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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 from 7.30
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV NICHOLAS KING , SJ, reflects on the parable of the Wicked Husbandman: Matthew 20, w 1-16
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Nicholas King

: 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

ESTHER RANTZEN appeals on behalf of the National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital which provides information and advice to parents and play-schemes, and transport and equipment for mothers' units in hospitals.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
Book, Alistair Cooke 's America: hardback £7.50, paperback £5.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from St Pat rick's Church, Clogher, Northern Ireland
Celebrant and Preacher
The Bishop of Clougher, THE MOST REV DR JOSEPH DUFFY
Organist THOMAS CONNOLLY Readings: Jeremiah 1, vv 4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 13, vv 4-13; Luke 4, vv 21-30
Hymns: Let all who are baptised; Dona Nobis Pacem; Love is his word; You shall go out in joy BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Unknown: St Pat
Choirmaster: Dr Joseph Duffy
Choirmaster: Fr Laurence Flynn

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Directed by VANESSA WHITBURX Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburx
Producer: Williau Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer, who compiles a personal anthology to suit the season and presents highlights from the weekday programmes.

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievements of some of the world's great musicians. This week: the Austrian conductor
Herbert van Karajan


Unknown: Robin Ray
Conductor: Herbert van Karajan

: The Food Programme

Meat and drink for your Sunday lunchtime entertainment.
Derek Cooper takes the lid off food - good and bad, fun and fast - and the industry behind it. Editor DENNIS LOWER
Cookery Course 2: page 16
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 WIA 4WW
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Berkshire, where members of the Arbor-field Gardening Association put questions to
(Repeated: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only
Indoor Gardening: page 16


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

After Moscow by ARNOLD YARROW with Isabel Dean Timothy West Judy Parfitt
Dinah Sheridaa John Carson
Thelma Whiteley and Brian CarroU
Chekhov's Three Sisters set their hearts on Moscow and all it represented for love, opportunity and fulfilment.
This play takes up their story in 1917, as middle age and revolution catch up with Masha, Olga and Irina. A younger generation is ready to carry away their dreams; their old life has vanished and even romance seems very far away ...
long wave only


Unknown: Arnold Yarrow
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Judy Parfitt
Unknown: Dinah Sheridaa
Unknown: John Carson
Unknown: Thelma Whiteley
Unknown: Brian Carrou

: News

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: The Week's Antiques

A review of the antiques and fine arts market, introduced by Bruce Parker. The excitement of the auction room and the fascination of a business where goods have no fixed price intrigue many people. Are antiques today objets d'art or simply a hedge against inflation? Take an inside look at the trade with regular news reports, investigations and a look at price trends in Jeremy Cooper 's Saleroom Report.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Bruce Parker.
Unknown: Jeremy Cooper
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

A Radio Nature Trail
(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: 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.
5: The Good Old CauseProducer HELEN FRY long wave only


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Producer: Helen Fry

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire. 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

In six programmes, Graham Turner assesses the relevance of class in the 1980s.
5: A State of Mind
We all have our own opinions, attitudes and beliefs, but how are they formed and what effect do they have on our relationships with each other? How do we see ourselves? What do we aspire to and what do we expect?
Does the way we think prolong the barriers of class prejudice?, Producer
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Graham Turner
Unknown: Jane Marshall

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Origins

Saudi Arabia's Past Preserved
A modern museum seri vice is being set up in Saudi Arabia for the first time.
Malcolm Billings has the rare opportunity to observe how one of the world's wealthiest nations is planning to rescue its rich historical past from the gathering pace of 20th-century development. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: Music to Remember

BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader DENNIS SIMONS conductor RAYMOND LEPPARD Grieg Music from Sigurd Jorsalfar (Prelude and March)
8.16* Weber KonzertstUck in F minor, for piano and orchestra
8.34* Tippett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)
BBC Manchester


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Grieg Music
Unknown: Sigurd Jorsalfar
Unknown: Weber Konzertstuck

: News

: Sons and Lovers

by D. H. LAWRENCE adapted for radio in six parts by D. G. BRIDSON
3: Clara \
BBC Manchester


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Paul Morel: Peter McEnery
Clara Dawes: Billie Whitelaw
Mrs Morel: Rosemary Leach
Miriam: Rosalind Shanki
Walter Morel: Geoffrey Banks
theD H Lawrence,Narrator: .Roy Spencer
a young Edgar Leiversman.,: John Dagllsh
Miss Lim: Joan Anstey
Fanny: Nina Holloway
Baxter Dawes: Peter Ellis
Susan: Carolyn Pickles
Mrs Radford: Rosalie Williams

: Weather

: News

: Red Alert in Pakistan

Pakistan is the new front line in the global power game. With Soviet tanks on his doorstep, President Zia claims to be the best insurance against a Russian drive to the Indian Ocean, and his country wants massive aid to modernise its armed forces. How should the West respond. Steve Bradshaw reports from Pakistan.
(Full details: Mon 11.5)


Unknown: Steve Bradshaw

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: The Magic of Music

Christopher Hogwood explores one of his favours ite pieces -
Handel's Water Music gramophone records


Unknown: Christopher Hogwood

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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