. 1: Denise Baudu comes to Paris to look for work in her uncle's shop. When he cannot afford to take her on, she is drawn inexorably towards the competition. with Terry Molloy , Marian Kemmer , Sunny Ormonde , Roger May . Iwan Thomas , Michelle Newell , David Monico , Teresa Gallagher , Susan Jeffrey and Richard Ganjavi. Executive producer Sue Wilson. Director Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Dervla Kirwan
Unknown: Denise Baudu
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Octave Mouret.
Unknown: Denise Baudu
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Marian Kemmer
Unknown: Sunny Ormonde
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Michelle Newell
Unknown: David Monico
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Unknown: Richard Ganjavi.
Producer: Sue Wilson.
Director: Rosemary Watts
Bourdoncle: David Timson
Deloche: Richard Derrington
Bourras/Hutin: Christopher Scott

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Chris Serle. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Chris Serle.

: Analysis

Reliance on Science John Ashworth asks how risk should be managed and what the role of scientists ought to be. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Ashworth

: Newham United

Benjamin Zephaniah visits people from the local community in the East End of London. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Ian McMillan introduces a second programme of gardening poems. Readers Carole Boyd and John Rowe. Producer Felicity Goodall


Introduces: Ian McMillan
Readers: Carole Boyd
Readers: John Rowe.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
The Sixth Test from Antigua.
Commentary on the third day's play. For information or retuning advice phone [number removed] ★ Approximate times

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: In Business

Merger Splurger Huge takeovers and mergers are dominating the international business scene, despite the fact that many collapse almost instantly. Peter Day asks if they make any sense at all. Producer Neil Koenig


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Children's BBC Radio 4: The Story of Is

By Joan Aiken , dramatised in four parts by Eric Pringle. 2: A Bad Place to Be Young. Is Twite finds an underground city where children work as slaves. with Alison Pettitt. Jenny Lee. Stephen Thorne. Gerard McDermott. Anthony Ofoegbu and children from the Italia Conti School Director David Blount


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Unknown: Eric Pringle.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Director: David Blount
Storyteller: John Rowe
Gold Kingy: Rik Mayall
Grandfather Twite: Freddie Jones

: Breakaway

The latest holiday and travel news. Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: The Natural History Programme

With Joanna Pinnock. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock.

: That's History

With Gerry Northam. Repeated from yesterday 4pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam.

: What Am I Doing Here?

Eka Morgan with poems, letters and diaries written and read by aid workers. Producer Simon Elmes Repeat


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Costing the Earth

Jeremy Cherfas examines the prospects of the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000 being the "green games". Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Open University

10.00 Pacific Studies 10.30 Madame
Newton-Pom-Pom du Châtelet 11.00
Jews and Christians in Renaissance Venice 11.20 Class in Britain Today
11.40 American Conversations


: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: In Committee

Michael Fairbairn reports on the work of select committees of MPs and peers. Producer David Browne


Unknown: Michael Fairbairn
Producer: David Browne

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.10am

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: The Late Story: A Warrior's Daughter

By Zitkala-Sa, read Kim Snyder. Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Kim Snyder.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

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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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