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: Bells on Sunday

From St Margaret's, Westminster.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

This Palm Sunday. Mark Tully considers how even the most powerful of leaders can be challenged by the quietest of subversives.
Producer BeverleyMcAinsh. Repeated 11.15pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon joins writer
Jane Beeson and her husband Christopher for breakfast on their Dartmoor Hill farm. Producer Joanna Toye


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: Jane Beeson
Producer: Joanna Toye

: 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

: Sir Chris Bonington

speaks for the Week's Good Cause as president of the charity that works to protect our nation's most beautiful landscapes for everyone to enjoy. DONATIONS: Council for National Parks, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Born for This. A Palm Sunday meditation on the Stations of the Cross from Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield, led by Chris Rolinson ,
Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley. With Father Mark Crisp and young people from the Archdiocese of Birmingham.


Unknown: Chris Rolinson
Unknown: Joanne Boyce
Unknown: Mike Stanley.

: The Archers

* Another chance to meet the Archers! Competitions and giveaways: pl30

: Mediumwave

Roger Bolton reviews the media. Producer Sarah Eldridge


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Sarah Eldridge

: The Bookclub - the First Chapter

James Naughtie reports on the growing popularity of book clubs and reading groups, and introduces Radio 4's Bookclub. Producer Olivia Seligman Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is experimental composer Gavin Bryars. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Gavin Bryars.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Nigel Colborn and John Cushnie are guests of Peterlee Town Council. With Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial: The Seafarer

Written and directed by Don Taylor , based on the anonymous Anglo-Saxon poem.
A Saxon lord seeks the mysterious Seafarer, who may be his long-lost brother. with John Baddeley , Steve Hodson. David Collings , Kristin Milward , Ellen Dryden and Stuart Mogford. Director Don Taylor Repeat Repeated Saturday


Directed By: Don Taylor
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Steve Hodson.
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: Ellen Dryden
Unknown: Stuart Mogford.
Director: Don Taylor
The Seafarer: Bob Peck
Brother Cuthbert: Oliver Ford Davies
Eadwulf: Michael N Harbour

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serie presents extracts from the past week's BBC radio and television. Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Struck Dumb
Is our education being "dumbed down"? David Walker investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: First Prize a Cabbage

Edward Enfield finds a few surprises in Wisborough Green. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

April may be the cruellest month, but it has inspired poets from Chaucer to Roger McGough. Readers Eleanor Bron and Andrew Sachs.
Producer Felicity Goodall


Readers: Roger McGough.
Readers: Eleanor Bron
Readers: Andrew Sachs.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: In Business

Working World. In a torrent of business change, Peter Day examines the issues that have stood out in the nineties and asks what happens next. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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

By Joan Aiken , dramatised in four parts by Eric Pringle. Music by Neil Brand.
4: The Wave. Is helps the children escape from the terrible mines under the North Sea, and Gold Kingy's rule comes to an end. with Alison Pettitt. Richard Pearce. Tom Bevan , Jenny Lee. Stephen Thorne. Christopher Scott , Brian Parr ,
Gerard McDermott. Rachel Atkins. Anthony Ofoegbu and children from the Italia Conti School Director David Blount


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Unknown: Eric Pringle.
Music By: Neil Brand.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Director: David Blount
Gold Kingy: Rik Mayall
Grandfather Twite: Freddie Jones
Storyteller: John Rowe

: Breakaway

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

: Open University

8.00 Pacific Studies: Living on the Edge 8.30 The Lady of the Diagram
9.00 Giorgi - the Architectural influence of the Philosopher
Francesco Giorgi 9.20 Leading from the Front- Facilitating from Behind
9.40 Empowering Young People


Unknown: Francesco Giorgi

: The Natural History Programme

In the second of two programmes from the Galapagos Islands, Julian Hector investigates the problems facing the unique wildlife found there. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Julian Hector

: That's History

With Gerry Northam.
Repeated from yesterday 4pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam.

: Stimela the Steam Train

Black miners tell their own stories of life, love, death and despair in the gold and diamond mines of South Africa.
Their voices join with Hugh Masekela 's jazz anthem for the miners.
Producer David Harding Revised repeat


Unknown: Hugh Masekela
Producer: David Harding

: Costing the Earth

The second of two programmes looking at the nuclear legacy. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: In Committee

Michael Fairbairn reports on the investigations mounted by 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: The Midnight Milkman

By Helene Wiggin , read by Paul Copley. Tom reveals some midnight secrets. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Helene Wiggin
Read By: Paul Copley.

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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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