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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God long wave only
7.55 Weather long wave only


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: News

long wave only

: Sunday Papers

long wave only

: Sunday

Religious news with MICHAEL COOK long wave only


Unknown: Michael Cook

: Week's Good Cause

Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque to: Sir Neil Cameron, Polish Air Force Association in Great Britain, [address removed]
long wave only
8.55 Weather and programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Sir Neil Cameron

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Aberfeldy Parish Church, Perthshire

: The Archers

Omnibus edition

: Weekend

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer , who talks to playwright Pam Gems and presents some highlights from Woman's Hour.


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Pam Gems

: The Lord of the Rings: 16

by J.R.R. Tolkien


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

: Pot Luck

Listeners' questions on food and drink
12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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

: Afternoon Theatre

Adventure Story
The eighth in a series of plays by TERENCE RATTIGAN Alexander, the young King of Macedon. sets out on the apparently impossible task of conquering the vast Persian Empire.


Unknown: Terence Rattigan

: News

long wave only

: Round Europe Quiz - 1981

Round One
Spain v England long wave only

: The Living World

(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

: Feedback

with Margaret Percy
long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Llangollen in Clwyd. The town, once a centre for slate quarrying, is famous for its annual International Musical
Eisteddfod. The town is surrounded by spectacular scenery and is an important centre for tourists.
long wave only
5.51 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: It Makes Me Laugh

Gryff Rhys Jones invites you to share his enjoyment in recalling the words, music and people that have tickled his sense of humour.


Unknown: Gryff Rhys Jones

: Borderlands

1: Finland: In Search of Character

: No Minister

2: The Civil Service is too Big
Hugo Young investigates the popular charge that the Civil Service is too big, with, among others, the man sent in by Mrs Thatcher to scrutinise efficiency in Whitehall, Sir Derek Rayner , and acting civil servants at all levels.


Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Sir Derek Rayner

: News

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: Who Governs France?

The second round of the elections for the French Assembly. Will the Socialists now get a majority in the French Assembly, and what will be the effect of the result on France and the rest of the world?
Presenter Stephen Jessel


Presenter: Stephen Jessel

: Music to Remember

Israel Piano Quartet
Faure Piano Quartet No 2 in G minor, Op 45
(First broadcast 1968)

: News

: A Dance to the Music of Time

A dramatisation in six parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM of The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art and The Military Philosophers, books seven, eight and nine of Anthony Powell 's sequence of 12 novels.
The brilliant, yet turbulent, 1930s have drawn to a close. For
Nicholas Jenkins another stage of life has passed, finally, irrevocably. His world of seedy-smart Bohemianism and aristocratic high-life dissolves. The rules and discipline of war now prevail.
2: The Valley of Bones


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Anthony Powell
Nicholas Jenkins: Noel Johnson
younger Nicholas: Gareth Johnson
Captain Gwatkin: Richard Gold-Parry

: Weather

: News

: The British Seafarer

A history in 26 parts in the words of those who have made the history.
26: Offshore and Undersea The land has been transformed by man; the sea remains unchanged. Despite the technological revolutions, seafaring remains unchanged too in many ways; yet it is also opening into new dimensions undreamed of before.

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by 11. Colin Davis
9: Thomas Cranmer


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Thomas Cranmer

: Who Governs France?

continued coverage of the second round of the election to the French Assembly

: 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.

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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.

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