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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Programme for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Sunday Reading
SYDNEY CARTER reads from his book The Rock of Doubt
7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Sydney Carter

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Brian Trueman Producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester


Presented By: Brian Trueman
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Week's Good Cause

PENELOPE KEITH on behalf of the British Library of Tape Recordings for Hospital Patients. which provides free recorded books on a circulating library basis to patients of all ages who are unable to read for themselves while in hospital.
Donations to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Penelope Keith

: News

9.10 medium only
Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

medium only by Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

medium only from Albion United Reformed Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Conducted by the Minister THE REV DR ARTHUR CHADWICK
Readings: Isaiah 51. vv 1-8 (NEB): John 16, vv 25-33 (NEB); Hymns (Congregational Praise): Let all the world in every corner sing (3); We love the place, 0 God (248); Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to men (172); Be thou my vision (432); Give me joy in my heart (New Church Praise 26)
. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Arthur Chadwick
Organist: Audrey Robinson

: 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
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 each week
The Man Behind Your Money 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 second: after being saved from certain death during the demolition of the earth, Arthur Dent now faces a hopeless choice between meeting certain death in the vacuum of space or finding something pleasant to say about Vogon poetry.
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Vogon Captain: Bill Wallis
Vogon Guard/Computer: David Tate

: 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

: 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 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

: Two of a Kind

Jack Singleton , with the first of six programmes in which he chats to guests who have something in common.
This week: Percy Edwards. who imitates birds and animals. and Johnny Morris , who seems to be able to talk to them.


Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Percy Edwards.
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Cook

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Cheshire, where members of the Lyme Green Settlement 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: Willoughby's Phoney War (Downhill from Munich)

by William Fox
With Anna Massey, Jeremy Irons, Madeline Smith
The ludicrous frustrations of peacetime are nothing compared to the absurdities of the war itself when it begins in 1939...
(medium only)


Writer: William Fox
Director: John Tydeman
[Actress]: Anna Massey
[Actor]: Jeremy Irons
[Actress]: Madeline Smith

: News

: A Bag of Secrets

The Public Records Office contains a class of record marked Baga de Secretis. It is the historical equivalent of a Top Secret File. holding records of the proceedings of state trials and other ' classified information ' from the period 1477 to 1813.
David Starkey concludes the history of the Bag and of the treasons it recorded.
5: The Bag is Closed (1688-1813) Producer BRIAN COOK


Unknown: David Starkey
Producer: Brian Cook

: In Touch

A weekly programme for the visually handicapped.
Nothing Left but Shanks' Ponyf A report on how blind people living in rural areas manage to get about when public transport is minimal. Presented by David Scott Blackball Producer THENA HESHEL


Presented By: David Scott Blackball
Producer: Thena Heshel

: With Great Pleasure

The Rt Hon Jo Grimond. mp, introduces a selection of verse and prose that pleases him; Readers ALAN DOBIE
Recorded at The Arts Theatre, Kirkwall. Orkney
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Jo Grimond.
Readers: Alan Dobie
Readers: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Kirkwall. Orkney
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: The Archers

Omnibus Edition


Editor: William Smethurst
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn

: This Way to Shangri-La

Getting away from it all to the West if Wales, including a do-it-vourself commune kit and the very latest line in Red Indian tepees. Introduced and produced by Gareth Bowen BBC Wales


Produced By: Gareth Bowen

: Music to Remember

8.28* Sibelius Symphony No 7
. BBC Wales


Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Conductor: Boris Brott

: News

: The Heart of Midlothian

by SIR WALTER SCOTT 1: The Old Tolbooth


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

: Weather

: News

: Key Figures

Four programmes devoted to those who recognised and nourished the genius of others. 4:
Countess Cathleen Written by MAURICE LEITCH
Maud Gonne was the key figure in the life and poetry of W. B. Yeats. His unrequited love for her over a period of 30 years and his desire to hold her interest in him. acted as a powerful catalyst to his writing reflected in both its style and subject matter.
This programme tells the story of their complex and difficult relationship.
Narrated by Joseph O'Conor with and Directed by ALEC REID


Unknown: Countess Cathleen Written
Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Maud Gonne
Unknown: W. B. Yeats.
Unknown: Joseph O'Conor
Directed By: Alec Reid
Maud Gonne: Sian Phillips
W B Yeats: Denys Hawthorne
M Millevoye: Gregory de Polnay
Mary Maguire: Heather Bell
Sean O'Casey: Harry Webster
Micheal Mac Liammer: Sean Barrett

: Epilogue

The Letter ' E '
Devised and narrated by H. COLIN DAVIS


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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