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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samaj hiye: for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
A reflection for the fifth Sunday after Easter by THE REV NEIL HEAVISIDES (John 16, vv 12-24) long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samaj

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad. Presenter Michael Cooke Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester long wave only


Presenter: Michael Cooke
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

DAVID WILKIE appeals on behalf of Paradise House, a training college where mentally - handicapped young people receive further education and are taught crafts and social skills. ,
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: David Wilkie

: News

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: Sunday Papers

long wave only

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
long wave only


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

More especially for blind people, from the Baptist Church, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex Conducted by THE REV GEORGE MARLAM
Preacher ERNEST MATTHEWS Readings: St John 9, vv 1-23 and vv 24-41 (RSV)
Hymns (Baptist hb): Immortal, invisible, God only wise (61); 0 love that wilt not let me go (20); What a friend we have in Jesus (343); Lord, I was blind, I could not see (445) Solo: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (A. piper) Organist ALAN PIPER long wave only


Unknown: George Marlam
Unknown: Preacher Ernest Matthews
Organist: Alan Piper

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Producer: William 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.

: It Makes Me Laugh

John Wells invites you to share his enjoyment in recalling the words, music and people that have tickled his sense of humour.
Special guest otto ACKROYD Producer SIMON ELMES


Unknown: John Wells
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Food Programme

Presenter Derek Cooper Editor DENNIS LOWER
HELP! page 14
12.55 Weather; programme news


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Editor: Dennis Lower

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Feedback

Presented by Tom Vernon Producer JENNY DE YONG
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites GEOFFREY SMITH , BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am) long wave only
(Professor Alan Gcmmell chairs Mastermind of Gardening, Fri 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Professor Alan Gcmmell

: Afternoon Theatre

A Very Nuclear Family by JENNIFER PHILLIPS
For a newly-married couple still living in her parents' home, an obsession with wedding presents in a consumer society is normal enough. But the fact that Joe poisons a rabbit, Jill threatens to kill herself and Nora is over-fond of her son-in-law, suggests that beneath the good humour and chat over the morning papers, someone hides a very private sort of weapon for destruction. Directed by liane AUKIN
(Prunella Scales is in ' Make and Break at the Haymarket Theatre, London): long wave only


Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Nora: Prunella Scales
Harry: James Warwick
Jill: Glynis Brooks
Joe: Rod Beacham

: A Certain Style

Alan Coren suggests ways to travel in style.
: long wave only


Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Nick Hughes

: News

long wave only

: Round Britain Quiz

London v West of England (Round 1)
London: Anthony Qulnton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John S. Mays West of England:
Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Lord Foot and Jessica Mann
Question researcher
Series producer TREVOR HILL. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Qulnton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John S. Mays
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Jessica Mann
Unknown: Christopher Hayton

: The Living World

Island in the Sun (2)
Away from the holiday beaches of Majorca, there is another world of woods, sheer limestone cliffs, and rocky crags supporting a variety of colourful plants, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer paddy O'KEEFFE long wave only

: Down Your Way

Horse racing, watercress and clog dancing underline the diversity of Down Your Way when Brian Johnston visits Wantage, a small market town in OXFORDSHIRE. 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

: The Restless Years

Themes from the 70s 4: Pacific Overtures
' President Nixon opened the door to China. Japan walked in. The Carter administration saw as its choice: to remain on the outside or join Japan in a constructive relationship on the mainland of Asia.'
That is the verdict of MICHEL OKSENBERG , China specialist on the us National Security Council.
John Tusa charts the far-reaching changes in the Far East during the 70s - including the Nixon visit to Peking, the death of Chairman Mao, the growth of Japanese economic power, and the new Japan-China axis.
Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Michel Oksenberg
Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: William Horsley

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine about books Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Tues 4.10 pm)


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

Janet Suzman presents a personal view of As You Like It. Producer


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Judith Bumpus.

: Music to Remember

ORCHESTRA leader DENNISSIMONS conducted by GEORGE HURST Mozart Symphony No 33, in B flat major (K 319)
Schubert Entr'acte in B flat major (Rosamunde)
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1, in G minor
BBC Manchester


Conducted By: George Hurst

: News

: Through My Window

Today's window-gazer is Marghanita Laski who takes a historical look over one of the ' lungs of London', Hampstead Heath. BBC Bristol

: Inside Parliament

Westminster's committees at work - extracts and discussions presented by Noel Lewis


Presented By: Noel Lewis
Producer: Chris Hughes

: Weather

: News

: The British Seafarer

A history in 26 parts in the words of those who have made the history
5: Charts, Sea-Clocks and Stars
Navigation is vital: without it rocks, shoals and the vastness of the open sea quickly become lethal. It depends on an odd partnership between the scientist in his study and the sailor on the poop - wet, cold, tired and not too keen on arithmetic anyhow.
ALAN STIMSON ,Curator of Navigation, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radio-phonic Workshop
Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON , in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum


Readers: Nigel Lambert.
Readers: Malcolm Terris
Readers: Gordon Gostelow
Readers: Robert Lang
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Leonard Maguire
Unknown: Alan Stimson
Unknown: Dick Mills
Unknown: Michael Mason

: Craftsman's Art and Music's Measure

H. Colin Davis visits churches of historical or architectural interest which have special links with English composers. 4: St Michael 's, Cornhill with the music of Harold Darke and William Boyce. Producer HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: H. Colin Davis
Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Harold Darke
Unknown: William Boyce.
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: Stop the Week Again

with Robert Robinson
followed by an interlude


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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