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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Char Samajhtye
For Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells long ware only
7.50 Sunday Reading
FR GERARD MEATH reads from Guides to Hidden Springs by mark GIBBARD long ware onlu
7.55 Weather: programme news: long ware only

: News

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8,10 Sunday Papers long irate only

: Sunday

Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer john NEWBURY long aveonly


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

Joyce Grenfell appeals on behalf of the Children's Country Holidays Fund which gives thousands of London children from drab and over-crowded areas a fortnight's seaside or country holiday.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to:
Joyce Grenfell, [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news
8.5S Continental Travel Information


Speaker: Joyee Grenfell

: News

S.10 Sunday Papers (Rpt long wave only

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Broadcast Fri at 9.15 pm' long aveonly


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Ballvsillan Presbyterian Church. Belfast Conducted by THE REV TOM CRAIG
Readings: Psalm 104, VV 1-4 and 14-34; Matthew 6. vv 25-33
Hymns (ch 3rd): 0 worship the King (35); When morning gilds the skies (370); All creatures of our God and King (30); Thine be the glory (279)
BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Organist: Tom Craig

: The Archers

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


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Unknown: William Smethurst

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer who meets the novelists Kingsley Amis and his wife Elizabeth Jane Howard : and also presents some of the close-ups, long-shots and wide-angled views expressed in the weekday programme.


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard

: Smash of the Day: The Navy Lark

starring Stephen Murray Jon Pertwee Leslie Phillips


Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Richard Caldicot
Unknown: Heather Chasen
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Written By: Laurie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: A Good Read

John Hale invites Steve Race and Irene Thomas to choose some pleasurable paperbacks.
BBC Bristol. Steve Race 's Preview: page 17
12.55 wetherprogramme news


Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Steve Race

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter John Parry Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: John Parry
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 ware 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 wav only


Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Prof Alan Gemmell

: Afternoon Theatre

Patriotic Bunting byBRIANTHOMPSON
When a group of people in an evening class set out to discover history on the ground they uncover rather more about themselves than the subject seems to warrant.... Directed by ALAN AYCKBOURN Producer ALFRED BRADLEY long wave only


Directed By: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Alfred Bradley

: News

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: Houses of God

A celebration of six churches
3: The Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury
'Look then upon this Cathedral Church of Christ, imagined by men's minds, built by the labour of men's hands, working with power upon the souls of men, symbol of the Everlasting Trinity. the visible Temple of God.' (DOROTHY L. SAYERS ) Peter France makes the pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas Becket - Archbishop. Saint and Martyr-died on the Fourth Day of Christmas 1170; with The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Kev Peter dc Waal; Canon Derek In-gram Hill; Dr Allan Wicks ; Dr William Urry and Alec Clifton-Taylor
A Kaleidoscope production by john powel(Repeal) long wave


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Thomas Becket
Unknown: Kev Peter
Unknown: Dr Allan Wicks
Unknown: Dr William Urry
Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor

: The Living World

Discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside. Introduced by Caroline Parsons Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol
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Introduced By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Moira Mann

: In Touch

An Afternoon in the Country
Peter White joins a blind group on their coach trip round the New Forest and shares their impressions. Presented by David Scott Blackhall
Producer THENA heshe
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Unknown: Peter White
Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshe

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Lulworth in Dorset Producer SARAH PITT
BBC Bristol (Revised rpt of last Friday's broadcast long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: The Cost of Vandalism

I' it the price paid for a train derailed by rocks on the line, or the stigma of living on a slum estate?
How many times can a council afford to repair btoken windows, replace torn up trees, clean graffiti off walls and pavements? How much is added to the cost of a house to cover vandalism during its construction?
Is wilful destruction just human wickedness or a symptom of a sickness in our society? The balance sheet of wreckage and replacement is a surprising one. There is an amazing degree of agreement about the way to diminish vandalism. But vandals ... here. opinio.' divides. Who they are and how they should be treated are questions which breed questions.
Jeremy Bugler reports on some of the possible answers.
Producer KAY EVANS


Unknown: Jeremy Bugler
Producer: Kay Evans

: Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO starring
Part 2
Did Samuel Fennan commit suicide or was he murdered' The Department would like to think it was suicide, but Smiley is not inclined to sacrifice truth to political expediency. And he finds in Mendel a willing ally.
A BBC World Service production


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Samuel Fennan
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Mendel: Alfred Burke
Peter Guillam: Douglas Blackwell
Maston: Richard Hurndall
Adam Scarr: George Innes
Josie: Jane Williams

: An Actor and His Time

Sir John Glelgud talks to John Miller
8: Juliet in a Pink Bath
'Gwcn Ffrangcon-Davies and I were engaged to do the Balcony Scene at the Coliseum. We had a terrible set, sort of pink balcony - Gwen looked as if she was in a pink bath when she came out. It went very badly, and one of the stagehands said to me in the last week, "You're doing it a bit better now". The Huston Sisters used to follow us and give a sort of imitation, they had Scotch accents, and they used to say, " A thousand times goodnight " and get a huge laugh right on top of our balcony scene - it was the only time I've ever appeared in a music-hall. Producer john poweli. (Rpt.) Preview: p 17


Talks: Sir John Glelgud
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: John Poweli.

: Music to Remember

Mozart Requiem Mass in D minor (K 626)
ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN gramophone records


Bass: Vienna Singverein Berlin
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: News

: A Dance to the Music of Time

fulll details Tues 3.35 pm

: Weather

: News

: David Rockefeller

'The presidency of the United States would be a demotion for David Rockefeller,' was one comment on the chairman of The Chase Manhattan Bank and grandson of the oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, who is regarded by some as a conspiratorial figure and by others as simply a man with a vast experience of international affairs.
In a rare interview David Rockefeller talks to David Wheeler about his life and the extent of his influence.


Interviewee: David Rockefeller
Interviewer: David Wheeler
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by H. COLIN DAVIS on 12 good people of his choice.
2: Nathanicl Woodard


Unknown: H. Colin Davis
Unknown: Nathanicl Woodard

: Origins

: Just Before Midnight

'Eyes that spot dust, a nose that craves the smell of polish, ears soothed by the sound of hoovering, hands that ache to steam ahead with an iron - it's a neurosis, I must resist. Desist.'
Directed by KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mrs Kleen
Unknown: Frances McNeil
Directed By: Kay Jamieson
Freda: Jane Lowe
Lionel: Robert McIntosh

: 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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