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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

BBC Birmingham
7.40 Bells
7.45 Sunday Reading
PAT STARR and DAVID PLAUT read Christmas poems
7.50 Sunday Papers
7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Pat Starr
Unknown: David Plaut

: News

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY


Presented By: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

MAGNUS MAGNUSSON appeals on behalf of Mill Hall Oral School for the Deaf
The school is being enlarged to enable a greater number of profoundly deaf children under the age of 12 to receive the specialised education for which the school is noted.
Donations to: Magnus Magnusson, Mill Hall Oral School for the Deaf, [address removed]
8.50 Sunday Papers
8.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Magnus Magnus
Unknown: Haywards Heath

: News

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents around the world report
A Radio News production

: Morning Service

Community Mass for World Peace Day from the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Celebrant and Preacher
Choirmaster and Organist GEORGE MINNE
Readings: Micah 4, vv 1-5; Ephesians 4, vv 1-6; Matthew 5, vv 43-48
Music of the Mass: Mass in Gregorian Style (Thomas Kelly ) Responsorial: Eternal word made flesh (Descha)
Hymns: Carol of the bells (Bennett); All the earth proclaim the Lord (Deiss); Adeste Fideles (trad); 0 holy night (Adam)
BBC Northern Ireland


Organist: George Minne
Unknown: Thomas Kelly

: Forget Tomorrow's Monday

A Sunday morning miscellany including some reflections on Hogmanay from DOREEN TAYLOR ; advice on spending the Christmas book tokens; and Many Happy Returns with PEARL BINDER and her choice of place, book and music. Presenter June Knox-Mawer Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit


Unknown: Doreen Taylor

: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Francis Matthews.
BBC Birmingham


Presenter: Francis Matthews
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: Money Box

The programme that aims to help you follow the ins and outs of personal finance.; Featuring each week
The Man Behind your Money A Financial World Tonight production

: Away from it All

with Joan Bakewell
A programme for would-be holidaymakers with advice on when to go and what to avoid. In a month when almost every new brochure promises the holiday of a lifetime, a searching analysis of the true cost of those tempting offers.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Roger MacDonald

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clougb


Presented By: Gordon Clougb

: Instant Sunshine

An ' entertainment ' provided by David Barlow , Peter Christie. Miles Kington and Alan Maryon-Davis


Provided By: David Barlow
Provided By: Peter Christie.
Provided By: Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: Ian Fenner

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Northumberland, where members of the Ashington Rose Society put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Dick Sharples

: News

: Talking about Antiques

Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss listeners' questions With HUGH SCULLY Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

Let's Hear it Again
A selection of extracts from listeners' favourite Living World and Wildlife programmes broadcast during the past year. Introduced by Dilys Breese BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A few weeks ago, listeners were invited to compete in a special In Touch competition. In this week's programme the results are announced, and to get 1978 off on the right foot, our regular team of presenters announce their own New Year resolutions.
Presented by Peter White Producer MICHELL RAPER


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Michell Raper

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Campbeltown in Argyll Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)
S.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: The Archers

Omnibus Edition

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Emlyn Williams , actor, playwright, author and solo performer as Dickens, Dylan Thomas and ' Saki ', to talk about his life and work and to invite him to reflect a little. on both. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: Music to Remember

This week's programme, which was recorded before an invited audience at The Arts Centre, Christ's Hospital, Horsham, is devoted to music by Bizet and
Weber. GAVIN MCNAUGHTON (bassoon) BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA led by ARTHUR PRICE conducted by ALAN suttie


Music By: Bizet And
Bassoon: Weber. Gavin McNaughton
Unknown: Arthur Price
Conducted By: Alan Suttie

: News

: The Pickwick Papers

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in 12 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL and CONSTANCE COX with with and ' " They have subpoened my three friends ", said Mr Pick wick. " Oh! Of course they would. Important witnesses; saw you in a delicate situation." " But she fainted of her own accord. Mrs Bardell threw herself into my arms." " Very likely, my dear sir, very likely and very natural. But who's to prove it? " '
7: Trials and Tribulations
Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Repeated: Tuesday 3.5 pm)
(Elizabeth Spriggs is a National Theatre player)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Mr Pick
Unknown: Mrs Bardell
Unknown: Karen Archer
Unknown: Brenda Kaye
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Eric Allen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Kenneth Shanley
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs
Mr Pickwick: Freddie Jones
Winkle: Philip Bond
Tupman: Michaelgraham Cox
Sam Weller: Douglas Livingstone
Serjeant Buzfuz: Peter Vaughan
Mrs Bardell: Elizabeth Spriggs
Charles Dickens: Simon' Cadell
Bob Sawyer: Nigel Anthony
Ben Allen: Tim Piggott-Smith
Mrs Raddle: Pauline Letts
Tony Weller: John Hollis
Mr Stiggins: Christopher Benjamin
Mr Perker: Timothy Bateson
DodsOn: John Gabriel
Fogg MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes
Sjt Snubbin: Michael Goldie
Mr Justice Stareleigh: Gerald Cross
Mrs Cluppins: Cecile Chevreau

: News

: Friends and Neighbours

' We take the events of a hundred ordinary streets and we encapsulate them into one.' (Harry Kershaw, Coronation Street)
Ray Gosling explores the world of soap operas


Unknown: Harry Kershaw
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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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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