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: Morning Has Broken

including at
6.25 Shipping forecast
6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
For Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God THE REV GUY GOODALL with a reflection for the Fourth Ordinary Sunday of the Year
(Matthew 5, vv 1-12)
7.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad.
Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY


Presenter: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

Bill MORTON makes an appeal on behalf of the Bridge House Home
School Trust, a school which caters for mentally-handicapped children.
Donations. preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Bill Morton , Bridge House Home School Trust, [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Bill Morton

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Quorn Parish Church with Quorn Methodist Church, Leicestershire conducted by the Vicar, THE REV PATRICK REVELL and the Methodist Minister,
THE REV DOUGLAS A. BREWER Hymns (AMR): Let all the world (375); A charge to keep I have (328); Life and light and joy are found (MIIB 416); Christ is made the sure foundation (620)
Readings: St Luke 2. vv 22-35. 39-40; Galatians 3, vv 26-29 and 4, vv 4-7 Organist JEAN MUSKER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Patrick Revell

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer who visits Marjorie Proops and her husband,
Sidney, at their home in South London: and presents some highlights from the weekday programmes.


Introduced By: June Knox

: Smash of the Day

By popular request, another chance to hear some of the most successful comedy shows from the BBC Light
Entertainment Radio Department.
Round the Horne starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick Betty Marsden Bill Pertwee Announcer
Douglas Smith
Producer JOHN SIMMONDS (First broadcast in 1965)


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Conducted By: Edwin Braden
Written By: Barry Took
Written By: Marty Feldman
Producer: John Simmonds

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper surveys the industry and its products. Producer JULIAN HALE
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Julian Hale

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Manchester where members of the Denton and District
Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society put their questions to
Geoffrey Smith , Bill Sowerbutts Professor Alan Gemmell QuestionmasterKen Ford BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Afternoon Theatre

Hard to Get by MARCELLA EVARISTI with Jessand Luke meet, marry young and part, their marriage in ruins. Ten years later, their friends Anna and Jonathan are still together in a joyless match and Jess has made it on her own ... or has she?
Directed for radio by MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland


Unknown: Marcella Evaristi
Radio By: Marilyn Ireland
Jess: Maureen Beattie
Kelly: Peter Luke
Anna: Maggie Sheviin
Jonathan: Peter Wight

: News

long wave only

: Talking About Antiques

Listeners' queries on antiques are discussed by Arthur Negus and Bernard Price
Introduced by Hugh Scully Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

A magazine edition with wildlife news from Britain and abroad.
Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
long wave only


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: Feedback

with John Morgan
long wave only


Unknown: John Morgan

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Dorchester in Dorset.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
long wave only
5.58 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Seamus Heaney presents his personal choice of poetry and prose with Barbara Jefford and J. G. Devlin
A poem, you might say, is a double room where beauty and truth or sweetness and usefulness bed down together in fugitive but for the moment secure circumstances.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: J. G. Devlin
Producer: Brian Patten

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN Citizens' Advice Bureau
Phone-in: Mon 2.0-4.1 pm, [number removed]. Ext 2531 Editor MARLENE PEASg


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

: Origins

A series of six programmes
Malcolm Billings takes us on a tour of Canterbury with Tim Tatton Brown , director of the city's Archaeological Unit, to see how the history of the city is now being revealed.
Series producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Tim Tatton Brown

: Music to Remember

Overture: The Maid of Pskov
Dvorak Symphony No 6, in D major
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Trevor Williams
Unknown: Norman Del Mar

: News

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy.
(Repeated: Thurs 4.15pm)


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Brian Cook

: Pen to Paper

A lighthearted anthology of new words and music which this week looks at a round of pleasures from parties to picnics. Introduced by Brian Thompson
Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
Submissions to; Pen to Paper, BBC, Manchester M60 7HB
9.58 Weather


Introduced By: Brian Thompson
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: News

: The Knife = in the Mind

West Germany's
Inhibited Society
Nearly 36 years after the War the Federal Republic of Germany is a model of prosperity, peace and democracy. However, West German society is not at ease. Unlike most of their European neighbours, West Germans cannot look back on an unbroken national tradition and find it difficult to face up to their past.
Douglas Stuart has been to the Federal Republic to find out why German men and women carry a ' knife in the mind ' that cuts out many of the normal reactions and feelings expressed by people in the rest of the world.


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening Office of Compline

: Inside Parliament

Westminster's committees at work - extracts and discussions.
Presented by Peter Hill Producer


Presented By: Peter Hill
Unknown: Caroline Millington

: 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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