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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhlye

BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Sunday Reading
DAVID PLAUT reads Easter poems
7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: David Plaut

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY


Presented By: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

SIR JOHN BETJEMAN appeals on behalf of Norfolk Churches Trust which helps the 659 medieval churches in Norfolk, whether still in use or declared redundant.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed].
8.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Lincoln Minster
Sung Eucharist, Series 2 to a setting of Ireland in c
Gradual; Jesus Christ is risen today;
Offertory; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour;
Communion Anthem; Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Bairstow);
Epistle: Colossians 3 (Neb);
Gospel: John 20 (Neb)
Celebrant The Dean of Lincoln
Preacher Canon Rex Davies
Organist Dr Philip Marshall
Assistant organist Roger Bryan
BBC Manchester


Celebrant: The Dean of Lincoln
Preacher: Canon Rex Davies
Organist: Dr Philip Marshall
Assistant organist: Roger Bryan

: Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells

Derek Robinson presents listeners' letters on all aspects of radio - some sweet, some sour, some salty.
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your comments to: Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

: Money Box

Presented by Peter Hobday and Louise Botting
The programme that aims to help you follow the ins and outs of personal finance. Featuring each week
The Man Behind Your Money.
Today: Paul Brooks. Managing Director of Credit Data
A Financial World Tonight production


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Louise Botting

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads extracts from his best-selling autobiography, abridged in nine parts by JACK SINGLETON
5: 'The filmed surrender of Field-Marshal Milch was slap-stick worthy of Laurel and Hardy. He saluted by bringing his baton up to his cap and formally handed it over. The British general took the baton, weighed it for a moment, then smacked it down hard on the Field-Marshal's head, sending him down for the count.' Producer ROSEMARY HART


Producer: Rosemary Hart

: One Man, One Voice [number removed]

The Sunday phone-in offers you the chance to debate with the men or women in the news or with other Radio 4 listeners. In the Chair Michael Charlton Producers JENNY DE YONG and JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 10.30 am


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producers: Jenny de Yong
Producers: Jock Gallagher

: Not Now, I'm Listening

Richard Mayne with an unpredictable selection of comment and humour, prose and poetry, music, performers and personalities.
(Repeated: Tuesday 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Louise Purslow
Assisted By: Sarah Dunant
Music: Geoffrey Simon

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Spinners

Tony Davis , Mick Groves Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones with John McCormick (bass) sing some songs and tell the odd story - in the company of a few friends.


Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Cliff Hall
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Bass: John McCormick
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Kenneth Ford invites
GEOFFREY SMITH. BILL SOWERBUTT * and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Kenneth Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutt
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell

: Afternoon Theatre

The Holy Experiment by WILLIAM FOX with Richard Pasco as William Penn - founder of Pennsylvania in 1681. He was a Quaker but also a courtier and his determination for a better deal for members of his sect secured a grant of land in the New World from Charles II. He remains one of the greatest figures of American history: his treaty with the Indians, the most successful treatment of aborigines that history records, lasted for 70 years, and his Frame of Government for Pennsylvania became the basis for the Constitution of the United States.


Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
John Locke: Peter Howell
Bulldog: Clifford Norgate
Dr Fell: Peter Woodthorpe
Mary Pennington: Irene Sutcliffe
Gulielma Springett: Caroline John
Isaac Pennington: James Thomason
Admiral Sir William Penn: William Fox
Lady Penn: Margaret Robertson
Thomas Loe: William Eedle
Sir John Robinson: John Rowe
James, Duke of York: John Westbrook
George Fox: Haydn Jones
Critical Friend: Marcus Campbell
William Meade: Steve Hodson
Clerk of the Court/Equerry: David Neal
Recorder: David Graham
Lord Mayor: Jeffrey Segal
Foreman: Douglas Blackwell
Colonel Aston: Walter Hall
John Albrey: Nigel Lambert
Charles II: Brian Sanders
Colonel Markham: Michael Tudor Barnes
Taminent: Clifford Norgate

: News

: Talking about Antiques

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


Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: The Living World

The Largest Creature that ever Lived....
The biology, ecology, life history and exploration of the group of mammals which includes the largest creatures that have ever lived on planet earth are the subject of this programme - The Whale. Narrated by Peter France Producer STEPHEN HEDGES
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Stephen Hedges
Producer: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

Eggs for Breakfast: ALAN LUCKETT , who's a poultry farmer, and GLADYS croston, who lives alone at the age of 82, both have to cope with the problems of blindness in their daily life. They relate some of their experiences both in providing food for other people's breakfasts and learning how to make one's own. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Alan Luckett
Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: With Great Pleasure

John Mortimer , dramatist and barrister, introduces his personal choice of poetry and prose,whichisreadby
Isabel Dean and Jane Asher
Recorded before an invited audience at The Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames. Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: The Archers

Omnibus Edition
Script editor CHARLES LEFEAUX Producer TONY SHRYANE BBC Birmingham


Written By: Brian Hayles

: In Praise of God

for The Hope of Easter
An anthology for Easter Day in words and music introduced by Tom Fleming with JILL BALCON and PETER FIRTH ST MARGARET'S WESTMINSTER SINGERS conducted by RICHARD hickox Organist IAN WATSON
The programme was recorded at St Alban's Church, Holborn Producer ANGELA TILBY


Introduced By: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Peter Firth
Conducted By: Richard Hickox
Organist: Ian Watson
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Music to Remember

Overture: Leonora No 1
Piano Concerto No 2. in B flat major
Overture: Leonora No 3 BBC Scotland


Piano: Justus Frantz
Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conductor: Karl Anton

: News

: Hermsprong

1: Lord Grondale is Annoyed

: Weather

: News

: Epilogue

On Easter Day
Devised and narrated by H. COLIN DAVIS


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: 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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