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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhlye

BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells long wave only
7-50 Sunday Reading
Richard HOLLOWAY reads from his new book A New Heaven long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Richard Holloway

: News

long wave only
8.10 Sunday Papen long wave only

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

GERALD REDDINGTON appeals on behalf of Ccntrepoint which provides emergency accommodation for young People who are new to London in its Soho night shelter and house in Hammersmith.
Donations to: [address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Reddington
Unknown: Gerald Reddinpton
Unknown: St Anne

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers long wave only

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke 's America: £7.50 (hardback), £ 5.25 (paperback), from bookshops long wave only


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Series III Communion from St Andrews , Plymouth
Celebrant and Preacher THE REV JOHN WATSON
Service setting (John, Rutter)
Readings: 1 Corinthians, vv 8-13; Matthew S, vv 1-12
Hymns: 0 praise ye the Lord (A and M Rev 3761; Praise we now the word of grace (HH 84); Alleluia, sing to Jesus (A and M Rev 399); Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing (HH 83) Director of Music PHILIP LIDDICOAT
Organist JOHN BOWDEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Rev John Watson
Organist: John Bowden

: Everybody's Songs

Marghanita Laski presents some of our national songs that were already popular before Victoria became Queen, and are still loved and sung today. 7: Fun and Games Producer HELEN FRY long wave only


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Producer: Helen Fry

: Money Box

Presenters Peter Hobday and Louise Botting
The programme that aims to help you follow the ins and outs of personal finance and get the best deals as a saver, investor or borrower -in short, to look after the pound in your pocket.
Including Debatable Point in which top financial experts discuss how their approach differs to various aspects of saving and investment.
A Financial World Tonight production


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: Louise Botting

: Frank Muir goes into ... Air Travel

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
'They say that when you are going faster than sound you can't hear what anyone says to you until you catch up with the words. There was a case on Concorde recently where a bloke said to an air hostess " Could I ? " and by the time she'd heard him, he had.' and the voices of BOB NEWHART , SHELLEY BERMAN , BILL COSBY , MICHAEL FLANDERS , WILLIAM RUSHTON , JOHN CLEESE , DAVID HATCH


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Shelley Berman
Unknown: Bill Cosby
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: David Hatch
Producer: Simon Brett

: One Man, One Voice: [number removed]

Your chance to debate with the men or women in the news, In the Chair
Michael Charlton
Lines open from 10.30 am


Unknown: Michael Charlton

: Just After Noon

A lighthearted anthology of words and music which this week looks forward to St Valentine's Day.
Introduced by Brian Thompson
Jazz played by the TOM STEER TRIO Music producer ANN STANGAR
Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
12.55Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Brian Thompson
Introduced By: With Geoffrey Banks
Introduced By: Kate Lee
Introduced By: John Halstead
Producer: Ann Stangar
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Ernest Fontwell versus The Experts: 5: The Holiday Experts

How to beat the fiends in white coats and overalls at their own game.
[Starring] Frank Thornton as Ernest Fontwell
with Patsy Rowlands, Bill Wallis and David Tate

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Writer: Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Ernest Fontwell: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Patsy Rowlands
[Actor]: Bill Wallis
[Actor]: David Tate

: Gardeners' Question Time

BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELI. to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
BBC Manchester
(Rev repeat: Wed 10:5 am) long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmeli.

: Afternoon Theatre: The Collector

by John Fowles adapted for radio by David Parker
with Judi Dench as Miranda and Nigel Anthony as Clegg

Based on the author's well-known novel, the play is concerned with the obsessional behaviour of a young man who has been an office clerk. He wins a fortune on the Pools and turns from his hobby of collecting butterflies to collecting a girl art student.

(First broadcast in 1972)
(long wave only)


Author: Jonn Fowles
Adapted by: David Parker
Director: Richard Wortley
Miranda: Judi Dench
Clegg: Nigel Anthony
[Actor]: Douglas Blackwell
[Actor]: Martin Friend
[Actress]: Jane Knowles
[Actor]: John Rowe

: News

long wave only

: Talking about Antiques

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


Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: The Living World

In Winter's Grip
A layer of snow and ice across the landscape may look pretty - but what of the wildlife that has to survive despite it? We find out on this Radio Nature Trail.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Wed at 9.5 am) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: In Touch

A magazine of special interest to the visually handicapped.
David Scott Blackhall presents a magazine programme for the visually handicapped in which you can hear how Mrs Dinah Groom , who recently lost her sight, is taught how to distinguish coins and banknotes. Producer THENA HESHEL
Book (same title), £1.50 inc postage and packing, from BBC Publications, Box 234, London [Postcode removed] long wave only


Unknown: David Scott Blackhall
Unknown: Mrs Dinah Groom

: Down Your Way Down Under

Brian Johnston begins a six-week tour of Australia at Sydney in New South Wales.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat of Friday's broadcast) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: The Archers

Omnibus Edition Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN Producer


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Producer: William Smethurst

: About Face

A series of six programmes in which Robert Kee confronts a defector with a convert to argue the belief in question. This evening former Labour, now Liberal prospective parliamentary candidate, Andrew Phillips is brought face to face with former Chairman of the Young Liberals and now Labour Party member. Peter Hain to argue their views on Socialism.
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am)


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Andrew Phillips
Unknown: Peter Hain
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Music to Remember

Beethoven Symphony No 3, in E flat major (Eroica) BBC Scotland
BBC Music Guide: Beethoven Symphonies by Robert Simpson , £1.00 from bookshops


Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conductor: Karl Anton
Unknown: Robert Simpson

: News

: Fame is the Spur

The novel by HOWARD SPRING freely adapted for radio in eight episodes by KEN WHITMORE starring Ian MeKellen as Hamer Shawcross with and 6: Hamer's Women (Period 1901-1909'
(For cast see Tues 3.35 pm)


Novel By: Howard Spring
Unknown: Ken Whitmore
Unknown: Ian Mekellen
Unknown: Hamer Shawcross
Ann: June Barry
Lizzie Lightowler: Rosalie Crutchley
Lady Lettice: Helen Ryan

: Weather

: News

: Origins

A look at what has been going on recently in the archaeological world.
Presenter Malcolm Billings Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol

: Epilogue

on a theme from the Benedicite, devised and narrated by NOEL ILIFF Music: BBC SINGERS


Unknown: Noel Iliff

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about books.
Producer HELEN FRY


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: Just Before Midnight

Antique by PATRICK RIDDELL Time: The 60s
Place: An antique shop in London
An aged antique dealer is confronted by an old lady who is desperate to sell him a 15th-century apostle spoon.
Of all the shops In London, why has Mrs Quayle come directly from Dorset to Abbott's Antiques?
Directed by RONALD MASON


Unknown: Patrick Riddell
Directed By: Ronald Mason
Mrs Quayle: Margot Boyd
Mr Abbott: Norman Shelley
Mr Withers: Andrew Branch

: News

Weather report: 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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