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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
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 Sunday Reading
PR 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

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8.10 Sunday Papers long wave only

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

TERRY WOGAN appeals on behalf of the Women Caring Trust. which gives practical help to deprived children and young people of all communities in Northern Ireland.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers long wave only

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
{Broadcast on Fri at 9.15) long wave only


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Series 3 Family Communion from Ludlow Parish Church. Celebrant and Preacher, the Rector, THE REV RAY MORRISON
Hymns (100 Hymns for Today): Rise up, 0 men of God (85); Through all the changing scenes (A and M Rev 290): God of grace and God of glory (34); Thine be the glory (95)
Lesson: Isaiah 50, vv 4-9
Epistle: I Peter 4, vv 12-19 Gospel: John 16, vv 1-11 Organist
MORWEN BYRAM-WIGFIELD BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Rev Ray Morrison

: 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 Sandra Clark , who meets The Rt Rev Robert Runcie , Bishop of St Albans. and his wife, concert pianist Rosalind Runcie: and presents other items of interest.


Introduced By: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Rev Robert Runcie

: Smash of the Day: Hancock's Half-Hour

By special request, another chance to hear the show that has come to be regarded, by popular and critical acclaim as simply the best of all that Tony Hancock made for BBC Radio
A Sunday Afternoon at Home starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques
Kenneth Williams


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Producer: Tom Ronald

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: A Good Read

John Hale invites Johnny Morris and Jenifer Wayne to choose some pleasurable paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Jenifer Wayne
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Enquire Within

Unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 4WW
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Producer: Nick Huches

: Gardeners' Question Time

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: Afternoon Theatre

St Hugo of Central Park A play with music by JEFFREY KINDLEY
Music composed by CRAIG CARNELIA , arranged by DONALD FRASER with Peter Straker Peter Whitman Helen Horton and Don Fellows
Hugo is not an ordinary all-American boy. He goes to live with the pigeons in Central Park. Sometimes he cures the sick - sometimes not.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN long wave only


Music By: Jeffrey Kindley
Composed By: Craig Carnelia
Arranged By: Donald Fraser
Unknown: Peter Straker
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Don Fellows
Directed By: John Tydeman

: News

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: Houses of God

5: Liverpool Cathedral
Dean Edward Patey shows Peter France the splendid vistas, modern stained glass and the highest peal of bells in the world. Also taking part are Joe Riley , the Cathedral's historian. Tommy Murphy , a stone-mason, still working there after 40 years, and the organist, Noel Raws thorne
A Kaleidoscope production by CHRIS SWANN
: long wave only


Unknown: Edward Patey
Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Joe Riley
Unknown: Tommy Murphy
Organist: Noel Raws
Unknown: Chris Swann

: The Living World

(Full details: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only

: In Touch: Not Just Another Lot of Initials

The World Council for the Welfare of the Blind and the International Federation of the Blind have just been meeting in Belgium and Jane Finnis asks delegates to explain the work of these organisations and their value to blind people in Britain.
Presented by David Scott Blackball
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Presenter: David Scott Blackball
Reporter: Jane Finnis
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

Hastings in Sussex
(Rev rpt of Fri's broadcast): long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: In Sickness or In Wealth

(Full details: Mon 11.0 am)

: Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO starring with and Part 4
Service production


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: René Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett
George Smiley: George Cole
Mendel: Alfred Burke
Peter Guillam: Douglas Blackwell
Maston: Richard Hurndall
Hedley: James Thomason
Felix Teverner: Malcolm Gerard
Josie: Jane Williams

: An Actor and His Time

Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller
10: Life in the Movies
' I always wanted to play the old King in Henry IV and I managed to get my way in Orson Welles's film Chimes at Midnight. But he was always hard up for money, and couldn't afford us all the time, so I went for a week and then Margaret Rutherford went for a week and then Jeanne Moreau went for a week. And at the end of that time. Orson Welles had never done a single scene of Falstaff himself, and by the time he got to his own scenes he was worn out and there was nobody left to act with! ' Producer JOHN POWELL


Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Producer: John Powell

: Music to Remember

Humperdinck Overture: Konigskinder Wolf Er ist's; Neue Liebe:
Karwoche: In dem Schatten meiner Locken; Gcbet; Kennst du das Land
Schubert Symphony No 2


Soprano: Susan Dennis
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar

: News

: The Bostonians

by HENRY JAMES , adapted in six parts by BETTY DAVIES with Maureen O'Brien
Prunella Scales , Ed Bishop and Ian Richardson as the Narrator
Olive Chancellor, one of the leaders of the women's movement in Boston in 1876, dislikes men, and discovers that she particularly dislikes her cousin Basil; a dislike which is increased by the realisation that he is attracted to a young girl whom she sees as the symbol of her movement. (For cast see Tues 3.35 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Ian Richardson

: News

: The Day War Broke Out

A portrait of 3 September 1939
Compiled and written by ALAN HAYDOCK and ELIZABETH KERR , with additional interviews recorded by CONRAD NICHOLSON
At 11.15 on a warm and sunny Sunday morning, the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, broadcast to an expectant and apprehensive nation that Britain was once again at war with Germany.
The events and emotions of that momentous day are recalled by some of the men and women who lived through it, including evacuees, air-raid wardens, nurses, school-teachers and government officials, and also
Dame Peggy Ashcroft Arthur Askey
Dame Vera Lynn Lord Shinwell and BBC announcer Alvar Lidell , who was with Chamberlain at 10 Downing Street, and describes the scene on that historic morning:
' In the vast Cabinet Room you looked on to Horse Guards Parade and there were normal little English families with their prams and their babies and their dogs, going for a peaceful stroll, completely unaware that a few yards away something was taking place which would disrupt their world entirely.'-


Written By: Alan Haydock
Written By: Elizabeth Kerr
Unknown: Conrad Nicholson
Unknown: Dame Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Announcer: Alvar Lidell
Producer: Alan Haydock

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Here is the News 11 October 2015

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: Origins

: Just Before Midnight

Scorpio Mate Seeks Libran Mate by CATHERINE HEATH with Isabel Dean as Sarah and Judy Parfitt as Lucy Does anybody actually answer those lonely hearts advertisements? And if they do, what ensues? An exciting new life with an equally exciting new partner - or great disappointment and another try?


Unknown: Catherine Heath
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Judy Parfitt
Unknown: Philip Sully.
Unknown: Brian Carroll
Unknown: Adrian Egan
Unknown: Lolly Cockerell
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Jim: Philip Voss

: 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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