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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna HI Ghar
BBC Birmingham long wave onlu
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 Sunday Reading
YSANNE CHURCHMAN reads from The Little Way - The spirituality of Thirese of Lisieux by BERNARD BRO long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

long wave only
8.10 Sunday Paperi long wave only

: Sunday

Presented by Gerald Priestland
Producer john NEWBURY long wave only


Presented By: Gerald Priestland
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

WHLIAM MERRILEES. OBE, appeals on behalf of the Grassmarket Mission Edinburgh, which has ministered to the needy since 1886.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to
William Merrilees , [address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news
8.59 Continental Travel


Unknown: Whliam Merrilees.
Unknown: William Merrilees

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers long wave only

: Letter from America

by Alistalr Cooke
long wave only


Unknown: Alistalr Cooke

: Morning Service

from Punshon Memorial Methodist Church. Bournemouth
Preacher and Officiant THE REV BRIAN COLEMAN
Readings: Genesis 32. VT 22-30; Ephesians 6. vv 10-20 Hymns: Come, let us join our cheerful songs (MHB 85); Stand up, stand up for Jesus (821); Fight the good fight (390); Soldiers of Christ, arise (484)
Organist and Choirmaster DEREK MOODY BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Brian Coleman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham long wave only until 10.30


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Producer: William Smethurst

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer who today talks to John Mortimer. QC, playwright and creator of Rumpole, at his home in Little Venice in London; and also presents some of the close-ups. long-shots and wide-angled views expressed in the weekday programme.


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: Little Venice

: Smash of the Day: The Men From the Ministry

A Slight Case of Demolition starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler
(First broadcast in 1967)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: With Norma Ronald
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: John Graham
Written By: Brian Cooke
Written By: Johnny Mortimer
Producer: Edward Taylor

: A Good Read

John Hale invites
Derek Parker and Fay Weldon to choose some pleasurable paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather; programme


Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Fay Weldon

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Enquire Within

Let Nell Landor , the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Pick of the Bunch

A year of Gardeners' QuestionTime
KEN FORD recalls some of the places visited, and some of the questions asked, with FRED LOADS BILL SOWERBUTTS
BBC Manchester long wave only 4


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Kenneth Ford

: Afternoon Theatre

Me Oul Segocia
STEWART love s tragi-comedy about life in Belfast at the end of the 1960s.
Pat Doran , I will say this only once so listen very carefully. There's no place round here for you or your mother or people like you ...'
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
long wave only


Unknown: Oul Segocia
Unknown: Pat Doran
Directed By: Robert Cooper

: News

long wave only

: Houses of God

A Celebration of Six Churches
1: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset
The Dean of Wells, The Very Rev Patrick Mitchell , leadsPeterFrance through the riches of 800 years of religious life, music, art and architecture; with the art historian Pamela Tudor-Craig : the Master Mason of Wells Cathedral, Bert Wheeler ; the Organist and Master of the Choristers, Anthony Crossland ; and the choir and organ of Wells Cathedral.
A Kaleidoscope production by JOHN POWELL long wave only


Unknown: Rev Patrick Mitchell
Unknown: Ian Pamela Tudor-Craig
Unknown: Bert Wheeler
Unknown: Anthony Crossland
Production By: John Powell

: The Living World

(Details: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only

: In Touch

Presented by David Scott Blackhall
Don't forget to bring HUGH AND MONICA CONNOLLY, who manage a holiday hotel for the blind in Blackpool, have some reminders for holiday-makers.
Producer THENA HESHEL long wave only


Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Biddenden in Kent Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat of last 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

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Just Plane Chaos

' We regret a further delay....! an all too frequent start to summer holidays as airport delays hit another flight to the sun. Passengers angrily blame day-long waits on action by air traffic controllers.Butinfact,some of the control systems in the world's busiest inters national air-space can no longer cope with summer demand. Outdated equipment,shortageofstaff, and poor international cooperation - these underlie a crisis which makes delays inevitable and poses a serious threat to air safety.
David Perrin Investigates the chaotic state of air traffic control in Europe andasks:whatcanbe done about the airport delays?


Unknown: David Perrin

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the Sixth: (the final)
Will the Ultimate Question to Life, The Universe and Everything (to which the answer Is 42) be discovered? Will all end happily or in the certain death that has threatened them so persistently? starring with Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Written By: Douglas Adams
Written By: John Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Captain of the 'B ' Ark: David Jason
His Number One/Management Consultant: Jonathan Cecil
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Marvin: Stephen Moore
The Number Two/Hair: Aubrey Woods
The Marketing Girl: Beth Porter

: An Actor and His Time

Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller
6: Time for Everything
' I think the English are so good at practical jokes, or they used to be. My mother once told me that W. S. Gilbert took them on his yacht and tied all their pigtails to the chairs and then said, " Look at that shark " and they all jumped up from their chairs and were nearly decapitated, which I don't think is funny at all.'
Producer JOHN powELL


Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Producer: John Powell

: Music to Remember

MARIUS MAY (cello)
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPBONY ORCHESTRA leader RAYMOND OVENS conducted by MARK ELDER Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo theme, Op 33 Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
BBC Scotland


Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conducted By: Mark Elder

: News

: A Dance to the Music of Time

A dramatisation in six parts by FREDERICK BRAD-NUM of the first three books Of ANTHONY POWELL 'S sequence of 12 novels. Nicholas Noel Johnson
Jenkins, the narrator Gareth Johnson as the young Nicholas Simon Cadell as Charles Stringham and Brian Hewlett as Kenneth Widmerpool
3: A Buyer's Market (1)
His Oxford days over, Nicholas Jenkins now faces the start of his career and his emergence into the brilliant London society of the 20s.
Title music, Max Pilgrim 's song by ANTONY MIALL
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD (For cast see Tues 3.35)


Unknown: Anthony Powell
Unknown: Nicholas Jenkins
Music: Max Pilgrim
Directed By: Graham Gauld

: Weather

: News

: A Child of the Sun

A self-portrait of Katherine Mansfield created by JEHANE MARKHAM withand
A monologue for radio drawn from Katherine Mansfield 's letters and journals in which the writer describes her art, her literary contemporaries, and her relationships with her friend Ida Baker and her husband John Middleton Murry. Whilst looking at the world with an irony and humour which belie her fragile health, Katherine Mans field asserts a simple faith in life:
' I want, by understanding myself, to understand others ... I want so to live that I work with my hands and my feelings and my brains ... And out of the expression of this, I want to be writing.' Directed by ANTHONY vivis


Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Jehane Markham
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Ida Baker
Unknown: John Middleton Murry.
Unknown: Katherine Mans
Directed By: Anthony Vivis
Katherine Mansfield: Anna Massey
: Elizabeth Bell

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: Origins

: Just Before Midnight

What Are Friends For? by MARK POWER
' I've never known you to be willingly in the dark. You haven't been to any of the end-of-term- parties, you never go to the cinema, you don't go out at night. You may as well face the fact that you have a phobia about darkness.'
Directed by KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Directed By: Kay Jamieson
David: David Beames
Steve: Brian Southwood

: 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.

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.

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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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