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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Char Samajhiye 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 call of the first disciples: John 1. vv 35-51 long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: God Fr Victor

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Michael Cooke Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presenter: Michael Cooke
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

IAN CARMICHAEL appeals on behalf of the Sailors' Children's Society. which since 1821 has cared for the children of seafarers in need in residential homes and by providing financial assistance to families.
Donations to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Ian Car

: News

: Sunday Papers

(Bioadcast at 8.10 am)

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from The Church of St James the Greater, Leicester, conducted by THE REV DEREK HOLE Preacher
Hymns (A and M Rev): 0 worship the Lord (77); Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (220); Ye holy angels bright (371)
Lessons; Jeremiah 33, vv 6-9a; Ephesians 4, vv 1-6 Director of Music TIMOTHY LEES
Assistant organist DEREK BARNES
BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: St James
Organist: Derek Barnes

: 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 Timothy West and Prunella Scales, celebrated actors and married partners, at their London home; and presents highlights from the weekday programmes.


Presenter: June Knox-Mawer
Guest: Timothy West
Guest: Prunella Scales

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievements of some of the world's great musicians. Today: the Spanish cellist, Pablo Casals


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Pablo Casals

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper takes the lid off food - good and bad, fun and fast - and the industry behind it. Editor DENNIS LOWER
Cookery Course 2: p 23
HELP! page 11
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Feedback

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


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Surrey, where members of the Horley Gar deners' Association put questions to FRED LOADS BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL
Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Repeatea: Wed 10.5 am) long wave nly
Indoor Gardening: p 23


Unknown: Horley Gar
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

Engaged: an entirely original farcical comedy by W. S. GILBERT with Simon Cadell Sarah Badel
David McAlister Liza Flanagan and Anthony Newlands
Gilbert goes with Sullivan like bacon with eggs, yet here is not an opera but a play .by the famous librettist - an entertainment sans Sullivan in fact.
First performed at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1877, Engaged is about money and the sort of eligible young ladies and gentlemen who fell in love with, and schemed to marry the stuff, back in the passionate days of hansom cabs.
Incidental music composed and played by ROBERT DOCKER
Adapted and directed by JOHN CARDY


Comedy By: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: David McAlister
Unknown: Liza Flanagan
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Played By: Robert Docker
Directed By: John Cardy

: News

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: Talking about Antiques

Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss listeners' questions With HUGH SCULLY. Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

The Salmon of Tanar
Driven bv an instinctive urge to reach their spawning redds in the fast-flowing streams of the Scottish Highlands, salmon battle through rapids and waterfalls on their long journey from the sea.
Freshwater biologists, Niall Campbell and Mark Young visit the Tanar burn, a tributary of the Dee, and discover the salmon's destination.
Presented by Chris Lowell Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
(Revised version of a programme first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland) BBC Bristol


Unknown: Niall Campbell
Unknown: Mark Young
Presented By: Chris Lowell
Producer: Michael Bright

: Everybody's Songs

In a series of 13 programmes Marghanita Laski presents some of our national songs that were already popular before Victoria became Queen and are still loved and sung today.
3: Jolly Sailor-boys Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Marghanita Laski

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Conway, Gwynedd Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: Barriers

Graham Turner continues his investigation of class and its relevance to Britain in the 1980s.
3: Blue Collar and Old School Tie
Work has traditionally been the battleground of class - the workers and the bosses, them and us. Since the war, Britain's industrial landscape has been changed by the increased influence of the unions, new patterns of employment, and better material living standards. Is class, then, still a force to be reckoned with? Or is it an excuse for conflict?
Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Graham Turner

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney on books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics. Producer SIMON ELMES
(Repeated: Tues 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Origins

A Future for
London's Past
The last opportunity to discover the early history of London was nearly lost, six years ago, by the vast scale of redevelopment in the City. The Museum of London set up a department of Urban Archaeology to rescue what remained of London's past.
Malcolm Billings reports on what has been achieved and what remains to be done.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: Music to Remember

Mussorgsky Prelude: Khovanshchina
8.8* Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
8.31* Wolf Symphonic Poem: Penthesilea BBC Manchester


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Jan Krenz

: News

: Sons and Lovers

by D. H. LAWRENCE adapted for radio in six parts by D. G. BRIDSON
The story, largely auto-biographical, is set just prior to the 1914-18 War. The radio adaptation begins part way through the novel when Paul is a boy of 13. 1: The Morels
Theme music composed by JACK TROMBEY
This production emphasises once more the range and quality of radio acting. (THE GUARDIAN) Directed by TREVOR HILL
9.58 Weather


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Composed By: Jack Trombey
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Gertrude Morel: Rosemary Leach
Paul: Peter McEnery
Walter Morel: Geoffrey Banks
theD H Lawrence,Narrator: Roy Spencer
Mr Heaton. the Congregational Minister: Mark Sheridan
Paul, as a boy: Simon McEnery
William Morel, his elder brother: Andrew Jackson
Arthur, the youngest brother: Kevin Ryan
Mr Jordan of ' Jordan and Sons: James Tomlinson
Lily Western: Rowena Roberts
Mrs Leivers of Willey Farm: Freda Jeffries
Miriam, as a girl: Judith Bowman
Edgar, as a youth: Timothy Norris
A pit lad: Gary Carp
A girl: Beverley Slater
Telegraph boy: Richard Drabble

: News

: Billy's Back!

Forty-three years ago Billy Graham was selling brushes on doorsteps; last year, as the world's most famous Christian evangelist, he preached to an audience of a million people at a single meeting in South Korea. Now aged 61, he arrives in Britain this week to preach his message to undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge.
BILLY GRAHAM talks tO Gerald Priestland about his life and his beliefs. Producers CHRIS REES and REG KENNEDY


Unknown: Billy Graham
Talks: Billy Graham
Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Producers: Chris Rees
Producers: Reg Kennedy

: The Way of the Mystic

Mysticism means 'that which is mysterious, sacredly obscure. secret Colin Semper explores the thinking of those who have had a special knowledge of the divine. 3: St Teresa of Avila
' If you wish to progress a long way on the mystical road and ascend to the mansions of your desire, the important thing is not to think much but to love much; do, then, what most arouses you to love.'


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

: The Magic of Music

Edward Greenfield explores Walton's Violin Concerto, records


Unknown: Edward Greenfield

: 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.

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