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: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Scotland


Producer: Allan Wright

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 22
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Introduced by Tony Lewis Featuring the Boat Race - a profile of John Snagge. who has his 50th BBC commentary this afternoon On OXFORD V CAM
Plus the rest of the up-to-date news at home and abroad. A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: John Snagge.

: Excuses, Excuses

in which John Ston borough looks back at some of the responses offered to the Checkpoint and Action Desk team over the past year.


Unknown: John Ston
Producer: John Edwards

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barry Norman , intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas and advice on ways and means of spending your leisure hours.
A stamp collection can be a half-million-pound investment - is there still scope for the amateur?
Dulcie Gray enthuses on butterflies.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Tom Vernon reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Robert Carvel


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 30; There is a green hill far away (BBC HB 92); Psalm 22; John 19, vv 31-42 (AV); When I survey (BBC HB 97) long wave only
Prayer book, New Every Morning, £1.75, from bookshops

: Canterbury Pilgrimage

Peter Taylor and David Paterson , two clergymen from very different traditions, went on a pilgrimage from London to Canterbury and back. As they journeyed between the busy secular world of the capital city and the quiet holiness of the Cathedral Church of Christ, their conversation was recorded.
Each day leading up to Easter, they have heard an extract from that pilgrimage and have related it to their understanding of Holy Week. 6: The Way of Hope Producer CHRIS REES long wave only


Unknown: Peter Taylor
Unknown: David Paterson
Producer: Chris Rees

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
(Revised repeat of Good Friday's broadcast at 7.20) long wave only until 11.20


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, there is growing concern about the security of the Persian Gulf. Strategically placed is the Sultanate of Oman, which enjoys traditionally close links with Britain.
John Osman has been there to talk to the Sultan himself.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER


Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: News

: pmMoneyBox

Presenter Louise Botting A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Easter Monday at 10.5 am)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to
Joan Bakewell , Alan Coren Richard Ingrams and Jonathan King
Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Easter Monday 10.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Produced By: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

Esther Rantzen
The Rt Hon Roy Hatters ley, MP
Lord George-Brown Geoffrey Johnson Smith , MP
Chairman David Jacobs from Bognor Regis , Sussex
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Roy Hatters
Unknown: Lord George-Brown Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Bognor Regis

: News

: Wildlife

Unusual animal behaviour, the wildlife sound competition and listcners' news and views. Intro-, duced by Derek Jones


Duced By: Derek Jones

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Philbert's Underworld by MALCOLM QUANTRILL
Looking back on a selfish life and failed relationships with wife and mistress, Philbert discovers, as the years close in on him, that a man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.
Electronic music by MALCOLM CLARKE of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Directed by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Malcolm Quantrill
Music By: Malcolm Clarke
Directed By: John Cardy
Jack Philbert: Harold Innocent
Club waitress: Suzanne Delaney
The Rev Peter Moss: Adrian Egan
Janet: Jill Raymond
Rachel: Jenny Twigge
Charlotte: Maxine Audley

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Peasi

: News

: Changing Places

The third of four programmes in which Robert Foxcroft , an Anglican priest, looks at the ways we mark moments of transition in life. from birth to death. He asks whether, with the decline of religious commitment. our modern society feels deprived at those points in life. those ' changing places '. 3: Marriage


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft
Producer: Suzan Davies

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems compiled and presented by Dannie Abse. Readers David Brierley and Brian Carroll


Readers: Dannie Abse.
Readers: David Brierley
Readers: Brian Carroll

: Choirs of Wales

Introduced by Tony Lewis , featuring choral music in Wales. This week. the Cwmbran Baroque Choir from Gwent in South Wales, under their conductor Alan Moore.
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm)


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Alan Moore.
Unknown: Elaine Williams
Producer: Dewi T. Smith

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
(Hear The Jason Explana tion: Thurs 12.27 pm)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Jason Explana

: News

: Desert Island Discs: Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth

Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth, of the Salvation Army
(Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)


Castaway: Catherine Bramwell-Booth
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer Michael EMBER
(Repeated: Easter Day at
11.15 pm)


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record: the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Amelia - 18 years old, a romantic, innocent, even a little smug. having always been a perfect Victorian child. But her marriage to Hubert turns her into something she would never have dreamed she could be
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Valerie Barker
Directed By: Brian Miller
Amelia: Deborah Paige
Hubert: Colin Baker
Brandon: Gabriel Woolf
Nanny/Florrie: Lolly Cockerxll
' Vicky: Clare Travers-Deacon
Papa/Albert: Godfrey Kenton
Mama: Eva Stuabt
Vicar/Carter/Sam: Christopher Scott
Rose: Hilary Newcombi
Doctor: Pavel Douglas
Melinda/Elsie: Petra Markhah
Matthew/Anne: Petra Leah

: Weather

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Encore with Sheridan Morley Editor ROSEMARY HART
Sheridan's Films: page 15


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by MICHAEL SIIOESMITH BBC Birmingham

: Garish Lights

The Farewell Reading
Tour of Charles Dickens by RAYMOND FITZSIMONS
Narrated by Michael Williams


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Raymond Fitzsimons
Unknown: Michael Williams
Charles Dickens: Roy Dotrice
George Dolby: Joss Ackland
Edmund Yates: Andrew Sachs
Charley Dickens: David Timson

: 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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