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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna HI Ghar Samajnlye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God FR VICTOR STOCK reflects on the Feast of the Epiphany: Matthew 2, VV 1-12, 19-23: long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajnlye
Unknown: God Fr Victor

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

COLIN WELLAND appeals on behalf of the Adoption Resource Exchange which finds adoptive families for handicapped children.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to; [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Colin Welland

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from College Street Baptist Church, Northampton Conducted by THE REV ROY JONES Preacher
Hymns: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (BHB 91); Born In the night, Mary's child (Praise for Today 6); As with gladness (PFT 90)
Readings: Psalm 127; Matthew 2, vv 1-11
Organist BRIAN ORLAND BBC Birmingham long wave only

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by ALARIC COTTER Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Alaric Cotter
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer, who visits Kevin Billington , film director, and his wife Lady Rachel Billington , novelist, at their home in West London; and presents highlights from the weekday programmes.


Unknown: Kevin Billington
Unknown: Lady Rachel Billington

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievements of some of the world's great musicians. This week: the American conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Robin Ray
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper takes the lid off food - good and bad, fun and fast - and the industry behind it. Cookery Course 2: page
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: Feedback

Your responses and reactions to programmes.
Presented by Tom Vernon Producer JENNY DE YONG
Any comments, questions or suggestions would be welcomed by Feedback, Room 7076, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in. Questions on postcards, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only
Indoor Gardening: page 9


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: Afternoon Theatre

In Typhoid Mary by SHIRLEY GEE
' Look at my hands. Are they any different from yours? Eight fingers, two thumbs. No strange marks on the backs of my hands, no devil's kiss, none on the palms. No spreadingstains-see-little crosses - they mean something. I can't remember what. Lines of my heart, my head, my luck, my life - quite long, my life. And here's my destiny. Fate has something up her sleeve for all of us, but she's a very special trick for me.'
Directed by DAVID SPENSER long wave only
(Harry Towb is a National Theatre player)
(' Typhoid Mary ' was awarded the Society of Authors' Pye Award for the best original radio play of 1979)


Played By: Brenda Kaye
Played By: Alison Draper
Played By: Jonathan Scott
Directed By: David Spenser
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Typhoid Mary
Mary Mallon: Margaret Whiting
Dr George Soper: Daniel Massey
Elliot Kendall: Ed Bishop
a child Mary: Susan Sheridan
Sister Joseph: Sheila Grant
FrJohn: Denyshawthorn!
Immigration officer: Peter Whitman
Elspeth: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Palmer: Carole Boyd
Nurse Rhodes: Helm Hortolf
Nurse Robinson: Nicolette McKenzle
Franklyn: Andrew Branch
Lance: Tim Dentinck
The Judge: Alan Tilvern
Health Dept Official: Rod Beacham
O'Rorke: Harry Towb
Drunken spoonplayer: John Bull

: News

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: Talking about Antiques

Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talfcfnp about Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

Where the Dee Meets the Sea
As the Arctic food supplies become locked in the winter ice, huge numbers of wading birds come south to feed on our estuaries. On this Radio Nature Trail you can find out what has arrived in the mouth of the River Dee. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated; Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Everybody's Songs

In 13 programmes Marghanita Laski presents some of our national songs that were already popularbeforeVictoriabecame Queen and are still loved and sung today. 1: National Girls
Producer HELEN FRY
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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Producer
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
A Down Your Way calendar for 1980 is available from bookshops, or from [address removed], £2.15 including p and p
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Sarah Pitt.

: News

: Barriers

Whichever way you turn this curse of class difference confronts you like a wall of stone
When George Orwell wrote about Britain in the 1930s he saw the class system as an impediment to social progress. Half a century on, Graham Turner examines some contemporary attitudes to see where the barriers now stand and how they affect our performance in social and economic terms.
This, the first of six programmes, tries to define class and to find out why it exists.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Graham Turner

: Bookshelf

with Frank Delaney
(Repeated; Tucs 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Origins

The museum service at St Albans, Hertfordshire, is at the centre of excavations that are exploring the secular and ecclesiastical life of this important Roman city. Malcolm Bill ings investigates. Series producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Bill

: Music to Remember

8.26* Beethoven Symphony No 8, in F, Op 93 BBC Manchester


Contralto: Bernadette Greevt
Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Janos Forst

: News

: Miracle at Tubbernanog

by FREDERICK MULLALLY dramatised for radio by EDWARD MARSH , With
When there's a scheme to paint a giant Ulsterman black, to dress him in a shamrock-spangled jock strap and flog him to an Italian millionaire as Ireland's first native-born negro wrestler, then everyone knows that Fixer O'Toole is back in Tubbernanog.
Musical director JOHN ANDERSON
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Frederick Mullally
Unknown: Edward Marsh
Director: John Anderson
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Paudeen: Sean Barrett
The Fixer O'Toole: T P McKenna
Lynch: Michael Golden
Keegan: Allan McClelland
Murphy: Kevin McHugh
Garda McNamara/Emilio Bertorelli: Joe McPartland
McLaughlin, 'The Terror ': Mark Mulholland
Maeve Mulcahy: Marcella O'Riordan
Post boy/Colleen: Kate McClay
Colleens and Floozies: Maureen Dow
Colleens and Floozies: Aing Eal Grehan

: Weather

: News

: America, America

A dramatic poem for radio by JILL HAAS
Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door. with Katherine Iddon
Margaret Robertson , Nigel Anthony , David March Blain Fairman and Alan Tilvern
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Jill Haas
Unknown: Katherine Iddon
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Blain Fairman
Unknown: Alan Tilvern
Directed By: Graham Gauld

: The Way of the Mystic

Mysticism means ' that which is mysterious, sacredly obscure, secret
In ten programmes Colin Semper explores the thinking of those who have had a special knowledge of the divine.
1: The Lady Julian of Norwich
' If we pray, not realising that God is already at work, we become despondent and sceptical. And if we see him at work and yet do not pray. we do less than we ought.' Written by PENELOPE WALLACE


Unknown: Colin Semper
Written By: Penelope Wallace
Producer: Crispian Hollis

: The Magic of Music

John Amis investigates one of his favourite pieces - Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. Producer


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Patrick Lambert

: 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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