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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
FR ALBAN MCCOY , OFM CONV, long wave only
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Fr Alban McCoy

: News

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: Sunday Papers

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: Sunday

A look at religious news. Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY long wave only


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: Week's Good Cause

JEAN CHALLIS appeals on behalf of the Leukaemia Research Fund which finances research and patient support programmes nationwide. Promising work on leukaemia and related blood diseases is in hand. Please help.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque to: [address removed] long wave only
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Jean Challis
Unknown: Ormond Street

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The last of five broadcasts during Lent on the theme of The Fruit of the Spirit 5: Love
From Grimsby Baptist Church, South
Humberside, conducted by the Minister,
Readings: Song of Songs 2. vv 8-13 (GNB)
I Corinthians 13, vv 4-8 (RSV)
Mark 10, vv 13-16, 32-34 (GNB)
Mark 15, vv 25-32a (GNB) Romans 12, vv 9-12 (GNB) Hymns: For all the love that from our earliest days (Sine Nomine);
Loving shepherd of Thy sheep (Buckland); I know not why God's wondrous grace (I know whom I have believed); Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern)
Organist MARY ROBINSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Hobbs
Organist: Mary Robinson

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by ANTON GILL Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Anton Gill
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Mike Phillips meets former athletes Alan and Della Pascoe at their Sunbury home: and presents highlights from Woman's Hour.


Unknown: Mike Phillips
Unknown: Della Pascoe

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring
Ian Holm as Frodo and Robert Stephens as Aragorn
5: The Knife in the Dark ' You may escape from Bree, and be allowed to go forward while the Sun is up; but you won't go far. They will come on you in the wild, in some dark place where there is no help. Do you wish them to find you? They are terrible! The hobbits looked at Strider, and saw with surprise that his face was drawn as if with pain, and his hands clenched the arms of his chair.
The room was very quiet and still, and the light seemed to have grown dim.' with William Nighy as Sam Richard O'Callaghan as Merry
John McAndrew as Pippin James Grout as Butterbur and Gerard Murphy as the Narrator
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(p and p inel) from [address removed] (POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: William Nighy
Unknown: Sam Richard O'Callaghan
Unknown: John McAndrew
Unknown: Pippin James Grout
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
Adapted By: Brian Sibley
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Lord of the Nazgul: Philip Voss
Glorfindel: John Webb
NOb: Haydn Wood
Nazgul: Sean Arnold
Nazgul: John Church
Nazgul: Graham Faulkner
Nazgul: Christopher Scott
Nazgul: Michael Spice

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper explores the world of food and drink. Producer joy HATWOOD
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

The Old Jest by JENNIFER JOHNSTON dramatised for radio by DENYS HAWTHORNE with Marcella O'Riordan Pauline Delany and Norman Rodway ' 15 August 1920: a momentous day.
Momentous. It is my 18th birthday.'
Nancy Gulliver 's life in a genteel Dublin suburb is seemingly untouched by the violence of Ireland in 1920. But a chance meeting with a stranger rapidly initiates her into those bloody and truly momentous changes.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Jennifer Johnston
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Marcella O'Riordan
Unknown: Pauline Delany
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Nancy Gulliver
Directed By: Robert Cooper

: News

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: Rust in Peace

The last high-grade hematite iron ore mine in Europe was closed by the British Steel Corporation last year. So ended 150 years of large-scale iron ore mining in Cumberland and Furness. It had first created phenomenal economic growth and later chronic unemployment which amongst the miners rose as high as 60 per cent. With the help of WINNIE CAMPBELL of Cleator Moor, NORMAN NICHOLSON , the Millom poet, the miners themselves and the songs Of MIKE LYDDYARD , the end of an industrial era is marked. Introduced and produced by Nigel Holmes
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Carlisle) long wave only


Unknown: Winnie Campbell
Unknown: Norman Nicholson
Unknown: Mike Lyddyard
Produced By: Nigel Holmes

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: Feedback

with Tom Vernon
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Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Down Your Way

visits Wetherby in West Yorkshire, remembered by many as a ' bottleneck ' on the Great North Road. Now the Al bypasses this still bustling market-town and Brian Johnston goes to the race-course and meets many of the fascinating people who live and work in the area.
Producer SARAH pitt BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
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Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

: Past Impressions

Robert Hardy presents a series of six pictorial journeys through history, bringing together period songs and writings to create a kaleidoscope of British life as once it was lived.
5: Painting the Town
Glimpses of the ways in which the British have contrived to revel the night away down the centuries. Recalled by OLIVE GREGG , HARRY LANDIS and WILLIAM ROBERTS with SHEILA MATHEWS , CHARLES WEST, CHARLES YOUNG AND HIS SINGERS AND MUSICIANS Compiled by GERALD FROW Producer JOHN DYAS (Charles West is in ' Annie ' at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Recalled By: Olive Gregg
Recalled By: Harry Landis
Recalled By: William Roberts
Unknown: Sheila Mathews
Producer: John Dyas
Producer: Charles West

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Mrs Earle's Surrey Garden

In 1897, established with her family at
1 Woodlands ' in Cobham,
Mrs C. W. Earle published the first part of her immensely popular trilogy, Potpourri from a Surrey Garden.
Aristocrat by birth, poor man's wife by vocation, she gave her readers an inimitable hotch-potch of advice on every aspect of the Good Life.
Anne Jones presents a portrait of the lady, with extracts from her books and memoirs read by CELIA JOHNSON.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mrs C. W. Earle
Unknown: Anne Jones
Read By: Celia Johnson.

: The Second Table

The Archbishop of York The Most Rev Dr Stuart Blanch , gives a series of six lectures for Lent on what is sometimes called The Second Table of the Ten Commandments. 5: False Witness
Questions for discussion in groups or for consideration by the individual listener: (1) Under what circumstances would you consider an untruth justified?
(2) What is the essential difference between information and propaganda?
(3) What does it mean to you when Jesus says ' I am the truth '? Introduced by Colin Semper


Unknown: Dr Stuart Blanch
Introduced By: Colin Semper

: Music to Remember

Brahms Sonata in F major, Op 99
(First broadcast on R3)


Piano: Maria De La Pau

: News

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about books.
(Repeated: Thurs 4.15 pm)


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: In Britain Now

The BBC's Home
Correspondents and reporters examine current topics and aspects of national life. Presenter
Angus McDermid


Presenter: Angus McDermid

: Weather

: News

: Columbia - Go for Lift Off

On the launch pad at
Cape Canaveral, America's first manned spacecraft for six years is pointing towards the heavens.
Nearly three years late and 60 per cent over budget, this first reusable space vehicle - which takes off like a rocket and lands like a plane - has been plagued with problems. Scientists at NASA say these have now been solved and that the launch of Columbia is about to herald a new era of commuting into space, bringing huge benefits to mankind. The BBC's Science
James Wilkinson , reports from America on the Shuttle - talks to its supporters. critics, the engineers and astronauts, as they prepare for launch.


Unknown: James Wilkinson
Producer: John Williams

: Before the Ending of the Day

The late evening Office of Compline

: Inside Parliament

Presented by Rodney Foster Producer


Presented By: Rodney Foster

: 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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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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