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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
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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


Unknown: Ghar Samajhlye
Unknown: Bernard Bro

: News

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8.10 Sunday Papers long wave only

: Sunday

Presenter Paul McDowell Producer JOHN kewbi 'Ry long wave only


Presenter: Paul McDowell
Producer: John Kewbi

: Week's Good Cause

DEREK scott appeals on behalf of the Royal National Lifeboat institution, which provides the lifeboat service in the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic. The RNLI needs
£10 million per year which comes entirely from voluntary sources.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to Derek Scott , RNLI, [address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Derek Scott
Unknown: Derek Scott

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers (J!pf> lung wave only

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Broadcast on Fri 9.15 pm) (long wave only)


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Sung Eucharist (Series 1) from the Church of St Stephen - on - the - Cliffs,
Blackpool. Celebrant and Preacher the venerable GEOFFREY COWER- JONES, Archdeacon of Lancaster Setting (Dark in f) Creed (Merbecke)
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10, vv 1-13 (NEB) _, . Gospel: Luke 16, vv 1-9 (NEB) Introit: 0 Sacred Banquet (Basil Harwood)
Hymns: The church of God (Crimond): 0 thou who earnest (Hereford): Lift up your hearts (All Souls). Director of Music JOHN ASKEW
Organist ANDREW PARMLEY Conductor DENNIS KIDDY BBC Manchester long wave only


Music: John Askew
Organist: Andrew Parmley
Conductor: Dennis Kiddy

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham long wave only until 10.30


Producer: William Smethurst

: Weekend Woman's Hour

June Knox-Mawer talks to Robert Dougall and Robin Chancellor about wild birds at home and abroad; and meets A. L. Rowse , Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, historian and cat lover.


Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: A. L. Rowse

: Smash of the Day: The Ken Dodd Show

starring Ken Dodd with JOHN LAURIE
Written by EDDIE brabeM and KENDODD
(First broadcast June 1966)


Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Dave Berry
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Written By: Eddie Brabem
Producer: Bill Worsley

: A Good Read

John Hate invites Polly Devlin and Derek Robinson to choose some pleasurable paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: John Hate
Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Derek Robinson

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon dough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Editor: Derek Lewis

: Enquire Within

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' Question Time KEN FORD recalls some of the places visited, and some of the questions asked with FRED LOADS BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROF ALAN GEMMELL Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Prof Alan Gemmell
Producer: Ken Ford

: Afternoon Theatre

with Alfred Burke, Robert Lang, Sylvia Syms and Caroline Mortimer
Peter Hardinge has made a lot of money and drunk a lot of booze. One destroyed his soul and the other his liver. He's now an embarrassment to his family who'd be glad if he would just peg out quietly and let them get on spending his money. Long wave only


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Alfred Burke
Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Caroline Mortimer
Unknown: Peter Hardinge

: News

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: Houses of God

A Celebration of Six Churches
2: Westminster Abbey
One loves the Abbey for her memory, her ancientry, her beauty and her present wisdom.
Westminster Abbey stands on an island in the middle of London. Built over several centuries to a consistent medieval design it has become full of tombs and monuments and is the church of coronation. But many of its treasures remain hidden from public gaze.
Richard Cork and Pamela Tudor Craig explore the medieval nature of the Abbey and discover why it is ' A House of Secrets Producer CHRIS SWANN '
A Kaleidoscope production long wave only


Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Pamela Tudor Craig
Producer: Chris Swann

: The Living World

A Radio Nature Trail across some farmland which, despite being along side a coal-mine and on the edge of Manchester, has its share of black-birds and bugs, brooklime and water boatmen. Introduced by Derek Jones. Producer tohn HARRISON. BBC Bristol long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones.

: In Touch

Don't Let Your Bed face the Window: Michael Gilkes , who is a community physician, explains how he thinks people should arrange their homes if they want to make use of residual vision.
Presented by Jane Flnnis Producer TIIIENA iushel long wave only


Unknown: Michael Gilkes
Presented By: Jane Flnnis
Producer: Tiiiena Iushel

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Alcester in Warwickshire
BBC Bristol (Revised rpt of last Friday's broadcast) long u'arc 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

: The Survivor Syndrome

To what extent do survivors of disasters share mental and physical symptoms which may cause them distress for years, or even decades, after the event and can result in psychological difficulties for their children?
Gill Pyrah hears from psychologists and psychiatrists who are studying ' the survivor syndrome ' - the name given to the variety of symptoms suffered by many survivors of concentration camps in the Second World War. She asks how widely the term can be applied, and what we can learn from the experiences of these survivors that may help in our treatment of the victims of future disasters.
Research MARY LEWISOHN Producer JENNY DE YONG (Repeated: Mon 11.0 am)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENE BASILICO
Part 1: Smiley is asked to carry out a security check on a newly-promoted member of the Foreign Office. Apparently, a routine assignment- but one that leads to unfortunate and unforeseeable consequences.
BBC World Service production


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Rene Basilico
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Mendel: Alfred Burke
Peter Guillan: Douglas Blackwell
Maston: Richard Hurndall
Samuel Fennan: Anthony Newlands
Elsa Fennan: Hilda Kriseman
Assistant Supervisor: Kenneth Shanley
Josie: Jane Williams

: An Actor and His Time

Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller
7: Alarums and Excursions
' I produced Twelfth Night at Stratford, with Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier , who was an extraordinary Malvolio. He was rather moving at the end but he played it like a sort of Jewish hairdresser with a great lisp and extraordinarv accent, and he would fall off the bench, in the garden scene, on his face''


Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Producer: John Powell

: Hollywood

While 31-year-old Steven Spielberg can raise one million dollars without even trying, just to re-shoot parts of Close Encounters, an old hand like Billy Wilder cannot find anyone in town to back his movies at all.
How is money raised to make films in Hollywood now? Are Mammon and Art happy bedfellows? Who are the coming directors? Contributors include Steven Spielberg, Don Siegel, John Carpenter, Alan Ladd Jr., Alan Carr, Carl Foreman, Peter Sellers Presenter Alexander Walker


Presenter: Alexander Walker
Interviewee: Steven Spielberg
Interviewee: Don Siegel
Interviewee: John Carpenter
Interviewee: Alan Ladd Jr.
Interviewee: Alan Carr
Interviewee: Carl Foreman
Interviewee: Peter Sellers
Producer: David Perry

: 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. 4: A Buyer's Market (2)
(Full details: Tues 3.35 pm)


Unknown: Frederick Brad
Unknown: Anthony Powell

: Weather

: News

: Melody Moore

written by MARY MUNRO
A celebratory programme on the Irish poet, song-writer and drawing-room wit, on the occasion of his birth 200 years ago this year.
' Music is the only art for which, in my own opinion. I was born with a real natural love; my poetry, such as it is, having sprung out of my deep love for music. I am always better able to vouch for the sound than for the sense.'
With the voices of NIALL BUGGY, JOHN BULL
Piano accompaniment by MICHAEL REEVES Directed by MAURICE LEITCH


Written By: Mary Munro
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Adrian Egan
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Valerie Lilley
Unknown: Oliver Maguire
Unknown: Peggy Marshall
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Jenny Twigge
Piano: Tammy Ustinov
Unknown: Michael Reeves
Directed By: Maurice Leitch
Tom Moore: Denys Hawthorne

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by H. COLIN DAVIS on 12 good people of his choice.
1: St Hugh of Lincoln Music: BBC SINGERS


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: Origins

: Just Before Midnight

Elaine Stritch in Condominium by DONOVAN O'MALLEY
An American lady sits alone in her highrise luxury condominium apartment talking on the telephone to her ex-husband, a lady friend and a deformed woman caterer-all of whom live in the same building. She is planning one of her many parties. Parties that are always unattended.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Unknown: Donovan O'Malley
Directed By: Glyn Dearman

: 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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