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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhive: for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
DOM ROBERT GIBBONS With a reflection for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Luke15, vv 1-10) long wave only
7.55 Weather: programme news: long ware only

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

DIANA AND BARRY NORMAN appeal on behalf of the Langley House Trust which, in its 12 houses, provides a home. friendship and a fresh start in life to homeless ex-offenders.
Donations to: [address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
8.59 Continental Travel Information long wave only


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Diana Nor

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
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Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Peter 's Church, Nottingham, conducted by the Rector, THE REV
Hymns (BBC hb): My God, how wonderful thou art (12); When all thy mercies (22); Dear Master (319); God is love (7)
Lessons: Isaiah 40, vv 3-11; Luke 4, vv 16-20
Psalm 150 (Stanford)
Te Deum (Ireland in F)
Organists KENDRICK PART-INGTON and LESLIE JENKINS BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Malcolm C. Goldsmith
Unknown: Leslie Jenkins

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

June Knox-Mawer meets husband and wife - Gavin Lyall. thriller writer, and Katharine Whitehorn , journalist; and presents weekday programme highlights


Unknown: Gavin Lyall.
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn

: It Makes Me Laugh

Clement Freud recalls the words, music and people that have tickled his sense of humour. Producer BRIAN COOK


Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Brian Cook

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper looks forward to summer pleasures, and surveys the current state of things discussed in past programmes.
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: Feedback

Presented by Tom Vernon Producer JENNY DE YONG
Comments, questions or suggestions to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am) long wave only

: Afternoon Theatre

Now and at the Hour of Our Birth by BRUCE STEWART with Lee Montague Helen Horton Robert Beatty Ed Bishop
Paul Maxwell
Was Jim Jones , the leader of the Peoples Temple (whose members committed mass suicide in Guyana in 1978) insane? If he was. then the madness did not manifest itself so much in the new social order he intended to create, but in the methods he used to bring it about - the methods of a paranoid whose mind was under the constant influence of drugs. Directed by MARTIN JENKINS long wave only


Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Unknown: Lee Montague
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Paul Maxwell
Unknown: Was Jim Jones
Directed By: Martin Jenkins

: News

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: Round Britain Quiz

London v N Ireland
(Details: Tues 10.30 pm) long wave only

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Down Your Way

Ryde, Isle of Wight
(Details: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long trare only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: The Restless Years

Themes from the 70s. The last of ten programmes
10: Change in the Laager Southern Africa remains one of the flashpoints of the 1980s. The independence of Zimbabwe and the withdrawal of the Portuguese has meant the ending of white rule everywhere except South Africa and Namibia. As a result the government of South Africa has been forced to rethink some of its most sacred apartheid policies and embark on reforms that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. Stanley Uys has been looking at whether Prime Minister Botha can succeed in reaching a peaceful settlement in his country. Can he win the race against time? Producer RACHEL ATTWELL (Revised repeat)


Producer: Rachel Attwell

: Bookshelf

Dame Daphne du Maurier (Details: Tues 4.10 pm)

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

Anthony Quayle presents a personal view of Henry IV. Part II
Producer ALAN WILDING (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Music to Remember

Mozart Symphony No 29. in A major (K 201)
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor BBC Scotland


Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conducted By: Antoni Ros-Marba
Piano: Michel D'Alberto

: News

: Askey's Hall of Fame

Arthur Askey recalls some of the stars of a few years ago.
Today: Robb Wilton


Unknown: Robb Wilton
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Inside Parliament

with David Coss


Unknown: David Coss
Producer: Peter Robins

: Weather

: News

: The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes

Written and presented by Michael Hardwick
Sherlock Holmes dies at Reichenbach Falls - the news sent the British nation into mourning. City gents went about wearing black arm bands. A campaign was launched to bring the famous detective back. How could this fictitious character move a staid, unemotional race to such passion? And what sort of man created him?
This programme, to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's death, attempts to answer these questions.


Writer/Presenter: Michael Hardwick
Director: Peter King
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Frank Finlay
Sherlock Holmes: Denys Hawthorne
Dr Watson: Gordon Reid
Louise Conan Doyle: Eve Karpf
Dr Joseph Bell: John Bott
Ceorge Edalji: Babar Bhatti
Admiral Domville: Alexander John

: People of Power

The themes of loyalty and Christian faith explored in a series of 11 programmes, devised and narrated by William Drummond. Readers PETER BALDWIN and DAVID STRONG 3: Henry VIII and Thomas Wolsey


Readers: William Drummond.
Readers: Peter Baldwin
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: Stop the Week Again

followed by an interlude

: 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.

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