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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Sunday Reading
SYDNEY CARTER reads from his book The Rock of Doubt
7.55 Weather, programme new!

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID WINTER


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Winter

: Week's Good Cause

JACQUELINE DU PRÉ on behalf of Refresh, a charity which provides a holiday home for people whose life depends on a breathing machine.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed].
3.55 Weather, programme news

: News

9.10 medium only
Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

medium only by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

medium only
Parish Communion on St George's Day from St Philip's Church. Norbury, South West London
Celebrant and Preacher
THE REV DENIS CLARINGBULL assisted by THE REV PAUL MARTIN Communion Service, Series 3 (John Rutter )
Agnus Dei (Martin Howe )
Epistle: Ephesians 6, w 10-17 (NEB); Gospel: Matthew 18, vv 21-34 (NEB)
Hymns (A and M Rev): Immortal, Invisible, God only wise (372); Who would true valour see (293); Rejoice! the Lord is King! (216); The head that once was crowned with thorns (218)
Motet: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Edward Bairstow ) Organist and Choirmaster ROBERT PRIZEMAN


Unknown: Denis Claringbull
Unknown: John Rutter
Unknown: Martin Howe
Organist: Edward Bairstow
Choirmaster: Robert Prizeman

: Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells

medium only
Whether you feel that radio Is a turn-on or a rip-off, Derek Robinson welcomes your letters on the subject. Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol
Send your comments to: Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells , BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producer: Carole Stone.
Unknown: Tunbridge Wells

: 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 this week
The Woman Behind Your Money: Lady Howe, Deputy Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission
A Financial World Tonight production


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Louise Botting

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

An epic adventure in time and space.
Fit the first: in which the earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins, starring
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS


Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Simon Brett
The Book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Prosser/Vogon Captain: Bill Wallis
Lady Cynthia Fitzmelon: Jo Kendall
Barman: David Gooderson

: 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

: Not Now, I'm Listening

Richard Mayne with an unpredictable selection of comment and humour, prose and poetry, music, performers and personalities.
Producer LOUISE PURSLOW assisted by SARAH DUNANT and (music) GEOFFREY SIMON (Revised rpt: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme newt


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

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough
1.40 Stereo
The Spinners
Tony Davis , Mick Groves Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones with John MeCormick (bass) sing some songs and tell the odd story - in the company of a few friends.
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday 8.10 pm)


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Cliff Hall
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Bass: John Mecormick
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

medium only
Dandolo by ANTON GILL with Carleton Hobbs as Dandolo
A panoramic view of political intrigue fitted round the Fourth Crusade and the fall of Constantinople in 1204 and featuring Enrico Dandolo , the extraordinary octogenarian Doge of Venice who was blind. Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY (Lost Monday's broadcast)


Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Enrico Dandolo
Directed By: Richard Wortley

: News

: A Bag of Secrets

The Public Records Office contains a class of record marked Baga de Secretis.
David Starkey continues the history of the Bag and of the treasons it recorded.
4: Regicides and Reaction (1605-1688)
Producer BRIAN cook


Unknown: David Starkey

: The Living World

For Peat's Sake!
About a tenth of the earth's land surface north of Inverness is covered in peat. How did it get there? Why is it so abundant? And why hasn't peat covered the rest of the world? Introduced by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: In Touch

A weekly programme of special interest to the visually handi- capped.
Why Are They Still Waitingt: JANE FINNIS presents an enquiry into the distribution of closed-circuit television.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: With Great Pleasure

Diana Rigg presents her personal choice of poetry and prose, with Philip Voss
Recorded before an invited audience at The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)

5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Philip Voss
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: The Archers

Omnibus Edition


Editor: William Smethurst
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn

: He flung his empty revolver down the slope ...

Robin Holmes introduces an anthology of patriotic and imperial poetry which until quite recently was required reading and learning in all our schools. with Hugh Burden and Valentine Dyall
Producer ROBERT CRADOCK (First broadcast in 1973)


Introduces: Robin Holmes
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Producer: Robert Cradock

: Music to Remember

Bliss Ballet Suite: Miracle in the Gorbals
8.23* Stanford Clarinet Concerto
8.44* Parry Symphonic Variations. BBC Manchester


Clarinet: Angela Malsbury
Unknown: Andrew Orton
Conducted By: Alan Suttie

: News

: Hermsprong

by ROBERT BAGE. Part 5
t.58 Weather


Unknown: Robert Bage.

: News

: Key Figures

Four programmes devoted to those who recognised and nourished the genius of others, and made their life-work possible
3: The Literary Godfather
George Henry Lewes in the Life and Work of George Eliot Written and narrated by Gabriel Woolf with Joe Melia as George Henry Lewes
Jill Balcon as George Eliot and the voices of ROD BEACHAM MARGOT BOYD. ALARIC COTTER
BRENDA KAYE , ANTHONY NEWLANDS George Henry Lewes , biographer, playwright, critic, scientist and philosopher, lived with George Eliot for 25 years as her husband. She was shunned by Victorian society in consequence. Without him she would quite simply not have been a novelist.
' To my dear husband, George Henry Lewes , I give this manuscript of a book that would never have been written but for the happiness which his love has conferred on my life. Marian Lewes. '
(Joe Melia is in ' Privates on Parade ' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London) Preview: page 19


Unknown: George Henry Lewes
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Joe Melia
Unknown: George Henry Lewes
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Beacham Margot Boyd.
Unknown: Alaric Cotter
Unknown: Brenda Kaye
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: George Henry Lewes
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: George Henry Lewes
Unknown: Marian Lewes.
Directed By: Hallam Tennyson

: Epilogue

The Letter ' D '
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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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