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: Morning Has Broken

A selection of music for early-morning listening
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
For Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.4S Bells long wave only
7.50 Sunday Reading
FR GERARD MEATH reads from Guides to Hidden Springs by MARK GIBBARD long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only.


Unknown: Mark Gibbard

: News

long wave only
8.10Sunday Papers long wave only

: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad. Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

LORD SUDELEY appeals on behalf of St Peter's Church. Winchcombe. Gloucestershire, a 15thcentury Cotswold church, which needs £ 62,000 to replace its roof.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to Lord Sudeley, [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers Ions wave only

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Holy Communion (Series 3) from the Parish Church of All Saints, Whitstable, Kent. Celebrant and Preacher THE REV T. R. CHRISTIE , assisted by THE REV J. R. SLATER and THE REV A. J. ALLAN
Epistle: 2 Corinthians S, v 14 to 6, v 2 (Jerusalem Bible)
Gospel: John 17, vv 20-26 (NEB)
Hymns (English Hymnal): God of mercy. God of grace (395): 0 King enthroned on high (454): Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord (307); Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (English Praise 319); Be thou my vision (75)
The service sung to Crichton in flat
Organist ALLEN HAWKINS long wave only


Unknown: T. R. Christie
Unknown: J. R. Slater
Organist: Allen Hawkins

: The Archers

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


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn.
Producer: William Smethurst

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer who talks to Hinge and Bracket in a Victorian house somewhere in London; and presents other items of interest.

: Smash of the Day: Round the Horne

starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick Betty Marsden and THE MAX HARRIS CROUP Written by BARRY TOOK JOHNNIE MORTIMER and BRIAN COOKE
Producer JOHN simmonds (First broadcast in 1968) Preview; page 19


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Written By: Barry Took
Written By: Johnnie Mortimer
Written By: Brian Cooke
Producer: John Simmonds

: A Good Read

John Hale invites Maeve Binchy and Michael Noakes to choose some pleasurable paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: Michael Noakes

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by John Parry Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: John Parry
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Enquire Within

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


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Gardeners' Question Time

FESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Visit the Edinburgh Festival, and answer Questions put by members of the National Trust. Questionmaster KEN FORD
Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester (Repeated on Wed 9.5 ami


Unknown: Fessor Alan

: Afternoon Theatre

The Trumpet Shall Sound by JOHN FLETCHER
In 1866 at Walsingham in Norfolk, the revolt of the old church orchestra against the installation of a new organ led to the blowing up of the church with gunpowder. In 1873, in his attempt to set up an agricultural labourers union, the Primitive Methodist preacher Joseph Arch addressed farm workers from all over Somerset. In 1881, thousands of poor folk gathered on top of Ham Hill in Somerset, to await the end of the world. Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN


Unknown: John Fletcher
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Jacob Stone: Nigel Stock
his wife Mary: Mary Wimbush
his son David: Peter Pacey

: News

: Houses of God

A celebration of six churches
4 York Minster
The central tower of our largest Gothic cathedral dominates this city famous for hams. sweets and railways. Louis Allen and Patrick Nuttgens explore the medieval architecture and remarkable modern restoration of the building and Jeremy Haselock and David O'Connor discuss its famous stained glass, including the East window containing ' the whole company of heaven '.
A Kaleidoscope production by CHRIS SWANN


Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: Jeremy Haselock
Unknown: David O'Connor
Unknown: Chris Swann

: The Living World

(Full details: Wed 10.5 am)

: In Touch

You Can Touch These Exhibits: JANE FINNIS reports on facilities provided by the British Museum for blind visitors. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Presented By: Peter White

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Burlington Arcade Producer SARAH PITT
BBC Bristol t Revised rpt of last Friday's broadcast)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: In Sickness or In Wealth

In the first of two on-the-spot reports Bill Breckon investigates why, in 1979, the vast majority of people in the Third World are denied the drugs they desperately need. 1: The Diagnosis
Why are drugs, at best irrelevant and at worst dangerous, still promoted by pharmaceutical companies in developing countries? Why do Bangladeshi village parents starve to buy vitamin pills for their children? Why are drugs, banned in the West, readily available over the counter in the poorest countries of the world? Why, in the words of the Director General of the World Health Organisation, does 'drug colonialism ' still survive.
(Repeated: Mon 11.40 am)


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Call for the Dead

by JOHK LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO
Part 3
Smiley has to conduct his investigation into the Fennan case from a hospital bed, leaving Mendel to do the ' leg-work ' - which includes a visit to the theatre.
A BBC World Service production.


Unknown: Adam Scarr.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Doctor Paul Meier
Directed By: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Mendel: Alfred Burke
Peter Guillam: Douglas Blackwell

: An Actor and His Time

Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller about his life in the theatre.
9: Speak the Speech
' I never had trouble with my speaking, my voice, although in nearly every play I've been in, somebody's said they couldn't hear me, which has upset me very much because I'm supposed to speak very well. Taxi-drivers can never understand me and I gabble tremendously off the stage, but I've never had to have voice lessons.'


Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: John Powell

: Music to Remember

Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
8.8* Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2
8.31* Haydn Symphony No 91. in E flat major BBC Manchester


Piano: John Kingham
Conducted By: Vernon Handley

: News

: A Dance to the Music of Time

(Full details: Tues3.3Spm)

: Weather

: News

: How the World Wags

Everyday life from the 1580s to the 1620s, shown ir. ballads, fantastickes, letters, verse, dances and consort music
' Buy a mousetrap, a mousetrap, or a tormentor for a flea! - Buy some gingerbread! Ballads, ballads, fine new ballads! ' with Jon Rollason Jenny Quayle and Pethick Edwards and music from
(viols, violins, rebecs)
(curtal, recorders)
Devised by PETHICK EDWARDS and PETER HOLMAN with suggestions from the hand


Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Jenny Quayle
Unknown: Pethick Edwards
Unknown: Roderick Skeaping
Soprano: Doug Wootton
Unknown: Keith Thompson
Unknown: Peter Holman
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by H. COLIN DAVIS on 12 good people of his choice.
3: Sabine Baring-Gould


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: Origins

: Just Before Midnight

The Bionic Blob and the Case of the Stolen Wavelengths by JAMES FOLLETT with Ed Bishop as Slim Chance, and Sandra Dickinson as Amy Have you ever found it difficult to tune your radio on to the right wavelength? Think of the confusion that would be caused if a wavelength were hijacked - by educationalists for instance.
Slim Chance and his partner investigate such a problem. In America, of course.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN (John Bay is in A Day in Hollywood - A Night in the Ukraine ' at the May Fair Theatre, London)


Unknown: James Follett
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Amy Have
Unknown: Arthur Mow
Unknown: Brian Haines
Directed By: John Tydeman
Directed By: John Bay
Al Cinzano: John Bay
Bugsy: Ramsay Williams
Radio announcer: Brian Carroll

: 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.

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